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After my Disneyland food extravaganza, I decided to start Atkins this week.  The diet starts with a 2 week (at least) “induction” period, where the rules are pretty strict. I wasn’t super comfortable with the boundaries of the diet yet, so we used a lot of store bought Atkins bars, meals, and shakes this week and 99% of our recipes came straight from the Atkins website. Next week should be a little bit more fun with food variety, since I’m getting more comfortable with the plan, but here’s what we ate this week!

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Monday

Breakfast – Coconut-Vanilla Shake

Snack – Atkins Day Break Chocolate Hazelnut Bar

Lunch – Atkins frozen meals

Snack – Atkins Advantage Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch Bar

Dinner – Classic Brisket (which was technically a chuck roast, since I couldn’t find a cut of brisket and I left out the celery and made it in the crockpot)

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Why yes, I am eating my meat with a spoon…I didn’t have any clean forks. 😉

Tuesday

Breakfast – Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie

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Snack – Atkins Day Break Peanut Butter Fudge Crisp Bar

Lunch – leftover chuck roast

Snack – Atkins Advantage Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch Bar

Dinner – Atkins-friendly work dinner!

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Wednesday

Breakfast – Coconut-Vanilla Shake

Snack – Atkins Day Break Chocolate Hazelnut Bar

Lunch – Canadian bacon with a cream cheese/cheddar cheese/mustard/chives mixture

Snack – Atkins Advantage Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch Bar

Dinner – Pub Steak Salad

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Thursday

Breakfast – 2 scrambled eggs topped with sharp cheddar and Canadian bacon

Snack – Atkins Wild Berry Shake

Lunch – leftover Pub Steak Salad

Snack – Atkins Advantage Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch Bar

Dinner – leftover chuck roast

Friday

Breakfast – Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie

Snack – Atkins Day Break Peanut Butter Fudge Crisp Bar

Lunch – 2 chicken sausages sauteed in olive oil

Snack – Atkins Advantage Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch Bar

Dinner – Cheese & Chili Chops

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Saturday

Breakfast – 2 scrambled eggs with sharp cheddar cheese

Snack – Atkins Day Break Chocolate Hazelnut Bar

Lunch – leftover Cheese & Chili Chops

Snack – cheese stick and 1 slice of deli turkey

Dinner – Cheeseburgers (I’d made Oopsie Roll buns from Your Lighter Side for us, but we ended up cheating and eating actual buns) and Loaded Baked Potato Salad (with cauliflower), also from Your Lighter Side

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Sunday

Breakfast – string cheese and turkey kielbasa

Snack – I forgot my snack at home when I went to church  – bummer!

Lunch – Wendy’s Baconator on an Oopsie Roll bun (totally Atkins friendly.  this diet is so weird)

Snack – Atkins Advantage Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch Bar

Dinner – Grilled chicken, leftover Loaded Baked Potato Salad (with cauliflower), and a Stevia-sweetened cheesecake for dessert!

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