Low Carb Chicken Tenders – Meal, Salad & Snack

Low Carb Chicken Tenders

Low Carb Chicken Tenders

Recipes for low carb chicken tenders are on almost every beginner low carb website on the net.  They are amazingly simple to make, and no one would ever guess they are “diet food.”  I’m including them here only because not many of my readers spend a lot of time at low carb diet boards.  🙂

At some point, every new low carber will start craving something breaded and fried.  And even long-time low carbers sometimes miss an occasional junk food fix.

Here’s a legal solution!

Ingredients:

Fresh or frozen chicken breast strips
1 beaten egg
dry grated parmesan cheese (the kind in the plastic jar)
Oil for frying

Cut chicken breast strips into bite sized pieces.  Dip in beaten egg.  Put 1/2 cup parmesan in a bag and drop chicken pieces into bag, shaking to coat, adding more cheese as needed.

Fry chicken tenders over medium heat.  (High will burn the cheese.)  Cook just till white, moist and tender inside.  Drain on paper towels.

Chicken tenders in salad.

Chicken tenders in salad.

The cheese is pretty salty, so you might not need additional salt.  If you do, sprinkle the salt over the tenders while they are draining on the paper towels.

You can use the tenders as a main dish for a simple meal, in salads, or just as a snack.  I use spicy brown mustard with a little splenda stirred in to make a “honey mustard” dip.

The tenders are very portable and are easy to pack along for lunches or picnics.

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A New Toy Arrived Today!

The new to me Nook!

The new to me Nook!

A few days ago I was telling my friend Peggy what a pain it was to lug all the books that Ron and I take with us when we go camping.  I added, “Someday I’m going to have to break down and buy a Kindle.”

Peggy is getting ready to move and is trying to get rid of as much stuff as she can so she won’t have to pack it and take it with her.  So she said, “I’ve got a Nook that I’m no longer using.  Would you like me to mail it to you?”

I said, “YES!!!”  So today my Nook arrived!

What an awesome gift!

I downloaded my first apps today.  I feel so COOL!  :D

I downloaded my first apps today. I feel so COOL! 😀

As soon as I opened the package, I had to email her and ask her how to make it work.  The power would turn on, but it wouldn’t DO anything!  She wrote back telling me how to unlock it by swiping over the little lock icon….  and then I was on my way!

She sent me two books to see if she had formatted them correctly and if I could load them on the Nook… and it worked!

I am ecstatic!

The book I just started!  :)

The book I just started! 🙂

Now this would be no biggie to a lot of people, but when you consider that I am still using a flip phone, this is a giant step out of the Stone Age for me!  😀

So as soon as I finish this post, I will be burying myself in a good book for the rest of the evening.

THANK YOU, PEGGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On the low carbing front, my scale is not budging.  But the doctor prescribed replacement thyroid hormones for me, and my fasting blood sugar was 82 today!  As soon as the thyroid meds kick in, I should feel more like exercising.  And if I never lose another pound, I am REALLY making progress on the health front!

I had one commenter tell me what an awful, unhealthy diet I was on and what I should be eating.  It really fried me as she has no clue about my particular health concerns, and I got pretty defensive.  But then I decided that my results speak for themselves, and that’s all that really matters!

heartMy low carb gluten-free results so far: Normal blood glucose, normal blood pressure, fewer COPD meds and doing great, arthritis pain gone, ENERGY, allergies much less bothersome, improved mood……

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REALLY Warm Sweater! :D

Thanks to Hope for sending me this!  It is one of the very funniest pictures I have ever seen!

I had other things I had planned to blog about today, but will save them for tomorrow.  That photo is so timely as we endure yet another polar vortex freezeout!

For the low carbers who are following my blog, here’s a picture of my breakfast today — a really scrumptious omelet.  It’s also a great brunch idea.

Omelet ingredients.  I microwaved the pepperoni a few seconds before using in the omelet.

Omelet ingredients. I microwaved the pepperoni a few seconds before using in the omelet.

Almost done!

Almost done!

Superb breakfast!

Superb low carb breakfast!

 

 

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