Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Main Lowcarb Lobby
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-21-2014, 02:51 PM   #601
Way too much time on my hands!
 
metqa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 12,746
Gallery: metqa
Stats: 147/136/125; 5'1"
WOE: PSMF/hcg Transitioning to HFLC
Start Date: joined LCF 2003: HCG/PSMF 07/2014
I think I understand what you mean by processed, but a lot of my cooked foods are still made with "processed" food, so ...

My cabbage and sausage soup is made with processed sausage, My stove and oven are broken so I'm eating deli meat and sliced cheese rolls, both of which would be considered processed. If I could cook I'd make some chicken breast and veggies and the chicken has been brined or at least water added and the veggies are chopped and frozen, so processed. So I'm screwed if I'm only supposed to eat "processed" food on occasion.

These atkins meals, by nature of how simple they are, are about the same as the type of cooking I do when I have time and means. the lack of carb servings reduces the amount of "processed" food in them greatly since pasta is processed, and potatoes have to be processed to be frozen and thawed effectively and white rice is processed ( hulled) and such. A roast and a packet of salad dressing mix, and some chopped broccoli and I have basically an atkins meal, but it would be home processed instead of "processed" so I don't see much difference except the cost and convenience.
__________________
"You have to understand zat ven a vampire forgoes . . .the b-vord, zere is a process zat ve call transference? Zey force Zemselves to desire somesing else? . . .But your friend chose . . . coffee. And now he has none." "You can find him some coffee, or . . .you can keep a vooden stake and a big knife ready. You vould be doink him a favor, believe me." Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
IBKKF 898
metqa is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 05-22-2014, 11:14 AM   #602
Big Yapper!!!!
 
MsWoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tx
Posts: 9,536
Gallery: MsWoods
Stats: 399/226.2/169
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: 06/22/09
I personally think that people should do what they need to to stay on plan. If that means the meals, so be it. The bars, so be it. Not my place to tell someone they shouldn't eat something that is processed.

I remember a few years ago a pretty heated debate got started on these boards about red dye #4,836 (joking idk which red dye it was lol) being in all the foods and people were trying to tell other people to stay away. I said, well, I've given up every dang thang that's bad for me on the larger scale (smoking, alchohol, carbs, etc...) so if I eat some red dye then so be it.
__________________
My LC Blog-Low Carbin' Made Simple
Michelle
MsWoods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2014, 07:52 AM   #603
Way too much time on my hands!
 
metqa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 12,746
Gallery: metqa
Stats: 147/136/125; 5'1"
WOE: PSMF/hcg Transitioning to HFLC
Start Date: joined LCF 2003: HCG/PSMF 07/2014
I do prefer my home cooking but I'm not a pioneer, and I can't gut my own live animals yet, and I can't afford the overpriced stuff they call "smarter" in the stores, so yeah, Ms.Woods, I'm one of those who does the best with what I've got. I'm snobby about some things and lax about others, but heck, who isn't!

But I sure wish I had some steak tips right now....
metqa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 04:09 PM   #604
Big Yapper!!!!
 
jeaniem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,674
Gallery: jeaniem
Stats: 166/148.6/?
WOE: lc
Anyone tried the new atkins breakfast sandwiches?
jeaniem is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 04:54 PM   #605
Moderator
 
Maryposa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 7,511
Gallery: Maryposa
Stats: 355/181.0/169
WOE: VSG + NK
Start Date: 1997; Recommit May 2007 @355; VSG March 2010
sandwiches? Nope, didn't know they existed! I tried the breakfast bowls and personally, thought it was ok but had to add cheese to like it.
Maryposa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 05:12 PM   #606
Major LCF Poster!
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,714
Gallery: Mistizoom
Stats: 300/208/190 initial goal
WOE: low carb
Start Date: November 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeaniem View Post
Anyone tried the new atkins breakfast sandwiches?
Just saw these on Facebook today, will probably try them if I see them but they are a bit high in total carbs for me, though they do have a lot fiber.
Mistizoom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 07:34 AM   #607
Big Yapper!!!!
 
MsWoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tx
Posts: 9,536
Gallery: MsWoods
Stats: 399/226.2/169
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: 06/22/09
Didn't know they had any. Can we talk about why the heck Atkins hasn't put out any deserts yet? You know, like microwaveable?
MsWoods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 08:24 AM   #608
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 43
Gallery: ceb65
I will definitely try these! I do try to limit processed foods and eat clean, but sometimes you just need something quick, and these may do the trick. I agree with Mswoods, I wont defend my choice to eat convenient foods such as Atkins bars, shakes or dinners on occasion.
ceb65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 02:25 AM   #609
Junior LCF Member
 
dangerkitteey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 44
Gallery: dangerkitteey
Stats: This time 216 (all time high 235)/172/140
WOE: LCHF
Start Date: 12/26/13 for my third go-round
I found the bacon egg & cheese and the sausage & egg at Walmart, but haven't tried them yet. I will report back as soon as we try them!
dangerkitteey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 07:38 PM   #610
Junior LCF Member
 
dangerkitteey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 44
Gallery: dangerkitteey
Stats: This time 216 (all time high 235)/172/140
WOE: LCHF
Start Date: 12/26/13 for my third go-round
So I had the sausage and egg this morning (added my own cheese because cheese). It was pretty good. I thought I wouldn't like the muffin part because I don't generally like flax, but it was okay.
dangerkitteey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 07:51 PM   #611
Moderator
 
Maryposa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 7,511
Gallery: Maryposa
Stats: 355/181.0/169
WOE: VSG + NK
Start Date: 1997; Recommit May 2007 @355; VSG March 2010
Thanks for the update/review... next time I go to Wal-Mart I will look for these!
Maryposa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 10:41 AM   #612
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Tater Head's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin Texas
Posts: 4,009
Gallery: Tater Head
Stats: start weight 212/200 /goal 150
WOE: Lowcarb
Not good imo, I bought both the sausage and bacon one's at wally world. I'd rate it a 5, it is made with some flaxmeal as one of the ingredients and it comes thru loud and clear, plus the inside parts aren't that good tasting either. The only thing I can say that is good is it's filling. I won't buy again.

Deb
Tater Head is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 10:42 AM   #613
Senior LCF Member
 
Chyrie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Coventry RI
Posts: 59
Gallery: Chyrie
Stats: 214/198/115
WOE: Nutritional Ketosis
Start Date: 6/14/2014
ewww I bought the swedish meatballs (keeping in mind that I have had swedish meatballs in meatballs in the past and liked them) and they were awful. I rate it a 3/10. It fails in texture and flavour.
Chyrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2014, 07:59 AM   #614
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NH
Posts: 75
Gallery: lacie
DH & I both love the crustless chicken pot pie. DH had the shrimp scampi and really liked it. I've had the chili, but it gave me heartburn and repeated on me the rest of the night. The frozen meals are convenient when we're pressed for time.
lacie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2014, 02:32 PM   #615
Moderator
 
Maryposa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 7,511
Gallery: Maryposa
Stats: 355/181.0/169
WOE: VSG + NK
Start Date: 1997; Recommit May 2007 @355; VSG March 2010
I just tried the sausage breakfast sandwich. I think it was great! Will buy again.
Maryposa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2014, 03:01 PM   #616
Major LCF Poster!
 
Kismet311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 1,996
Gallery: Kismet311
Stats: 161/131/127
WOE: TOPS/Juddd
What??? A sandwich??? I will have to look for this! I've been craving a breakfast sandwich!
Kismet311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2014, 10:18 PM   #617
Senior LCF Member
 
TheBigKahuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: NC
Posts: 287
Gallery: TheBigKahuna
Stats: 290/227/220
WOE: reduced carb
Start Date: January 2014
I haven't seen these in stores yet, but might try them.
TheBigKahuna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2014, 09:40 AM   #618
Big Yapper!!!!
 
MsWoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tx
Posts: 9,536
Gallery: MsWoods
Stats: 399/226.2/169
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: 06/22/09
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chyrie View Post
ewww I bought the swedish meatballs (keeping in mind that I have had swedish meatballs in meatballs in the past and liked them) and they were awful. I rate it a 3/10. It fails in texture and flavour.
I agree these are gross. I noticed anything made with "ground beef" has an odd flavor and I don't like them much. Pot pie is my favorite by far. I do like the orange and sesame chicken.

I'm not knocking Atkins at all, but I doubt I will try the breakfast sandwiches. That is just a lot of carbs and I think they probably taste gross with the flax meal. I much rather buy some onion rolls from the great low carb bread company and make my own.

Last edited by MsWoods; 06-23-2014 at 09:42 AM..
MsWoods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2014, 10:44 AM   #619
Major LCF Poster!
 
Kismet311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 1,996
Gallery: Kismet311
Stats: 161/131/127
WOE: TOPS/Juddd
I'm waiting for them to go on sale then I'll try the orange chicken. My stores seem to get the new items later than others.
Kismet311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2014, 11:24 AM   #620
Senior LCF Member
 
Chyrie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Coventry RI
Posts: 59
Gallery: Chyrie
Stats: 214/198/115
WOE: Nutritional Ketosis
Start Date: 6/14/2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by MsWoods View Post
I agree these are gross. I noticed anything made with "ground beef" has an odd flavor and I don't like them much. Pot pie is my favorite by far. I do like the orange and sesame chicken.

I'm not knocking Atkins at all, but I doubt I will try the breakfast sandwiches. That is just a lot of carbs and I think they probably taste gross with the flax meal. I much rather buy some onion rolls from the great low carb bread company and make my own.
I've made a great breakfast sandwich on an oopsie roll (hmm sounds great for dinner tonight)
Chyrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 06:55 AM   #621
Big Yapper!!!!
 
MsWoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tx
Posts: 9,536
Gallery: MsWoods
Stats: 399/226.2/169
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: 06/22/09
I'm not a huge fan of oopsie rolls. I think it's way too much work for what you end up with
MsWoods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 08:39 AM   #622
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 43
Gallery: ceb65
OK, so I am eating the Canadian bacon sandwich right now. 230 cals and 4 net carbs. Not too bad, actually pretty good. I will defiantly keep these in for a quick meal on the go! Kinda small, so we will see if it has staying power.
ceb65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 11:21 AM   #623
Big Yapper!!!!
 
jeaniem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,674
Gallery: jeaniem
Stats: 166/148.6/?
WOE: lc
I wonder if the flax one minute muffin recipe we see floating around here would net the same result as far as taste??
jeaniem is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2014, 08:29 PM   #624
Major LCF Poster!
 
meeha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,639
Gallery: meeha
Stats: 258/258/when it feels right
WOE: My Way
Start Date: 1/09/2014
I've tried...........

Canadian bacon b-fast sandwich= Wasn't too crazy about it, the egg was off.

Sausage b-fast sandwich = really good the 1st time I tried it the English muffin had a strong sourdough/soy taste to it. The 2nd time it did not.

Bacon b-fast sandwich is my favorite!

Beef Merlot meal =pretty good

Chicken Marsala = didn't really care for it

Orange chicken = good the sauce was nice


Overall the b-fast sandwiches are good, very hearty & dense.

Overall the dinners are very small as far as portions.
meeha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2014, 12:06 PM   #625
Big Yapper!!!!
 
MsWoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tx
Posts: 9,536
Gallery: MsWoods
Stats: 399/226.2/169
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: 06/22/09
I think the dinner portions are pretty generous, compared to other meals and what I was expecting.
MsWoods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2014, 01:54 PM   #626
Way too much time on my hands!
 
CarolynF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Kansas
Posts: 38,902
Gallery: CarolynF
Stats: 195/141/139
WOE: Eat Fat, Get Thin
Start Date: January 2001
I have these in the freezer. Will try one tomorrow. I might add extra cheese to it.
CarolynF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2014, 01:38 PM   #627
Major LCF Poster!
 
Kismet311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 1,996
Gallery: Kismet311
Stats: 161/131/127
WOE: TOPS/Juddd
I've been splurging the last few months and tried the orange chicken (pretty good), the breakfast sandwiches (not bad) and the breakfast bowl with eggs and steak, I think, which was good once I added some salsa and guacamole I only buy them when they're on sale. I know some people have found some at the Dollar Tree but they weren't at the store I checked.
Oh, and I might be weird, but I ended up taking the bread off the breakfast sandwiches and toasted it a bit before I put the whole thing together in the microwave. I thought it came out better that way.
__________________
"The mind is everything. What you think, you become". -Buddha

Last edited by Kismet311; 10-13-2014 at 01:41 PM..
Kismet311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:15 PM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.