Low Carb Recipes for the Low Carb Lifestyle

Monday, August 27, 2012

Phase 1, Week 1 Atkins.com Meal Planner

I recommend the Atkins website to so many people but really haven't delved into it myself (since I read the book). As a bit of an experiment I used their Customize-able Meal Planner and have been following it as closely as possible for my meals during the last week. I'm happy to say that most of their meals are pretty good tasting (if a bit basic), easy to make, and give you have the right amounts of carbs/fats/proteins for the day.

Phase 1, Week 1 Atkins.com Meal Planner
The photo above is what my meal plan was for Phase 1, Week 1.  I have reviews and photos for the following meals within the plan:
- Beef Huevos Rancheros (I used bacon instead of Canadian Bacon
Cheddar Burger with Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
- Atkins Chocolate Slushies (I made as a mousse)*
- Cheese n Chili Chops*
- Beef, Scallions and Red Bell Pepper Saute (I used pepper mix)*
- Bell Pepper Rings Filled with Eggs and Mozzerella*
- Cauliflower-Cheddar Mash*
- Eggs Scrambled with Sauteed Onions and Cheddar Cheese*
- Blue Cheese and Bacon Soup*
- Grilled Italian Chicken with Yellow Squash and Salad*
- Cheddar Omelet with Sauteed Onions*

*I put an asterisk* next to items that I have reviews coming soon for.  Once I have posted the recipe for an item, I will link to the recipe.*

*If you want to customize your own weekly meal plan on Atkins.com.  Go to:
- Log In (or sign up if you are new)
- Click MEAL PLANNER tab towards the top middle of screen
- You should then see the default meals that Atkins.com has set up for you (if you have not logged in, it will give you a meal plan that is NOT customizable)
- If there is a meal you want to change, click on it, you will be taken to a daily view that will have an Edit button next to each meal
- Choose from any of the meals on the Recommended tab as a replacement.


  1. I need to get back into the Atkins website. I had so many problems with changing my menu that I got fed up and gave up. Plus I found so many of the recipes horrible or with many errors. I will go and check it out since I need to jump back on my LC diet!! Good luck to you.

    1. I did find the site difficult to maneuver through. Honestly, I probably would have given up as well if I wasn't blogging about it. I agree that some of the recipes were odd too and I wouldn't have done this at all if I couldn't replace each recipe with something that sounded decent to me.

  2. I've never had a weekly plan that looked like this. If I had I might've actually used it instead of creating my own each week.

    1. Tiki, you can have yours look like this too after you customize it! The original plan they gave was full of their bars and shakes. I customized every meal to be things that sounded good to me and I could make with ingredients I already had. You just click on any meal in the calendar and it will pull up the daily view, which has an Edit button next to each meal. They have it buried for some reason.

  3. I'm no meal planner, but I would like to start the Adkins. I have hypothyroidism and high blood pressure, I would to learn to eat clean.

  4. Good and well thought out process. This is a kind of low carb diet plan which will prove to highly effective.

  5. It never gets easier, you just get stronger. Get the perfect weekly meal plan for your active lifestyle.