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Tasty Keto-Low Carb Cashew Chicken

Tasty Keto-Low Carb Cashew Chicken

Description We are all about quick-cooking weeknight dinners and this Keto-Low Carb Cashew Chicken comes together in less than 30 minutes in just one pan. If you’ve been craving the Cashew Chicken, this Keto/Low Carb friendly homemade version is full of flavor and couldn’t be…

Sugar-Free Keto Vegan BOUNTY BARS | 2g Net Carb

Sugar-Free Keto Vegan BOUNTY BARS | 2g Net Carb

Description We like the coconut or bounty bars since our childhood. It was my great desire to reinvent such a keto-vegan-paleo friendly recipe which can easily ditch the sugar and the carbs or can be removed from our menu list. These homemade chocolate coconut no-bake…

Guide about Low-carb snacks – Best & Worst

Guide about Low-carb snacks – Best & Worst

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What low-carb snacks are good? There’s a simple rule: The best low-carb snack is no snack.

That’s right. Snacks are not really needed on low carb, as the hunger should go away when doing it right. If you’re still hungry, you may want to add more healthy fat to your meals.

That said, we know that everyone wants a snack once in a while. So here are the greatest options, and a few common mistakes to avoid.

No preparation needed

Low-carb snacks: no preparation needed

The numbers are net carbs (total carbs minus fiber carbs) in 100 grams (3.5 ounces.) That means that 100 grams of cheese contain 2 grams of net carbs.

Eggs are a great low-carb option. Keep a few hard-boiled eggs ready for when you need a perfect snack. Feel free to add mayonnaise.

Nuts are low-carb snacks favorite. But be careful as the carbs quickly add up, especially if you eat cashews. Choose lower-carb macadamia, Brazil or pecan nuts instead.

Vegetable sticks and dip

Low-carb snacks: vegetable sticks

 

Numbers are digestible carbs per 100 grams (3½ ounces). Vegetable sticks are relatively low carb, except for carrots that have slightly more carbs.

Dip: Add cream cheese or any really low-carb and high-fat dip sauce.

Berries and cream

Low-carb snacks: berries and cream

Berries are decently low-carb sweets. But if you’re on a strict low-carb diet you may need to make it an occasional treat. Blueberries have the most carbs.

Heavy whipping cream – 
forget low-fat fake cream. Get real heavy whipping cream, ideally at 40 percent fat and definitely unsweetened (the natural sweetness is quite enough once you get used to it). Whip and have it with your berries. Note however that this is absolutely delicious, and it’s easy to eat a lot of it when not hungry, slowing down weight loss. So try to not overdo it.

 

Chocolate

Digestible carbs per 100 grams (3½ ounces)

Low-carb snacks: Chocolate

Chocolate is not low carb. However, you can occasionally get away with one or two thin squares of high-cocoa chocolate (70%+) even on a strict low-carb diet. On a more liberal low-carb diet, you could do it regularly.

  • One small thin square (10 grams or less than half an ounce) of 86 percent chocolate contains about 2 grams of carbs.
  • Switch to 70% chocolate and you get about 3.5 grams per square.
  • Regular chocolate can be 6 grams of carbs or more per square – not an option if you want to stay low carb.

More options

Low-carb snacks: pork rinds and beef jerky

Beef jerky: Note that almost all available commercial options have tons of added sugar, which is why a normal carb count is 9 grams per 100 grams (3½ ounces). Preferably mostly avoid this, or make your own.

Common mistakes on low carb

Low-carb snacks: common mistakes

Caffe Latte: Note that there is a ton of milk in this, and milk is around 5 percent carbs (milk sugar). To keep the carbs low drink black coffee instead, or add (if you need to) a few teaspoons of milk or cream.

Juice and functional waters: These are full of sugar. Preferably avoid.

Fruit: Fruit is candy from nature and contains plenty of sugar. It’s not nearly as bad as drinking juice, but the fruit will still mostly have to be avoided on a strict low-carb diet. A more liberal diet allows the occasional fruit. Bananas and grapes contain the most sugar of all fruit.

Cashew nuts: These contain a lot of carbs (other nuts are a lot lower).

Worst/Terrible Options

Low carb snacks: Terrible options

Of course, these options are all terrible on a low-carb diet, as they are high in refined carbs and sugars. Avoid whenever possible.

Also be very skeptical of “low-carb” versions of chocolate, cookies etc. They are usually full of sugar alcohols and artificial sweeteners that raise blood sugar, make it harder to lose weight and maintain sugar cravings.

Instead, choose from the great simple options closer to the top of this page, or check out our awesome low-carb snack recipes below!

 

Top 21 low-carb snacks

  1. Egg muffins. One of the best time-saving breakfasts of all time, hands down, and also a great snack.
  2. Keto garlic bread. Deliciously crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and only 1 gram of carbs per piece.
  3. Keto quesadillas. Cook up this Mexican-inspired appetizer ASAP. Decadent. Cheesy. And officially keto! Easy to make, tasty, and pretty enough to make you look like a celebrity chef. Serve them up as is or decked-out with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa. Olé!
  4. Sesame crispbread. Do you love to sink your teeth into something crunchy now and then? Then this is for you.
  5. Cheese chips. Looking for a crunchy chip to snack on or to enjoy with guacamole or dip? This two-ingredient fix will keep you satisfied!
  6. Onion rings. Make your own low-carb and gluten-free onion rings in the oven – simple and delicious.
  7. Tortilla pizza. These mouthwatering mini-pizzas are as big on flavor as they are low in carbs. In just a few minutes you’ll be snacking on a gooey pizza loaded with all the lip-smacking stars of this Italian classic.
  8. Creamy keto shrimp tacos. Why should taco fillings have all the fun? In this recipe, the cheesy taco shells share the starring role with shrimp in a luscious cream sauce.
  9. Salami and cheese chips. A crunchy low-carb snack that only takes minutes to prepare. Salami and cheese in a delicious combination. Perfection!
  10. Zucchini chips. Do you miss potato chips on a low-carb diet? Now you don’t have to. You’ll need several zucchinis for a bowl of these chips, but they are truly delicious!
  11. Cinnamon and cardamon fat bombs. Small, but delicious. Here’s a treat if you need a satiating snack and LOVE butter!
  12. Low-carb granola bars. A healthier and lower-carb option to all the sugary bars out there. Make your own bars with nuts, seeds, healthy fats, and truly dark chocolate.
  13. Cheese roll-ups. It’s perhaps the fastest, most simple low-carb snack you can make – and it tastes great. Cheese roll-ups are perfect as a low-carb snack that you’ll make in just a few seconds.
  14. Cheddar cheese and bacon rolls. Cheese and bacon! What’s not to love? This awesome keto snack is easy and quick to make.
  15. Kale chips. Do you want healthy and tasty green chips with very few carbohydrates? We usually have kale in the holiday season, so we made some and found that they were quite tasty.
  16. Eggs on the go. Here’s an inspiring way to take your eggs on the road! With so many ways to prepare eggs, this one ups the fun factor, with optional, creative filling choices.
  17. Bacon-wrapped halloumi cheese. These wonderful salty treats can be served as a snack or an appetizer. Serve them on top of your favorite vegetables and leafy greens and you’ll have a delicious and filling salad.

Recommended cautions for Sweet things

While the sweet recipes below are low carb, they are also very rewarding and tempting. They may encourage eating when not hungry, and that will always slow your weight loss. So be a bit careful.

However, these low-carb recipes are still way better for your weight and health than high-carb versions of similar recipes.

 

Credit to: Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD

 

Low Carb Sweetener Conversion Chart

Low Carb Sweetener Conversion Chart

Description For keto diet lovers, following few Low Carb Sweetener Conversion Chart are shared for your information. These charts are not for treatment of any disease or treatment. Chart: 1 Chart: 2

Delicious Low Carb- KETO Donuts | Sugar Free; Gluten Free

Delicious Low Carb- KETO Donuts | Sugar Free; Gluten Free

Description: These low carb donuts taste just like the real thing, just without all the sugar and carbs! They are deliciously moist and spongy, with a hint of vanilla flavour. Perfect for Keto, sugar-free and gluten-free diets. These sugar-free donuts come in at exactly 1…

Super Tasty Keto Krispy Kreme Donuts

Super Tasty Keto Krispy Kreme Donuts

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How do you feel if someone says that keto dieters can enjoy Krispy Kreme donuts also during the ketogenic diet? Pretty tasty right? Yes!! it is….The good news is that now you can make an amazing keto Krispy Kreme donuts very easily….a sugar and gluten free recipe. This is a baked donut not fried so even better.

This Keto Krispy Kreme Donuts’s recipe is really very easy to make and simple as well. These donuts can be made very quickly while on the other hand, the keto glaze does take a bit of time to thicken. These donuts make a great low carb keto breakfast, keto dessert or keto snack. A great homemade keto recipe that will have everyone going crazy for more.

If you are looking for the best keto doughnut recipes – so better to stop your search. just grab some keto friendly ingredients and learn how to make keto glaze donuts with this amazing recipe.

If you want your donuts to be glazed and not wet, you will want to wait for at least 60 minutes for the glaze to thicken up!

Ingredients

Donuts

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup keto-friendly protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup Swerve
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup grass-fed butter
  • 1/4 cup Swerve
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla

 

Instructions

  •  Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  •  Melt butter in a saucepan and add in Swerve. Stir until Swerve is completely melted and then add heavy whipping cream and vanilla. Stir over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  •  Remove glaze from heat.
  •  Separate two eggs and set aside yolks for later. Whip egg whites to stiff peaks and set aside.
  •  Mix together dry ingredients and softened cream cheese.
  •  Add wet ingredients and stir until well mixed.
  •  Gently fold egg whites into the mixture. Stir until color is consistent.
  •  Spray donut pan with coconut spray and fill approximately 2/3 of the way.
  •  Bake in the oven for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow donuts to cool in the pan for 5 minutes then move to a baking rack to cool completely.
  •  Allow glaze to completely cool and thicken before dipping donuts in glaze. You may also glaze very lightly and/or allow donuts to sit out to avoid being wet.

 

Nutrition:
Calories: 163g | Fat: 15g | Carbs:3g | Sugar: 1g | Protein: 5 g

Not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice.

 

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Low Carb | Keto Chocolate Donuts | Taste Like Dunkin Donuts

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