Quest Cereal Bars are a great on the go breakfast or snack option for those on low carb diets. They only have 2g net carbs per bar and are gluten free! Click here to get a Variety Box on Amazon.
If you are on a low carb diet and missing some of your favorite foods, this CarbQuik baking mix can fill in the gaps of the foods you feel you're missing out on! One box make 80 biscuits, but that's not all you can make - we've tried pizza crust, waffles, pancakes, chicken parmesan, pot pie and more, and so far have not been disappointed. My family is not doing low carb so sometimes it's hard to find foods I can make for everyone and not have to prepare something separate for myself. This product has been great and my kids don't seem to notice a difference.
Also, many ask if it knocks you out of ketosis. This may vary depending on the individual, but for me, it has not. I purchase mine on Amazon here, and if you read the reviews, you can see the many positive experiences people have had (4.3 out of 5 stars from over 2,000 users).
Has anyone else tried this baking mix? What has your experience been?
Right now on Amazon you can get a box of InstaKetones Protein Bars for just $29.99 shipped (regularly $39.99)!
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I have officially found my new favorite low carb protein powder - Quest Protein Powder Chocolate Milkshake Flavor! I have not tried other flavors, but after trying this one I don't think I ever will! It is amazing! It dissolves so well you don't even need a blender, there is no grit, the flavor is amazing, and it's so easy to make. I always am looking for an easy breakfast idea, so now I either make a protein shake, or add a scoop to my bulletproof coffee for a "Mocha-like" drink. So far the best price appears to be on Amazon - I buy mine here. Has anyone else tried this powder? Do you like it? How are the other flavors?
Craving pizza? Then this is the perfect low carb snack for you! And to make it even better, it's quick and easy to prep! Simply place the pepperoni on a baking pan and put in the oven at 425 for 10 minutes. Then pull out of the oven and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake for another 2-4 minutes until cheese is melted and pepperoni is crispy.
I store mine in a rubbermaid in the fridge and dip into cream cheese for an amazing almost 0 carb snack!
Right now, Amazon has the Julian Bakery ProGranola Vanilla Cinnamon Cluster on sale for just $11.99 (regularly $15.99)! This is a great price for this Cereal - plus it is Paleo/Keto friendly and low in net carbs (2g per serving). It has no artificial colors/flavorings and a good source of fiber. Great for on the go snacks or a filling morning breakfast.
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Ok my low carb friends - if you want a good chocolate substitute- look no further! This Choc Zero chocolate that I've just discovered tastes AMAZING, and it has no sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners! It is only 1g net carb per bar, so you can have the whole bar as a treat, feel like your cheating, but still be on target for your day! Plus it melts nicely, so I like to add a bar to my morning bullet proof coffee for a nice mocha taste. It comes in Milk Chocolate (my favorite), 50% Dark Chocolate, 70% Dark Chocolate or 85% Dark Chocolate. OR, get a variety pack with the first three.
Has anyone else tried this delicious chocolate? See below for a breakdown of the ingredients.
Ok, so after my Bullet Proof Coffee post, I've had a lot of readers ask me about snacks, because as a busy mom, I tend to need things that are quick, easy, portable but still low carb. So I've compiled a list of things I have on hand in case there just isn't time to cook an egg, prep a salad, cook a chicken breast, etc. And I realize if you are strict Keto, some of these choices may not be for you, but in order to make this diet work for ME, I have to allow some packaged food here and there.
1. Quest Bars
These are the best tasting low carb bars I have been able to find. Personally, I like the Cookie Dough flavor the best, and here's a tip for you - pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds - you'll thank me later. :) I like to buy them in bulk on Amazon here as it's a much better price than getting them individually in the grocery store. As you can see below, they are only 4g Net Carbs, and a great source of fiber - which we all can use more of on low carb diets!
2. Macadamia Nuts
I've discovered these are the best for snacking because of the low amount of carbs and high amount of fat. I love the Mauna Loa brand with Sea Salt. Super easy to grab a handful here and there, or scoop in a bag for on the go. They are only 2g net carbs for 1/4 cup and are a filling salty snack.
3. Pepperoni Sticks
Ok maybe not the healthiest choice, but in a pinch, these Pepperoni Sticks are better to grab and go than hit the drive thru. And at only 1g carb per stick, why not grab a couple?
4. Pork Rinds
Y'all - these have ZERO carbs! If you're craving chips, these are the perfect alternative. Granted it seems to be one of those love them or hate them kind of snacks, but I absolutely LOVE the Salt and Vinegar Pork Rinds here. Although, because of the flavor, they do have 1 g carbs, but that's still not bad!
5. Cheese Whips or Crisps
These are a fairly new discovery to me, but again, similar to the pork rinds, they are 1g carbs and fulfill that craving I get for chips or crunchy snacks. They are essentially just cheese, and great to top salads, eat plain, or even substitute for crackers (i like to eat them which chicken salad or spinach dip). I like the Cello Whisps Brand.
These are my top go-to snacks right now, but I will keep adding to the list as I come up with more. Of course, these are in addition to the fresh, whole foods you should also be consuming, like meat, vegetables, etc. But I know better than anyone, especially if you work crazy hours or have kids, sometime you just NEED something quick and easy or you're more likely to give up.
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