At 4 carbs its a lot more than an Atkins shake, but more flavor too. Yummy. Level knows how to do Shakes. Again, it probably helps that the first ingredient is Milk.
Stuff some yummy sauce inside of chicken and you have something you can call a fancy meal. So here is a great thing to try. Toss these little guys in the oven for a real quickie. The best part about these guys is that they are not breaded at all.
I liked the stuff inside, not normally big on spinach, but this was pretty good.
Nature Valley makes a special granola which is designed to have a little bit more protein in it and therefore a little less carbs. So how does it taste? So the stuff is pretty much like any other granola you might have except that it probably has a little bit more flax inside. I thought it was pretty good and works great as a substitute for cereal. However if you want to actually have a good size bowl you're still gonna end up having quite a bit of carbs. So it's not really for people who are on induction and really for people who are at their goal weight and can handle their carbs a bit more. To be honest it taste pretty good, but we haven't had it beginning our house since the initial bag. I guess if I'm going to have a little extra carbs in my day I'm probably not going to do it at breakfast time. But for those of you who are really breakfast people and are missing the variety of things you can have this might be a good option.
Anyone else have any other good low-carb granola or cereal substitutes out there they want to share?
Recently I've seen a lot of people online talking about how you can use cauliflower as a substitute for different things. Probably the most popular thing that they use cauliflower to substitute for is that of rice. I thought I'd give it a try. Rice is a great addition to any meal and we often times have the very types of meals that rice goes good with. Stir fries, curries, and even a good teriyaki bowl are all frequent meals at our house.
When we do cauliflower rice we take our cauliflower and cut it down into smaller sizes and then stick it into our food processor where we allow the machine to grade it into small pieces. you have to use a grater, or you end up with Cauliflower mash. There are several different recipes out there that you can use but if you're lazy like me you can stick your cauliflower in a bowl with little bit a water and a little tiny bit of seasoning and stick that bowl into the microwave. When it comes out you'll have a nice rice type material which is great to add to any meal.
Now don't mistake me you're still eating cauliflower so obviously it still has a distinct cauliflower taste. But it does seem to go rather well with Asian and Indian dishes. And depending how you season your cauliflower it might even improve it more. I might suggest a little of cumin. It's become a staple at our house when we need a good side dish to help fill us up. And if you're short on time you can prop a big bowl at the beginning of the week and make as much as you need each time you need it.
Another tip, add a lot of cheese with some garlic seasoning for a nice cheesy treat.
It's rare to have anything that fits into the cracker category and is also considered low carb. Usually you can have one but not the other. I think that is still the case today despite this product.
Flackers is a product for people that want a snack/cracker to fill that need in their life. But really, you're pretty much eating flavored Flax seeds. The consistency was so weird for me that I just couldn't handle it. It was too much for me to take in. I ate two of these things and had to throw them out. I would imagine some people would think these are great, but I would rather just avoid having crackers all together than have anything like this again.
Blah. I am not a bird. I do not eat seeds. I am a human being. Why didn't they grind up the seed into a meal and then make it into crackers? I mean really.
Try it on your own. They sell these in the organic sections and Gluten free sections. blah, I still cant get the taste out of my mouth.
Here is a great Info Graphic that Atkins UK made. I think its extremely helpful if you are getting started and wanting to get your mind in the right place.
I eat a lot of cheese at my house. It's an easy snack to pull from and the carb count is always low. Cheese is great to help fill in your meals and make your dinners feel a bit more full.
There is a great new cheese snack making the rounds and that is Cheddar Cheese Curds. Its a more unprocessed version of cheese. Has great flavor and its great for munching on.
Some companies even flavor their cheese for a little extra kick.
if you want to try some, look for it near the deli counter.
Pillsbury makes a Sugar free Chocolate Fudge Brownie mix that drastically reduces the amount of carbs you would find in traditional brownies. It's not perfect, but it's a big change from other packaged brownies out there. It comes in at about 11 grams of carbs per serving. That's not too bad, unless you cut brownies like we do at our house which is really more like 2.5 servings.
Anyway, they taste pretty good. I didn't even really notice a difference. It's a great option to have and a nice way to treat yourself if you have managed to stay low carb for some time. I am sure that someone out there has a homemade recipe that beat this in grams, but for store bought, this is pretty good. they are pretty hard to track down though. The one store that had them for me stopped carrying them too.
Dietary Fiber 3
Sugar Alcohols 9
Net Carbs 11 Grans per serving
Of all the Level Bars I have tried, the Chocolate Peanut Crunch was my favorite. It has a good peanut taste and was pretty good in terms of its consistency and overall flavor. These are still more in the protein bar category and not diet bars so they have a bit more of the protein taste to them. But if you expect that then it probably wont phase you at all. Four Net carbs per bar means that its another tool in your tool belt against those cravings.