I tried a Ketologie Chocolate Keto Shake and mixed mine up using unsweetened Almond milk. This stuff was super tasty and very filling. It would be a great meal substitute and be a nice fit into a daily routine. It has a good taste too. It kinds of tasted like a one of those frozen hot chocolates do. It must have a fair amount of cocoa in it because that really stood out. Very good. A bit more expensive than a pack of Atkins shakes because you would most likely need them to ship it to you but if that’s not an issue, go for it. Very yummy and much more filling than other shakes on the market.
This bar didn’t taste great. It has a weird oily state. The cookie flavor is pretty light. It has a waxy consistency. I love that its low on the carb count, but flavor matters. Meh. Pass.
Elvio's Chimichurri Sauce is a great addition to your meal and a fun way to spice things up a bit. It adds great flavor to any meat without additional carbs like BBQ sauce may traditionally have. I would never have considered getting some of this to start, but it has been great to have in the house and a fun way to change up our families menu. I would totally pick some of this up again. Especially since it makes me feel like my meal is all fancy. So far I have used this on some chicken breasts and even some hamburgers. Very tasty.
Food Alive Onion Garlic Flax Crackers are pretty good. The garlic taste is really strong and a bit over powering on their own. But with something added these can be a create substitute for the snack you use to enjoy. I personally have never been a huge fan of flax crackers until recently. When you introduce a dip like a French onion, that really helps to sell the crackers. These specifically work nicely with the garlic and the dip. And they are nice and crispy and not too thick like some other flax crackers on the market. So far these Food Alive brands are some of my favorite. If you're looking for a decent cracker substitute this may be for you. Some people may have to adjust to the flax seed nature of these but I am guessing that some won't be phased by it at all.
Subscription Boxes are all the rage these days. Now there are so many types of boxes that it seems like there is a monthly box for every type of person out there. This of course includes those of us that eat low carb or are on a ketogentic diet. These boxes offer up monthly snacks that are safe for your diet and help encourage your eating habits.
I decided to give The Keto Box, one of the current top Keto subscription boxes a try. They offer multiple low carb Keto friendly items each month and promise to always give you the best value on the items included in the box.
So here's how it works according to their site:
Sounds pretty good to me. I especially like they are looking for some feedback from the users after each box.
Well, my box showed up fast and on time and seemed to be in great shape. The box itself seems to be pretty well built and I didn’t have much fear of seeing it be busted open.
Inside every box you get some coupon codes and some information on items that may be of interest to you. No big explanation on why certain items where picked which would be nice, but the box comes feeling pretty full so that’s good.
This particular box also comes with a The Keto Box coffee mug which was kind of fun to get. We drink a lot of coffee in our house and having a nice sturdy mug is always nice to have around. If you are interested in getting one you can use the coupon code: THEMUG19 to get one in your box this month.
So let's get down to the real deal. How was my box this month? Let's take a look.
My review's for the individual products in this box will be cut short here. I will be doing more in-depth reviews on each product and share links to those reviews here as I complete them. Right now I just want to talk about this month's box and what I got as a whole.
Well, we had a nice mix of items for this one. This is the first time I have seen Riced Broccoli and look forward to trying it. We use Rice cauliflower a lot but this could be a great substitute. I always like getting some sweets so having a package of Blondies to try is fun and it should last a few days in our house. I really enjoy Rawxies Crunch and it makes a great snack for lounging at night so that’s a plus. A new Protein bar flavor to try is fun and I love cinnamon too. Not sure what to do with the Fbomb smart fuel. I'm not sure that product appeals to me a lot. I love a good shake so the Chocolate Keto Shake will be fun to try. Lastly they put in a jar of Chimichurri Sauce. It's not something I would ever think to get myself, but I am excited to try it. And I love getting items that sustain beyond a single serving. Very fun.
Who doesn’t love a good fresh baked brownie or blondie for that matter. A moist chewy snack to fulfill the sweet cravings we get during our long days. Good Dee's is a company that makes several mixes for backing that are safe for the low carb dieter and I tried their most recent mix which is the Good Dee's Sugar Free Blondies Mix.
First up, it's very easy to make. Mix in a few ingredients like oil, eggs, vanilla and you are off to the races. The bake time on my batch took a little longer than what the packages said and was closer to 23-24 minutes. I remember that from when I made the brownies too.
The taste was decent, however the biggest takeaway is that this mix uses natural sweeteners and has that unusual cool taste that certain raw sweeteners create. I have never been a fan of that taste especially in backed goods. Certain things allow the unnatural taste to work, especially if they are intended to have a cool flavor, but baked goods usually don’t have that in them. Still they were pretty good and I ate a little bit over the next few nights. My three year old had a couple bites of one and then threw it away because she didn’t like the taste. That may be an indicator there of what they are really like.
I eat and try a lot of meat sticks. After a certain time they all seem the same. That makes reviewing them a little difficult. I have decided to try to do a rating for these meat sticks in an effort to get you better information on what I think. Let's see how it goes.
This time I tried the New Primal Uncured Bacon Pork Stick. It’s a hearty stick with a nice pork taste. Not as heavy on the bacon flavor as I would have hoped. A good smoky taste though. Slight sweetness. Overall decent, but nothing that stands out.
Flavor - 3
Texture - 3
Moistness - 5
Spice - 3
Overall - 4
The Quest Cinnamon Roll Cereal Bar is a great substitute for those of us on the low carb diet that miss the taste of dry cereal. Other bars are usually chewy and fit more in the granola or protein side of the bar spectrum. This feels like an actual cereal bar and tastes like one too. Tapping into the dry cereal feel makes it a perfect fit for breakfast when you are on the go. Also it does a pretty good job of capturing the Cinnamon roll flavor in this bar. Pretty tasty. I would have more of these for sure. I just haven't found this in any stores yet. Hopefully we will start to see them in GNC and other places so we don’t have to pay the shipping.
Ok, so believe it or not, there is a company out there at makes low carb Chocolate Chip cookies that don’t taste like cardboard. It's true I tried them and they are actually pretty good.
The Chocolate Chip Keto Kookie come in a stay fresh package, which must work pretty well because when I opened it the two cookies came out of it soft and fresh just like they were baked recently. I love soft baked cookies so the instantly gained some points with me. The chocolate seems legit and the cookies produced a nice smell of sweetness.
Overall they taste great like a chocolate chip cookie should. Great texture and freshness. I was very pleased. Where these particular cookies turned me off was in their sweetener. These use erythritol for the sweetener, which may be a healthier option, but I have never really liked that much. Mainly because of the fact that it produces a cool sensation when you eat it. Similar to that of a peppermint gum. It doesn’t really belong in a baked good. Now that may not be something that everyone is going to be turned off about but it's not really my thing. If it wasn’t for that these cookies would be perfect. Everything else about them is dead on and tasty, but the cool taste they produce is so prominent that it overshadows the flavors of the cookie.
I enjoyed trying it, but probably wouldn’t seek them out unless they used a different sweetener. Which is kind of a bummer.
Reviewing a sparkling water seems kind of pointless, but I suppose some of you might like to see my thoughts. This La Croix Melon Pomelo is crisp and fresh and doesn’t use any artificial flavors in it which I truly believe you can taste. I love the flavor of the melon in the water. So fresh and light. I actually wish it was just that and didn’t have the grapefruit which was a little sour, but even so it's pretty tasty and a very fresh summer drink without any guilt.
Low Carb Food Ideas.