I think this is probably the third of these Quest cereal bars have tried. Really haven't had any bad experiences with any of them. The fact is they are a dry protein bar that has the texture of cereal. I think that is great. It's surely filling out a niche that I don't think existed really before. The Quest Chocolate Cereal Protein Bar one in particular doesn't have much that stands out. I'd much rather have a couple of the other flavors. But it's still a nice variety and the carbs are pretty low so I can't complain about that part. I would say this probably is very similar to the inside of the Atkins cookies and cream bar only without the chocolate coating. Decent.
As far as I know there are no other low-carb sugarfree sports drinks on the market. Thiss the only one I've ever found. Ketone.io is the first of its kind. So how does it taste? Well let's talk about it. This is what went though my head as I was drinking it.
1. Wow this is great strawberry taste. A little sweeter than I expected.
2. Well this is kind of nice and refreshing I don't ever get sports drinks.
3. Are all sports drinks sweet like this? I can't remember it's been a while.
4. Isn't this stuff supposed be closer to water? You know, to keep me hydrated? Is this doing that?
5. I can't drink this anymore Maybe my wife wants it.
6. Boy I could go for a glass of water.
Yep so all in all not crazy about it. Too sweet for me. Nice attempt though.
I don't know about you been it's been a while since I had a peanut butter cookie. Well that changed. Fat Snax Peanut Butter Cookie is a great substitute for those of us missing cookies in their life. And you get two thin ones in a pack so you can share if you have to. Or if you're like me you're Wife will just take one. I walked into this thinking that it would probably have a strong artificial sweetener taste, but these guys nailed it. Not too much of a sweet taste just lots a good peanut flavor. I would do these again if they were in my area. Of course if anyone wants to bake me cookies and send them to me I'll be happy to try those as well, as long as your are low-carb. ;)
I haven't tried a lot of different kinds of almond butter. But there's a first for everything and the first kind I tried was little unusual. This particular Almond butter is Carrot cake flavor. Keto Love Carrot Cake Almond Butter definitely has a strong case of carrot cake but the flavor itself tends to wear out pretty quickly. I put mine on a low carb tortilla.
This stuff isn't too bad, but I think what probably is the part I don't like about it is the artificial sweetener taste this stuff has. I think they added the sweetener to it to give it more of a carrot cake taste but it kind of distracts for me. But then again I could just be a peanut butter guy. Guess I need to try more Almond butter's
This Front Porch Pecan Company is crushing it with their Pecan bags. Super tasty and great flavor that doesn't distract from the pecan taste. These Habanero Pecans may just be some of the best pecans I have ever had. Really yummy with great flavor. I was very pleased and will definitely be buying more of them soon. It has a great smoky taste with a nice light salt. The nuts themselves are nice and crunchy and aren't too over roasted. Honestly, if you like Pecans and can find these, pick up a bag. Really fantastic.
On a hot summer day, I think we can all agree that nothing hits the spot quiet like a fresh glass of cold lemonade. Something cool and refreshing that isn't too sweet seems to help make a hot summer day really become something special. Unfortunately most lemonades use a lot of sugar. some brands do have light or sugar free versions but the results can be pretty mixed. I was fortunate enough to try a yummy Sugar free Strawberry Lemonade which hits the spot perfectly.
Everly Strawberry Lemonade Pitcher Packets are ready to use Packets to mix up quick pitchers of cold lemonade without any of the sugar. Super easy to make and the flavor is quite good too. I was very happy with the results. One thing that stood out to me is simply how lightly sweetened they were and weren't overly tart. The strawberry taste was nice too. Might be good to put in some real strawberries into the mix. I liked these and would totally keep some around for when guests swing by as a quick drink mix. I also think its great that Everly promotes staying hydrated so they don't fill it with bad stuff that will do the opposite of that. Pretty tasty.
What did you guys eat today? I am curious what everyone does for their low carb meals?
I had a thought!
Take a photo of your Low carb lunch and email to PoorMansAtkins@gmail.com and include you First name and Location and I will share it out for all of PMA to check out. Lets see what we are all eating to stay healthy!!!
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If you read this blog you know that I am constantly on the look-out for Low Carb products that meet my lifestyle and help to make my life a bit easier. Saving time on cooking, and having a variety of snacks available help to make the diet a bit easier on myself so I don’t get bored with the same old things. So when I discovered that there was a new subscription service that sends you products that fit within the low carb lifestyle I was on board.
Keto Krate is a new subscription box that is available in the long list of to your door monthly box subscriptions that is specifically geared towards the Keto and low carb lifestyle. They guarantee that all items in the box will be less than 5 carbs per serving and that the value of the collected items products will always exceed the cost of the box.
My desire to find some new snacks that were low carb is really what made me decide to give it a try, that plus who doesn’t like a surprise now and then.
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.
So every box has a nice little welcome card that explains all the items you received and then usually has some promo codes in case you need more of something. I have already found myself using this for a snack I receive in my last box that no one carried in the stores near me. I had to have some more so having a little discount was great to give me the incentive to get some shipped to me.
Lots of great items this month and a couple that I was pretty excited to try out. So what was in my box this month?
This months box jumped out at me right away for having Front Porch Pecans in the box. Those things are super yummy and I can't wait to try a new spicy flavor. The Quest Cereal Bars have all been decent so a chocolate one should be fun to try too. I like that it has an almond butter which I haven't had the chance to try often. And this one happens to be a fun flavor of carrot cake. There is a Brownie Bar and a Peanut butter cookie in the box. Both interesting. Two different meat sticks in this so that will be nice to compare them a little. One seems more jerky than the other. A Low carb sports drink is a cool idea. I was actually just thinking about it recently how I missed the occasional sports drink. Lastly it has a nice collection of fancy peanuts to try. I liked the Pizootz brand before so it should be nice to try another flavor of theirs too.
Over all this is a decent box. A total of nine items which is usually a bit more than other months. I am guessing that is because these items are a bit smaller. Even so I am happy with this group and look forward to giving them all a try.
Keto Love Carrot Cake Almond Butter
Quest Chocolate Cereal Protein Bar
Front Porch Pecans Habanero BBQ
Ketone.io Sports Drink
Fat Snacks Peanut Butter Cookie
Chocolate Almond Crunch Keto Brownie
Pizootz Bay Spice Peanuts
DiMario Garlic and Fennel Pork Snack Stick
I have tried multiple flavors of protein bars from different companies and I feel like I am getting a good feeling about what companies emphasize flavor versus quality ingredients. Adapt is a company that makes all their bars with natural ingredients. That means most of the items in the ingredient list you should be able to pronounce. They count all carbs not just Net carbs. They do this to keep the count low and minimize blood sugar spikes and reduce cravings.
This is all great news, however the flavor of their bars has never stood out. Most of them have an oily taste to them with a slight blandness that seems to speak louder than the flavor printed on the label. However, of all of the Adapt bars I have tried the Adapt Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bar has some of the best taste. I think it's because cinnamon is fairly easy to make stand out as a flavor. Anyway, if flavor is what you are after this company may not be for you. But if you want the benefits of the ingredients they use it may be worth checking out.
Low Carb Food Ideas.