This easy recipe from Keto Connect requires only three ingredients and comes in at only two grams of carbs per half avocado. You can follow their delicious Mexican Shredded Chicken recipe or if you’re short on time you can create your own filling to your own tastes. Plenty of healthy fats from the cheese and avocado means you’ll probably be full after just one.
The Atkins diet gained widespread popularity in 2003 and 2004. At the height of its popularity one in eleven North American adults claimed to be on a low-carb diet such as Atkins. This large following was blamed for large declines in the sales of carbohydrate-heavy foods like pasta and rice: sales were down 8.2 and 4.6 percent, respectively, in 2003. The diet's success was even blamed for a decline in Krispy Kreme sales. Trying to capitalize on the "low-carb craze", many companies released special product lines that were low in carbohydrates.
For some extra crunch and wholesome ingredients with limited carbs, try Wasa Multi Grain crispbread. Each slice has 11 grams of carbs and 2 grams of dietary fiber (NET carbs = 9 grams). The combination of four grains (rye, wheat, oats and barley) provides 12 grams of whole grains and only 45 calories per slice. If you're looking for a gluten-free option, try the Wasa Gluten-Free Original crispbread with 9 grams of carbs and 1 gram of dietary fiber per slice (net carbs = 8 grams).
I don't recommend ready-made psyllium husk powder. I've baked dozens of keto breads and I made all of them using whole psyllium husks that I powdered myself. Ready-made psyllium husk powder is often too fine and makes any keto bread too dense, flat and heavy. Sometimes the bread would also get a purple hue and an ammonia-like aftertaste (although that may be related to rancid flax meal). Trust me, you don't want any of these in your low-carb bread!
This is a great lower-carb option for bread lovers. “Its first ingredient is a sprouted wheat, which may be easier on digestion and allow for better nutrient absorption than grains that aren’t sprouted,” says Jones. “It also packs in 21 ancient grains and seeds, but just 10 grams of net carbs per slice, with a whopping six grams of satiating protein, and plenty of vitamins and minerals,” she says. Stick with one slice for this one, and spread some hummus on top.
So how does a bread qualify as low-carb, exactly? Well, Kelly Jones, RD, notes it really depends on a person's daily carb goals. "But, I would say up to 12 grams [net carbs] per slice." (FYI: Net carbs equals total carbs minus fiber.) And if you do go for a slightly higher-carb option, you can always try an open-face sandwich with one slice of bread.
When made as per instructions and sliced 1cm thick, the bread yields 20 slices. As we use high quality, natural and mostly Australian ingredients, the cost is higher than normal bread (and a lot more nutritionally dense too). It has the similar nutritional makeup to a protein bar (which are usually around $5 each) so quite good value for a high protein, low carb snack or meal!
When made as per instructions and sliced 1cm thick, the bread yields 20 slices. As we use high quality (mostly Australian) natural ingredients, the cost is higher than normal bread (and a lot more nutritionally dense too). It has similar nutritional makeup to a protein bar (which are usually around $5 each) so quite good value for a high protein low carb snack or meal!
If you have type 1, it's important to know that the best way to keep your blood sugar levels steady is to carb count rather than following a particular diet. And there is no strong evidence that following a low-carb diet is safe or beneficial, which is why we don’t recommend this diet for people with type 1 diabetes. But some people with type 1 have reported needing less insulin and losing weight from following a low-carb diet.