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Low Carb Smoothies That You Can Make at Home

Smoothies are an amazing way to fuel yourself at breakfast, tide you over during a long afternoon, and refuel after a workout. Because many smoothies contain lots of fruit, however, they can be tricky for low carb dieters to enjoy. But smoothies do not have to have only fruit; there are plenty of ways to make tasty and satisfying low carb smoothies. Use high-fiber fruits and vegetables – fiber does not count in net carb counts – and high-protein plain Greek yogurt for an extra boost. Soy and Read more [...]

10 Low Carb Breakfast Ideas You Should Try

Eating a low carb diet can seem like a death knell for breakfast – say goodbye to those fluffy pancakes and tasty toast. But there are plenty of delicious low carb breakfast ideas out there such as eggs, smoothies, and even specialized low carb cereal brands. Protein should be a mainstay at any breakfast, and low carb dieters have an excuse to pump the protein up even more than usual. Protein will keep you full and your brain running well until lunchtime. If you must have some carbs at breakfast, Read more [...]

Our Favorite No Carb Desserts

Most classic desserts contain carbs, often in the form of added sugar and white flour in cookies, cakes, and tarts. It can be difficult, but not impossible, to come up with creative and tasty no carb desserts. You will need to use sugar substitutes like  or Stevia, and in place of flour you can use almond meal or another nut-based flour. In general, look for dairy-based desserts like cheesecake, as these will be high in protein and low in carbs. Here are a few of our favorite no carb dessert Read more [...]

Bake Amazing Low Carb Cookies

By nature, cookies scream “carbs,” as most are made with white flour and sugar. White flour and sugar are packed with simple carbs (bad for you!) and little nutrition. You can, however, make amazing low carb cookies with the recipes out there! We've already made delicious peanut butter cookies before, but now, let's bake some chocolate chip cookies! First, you should look for recipes that use ingredients like  – or another whole grain flour – and artificial sweetener. Cocoa powder Read more [...]

How to Make Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

If you are on a low carb diet, you may think you have to give up baked desserts. Desserts are usually packed with carbs from flour and sugar. But you're in luck! You can cut out carbs by making low carb peanut butter cookies. Peanut butter cookies are a great choice because most recipes are naturally flourless. Beware of the amount of sugar required, though; to cut the rest of the carbs out, you will have to use an artificial sweetener like Stevia or Splenda in place of sugar. The following recipe Read more [...]

The 10 Healthiest Low Carb Frozen Dinners

If you have trouble sticking to your low carb diet, it may be helpful to keep some low carb frozen dinners on hand for those nights when you need to eat something quickly in order to quench a carb craving. There are some great healthy frozen dinner choices out there that cook quickly in the oven or microwave and are low in carbs. We don't always have the time to visit a healthy fast food chain, so having quick, healthy options in your freezer is important. These are ten of the healthiest options Read more [...]

The Top 5 Low Carb Cereals You Can Find at Your Grocery

For many people, cereal is a quick, simple meal in the morning. If you're rushing to work in the morning, spending time in the kitchen trying out low carb breakfast ideas might not be an option. You do not have to be very awake to pour some cereal and milk into a bowl, and you can scarf it down pretty fast if you are in a rush to get to work. But traditional cereals contain simple carbohydrates, which are the enemy of low carb dieters. Before you despair, know that there are plenty of low Read more [...]

America’s Top 7 Low Carb Fast Food Restaurants

Going on a diet can be tough. It feels like you're only allowed to eat the foods you meticulously picked out during your trip to the grocery store. But sometimes you can't help stopping for fast food. Maybe you are on a road trip and forgot to pack snacks. Maybe your freezer doesn't have any more healthy options. Or maybe you have to rush from work to another commitment and do not have time for dinner at home. These days you can find plenty of low carb fast food options, which will keep you Read more [...]

The 5 Best Low Carb Crackers

There is something magical about pairing a nice, crispy cracker with a piece of excellent cheese. Crackers, however, are often highly processed and contain hidden fats and sugars that can contribute to unwanted weight gain. If you are on a low-carb diet for weight or other health reasons, you may think you can never eat a cracker again. Do not fear: there are plenty of low carb crackers out there today that will satisfy your craving for a good cracker to go with that cheese. Crackers made with whole Read more [...]

A Sample Low Carb Grocery List for Dieters

If you've just started a low carb diet, then your refrigerator probably needs an overhaul. So many common foods are packed with more carbs then you need. Time to hit the grocery store! If you're looking for a ready-made low carb grocery list, here is one that you can print out and have on hand while shopping for groceries. Experience has taught me that low carb dieting involves a big portion of impulse control along with a decent-sized pinch of planning ahead. I have started shopping on a full Read more [...]