New: Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Carb Granola


 

 

Next up for review, thanks to Netrition: (Gluten Free) Paleo Granola.

You can see the ingredients & nutrition facts by selecting a flavor from the drop down menu. Netrition sent me two flavors to try for you (to give you a candid review), and they also sponsored this post – because they’re awesome like that. πŸ˜‰

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Great Low Carb Paleo Granola

Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Carb Granola
by the Great Low Carb Bread Company

This low carb granola is made by the same company that makes my favorite low carb bread. πŸ™‚ That’s the reason I wanted to try it, plus I know a lot of people prefer gluten free products – and this looked like a great one!

“Paleo Granola is made from all natural, non-gmo ingredients that are sugar free and gluten free. The Paleo Granola is sweetened with stevia.” –source

Coconut Paleo Granola

Netrition sent me two flavors to try: Coconut Granola (above) and the Cinnamon Granola (below). I love the quality of ingredients in this product! If you go to the product page and select the Cinnamon flavor for example, this is what it says:

Kosher Parve ingredients. GMO Free, gluten free ingredients, paleo and low carb.

Ingredients: Sliced blanched almonds, pecans, walnuts, organic golden flaxseed meal, organic unrefined virgin coconut oil, inulin, water, organic shredded unsweetened coconut, erythritol, cinnamon, stevia.

Cinnamon Paleo Granola

It has a very healthy (and pleasant!) taste & texture. πŸ™‚

There are big chunks and smaller pieces of granola combined.

It’s not overly sweet, not really “sweet” at all, but it almost reminds me of a candy bar anyway. Ooh, or maybe a “cookie bar” – yes, more like that.

It has a great texture and great flavor, more of a hint of cinnamon or a hint of coconut. The flavors are not overpowering – and there is NO artificial sweetener aftertaste at all with this granola.

Low Carb Granola Flavors - Gluten Free, NON GMO

This low carb granola would be GREAT for my hikes! πŸ™‚

The first time I tried it at home though, and made a meal of it.

I had a serving of each flavor of granola plus: macadamia nuts, mozzarella, and a serving of a Lily’s sugar free chocolate bar:

Low Carb Snack Ideas

This granola would make a GREAT healthy low carb “trail mix” type snack mixed with other nuts like: macadamias, pecans, almonds – and even dried berries. πŸ™‚

Last summer (berry season!) I had access to a dehydrator and enjoyed dried blueberries & strawberries in my trail mix combos.;)

Healthy Gluten Free Low Carb Snack Ideas - Paleo Granola & Macadamia Nuts

A serving size is one ounce, and only 2 net carbs.

This is what that serving size looks like:

Paleo Granola: One Ounce Serving

Properly measured on my Ozeri Food Scale of course. πŸ˜‰

That’s key to a healthy ketogenic low carb lifestyle: to measure and weigh your portions, log your meals & macros, and practice mindful eating.

I find that logging my meals and amounts before I make them (or order them, in most cases -lol) really helps me to remain mindful of portions and stick to eating healthy amounts – and exactly what I’ve logged (only).

Low Carb Snacks

The second time I tried both flavors of granola, a one ounce serving of each, with mozzarella & fresh strawberries – which was a delicious combination, and such a healthy low carb snack plate!

Easy Low Carb Snack Ideas

It comes in a 4oz bag and each 1oz serving is 160 calories and 15 grams of fat. A serving is only 2 net carbs with 8 full grams of fiber, and only 3 grams of sugar alcohol (erythritol & stevia, very small amounts).

While a 4oz bag is small for $7.19, it’s a very healthy low carb food made with all-natural ingredients, certified kosher, GMO free, and both paleo and keto friendly.

Unlike many low carb products, there isn’t any junk in the package… so you’re getting a very high quality food.

It’s definitely worth every penny, and would be a great healthy addition to other low carb foods like nuts & cheeses & dried berries if you’re looking for something that packs a lot of nutrition on the go. πŸ˜‰

How Does This Compare To Sensato Low Carb Granola?

You may remember that last summer I got totally HOOKED on the Sugar-Free Nut & Flax Granola by Sensato. It comes in 3 flavors: cherry, cinnamon & cranberry.

Price Comparison: the Sensato Granola is about the same price ($7.29) but it’s a 9 ounce bag, which is more than twice the amount of the GLCBC 4 ounce bag of Paleo Granola. You’re definitely getting more for your money with Sensato.

Taste Comparison: The Sensato Granola definitely has more prominent flavor to it than the Paleo Granola – which is much more mild, more like a hint of flavor. The Sensato Granola has more of a crunch, while the Paleo Granola has more of a cookie texture. They’re both GREAT, but definitely different.

Ingredient Comparison: The Paleo Granola is kosher, GMO Free, gluten free and made with all natural ingredients. It does have 3 grams of sugar alcohols though.

Here’s what’s in the Cinnamon Paleo Granola for example: sliced blanched almonds, pecans, walnuts, organic golden flaxseed meal, organic unrefined virgin coconut oil, inulin, water, organic shredded unsweetened coconut, erythritol, cinnamon, stevia.

The Sensato Granola is a great source of potassium, has slightly more protein, is also only 2 net carbs per serving (which is 1/2 cup or 42 grams). *The Paleo Granola is 2 net carbs for 28 grams (or 1 ounce) so a serving size of that is smaller.

Here’s what’s in the Sensato Cinnamon Granola: pecans, vegetable fiber, flax seed meal, wheat bran, soy protein isolate, almonds, oats, canola oil, spices, flavorings, baking soda, soy lecithin, sea salt, low glycemic monosaccarides, sucralose.


What are YOUR thoughts on these two Granola product comparisons??


I would definitely reorder the Paleo Granola, and also the Cranberry Almond Sticky Bars I reviewed last – because those were my FAVORITE out of all four Sticky Bars flavors I tried. The cranberry bar is delicious!!

Cranberry Almond Sticky Bar

While I really love the Sensato Granola, I love that both the Paleo Granola and Sticky Bars are Gluten Free – and I know that’s important for many people on a low carb diet.

But if that’s not an issue for you…the Sensato granola is a great product too: very low carb, delicious, and definitely a good deal. You can examine the ingredients here by choosing a flavor first, then click the Nutrition Facts link.

I’m torn on which I liked best… but for flavor, price, and serving size I would have to go with the Sensato Low Carb Granola. Although it does leave a little tingle in your mouth, where the Paleo Granola does NOT. But when I mix it with nuts for a flavorful trail mix, I hardly notice any aftertaste or tingle…

Have you tried Paleo Granola or Sensato Low Carb Granola?

If so which one was YOUR favorite?

I would love to hear your favorite flavor too, and how you prefer to eat it. Do you like it straight out of the bag as a healthy low carb snack, or have you used it to make trail mix – or even in low carb recipes?

I think either could easily make a great pie crust, or a “granola topping” on delicious low carb desserts. And of course both would make great trail food, or a big bowl of “crunchy snacks” to enjoy on a low carb diet.

A lot of people miss crunchy snacks when eating low carb!

Order Great Low Carb Paleo Granola at Netrition

Order Sensato Low Carb Granola at Netrition

You can see the ingredients & nutrition facts for each of those products by selecting a flavor from the drop down menu at the link above.


What are YOUR thoughts about each low carb granola?

Would you buy based on the price factor alone, or does the serving size / carb count matter more to you – or the ingredients? You’ve heard mine (I’m torn, lol), so I’m anxious to hear YOUR thoughts!


Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

 

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6 Responses to New: Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Carb Granola

  1. Gina says:

    I like the texture of the Sensato granola better from the looks of it but i think the ingredients in the Paleo granola are more wholesome and nutritious. I do wish it had a flavor with SF dried berries like blueberries or strawberries even cranberries then it’d be perfect
    Either one would be great on my greek yogurt i eat for breakfast.
    I noticed the sensato has oats in the ingredients. Oats is a starchy grain. That is not a low carb food. That might kick you out of ketosis. Idk.
    I might buy the Paleo version for that reason.
    I really like the looks of the cranberry sticky bar. That would be a great, grab and run food. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. Gina says:

    Oh i wanted to ask you, is the Paleo granola hard to chew. I have some chewing issues because of some missing molars. I need dentures in the future but for now i cannot eat anything that is hard to chew. Like those adkins trail bars. Or steak. Lol. πŸ™‚

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Gina! πŸ™‚ I have the same problem chewing due to an accident – I have a metal plate and screws in my lower jaw. Neither granola is hard to chew at all. The Paleo Granola has more of a good cookie texture – so even less crunchy than the Sensato Granola.

      I was torn on them too, lol – based on price, ingredients, serving size & carb count. So many factors to consider!! I do really like that the Paleo Granola doesn’t have any artificial sweetener taste or aftertaste or “cooling effect” to it. That’s definitely a plus!

      And I know the fact that it’s Gluten Free (the Paleo Granola) is important to many people…

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