Trying New Low Carb Foods (Two I Loved, One I Did NOT…)


 

Keto SnacksI didn’t end up making the low carb pasta I mentioned in my last food diary. I opted for take-out instead, like I said I might -lol.

But I did try 3 new low carb foods this week!

Two of them I loved, one I did NOT. πŸ˜›

Here’s what I ate on Wednesday and Thursday, what I thought of it, and my MyFitnessPal diaries so you can see how I logged my meals…

My Low Carb Meals on Wednesday

I had a Cinnamon Low Carb Cookie for breakfast, warmed up and topped with cream cheese.

Tip: If you warm cream cheese up for a few seconds, it gets fluffy & creamy! πŸ™‚

I love these cookies for a quick & easy (healthy!) meal replacement because they have perfect LCHF Macros, they’re made with real foods, they have NO sugar alcohol, they are HUGE and right at 400 calories – and they’re very filling.

Low Carb Meal Replacement - LCHF Gluten Free Cinnamon Cookie topped with Cream Cheese

The KNOW Cookies come in 4 flavors. I only get Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip & Double Chocolate (which is like a thick, fudgy brownie).

As you can see, they are the size of my whole hand – and very thick!

Low Carb Meal Replacement Cookies

In my last order I also decided to try the Know Thins, which are low carb crackers. All of their foods are gluten free too, by the way.

I had one Low Carb Wrap left from the same company too, so I made up a quick tuna salad with plain tuna and 2 TBSP of Creamy Spinach Dip – because I was out of mayo. πŸ˜‰

I knew the wrap would make an easy, filling low carb lunch – but I wanted to try a serving the new Thins too.

Know Foods Review - Low Carb Wraps and Thins

My favorite way to make the wraps is to either fry them in butter, or toast them in oven with shredded cheddar. I went with the latter this time, and as you can see (below) I measured out the dip for the tuna salad, and weighed the cheese on my handy little Ozeri Kitchen Scale.

Weighing & measuring is important for proper macro tracking!;)

Low Carb Food Tracking and Portion Control

Toasting the wrap in the oven at 350 until the cheese is melted makes it more firm and less flimsy, plus a cheddar lined wrap just tastes really good. πŸ™‚

Low Carb, Gluten Free Wraps

I stuffed that with about half the tuna salad and ate it like a “tuna taco” or low carb sandwich. πŸ™‚

Keto Wraps for Easy Low Carb Meals

Next I decided to try the Know Foods Thins, which were actually interesting and impressive! It can be REALLY hard to find a decent low carb cracker. πŸ˜›

My first impression: they’re like a cross between pringles and wheat thins. A nice crisp crunch! Some people described them as savory, I thought they were slightly sweet.

It turns out the taste depends on what you pair them with!

Low Carb Crackers with Tuna Salad

I love LOVE love these low carb crackers, and since they aren’t really “seasoned” I’m going to try making a low carb cookie/candy with them. πŸ™‚

Stay tuned for that fun, creative recipe idea!;)

For dinner I ate the Real Good Food Low Carb Pizza, because I was sent a couple to review – so I wanted to try it out. Everyone has been asking my opinion so I was anxious to review them.

I did NOT like it. I’ll share all the reasons why in my review (watch for that post next!), and also tell you what I would recommend instead. Because it’s not this. πŸ˜‰

Real Good Food - Low Carb Pizza

The third new thing I tried was a ChocZero Candy that I made with whole salted almonds. The combination of salted almonds and dark chocolate was amazingly delicious!! πŸ™‚

Low Carb Almond Candy - Easy To Make!

ChocZero Dipping Cups are SO much fun. πŸ™‚ I actually made this almond candy on a recent road trip, and totally forgot about it – so it was a fun find in my freezer, and a great treat. It was HUGE too so I only ate half of it.

You can see ALL of my fun ChocZero Creations here

The raspberry & white chocolate combo is MY fave!

 

My MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Wednesday:

MyFitnessPal LCHF Food Diary

Trying the Real Good Pizza screwed up my macros because it was too many carbs, and higher protein / lower fat. πŸ˜› Like I said, I’ll give you a detailed review in my next post…

 

My Low Carb Meals on Thursday

After trying all of those new low carb foods on Wednesday, because people have been asking me about the Pizzas and the Thins, I decided to keep it simple on Thursday. πŸ™‚

For breakfast I made a bowl of “low carb cereal” with 30 grams of raw pecan halves, 1/4 cup of Daisy brand cottage cheese, 3 servings (75 grams) of Chunky Musli mix, and 4 strawberries:

Low Carb Cereal - Keto Friendly and Gluten Free Cereal with cottage cheese and berries

 

I didn’t have a huge appetite on Thursday, so I made two meals out of that breakfast, then made two meals out of my lunch/dinner too – which was delivery. πŸ™‚

I ordered out and got a big fat Hamburger Steak with sauteed veggies (squash, zucchini, broccoli & cauliflower). It included carrots too, but I just picked those out:

Keto Delivery - Hamburger Steak and Sauteed Veggies

Like I said, I made two meals out of that as well, for four smaller meals that day. And also had the other half of my ChocZero Dipping Cup Candy that night too. ♥

 

My MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Thursday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary with Net Carbs, LCHF and Keto

How To Get Net Carbs In MyFitnessPal (Free!)

LCHF Macros: Simple Explanation & Illustration

Net Carbs: 20
Protein: 83 grams
Fat: 72% , Protein: 23%
Calories: 1577
Water: 48 ounces

 

We have coupon codes for both Know Foods and ChocZero:

Know Foods: use code IKNOWBETTER to save 20% on $50+

ChocZero: use code TravelingLowCarb to save 10% on any of their products, no minimum order.

If you have Amazon Prime and prefer to order things from Amazon, you can find Know Cookies on Amazon, and ChocoZero Dipping Cups on Amazon too. Note: the discount codes above DO NOT work on Amazon.

Know Foods uses Allulose as the sweetener, which causes a lot of confusion…

They are required to label allulose AS sugar, but it is NOT sugar. 28 grams of allulose = 2 carbs. I explained that in the video below, along with which Know Foods products I recommend, which I don’t recommend – and why. πŸ˜‰

Also read this article about Allulose to understand it better.

It actually has some interesting health benefits!

I’m having another Know cookie for breakfast this morning, but chocolate chip this time. πŸ™‚ They’re SO good, and such an easy grab & go low carb meal replacement.

Then I’m going to finish the beautiful ribeye I had last night when I went out to dinner with Aaron. That thing was HUGE, lol…

I still want to make the low carb pasta dish because I’m thinking it will be really good with the Italian Herb Style sausage I tried last week.

And I’m anxious to test out that cookie/candy recipe with the Know Thins – because I’m SURE that’s going to make an amazing treat! ♥

Work has been crazy busy lately, and I still want to make time for my “real life” (my beautiful great dane Slim, my relationship with Aaron, hiking & exercise too of course) so finding time to “play” in the kitchen has been tough this week. πŸ˜›

Trying new low carb foods is fun! Until it’s not…

I do love trying new things, because it really helps you mix things up and avoid “food boredom” which is common on a low carb diet. Well, I love it and it’s all fun… until it’s NOT (like that pizza, lol).

That’s what I love most about services like Keto Krate and Keto Delivered, by the way. It saves me the trouble of hunting down new low carb food ideas – they’re just delivered right to your door.

It’s like a big birthday surprise every month. πŸ™‚ I love that! It’s how I’ve discovered lots of low carb foods that became staples, and awesome additions to my lifestyle.

It’s also such a nice way to REWARD yourself.

I’m trying them out next (Keto Delivered) so stay tuned for my review on that as well. You can learn more about them here:

 

How are things going with you?

I would LOVE to hear anything new that YOU have tried lately. What are your favorite low carb foods or products, or how do you mix things up so you don’t get bored eating low carb?

Leave a comment & let’s chat.;)

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. If someone you love is stumped about what to get you for Christmas, or for your next birthday, you should tell them a keto delivery box, some ChocZero dipping cups, or a big box full of low carb cookies. πŸ˜‰ Talk about a GREAT gift you can ENJOY, and an awesome way to support your health goals!

Of course, I’m big on gifting myself. πŸ˜€ haha.

Speaking of, it’s getting to be that time of year – we should work on a “Low Carb Gift Guide” for fun creative gift ideas for low carb friends & family.

I’ll start the discussion on Facebook and gather ideas and share that with you as soon as I get a list together. πŸ˜‰ *cheers*

 

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18 Responses to Trying New Low Carb Foods (Two I Loved, One I Did NOT…)

  1. ,Gina says:

    Do you warm up the creme cheese with the cookie or separate. ?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Gina πŸ™‚

      This time I warmed them up together, since I was warming up the cookie anyway. But otherwise I would warm up the cream cheese by itself, if I were going to dip berries & pecans in it for example.

  2. ,Gina says:

    Thank you so very much for your honesty in reviewing Know products. I ordered the cookies and waffles but i wish i had ordered to get the wraps. My cookies are slow in getting to me as well. I cannot wait to get my order
    Lyn. I use SF jam on my waffles instead of syrup. It is good too. I am not a big fan of syrup. I rather have a nice blackberry or blueberry sf jam on my waffles.
    I love that these products are made with super foods
    These products will change my lc life for sure. I am soooooo excited about these products
    YOU ARE THE BEST. LYN
    THE best day of my life is when i found your web site etc. I been following you for a year now.
    Your lc web site and posts help me get some more weight off again after being on a stall for a while
    I gained some lbs after going off low carb for a short while but now it is all coming off again
    LC has to be my way of eating for the rest of my life to maintain or lose weight. I am so excited about having these great products to keep me from getting off track again
    Thanks again for the tips and reviews
    Oh can you send me the link for the smart cakes. Your honesty in your reviews is great. I def cannot afford to waste my money on not so good products. TY. Gina

  3. Rhonda Smith says:

    I LOVE the Real Good pizzas. I pair a personal size with a side salad and it is delicious and filling. I have a freezer full of these pizzas, they are great.

  4. Dalene says:

    Thank you so much for your blog. I have learned more from you than any other keto blog. I especially like your information about eating out. We eat out a lot as we are retired and travel. Again, thank you so much.

  5. Anne says:

    I tried the Know crackers. They were wonderful. They were really good with peanut butter. The Know marshmallows were worse than horrible. I wanted to make a Smore with them. Yuck! There is a brand of low carb marshmallow sold on Netrition that is very good. My husband loved the waffles smothered with butter and sugar free syrup.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Aaron loved the waffles too. πŸ™‚ They were too high in carbs for my taste. But I’m carb stingy, lol.

      The crackers (thins) are GREAT, I agree!! I haven’t tried the marshmallows, but I never really liked marshmallows before – so that didn’t appeal to me to even try. I’ve heard mixed reviews on those.

      So far my favorite products are the cookies and thins, and I do like the wraps too.

  6. Virginia Thompson says:

    Can’t thank you enough for your reviews on low carb food! Because of your reviews I have ordered from KNOW and the choc zero cups…can’t wait until they come. Was wondering if you had ever made your own mayo…one egg and a cup of olive oil or avacado oil. I like to add a squeeze of lemon and salt and pepper. It’s nice to have that option when you are out of mayo. I do find that you need to use a good quality hand stick blender to mix it up. Have you ever read the ingredients in mayo? Soybean oil…yuck! Thanks again!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Oh wow Virginia – that seems simple enough! πŸ™‚ I haven’t ever tried that, but I may next time I’m out of mayo. Thank you!!

      The choczero cups are SOOO good! I’m hooked on those, and really love the things I’ve discovered from Know Foods lately too. It’s nice to have GOOD low carb options.

      I’m really glad you’re enjoying the reviews. πŸ™‚ I have tons of new things to review so stay tuned… I can’t wait to try Dee’s newest mixes! Here’s the last batch of mixes I tried from her line: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/18963/new-low-carb-desserts/ They’re always so good, and fun to work with!

  7. Nicole Deckard says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I really appreciate the honest reviews and always look forward to hearing your feedback. I look forward to trying the cookie. Keep smilin’!

    Nicole

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