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. 😛

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! 🙂

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. 😉

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. 🙂

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. 🙂

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. 😛

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. 🙂

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. 😉

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!! 🙂

Low Carb Almond Candy - Easy To Make!

ChocZero Dipping Cups are SO much fun. 🙂 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. 😛 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. 🙂

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. 🙂

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. 😉

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. 🙂 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. 😛

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. 🙂 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. 😉 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. 😀 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. 😉 *cheers*

 

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