I’ve gradually been putting on weight and since I’m nearing 70 it’s time to deal with this. My doctor recommended low carb and I’ve had success in the past. I’m wondering if there are any products - bread, pasta, etc. - that are decent tasting? I’m not a big bread lover but an occasional half sandwich or toast for breakfast is nice. I’d appreciate any recommendations.
(Just a note. I have no interest in discussing the merits or not of a low carb diet. Thanks.)
I buy this at Sprouts for about $4. Tastes much better toasted. I usually make avocado toast with it or top it with cottage cheese and a bit of Marmite. I also buy low carb tortillas for breakfast burritos, fajitas and wraps. I buy these from Sprouts and Costco.
Also, low carb doesn’t mean you have to cut out normal bread completely. Have one slice of your favorite bread instead of two, and make a half sandwich, or an open faced sandwich.
Looking at the label, Ezekial Sprouted Grain bread has 12 grams of net carbs per 34-gram slice, which is more than the 10 grams of net carbs you’d get from a 22-gram slice of Sara Lee whole-wheat bread. To normalize the comparison, Ezekial has 35 grams of net carbs per 100 grams, only 8% less than Sara Lee.
The Oasis Low Carb Flaxseed has 6 grams of net carbs per 22-gram slice. It makes up the volume with protein.
Per two-ounce serving, De Cecco 100% semolina spaghetti has 39 grams net carbs.
Dreamfields cuts that by 8% to 36 grams by substituting inulin, wheat gluten, xanthan gum, and pectin for some of the semolina. A serving with five grams of net carbs would be about a quarter of an ounce.
Trader Joe’s doesn’t market its whole-grain crispbread as low-carb, but compared with Wasa’s, both 22 grams per cracker, TJ’s has 4 four grams net carbs, Wasa has 8. TJ’s uses seeds and bran in place of some of the flour.
Thanks. I missed that at TJs. I tried Nature’s Own (I think) bread, four slices, different way, different days and through it in the trash. I’ve gotten low carb whole wheat flour tortillas. Had one last night and it was decent. Got the Rustic Bakery Walnut ones and they’re quite tasty. Walnuts with sesame,flax, sunflower & pumpkin sees. Six nets carbs for an oz. Haven’t weighed but should be a fair amount. Nice for putting some cheese on
I understand. I’d rather have a really small amount of something really good than a larger amount of not-very-good. I’m having very few carbs and no alcohol! so these are my little splurges. Last night’s dessert was TWO strawberries, a dollop of sour cream and about a teaspoon of blackberry puree. A splurge