Here I’ll share various low-carb tips that I’ve discovered over many years.

Chocolate and Nuts, A Match Made in Heaven! (February 2, 2024)

The best brand for me in keeping the carb count low and the taste high, is Skinny Chocolate Covered Nuts. It satisfies my sweet tooth craving for chocolate while having about half the sugar of other brands. Real ingredients and really good!

Whaat? Chicken Chips?? (November 11,2023)

Yes indeed! These honestly are addictive like real potato chips. So crispy that you will have to portion control by putting them in a bowl and stashing the bag in your pantry! Wilde Protein Chips come in different flavors, however I love the Buffalo Style Wilde Chips that are super tangy and spicy. With 10 gms of protein and only 8 gms of carbs in 20 chips, well, that’s my kind of snack! I found Costco was more economical than online shopping.

Weigh Your Options (June 23, 2022)

Carb counting can be a challenge, however you can take the guess work out with the push of a button. Carb-food scales are so user friendly now. I have had mine for over 20 years…still use it….. still works!

Read Labels and Check Nutritional Facts (April 6, 2022)

We are often in a hurry when we run to the grocery store to get ingredients for a recipe. I get it! However, it’s worth the time to turn the package over to check the ingredients and the Nutritional Facts. Sometimes labels can misrepresent the total carbs and/or other ingredients could’ve be added, which can change the carb count.

Crackers! (April 5, 2022)

I was pleasantly surprised when I found a huge 4” x 3” cracker with only 6 carbohydrates! Not a big deal unless you love crackers like I do! Norwegian Crispbread at Trader Joe’s is super crunchy with a variety of seeds: sunflower, sesame, and flax. Such a good find since most crackers are much smaller with more carbs. It makes a great snack with your favorite nut butter or a slice of cheese.

Panko vs Regular Bread Crumbs? (April 4, 2022)

Many recipes call for breadcrumbs, however; I always prefer Panko Japanese Style for two reasons. 1) They are lighter and more airy than regular breadcrumbs, which creates a beautiful golden crust on just about anything baked or fried. 2) They are lower in carbs! For example, 1 cup of Panko has just 48 carbs compared to 1 cup of regular breadcrumbs that has 72 carbs. Hmmm 48 or 72? Easy choice!!