Keto Nutella Fat Bombs

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Fat bombs are bite-sized snacks that are sugar-free, very low in carbohydrates, and high in fat, and they can be sweet or savory. They’re usually designed to help keep you in ketosis, but you don’t have to be in ketosis to enjoy fat bombs. Our bodies need fat to thrive, so there’s an easy Paleo-friendly adaptation included below.

And what better way to enjoy a fat bomb than with the famous flavors of Nutella! Nutty, earthy, and distinct hazelnut flavor paired with rich chocolate are what give Nutella its nutella-ness, and those foods are both keto and Paleo-friendly. Just add some creamy coconut oil and whatever sweetener you prefer, depending on if you’d prefer to keep it keto or Paleo, and you’re in business!

This dessert is gluten-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free. So no matter who you’re cooking for, there’s something for everyone to love!

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Keto Nutella Fat Bombs

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Made in the blender with just four ingredients, these are the perfect no-bake treat or dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword fat bombs, nutella
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 182kcal

Equipment

  • High speed blender or food processor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup hazelnut butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder or substitute cacao powder + 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 – 3.5 tbsp monk fruit sweetener swerve (erythritol), or xylotol, or substitute any Paleo or Keto friendly sweetener of choice – see notes below for more options.
  • 1/2 tsp flakey sea salt optional
  • 1 tbsp chopped hazelnuts optional

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor. Blend until completely smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into 12 lined muffin cups and transfer to the refrigerator. If you aren’t using muffin cups, transfer the mixture to a bowl and set in the refrigerator.
  • Allow the fat bombs to chill for at least 30 minutes. Remove the fat bombs from the muffin cups or scoop from the bowl into small 1-2 inch balls. Sprinkle with flakey sea salt and hazelnuts, if using. Keep chilled in the refrigerator or freezer until you're ready to serve, and enjoy!

Notes

Keto-friendly sweetener substitutions: 1/4 tsp liquid stevia.

Paleo sweetener options: 4 dates, 4 tablespoons maple syrup, or 4 tablespoons agave.

To store: Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 2-4 weeks or freezer for 1-2 months. Keep chilled until serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg


Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

Keto Nutella Fat Bombs Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Feta and Roasted Red Pepper Dip

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In my humble opinion, picnics are ubiquitous with summer & no al fresco dining experience is complete without crisp, crunchy vegetables & an accompanying dip. Here’s one of our favorites. A simplified version of Greek Ktipiti, this recipe combines the briny tang of fresh feta with the sweet, slightly smokey undernote of roasted red bell peppers. Cutting the traditional heat allows the flavor of an accompanying crudités to shine through, although you could always jazz things up with a dash of hot sauce or pinch of red chili flakes.

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Feta & Roasted Red Pepper Dip

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This recipe combines the briny tang of fresh feta with the sweet, slightly smokey undernote of roasted red bell peppers.
Course Dip
Cuisine Greek
Calories 84kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 2 red bell peppers halved & seeded
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
  • Arrange halved peppers cut-side down on baking sheet.
  • Locate a glass or ceramic bowl large enough when inverted to cover the peppers, set aside.
  • Roast peppers for 40 minutes, until skins are soft & blackened.
  • Invert bowl over charred peppers, creating a steam bath.
  • After 15 minutes, remove the charred skins from the peppers.
  • Using the processor, combine the skinned peppers, feta cheese, olive oil, garlic, black pepper and salt, until thick and creamy.
  • Chill before serving.

Notes

Naturally low-carb & gluten-free.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 485mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g


Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

Feta and Roasted Red Pepper Dip Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Gobble Review: Make Tasty Meals Without the Hassle

As many of us continue to stay at home more than usual, finding new ways to make creative, easy and healthy dinners is a priority for many. Recently, I tried out a meal kit delivery service from Gobble and thought I would share my thoughts as a mom of two living with type 1 diabetes.

I received the products at no charge and all opinions are my own.

Who They Are

Gobble is a meal kit delivery service that aims to make delicious, home-cooked meals fast and easy to prepare. Everything you need is sent out perfectly portioned, and each meal takes about 15 minutes to make. They offer a great variety of dinner menus and incorporate a lot of classic dishes that can please all kinds of palates, including kids’!

Services Offered

You can select from the traditional Gobble box dinner plan that features classic dishes, or opt for the Lean and Clean version, which features “lean proteins, healthy fats, and under 600 calories per serving” while still delivering the “and convenience and flavors of Gobble’s 15-minute dinner kits.”

For each option, you can select to have dinner delivered for either two or four people, either three or four days per week. You can customize your choices, and request accommodations for dairy-, nut-, and gluten-free items. Meals start as low as $11.99 per serving, and you can skip deliveries or cancel your subscription hassle-free.

My Review

I tried out three different meals from Gobble and was impressed with all of them:

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Green Bean Casserole & Mashed Potatoes: This one was a classic and rustic choice. We all enjoyed it, and I just skipped the mashed potatoes, to make life easier for blood sugar management. The green bean casserole was delicious and the skin on the chicken came out super crispy! My husband and four-year-old daughter loved it, too!

Miso-Glazed Salmon with (Soba) Noodles & Snow Peas: I am the fish-eater in the family, so I was thrilled to receive a well-portioned a fresh-looking piece of skin-on Salmon. Again, preparation was easy-to-follow, and quick, and the meal came out great! One caveat: I substituted my own edamame noodles in place of the Soba noodles to keep the carb count down. Delicious!

Citrus Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry: This meal was an option from the “Lean and Clean” plan, and it was super quick to make! Most of the dinners I eat are basically some protein and non-starchy vegetables, so this was right up my alley. The sauce was a bit sweet, but I used it sparingly and was able to enjoy this filling and delicious meal without a blood sugar spike, which is always a win!

Summary

The two big factors that make the Gobble meal kit delivery service a winner in my book are:

  • They do not skimp on the protein!
  • The meals are really quick and easy to make (and most importantly, taste great, of course!)

Do you use a meal kit delivery service? Have you tried Gobble? How has your experience been? Please share your thoughts in the comments; we love hearing from our readers!

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Celiac Disease: What You Need to Know

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that affects nearly 8% of all people living with diabetes and only 1% of the general population. Celiac presents as an immune response to eating gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye products, which can cause inflammation of the gut.

Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease are often diagnosed together, both being autoimmune conditions. This article will explain what celiac disease is, what are the common symptoms, how to treat it, and strategies for living with this condition if you have diabetes.

What Exactly Is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a common autoimmune disease in the United States, with more than 200,000 new diagnoses per year. In people who develop celiac disease, their immune system responds to the protein gluten, creating inflammation that can damage the lining of the small intestines over time. If left untreated, it can cause serious medical complications such as chronic diarrhea, malnutrition, anemia, weight loss, ulcers, and bowel cancer.

What Are the Symptoms of Celiac Disease?

The most common symptoms of celiac disease include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Fatigue
  • Foul-smelling stool
  • Weight loss
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

Many adults with celiac disease present with symptoms completely unrelated to the GI tract, including:

  • Anemia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Skin rashes
  • Headache
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Joint pain

Even worse, some patients have no symptoms at all, so if you are at heightened risk for celiac disease, be sure to get checked regularly to catch it early to prevent negative health outcomes later on down the line.

How Is It Diagnosed?

According to the Mayo Clinic, celiac disease is diagnosed by two blood tests. Doctors will use serology testing to detect elevated levels of antibodies in the blood. If detected, this indicates an immune response to gluten, and thus a diagnosis of celiac disease is made. Additionally, genetic testing for leukocyte antigens (HLA-DQ2 & HLA-DQ8) can be used to rule out celiac disease in patients. If you have symptoms of celiac disease or suspect that you have the condition, talk with your doctor about getting these blood tests.

What Is the Connection Between Diabetes and Celiac Disease?

Since type 1 diabetes and celiac are both autoimmune diseases, developing one condition increases the likelihood of developing the other condition. There is no link between developing type 2 diabetes and celiac disease. Nearly 8% of people with type 1 diabetes also have celiac disease, which is 8 times higher than the general population of 1%.

Since the prevalence is so high, it is helpful that people with both type 1 diabetes or celiac disease are regularly tested for the other condition. Undiagnosed celiac disease in people with type 1 diabetes can cause unstable blood sugar levels, and damage absorption of nutrients in foods necessary to manage diabetes.

What Causes Celiac Disease?

Like type 1 diabetes, the exact cause of celiac disease is unknown. It is a combination of genetics and environmental triggers such as infant-feeding practices (bottle versus breastfed), gastrointestinal infections, and the health of one’s microbiome may contribute as well. Other environmental triggers such as surgery, blunt trauma, pregnancy, childbirth, stress, or infections can also cause celiac disease.

What Are the Risk Factors for Celiac Disease?

Risk factors for celiac disease include:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Family history of celiac disease
  • Having either the HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8 gene
  • Down syndrome or Turner syndrome
  • Hashimoto disease
  • Colitis
  • Addison’s disease

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How Do You Treat Celiac Disease?

There is no cure for celiac disease, but by following a strict gluten-free diet, you can live a long and healthy life with the condition. Work with your doctor to find an eating plan that will work for you.

A recent study found a small but significantly increased risk of death in people with celiac disease, with mortality at the highest risk for those diagnosed between 18 and 39 years old. The study revealed that the risk of death was increased in the first year after diagnosis, but persisted even ten years later.

The increased risk of death for people with celiac disease is associated with complications from chronic inflammation, such as heart disease, cancer, and respiratory disease.

Managing Celiac Disease With Type 1 Diabetes

Managing celiac disease with type 1 diabetes will take more discipline, intention, and structure to what and how you eat. While a double diagnosis of celiac disease and type 1 diabetes is not something that anyone wants, people who already live with type 1 diabetes are somewhat advantageous when they receive a celiac disease diagnosis.

People living with diabetes are already used to closely monitoring what and how they eat, and are more likely to already follow a lower-carbohydrate diet, usually with fewer grains, and thus gluten. More than ever before, grocery stores and restaurants are offering gluten-free options, with everything from cereal to bread to waffles to lasagna being accessible for people with celiac disease. Check out our top recommendations for gluten-free and diabetes-friendly snacks.

Work with your doctor and nutritionist to find an eating plan that will work for both your celiac disease and type 1 diabetes to ensure that you’re getting all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you require to thrive. As you assimilate to a gluten-free lifestyle, make sure to keep a close watch on your blood sugars, as malabsorption issues may have been having an altering effect on your levels. Note any differences, and talk about them with your doctor and care team.

Complications of Celiac Disease

You can live a long, normal life with celiac disease, but it will take some lifestyle adjustments. If left untreated, celiac disease can contribute to the following complications:

  • Osteoporosis, due to malabsorption of key nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D
  • Malnutrition, leading to anemia and weight loss. This can also stunt or slow growth
  • Infertility and miscarriage
  • Lactose intolerance, from a damaged small intestine; once you’ve been eating a gluten-free diet for 6 months to a year, the healed small intestine should help with the digestion of dairy once again
  • Cancer, including intestinal lymphoma and small bowel cancer
  • Nervous system problems, such as seizures and peripheral neuropathy

While it’s a serious and incurable condition, celiac disease doesn’t have to greatly affect your life. Work with your doctor and care team to adjust to a strict, gluten-free diet, and you can live a long, healthy life with celiac. If you have signs or symptoms of celiac disease and are at heightened risk for developing it, contact your doctor to get tested right away.

Source: diabetesdaily.com

10 Healthy Foods to Look For at Target

Target has become the one-stop shop for all things needed for my family and for my health. Whether it is clothing, vitamins, decor, or snacks, I am always sure to come home with more than I need. Having a store like Target means fewer errands and knowing I can pick up healthy foods and snacks for my family makes this trip worthwhile every time.

Luckily Target takes the health of their customers seriously and has increased their healthy options double-fold over the last few years. Some of our favorite brands within the diabetes online community, such as Perfect Bar and Skinny Dipped Peanuts, are stocked plentiful so be sure to look for these food items on your next visit.

Quest 4 Cheese Thin Crust Pizza

Quest 4-Cheese Thin Crust Pizza

This is a great option for you and your busy family. Having a healthy pizza readily available will help you to avoid the last-minute take out which often is loaded with calories and carbs. This pizza tastes delicious and is packed with protein coming in at 27 grams per serving and 6 grams net carbs per serving. It will be sure to taste great and keep you full for hours.

Healthy Choice Frozen Power Bowls Chicken Marinara With Cauliflower Rice

Healthy Choice Frozen Power Bowls Chicken Marinara With Cauliflower Rice

Healthy Choice Power Bowls are a great option for a quick meal that offers a ton of protein. They offer an assortment of meals but this is one of my favorite and won’t mess with your blood sugars since it contains only 10 grams of carbs. With only 210 calories and 19 grams of protein, this is a great dinner option that tastes great too.

Apple Gate Natural No Sugar Chicken and Herb Breakfast Sausage

AppleGate Naturals No Sugar Chicken & Herb Breakfast Sausage

This gluten-free breakfast sausage is a great and wholesome choice for your children and yourself. Each serving contains no carbohydrates, 10 grams of protein and is full of flavor, making it a great option for breakfast or for any time of the day. The best part is that it won’t impact your blood sugars much at all, even if you do dose insulin for protein.

Two Good Vanilla Greek Style Yogurt

Two Good Vanilla Greek Style Yogurt

I have not liked Greek yogurt until I tried Two Good yogurt. I absolutely love this yogurt and it has quickly become a staple in my home. I choose the vanilla so I can add dark chocolate chips or strawberries. This yogurt only contains 3 grams of carbs and has 12 grams of protein per serving, making this a great choice at all times of the day. I highly recommend trying out some of their other flavors as well.

Good and Gather Asiago Kale Salad Kit

Good & Gather Asiago Kale Salad Kit

This salad can make for a delicious lunch, post-gym snack, or a side dish for your favorite dish. The Asiago Kale salad kit includes kale, radicchio, Brussel sprouts, Focaccia crumbles, and Asiago cheese and comes with a tasty lemon garlic vinaigrette. Containing 11 grams of carbs, this is a tasty salad that I highly recommend picking up on your next Target trip.

Skinny Dipped Almonds

Skinny Dipped Almonds

I tried Skinny Dipped Almonds a few years back and reviewed it for Diabetes Daily. It has since been something I grab on every target trip. This naturally gluten-free snack has an assortment of flavors and has 5 grams of protein and 11 grams of carbs per serving. The flavor is rich and satisfies my sweet tooth!

Green Giant Riced Veggies Cauliflower Risotto Medley

Green Giant Riced Veggies Cauliflower Risotto Medley

This gluten-free, low-carb, and low-calorie alternative to rice and pasta is absolutely delicious and can make you forget all about those starchy sides. Coming in at 4 grams of carbs and 20 calories per serving, this is a great and healthy choice that your blood sugars will also thank you for.

Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Soft Tacos

Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Soft Tacos

I am so glad I stumbled across these during one of my many shopping trips to Target. They quickly became my go-to for lunch wraps and Taco Tuesdays. Coming in at only 3 grams net carbs and 5 grams of protein per serving, these won’t spike your blood sugars and they taste great, too.

Perfect Bites

Perfect Bites

This organic, gluten-free snack is great on-the-go and full of flavor. The chocolate tastes rich and decadent and this snack only comes in at 11 grams of carbs and contains 7 grams of protein. This line is kid-friendly and diabetes-friendly so be sure to check out all their products. I also reviewed the Perfect Bar for Diabetes Daily a few years back and enjoyed them a great deal!

Health Warriors Chia Bars Chocolate Peanut Butter

Health Warriors Chia Bars Chocolate Peanut Butter

This gluten-free bar contains only 3 grams of sugar making this a great snack that won’t mess with your blood sugars. It comes in a variety of flavors so there is sure to be one for you. It can be a great and delicious choice for kids, too!

Target is a great place for you to pick up all your household needs. Knowing that there are healthy meal and snack options for me and my family gives me yet another excuse to head to Target. I am sure I’ll come home with more than just the things on this list!

Have you found good healthy finds at Target? Share and comment below!

Source: diabetesdaily.com

My Review: Sun Basket Meal Kit Delivery

Here at Diabetes Daily, we recently tried out several different meal kit delivery services and we learned that while pricey, they did save us a lot of time and mental efforts when it came to preparing meals for our family. One of the caveats for our family’s meals is that we often eat a lower-carb diet to help optimally manage our type 1 diabetes, while other family members may eat a little bit higher carbohydrate than we do, not entirely avoiding items like pasta and potatoes.

One of the reasons we chose to try out the Sun Basket meal kit delivery service was because they seemed to offer a lot of different options we thought would be able to meet our very low-carb requirements while also offering additional options that would please other family members. We received several meal kits and snacks at no charge and all opinions are my own.

Sunbasket box

Photo credit: Sun Basket

Sun Basket

Sun Basket offers a variety of meal kit delivery plans and strives to provide numerous options, including, among others:

  • Gluten-Free
  • Mediterranean
  • Pescatarian
  • Vegan
  • Carb-conscious

The company aims to source their food responsibly and be environmentally-friendly by working with local farmers and ensuring that their packaging is recyclable whenever possible. Also, over 99% of the food shipped by Sun Basket is organic.

Excitingly, the company offers a variety of meal types, including breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snack items as well.

You can view the specific meal kit plans here and also check out the pricing breakdown here. The average price per serving comes in at about $11-12 USD.

Our Review

We sampled the following items from Sun Basket:

Overall, we were very happy with the product packaging (complete in a brown paper bag), protein and produce quality, as well as with the ease of following each recipe.

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We thoroughly enjoyed all of their meals and found them to be easy on our blood sugars. One stand-out was the steak with roasted sweet potatoes. I had never tried chimichurri before and was pleasantly surprised by the flavor. Also, I am a sucker for sweet potato fries and the little cubes only took a few minutes in my air fryer. I plan on preparing them this way moving forward. I also enjoyed the other meals and found the instructions very easy to follow and perfect for the cook-challenged.

Conclusions

Overall, here at Diabetes Daily, we were very happy with the meal kit and snack options offered by this company. We like the idea of having the a-la-carte options when it comes to the snacks, in addition to the variety of meals that are offered each week. We appreciated the organic protein and produce and was very pleased to see that everything was very fresh. The available options made it easy for us to stick to lower-carb eating while allowing our families the option of having more carbohydrates on the side. If you’re considering investing in a meal kit delivery service, Sun Basket should definitely be on your radar, especially if you need a variety of options to please your family!

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Rowdy Bar: The First Prebiotic Energy Bar

Rowdy Bars are a deliciously healthy option for ultrarunners, kid athletes, busy moms, and everything in between. This tasty energy bar promotes good gut health while providing your body with essential protein and prebiotic fibers.

I received samples from Rowdy Bar at no charge. I was not additionally compensated for this review and all opinions are my own.

What Are Rowdy Bars?

Rowdy Bars were created to help promote a healthy gut and a positive outlook on life. The bars are loaded with fiber, protein, and healthy fats and will not spike blood sugar. The secret ingredient is yacon root, which is a root vegetable, that is made of mostly insoluble fibers. These are sugars that the body does not digest, which gives this vegetable its health benefits. Yacon has anti-hyperglycemic effects which means that the body will not absorb it, therefore not spoking our blood glucose levels, which is very helpful for those of us living with diabetes. It also helps prevent the build-up of bad cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, and boosts liver health, along with other health benefits.

All of the bars are non-GMO and gluten-free. They are also dairy-free and soy-free. Each bar is under 200 calories, and range in carbs from 15-23 grams, but you must take into account the fiber, which will make the net carbs much less. There is minimal fat and each one packs 8-14 grams of protein, depending on the flavor bar you choose.

Who Are They?

Kellie, as an ultrarunner and outdoor enthusiast, was always mindful of what she ate. In 2013 she started a clean eating journey, but at the same time started experiencing bad stomach pain, which led to gallstones. After getting her gallbladder removed and being diagnosed with hypothyroidism, she believes the root of these issues began with her digestive health. She continued on her clean eating journey, educated herself further and Rowdy Bar came to life.

How Do They Taste?

I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of all of the Rowdy Bars I received. This bar is more of a chewy consistency but also packs in some crunch. My favorite was the Chocolaty Cookie Dough. It had chunks of rich chocolate in each bite. It did not taste like a low-sugar substitute, it tasted rich and delicious. I also loved the Peanutty Dark Chocolate where the peanut butter tasted like the real thing. The Blueberry Almond Tart is a delicious choice in the morning to pair with a cup of coffee on the go. The Sunflower Butter and Berries is another one I love to start my day with, this flavor is a great combination! While I am not a fan of coconut, the Chocolate Coconut Cashew was well-liked by a friend at the gym and gave her the energy she needed to push through our workout.

Where Can I Purchase Rowdy Bars and What Do They Cost?

You can buy Rowdy Bars directly from their website or you can use their store locator to find a retail store by you. Prices start at $23.99 for a box of 12 and if you subscribe you can benefit from discounted prices. Also, be sure to check their social media as they do offer sales and promotions.

Conclusion

Rowdy Prebiotic Bars are a great choice if you are mindful of a healthy gut and a healthy lifestyle. These bars are loaded with fiber, protein and healthy fats and are low on the glycemic index thanks to their special ingredient, yacon root, so these bars will not spike your blood sugar. You can enjoy a healthy snack without the worry, I highly recommend it!

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Gluten-Free and Diabetes-Friendly Store Bought Snacks

For people living with Celiac disease, or with gluten sensitivities, eating a gluten-free diet is necessary in order to avoid gastrointestinal issues. Over time, gluten-free options have become more mainstream with many brands joining in to cater to those who must eat a gluten-free diet.

Being a busy adult (and possibly parent, too) doesn’t leave much time to plan and pack lunches and snacks and plan ahead for ourselves. Thankfully, there are a lot of store-bought options that are both diabetes-friendly and gluten-free. You can send your children off to school, a playdate, or a sporting event knowing that their blood sugars won’t spike and their stomachs will be at ease. You can grab a snack on your way to exercise without worry. Having snacks that cater to people with Celiac or gluten sensitivities can make for a much easier way of eating and living.

Here are some healthy, gluten-free snacks you can buy online or in the grocery store:

Annie’s Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

They are gluten-free and come individually packed so a perfect snack for on the go. They contain 20 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber making this a 17 gram net carb snack. They are delicious and contain no artificial flavors, making this a snack you feel good about giving!

Justin’s Almond Butter

It makes for a great spread on your child’s favorite veggies. It is gluten-free and only contains dry roasted almonds and palm oil. In single-serving packs, containing 5 grams net carb, this is an easy and effortless snack to send your kids off for the day with.

Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies

Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies

They are delicious cookies that taste fresh out of the oven. They come in single-serving packs with all flavors containing 20 grams carb or less. They are all nut-free, gluten-free and vegan cookies and have flavors such as chocolate chip, double chocolate brownie, ginger spice and snickerdoodle.

Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges

They are rich and delicious and can be paired with any vegetable of your choosing. They also now have Laughing Cheese on the Go with individual packs containing whole wheat breadsticks coming in at only 14 grams carb.

Enlightened Ice Cream

Their new keto line has many flavors that are gluten-free! You can find this information listed on the product page for each individual flavor. They also have Dough Bites, Fruit Infusions and a Cheesecake line that are also glutenfree. The ice cream is rich, creamy and delicious and all contain just 1 gram net carb!

Skinnydipped Almonds

They are great if you like sweet and salty. These almonds come dusted in chocolate. It comes packed with protein and less sugar than the traditional options, with the milk chocolate version coming in at 11 grams of carb.

Gaea Olive Snacks

They are less than 1 gram carb per serving and are packed with bold flavor. If you are a fan of olives, you will be sure to enjoy one of their assorted flavors. This is sure to satisfy your need for salt should you be craving!

Kind Bars

They are one of my favorite snacks to grab and go. They come in a variety of flavors with about 6 grams of protein and only 5 grams of sugar per bar, making this a perfect snack before a workout or a work meeting.

Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame

It is a great high-protein snack with a whopping 14 grams of protein per serving. It is also low-carb with only 9 grams of carb per serving. If you are looking for a crunchy snack, this is a great choice!

Harvest Snacks Green Pea and Red Lentil Crisps

They are made from wholesome ingredients, green pea, red lentil and black beans straight from the farm. Every bite has a crunch, flavor and wholesome nutrition. With 11 grams net carb and 5 grams of protein, this is an excellent option for snacking.

Quest Protein Chips

They are delicious and come in flavors that will make you think you are eating the real thing. With the original chips and tortilla chips in a variety of flavors all coming around 5 grams or less net carb, this is one to try on your next shopping trip!

Epic Pork Rinds

They are gluten-free and soy-free and can be eaten as a snack or used as a breading alternative. With 0 grams carb per serving and 8 grams of protein, this is an excellent choice that will not mess with your blood sugars.

Perfect Kids Organic and Refrigerated Snack Bar

They are delicious and a nice upgrade from all the other snack bars just hanging around in your pantry. These taste rich like real peanut butter and with the kid-size serving, it only has 11 grams of carb and 6 grams of protein making this a good choice that can let your kids not be distracted by rising blood sugar.

Whisps Cheese Crisps

They are one of my favorite snacks to grab at the grocery store. I can eat these and not feel like I’m consuming too many calories or carbs. They come in a variety of flavors and only contain 1 gram of carb per serving and pack in 10 grams of protein as well.

Duke’s Original Smoked Shorty Sausages

They contain 7 grams of protein and only 1 gram carb per serving. These sausages are naturally seasoned, slow-dried and cured and contain no MSG or artificial preservatives. This is the type of snack that would be great for a road trip or camping.

Gluten-free snacks are also helpful when people living with diabetes experience low blood sugar. It is important to remember this at moments of distress so that you can quickly bring your blood sugar back up without creating gastrointestinal issues as well.

Sun-Maid California Raisins

Sun Maid California Sun-Dried Raisins

They make for a great snack when you are in need. They are all natural and contain nothing artificial and with 20 grams of sugar will be sure to get your blood sugars back in range quickly!

Annie’s Bunny Fruit Snacks

They are great for treating lows since they contain 19 grams of carbs per pack. They come in an assortment of flavors, contain 100% the daily value of vitamin C and are made with all real ingredients so you don’t have to worry about any negative effects of treating your low blood sugar.

Living with Celiac means being extra cautious and selective when choosing your food. Add in living with diabetes and it feels like the options become limited. But with these great companies catering to people’s needs, you can be sure to find something you love!

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

This content originally appeared on ForGoodMeasure. Republished with permission.

In many ways, peanut butter is as American as apple pie. Truth be told, peanuts are native to South America. Ironically, Spanish & Portuguese explorers brought the legume to Spain, where it was traded to Asia and Africa, and from Africa it landed in North America in the 1700s. However, it was Dr. George Washington Carver in the early 1900s who propelled the highly, nutritious peanut into a household staple. The iconic Peanut Butter Cup followed in the roaring 20s, invented by Harry Reese, a former dairy employee of Milton S. Hershey. A hundred years later, here’s our low-carb take on the classic candy.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate, Peanut Butter
Prep Time 20 minutes
Freezing Time 15 minutes
Calories 87kcal

Equipment

  • candy mold

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces 100% dark chocolate
  • 6 ounces 85% dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Break apart chocolate into small pieces.
  • Set a double boiler over medium heat. **
  • Add chocolate pieces and coconut oil, stirring occasionally until melted.
  • Partially fill each mold cup with chocolate mixture, coating sides.
  • Freeze for 5 minutes.
  • Fill each partially frozen mold cup with ⅛ teaspoon peanut butter.
  • Finish filling each mold cup with remaining melted chocolate.
  • Freeze for 10 minutes, until set.
  • Remove candy from mold.
  • Store refrigerated in an airtight container.

Notes

Naturally low-carb & gluten-free

**If you do not have a double boiler, simmer a few inches of water in a medium saucepan, fit a glass bowl inside, ensuring water does not enter the container.

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Trans Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 42mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g


Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Low-Carb Apple Galette

This content originally appeared on ForGoodMeasure. Republished with permission.

I grew up within walking distance of an abandoned apple orchard. Fall would arrive bringing crisp air, crunchy leaves, and an annual stroll through the woodlands to rows of gnarled trees laden with fruit. I would fill a basket and make the decision enroute home what the day’s bounty would yield. Apple sauce if the apples were particularly blemished … pie and cake if time was plentiful … apple butter if I felt chilled … or galette if I was looking for a snack.

Native to France, galettes can be sweet or savory, rustic or refined … in essence, a flakey crust with an exposed, caramelized filling. The Italians call it a crostata … whatever the name, it’s perfect served with a wedge of sharp cheddar and a cup of hot tea.

Apple Galette Recipe

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Low-Carb Apple Galette

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Preparing apple pie is perfect in fall, but if you prefer an easier preparation, try its cousin, the galette. It's half the work, but similar goodness: crispy crust, sweet filling, and naturally low-carb!
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword apple
Servings 8 servings
Calories 391kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 5 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 cup butter divided
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 4 cups Granny Smith apples cored, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
  • Blend almond flour, coconut flour, salt and xanthan gum in processor.
  • Add 6 tablespoons butter and cream cheese, pulsing until crumbly.
  • Add one egg, apple cider vinegar and zest, pulsing until dough comes together in coarse crumbs.
  • Turn out onto parchment lined sheet, patting into a round.
  • Freeze for 20 minutes.
  • Mix apples, honey, vanilla and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  • Remove dough from freezer, top with parchment and roll to ¼ inch thick.
  • Add apple mixture to center of dough, leaving a 2-inch gutter.
  • Dot with remaining two tablespoons butter, folding the rim up and over the edge of filling.
  • Whisk remaining egg with cream, brushing egg wash over the edges.
  • Bake for 35 minutes, until golden. *

Notes

  • Naturally low-carb & gluten-free
  • Nut flours are sensitive. Check after 15 minutes, if edges are browning too quickly, cover with foil or a pie crust shield for the remaining time.

Nutrition

Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 35g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 403mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g


Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

Low-Carb Apple Galette Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

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