Yeah, you read that. Low carb pasta. Pasta you can have on Keto. You’re probably all like “Whoa, Keto is no carbs and pasta is all carbs. This is clearly a trick.” That’s what Amy and I thought when we first stumbled upon this mung bean fettuccine from Explore Asian. There’s only 6 net carbs in a serving in this pasta! Obviously, we needed to try it out. Could a low carb pasta actually be good?
On the way back to cook the pasta, Amy was coming up with alternative dinner plans as she was convinced that this pasta was going to be nasty. Fortunately it was actually really good! It was slightly chewy and the pasta was pretty broken when we opened the package, but those were our only complaints. Other than that, it was fantastic! This is an amazing high protein low carb alternative to pasta.
We found this pasta at Fresh Martket, but I imagine it’d be available in other health food stores such as Whole Foods or Sprouts. I also found it on Amazon if you can’t find it in your area.
For the dish, we cooked the pasta according to the package directions and added a jarred sauce that also had very few carbs. A homemade cream sauce will add no carbs here if made correctly! Super easy and Keto friendly. This is a great way to get rid of those pasta cravings since this is one of the best healthy pasta alternatives I’ve ever had. I even prefer it to whole wheat pasta. I’d give it 4/5 stars. It’d get that 5th star if the pasta wasn’t so broken.
What you need:
What to do:
- Prepare the mung bean fettuccine according to the package directions.
- After draining and rinsing, add the noodles back to the pot.
- Add the sauce and stir.
- Chow down.
Imagine: It’s 5PM and you’re hungry for something pretty big. You look at your meals for the day and realize you’ve eaten most of your carbs AND protein for the day! Oh no! What can you eat to satisfy your hunger without going over your daily carb and protein allowance? The answer is: a fat bomb.
Fat bombs are a very high fat, low carb, low protein snack that can keep you going without knocking you out of ketosis. So while the word “fat bomb” can be a little concerning, fat bombs are in fact very good for a Keto dieter. These bad boys contain about 4g net carbs and a whopping 23 grams of fat per serving. They are about 230 calories each. You can adjust these as you plese by including more or less coconut oil and more or less almond butter and chocolate.
What you need:
- 3 C unsweetened shredded coconut (I used 1/2 a package)
- 8 oz Raw Coconut Butter
- 5 tbs coconut oil
- 5 tbs Almond Butter (optional)
- 4-5 packets truvia
- 3 oz very dark chocolate (80% cacao or higher)
- 5 tbs Heavy Whipping cream
- 2-3 packets truvia (optional)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
What to do:
- Grease a 9 x 9 pan (or whatever you’d like to set the fat bombs in).
- In a saucepan, heat up the coconut butter, coconut oil, coconut, and almond butter until texture is melted and smooth.
- Pour melted mixture into 9 x 9 dish and refrigerate. Wait for this to set before adding the topping.
- In a double boiler, melt the chocolate.
- Add the heavy cream, vanilla, and truvia to the chocolate and stir until mixture is smooth and consistent.
- Once coconut mixture is set, pour chocolate over the filling and spread to top.
- Top with coconut and wait for the entire dish to set completely.
- Cut into 12 bars or servings and store in the refrigerator.
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If you’ve been doing your research on Keto, you may have heard of something called Bulletproof Coffee (BPC). While it seems everyone loves this stuff, it is seldom explained fully. It took me a good day or two on the message boards to realize BPC was the abbreviation for it. So why should you be excited about Bulletproof Coffee? I’ll tell you!
Bulletproof Coffee is a drink that combines coffee, butter, and coconut or MCT oil (super high fat oil), and often heavy cream. Sounds pretty nasty when you put it like that but stay with me. The mixture is blended (this is the most important part) and becomes creamy and frothy like a latte! Not only is this drink delicious, it is loaded with enough fat that it is all some people need for breakfast (lol not me). It also helps wake you up in the morning, and can help with one of the not-so-fun Keto side effects: constipation. On top of all that, it has zero carbs and is quick and easy to make!
Here’s what you need:
- 1 cup of hot, fresh coffee (different sites will try to sell you special coffee, I say just make sure you buy fair trade)
- 1 TBS butter (I prefer Kerrygold grass fed salted)
- 1 TBS Coconut oil (you can use MCT oil but it will be far less, about 1 tsp. I prefer coconut oil)
- 1 TBS Heavy Cream (optional)
Here’s how you do it:
- Brew your cup of coffee as you normally would. French press, drip, whatever you like.
- Put the butter, coconut oil, and heavy cream in the blender.
- Pour the hot coffee into the blender. You’ll see as the oils start to melt that oil is sitting on the top. Don’t worry, this goes away.
- Blend on high for 10 second or so or until you see a frothy foam forming on top.
- Pour into a mug and enjoy!
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