by Moxye Staff
Starting a low-carb diet can seem daunting, especially when you start to realize how many everyday foods and snacks have a carb count much higher than most low-carb diets allow. You may be surprised, however, to discover how many great tasting low-carb substitutions are out there for your favorite, sugary snacks.
Mission brand Carb Balance Flour Tortillas. These tortillas are a real life saver. They can be found in most major grocery stores and come in at just 6g net carbs after factoring in the fiber content. They can be cut up and fried or broiled for home-made chips (which are always a hit even with people not on the diet). Or you can stick to basics and use them to make lunch meat roll-ups or tacos while easily staying under your daily carb limit.
Halo Top Ice Cream. Low carb ice cream can often be hit or miss depending on the person, but you will probably have a hard time finding many people who don’t swear by Halo Top. They have seven different flavors such as mint chip, birthday cake, and lemon cake. After factoring in the fiber and sugar alcohols, a serving of Halo Top comes in at no more than 5g carbs, 20g per pint. They advertise themselves as low-sugar, low-carb, low-fat, and with no synthetic growth hormones. Typically, Halo Top will be found in the health food/vegan section of your grocery store rather than the normal ice cream section.
Cauliflower Rice. Eliminating carbs from your diet can really limit the meals that you can throw together easily, since it takes away fillers such as pasta and rice. However, cauliflower rice is usually well received when prepared correctly, and can be less than 5g carbs per serving depending on your serving size. Cauliflower rice can be bought premade from some stores, but can also easily be prepared at home. All you need to do is chop up a head of cauliflower and throw it in the food processor until it is rice-like in shape. Then it can be fried up with any vegetables or your favorite low-carb sau