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Easy Keto Swaps for your Favorite Carbs
When you start a keto diet, you're all positive and ready to finally lose that stubborn fat without starving. At this time, everything seems great.
Then you find yourself at a party or event where they are having pizza. You smell it, you watch your friends and family eat it, and it's okay because you have the will power. You're faithful to the keto diet!
You may even think to yourself, "if they only knew what they're doing to their blood sugar by eating that crap." But you decide to keep quiet so they don't look at you like some weird health nut.
Later, when you get home and it's quiet and relaxed, you feel a strong craving for pizza, cake, or whatever the party had you skipping out on.
A cucumber or celery stick isn't going to cut it and neither is another slice of bacon.
Being low carb myself, I know what this feels like. I have experienced this type of craving.
Over time I have learned about some great, craving-buster, substitutes.
And here are 8 of the "most craved by us" keto swaps:
1-) Spaghetti Swaps
2-) Low Carb Bread Swaps
Julian Bakery Almond Flour or Coconut Flour Bread
Mikeys English Muffins
There are plenty of zero calorie, zero carb sweeteners out there that can replace normal sugar. Monk fruit sweetener and stevia are our favorites.
We have incorporated them into several of our dessert recipes.
Monk Fruit Sweetener
5-) Low Carb Rice Swap
6-) Pizza Crust
7-) Taco Shells
If you are fine with dairy products then you can enjoy these wonderful taco shells made entirely of cheese.
If you're like me and just can't do much dairy, then try these low carb soft tortillas for your taco filling.
😎 Low Carb Chips Swap
These low carb chips are easy to make and you can season them any way you want for a variety of flavors. They will really help satisfy the need for something crunchy.
I've been known to toss a baggie full into my purse before a movie so I'm not as tempted by the popcorn and candy.
Summing it up
See? With swaps like these, you don't ever have to feel deprived. Making recipes ahead and freezing in single servings is helpful as is bringing your low carb dishes to parties so you can eat too!
You can find swaps for almost anything nowadays if you just search for the low carb or keto version; even cakes and cookies.
So there you have it! We hope these swaps for low carb bread, low carb rice, low carb chips, and more, will help you with your keto diet struggles and that you find yourself feeling happier and healthier!