The Whole Nine Months: Low Carb Diets and Pregnancy

The Whole Nine Months: Low Carb Diets and Pregnancy


It's very important to watch what you eat.
You are eating for two—which doesn't mean that you eat more (so say goodbye to that second slice of cake), but that you eat smart. You are your baby's only source of nutrients, and you need the proper balance of proteins, vitamins, minerals, fiber and carbohydrates.

That being said, most prenatal dieticians strongly advise against adhering to a strict no-carb diet. Without sufficient carbs, your body will produce a by-product called ketones during your blood stream, which can put your baby at risk for brain damage.

But what about low carb diets? Aside from the risk of mental retardation, there are some aspects of low carb diets that can worsen the discomforts of pregnancy. For example, low carb diets tend to have low levels of dietary fiber, which exacerbate the constipation that many pregnant moms suffer because of the required iron supplements. Also, most prenatal dieticians recommend taking a lot of fruit because of its rich vitamin content, but most of the items you'll find in a typical shake are banned by Atkins and South Beach because of the sugars.

But some doctors may recommend taking modified low-carb diets, especially if you are obese, suffer from gestational diabetes or low blood sugar. All three conditions have been proven to have adverse affects on the baby (including prematurity, birth defects, and early rupture of the membranes) so losing weight or controlling intake may actually be the best thing for your baby.

If you are asked to go on a low-carb diet during pregnancy, you will probably be told to go on the maintenance phase of the Atkins Diet, or the second phase of the South Beach Diet. Here, you are allowed a controlled number of carbohydrates, usually from whole grains and fruits, while minimizing white bread, white rice, and pasta. That is fine, as you are still giving your baby the adequate nutrients, while removing processed foods.

If you are not allowed to go low-carb, but still need to control your weight, there are some options open to you. First of all, eat small but frequent meals. If you want a snack, instead of taking junk food or processed meats (which have a lot of calories, but significantly less nutrients), take salads, fruits, nuts and crackers. Choose lean cuts of meat, and minimize salt and rich sauces during cooking. And while you do need carbohydrates, take in moderation. One plate of pasta is good, three servings of it smothered in white sauce is not.

But the most important thing to remember is that before you go on any diet during pregnancy consult your obstetrician-gynaecologist. She or he can properly determine the best course of action given your particular medical history and the condition of your baby. Do not go on any weight management program without the advice and the approval of your doctor. Whether it's low carb or Zone or the Mediterranean Diet, the point is that there is a proven link between prenatal nutrition and the baby's health. Complications can include low birth weight, birth defects, and early delivery.

Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions

These keto pickled red onions are super easy to make and add a lot of flavor to anything you add them to. I put them on salads, protein bowls, eggs, anything! In fact, I look for excuses to add them to my meal. 

 

Pickled Red Onions | Peace Love and Low Carb Pickled Red Onions | Peace Love and Low Carb Pickled Red Onions | Peace Love and Low Carb

Pickled Red Onions | Peace Love and Low Carb

 

I'm not sure when the first time I ever had pickle red onions was, but I can tell you exactly when I fell in love with them. Back in January, during my Craveable Keto book tour, I was making a lot of trips to various Whole Foods salad bars. They have the biggest and best salad bars around, and the best thing about them, is that every single prepared item on the salad bar lists every single ingredient, so you always know exactly what you are getting. Almost every one I went to had pickled onions and I was piling them on all my salads. They were so good, BUT, they had sugar in them. I knew that as soon as the tour was over and I was home and back in the kitchen, that I wanted to make my own low carb pickled red onions recipe.

I think the reason I love these low carb pickled red onions so much is that they have the perfect balance of bitterness from the red onion, sweetness from the erythritol, and acidity from the vinegars. When you put those three things together, you have a match made in heaven. I have been putting them on everything – salads, lunch bowls, tacos, steak, eggs, etc. I am actually guilty of building an entire meal around whether or not it would go good with these pickled red onions.

The other thing I really like about them is that they will keep in the refrigerator for at least a couple of months… if you can make them last that long, that is. Just store them right in the mason jar you made them in. I have swapped out all my metal mason jar lids, for these reusable plastic lids. They are so much easier to clean, and then I can avoid the ring of rust from the metal lids. And since I store everything in mason jars, they come in really handy.

 

Check out some of my other favorite low carb condiments:

Keto Creamy Chive Blue Cheese Dressing
Low Carb Taco Seasoning
2 Minute Paleo Avocado Oil Mayo
New Orleans Style Briny Olive Salad
Keto Creamy Avocado Ranch

 

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Pickled Red Onions

Author: Peace Love and Low Carb

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 5 Minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 20 Servings

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Description

The perfect blend of sweet, sour, and salty. I love to put these onions on everything from my morning eggs, to my lunch time salad, to the top of my steak for dinner.

Ingredients

1 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup apple cider vinegar (I use this brand)
2 tablespoons granular erythritol, more to taste (I use this brand)
1 teaspoons sea salt
2 medium red onions, thinly sliced
6 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves (I use these organic seasonings)
Pinch of red pepper flakes

Instructions

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, erythritol, and salt. Bring to a light boil, stirring until the erythritol and salt are dissolved.
Put the onions, garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes into a 32 ounce mason jar.
Pour the liquid over top, submerging the onions and mixing in the oregano and red pepper flakes.
Let the jar sit on the counter for 1 hour, cap and then refrigerate. (I've switched to these caps)
Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. You can eat them after 2 hours, but they just get better and better the longer they are in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving Size: 5 to 6 slices
Calories: 10
Fat: 0
Carbohydrates: 1.5g
Fiber: 0.2g
Protein: 0.2g


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TPV Podcast, Episode 300: How Do You Handle Sugar and Salt Cravings?

TPV Podcast, Episode 300: How Do You Handle Sugar and Salt Cravings?

How Do You Handle Sugar and Salt Cravings? In this episode, Stacy and Sarah tackle cravings and how to fight back against them! Click here to listen in iTunes or download and listen by clicking the PodBean Player below If you enjoy the show, please review it in iTunes! The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 300: How Do You Handle Sugar and Salt Cravings? Intro (0:00) News and Views (0:40) It’s our 300th episode!! It’s Stacy’s 8 year Paleo-versary this week! And also her youngest, Wesley’s 8th birthday. Stacy went Paleo two days after he was born to eliminate dairy and try to help his colic. Sarah’s first couple months on Paleo were strict and she didn’t find “treats” until months after she started. Stacy remembers first going Paleo and thinking she didn’t have a problem with gluten- ha! Stacy didn’t do a lot of “treats” at first either, but found a dairy-free ice cream recipe a couple months in. Elana’s Pantry and The Spunky Coconut were the first two grain-free blogs that they found. Sarah remembers an almond coconut bar with chocolate as the first Paleo treat she made. It completely changed her world and helped make Paleo sustainable. Stacy tries […]

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Erythritol – What Is This Keto Sugar Substitute and Where Is It Found?

Erythritol – What Is This Keto Sugar Substitute and Where Is It Found?

Keto Cake made with Swerve

 

Scroll through Pinterest, or any of the many Keto groups on Facebook, and you will see amazing-looking desserts that are reported to taste just like they are made with sugar.  They even have 5 carbs or less per serving.  Being able to have something sweet when you are on a restricted diet can help you push past cravings, so the option is worth exploring.

Because it’s so important to be strict with your carb count to stay in ketosis when you are on the ketogenic diet, ‘moderation’ with natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, and dehydrated cane juice are not valid options.

But the keto community has come up with solutions and you’ve probably seen them.

Once you click on a keto dessert recipe, you see that the ingredients often call for Swerve, or erythritol among other low-carb ingredients such as coconut or almond flour. What is this stuff, and is it safe? Some of the packaging claims ‘all natural’ but we know that is a term that can be used very loosely.

Today we’re going to look more into Erythritol and how it is made, and what studies have been done on it.

What sugar substitutes are used in recipes and why?

In most cases, baked good recipes for keto are using a sugar substitute.  This substitute is most often Erythritol. Erythritol is the most sugar-like replacement sweetener out there and is popular among low-carb bakers. Erythritol is used in  Swerve sugar substituteHalo Top ice cream, Lily’s Fair Trade Chocolate, and more.  If you’ve tried something sweet that is low carb, it’s likely that you have had Erythritol.

Other low-carb sweeteners

Erythritol isn’t the only low-carb sweetener, there are many others such as aspartame/NutraSweet as we all know from diet soda, chicory root fiber (which I have not tried), xylitol, which I need to do more research on but is said to preform poorly in baked goods, monk fruit (which is often ‘bulked up’ with erythritol when sold as a sugar substitute), and stevia (also often combined with Erythritol).

What is Erythritol?

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that looks and behaves like sugar.  It can dissolve, caramelize, and provide bulk in baked goods.   It was approved by the FDA in 2001 as a ‘non nutritive sweetener’.

Naturally, it is found in very very small amounts in some fruits (source).

Erythritol is made in a similar fashion to corn syrup, as we talked about with our Candy Making Without Corn Syrup (the candy linked is not keto, sorry) article.

High-starch corn is broken down with heat an enzymes, and the glucose is removed.  From there, erythritol is fermented with yeast and and a fungus to produce erythritol.  This is all done in an industrial setting, and though the packaging looks natural, it is a highly processed food.

Side effects: Erythritol is toxic to fruit flies and fire ants (source) and generally considered to be a human-safe insecticide. Erythritol is also toxic to corn and tomato seedlings. (source) Erythritol, when 50 g were consumed (about 12 teaspoons) mild digestive symptoms were shown. (source) In children, changes in stool consistency (loose stools) were associated with erythritol drinks. (source) Subjectively (there isn’t a study, but are many reports from those who have tried it), erythritol is said to increase sugar cravings in many people. Subjectively (again, no study, but personal reports) erythritol can contribute to water retention, or ‘stalls’ in weight loss. Conclusion:

For my own use, I believe that erythritol is okay to use if desired, but not ‘good’. I also found that when I tried eating it, my stomach was upset, despite many studies claiming that it does not upset people’s stomachs. I also noticed an increase in sugar cravings over the next few days, which is abnormal for me when I’m on keto.

In studies over 1-2 generations in animals, as comparing them to studies in humans, erythritol was considered to be absorbed and not metabolized, and did not show long-term effects.  (source)  Studies included up to 20% erythritol, which is much more than the average person would consume.

Despite these studies showing that it is ‘safe’, this food is clearly made in a lab, and cannot be made directly from the farm in a home kitchen. For this reason, I choose to avoid feeding it to my children, as I’m concerned about long-term implications that have not been studied yet.

To naturally sweeten without carbs, I like using stevia for an occasional treat. As always, our focus for our calories should be on protein and produce, but a sweet treat occasionally can satisfy a craving or need to celebrate.

 

The following recipes use stevia as carb-free sweetener alternative.

Lemon Cheesecake Fatbombs Coconut-Lime Fat Bombs Coconut-Lemon Gelatin References:

 

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Do The Trick With Low Carb Foods

Do The Trick With Low Carb Foods

 

You can hardly turn your head these days without seeing new studies that have been done that show the importance of cutting carbs out of your diet. New diet plans are coming out all the time that claim to have the perfect combinations of foods that will magically allow you to lose all of your extra weight without lifting a finger or sacficing any of the tastes you love so much. Eating low carb foods sounds so boring and hard, but it doesn't have to.

As a registered dietician, it is my job and my joy to work with people in finding healthy food plans that are the best for them in achieving their health goals. I love sitting down with a client and discussing with them why they have made the decision to see me. Because you see, people have to get to a certain level of desperation and desire to change before they will go out of their way and make room in their tight budgets to see a dietician. I love hearing people talk about their struggles with weight and with making healthy eating choices. So many people desire to hear the truth about things like low carb foods but they have been so mis-informed by media.

Out of all the things people ask me, the questions I get most have to do with the truth about low carb foods and about switching to a low carb diet. People want to know whether or not it is an effective way to live, and if so, how they can do it without making their meals boring and bland. I love having this discussion about low carb foods because I happen to be a carb lover that has re-adjusted my eating habits in the past few years.

I tell all my clients that an important key to any health or eating program is balance. I tell them that this is why it is unrealistic and even harmful to think that we are doing good for our bodies by eliminated all carbs or all of anything from our diets. The purpose of low carb foods, which can be great, is to still enjoy the tastes and the health benefits (yes, benefits) of carbs while keeping them under control and trying to maintain your health and weight in the process.

Find some good information and read up about the truth about low carb foods if you don't have the time or money to make an appointment with a dietician. Your health is worth it. Be proactive and learn the truth.

Keto Golden Milk Latte

Keto Golden Milk Latte

All the healthy benefits of immune boosting, anti-anti-inflamatory turmeric in a rich and delicious dairy free, fat burning Bulletproof Keto Golden Milk Latte

DISCLOSURE: ***Some links contained on this page are affiliate links and I may have received monetary compensation or other types of remunerations for any products purchased through these links. This is a sponsored post by So Delicious Dairy Free, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. If I give a positive review, it is because I feel the product deserves attention and recognition. ***

Keto Golden Milk Latte Turmeric Tea | Peace Love and Low Carb

Keto Golden Milk Latte Turmeric Tea | Peace Love and Low Carb

Keto Golden Milk Latte Turmeric Tea | Peace Love and Low Carb

Keto Golden Milk Latte Turmeric Tea | Peace Love and Low Carb

 

If you have been following me on Instagram or even here on the blog, then you know that I recently had to omit dairy and eggs from my diet, due to the onset of food insensitivities and some continuing gut health issues. Thankfully for me, there are so many great low carb dairy free alternatives on the market these days. It’s hard to miss milk and creamer when you have healthy options like almondmilk, cashewmilk, and coconutmilk, and from brands like So Delicious and Silk. In fact, they have much more than just milk alternatives, they also have dairy free yogurt, dairy free coffee creamer, dairy free cheese, and even delicious ice cream replacements. I may or may not have eaten my weight in the So Delicious Dark Chocolate Truffle Cashewmilk. It is so creamy and delicious, without having any dairy. Amazing! And while it isn't necessarily low carb, it is my go to for a random once-in-a-while sweet treat.

When I was approached to do a post for So Delicious Dairy Free and Target, I was over the moon. First of all TARGET!! Hellllo! Target is pretty much my favorite store of all time. You know, the one I go into for mascara and leave with a cart full of things that I never knew I needed. I can’t even tell you how many times I have spent hours on a Saturday morning just perusing every single aisle and enjoying some “me” time. Not to mention that they have the best prices! Between using my RED card (a card attached to my checking account that saves me 5% of every purchase), but they have the cartwheel app. It is a free app that helps you save anywhere from 5-50% on products without paper coupons. To use it, you simply choose percent-off offers and cents-off digital manufacturer coupons in the app, then have a cashier scan your unique barcode at checkout. Super easy peasy and it can save you a ton of money. You can download the app here. There are even coupons for 10-15% off certain So Delicious products going on right now!

So Delicious Dairy Free has so many amazing  offerings. Not just nut milks, but cheeses, yogurts, and desserts too. All dairy free! It is incredible to be able to find easy solutions to help me stick with my dairy free keto lifestyle. You can check out their complete product line here.

Now let’s talk about Keto Golden Milk Latte. To keep this latte dairy free, I used So Delicious Dairy Free Organic Coconutmilk. It has all the amazing health benefits of turmeric, and is warm and comforting, all while being dairy free and allergen friendly. I gave two different options for making this recipe. One is coffee based and the other is more traditional, but they are both equally delicious. You might even say that it is So Delicious! You see what I did there?

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Keto Golden Milk Latte Turmeric Tea | Peace Love and Low Carb
Keto Golden Milk Latte

Author: Peace Love and Low Carb

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Description

Traditional Golden Milk recipes do not have espresso. I am just a big fan of coffee, so I decided to take a tradition turmeric tea (Golden Milk) and turn it into a frothy, and delicious latte. But the espresso is completely optional. This drink is amazing with or without it. I have provided instructions for how to make it with or without.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (I use So Delicious)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (I use this brand)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric (I use this brand)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (I use this brand)
pinch of black pepper
pinch of Himalayan pink salt
2 shots espresso, optional
1 teaspoon erythritol, more to taste, optional (I use this brand)

Instructions
With an espresso machine:

Add the coconut milk, or almond milk to the milk steaming pitcher. Add the vanilla extract, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, and salt. Stir to mix, and use the steamer wand to heat and froth the milk. This will fully incorporate the spices into the coconut milk.
Pull 2 shots of espresso from the machine and pour them into a mug. Top with golden milk, and sprinkle cinnamon and turmeric on top. Stir in erythritol, to taste, if using.

A More Traditional Take on Turmeric Tea Golden Milk:

Add the coconut milk, vanilla, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, salt, and erythritol, if using, to a medium sauce pan over medium heat.
Whisk to combine all ingredients. Heat until the golden milk is hot, but not boiling.
Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and turmeric before serving.


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Pork Belly Wedge Salad

Pork Belly Wedge Salad

Crunchy, chewy, perfectly salty! Pork belly may just be the perfect keto food. This Low Carb Pork Belly Wedge Salad is hearty enough to be a meal, and satisfying enough to make you crave it time and time again.

Pork Belly Wedge Salad - Peace Love and Low Carb

Pork Belly Wedge Salad - Peace Love and Low Carb

Pork Belly Wedge Salad - Peace Love and Low Carb

Creamy Chive Blue Cheese Dressing | Peace Love and Low Carb

 

 

This Pork Belly Wedge Salad just moved up the list to become my all-time favorite low carb salad recipe. It’s right up there with my Dill Chicken Salad. The saltiness of the crunchy pork belly, mixed with the cool chive flavor of the blue cheese dressing is a match made in heaven. Add the Everything Bagel Seasoning to the mix and we have a real winner. Plus, I think we all know how I feel about all things dill related.

For the pork belly in this recipe, I use the Trader Joes pre-cooked pork belly. They season it and braise it for 12 hours before vacuum sealing it and putting it on the shelves. It is so much easier to buy it this way. That way, all I have to do is slice it and pan fry it until it is nice and crispy. Super easy, and SO DELICIOUS! If you can’t find this pre-cooked pork belly, or don’t want to take the time to make your own pork belly, you can always use crispy bacon, prosciutto, or pancetta.

For the dressing on this salad, I use my Creamy Chive Blue Cheese Dressing. If you are not a fan of blue cheese, this dressing is also fantastic with feta cheese. And if you want to switch up the dressing altogether, it is also fantastic with my Keto Avocado Ranch Dressing.

 

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Atkins and Unprocessed Foods

Atkins and Unprocessed Foods

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When you first start on the Atkins program, you may be tempted to take advantage of many of the low carbohydrate products on the market today.
There are a wide variety of packaged items that are specifically manufactured to be low-carb. These include low-carb snacks, low-carb baking products and low-carb substitutes (like pasta or bread). While it may be enticing to fill your shopping cart with all of these goodies, it’s best for your diet and for your health to use them sparingly.

One of the key things to remember about the Atkins diet is its focus on raw, unprocessed foods. The center of diet, as shown by the Atkins diet food pyramid, is fresh vegetables and fresh meats. Added into the mix are natural cheeses, a selection of fruits and, eventually, whole unprocessed grains. There aren’t any packaged meats, canned vegetables or instant anything.

There is a reason that the Atkins food pyramid shows these foods in their raw states. There are great health benefits in minimally processed foods. Raw, whole foods retain more vitamins and nutrients than foods that have been through chemical and industrial processing. Manufactured foods are more likely to be tainted with chemical additives that can cause a whole host of problems.

Raw, fresh food ingredients provide the best basis for a healthy diet. Many dieters rely on foods that are technically allowed on the plan, but not good for health. One example is bacon. Many people on the Atkins diet consume lots of bacon. In fact, many use it as a daily part of their protein foods. However, bacon contains high amounts of sodium nitrite, an ingredient that is known to cause cancer. The more bacon they eat, the more they expose themselves to this chemical and many others.

The Atkins pyramid, and the Atkins diet books, recommends unprocessed, unrefined and non-manufactured foods for a reason. If people follow these recommendations, they will lose weight and experience health transformations. By eating fresh and natural foods you’ll be providing your body with the nutrients that you need to have optimum health.

Back to those packaged and processed low-carb foods. Technically, they are part of the low-carb program. They can be used in moderation as substitutes for your favorite carbohydrate heavy foods. In a pinch, low-carb bread and baked goods can help you get over cravings and add variety to your Atkins diet plan. However, one look at the labels of these products shows how chemically processed these items can be.

It is recommended that you use these products sparingly. In some individuals, low-carb packaged items cause carbohydrate cravings. This can make staying on the diet even more difficult. If you find that low-carb processed foods make you want to binge on carb-heavy foods, then its best that you stay away from these products. These products may also have hidden carb counts that will increase your daily carbohydrate level without you realizing it.

If you are experiencing a stall in your weight loss on the Atkins plan, re-evaluate your commitment to unprocessed and unrefined foods. If you’ve been eating too many low-carb processed foods, you may be consuming hidden carbs and eating more than necessary. Try eliminating these products and refocusing your diet on unprocessed and unrefined foods, like those seen on the Atkins diet pyramid. When you go grocery shopping, spend time along the outer rim of the store where the fresh, unprocessed foods are. This will help you avoid the temptation of packaged foods that can lead your diet astray.

You may need to rely on packaged meats, vegetables and fruits from time to time. We lead busy lives and convenience foods are part of life. It’s understandable that you may need to use some canned soup, bacon or canned vegetables in your daily life. However, make an effort to concentrate your dietary efforts on a wide variety of fresh, unprocessed foods. Your health and weight loss efforts will be greatly rewarded.

Creamy Chive Keto Blue Cheese Dressing

Creamy Chive Keto Blue Cheese Dressing

Creamy Chive Keto Blue Cheese Dressing. Rich and delicious, but super easy to make. Skip the chemical additives in store-bought versions, and make your own.

Creamy Chive Keto Blue Cheese Dressing | Peace Love and Low Carb

Creamy Chive Keto Blue Cheese Dressing | Peace Love and Low Carb

 

Creamy Chive Keto Blue Cheese Dressing

This Creamy Chive Keto Blue Cheese Dressing is seriously one of the best salad dressings I've ever tasted. And I don't say that because it is my recipe, I say that because I was shocked by how much I liked it considering that I am not a huge fan of blue cheese. I was always a ranch girl, but this recipe may have just swayed me over to the other side. If you are not a fan of blue cheese, try making it with feta instead. Delicious!

I love making my own low carb salad dressings because then I know exactly what is going into them. Have you ever looked at the back of a bottle of store-bought salad dressing? You can't even pronounce half of the ingredients. No thanks!

This is one of the recipes from my first cookbook: Primal Low Carb Kitchen. This is just one of about 85 delicious low carb, and gluten free recipes. You can read more about it, or grab a copy – HERE.

The Primal Low Carb Kitchen Cookbook By Kyndra D. Holley

Check out some of my other favorite keto salad dressing recipes:

Keto Honey Mustard Dressing
Keto Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing
Low Carb Russian Dressing
Buffalo Ranch Dressing
Low Carb Balsamic Shallot Vinaigrette
Keto Italian Vinaigrette Dressing

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Creamy Chive Blue Cheese Dressing | Peace Love and Low Carb
Creamy Chive Blue Cheese Dressing

Author: Peace Love and Low Carb

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 1/2 cups

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Description

1 cup mayonnaise (get my recipe here)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives

Ingredients

Add all ingredients to a medium bowl, and mix until well combined.

Nutrition

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Calories: 106
Fat: 12g
Carbohydrates: 1g
Protein: 1g


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Keto Honey Mustard Dressing

Keto Honey Mustard Dressing

Rich, thick and creamy. This Keto Honey Mustard Dressing recipe tastes just like the real thing, but without all the carbs.

Keto Honey Mustard Dressing Keto Honey Mustard Dressing

 

If you are anything like me, then you LOVE sauces, dips, and dressings! The saucier, the better! When I first switched to a low carb lifestyle, I set out on a mission to recreate all of my favorite things into low carb versions. Among the first on the list was low carb ranch dressing. From there I really fell in love with creating scratch-made, low carb dips, dressings, and sauces. I made a Keto Alfredo Sauce, and I made a Low Carb Tomato Meat Sauce. Then from there I made Sun-dried Tomato Garlic DipLow Carb Crab Dip, and Keto Spinach and Artichoke Dip. But most recently I was back on the low carb salad dressing train. It started with a craving for low carb honey mustard chicken. Then from there, I went into full keto honey mustard dressing mode. I was in the kitchen in no time flat. Cooking is always my answer to everything. Don’t have it? Make it! I knew that the recipe could not include honey as it is very high in carbs, but I needed to capture that perfect balance of sweetness that honey offers. So with a few ingredients, a mixing bowl, and a whisk, I created the perfect low carb honey mustard recipe. No more high sugar, chemical additive salad dressing for me.

I think a lot of people get intimidated at the thought of making their own salad dressings. It’s just one of those things that you get used to buying at the store. But let me just tell you, once you start making your own, you will never go back. Making your own dressings, dips, and sauces lets you control the ingredient list. You know exactly what you are putting into your body. Have you ever looked at the back of a bottle of store-bought ranch dressing? How many of those ingredients could you even pronounce? Scary right? Skip all the unneccesary additives and make your own! If you haven’t yet started making your salad dressing, this Keto Honey Mustard Dressing might just be the recipe that changes your mind.

 

Check out some of my other favorite low carb salad dressing recipes:

Low Carb Bacon Ranch Dressing
Low Carb Italian Dressing
Low Carb Avocado Ranch Dressing
Low Carb Russian Dressing
Keto Southwestern Ranch Dressing
Low Carb Balsamic Vinaigrette

 

Ingredients

1/2 cup full fat sour cream
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon granular erythritol (I use this brand)

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, and whisk to combine. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Calories: 38
Fat: 2.5g
Carbohydrates: .5g
Fiber: 0
Protein: .4g


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