Perhaps you’ve been eyeing out a low carb lifestyle for a while, but your love affair with bread keeps holding you back or the thought of a cheese platter without your favourite cracker is unbearable. We get it. Come walk down our virtual aisle and don’t look back. Want to cut a cake, drizzle a little dressing, or pop a pizza in the oven? We’ve got you covered. You’ll find making the change to your diet as easy as pie (a low carb one, of course).
We’re pretty sure you’ll start feeling lighter and more energised even before your order reaches your door simply because you’ve turned the first page on your low carb love story.
Please note that while the products listed here are considered low carb, they may not all be suitable for your specific low carb diet requirements (e.g. roasted nuts). The ingredients list and nutritional information tables per product will help you to make an informed decision.
Carbohydrates are a major food source which provide energy once consumed. They either enter your bloodstream quickly, giving you that “sugar rush” (these are known as simple carbs e.g. sugar) or slowly, giving you a more gradual and sustained increase in energy (these are known as complex carbs e.g wholegrains)
The reasons for going low carb are many and varied. If you are following a ketogenic, paleo or banting diet your aim is to lower your carb intake and get more energy from other sources like proteins and fats. If you are a diabetic you may choose to use low carb products for improved blood glucose management. And if you’re wanting to shed a few kgs or simply want to maintain a healthy weight, a reduced intake of refined carbohydrates, especially those with added sugars, is usually advised.
- Low carb flours and crackers often contain seeds and nuts so if you have an allergy to these, be sure to check the label for any listed allergens before buying them.
- Milk alternatives don’t contain lactose, the simple sugar found in milk, but bear in mind that they still contain varying amounts of carbs.
- A product with less than 5g net carbs per 100g is generally considered suitable on a Banting diet. Net carbs = glycaemic carbohydrates – dietary fibre.