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Useful low carb products - with photos!(197 Posts)
I thought it would be helpful to have a thread showing other low carbers/Bootcampers some low carb products that you've found. Photos, so we can spot them when we go shopping - but also photos of the nutritional data so we know how many carbs per serving they contain.
I've got two that I'm going to start the thread with, firstly Bare Naked noodles. These are made from konjac flour, and have been part of Japanese cuisine for many years. They're a brilliant replacement for noodles in stir fries or soups - and can be used instead of spaghetti (although not quite as successfully!). But they are very, very low in carbs (and calories) so can be a really useful thing to have in your cupboard. They aren't cheap though, at around £2 a pack (which will serve 2), so probably best if you're using them to make everyone else who's eating ordinary noodles/pasta!
The other thing to beware of is that when you open the packet (they're in water) they smell fishy. Rinse them well in fresh water, and that will deal with that - they really don't taste fishy.
Bare Naked noodles
The second product is one I found in Aldi yesterday - but I haven't tried this yet, so can't vouch for how good it is. But the reason I'm posting this is because it's a ready meal. it's surprisingly hard to find a ready meal that's low in carbs - often because they all come with pasta or rice or potatoes!
This one is part of their Slimwell range, and is in the freezer. One thing to beware of is that this is a low fat product - so you might want to have it with a dollop of full fat natural yoghurt (or even just add some coconut oil to it!).
Being from Aldi, it's also really good value at only £2.
No idea why that's upside down, but hopefully you can read it!
Swede is an excellent substitute for mashed potatoes including on shepherds pie, but I CBA to peel, chop and cook it, so this product, which is just swede, butter, salt & pepper is brilliant and you can freeze it so you've always got some available too.
Oh good idea @iamnotacerealkiller!
Two salads from Pret that I'll add - unfortunately can't find photos, but here are the links:
Crayfish and avocado . This one is 4.2g carbs for the whole thing
Italian chicken . This is a bit higher at 10.9g carbs, but it's very tasty and a really generous salad.
Tuna Nicoise salad 7.3g for the lot
And this soup is really lovely . 8.1g carbs and it's really filling.
Sorry it appears I can't count. Three salads from Pret!
I havn't been to pret for ages (used to work there in my student days) do they not still rotate the salads or are those available all the time? or maybe it depends on the shop?
I'm fairly sure that the first two are available all the time. The soup is only available on certain days of the week though.
Leek and bacon chicken breast fillets, 2 fillets a pack, 2 packs for £6. At tesco
Aldi Cauli Rice. I KNOW you can make your own and the packaging is wasteful, but I always seem to end up with cauliflower bits everywhere when I do my own. I've never steamed it though, I just stir in a frying pan in butter and/or coconut oil. Fills the convenience gap left when you give up pasta/rice/cous cous etc. Great with curries, tagines and makes a nice kedgeree but I wouldn't dream of putting it on the side of something that wasn't sauce-based; happy with an assortment of regular veg on the side of grilled/fried meat or fish and I don't think it's a helpful mind-set to think you need a dollop of carbs/substitute on the plate.
Fab thread op - I've been running out of ideas for treats after sticking to all fresh products and some of these look divine!
Cauli rice on my weekly shop list for sure.
Oooh! I haven't seen those in our Aldi @StuntNun. Are they fresh or frozen?
M&S chicken pakoras. Even if you have the whole pack, it’s still only 2.2 gms. When I started low carb and still needed to snack a bit, two pieces with a sour cream dip felt very luxurious and filling. Now I keep a couple of packs in the freezer for emergency meals.
Great thread BIWI thanks. And I can vouch for the Aldi halloumi fries they are LUSH
Fab thread! (I'm not on Bootcamp, but I'm cheering you all on from the sidelines as I do my own LCHF-ing 🙂)