So… in my (current) never-ending quest to find low-carb foods that I can eat, I came across a few winners today. At the top of that list… Halo Top ice cream. It’s very low calorie, and best of all low-carb. The normal (1/2 cup) serving size only has about 14g carbs, and if you cut that in half to a 1/4 cup, then it’s only 7g carbs. Plus, I also found Mrs Thinster’s Waffle Crisps, which are these little pieces of waffle cone – yum!!! But, the best part is that a normal serving size is like 15 crisps (120 calories / 22g carbs), which is great if I ever have a serious craving, but for average consumption, I can cut that into thirds to pair it with the ice cream and it makes for a nice treat that fits well within my food budget (71 calories/14 carbs/3g protein – there’s a bit of fiber in there too, so net carbs are even less) .
Another keeper… Special K Crustless Quiche. Great for a quick meal or snack – 140 calories, 7 carbs, 2g fiber and 11g protein.
I should have mentioned, this stuff actually tastes good. And even though it contains a sugar substitute, from what I’ve read on Erythritol, it doesn’t seem to have many of the downsides that some of the others do.
Also worth mentioning – the Birthday Cake flavor is to die for!! And it’s only 280 calories (20g of protein if you eat the whole thing). I live on that stuff. The Peanut Butter Cup one is yum too, but it’s 320 calories, which is a bit more than I like to have at one go.