Who has the time to go shopping at specialty stores in the hopes that they carry low carb food that tastes good? Thankfully, Amazon has a staggering variety of low carb products online, so you can shop from the comfort of your home. Many of their items are available with Subscribe & Save, which means you can get a discount by signing up to receive them at regular intervals. This can be a huge money saver if you choose your low carb products carefully.
I have done quite a bit of research and found that, while you can find other stores carrying low carb products online, Amazon has the best selection, best shipping and easier overall shopping experience. I personally prefer shopping there because it is a trusted name. In fact, Amazon was the first website I ever bought from, back in the ’90s. That I still shop there at least every month is a testament to how successful they are.
Below are my handpicked choices for low carb products in several categories. These are higher rated, better tasting and simply better options when you are on a low carb diet.
Low carb tortillas are the perfect replacement for regular tortillas. Who doesn’t love a burrito or quesadilla? With low carb tortillas, you can still have those while sticking to your diet. Some of these tortillas are impossible to tell from standard tortillas.
Of these choices, Mama Lupe’s low carb tortillas are said to be the very best, with only 7 grams of carbs and a nice 4 grams of fiber per tortilla. They also have a perfect 5-star rating on Amazon, making them my top pick.
Low Carb Crackers
When you are in the mood for a crunchy snack, low carb crackers are a must-have in the snack cupboard. GG Scandinavian Bran Crispbread is one of the most popular choices in low carb crackers, with just 2 grams of net carbs per slice. They aren’t the greatest tasting on their own, but satisfy cravings when eaten with cheese, peanut butter or hummus dip. Cheese crisps are another great low carbk cracker option, and have less than 1 carb per serving since they’re made of cheese. Here are some more low carb crackers:
Low Carb Popcorn
Popcorn is one of nature’s best treats, and unless it is packed with other ingredients, all popcorn is low carb popcorn. I love to pop it on the stove (we got rid of our electric popper ages ago) with a little vegetable oil, and then top it with salt and butter, garlic salt or other seasoning mixes. On its own, popcorn only has 6 grams of carbs per one-cup serving. Sprinkle it with a little Parmesan cheese to add some protein, and you have a delicious, healthy low carb snack.
Low Carb Chips
From cheese chips to crispy, crunchy vegetable chips, low carb chips come in a surprisingly wide variety of tastes and types. I have included small bags for low carb snacks on the go in this list, as well as tried and true cheese chips that taste great and pack less than 1 gram of carbs per serving.
Low Carb Treats
When you just have to have a treat, low carb treats can be tasty and healthy for you. Consider low carb dark chocolate bars that are nearly impossible to tell from regular, sweetened bars, or throw a handful of Lifesavers sugar free candies in your pocket for low carb treats on the go.
Low Carb Shakes
Low carb shakes are a great way to meet your low carb diet needs without the hassle of cooking. These are great for breakfast, or anytime when you are on the go and can’t afford to stop for a meal. Low carb shakes are also often high in protein, which is essential for managing blood sugar and growing muscle.
Low Carb Pasta and Noodles
Pasta has long been a staple of many diets, and our Western culture is no different. If you, like me, really miss having spaghetti or other pasta choices on a low carb diet, try low carb noodles such as Shirataki, which contains no carbs at all, or low carb noodles made of vegetables and other nutritious ingredients.
Low Carb Bread
Okay, to be honest with you here, I quit eating bread almost completely after being diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I really think that is the best choice, especially since, after three months of being low carb, I now cannot stand the taste of bread. I think when we take away bad things, our body learns to readjust to a healthier lifestyle and regains the instincts and ability to tell us not to eat things. I don’t know that I will ever go back to eating bread, but I can certainly understand wanting to. Eating a hot dog or sandwich, for example, is just plain difficult when you don’t eat bread! The following low carb breads are a nice compromise between eating healthy and enjoying a treat.
Low Carb Bars
For busy low carb dieters on the go, low carb bars are essential. Pack them in a purse, car, or backpack and help stave off cravings throughout the day. If you go anywhere at all, you should pack low carb bars for those times when hunger strikes and you are not able to buy low carb products.
From low carb chips to low carb shakes and bars, you can find a wide variety of healthy, low carb products online. Since I do most of my online shopping at Amazon anyway, I love being able to just add an extra low carb snack to my cart and forget about it. The Subscribe & Save option gets you an additional 15 percent off, which can really add up to a nice savings when you purchase bulk items.
Where are some other reputable places you buy low carb products online? I would love to add valuable information to this list, so please let me know if you find a good source for low carb food.