If you have made the decision to start eating a low-carb diet, congratulations! You have taken a big step towards becoming a healthier you. If you have gone even further and decided to follow a Keto diet plan, then you are up for an even more challenging diet but with even higher reward.
In case you don’t fully know about he Keto diet yet or are a little confused about how it works, the idea is that when you reduce the levels of carbs in your body to a healthy level, you will cease burning carbs for energy and start burning fat. That’s why it’s important to increase your fat intake when switching to low-carb foods. Your body still needs to get it’s energy from somewhere and if it isn’t getting any carbs to use as energy, it needs fat. Makes sense, right? That is why so many people are giving the Keto diet a try- it is logical and it has been proven to work!
By doing a little research about the Keto, low carb diet, you are probably aware that there can be more than a few side effects from switching from high carb meals to low-carb foods. Constipation, fatigue, headaches, irritability and a craving for sweets are some of the most common side effects that you will experience during the first few weeks of the switch over to low-carb foods. Some people even refer to this period as the Keto Flu.
While this terrible period of transition doesn’t happen to everyone, you do want to be prepared and try to curb it if possible. You will be able to adjust to the low-carb keto diet better if you make sure that you drink plenty of water, consume sufficient levels of salt and have enough fat to support your body. You also should try to satisfy some of the cravings your body has as it may be signaling you to fill a need. While you do, of course want to stick to the Keto diet plan, there are plenty of ways to satisfy your bodies craving for sugar, for example. Brownies, of course, are the perfect food to do just that!
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The following list contains a wide variety of low-carb brownies, to help you satisfy your sweet tooth while still staying healthy. You might have heard there’s no way to get sugar-free brownies to taste good but that is definitely not true! Carb-free brownies can be the best, healthiest dessert there is when they are made properly. There are plenty of options on this list to try and many of them actually taste even better than traditional brownies. You’ll have to make them to believe it!
Low carb, Keto diets are effective, popular and also can be comprsed of so many tasty foods that you should definitely give them a try. Even if you aren’t quite ready for that full Keto commitment, just give these low carb brownies a shot- they are a great way to eat healthy while still getting to have dessert!
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1. Low Carb Zucchini Brownies
While you may think that zucchini sounds disgusting, the truth is that these low carb treats are friendly to both your weight and your palate. This veggie is versatile in both texture and since it has such a neutral taste. Although they are low in carbs, they are certainly not low in flavor. In fact, the zucchini adds a pleasant smooth sensation and creates a unique, delicious taste when blended with the chocolate in the recipe. Even your kids will clamor for these treats, so it’s a great way to sneak vegetables into their diet as well as yours!
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2. Easiest and Best Brownies Ever
These moist, delicious brownies are sure to become a hit in your home and with your friends. Believe me, if you give these away to others, they won’t even know that they are low carb and will beg for the recipe. The amazing blend of cocoa, nuts and seed butter creates a never to be forgotten experience for your taste buds. If you felt you had to, you could probably eat the whole pan without gaining a single pound. Low carb and healthy brownies for the win!
3. Low Carb Skillet Brownie For Two
If you’re the type of person who wants to eat healthy, have delicious snacks that don’t blow out your waistband and to be able to make tasty treats that you can both cook and enjoy before you leave for work in the morning, you’ve got to check out this skillet brownie. Surprisingly, it will check all the boxes on your list! The primary ingredients (cocoa, almond butter and avocado oil) blend together for a unique taste experience. This tasty little treat takes under twenty minutes to bake and is large enough for you and your significant other to share (if you must…).
4. Nut Free Keto Brownie
This nut-free low-carb brownie is the perfect treat for those families with nut allergies or whose children are not allowed to bring nuts into school. There is no added sugar, no coconut and no gluten in this low-carb brownie recipe, making it a winner in a majority of homes. The extra no coconut point is kyt as so many healthy brownie recipes contain coconut oil which many people cannot have. And best of all, they are terribly easy to make, requiring just a stick blender. Even your kids can make these snacks! Another perk to these brownies is that they don’t need flour, which dramatically reduces cooking time. It’s no wonder that they are wildly popular!
5. Low-Carb Brownies
If you are looking for a low-carb brownie treat that doesn’t require rare ingredients, such as erythritol or Brown Sugar Twin, you should definitely consider these brownies. They are very simple—basically just cocoa powder, butter, flour and the sweetener of your choice. An easy to make cream cheese frosting is optional but it will raise the number of carbs slightly, however it will also greatly enhance the flavor of the brownies. Some people prefer these brownies warm rather than cold, so you will need to try both ways to see what you like.
6. Cheesecake Brownies
Maybe you are craving cheesecake since your transition from a high carb diet to a low carb diet- many people do! These low-carb brownies are a great way to satisfy your cravings while still sticking to low carb. The butter, monk fruit extract and almond flour blend together to create a delicious, unforgettable taste. If you can’t keep yourself away from sweets, you can indulge in these cheesecake brownies without feeling guilty.
7. Chocolate Mug Cake
While this is not strictly a low-carb brownie, the chocolate mug cake is loved by many who have a hankering for brownies after getting onto a low-carb diet. And it’s so simple to make! All you need to do is mix up the cocoa powder with the other ingredients in a mug and microwave it for a total of three minutes. You can eat it right out of the cup, making it the perfect “brownie” for those always on the go. Amazingly flavorful, low carb, chocolate brownie in three minutes is something you need to try right now!
8. Brownie Cheesecake
This delicious treat combines a vanilla cheesecake with a brownie creating a delicious eating experience. This recipe calls for Kerrygold Butter, a delicious butter that comes from grass-fed cows and is imported from Ireland. It is considered by many to be among the best butter in the world, so you’ll be in for a total treat. It is well worth the extra price!
9. Flourless Brownies
These quick low-carb brownies don’t have many ingredients, so whipping the recipe together is a breeze. All you’ll need to do is mix chocolate, the sweetener of your choice, egg yolks, cocoa and vanilla together, put them on the pan, and cook it for 50 minutes. Brownies will be in your hand in no time!
10. Healthy Flourless Protein Brownies
If you are an active person trying to lose weight, you probably appreciate protein bars that aren’t only protein in name and are really full of carbs. These brownies are the perfect match for the active person who likes a delicious boost of protein while working out. These brownies are protein packed with 11 grams of protein per brownie- amazing!!
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