Low carb food refers to any type of food that is relatively low in carbohydrates. A low carb diet typically restricts the intake of carbohydrates, such as sugars and starchy foods, and focuses on consuming foods that are rich in protein, healthy fats, and non-starchy vegetables. Some common examples of low carb foods include:
- Lean meats like chicken, turkey, beef, and fish.
- Leafy greens and non-starchy vegetables like spinach, kale, broccoli, and cauliflower.
- Nuts and seeds.
- Healthy fats such as olive oil, avocados, and coconut oil.
- Low carb fruits like berries.
- Dairy products like cheese, yogurt, and butter (in moderation).
- Legumes like chickpeas and lentils (in moderation).
It’s important to note that the specific definition of “low carb” may vary depending on individual dietary needs and health goals. Consulting with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian can help determine the most suitable low carb approach for your specific needs.
Here’s a simple recipe for keto scones that you can enjoy for breakfast:
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup granulated erythritol (or any keto-approved sweetener)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, erythritol, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the cold butter to the dry ingredients and use a pastry cutter or your hands to cut it in until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, eggs, and vanilla extract.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
- Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and shape it into a round disk, about 1 inch thick.
- Cut the disk into 8 equal wedges. Alternatively, you can use a cookie cutter to make scones of your desired shape.
- Transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between them.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the scones are golden brown on top.
- Allow the scones to cool for a few minutes before serving.
Enjoy your homemade keto scones for a delicious and low-carb breakfast!