Gluten Free Low Carb Pasta

We’ve been working on new in-house products that we think may interest you and this is the first of many.
Low Carb Pasta!

The Low Carb Pasta is a delicious gluten free, low carb, high protein pasta that comes with each serving individually packaged.

This pasta is soy free, gluten free, and not shirataki based.

The protein flour blend used for this extremely high protein pasta is pea protein isolate. Pea Protein Isolate has started appearing in lots of healthy foods recently because it is a higher quality alternative to soy – fewer allergen issues, no estrogen concerns, and vegan friendly.

Why we love it:
– individually wrapped portions for portion control
– very high protein content – 20grams
– extremely low carb – 3g net carbs
– low SmartDiet Count – 2
– gluten free (this is rare for low carb pasta)
– soy free (low carb pastas often use cheap soy)
– gorgeous packaging

Things we don’t love as much:
– high calorie count due to protein content (so depending on your goal / eating style this may not be a concern)
– small serving size of nearly 1/2 the size of others we carry – remember to compare products ounce for ounce – which results in calorie, carb, and diet counts that are ultimately significantly higher if consuming similar size total portions (2 inner packages instead of 1)
– high product price (2.5x) even compared to our other premium low carb pastas
– pasta comes in short pieces rather than long traditional pieces

All that being said, I think it is worth trying out. Our most popular pasta and the one we recommend the most is the ThinSlim Foods Impastable, but the Pasta has additional benefits such as being gluten free and similar in carbs, so if you want to add some variety to your pasta it is worth considering. (How’s that for an honest summary!)

Julian Bakery – The Paleo Bread – Officially Released!

Julian Bakery has released their latest bread, The Paleo Bread. The following post was provided by Julian Bakery to provide more information on this unique new bread.

 Paleo Bread

Julian Bakery is proud to announce the newest addition to our diet and allergy friendly bread line: The Paleo Bread.  The Paleo Bread is the holy grail of bread, truly a dieters dream.  It is unlike any other bread on the market and is gluten free, grain free, yeast free, dairy free, soy free, low calorie, high in protein, fiber, and low in carbohydrates.  This bread is ideal for anyone looking to maintain or lose weight, on the Paleo and just about any other type of diet.

The Paleo Bread was inspired by the Paleolithic diet due to it’s health and dietary benefits.  Those who follow the Paleo diet cut out all grains and eat that of what our native hunters and gatherers ate many years ago.  It’s a diet based on lean meats, seafood, fresh fruits, and fresh vegetables.  We created two versions of The Paleo Bread which meets any and all requirements in order to be kind to practically any diet, both which are healthy, low calorie, gluten free and grain free.  The Almond variety and the Coconut variety are equally tasty and both offer their own unique benefits.

The Paleo Bread Almond loaf contains six simple ingredients: Purified Water, Blanched Almonds, Egg Whites, Psyllium, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, and a pinch of Baking Soda.

Nutrition facts (per slice): Calories 100  Fat 8g Sodium 100g Carbs 5g Fiber 4g (Net Carbs 1), 9g Protein

How is all this beneficial to me??  Let’s dig a little deeper and find out!

The Many Benefits of Almonds:

Good for brain: Almonds contain many nutrients that which help in development of the brain and has been considered an essential food item for growing children.

Assists in regulating cholesterol levels:  Consuming almonds on a regular basis helps to increase levels of high density lipoproteins (HDL) and reduce the level of low density lipoproteins (LDL). LDL is the bad, artery clogging cholestrol we need to watch.

Good for the heart:  The mono-saturated fat, protein, and potassium contained in almonds are good for the heart. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and helps reduce the risk of heart disease. The presence of magnesium in almonds helps to avoid heart attacks. Almonds help reduce C-reactive protein which causes artery-damaging inflammation. Almonds contain folic acid, which is believed to reduce levels of homocystein, the amino acid thought to contribute to the buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries.

Skin care:  Almonds contain over 100% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin E, that precious antioxidant that not only is a cancer fighter but also are a skin powerhouse containing flavanoids, the same as that found in wine, tea, fruits, and vegetables; all fighting to combat free radicals and keep skin supple and youthful looking.  The magnesium content helps increase the oxygen flow in our bodies, also important for a youthful glow.

Regulates blood pressure: Potassium present in almond helps to regulates blood pressure. Almonds are very low in sodium which also helps in containing blood pressure.

Prevention of cancer: Almond improves the movement of food through the colon, thereby preventing colon cancer.  Again, the high Vitamin E content also is a cancer fighter.

Protection against diabetes: Almonds also help in reducing the rise in sugar and insulin levels after meals. This offers protection from diabetes.

Good in pregnancy: Almond contains folic acid. Folic acid helps to reduce the incidence of birth defects in newborn babies.

Weight loss: Because almonds contain mono-saturated fats, it helps us to feel full longer without the health risks of unhealthy fats, or worry about our waistline.  Studies have revealed that low calorie, almond rich diets are good for obese people assisting to shed their weight.

High In Fiber: Almonds are rich in fiber. Like most other fiber rich food, almonds also help in preventing constipation. Make sure you drink good amount of water after eating almonds.

Boosts energy: The presence of manganese, copper and Riboflavin (folate) helps in energy production.  Almonds are great both before and after working out, and that mid-afternoon slump!

Diabetic friendly:  Almonds assist in controlling diabetes, by lowering blood sugar after meals.

The Paleo Bread, Almond, is a great way to enjoy a healthy meal or snack with added flavor and health benefits, but it doesn’t end there.  We created another version to The Paleo Bread line: Coconut.  Since coconut is not a nut, it’s a fruit, makes it starch-free!  That is why we have the two offerings; you can choose to have the Almond or Coconut depending on your dietary needs and preferences.

The Paleo Bread, Coconut, is organic, starch-free, grain free, gluten free, yeast free, soy free, dairy Free, and ideal for any diet.  The Paleo Bread, Coconut, is the first starch free, gluten free, grain Free, low carb bread on the market!  Get lean and sculpted while still enjoying this particular variety!

Some benefits of being on a starch-free diet with the Coconut Paleo Bread will allow for great results such as less pain and stiffening in joints as well as less gas, cramping, diarrhea, bloating and other stomach troubles due to the reduction or elimination of starchy gluten and wheat products. Many people discover a starch-free diet to be quite helpful, especially in improving digestion and over all fat loss.

Implementing a starch free diet when trying to lose weight and cutting out starchy foods from your diet will put your body into a state of ketosis in which your blood sugar levels stabilize more efficiently your insulin levels drop, which can in turn make the body burn fat quickly showing off the lean muscles you have been working so hard to get during those hard workouts at the gym or Cross Fit sessions.

Coconut is Low Carb & Low Calorie:  The term available carbohydrate refers to the portion of carbohydrates that have the potential to raise your blood sugar levels and provide calories, or energy. Available carbohydrates include both sugar and starches, but exclude dietary fiber. You can calculate the available carb content of any food simply by subtracting its fiber content from its total carb content. In the case of all-purpose white flour, the available carb content is 23.1 g per 1/4 cup and whole-wheat flour has 18.4 g of available carb per 1/4 cup, while coconut flour contains 7 g of available carbohydrate per 1/4 cup.

Because of its lower available carbohydrate content, coconut flour can prevent blood sugar spikes and help you maintain more even blood sugar levels after eating, which is especially helpful if you have diabetes or are trying to lose weight.

High Fiber Content:  Coconut flour contains a lot more fiber compared to any other flour, with as much as 12 g per 1/4 cup, compared to only 3 g for the same serving of whole-wheat flour. You should get between 25 and 38 g of fiber a day, according to the “2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans,” to help you stay regular and prevent constipation. A higher fiber intake can also help you feel fuller with fewer calories, which is especially helpful if weight loss is a goal.

Julian Bakery made The Paleo Bread to fulfill the craving for bread while living a Paleo lifestyle free from unprocessed foods. The Paleo Bread utilizes the highest quality ingredients.  The Paleo Bread provides the protein and fiber your body needs to satisfy hunger while helping your body to perform at its peak.  We love The Paleo Bread and hope you do too!

Dr.John’s SimplyXylitol 1lb bags now available!

Dr.John’s SimplyXylitol 1lb bags are now available! From Dr.John’s, “Sprinkle, pour, shake, or spoon, All Natural 100% USA-produced Xylitol to sweeten your cooking, baking, or just use it straight from the resealable bag. Same sweetness as sugar, with no aftertaste. Only 10 calories per tablespoon. Approx. 113 servings per pound. One common tablespoon meets the requirement per serving on the SimplyXylitol plan. ”

Dr.John's SimplyXylitol, 1lb
Dr.John's SimplyXylitol, 1lb

Dr.John’s SimplyXylitol Sugar Free Caramels now available!

Dr.John’s SimplyXylitol Sugar Free Caramels are now available in the Chocolate and Vanilla flavor.

Dr.John's SimplyXylitol Caramels
Dr.John's SimplyXylitol Caramels

Three Bakers Gluten Free Bread

Three Bakers Gluten Free Bread
Three Bakers Gluten Free Bread

Looking for gluten free bread? Three Bakers Gluten Free bread comes in just about every shape, style, and configuration you can imagine, offering a great taste and texture for the gluten free dieter.

Early attempts at low carb and gluten free breads were pretty hit and miss, with many early adopters of these breads resorting to toasting these breads to a virtual crisp in order to make them palatable. With this in mind, the gluten free dieter has to feel encourage by Three Bakers’ bold proclamation about their gluten free bread: “The staple bread for every Gluten Free household. No need to toast to enjoy!”

Three Bakers gluten free bread is a full product line that is designed to completely replace all of your bread needs, without sacrificing taste or texture. Their 20 oz. gluten free bread loaves are 100% all natural, and are an excellent source of fiber, with 5 grams per serving. They also contain no soy or dairy, (but they are made using eggs).

Their three gluten free bread loaf varies come in white, whole grain rye, and perhaps one of the more interesting bread varieties that we’ve come across lately: “7 ancient grains.” To be sure, 5- and 7-grain bread has become popular over the years. But Three Bakers has taken the 7-grain approach to a new level, crafting it “from 7 ancient whole grains: Amaranth, Hemp, Quinoa, Teff, Sorghum, Flax & Millet.” Quinoa, in particular, is becoming increasingly popular in diet and nutrition circles for a variety of health benefits.

Even better is that Three Bakers offers more than just gluten free bread loaves — they are also doing hot dog and hamburger buns and even hoagie rolls.

If  you are looking for a reliable gluten free bread line that can replace all of your bread needs without sacrificing on quality and taste, Three Bakers gluten free bread is definitely worth a try.

Looking for Three Bakers gluten free breads online? We carry Three Bakers gluten free loaves, hot dog buns, hamburger buns, and hoagie rolls. Take a look at our complete selection and order today!

Gluten Free: Aleia’s Bread Crumbs

Aleia's Bread Crumbs
Aleia's Bread Crumbs

Looking for the best gluten free breadcrumbs? Aleia’s Bread Crumbs are a perfect choice! 

If you’re on a gluten free diet, it isn’t easy to out all of the bread products that you love. Breadcrumbs are no exception: you don’t know how much you miss them until they are gone.

Fortunately for the gluten free dieter, there are more and more high quality gluten free breadcrumbs hitting the market that work just as well in cooking as do traditional breadcrumbs. We’re particularly excited about Aleia’s Bread Crumbs, a high-quality gluten free breadcrumb product that combines taste, texture, and cooking versatility with a completely gluten free solution!

From Aleia’s, “Aleia’s has the single cooking solution. Their bread crumbs are all natural, delicious, gluten free and wheat free. They come in two flavors: plain and Italian. Try them for all your cooking needs.”

We’re currently offering two versions of Aleia’s Bread Crumbs, plain and Italian style. Add them into your cooking today and begin enjoying gluten free fried foods again!

Take a further look at Aleia’s Bread Crumbs at Linda’s Diet Delites.

Gluten Free Mixes: Protein Plus Peanut Flour

Protein Plus Peanut Flour
Protein Plus Peanut Flour

Looking for a unique and delicious gluten free mix for baking? Take a look at Protein Plus Peanut Flour!

There are numerous gluten free flours and baking mixes on the market today, but Protein Plus Peanut Flour is truly unique. This delicious multi-use gluten free mix can do wonders for baking and cooking, working both as a baking flour as well as a thickener, like corn starch.

According to Protein Plus’ website, our “peanut flour provides a healthful, lower-fat and gluten-free boost to a variety of foods. It is a great thickener for soups, a flavorful and aromatic ingredient for breads and pastries, as well as a creative coating for meats, fish and other center-of-the-plate dishes. Plus, peanut flour is a good source of vitamin E, folate, fiber, niacin, magnesium and phosphorus.”

A real plus to Protein Plus Peanut Flour is that it is made from USA-grown peanut, assuring the highest level of quality, taste and freshness.

If you’re an avid gluten free baker, try Protein Plus Peanut Flour from Linda’s Diet Delites!

Gluten Free Pasta: BiAglut Pasta Mia Spaghetti

BiAglut Pasta Mia Spaghetti
BiAglut Pasta Mia Spaghetti

Try a gluten free pasta that tastes every bit as authentic as other gourmet pastas — BiAglut Pasta Mia Spaghetti.

Gluten free pasta can be a bit hit and miss. First off, many of them are whole wheat, and not everyone loves the taste and texture of whole wheat pasta. Second, some of the gluten free pastas lack the texture that regular pasta has. This is because gluten plays a big role in the molecular structure of regular pasta. If you’re going to take it out the recipe, you have to figure out new, creative ways to retain both taste and texture.

This is exactly what BiAglut Pasta Mia Spaghetti achieves — a perfect balance of taste and texture with a gluten free pasta solution!

Imported from Italy, Bi-Aglut pastas have a taste and texture that is very similar to traditional wheat-based pasta. It features lupin flour, which closely replicates the taste and texture of semolina flour used in many pastas.

If you’re on a gluten free diet, try Imported from Italy, Bi-Aglut pastas — they are the real deal!

Buy BiAglut Pasta Mia Spaghetti online at Linda’s Diet Delites today!

Le Veneziane Gluten & Wheat Free Pasta – Great Taste Without the Gluten

Le Veneziane Gluten& Wheat Free Pasta
Le Veneziane Gluten& Wheat Free Pasta

Looking for a gluten free whole wheat pasta with a great taste and texture? You’ve found it right here!

Whole wheat pasta has really caught on in the gourmet food world over the past decade or so, with more and more chefs preferring its taste and texture to traditional semolina-based pastas. This, of course, is great new for gluten free dieters, since whole wheat gluten free pasta offers a great-tasting, great-textured option for lunch or dinner dishes.

Le Veneziane Gluten & Wheat Free Pasta is one of the best gluten free pastas we’ve comes across recently. It offers a great taste and texture without the gluten. The fabulous texture of Le Veneziane pasta is a result of using a special variety of corn and a result of their production process. It is imported from Italy and has a rich golden color that comes from the carotenes (vitamin A) that occur naturally in corn.

If you’re looking to try a new whole wheat gluten free pasta, try Le Veneziane Gluten & Wheat Free Pasta at Linda’s Diet Delites. You won’t be disappointed!