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!)

New Flavors of Davinci Sugar Free Syrup

Your available options for Davinci Sugar Free Syrup have now expanded from just vanilla to also:

  • Sugar Free Chocolate
  • Sugar Free Hazelnut
  • Sugar Free Caramel
  • Sugar Free Sweetener Syrup

Davinci Sugar Free Syrup

Use these in coffee, tea, shakes, desserts, ice creams, sorbets and more.

Davinci Sugar Free Syrups are sweetened with Splenda Brand sucralose.

Cows Eat Candy – How Does This Affect Your Sugar-Free Diet?

With the drought this year, the cost of many types of foods has risen, with corn being one of them. Because of this, farm animal feed costs have gotten higher, which translates into higher-priced meat such as bacon. For some farmers and ranchers, however, it leads to alternative feeding methods to reduce costs. Some cows are now being fed a variety of different types of alternative feed, one of which includes candy. So how does the increased sugar intake of cows affect them? For those on a low-sugar diet, will the cow’s milk or meat be affected? Read on to find out.  

According to CNN Money, farmers have been mixing candy in with the feed for cows for a long time, as it is cheaper than other types of feed and can save some money. With the increased cost of corn over this last year, the cost for cattle feed has increased exponentially, causing many farmers to increase the amount of sugar-filled candy they feed to the cows.The first question, of course, is how this affects the cows – is it harmful to their health? According to livestock nutritionists, it is not harmful to the cows to feed them candy, including such items as ice cream sprinkles and hot chocolate mix. This doesn’t mean that the diet of the cows is completely overhauled, and to keep the cows in good health farmers are limiting the amount of candy in the cow’s diet to 3% of their overall food intake.

The benefit seen for the farmers is not only the upfront monetary savings, but it seems to have had beneficial side effects on the cows physically as well. Unlike humans, who typically like to adhere to a low-sugar; diet to keep weight in check, it is a good thing when a cow gains weight without additional cost of feed. Another side effect that seems to be caused in the cows that consume this amount of sugar – increased milk production. According to the CNN Money article, one farmer has seen an increase of approximately three pounds per cow per day, which he attributes solely to the sugar in the ice cream sprinkles he has fed his cows.

So it’s good for the cows, but what about humans? If you are on a low sugar diet, what happens when a cow eats candy containing sugar? Does it make it into the meat and milk? According to reports, it has no effect on any part of the animal for human consumption, so there is no need for those on a low sugar diet to be concerned with farmers feeding cows candy.

Since a diet laden with sugar-filled candy is not optimal for humans in the way it is for cows, visit us at Linda’s Diet Delites. There you can find sugar-free candy and a variety of other foods items to help you maintain your sugar free lifestyle.

Halloween Candy Temptations – Stick with Sugar-Free

It’s officially October, the month of Halloween, which not only means ghouls and goblins and costumes and parties, but it also means lots of sugary candy. If you dread this time of year simply because the candy availability makes it difficult to stick to your low carb or low sugar diet, read on to learn about the many options available now that can allow you to get through Halloween without taking in any unnecessary sugar.

Well-Known Candy Companies Now Offering Sugar-Free Candy

There have always been a few types of sugar free candy available throughout the year, but these types of candies weren’t always very tasty or they simply weren’t the type of candy you would want for Halloween. This year, however, you can enjoy more candy than ever before – many well-known candy companies have finally begun offering great tasting sugar free candies that are perfect for the upcoming holiday.

Peanut Brittle – Is this a staple holiday favorite for you, but you haven’t had it in a while because of sugar content? You no longer have to go without this great-tasting treat, as you can find sugar-free peanut brittle that will taste great and curb that craving.

Chocolate and Mint – This mixture is a staple candy item for many, but the sugar content is too high to ever indulge in it. This is no longer the case, however, since Hershey’s offers a York Peppermint Patty that is sugar free. Your Halloween can be as tasty as it was before you began your low sugar diet.

Sour Candy – If your favorite type of candy is sour gummy worms or some other sour candy, you may have been missing out on Halloween to avoid the sugar content. This holiday can be different, however, not that Jelly Belly offers sugar free jelly beans in many varieties – including sour.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – For those who love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, there is no better choice than the famed Reese’s. This Halloween, however, you can enjoy this great flavor combination without ruining your diet. Hershey’s now offers a sugar free variety that comes in individually-wrapped pieces, making them a great choice for eating or for giving out to trick-or-treaters.


Thanks for reading our article! Shop our wide selection of great sugar-free candies at Linda’s Diet Delites to get all the candy you need for Halloween. 

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