Atkinsons Sugar Free Candy Now Available

Based on a suggestion from a customer (remember if you have any, let us know), the Atkinsons Sugar Free Candies are now available.

Atkinsons Sugar Free Hard Candies are a wonderfully sweet treat to satisfy your snack cravings with a unique blend of ingredients.

The Chick-O-Stick style is crunchy peanut butter and toasted coconut candy. It doesn’t just have peanut butter and coconut flavor, it contains actual fresh ground dry roasted peanuts and toasted coconut.

The Peanut Butter Bars contain dry roasted peanuts.

The Mint Twists are the classic mint twist candy, except they contain actual natural peppermint oil.

All style of Atkinsons Sugar Free Hard Candy are gluten free, vegan friendly, cholesterol free, contain zero trans fats and are OU Kosher.

KetOil Now Available

A new line of products designed to help those on a Ketogenic diet (extreme low carb, high fat), has become available.

Since many of you follow this type of diet, we decided to try some of them out, starting with the KetOil spread.


KetOil is a 50/50 blend of Grass-fed Organic Ghee and Organic Coconut Oil.

– Naturally nutritious cooking and baking blend with a higher smoke point
– Ideal for baking, sauteing, stir-frying, and more
– Adds a delicate, buttery flavor to your recipes
– Healthy saturated fatty acids for energy, cell protection and repair
– High in CLA, omega 3’s and MCTs (medium chain triglycerides)

Coconut oil, as a diet aid, is used to increase metabolism, aid in digestion, and promote good cholesterol.

However, the most beneficial effects of this fruity friend comes in increased health benefits when used to replace common household cooking oils. KetOil combines coconut oil and ghee to increase the number of possible cooking applications.

Ghee is the most potent, least allergenic and most nutritious source of animal fats. These two oils in combination result in an oil that has a higher smoke point and is great for sautéing, pan frying, baking and stir-frying.

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.

“At Least the Turkey is Low Carb…”– Tips for Low Carb Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, the planning of meals begins in full force. For those of us on a low carb diet, however, this day can be something we come to dread every year. The temptation of stuffing, potatoes, and many other types of traditional foods can be hard to resist, even for the strongest-willed low carb dieter. Read on to learn a few tips for enjoying Thanksgiving dinner and still sticking to your low carb lifestyle.  

Low carb variations are possible – There are many websites and books devoted to holiday dinners with a healthier makeover, and many of these focus on low sugar and low carb Thanksgiving meals. By finding a source with recipes for your favorite Thanksgiving dishes in low carb form, you can celebrate the holiday without ruining your diet. 

Host Dinner – If your family gathering involves many family members all coming together in one place, offering to host the dinner can be a great way to gain control of more of the foods. In many situations, offering to host will be a welcome gesture to family members who would prefer to not prepare their home for the big event. By having the dinner at your location, it often means you get to take control of the food list and make as many types of foods as you want. Then, you can make whatever dishes you opt to provide using one of the low carb recipes available online or in recipe books.

Offer to make your favorites – Most people have at least a few Thanksgiving foods that they absolutely love and simply cannot resist. When you show up to a dinner and someone else has made this food, you will have no idea of the carb count, but you still may not be able to resist eating it. By offering to make the foods you know you will be tempted to eat, you can make a lower carb version that you can indulge in without feeling guilty. 

Take your own version – If you offer to bring one of your favorite dishes to dinner, but someone else has already staked claim to making it, there is nothing wrong with bringing your own low carb version of turkey dressing or a low carb pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving dinner is a gathering focused on food, and the more the merrier in most cases. Plus, you may pleasantly surprise others that are having a hard time sticking to their low carb diet on Thanksgiving by providing the dish.

Thanks for reading our blog! Visit us today at Linda’s Diet Delites to purchase all the ingredients you will need to create your low carb Thanksgiving dishes!

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Consider Supplementing Low Carb Diet for Optimal Health

When you first begin a strict low carb diet, you may find some side effects that are negative as a result of limiting certain types of foods. You can easily combat these side effects, however, by taking dietary supplements that will make up for any lost nutrients. Read on to learn the most commonly needed supplements to consider if you begin a long-term low carb diet. 
Top Dietary Supplements for Low-Carb DietersPotassium – One nutrient low-carb; diets may not provide fully is potassium. Taking a potassium dietary supplement is a great idea for any low carb dieter.

Calcium – Although some calcium can be achieved through certain allowed dairy products, such as cheese, a lot of the foods allowed on a low carb diet don’t contain enough calcium. Taking a calcium supplement daily can prevent issues associated with a lack of calcium in the body.

Magnesium – A lot of leafy green vegetables that aren’t typically a part of a low carb diet offer necessary magnesium. Many low carb dieters opt for a dietary supplement that contains magnesium to combat a lack of this important mineral.

Vitamins C & D – Typically, the foods that contain vitamin C and  D also contain a lot of carbohydrates, so they may not be a part of the daily low carb diet. Taking a supplement that contains these vitamins can help prevent issues associated with a diet lacking in them.

A Multi-Vitamin is Always a Great Choice

It is often easier to obtain necessary intake of all vitamins and minerals by finding a multi-vitamin that provides you with the majority of necessary daily nutrients. You can also opt for diet foods that contain additional vitamins, such as Vitalicious Vita Tops. This is true whether you are on a low carb diet or any other restricted diet.

Thanks for reading our article! Browse our selection of low carb foods as well as dietary supplements to find exactly what you need at Linda’s Diet Delites!

Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas

When autumn rolls around, Halloween is just around the corner. With this holiday and the season not only comes a wide selection of pumpkin flavored foods and drinks, but there are many other types of treats readily available that are typically unhealthy. Parties may serve cookies or pies, you face a barrage of candy at your local supermarket, and just about every recipe for cute treats tends to appear unhealthy. If you want to get into the spirit of the season and the holiday, but don’t want to ruin your healthy diet in the process, take a peek at our selection of healthy spooky treats below, compiled from a variety of sources all across the Internet.

Fruit can be fun too! If you want to serve up some scarily cute snacks, but you want to stay on
your healthy eating plan for this Halloween, don’t overlook fruit. You can peel an orange and place a small piece of celery in the center to make it look like a pumpkin or you can make a ghost banana with little pieces of chocolate for the eyes and mouth (as shown in picture). For a simple treat that celebrates the holiday, you can cut shapes out of a tomato as you would a Jack-o-lantern, and then place shredded cheese or other fruits inside. For quick and easy healthy Halloween snacks, you can even use a marker to draw the eyes and mouth on the skin of an unpeeled orange or on a container of pre-packaged mandarin oranges.

Protein for Halloween! You may be surprised to find that even kids will enjoy eating their protein if it is presented to them in a fun way. Deviled eggs with olives strategically placed quickly become spiders that are fun (yet healthy) to eat. You can also make mini pizzas with flatbread or low carb biscuit mix, use string cheese to create a mummy look, and then dot eyes with pizza sauce or another condiment.

The ideas are endless! By thinking outside the candy package, you will see that there are many different ways to incorporate healthy foods into Halloween designs so you can create fun and healthy snacks that celebrate the season without ruining your diet! And don’t forget to check out Linda’s Diet Delites, where you will find a variety of mixes and toppings that can be used to help you create your healthy Halloween snacks! 

Most Fall Events Revolve Around Food – Low Carb Alternatives

As the holiday season approaches, it seems that every gathering or event revolves around food. The season of holidays begins with Halloween, which is creeping up quickly.

Although candy is known as one of the most common unhealthy food temptations, it is not the only one for this holiday. Restaurants (particularly fast food restaurants) capitalize on families being out late and offer a variety of affordable specials on this evening.

Unfortunately, almost none of these specials are on foods of the healthy variety, and are detrimental to those on a low carb or other diet.

Additionally, the offering of seasonal foods and drinks, such as pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin spice latte, etc., can up the temptation ante. Read on for some ideas for family fun events that don’t have to involve food.

Fall Festivals

Although some fall festivals involve candy or other foods that could damage your low carb diet, many of them are more focused on games for children that offer toys as prizes instead of food. Some of these festivals will have a theme, which can help you decide which ones to attend or avoid.

For example, cider festivals are common during the fall in locations abundant with apples. These often feature apple ciders, apple pies, apple cider donuts, etc. – all of which can be tempting (and diet-ruining) to the low carb dieter.

Locating fall festivals that are centered around games or crafts is often the better choice.

Haunted Attractions

This time of year, haunted events are a great choice, with family options as well as adult-only venues. Most haunted attractions are safe for the low carb dieter, as food isn’t even offered at many haunted houses. If the haunted attraction you visit is in combination with another event or festival, there may be an abundant supply of sugar-filled candy or other foods.

School Events

Although some school events will also have a wide selection of high carb foods or candy, some schools will focus on healthy options. This may include offering books to children instead of candy, or other such options.

If your local school offers events such as these for the holiday season, it can be a great way to avoid the overwhelming availability of foods that will wreck your low carb diet.

Attend Events Prepared with Your Own Foods

If there is an event you don’t want to miss, but you don’t want to be tempted with high carb foods or sugar-filled candies, you don’t have to avoid it completely. Instead, you can have your meal before you attend, or even take food with you. If candy is the biggest offender, stock up on sugar-free candy to take with you so you can be prepared for the temptations.

Are you ready to stock up on great low carb, sugar-free candy and foods? Visit us at Linda’s Diet Delites for everything you need to ensure your Halloween is a healthy one!

Three Short-Term Motivational Reasons to Start Your Healthy Lifestyle

If you have debated beginning a new healthy lifestyle on many occasions, but for some reason either never began making changes or simply couldn’t stick with your plan, we have some motivations that can help you get started. While you likely already have a goal of wanting to be healthier, thinner, reverse diabetes, live longer, etc., those are all long-term motivators. With a long-term motivator, it can be difficult to maintain focus long enough to achieve your goal of changing your lifestyle for the better. So, here are three short-term motivational reasons to begin your healthy lifestyle:

Looking better – While you will obviously lose any excess weight you may be carrying over the long term of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but you will begin to look better almost immediately. Bad-for-you foods can have a drastic effect on your body in a variety of ways, not just weight. Eating unhealthy foods can leave your skin looking drab, can cause bloating, and much more. Almost as soon as you rid your daily diet of these foods, you will begin to look better in general.

Feeling better – Although you may feel hungry at first, once you get your diet plan figured out perfectly, you will have more energy and sleep better at night, particularly if you include some exercise at least a few days a week into your routine.

Boosting confidence – When you accomplish any goal, it boosts confidence, can put a bounce in your step and a smile on your face. Every day, when you choose to eat healthy instead of opting for those bad-for-you foods, you will get that boost of confidence that can carry you through the next day. When you begin feeling better and looking better, the confidence will increase even more, spurring you to continue your new healthy lifestyle for the long term.

Have you decided to begin your healthy lifestyle? Be sure to visit us at Linda’s Diet Delites, where you will find a wide selection of low carb, gluten free, and other diet foods that can help you stick with your healthy eating plan while still enjoying food! 

Studies Show Similarities Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease

Ever since low carb diets became popular, there have been many studies completed to try to dispute their validity and make claims that they are an unhealthy way to eat. Although these efforts have turned some against the traditional low carb diet, there are many people who have tried the diet themselves and have seen a positive health impact. New studies are being done all the time to try to determine all the health effects of a low carb diet, both good and bad. One of the newest of these studies reveals some very promising information about positive effects of a low carb diet that were not known until now. Read on to learn more.

According to an article in USA Today, the Mayo Clinic recently released its findings of a study to determine the link between a high carbohydrate diet and Alzheimer’s Disease. Among this study, there were several findings that lead researchers to believe that a low carb diet can help reduce the risk for later developing the cognitive impairment that is associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. 

For decades, proponents of low carb, high protein diets have claimed that there are many health benefits obtained through this type of lifestyle, with one of them being brain function. The study published in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease seems to offer proof of this claim. Among study participants, those with a diet highest in healthy fats were 42% less likely to show impairment in brain function, and those with the highest protein intake were 21% less likely to show these symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. 
This isn’t the first time there has been a claim of low carb diets being a possible prevention method. In 2005, Dr. Suzanne DeLaMonte did autopsies on Alzheimer’s patients as a Brown Medical School Researcher, and released findings that the brains of these patients showed signs of insulin resistance. At the time, she even began referring to Alzheimer’s Disease as virtually a Type 3 Diabetes. 
These findings go hand in hand with the belief that Alzheimer’s may be caused in part by a buildup of beta amyloid plaques, which can potentially be caused by the excessive glucose in the brain. An excess of glucose can occur when the body is unable to produce insulin to process these sugars the way it should. 
Studies have begun recently on patients already diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in which patients are given medications designed for diabetics. The results have not shown a lot of promise, but this is thought to be because once deterioration of the brain occurs it cannot be reversed. 
Although it has not been stated for a fact yet that Alzheimer’s is similar to diabetes in cause, it is always best to employ every prevention method possible. And now it looks like a low carb diet might just be one of those methods.
Stock up on low carb and sugar free foods today to begin your healthy lifestyle and possibly hinder or prevent the onset of a variety of illnesses by visiting us at Linda’s Diet Delites!


Four Tips for Sticking to Low-Carb Diets at Restaurants

If you are on a low carb diet, you likely already know that sticking to the diet when going out to eat at restaurants can be tricky. Sometimes, it can be downright frustrating. But it doesn’t always have to be this way – there are a few tips for eating out while on a low carb diet that can help you have a good time without ruining your diet. If you have ever debated going out to a restaurant simply because you are afraid it will damage to your low carb diet, read on.


Tip for Low-Carb Dieting at Restaurants – Know the Menu if Possible

There will always be those occasions where you simply decide while out to stop somewhere and eat, and in this case the above tip doesn’t always help. However, if you are planning on dining out in advance, and you want to make sure you can stick to your low-carb diet, browse possible restaurants online to see if they have an online menu. Many restaurants have their menu available on their website, and this can help you better choose where to eat without ruining your low carb diet. If you won’t have the opportunity to look up this information before dining out, it is a great idea to stick with restaurants that you know offer low-carb menu items.

Tip for Low-Carb Dieting at Restaurants – Don’t Be Afraid to Make Special Requests

Yes, it can be embarrassing to ask for a burger with no bun, but not if you realize that whatever you ask for, it is likely your server has heard it before. Special requests are common in restaurants, and there are many things you can ask for that can help you stay on your dieting plan while dining out. If you want a chicken-fried steak, but don’t want to ruin your low-carb diet, ask if they bread the steak onsite. If so, they can simply toss yours in the grease without breading it. Although it feels like you are asking for extra work, it is actually one less step on their part. If you have a hard time resisting the dinner rolls, you can ask to have them removed from the table. You will not be the first, nor the last, person to be served at any restaurant on a low carb diet.

Tip For Low-Carb Dieting at Restaurants – Take Your Own Low-Carb Items

While some menus at restaurants will offer low carb items, others do not. Often, it is the condiments you have to be worried about – dressings, marinades, etc. If you want to stick to your low-carb diet, but you also want to enjoy dining out, consider taking low-carb condiments with you. By having a low-carb sauce or other item with you, you can enjoy the experience of dining out without having to sacrifice flavor or your carb count.

Tip for Low-Carb Dieting at Restaurants – Ask Questions

There are many menu items at restaurants that seem obvious, but without asking, you may be surprised to learn that the food has more carbs in it that originally expected. Some restaurants take traditional foods and add to them, often including their own secret spices or sauces that may contain sugar or other foods that you didn’t even know were there. If something on the menu is homemade or claims to be made in a special style, be sure to ask how they make it. Simply asking questions can help you stick to your low-carb diet at a restaurant.

Thanks for reading our article! Now you know the tips for sticking with your low-carb diet while dining out. If you want to stock up on condiments, sauces, and other low-carb items to take with you to restaurants, visit Linda’s Diet Delites to find everything you need!