Many lifestyle blogs claim going low-carb is a snap. We disagree. We like carbs and make no apologies. But, regularly eating foods that are high in carbohydrates isn’t an option for people with blood sugar concerns. That’s why we are always looking for versions of recipes with low-carb alternatives.
Zucchini and banana breads are so tasty and easy to make. Even people who aren’t fans of either zucchini or bananas love them once they are baked into a loaf of bread. The problem is, traditional recipes can have over 40 grams of carbs in a single slice! That’s why, today, we are sharing four tasty loaf bread recipes with no more than eight grams of carbs. They aren’t low calorie but, with planning, you can enjoy them without throwing off your day!
This bread is only slightly sweet, has a great texture and a crunch from the nuts. We love it as a snack. Be sure to squeeze out the excess water from the zucchini because it can make your bread wet instead of moist. The bread takes only 10 minutes to mix but around 50 minutes to bake. However, you can make them into muffins which cook faster. A serving has 171 calories and five grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
Banana bread sounds impossible. After all, bananas aren’t a low-carb fruit. But two words can change the game: banana extract. You get all the flavor of banana bread without the carbs! People won’t even know it doesn’t have bananas and contains no added sugar. It’s crumbly while warm so — as hard as it is to keep your hands off something that smells so good — wait until it’s cool to remove it from the pan and to slice it. A slice has 224 calories and six grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
If you need a chocolate fix, this is your recipe. This bread is delicious and dense. It’s also a great way to sneak vegetables into your diet. Not everyone is a fan of greens, but we all benefit from them. Unlike most zucchini breads there is nothing subtle about the sweet flavor of this snack. It might be cooked in a loaf pan, but it’s a dessert! A slice has 177 calories and eight grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
We love citrus, especially in summer weather. A little sharpness can lighten up sweet flavors. This is sweet, sharp and is everything we like in a recipe. You can change the level of sweetener you use to suit your preferences; it’s not overly sweet, and you might prefer to increase the sweetness, that’s up to you. It’s great as a breakfast treat. A slice has 200 calories and eight grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
We hope that these recipes bring some fun to your day. If you can share them with a loved one, it’s even better. Right now, because of social distancing, you might not be able to sit together. But, these are perfect for slicing. You can leave a slice on a friend’s doorstep. It’s a great way to share cheer and show the people you care about that you are thinking of them. Give them a call to check in and let them know you’ll be leaving a treat just to say “hello!”