Snacks

These recipes are nearly carb free, high in fat, and take seconds to make.

Chai Tea latte
1/4 cup of Oregon Chai Sugar Free chai tea latte concentrate + 3/4 cup heavy cream

Safeway carries the “Sugar Free” version and it’s so popular that it is almost always out of stock.

Heat mixture in microwave for 60 seconds.

This takes seconds to make, it’s incredibly delicious, and (due to the heavy cream) full of fat with only about 2 carbs. Using 1/4 cup or less of the Chai tea concentrate cuts the caffeine to just 15mg and gives you more servings per box. However, the sugar free chai tea has fewer total carbs than the cream by volume, so if your blood sugar is near 140, it may be smarter to use more tea and less cream.

400mg/day caffeine is considered safe (see Coffee and Caffeine – How Much Can You Safely Drink?), so this recipe is way below what most people consume in a day, even if you drink 25 cups of this a day.

Hot chocolate
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk + 1/2 cup heavy cream + 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa + 1/4 tsp liquid stevia. Heat milk and creamfor 60 secs in microwave. Mix in the stevia and cocoa. Seconds to make.

Sour cream and berries
I used to love bananas and sour cream. Now that I’m diabetic, bananas are a no-no since they are full of sugar. So mixing a couple of raspberries or boysenberries mashed up in a couple of tablespoons of sour cream provides a 2 carb snack with plenty of fat.