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Think you might enjoy Keto Low-Carb Chocolate Almond Bars? In my last blog, I shared with you a recipe for grain-free granola to enjoy. When following a high protein and limited carb diet or lifestyle, it’s vital to get enough fiber. I created a Keto Low-Carb granola to do the trick. Using this granola, I’ve developed these bars. So yummy!
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WHAT ARE THE NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF KETO LOW-CARB GRANOLA?
Keto Low-Carb Chocolate. Almond Bars contain the following:
Pumpkin Seeds are an unbelievable source of quality protein. In fact, 100 grams of protein provides almost 50% of your daily requirement. Pumpkin seeds are also a good source of healthy fats, antioxidants, fiber, magnesium and fiber!
Flax seeds are rich in protein and lignans, which help to reduce the risk of cancer. They are also a rich source of fiber to improve cholesterol and lower blood pressure.
Sunflower Seeds are also high in protein and rich in polyunsaturated fats and antioxidants that help to reduce bad (LDL) cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, helps to lower blood pressure, and help to reduce inflammation.
Sesame Seeds are a good source of fiber. They can help to lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure, support bone health, and help to reduce inflammation.
Chia Seeds are packed with fiber and antioxidants, high-quality protein, and Omega-3 fatty acids
Hemp Seeds are concentrated in Omega-3 fatty acids, high in protein, high in fiber, and also a healthful source of vitamin E and minerals, such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
Ground Almonds and Almond Pieces contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium, and vitamin E. The health benefits of almonds include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure, and lower cholesterol levels. They can also reduce hunger and promote weight loss.
Pecans (pieces), like the ingredients above, pack a hefty punch of protein, healthy fats, and fiber! Pecans are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, and potassium, helping to lower blood pressure.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO LOW-CARB CHOCOLATE ALMOND BAR?
Let’s talk wine with Keto Low-Carb Chocolate Almond Bars. Sometimes you may want nothing more than a glass of wine and small, heathy treat. This powerhouse granola bar fits the bill. But it’s sweet. In following a Keto diet or in living a low-carb lifestyle, we don’t want to use up carbs on a glass of wine, especially when we can enjoy zero carb wine! So you have a couple of options. In following a Keto diet or in living a low-carb lifestyle, we don’t want to use up your carbs on a glass of wine. Why add the extra carbs to your meal when you can find zero carb wines! You have a couple of options:
Drink whatever wine you like (as long as it’s bone dry) and don’t worry about pairing the wine to dish. Enjoy your wine the way you like it.
If you like to create harmony between the wine and the food, you’ll need some sweetness in the wine to match the sweetness in this Powerhouse Chocolate Almond Bar. Add a pinch of stevia or monk fruit sweetener to your glass of wine. Choose a white like Riesling or Gewurztraminer or a pink rose. These varieties taste great when bone dry or sweet. So they taste great with the added sweetener. The wine’s sweetness will complement the sweetness in the Almond Bar.
*Wine Tips: To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose low-carb, low-sugar, and low-alcohol wines that are free of additives and artificial coloring. Include your wine carb macros as part of your meal. Remember, your liver will process alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. So, drink low-sugar, low-carb, and low alcohol wines in moderation.
WHAT IS SHARI MAC’S PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR KETO LOW-CARB DIET?
I’m a huge fan of the Ninja products. In the past, I’ve gone through a counter-top convection oven every couple of years. This Ninja 1800-watt oven is a work horse! It is a must for me to support my Keto diet. Since buying this Ninja I have not turned on my oven in months! Amazing in the summer! No heat in the kitchen from the traditional oven. I use the air-fryer for all our proteins every day. All my air-fried favorites have less bad saturated fat and therefore fewer calories. I cut chicken breasts in half, horizontally, and air-fry them for 20 minutes. You can set the temperature and timer for all sorts of foods and walk away from the kitchen. The machine will shut off automatically at the right time. My proteins are crispy on the outside and super juicy
HOW TO PREPARE KETO LOW-CARB GRANOLA YOGURT?
How do you make Keto Low-Carb Chocolate Almond Bars? Using my Keto Low-Carb Granola, you can also prepare Frozen Yogurt with Powerhouse Granola: In a bowl combine coconut yogurt with granola. Fill your popsicle mold with your coconut mixture and freeze.
HOW TO PREPARE KETO LOW-CARB GRANOLA CRUST FORCHEESECAKES?
How do you prepare the crust for Keto Low-Carb Chocolate Almond Bars? The granola with ½ cup of refined coconut oil. Press the crust into your cheesecake tart pan. For Keto use real cream cheese.
HOW TO PREPARE KETO LOW-CARB BERRY PARFAIT?
In parfait glasses, make layers of yogurt and Keto- friendly fresh berries, and top with the granola.
HOW TO PREPARE KETO LOW-CARB CHOCOLATE GRANOLA BARK?
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place about 4 ounces of unsweetened chocolate in a double boiler (or a bowl over a small saucepan with about an inch of water in it) and melt over medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir in about ¼ to ½ cup of sweetener (stevia, xylitol, erythritol) to taste. Mix well. Fold in ¼ cup granola. Remove from the heat. Pour the chocolate mixture on parchment paper. Place in the refrigerator to harden. Once hardened, break into pieces.
HOW TO PREPARE CHOCOLATE COCONUT GRANOLA BITES?
This treat is a little bit higher in carbs due to the unsweetened coconut. So enjoy when you’re living a Keto Low-Carb lifestyle, not trying to get into ketosis!
On a cookie sheet add coconut. Place in 350 F oven and toast until golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool. In a bowl combine 2 cups unsweetened chocolate chips, 2 cups granola, and 2 cups of toasted unsweetened shredded coconut. Place the chocolate chips in a double boiler (or a bowl over a small saucepan with about an inch of water in it) and melt over medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sweetener to taste. Mix well. Remove from the heat. Transfer to a bowl. Fold in the granola. Stick the bowl in the freezer for about 10 minutes, to cool and harden the mix a little bit. It makes it easier to roll the mix into the little bites. Arrange the toasted coconut shavings on a large baking sheet. Using your hands, scoop out a small amount of the chocolate granola mix and roll it around in the shavings, making little balls! Set balls on a plate. Refrigerate until firm.
I made Powerhouse Chocolate Almond Bars using Powerhouse granola.
HOW TO PREPARE KETO LOW-CARB CHOCOLATE ALMOND BARS?
Toast almond slices in dry fry pan oven medium heat, tossing frequently to keep from burning them. When golden, set on a plate to cool.
In a bowl add Powerhouse Granola and almond butter.
First with a spoon and then with your hands pull (coconut, optional), almond butter and granola together to form a dough. Press granola/almond dough into the bottom of a 9-inch baking pan. Set aside.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours to set. Almond bars taste the best when left to set over 24 hours.
Keto Low-Carb Chocolate Almond Bars are nothing short of decadent. Hard to believe a dessert so healthy could taste sooooo good. Enjoy a bar for breakfast or as dessert. The recipe uses powerhouse granola, almond butter, sliced almonds, and unsweetened chocolate. The carbs are ridiculously low! If you are hunting for an exotic and healthy Keto Low-Carb dessert, check out this recipe!
In a dry, non-stick pan add sliced almonds. Toast over medium heat, tossing frequently to keep them from burning. Watch carefully. Remove from heat. Set on a plate to cool. Set aside.
In a bowl combine coconut (optional) almond butter with granola. Using a fork mix together. Then use clean, wet hands, and pull the dough together into a ball. Press dough into the bottom 9-inch baking pan. Set aside. Place the chocolate in a double boiler (or a bowl over a small saucepan with about an inch of water in it) and melt over medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sweetener to taste. Mix well. Remove from the heat.
(Note: I often just add the chocolate to my stone non-stick pan and melt, stirring with a rubber spatula.)
Pour chocolate over the granola crust. Sprinkle toasted almonds on top of wet chocolate. Using your fingers press the slices into the chocolate.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. If you leave for 24 hours the bars are more firm and have a more blended taste. Slice into bars.
The recipe is based on the keto version and is approximate only. One serving has grams of 4.78 carbs. With the fibre in this recipe. being higher than the carbs, the net carbs are even lower, perhaps at zero.
(Note: The nutritional information provided is a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the nutritional accuracy of any recipe on this site. We cannot know what brands you use or how accurately you follow the recipe or what you like to add creatively to the dish. Use the information as a general guideline only.)
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