While it’s certainly true that a lower carb life often means making more things from scratch, it also means that you get control of exactly what’s in what you make. But sometimes, it’s great to have something you can buy off the shelf for those busy moments, when a quick low carb solution that’s ‘good enough’ is what you need – you need these low carb aldi surprises!
In Australia, German supermarket chain Aldi has a few low-carb surprises! As usual, they’re also cheaper than most competitors, and surprisingly good!
Toasted Coconut flakes with sea salt
If you hadn’t realised, Coconut is VERY high in fibre, so any inherent carbohydrate in these is completely cancelled out by that. Carb count seems high here at 12.4g/100g, but is effectively cancelled out by a fibre count of 14.8g/100g. They’re tasty, filling, and relatively cheap at $3.99 for 140grams! A perfect and healthy snack!
This is certainly something that you could do yourself if you wanted to buy the quantities and mix, but this pre-made Aldi version fills the gap!
With two types of flax seeds, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), sunflower seeds, raw almonds and dried shredded coconut. it has a Carb content of 4.6g/100g, but a dietary fibre of 19.5g/100g. This stuff is GREAT with berries and yoghurt! Just a handful goes a long way, and makes a fast snack! And just $3.99!
Cauliflower and Broccoli bake at Aldi
These twins are great low carb vegie bake solutions. Need something fast when you get home? Choose a meat you can cook in the oven and use two trays – one for the meat, and one to get these happening! Pork chops plus vegie bake is an ideal example.
I’ve tried these combined and separately – they’re pretty much the same thing with a different vegie as the base. They’re mostly cream, cheese, and the base veg, and while they appear as little snowy lumps, once in the oven they melt into a creamy goodness! As you can see in the nutrition panels, carb is pretty low for a purchased product like this. And just $5.99 if memory serves me correctly! Delicious! And last in this list:
Aldi 85% lower carb protein bread
It’s no secret that this is the same product sold for about 70% more in many exclusive food retailers, as Herman Brot Lower Carb Bread for glycaemic control and weight loss. And they make it for Aldi who sell it for $4.99 loaf instead of $7.99+!
And it’s more like a real bread than anything I’ve tried, albeit a darker loaf, that does take longer to toast, and is smaller in slice size than standard commercial white breads. But as bread is INCREDIBLY carb laden, at 5.4g/100g this is a dream come true.
I don’t overdo this. I like the taste, but I find it strong enough in flavour that I use it as a treat rather than an everyday item. But in reality it’s the everday carbs that got us in trouble in the first place, so this is a good lesson in moderation.
Oh, and just one more… Halloumi Fries!
To be honest, these aren’t as lower carb as we’d probably like, but let’s face it… we’re only going to eat a few as an extra part of breakfast or a lunch side plate….
With a carb load of 9.3g/100g, they’re a touch higher because of the floury spicy coating, but you really won’t eat that many!
Enjoy, because they’re amazingly tasty 😉
Low carb Aldi surprises rock!
So there you go. Aldi definitely has some great lowcarb products, and I’ve truly not done an exhaustive search! But if these items help you along the way to achieving a lower carb life, then this list is well worth it.
Keep an eye out, and let us know if you spot anything else! We’d love to hear from you!
What else have you missed?
In the last couple of weeks we’ve had a few meal based blogs for breakfast and dinner. If you missed them, you can still catch up!
In A new take on breakfast we explored breakfast options for making at home, to create a low carb feast! And in Breakfast on the Go, we explained a few ways to create quick breakfast solutions for those mornings when you’re up late and on the go!
In our lunch blog, we give you dozens of ways to look at lunch diferently! Check it out here, at Low Carb Lunch Options!
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