Low Carb Diets for Kids
Low carb diets for kids are a great way to lose fat and enjoy delicious food at the same time. If your kid is over weight or diabetic, low carb is a good option. This is because blood sugar levels remain stable and the body will metabolize fats for energy.
There are a few rules to follow when going on a low carb diet for kids. First of all daily carbohydrate intake should be 30 grams. Make sure to read the nutritional labels to count carbs. The rest of the calories should come from protein and fat.
Here is a list of low carb foods your child can eat:
asparagus, avocado, beef, black berries, blue berries, bell pepper, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower,
celery, cheese, chicken, cooking oil, cucumber, eggs, flax seeds, fish, heavy cream, lettuce, mushroom, nuts, onion, pepperoni, pork, pumpkin, raspberries, salami, sausage, shellfish, spinach, squash, strawberries, turnip, tomatoes, and turkey.
There are more foods that are allowed on a low carb diet for kids recipes. Just make sure that it does not have too many carbs per serving. Avoid high carb foods like bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, cereal, oats, etc. Sugars and syrups should not be eaten either. If you need a sweetener, consider using stevia. Stevia is a herb based sweetener that is great for low carbing.
Low Carb Ice Cream
Low carb ice cream for kids is nutritious, delicious, and good for the health. Ice cream is one of the many treats that I loved as a kid. The problem is that it can be a very fattening treat. Ice cream is loaded with sugar and carbs and can cause weight gain and cavities. However, there is a way to enjoy it and not worry about either of these problems. Definitely add this to your kids recipes.
It has a very little amount of carb per serving so it will not be as damaging as real ice cream. All you need are the ingredients and a cheap ice cream machine. Here is what you need for this great kids recipe.
Ingredients for 8 servings:
1 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp stevia or splenda
1 tsp vanilla extract
Simply mix the ingredients and put them in the ice cream maker. If you don’t own an ice cream machine, you can use this method:
Get a bucket and put 3 cups of ice in it. Then place 6 tbsp on salt in the bucket. Put the ice cream mixture in a plastic zip lock bag and place the bag in the bucket. After a while, the ice cream should become creamy. It is now ready to eat.
Add some strawberries, cocoa powder, or peanut butter into the mixture for different flavors. Each serving has 250 calories, 22 grams of fat, and 3 grams of carbs. This tasty dessert is one of the great kids recipes that are tasty yet guilt free