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Month: June 2019

7 best keto and low carb pancake mixes: eat pancakes and still lose weight

When I first started eating keto years ago, there weren’t many keto-friendly flour mixes so I usually made my keto pancakes with coconut flour, eggs, liquid stevia, pink salt, and coconut milk.

And they tasted like coconut flour pancakes, know what I’m sayin’?

Now there are keto and paleo friendly pancake and waffle mixes that actually make really good pancakes and waffles. And all you have to do with some of these mixes is add water.

Here are 7 of the best keto and low-carb pancake and waffle mixes people are loving.

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#7. Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Pancake & Waffle Mix

Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Pancake and Waffle Mix

This mix has organic coconut sugar making it more so low-carb than keto friendly but some keto peeps do still enjoy this pancake and waffle mix.

Some enjoy the taste of these and some do not, but they are rated by most as good tasting. Mixed reviews there. I’m a fan of Bob’s Red Mill, but haven’t had this mix yet.

There are 20g of carbs per a serving which is ⅓ cup of dry mix. Not sure how many pancakes that is.

Ingredients: Almond Flour, Arrowroot Starch, Organic Coconut Flour, Organic Coconut Sugar, Sea Salt, Cream of Tartar, Baking Soda

Macros as Prepared: 17g Fat | 20g Carb | 11g Protein

Click here to see Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Pancake & Waffle Mix.

#6. Paleo Pancake and Waffle Mix by Birch Benders

Paleo Pancake and Waffle Mix by Birch Benders

Birch Benders’ Paleo Pancake and Waffle Mix is pretty good and a regular in my house for those days I don’t mind having all my carbs for the day in one meal.

They also make great waffles that aren’t soggy at all. This is a just-add-water fave. Well, coconut oil and water if you’re making waffles.

A serving is 16g of carbs for 2-3 pancakes.

Ingredients: Cassava Starch, Organic Coconut Flour, Almond Flour, Eggs, Leavening (Monocalcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Monk Fruit, Spice. CONTAINS: Egg, Tree Nuts.

Macros Per a Serving: 7g Fat | 16g Carb | 7g Protein

Click here to see Paleo Pancake and Waffle Mix by Birch Benders.

#5. Simple Mills Almond Flour Mix, Pancake & Waffle

Simple Mills Almond Flour Mix, Pancake & Waffle

This mix does have organic coconut sugar which makes it more so low carb than keto friendly unless you don’t mind having a majority of your carb intake (18g here) for the day with 2 pancakes.

I like how simple the ingredients list is and how it’s free of grain, soy, corn, dairy, and gums. It’s also non-GMO Project Verified. Good stuff.

Plus, you can give these Delish pancake sausage dippers a try.

Ingredients: Almond Flour, Arrowroot, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Coconut Flour, Cream of Tartar, Baking Soda, Sea Salt

Macros as Prepared: 6g Fat | 18g Carb | 3g Protein

Click here to see Simple Mills Almond Flour Mix, Pancake & Waffle.


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#4. Keto Chocolate Chip Pancake & Waffle Mix by Birch Benders with Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips

Keto Chocolate Chip Pancake & Waffle Mix by Birch Benders

Wanna feel like you’ve treated yourself without going off your keto diet and knocking yourself out of ketosis?

Give these chocolate chip keto pancakes and waffles a try. Just add water.

There is only 6g net carb per a serving and a serving is 2 pancakes. There’s also 14g of fat and 9g of protein per a serving making these high fat pancakes too. Great for keto.

Ingredients: Almond Flour, Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips (Non-GMO Maltitol, Chocolate Liquor [processed with alkali], Cocoa Butter, Sorbitan Tristearate and Soy Lecithin [emulsifiers], Vanilla), Eggs, Tigernut Flour, Organic Coconut Flour, Cassava Starch, Buttermilk, Leavening (Monocalcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Spice CONTAINS: Eggs, Milk, Tree Nuts

Macros as Prepared: 14g Fat | 17g Carb | 9g Protein

Click here to see Birch Benders Keto Chocolate Chip Pancake and Waffle Mix.

#3. Swerve Sweets, Pancake and Waffle Mix

Swerve Sweets, Pancake and Waffle Mix

Natural, nothing artificial, gluten free, grain free, and non-GMO verified, Swerve Sweet pancakes and waffles come out looking pretty tasty.

They’re made with almond and organic coconut flour and have no added sugar. They’re also easy to make which is always a plus.

Each serving is 2 pancakes with 11g net carbs per a serving.

Ingredients: Blanched Almond Flour, Tapioca Starch, Swerve (Erythritol, Prebiotic Oligosaccharides, Natural Flavors), Organic Coconut Flour, Baking Soda, Sea Salt, Cream of Tartar. Contains: Almonds, Coconut.

Macros as Prepared: 14g Fat | 19g Carb | 7g Protein

Click here to see Swerve Sweets, Pancake and Waffle Mix.

#2. Birch Benders Griddle Cakes, Pancake Waffle Mix Keto

Birch Benders Griddle Cakes, Pancake Waffle Mix Keto

As stated earlier, I’m a fan of Birch Benders Griddle Cake pancake and waffle mixes.

They taste great and are super simple to whip up. Just add water for pancakes, add water and oil for waffles.

The waffles aren’t soggy like I’ve experienced with other keto waffle recipes and the pancakes get crispy on the edges. And taste pretty damn good.

Birch Benders Griddle Cakes might have a keto-friendly taste to them, but the waffles and pancakes are still really good.

And quick to make.

A serving size is 2 pancakes at 10g of carbs. What’s a plus in my book is there’s also 11g of fat and 9g of protein in those 2 pancakes making them pretty rounded out as a keto food.

Ingredients: Almond Flour, Eggs, Tigernut Flour, Organic Coconut Flour, Cassava Starch, Buttermilk, Leavening (Monocalcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Spice

Macros as Prepared: 6g Fat | 18g Carb | 3g Protein

Click here to see Birch Benders Griddle Cakes, Pancake Waffle Mix.

#1. Carbquik Baking Biscuit Mix

Carbquik Baking Biscuit Mix

Have you ever tried a low-carb or keto-friendly flour mix that didn’t quite give you that baked-with-flour taste? It’s like it’s almost a pancake, but not quite.

Carbquik is said to be as close to real flour as not-flour can get because it it is made from wheat flour and behaves like wheat flour.

Best of all, it tastes like wheat flour but with most of their Carbquik recipes only having 3 net carbs or less per a serving.  

Biscuits and pancakes can taste like biscuits and pancakes again even though they’re keto-friendly. How cool is that?  

It’s 16g carbs per a serving for 1 biscuit and 2g net carbs for 1 biscuit.

Ingredients: Carbalose Flour (enzyme enriched wheat, vital wheat gluten, wheat fiber, high-protein patent wheat flour, soy fiber, canola oil, salt, emulsifiers, enzymes, ascorbic acid), palm and palm-kernel oil, buttermilk powder, baking powder, egg white powder, lecithin, salt and natural flavors. Allergens: Wheat, Soy, Eggs and Milk

Macros as Prepared: 6g Fat | 16g Carb 2g Net Carbs| 6g Protein

Click here to see Carbquik Baking Biscuit Mix.

Oh, and you’re going to need some low-carb and keto-friendly syrup to go with that

Lakanto Maple Flavored Sugar-Free Syrup – 1g net carb

Walden Farms Maple Walnut Syrup – 0g carbs

Honest Syrup, Maple Vanilla Sugar Free – 2g net carbs

All-u-Lose Maple Syrup – 5.11g carbs

Joseph’s Sugar Free Syrup, Maple Flavor – 9g carbs

Feeling this collection of keto and low carb pancake mixes? Wanna save it for later? Save it to your Keto or Low Carb boards on Pinterest? 🙂

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How to create a self-care routine that’ll make healthy habits easy to stick to

I’ve got my self-care routine on lock.

I used to STRUGGLE to maintain a self-care routine. Then I gave these tips a try and it improved my discipline and consistency big time.

Below is what I did to finally put together a self-care routine of healthy habits that I’m actually sticking too and getting good results with.

Put these tips to work for you and seriously work them. These steps actually work to improve self-discipline and create a routine.

And this is coming from a woman that used to struggle to have the self-discipline to improve her self-discipline.

There’s hope!

How to create a self-care routine

The power of a well-sequenced routine

What I mean by “well-sequenced routine” is a routine of habits that fit well together and trigger the following habit.

I picked this up after watching a few YouTube videos on establishing new habits (wish I remembered which videos) and it actually worked.

Each healthy habit in my self-care routine is triggered by the one before it.

I do everything in a particular order. The order I do my healthy habits in works to motivate me to do the next one.

This works well for follow through on those days when I really don’t feel like doing my routine. Once I get started on the routine, it’s easier for me to go on to the next healthy habit until my routine is complete.

Putting new habits into a well-sequenced routine makes establishing new habits easier to do because it almost automates them by triggering them with that first habit.

The power of a well-sequenced routine is how easy it can make establishing new habits by using them to trigger each other and ordering them in a way that flows well for you.

Now, let’s get into how you put together one of these well-sequenced self-care routines that’ll make healthy habits easier to stick to.

List the healthy habits you’ll like to do

The first step to creating a self-care routine that’ll make healthy habits easier to stick to is by listing out the healthy habits you’ll like to do.

What are the healthy habits you will like to do during your self-care routine to achieve your goals?

The healthy habits in my morning routine include drinking a glass of water, meditating, scripting, doing my morning walk, and a healthy meal.

Just make a list, but keep it realistic to what you’re able to actually do. I had to catch myself wanting to do all these habits I’ve seen other people do.

And some of them actually didn’t benefit me like I thought they would.

Judge what’ll work best for you instead of depending solely upon if it worked for someone else. Give the habit a trial run and ditch it if it’s too much.

Your routine. Make it work!

You’ll figure out what works and what doesn’t work as you work with your routine. But make that list and keep it true to you and your goals.


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Create a list of the habits you’ll do in the order you will do them and pick when you will do this chunk of healthy habits

Once you’ve got your list of healthy habits you’ll like to establish, list them in the order you will do them in.

Keep in mind which habits will work well together and which habits will work well considering your flow in the morning.

For instance, I’ve listed my daily writing habit to go right after my daily reading habit because they both fit perfectly after my daily journaling and scripting habits. And they all involve me sitting at my desk.

List your habits in an order that feels natural to you and will help them remind you to do the next habit.

Which leads me to my next point: let new habits trigger each other.

Let one new habit trigger the next one

What I’ve found is when new habits are scheduled in a way that they remind me to do the next one, there’s really very little room to “forget” after a bit of practice.

And there’s less of a need to depend on motivation and willpower too. I start with that first habit of my self-care routine and the rest are triggered to get completed.

My habits are set up in a way where they motivate me and trigger me to do the next one without me having to do all the motivating and willpower-ing myself. It’s actually a pretty sweet setup.

To do this, respect the order in which you listed your healthy habits. If the first thing you do in the morning is meditate followed by yoga and a green smoothie, than stick to the sequence and do your meditation, yoga and then green smoothie.

After a while it’ll feel weird to miss one of them without doing the others.

For example, if you at least get in the meditation (even though you woke up not really feeling like following your routine), it’s highly likely you’ll just follow through and get the yoga in too. The yoga will then trigger the green smoothie. And before you know it, you’ve completed your healthy habits you didn’t feel like doing.

Add healthy habits to a habit tracker

List the habits of your self-care routine into a habit tracker and track them until you don’t need to track them anymore.

List these habits in the order that you’ll be completing them and review this list daily to update.

At first, I read my habit tracker every morning and checked off each new habit as I completed them. Now, that I’m more so in established-healthy-habit mode, I do the habits in my routine and then go back and check them off. (I like to still keep track)

Habit trackers do more than motivate you because you’re checking boxes. Habit trackers help you remember each habit and the sequence you’ve put them in until you don’t need to remember to do them because they’re established habits.

Review the habit tracker, and your progress, until you do these habits without needing to read which habit to do.

Then you can keep track of your habits just to see how far you have come and the progress you’re making.

Follow through on this routine one habit at a time

My self-care morning routine of healthy habits is as follows:

  • Meditation
  • Scripting
  • Reading 30 minutes
  • Writing 1,000+ words
  • Dress for workout
  • Workout
  • Shower and dress
  • Eat a healthy keto meal

I sometimes don’t feel like doing it, but once I get started I figure I might as well follow through and complete it.

It is the self-care routine that I follow through on one habit at a time. And I don’t trip about how many things I do in the morning because I take it one habit at a time.

I don’t know if this happens to you, but I’ve realized if I let my thoughts trip about how much I have to do instead of focusing on that one next step, I talk myself out of getting things done.

It helps to think of only the next step or that one habit.

Follow through on your self-care routine by focusing on one habit at a time. This will help you stay motivated to complete your routine.

Conclusion

To improve your discipline in establishing new healthy habits, create a sequence of habits that fit into a routine that works best for your flow and work well together.

After making a list of healthy habits you’d like to establish, list these habits in the order in which you will do them in. Keep in mind which habits will work well together, will trigger the next one, and work well with your flow.

When you batch together your healthy habits into a well-sequenced routine of habits that work well together and trigger one another, you automate healthy habits and improve your chances of sticking to them.

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