So I've been spending a lot of time looking at nutrition labels with the new dietary rules, and the key is low net carbs. That is Carbohydrates - Fiber. This makes trips to the grocery store take a lot longer, and sometimes sad faces too. For instance, some of my favorite things are chocolate & caramel. Something like a Twix Bar... has 217 calories, 27 net carbs (14 of which are sugar). This is my favorite candy bar, but it exceeds any sane budget for blood sugar control.
Then I found these by Hail Merry Organic, gluten free, kosher, vegan, delicious:
Macaroons - Choco: with 110 kcalories (for 2), 8g net carbs (7g are sugar) and so much amazing flavor that I don't crave any additional sweets. They are dense, moist, with tons of coconut and the perfect amount of chocolate (I like super chocolate when I can get it).
Macaroons - Caramel Sea Salt: with 140 kcalories (for 2), as well as the same 8g net carbs (7g of which are sugar). These just melt in your mouth and with a touch of maple syrup, vanilla and of course the saltiness (not to forget the coconut) you'll wonder why you ever wanted any other caramel treat.
While writing this post, I discovered they have other flavors I'm going to have to seek out and try but for now, these are permanently on my shopping list whenever I see them.
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