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Monday 18 June 2018

Bread Sticks : The Low Carb Way

Did you know that 'regular breadsticks, at 100 grams per serving, amount to 68g total carbs.' If husband Eddie, who is a Type 2 Diabetic ate those his blood sugars would be way too high … so if you are diabetic or like me prefer to eat low carb what do you do?

Easy! There are many low carb bread stick type recipes available and Libby at Ditch The Carbs site has recently published her version. Yes, a keto bread stick for you to enjoy! She says 'If you’ve missed bread sticks for a while then you’re in luck. These gluten-free bread sticks are wonderfully keto and really easy to make! Keep reading to find out why they are less than 1g net carbs per stick!'

Makes 20
170 g pre shredded/grated mozzarella cheese
85 g almond meal/flour *see recipe notes below
2 tbsp. cream cheese full fat
pinch salt
1 egg medium

Optional Flavours
1 tbsp. garlic crushed
1 tsp dried rosemary 

1 tbsp. parsley fresh or dried

Recipe Notes
Mozzarella dough can also be made by replacing the almond meal/flour with 1/4 cup (4 tbsp.) coconut flour.

See recipe instructions and more here

Low carb grain-free gluten-free broccoli bread sticks

Makes 12-15 breadsticks or one pizza crust
1 head of broccoli – chopped to make 4 cups
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast (could do some cheese if you would like)
1 tablespoon psyllium husk (can be omitted)
2 whole eggs (could try a flax-gel for replacement)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
handful of fresh basil
2 tablespoons water
Pre-heat oven to 375° F.
Have a baking sheet ready to place bread sticks on.
Remove the some of the broccoli stem. Begin to chop the broccoli into chunks; depending on size broccoli head – you should hopefully get around 4 cups.
Add the chopped broccoli to a food processor or Vitamix and pulse until the texture is similar to rice.
Add in your nutritional yeast, psyllium husk, sea salt, and basil. Pulse till combined.
In a bowl place your pulsed broccoli mixture with your eggs and water. And stir.
Spread dough out evenly over baking sheet– can make as thick or thin as you like.
Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until the crust is golden, crispy on the edges and cooked through the middle.
Remove the crust from the oven. And enjoy. To make vegan with the flax-gel we would suggest adding in some baking powder about 1/2-1 tsp to help lift the bread sticks as the eggs help hold it together but also lift.

Recipe and photograph taken from here
Need help with weight/measurement conversion please see here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Elephant's Child said...

They do sound good. I may experiment. Thank you.

Valerie-Jael said...

Both these variations sound great. Hugs, Valerie

It's me said...

Mmmmmm...these are delicious !!....happy week love Ria x

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the bread sticks sound delicious. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Those gluten free broccoli bread sticks sound and look YUMMY!! Although I don't need to eat gluten free, this is a nice recipe to have on hand for a couple of my friends who do need to eat gluten free. Thanks for sharing the recipies.

Tom said...

...looks like a good way!

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing Jan.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


Both sound much healthier than the Nacho Cheese flavored Doritos I've too often grabbed in the past. Changing this lifestyle is so hard.

Dina served a simple SWern meal of pinto beans and corn bread last night. I love that combination. I wonder what the carbs were. Sigh.

happyone said...

I love bread sticks. These look very good.

Amy Purdy said...

Those both look good. I have made cauliflower breadsticks before. They had cheese on them and were really good.

Out on the prairie said...

Yum the first ones sound the best.

Anonymous said...

They both look good recipes.


Chris Lally said...

Wow! They sound SO good!
Thank you, Jan.

DMS said...

These sound tasty! Yum! Thanks for sharing this with us. :)

William Kendall said...

It must be ages since I had breadsticks.

Martha said...

What a lovely and unique recipe!

Lorrie said...

I've read about mozzarella dough, but have never heard of anyone who has actually eaten it (other than recipe writers). Have you tried them, Jan? They do sound good.

Margaret D said...

Interesting - however I don't eat breadsticks but there is an alternative for those that like to..

Anonymous said...

WOW! Healthy bread sticks!

Teresa said...

Se ven muy buenos. Un beso.

Magic Love Crow said...

thank you!!!!!