Essential Groceries that are Available Online
In response to the current COVID-19 situation in Canada, we are all working together and doing our best to alter our behaviour and combat the spread of the virus to keep ourselves healthy and minimize the risk to our communities. People are working from home as much as possible, we are practicing ‘social distancing’ to give each other more personal space when out in public, and we are all ramping up personal hygiene and disinfection efforts.
The good news is that food distribution warehouses and grocery outlets are still operating during this time, and most people will continue to have access to the products they need. However, one step that we should all be taking as part of these efforts is making the wise decision to conduct more of our essential shopping via online sources instead of heading out in to public to obtain what we need.
Of course, fewer trips to the grocery store doesn’t mean your kitchen and pantry can’t still be stocked with healthy low carb foods, snacks, and the many different ingredients you need. All your favourite low carb products to prepare delicious, nutritious meals for you and your family to stay healthy, energetic and satisfied can be found online here at The Low Carb Grocery.
Think About Shelf Life and Versatility
If you’re thinking about which groceries are essential for the next few weeks, you want to consider shelf life and versatility. Shelf life is important so that you can stock up on products that last awhile to avoid spoilage, as well as reduce the number of times you need to go to the grocery store. Versatility is helpful so that the products can be used in a multitude of different meals to avoid too much repetition in the foods you serve. Some examples of these types of products include noodles, baking mixes, sauces, seasonings, and snack foods, as well as meal replacement bars, drink mixes, and protein shakes.
Online Grocery Shopping
Here are some popular low carb products that you can easily order from our website, and some specific brands to help you decide which to choose if you are not already familiar with them.
Low carb bars are a good item to keep on hand if you want a quick snack in the morning or in between meals.
Quest offers a delicious bar in several fun flavours and packs quite the nutritional punch. They are low in net carbs and are a strong source of fibre. These bars come in over a dozen of different flavours, including birthday cake, blueberry muffin and chocolate cookie dough, to name a few.
It is recommended to not indulge in more than two of these bars a day so that you can still get your remaining carb intake from vegetables. Each bar offers a different amount of net carbs so be sure to review specific nutritional information before eating.
If you enjoy munching on savoury and flavourful cheese snacks, then check out a couple of the more beloved brands we carry. This is the perfect item to replace potato chips during your next movie marathon.
Enercheez are a crunchy and delicious cheese snack that is a great source of protein and calcium. Made with no additives or preservatives, this product has only 120 calories per serving (9-12 pieces).
Each pouch of Ivanhoe is packed with 100% Canadian-made cheese. You can choose between cheddar flavour or Monterey Jack, or even stock up on both so you have a cheesy snack to enjoy while you binge your favourite Netflix series.
Even if you’re not going to work or school for the next little while, it’s a good idea to start each day with a hearty low carb breakfast.
StaySteady high-protein and high-fibre breakfast cereal lets you enjoy a healthy start to your day without having to experience the dreaded mid-morning sugar crash. StaySteady’s ingredients are natural and designed to give you that boost you need in the morning.
Nuco delivers a distinct coconut crunch and flavour with every bite. It’s a great source of fibre in addition to being raw, vegan and paleo-friendly. It consists of only three organic ingredients: coconut meat, coconut water and palm starch.
You can even add it as a unique and crunchy topping to salads.
No pantry is complete without a box or two of cookies. Try these two brands if you want options that are low carb, nutritious and taste amazing.
GluteNull makes delicious chocolate chip cookies with diced almonds. This product is gluten-free, paleo-friendly, Canadian-made and contains only non-GMO project certified ingredients. Additionally, they exclusively use dark chocolate to limit the amount of sugar.
Per cookie, there is 7g of total carbs including 1g of fibre, 6g of fat and 2g of protein.
Quest Protein Cookie
In addition to the bars mentioned earlier, Quest can also help you quench that cookie craving! These soft baked cookies are sweet and chewy and make for a great afternoon snack especially if you enjoy chunks of decadent chocolate or rich peanut butter or the naturally sweet and tart combination of oatmeal and raisin.
Elevate lunch and dinner by including the right low carb sauce or spread. Here are a few that complement a variety of proteins and vegetables.
The Garlic Box
The Garlic Box products can add flavour or even a kick to most chicken recipes, red meat dishes or salads. In addition, it’s a great way to elevate a run-of-the-mill potato side or a piece of fish that’s been hiding in your freezer.
The Garlic box offers Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Balsamic Vinegar with Garlic, Garlicky Chili Lime, Horseradish Garlic, Olive Tapenade with Garlic and Ontario Garlic. All you must do is decide which flavour or flavours excite you the most.
Crazy Mooskies BBQ Sauces
Each type has no added sugar and features a unique taste that won’t overpower most chicken, red meat and pork. Fans of heat, should try their Crazy Hot BBQ Sauce.
We carry two sugar-free ketchup that can elevate your hamburgers, hot dogs or whatever else you like to accompany this beloved condiment.
Hughes Smokehouse offers a healthier ketchup without sacrificing the tangy sweetness that is synonymous with traditional brands. Each serving has zero fat and only 1g of net carbs.
Another option comes from Nature’s Hollow. It uses Xylitol to create the typical sweetness of ketchup, making it a nice option for diabetics or for those looking to control their daily sugar intake. Per serving, there is zero fat and 4g of net carbs.
Meet your new favourite vegetable spread. This organic line can elevate your meals or can be enjoyed with some low carb crackers or vegetable chips. They are gluten-free, vegan-friendly and made from all natural ingredients.
Stock your Pantry Today!
We hope that everyone stays safe and engages in proper social distancing over the coming weeks to help flatten the curve. If you are concerned about groceries, remember to explore our plentiful inventories and to enjoy the convenience of online grocery shopping.
Browse our inventory to find some of the best low carb foods that’ll help you cook memorable meals!