Explore the Atkins Pantry Line of Food Products
Years ago, low carb diets graduated from fad to mainstay to become a global phenomenon. At the forefront of this food and beverage movement continues to be the Atkins brand, and they continue to be synonymous with low carb healthy living.
Atkins is a diet that limits one’s intake of sugar and carbohydrates instead of simple calorie counting. Started by a respected cardiologist, Dr. Robert Atkins, who found that too many diets were focused on low calories, which only served to create erratic sugar levels and to increase one’s appetites. This diet has helped millions of people lose weight and keep it off without sacrificing their energy or other areas of their health. One of the reasons for its popularity is that it allows people to eat as much protein and fat as they want. The only stipulation is to avoid foods and drinks that are high in carbs.
The Atkins diet breaks down into the following phases:
- Phase 1 (Induction)
- Ingest less than 20 grams of carbs per day for two weeks.
- Phase 2 (Balancing)
- After your initial weight loss, slowly add more low carb items (nuts, vegetables and fruit) to your diet.
- Phase 3 (Fine-tuning)
- As you approach your desired weight, you can begin adding more carbs to your diet.
- Phase 4 (Maintenance)
- During the last phase, you can start to enjoy healthy carbs again. Weight gain should be minimal or non-existent.
To commit to the Atkins diet, you will want to make sure that your pantry is full of low carb treats. This way, you won’t find yourself reaching for that unhealthy bag of potato chips during those weak moments of temptation. The idea isn’t to go without or to be left wanting. It’s about finding delicious substitutes that are low carb.
Don’t worry! We’re here to help ease the transition and make sure you stay on track. The Low Carb Grocery offers an inventory of Atkins products for your pantry. Let’s look at some of these wonderful products and a few delicious recipes that you can add them to.
Products for your Pantry
We carry a wide range of Atkins Pantry Food Products, including:
These crackers are low carb but high in fiber and protein. For fans of simple food that tastes amazing, these crackers contain only three ingredients: wheat bran, rye flour and salt. As part of the Atkins diet, a serving of three crackers contains under 10g of carbs, which is really great.
Crunchy Muesli with Stevia Extract
The perfect low carb breakfast that will start your day off right. This crunchy and sweet cereal offers 60% less carbs than other brands of muesli. It’s a great source of fibre and protein without most of the sugar found in similar products.
A lot of people confuse muesli and granola but there is a difference. Both are typically made of grains, nuts, seeds, dried fruit and some spice or seasoning (cinnamon, salt, rosemary, etc.). The difference lies in that muesli is unbaked whereas granola is baked often in an oil to make sure the ingredients mix and mingle.
Atkins Crispbread is crispy, crunchy and contains only half the carbs of most crispbreads. Enjoy with your favourite dips and spreads. These crispbreads are a great snack to put out for guests or as part of an appetizer.
Pasta has become the poster boy for the evils of carbs, which is unfortunate and unfair. Everyone should be allowed to dig into a hearty plate of delicious pasta. With Atkins, you can create penne dishes with 70% less carbs. In addition, for every 85g of dry pasta there is 20g of protein and 43g of pea protein. A perfect ingredient for vegetarians who are looking to spike their diet with more protein.
Healthy Low Carb Recipes
The best way to adhere to an Atkins diet is to replace high carb ingredients with Atkins products. Here are some of our favourite recipes where you can easily swap in an Atkins Pantry Food Products, which can be purchased from our store.
Penne Pasta in Pesto Cream Sauce
This recipe calls for a low carb pasta in a creamy pesto sauce made from basil and pine nuts. Shrimp is the typical protein but feel free to use chicken, steak or different types of seafood like mussels, clams or even lobster.
With shrimp, a serving of this dish has 2.5g of carbs. Keep in mind, though, the protein you choose could impact the dish’s nutrition and the amount of carbs.
Parmesan Breaded Pork Chops
A perfect recipe for fans of pork chops. It’s simple to make and by replacing traditional breading with Atkins Fibre Crackers, you can make it crunchier without overwhelming the savoury and salty flavour of parmesan.
This is a hearty dinner that your family and friends will love. Best of all, with one simple ingredient modification it can fit your low carb diet.
Macaroni and Cheese
A great tip is to take your favourite macaroni and cheese recipe and replace the bread crumb topping with crumbled Atkins Fibre Crackers. Some recipes even call for white bread to be used instead of breadcrumbs. If you’ve avoided those recipes because of the carbs, then you’re in luck. Fibre Crackers lowers the carbs while giving every bite of mac and cheese that patented crunch.
Atkins Muesli lets you get creative. It comes with the traditional granola ingredients and is sweetened with stevia, a natural sweetener. All you must do is add a teaspoon of cinnamon to make it pop even more. A great topping for yogurt, oatmeal or other hot or cold breakfast items.
Dips for Crispbread
We want to share a few of our favourite low carb dip recipes that pair perfectly with Atkins Crispbread. Make sure you make extra for your dinner party because it’ll go fast.
Creamy Bacon Horseradish
This decadent dip expertly compliments horseradish with bacon’s natural smokiness. It’s a bit on the heavy side but it’s a tasty low carb alternative for gameday treats. It serves up to six people with only 1 net carb per serving. Careful with the amount of horseradish, though, as it can be potent.
The Atkins Crispbread matches well with this cauliflower hummus, which is creamy, easy to make and perfect for any low carb diet. This Mediterranean inspired dish includes garlic, tahini, artichoke bottoms and the always versatile cauliflower to create a mouth-watering dip.
Elevate your Pantry
Upgrade your pantry with some low carb options from the Atkins family of products. These items can replace some of your pantry staples that are causing you to gain weight. We want to help you stay on the Atkins track to healthy living by making changes that won’t upend your life.
Review the Atkins products we carry and be sure to check out the user reviews to get an idea of what people think. Trust us, by using these ingredients in some of your favourite dips and pasta dishes you’ll notice a big difference.