Friday, March 25, 2011

Low Carbs Sweetness

I’m still doing my low carb experiment, but I am so missing my sweets, especially as my hormones kick it up a notch this week. I recently tried an Atkins bar and I am getting a little addicted… Do you think it’s a bad thing to eat one almost every day? I have tried a few of the flavours and they are all delcious (or maybe I am just sugar deprived)! They seems a little too good to be true with low carbs and high protein and chocolately goodness. Even with the 239 calories in a bar, I still easily manage to keep my calories under 1000 per day, but I still feel a little guilty. They have as much protein as many of the common protein bars on the market and way less carbs, this has to be a good thing right? What am I missing?

Atkins Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch
Calories: 239
Carbs: 2.8
Protein: 19

I also found a recipe for ‘Nutty Cheesecake Balls’ (which is just an awesome name for a dessert) on this website. I plan to make them this weekend to get me through my Saturday night sugar cravings. I just need to try not to eat the entire batch in one night…

Does anyone else try and eat low carb? Any great recipes you want to share?

Nutty Cheesecake Balls

1 pkg cream cheese
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup splenda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
finely chopped nuts or unsweetened coconut
  • In medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed mix all ingredients except nuts and coconut
  • Chill 30 minutes or until firm
  • Roll into 3/4 inch balls then roll in nuts or coconut
  • Chill another 15 min before serving


  1. If you like those you should try the Atkins Caramel Nut Chew's - YUM!! and only 144 calories :D

    I am going to try your recipe it looks good!

  2. Atkins bars. *shudder* Like most bars, they're overly processed, and these contain a lot of sugar alcohols, which can give you a nasty tummy ache (or worse). The ingredients list reads like a chemistry project. These are very, very artificial.

    I'd rather have a Tim Tam Cornetto for my 240 Calories. But not every day. ;)

  3. Anything with fake sugar in it really hurts my tummy so I stick to a box of smarties (50g) about once a week to give me a sugar fix. I had a really bad experience with those 'sugar free' chews one day - extreme laxative anyone??
    In saying that good luck with not eating the whole batch while making the balls - they look bloody good. I would struggle with not eating the whole jar of p/butter.


Awww thanks so much for the comment!