A cookie without the gluten, sugar or starch? Yes, please!
Gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats. Did you know that they put flour and water together for paste? And Poland uses this for wallpaper paste. Yikes! Umm, no thank you for eating paste.
The most commonly affected system, besides the digestive tract, to be effected by gluten is the nervous system. It is thought that ADHD can be caused by gluten in one of two ways. The first area addresses the inflammatory changes gluten can cause. A gluten sensitive individual's immune system responds to the protein gliadin. . Unfortunately, that protein is similar in structure to other proteins present in the body, including those of the brain and nerve cells. A cross reactivity can occur where the immune system "confuses" proteins in the body for the protein gliadin. The end result is the body attacking its own tissues with inflammation. When inflammation happens in the brain and nervous system, a variety of symptoms can occur, including ADHD.
When people go "gluten free" they often grab the quick and easy "gluten free" packaged foods on the shelf. Most of the packaged foods have non-gluten ingredients that will cause weight gain and slow the healing process. Rice flour is commonly used in gluten free packaged foods and is higher in calories, carbs and lower in nutrients than regular flour. It can also cause more inflammation in the body.
Try baking with nut flours and sweeteners with a monk fruit or stevia base. Like, these keto snickerdoodle cookies!
Traditional Snickerdoodle Cookies:
Calories: 170 / Fat: 11g / Protein: 1g / Carbs: 25
Keto Snickerdoodle Cookie:
Calories: 125 / Fat: 11g / Protein: 2.5 / Carbs: 3
It's almost game day and here are three keto and low carb friendly Super Bowl food ideas just in the KICK of time! How about we focus on our snack COVERAGE by having a good GAME PLAN, whether you're hosting or attending as a guest. Take one of these dishes, or all three, and you'll be the MVP of the party. Sugar free, grain free, even dairy free! Free of junky ingredients but packing a lot of taste that even non-keto and low carb guests will enjoy!
Eat more HOLE foods, like these sugar free and low carb mini donuts. Uhhh, DONUT mind if I do.
Unlike other food blogs, let's just get to what you came here for. The recipe. I could tell you about how my great grandmother's neighbor's sister's niece made these after being diagnosed with a life threatening disease but let's face it, you probably don't care. I mean, I hope you would care, but first, donuts.
I will throw in that these are so good you may not even have leftovers. I love a sweet treat that doesn't create a mess of my health. So, if you're looking for something sugar, dairy, and gluten/grain free, as well as keto and low carb, DONUT worry and be happy! This is just the treat!