If you’re following the keto diet or a low carb diet, you don’t have to give up some of your favorite foods. You just have to get more creative! PB&J sandwiches are an easy meal to bring for lunch or to have after work if you don’t feel like cooking. Here is my version of a low carb peanut butter and jelly sandwich. My version is a delicious low sugar peanut butter and jelly sandwich, made with a homemade low-carb bread that I whipped up. Here is my low carb bread recipe:
Low Carb Nut Sandwich Bread:
Makes 8 thick slices (or 16 thin slices)
1/2 cup egg whites
1/2 cup almond butter
3 tablespoons coconut flour
2 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon ground psyllium husk powder
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1/2 teaspoon baking power
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat the wet ingredients together, then add in the dry ingredients.
Bake in greased loaf pan for approx. 25-30 minutes at 375F.
Nutrition: 1 thick slice (2 thin slices)
Total carbs: 6.5gm
Net carbs: 2.5gm
For the no-added sugar homemade strawberry jam, I adapted a recipe from Low Carb Maven and substituted plain erythritol for Sukrin.
Sugar-free Strawberry Jam:
Makes approximately 16 tablespoons
8 ounces fresh strawberries diced
1/4 cup erythritol
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon Knowx Gelatin powder
Sprinkle gelatin over the lemon juice.
In sauce pan over medium heat, combined the strawberries, erythritol and water. Stir to combine. Bring the strawberries up to a simmer, then turn the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring infrequently.
Break up the gelatin adn stir into the strawberries to melt. Turn off the heat, adjust sweetness to taste, and let cool.
Spoon jam into a jar and keep in fridge for up to 7-10 days.
Nutrition: 1 tablespoon
Total carbs: 1gm
Tried this recipe? Let me know in the comments! What are your favorite low carb recipes?