Low Carb Holiday Cocktails

Low Carb SeaBreeze

In honor of the season, CarbSmart’s Budget Low Carb is happy to present low carb alternatives to high carb cocktails. We’ll focus on vodka this time, since it’s a fairly universal alcohol.

Scoring a Low Carb Touchdown for the Home Team

Tex-Mex Sloppy Joe on low carb Revolutionary Roll

Plan for success & you can navigate into the end zone & score a low carb win for the home team. Susie T. Gibbs lays out her tips for helping the whole family stay low carb during football season.

Low Carb New Year’s Alcohol Guide by Dana Carpender

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Contrary to popular belief, alcohol does not turn to sugar in your bloodstream. However, it it is carbohydrate-derived; alcohol is what yeasts pee out after eating sugars. Doesn’t that sound yummy? Hey, it doesn’t stop me. Alcohol does behave like a carb in one important way: your body burns it preferentially. Just as eating carbohydrate shuts down fat burning, so does drinking alcohol. Or as a medical journal article I read donkey’s years ago phrased it, “Alcohol profoundly inhibits lipolysis.” Furthermore, at 7 calories per gram, nearly twice the calorie count of carbs, it can take you longer to burn through the booze. This is why alcohol, despite some genuine benefits, is always an indulgence when you’re trying to lose weight.

Baja Bob Sugar Free Original Margarita Mix 10 Single Box

Baja Bob's Original Margarita Mix Singles

Baja Bob Sugar Free Original Margarita Mix SINGLES. Great with or without Tequila! Each box contains 10 easy-open packets. These individual travel-sized packets make the perfect cocktail. Baja Bob sweetens all of his cocktail mixes with Splenda.

Baja Bob Sugar Free Mayan Mango Margarita Mix 10 Single Box

Baja Bob's Mayan Mango Margarita Mix Singles

Baja Bob Sugar Free Mayan Mango Margarita Mix SINGLES. Great with or without Tequila! Each box contains 10 easy-open packets. These individual travel-sized packets make the perfect cocktail. Baja Bob sweetens all of his cocktail mixes with Splenda.

Baja Bob Sugar Free California Mudslide Mix 10 Single Box

Baja Bob's Chocolate Coffee Mudslide Mix

Baja Bob Sugar Free California Mudslide Mix SINGLES.Great with or without Tequila! Each box contains 10 easy-open packets. These individual travel-sized packets make the perfect cocktail. Baja Bob sweetens all of his cocktail mixes with Splenda.

Alcohol on your low carb lifestyle revisited by Dana Carpender Includes Her Mockahlua Recipe

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‘Tis the season to make merry! Seems to me that there are more parties crammed into the month of December than all the rest of the year put together. For many of us, parties mean downing cocktail or two. So how does drinking alcohol fit into a low carb diet?

Low Carb Summer Libations by Dana Carpender

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Summer party beverages are different than winter party beverages. Eggnog and other heavy, creamy drinks seem cloying now. And when you’re playing in the sun, it’s best to have a drink of modest potency, with a high water content. In other words, you want your beverages to refresh as well as relax.