This is the first snack product from LC Foods that we are reviewing at CarbSmart. You can see our review of their Low Carb Fresh Baked Multi Grain Bread or Low Carb Fresh Baked Sub Rolls or choose from a list of our LC Foods product reviews.
What’s in the Bag?
OK, this Low Carb snack pack product has only 3 ingredients–freeze dried Monterey jack cheese, dry roasted unsalted pumpkin seeds (pepitas) & dry roasted unsalted almonds. I like each ingredient separately but will I like them together as a mix?
Of course I will. These are not 3 random ingredients thrown together to fill a bag, these are 3 healthy low carb ingredients that actually pair well together. In general, you can pair just about any 2 or more nuts together and I am sure you would like it. But why do I really like this mix? The freeze dried Monterey jack cheese is the answer.
Freeze drying the cheese makes it shelf stable and by adding it to the mix, it adds just enough naturally occurring salt to enhance the taste of the unsalted nuts. Each package is 2 ounces which is two 1 ounce servings. The package fits easily in my messenger bag or is perfect on-the-go in anyone’s backpack, purse, or even a fanny pack. The 1 ounce serving has 14.4g of healthy fat, 8.5g of protein, and only 2g of net carbs. Even if you ate the whole 2 ounce bag, it would not throw off your daily low carb diet.
So if you want an easy-to-carry, positively low carb snack that has a unique but pleasing taste, try LC Foods’ Jack, Almonds & Pumpkin Seeds. I give this 4.5 stars out of 5.
Monterey Jack, Almonds & Pumpkin Seeds Nutrition Facts
- Serving Size 1/4 cup (29.1g)
- Servings per Container 2
- Calories 178
- Calories from Fat 130
- Total Fat 14.4g
- Saturated Fat 4.4g
- Trans Fat 0g
- Cholesterol 15mg
- Sodium 93mg
- Total Carbohydrate 3.5g*
- Dietary Fiber 1.5g*
- Sugars 0g
- Protein 8.5g
Net Carbs as listed by the manufacturer on the package = 2g per serving.
Ingredients: Freeze dried Monterey jack cheese, dry roasted unsalted pumpkin seeds (pepitas), dry roasted unsalted almonds.