Almond Sesame Low Carb Buns

Have you given up bread in order to stick to your low carb diet?  You don’t have to with recipes like this.  I have been making low carb almond buns for months now and not only are they only 2 NET carbs per bun, they are also gluten free and high in fiber so they will fill you up.  They literally take only 10 minutes to make so take some time this weekend and do a few batches and then freeze them individually so you have them handy at all times.  Summer is coming up (not soon enough) and we will be BBQing again and who doesn’t love a big fat juicy burger on a bun?  You can even make them into sausage or hot dog buns depending on how you shape them.  Be creative and add garlic or olives to your recipe.  Add cheese on top…whatever you want!  This recipe is a little different from mine.  I got it from the Diet Doctor web site and it is my weekend project as I just ran out of my other buns.  Personally I like to have toast with my eggs or a sandwich for lunch so I need to make some more.  My family loves my bread so much I have made it for them as well!  Give it a try…you won’t be disappointed!

2 NET CARB KETO ALMOND BUNS

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups almond flour
  • 5 Tbls Psyllium powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Bring the water to a boil and add it, the vinegar and egg whites to the bowl, while beating with a hand mixer for about 30 seconds. Don’t over mix the dough, the consistency should resemble Play-Doh.
  3. Moisten hands and form dough into 4 or 8 pieces of bread. You can also make hot dog or hamburger buns. Place on parchment paper so it doesn’t stick.
  4. Bake for 50–60 minutes, depending on the size of your bread. They’re done when you hear a hollow sound when tapping the bottom of the bun.
  5. Serve with butter and toppings of your choice. Store the bread in the fridge or freezer.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR…WHY USE IT?

“I’ve heard so much about apple cider vinegar in the last few weeks from a lot of my friends and now it is everywhere on line and in stores.  I heard it’s good for weight loss.  Can you tell me what the hype is with it and will it help me with weight loss?”

What is Apple Cider Vinegar?

Vinegar is made in a two-step process.  The first step exposed crushed apples (apple cider) to yeast which ferments the sugars and turns them into alcohol.  The second step requires adding bacteria to the alcohol solution which further ferments the alcohol and turns it into acetic acid.  This is the main ingredient in vinegar.  The French word “vinegar” actually means “sour wine”.

Organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar like Bragg’s shown above contains the “mother” which are really just strands of proteins, enzymes and friendly bacteria that make the vinegar look murky.  You want the “mother” in your vinegar product as it is very good for you.  Some people believe that the “mother” is responsible for most of the health benefits.  There is only 1-2 calories. zero fat and  less than one gram of carbs per tablespoon depending on the brand.

What are the Benefits of Taking Apple Cider Vinegar?

Below is a list of all of the different things that people claim and studies show:

  • Weight Loss: Studies suggest that apple cider vinegar can increase feelings of fullness and help people eat fewer calories, which can lead to weight loss.  Recent research also shows that vinegar may turn on certain genes involved in breaking down fats and increases metabolism.  It also reduces water retention
  • Blood Sugar Balance: Apple cider vinegar has shown great promise in improving insulin sensitivity and helping to lower blood sugar responses after meals.
  • Anti-bacterial: The main substance in vinegar, acetic acid, can kill bacteria and/or prevent them from multiplying and reaching harmful levels. It has a history of use as a disinfectant and natural preservative.
  • Heart Healthy: Several studies have shown that vinegar can reduce blood triglycerides, cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • Aids in Digestion: A simple combination of one teaspoon of honey, one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and a glass of warm water can help you avoid indigestion, no matter what kind of food you’re eating. By sipping this solution before you eat, you can help your food be digested properly and avoid acid reflux.
  • Soothes Sore Throat due to anti-bacterial properties.
  • Rids Dandruff: The acidity of apple cider vinegar actively works with your scalp, changing the pH and making it more difficult for the yeast that causes dandruff to grow.
  • Cures Hiccups: The strong and sour taste focuses your system on dealing with what you just consumed, stopping hiccups from happening.  There are actually lollipops available with the apple cider vinegar in them for people who have recurring hiccups.
  • Stops Congestion: One teaspoon of vinegar in water will help to relieve congestion to help open up your sinuses.

There is so many more things that people claim apple cider vinegar has helped them but I don’t have the time or room to name them all.  Bottom line…it can’t hurt to take it!

How Do I Take It?

This is the easy part.  Simply add 1-3 teaspoons in a glass of water and drink it.  You can do this in the morning and again at night.  Does anyone use apple cider vinegar right now?  If so why do you use it?  I literally just started using it this week for weight loss.  Will keep you posted on my results.