Cheers! Here’s to a new way to enjoy a cocktail! Low-carb alcoholic beverages offer the best of both worlds: a refreshing and tasty experience, with fewer carbs than regular drinks. Now there’s no need to feel guilty about having a night out, as you can still enjoy a cold beer or a fruity mixed drink minus the extra calories. Read on to learn about all the delicious possibilities that low-carb alcoholic beverages have to offer.
1. Unleash Your Inner Celebration With Low-Carb Alcoholic Drinks
It’s never been easier to quench your thirst and celebrate the moment! You don’t have to worry about piling on extra carbs when you choose one of these low-carb alcoholic drinks, and you don’t have to sacrifice flavor. Here are just some of the top contenders of low-carb alcoholic beverages:
- Keto-friendly beer
- Sugar-free Hard Seltzer
- Clear Liquor (such as vodka, gin, and tequila)
When you choose one of these low-carb options, you can indulge in flavorful sips without a lot of unnecessary calories from carbs. Keto-friendly beer can provide the ideal option for those keeping a close eye on their carb intake – look for choice brews like Right Hand Brewing’s Keto American Lager, or Hazy Little Thing IPA from Sierra Nevada.
Sugar-free Hard Seltzer combines the refreshing qualities of seltzer with a flavorful alcoholic punch. White Claw and Bon & Viv are two of the leading brands – each offers tasty selections of fruit flavors that will leave you wanting more.
Finally, clear liquors are another low-carb winner at just 7 calories a shot. Try a wide variety of fruity rifle and non-flavored options, from ice-cold vodka to zesty gin and tequila with just a splash of lime for added flavor. So go ahead and indulge in drinks that will get the party started and keep your carb intake at bay!
2. Top Low-Carb Options for Guilt-Free Partying
Nothing beats the thrill of socializing and partying, but for those on a low-carb diet, it can prove a challenge when it comes to finding delicious party-worthy snacks. But it doesn’t have to be so hard – we’ve rounded up some of the top low-carb options that can help you enjoy your party without any guilt!
Veggies are top of the list when it comes to healthy snacking. With a variety of colors and flavors, they look great on the buffet table and can be served on skewers. Put together a mix of zucchini, cherry tomatoes, yellow bell peppers and mushrooms. Make your own sauce with Greek yogurt, a pinch of salt and paprika and serve with your delightfully guilt-free skewered veggies.
Give your regular salad a flavorful and lighter touch with these options, like:
- Romaine lettuce
- Cherry tomatoes
- Sunflower and pumpkin seeds
Throw in some cubes of feta cheese, olives and capers for an added burst of flavor and mix in a homemade dressing with olive oil and fresh herbs.
These little boats of goodness are simple to make but provide you with an extra amount of flavor. Start by halving colorful bell peppers and grilling them until they’re slightly charred. Then, mix ripe avocados with garlic, jalapeños, fresh cilantro and lime. Place the mixture inside the pepper halves and top with some feta cheese for a creamy and crunchy snack.
3. Say Goodbye to Guilt and Hello to Refreshing Low-Carb Beverages
- It’s time to switch out sugary drinks and sodas
Making a switch to a low-carb lifestyle means saying goodbye to guilt associated with all the sugary drinks and sodas that you’ve been pouring all of your energy and funds into. You don’t have to forget about flavorful drinks for good. Refresh your daily routine, without any of the guilt, with these low-carb beverage alternatives.
- Low-calorie sparkling water bests sugary sodas
Minty, citrus-inspired, cucumber-infused, and berry-bursting flavors of sparkling water allow you to have the carbonation you crave without the sugar and calories. Make it even more fun to drink by adding a splash of your favorite fruit juice – pineapple and lime is a favorite combination here.
- Herbal teas as a healthy option
Herbal teas are not only highly flavorful, since many come with added hint of spiciness or sweetness, they are jam-packed with antioxidants. Give yourself a mug of ginger, green, chamomile, or a unique concoction in between meals to keep your low-carb goals on track.
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4. Keeping an Eye on the Calories: Let the Festivities Begin
When the countdown begins, we all want to indulge in the festive spirit. But cutting back on calories is essential to maintaining an healthier lifestyle. Here are some festive recipes that will keep you and your loved ones smiling, without compromising on taste or compromising on calories.
For starters, why not opt for this guilt-free quinoa salad? This delicious recipe is easy to make and is full of flavors, so you will definitely enjoy it!
- 200g quinoa
- Mixed vegetables of your choice
- Lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Simply mix the ingredients together and season to taste. For a special touch, you can add freshly chopped herbs for a hint of flavor. And voila! Your festive salad is ready to go.
How about a low-calorie tricolor pizza for the main course? This recipe is super easy to make and has a lot of interesting flavors. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup of tomato puree
- 1 cup of mozzarella cheese
- 2 green peppers
- 1 red onion
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Once you have prepped the ingredients, spread the tomato puree over the pizza base. Top it with the cheese, peppers and onion. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper as desired. Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes and enjoy your festive pizza!
5. Mix Up Your Celebratory Options with Low-Carb Alcoholic Drinks
If you’re looking to keep it light while still celebrating, there are plenty of low-carb alcoholic beverages that can be enjoyed!
Wine: Low-carb wines are becoming increasingly popular – like Brut champagne which contains less than 0.7 g of carbs per glass, or a Riesling with just 3.8 g of carbs in an entire bottle.
Spirits: Light spirits such as vodka and gin offer fewer carbs – though remember to choose a mix that fits your tastes. Some of the most popular low-carb mixers are soda water, diet sodas and zero-calorie flavored drinks. Here are some delicious low-carb combos to get you started:
-Lemon and lime soda + vodka
-Lime soda + gin
-Tomato juice + vodka
-Tonic water + vodka
Brewed Drinks: Some of the most popular low-carb beer brands are Corona Light, Guinness Draught, tulip, and Beck’s Blue. And for those who don’t like beer, opt for a glass of dry cider instead. Some brands like Lil Sidekick Hard Cider only contain 4g of carbs per glass! There are also low-carb cocktails like Margaritas and Mojitos, both of which are made with fresh lime juice and soda water instead of sugary mixers.
6. Discover New Possibilities for Cheering with Low-Carb Libations
From mojitos to martinis, traditionally-made cocktails often feature sugary mixers and syrups that can make your drink high in calories and carbs. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Try these low-carb libations and find new possibilities for cheering your friends and family:
- Vodka Soda: An old standby that’s easy to make and uber-low in carbs. Try flavored vodkas for different options.
- Vodka Tonic: An even easier concoction that just requires vodka and some light tonic water.
- Rum and Diet Coke: Upgrade the classic rum and coke to a light version by replacing the coke with diet coke!
- Spritzer: Light, refreshing and low-cal, spritzers are a fun way to cheers. Just combine dry white wine with club soda or sparkling water.
- Ketel One Botanical: If you don’t have time to mix your own drinks, try an ultra-low carb pre-mixed option like one of the Kettle One Botanical offerings.
Ready to lift your glass and clink the abstentious way? These low-carb libations are sure to provide a new kind of refreshment. And with natural and low calorie ingredients, you can celebrate without worrying about the calories or the carbs.
Cheers to low-carb alcoholic beverages, for anyone looking for a tasty way to satisfy their cravings for indulgence without the worry of their figure! Enjoy your choices responsibly!