Food gift for Atkins Dieter?
I have some neighbors who help out periodically by clearing the snow, bringing in the mail, etc., for my elderly parents. We usually give them baked goods for a Christmas thank-you, but they are trying to lose weight, and I want to give them something "homey" and festive but something that won't be TOO terrible for their dietary goals. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
Dark chocolate, 70% or above, cheeses, nuts. If you want to bake, you could make them a flourless chocolate cake artificially sweetened or a boule de neige. Cheesecake, too, works very well without carbs. I sweeten with a combination of granular xylitol and liquid sucralose from sweetzfree.com. Dark chocolate truffles sweetened this way can also be made low carb.
agree with the suggestions of spiced nuts or cheeses!
Pumpkin Cream Cheese bars - seasonal too!
Peanut Butter Cookies
Cream Cheese and Blueberry Bars
Fricos (parmesan crisps!)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups - http://www.low-carb-ketogenic-diets.c... but cover with melted low-carb chocolate
some other ideas...
-ChocoPerfection bars... lots of Atkiners swear by em.
-a gift certificate to a local steakhouse
-membership to a local gym
-books (Carb Wars: Sugar is the new Fat
)-PrimalNutrition.com makes a Responsibly Slim shake that's supposedly great
-Carb Clicker that counts water drank, carbs and calories
Sorry all the ideas aren't all edible, but I'm sure any would be much appreciated given the forethought!