What to Put Into a Low Carb Gift Basket
One of my little sideline businesses is custom gift baskets and so I think about gift baskets a lot. I mostly make gift baskets for kids but I also do a lot of gourmet gift baskets for Amazon.
I was thinking about what I, as a long time low carber, would like to see in a low carb gift basket if I was lucky enough to get one!
Low Carb Food Gifts for Your Basket
The foundation of a Ketogenic diet (or Low Carb High Fat) is, well, fat! Coconut oil is my favorite for many reasons.
- It has a high heating point for frying. I love the way it tastes and keep in mind that some brands have a coconut taste and some do not.
- It is high in MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides).
- Coconut oil is the basis for many great keto recipes. (See my Coconut Chocolate Squares)
- It has a mild laxative effect which can be very helpful and welcome on a low carb eating plan.
I think that a good quality coconut oil would be one of the first things I would add to your carb free gift baskets.
My next favorite oil is Avocado oil. I use it to make homemade mayonnaise, you can check out my Homemade Keto Avocado Mayo recipe here. This oil has a nice light taste so it’s perfect for making mayo or just as a base for a salad dressing.
Rounding out the fats in a low carb gift basket would be a great nut butter. Almond butter, Cashew Butter and Macadamia Butter are my favorites. You can make recipes with them, spread them on celery sticks, or heck just a tablespoon in your mouth can be a lifesaver!
Good Fats for Your Low Carb Gift Baskets
Himalayan Sea Salt Belongs in Your Low Carb Gift Basket!
Himalayan Sea Salt is a wonderful thing! It looks beautiful and it tastes fantastic. It contains over 80 minerals and elements.
On a low carb diet, electrolyte balance is important and plenty of sea salt definitely helps with this. Some people even get flu-like symptoms (called Keto flu) if they are not in balance.
I keep a little container of pink salt chunks around because I sometimes suffer from leg cramps. A couple of those under my tongue and it’s all better for me. See info about Keo Flu here.
When I was browsing through Amazon looking for salt to buy for this article, I came across these other sea salts with amazing variations! Sea salt with Sriracha! Rosemary Sea Salt. Bacon Sea Salt. Bacon. Sea. Salt. Ok, fine I ordered some of that too and it’s awesome!
Finally Something Sweet For a Low Carb Gift Basket
While I have really worked hard to let go of sweet tasting things, every now and then I just want it. And when I do, it’s usually something I make myself with good ingredients and I sweeten it with Stevia drops.
I like the Liquid Stevia drops because it’s easy to have sweetness control and they come in various flavors like Vanilla, Hazelnut and Chocolate.
Now if the Keto or Low Carb person on your list is a baker, then you definitely want to give them this!
It is a confectioner’s sugar substitute by So Nourished keto sweetener and it is smooth like icing sugar and so it blends into the mix beautifully!
Many of the granular sweeteners for baking don’t dissolve as well as this one.
I recently used it to make the custard filling on these amazing Keto no bake Nanaimo bars.
And they were AMAZING! The filling was super smooth and no after taste.
Dark Chocolates Make Great Low Carb Gifts
Lindt Excellence 85% Cocoa Extra Dark Chocolate (2 Pack)
If I’m not making the sweet thing myself, then I like the convenience of a gourmet dark chocolate which is naturally low in carbs.
My favorite is the 85% Dark Cocoa Lindt Chocolate, partly because it’s readily available where I live.
I find the 90% is too bitter and the 70% cocoa is too sweet and just makes me want to eat the entire bar. For me the 85% dark cocoa is just right with just a hint of sweetness and the full rich dark flavor. And most important, it satisfies that chocolate craving yet doesn’t make me want to devour the whole thing.
There are only about 2 net carbs per square and as you can see the squares are pretty big. Something nice to savor as it melts in your mouth.
The Big Book of Healthy Cooking Oils Cookbook
This book is fantastic for someone who wants to learn more about healthy cooking oils. The book is not specific to keto, so you will have to keto-ify some of the recipes, but it teaches all about healthy cooking oils and which to use when.
I’ve been doing this for a long time and I learned a lot from this book. You can check it out on Amazon here.
Read my review of the Big Book of Healthy Cooking Oils.
Which Low Carb or Keto Gift Box Idea Is Right For You?
I hope this gives you some ideas the next time you need some low carb gift ideas. A carb-free gift basket is a great way to go and they are pretty easy to put together.
Any of these single items would make a great gift for that low carber on your gift list!
If you are looking for some good tools and utensils for someone who is doing Keto or Low Carb, then check out my Low Carb Gift Ideas for some awesome gifts!
And I tell you, if you are just way too busy to make a low carb gift basket on your own, check this out! This is why we love Amazon!
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What to Put Into a Low Carb Gift Basket