Atkins Low Carb Easter Buns

Atkins Low Carb Easter Buns

Atkins Low Carb Easter Buns

 

Ingredients:

 

50ml unsweetened almond milk

70g almond flour

60g coconut flour

3 eggs

¼ Tsp. salt

¼ Tsp. baking soda

½ Tsp. ground cinnamon

½ Tsp. mixed spice

2 Tsp. grated orange peel

1 Atkins Endulge Milk Chocolate bar

 

Method:

 

Pre-heat oven to 175 degrees C and line a flat baking tray with grease proof paper.

 

Sieve the almond flour and coconut flour into a mixing bowl. Add the baking soda, salt, spices and grated orange peel and combine. Add the eggs and almond milk and mix well.

 

Optional: To make chocolate hot cross buns, shave half of the Atkins Endulge milk chocolate bar and stir through the mixture.

 

Divide the mixture into 6 even parts. Using your hands, roll the mixture into balls. Place the balls of mixture onto the lined baking tray and squash down gently to flatten the base of each ball.

 

Using a knife, carve a cross about half cm deep, in the top of each bun. Shave slivers of chocolate into the carved lines to create chocolate crosses. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a bun comes out clean. 

To serve Enjoy fresh out of the oven. Or, if the buns have cooled, cut in half and lightly toast to warm. Store in an air-tight container in a cool place.

 

Makes 6 buns, 3.3 grams of carbohydrates per bun.

 

 

Ms Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. Nutritionist and Vice President of Nutrition and Education at Atkins Nutritionals Inc., provides her top tips – paired with interested facts – to help you plan a healthier Easter long weekend.

 

Tip

Fact

Include energetic activities in your long-weekend plans. Organise an Easter egg hunt (for novelty items, not just chocolate eggs!), play a family game of soccer, go for a walk or bike ride, or clear the lounge room for a Twister tournament.

 

It takes 30 minutes of brisk walking to burn off one medium 25 gram Easter egg.

Make low carb choices and base your Easter menu around seafood, plenty of leafy green salads and low sugar fruit for dessert. Following a structured program, such as the Atkins Nutritional Approach, can assist in educating you about the carbohydrate values of foods, and how many carbohydrates you can consume to control and maintain a healthy weight.

 

Good Friday is the top selling day for seafood– and fish, prawns and crustaceans are low in carbohydrates and high in protein, vitamins and minerals, they are also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids – so why not indulge!

Eat regularly. That's right, no starving. Eat three regular-sized meals plus two snacks each day over the Easter break, or if you prefer, have four or five small meals. Eat until you're satisfied but not stuffed.

Eating every few hours maintains blood sugar and energy levels and help keep your appetite under control.

Enjoy foods with natural fats such as avocado and salmon. Natural fats are filling and will keep you satisfied longer.

Natural healthy fats will help the absorption of important fat soluble vitamins like A,D and K

Opt for low sugar treats, such as the Atkins Endulge Chocolate Candies – which taste just like regular chocolate, but contain up to 90% less sugar - or get the family together and whip up your own low sugar Easter treats.

 

Low carbohydrate chocolate (such as Atkins™ Endulge bar range) contain up to 90% less sugar than regular chocolate, which means you can enjoy a tasty treat without the insulin spike afterwards.

 

Select whole-grain hot-cross buns – or make your own low carbohydrate hot-cross buns at home.

An 85 gram traditional hot cross bun takes 85 minutes of surfing, or 30 minutes of stair climbing to burn off.

Give – and request – small gifts rather than chocolate eggs for Easter. Games, books, DVD's and toys can help create a fun and entertaining long weekend.

Gift giving at Easter is growing, with clothing, books and toy retailers stoking their shelves with Easter- themed items. According to Ryan Lin, Senior IBISWorld Analyst, chocolate spending is expected to lose ground to other spending segments, with consumers now more likely to seek out other gifts and festive experiences beyond just Easter eggs and other chocolates.

 

 

ABOUT ATKINS: Scientifically formulated for safe weight loss, management and lifelong eating, New Atkins is an easy to follow, flexible four-phased program (start at the phase that best suits you) that helps you build a diet around whole foods rich in vitamins and ‘good carbohydrates’ including low sugar fruits, leafy green vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, dairy, good fats, and protein (fish, poultry, red meat and tofu) – while at the same time helping you eliminate ‘bad’, highly processed carbs such as white flour and sugar. For further information or more carbohydrate-controlled recipe ideas, visit atkins.com




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