Healthy Taco Shells
These healthy taco shells are low-carb, keto, baked taco shells made with only 5 ingredients and coming at 3.3 grams of net carbs per shell!
Plus, they are gluten-free and grain-free.
Are Carrots Keto-Friendly?
Carrots often have a bad reputation because they are seen as very high in carbs and sugar.
However, 100 grams of carrots only contain 6.8 grams of net carbs per 100 grams and 4.7 grams of sugar.
Let’s compare this to a keto-approved fruit like blueberry. Blueberries contain 10 grams of sugar and 11.6 gram of net carbs.
Do you see what I mean now? Even if most keto vegetable lists say that carrots are NOT keto-approved, they are still lower in carbs than blueberries!
So yes, carrots will probably keep you out of ketosis if you eat too many!
However, one of these shells contains only 3.3 grams of net carbs, and if you manage to fit them into your 25-gram net carbs daily macro, you will be all fine!
For example, serve 1 of these shells with ground beef or chicken, lettuce, and aioli, and you will get around 4 grams of net carbs for a fulfilling dinner.
Also, keep in mind that to compare, 100 grams of sweet potatoes has 17 grams of net carbs!
So yes, having too many carrots is not keto, but some are fine on a low-carb diet.
How To Make Healthy Taco Shells
It’s a very easy 5 ingredients taco shell recipe.
Carrot taco shells are cheesy taco shells made of 5 wholesome ingredients. All you need to make these are:
- Grated carrots – make sure you pre-cook the carrots and pat dry to squeeze out all water. Carrots are low-carb vegetables.
- Hard grated cheese – cheddar or mozzarella or Emmental. Learn why most cheeses are keto-friendly.
- Almond flour – the recipe will work well with oat flour, but it increases carbs. Learn how to choose your keto flour.
- Garlic salt
First, you have to precook your vegetable. Many options can be used, microwave, steamer, or boiling.
Then, pat dry the grated carrots to remove any moisture.
Finally, combine with eggs, cheese, and flour of your choice. I recommend using almond flour as a low-carb flour. However, oat flour is also a very healthy option.
To make carrot taco shells of a similar size, scoop out the batter with a mechanical ice cream scoop.
Place the Carrot Taco Shells on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
Then, bake them for 15 minutes in an oven preheated to 400°F (200°C). You know they are ready when the edges start to darken and get crispy.
Don’t let them dry out in the oven or they wouldn’t be foldable!
How Many Carbs Per Taco Shell?
One carrot taco shell contains 3.3 grams of net carbs. The best low-carb fillings to keep your meal low in carbs are:
- Meat – roasted chicken, ground beef cooked in olive oil, and taco spices.
- Greens – lettuce, baby spinach leaves, arugula, avocado.
- Sauce – olive oil mayonnaise, mustard, aioli, sugar-free ketchup.
- Cheese – cheddar, gouda, Emmental.
It is simple, low-carb, and full of good complex carbs! I made 4 medium size taco shells of about 15 cm (6 inches) in diameter.
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Posted In:Clean EatingGluten freeKetoVegetarianAlmond FlourCarrotCheeseBakingGluten-FreeKetoLow-CarbPaleoVegetarianSide DishEasy4 IngredientsUnder 30 Minutes
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