Granola has become a staple in most hopes. A versatile food, you can add it to your milk or Greek yogurt for a filling breakfast, add a crunchy addition to top off your parfait, or even snack on a healthy granola bar to help you power through the day. This delicious and nutritious kitchen staple is a must-have for everyone. However, if you’re on a keto diet (or thinking about starting one), you might be wondering if granola is keto-friendly.
What is the keto diet?
The keto diet, short for ketogenic, is a protein-packed, high-fat diet that can offer health benefits for those who follow it correctly. Individuals on the keto diet replace their carbohydrates with fats. By reducing carbs, the body goes into ketosis, which helps to convert fat into energy. Our fat comes from ketone bodies, which are stored in the liver and make their way to the brain.
On a typical diet, the body uses carbohydrates for energy. With the absence of carbs in keto diets, stored fat is broken down through ketosis, and your body generates energy in a new way until carbs are reintroduced into your diet. Over time, a keto diet helps people lose weight quickly and helps to reduce some medical conditions. Ketosis usually starts within a week after you eat less than 50 grams of carbs a day, but it varies from person to person.
Tips for finding keto granola
When you look for keto granola, be sure to check the label for all of the ingredients. Many keto granola products contain a small number of carbohydrates from honey or dried fruit. However, they may still be keto-friendly because they stay within your daily carbohydrate limit. If you’re strict on keto, it’s best to avoid products with these ingredients.
Granola and carbohydrates
Traditional granola combines grains, honey, dried fruits, and nuts. Many of these ingredients are high in carbohydrates, which is not keto-friendly. Luckily, there are many keto-friendly granola options to fuel your cravings and add some texture to your diet.
At Oloaa, we are excited to offer delicious keto-friendly granola. Oloaa keto granola bags and keto granola bars are made from the highest quality olive oil, nuts and grain-free ingredients. Best of all, our keto granola products are also sugar-free (we only use natural monk fruit sweetener). Not only are they low in carbohydrates, but they are also high in fibre, high in protein, gluten-free, and vegan.
Fun ways to incorporate keto granola into your meal plan
We all know the standard breakfast options for granola, but there are so many ways to add keto-friendly granola to your meal plan.
- Stir granola into keto-friendly pancake batter
- Add crunchy granola to your favorite salad
- Make homemade chicken tenders with granola
- Top off your cottage cheese
- Substitute breadcrumbs with granola
- Add granola to your roasted vegetables
- Replace your croutons with chunks of granola
- Jazz up your keto-friendly pudding cup with granola
- Add granola to your trail mix
- Make some yummy energy balls
- And so much more
When it comes to granola, the experts at Oloaa have got you covered in Abu Dhabi, Dubai or across the UAE. We’ve taken the time to determine the precise amount of ingredients needed to ensure the perfect balance of crunchy flavour! Baked with olive oil, coconut sugar, gluten-free oats, nuts, and nutritious seeds, our granola is made for all lifestyles and targeted at vegan, paleo, keto, and gluten intolerant individuals. We have keto-friendly options for the carb conscious.
Whether you need a quick snack between meals at work, fuel for your next bike hike, or a nutritious boost during your next big exam, Oloaa granola is just what you need. So please take a look at our yummy products and order yours today!