Hello, Darlings! Today I am going to talk about Keto Diet- What Is A Fat Bomb? Fat Bombs are small snacks made almost entirely of fat. Most fat bombs contain healthy fats, natural sweeteners, and only a touch of protein. Fat bombs are a great way to get in additional fat grams and satisfy sweet cravings without getting out of ketosis.
Let’s be honest, if we could totally control our sweet cravings we would not be in this position. My trigger food has always been ice cream, the cold and creamy feeling on my tongue helps calm me.
Keto Diet- What Is A Fat Bomb?
Yes, there are some “keto-friendly” ice creams brands, but I found that they will take me out of ketosis, too many carbs. This is the problem with playing the net carbs vs total carbs game. For someone with insulin resistance, you don’t know your tipping point. Even with only 20 total carbs, I am still struggling with insulin resistance.
Warning On Sugar Substitutes
Now, here is another warning, most fat bombs have some sort of natural sugar substitute. Many of these sugar substitutes do not cause insulin spikes but eating too much can stall weight loss.
Best advice is to use them sparingly for cravings. Also, make sure you measure them correctly and record the macros in your Carb Manager. Just the act of putting them in and being accountable to those macros will help.
Let’s Make Some Fat Bombs
Because of the high fat in fat bombs, most have to be frozen. You will need to have some supplies on hand to make most fat bombs.
- silicone mold/ mini muffin or silicone ice tray
- coconut oil/ MCT oil
- butter- salted and unsalted
- vanilla extract
- cream cheese (full fat)
- Lily’s dark chocolate baking chips– made with stevia
- Swerve Sugar Substitute- Granular or Monk Fruit
- nuts – such as pecan or macadamia
Chocolate Macadamia Fat Bomb
Recipe for Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nut Fat Bombs
This semi sweet plus salty treat is perfect answer to those sweet cravings
- 2 cups Lily Dark Chocolate Chips
- 2 TBS of Coconut Oil
- Macadamia Nuts (another nut such as almonds, pecans, walnuts)
- Pink Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt (coarse)
Line mini muffin tin or use silicone mini muffin tin. In each tin add 3 of nuts. Melt Lily Dark Chocolate Chips in the microwave for about 50 seconds until melted. Mix in Coconut oil and add a pinch of salt. Pour chocolate mixture into tins with nuts. Sprinkle additional salt on top. Freeze for a minimum of 30 minutes. Store extras in a ziplock bag for up to 6 months.
Raspberry Cream Cheese Fat Bomb
Recipe For Raspberry Cream Cheese Fat Bombs
The cold creamy taste of cheesecake! These fat bombs are a staple in my freezer. You can use any berry you would like.
- 12 fresh raspberries
- 6 ounces of full-fat cream cheese
- 1/4 cup of Coconut or MCT oil
- 1/2 tsp of Vanilla
- 2 TBS of unsalted butter
- 3 TBS of Swerve
Use mixer to combine all the ingredients until smooth. Pour or scoop into silicone molds or muffin tins. Freeze for minimum of 45 minutes. Store extra in ziplock bag for up to 3 weeks.
Pumpkin Spice Fat Bomb
These are a creamy with a touch of fall. I love the smell of pumpkin spice but it does trigger my hunger, so this is a good choice for those cravings.
- 4 oz full-fat cream cheese
- 4 oz butter softened
- 1/4 cup Swerve
- 1/2 pumpkin puree- not pumpkin filling (may have sugar)
- *1/2 tsp vanilla
- *3/4 tsp cinnamon
- *1/2 tsp nutmeg
- *1/4 tsp ginger
- *pinch allspice
- *pinch cloves
- pinch salt
***you can also use pumpkin pie spice. I used 2 tsp and tasted and added extra cinnamon
Using a large mixer, mix cream cheese and butter together until well combined and smooth
Next add Swerve, pumpkin puree, vanilla, salt, and spices mix well
Finally, put the mixture into individual silicone molds and top with a pecan. 12 servings. Freeze for 2-3 hours.
Remove from molds, store in freezer and eat when you have the cravings
Nutritional Information- Calories per serving 137. Fat 14 grams. Protein 1 gram. Carbohydrates 2 grams.