By Kate Springer
If you’ve ever wandered down the granola aisle in a chain grocery store, picked up mass-market products and looked at the nutritional details, chances are you’ve noticed a pattern. They’re often high in sugar (and have at least 9 grams per ¼ cup serving), and therefore high in carbs. Any granola with at least 5 grams of added sugar is probably not the healthiest choice.
You might be wondering if you can eat granola on a low-carb diet. Yes, you can, if you can find the right granola. Most mass-market granolas have 20 or more grams of carbs per serving, which are often derived from high sugar contents. Think you have to sacrifice your low-carb diet and consume carb-rich granolas? Think again. We offer an alternative to these, and think we’ve created the best low-carb granola that you can buy online. Most of the True North Granola flavors have less than 15 grams of carbs per serving, so you can enjoy granola without an abundance of bad carbs.
Reference our Granola Nutrition Facts page for more information. As if having low-carb granola options wasn’t enough to be psyched about, we’ve recently developed a new low-carb granola that has only 8 grams of carbs per ¼ cup serving!
Our low-carb granola: First Date Granola (8 grams carbs per ¼ cup)
Since its inception, our granola with no added sugar, First Date Granola, has been a hit with customers.
The only sugar in First Date comes from organic dried date powder, which has allowed us to keep the carb count very low in the product.
For some added crunch, First Date includes thickly-sliced almonds, pecans, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, enriched with an added plant-based pea protein. This tasty, minimally sweetened and almost savory mix is vegan and gluten-free.
How is First Date Granola healthy?
What First Date lacks in sugar, it makes up in protein. The pea protein, nuts, seeds and date powder make First Date a high-protein, vegan granola, at 5 grams per serving. Additionally, nuts, seeds and dates aren’t only great sources of protein — they’re also packed with nutrients, such as vitamins and fiber. These are all beneficial additions to a healthy, balanced diet.
Try First Date, and we hope you’ll find that it’s love at first bite!
All unit sizes (bags, bulk and snack packs) of First Date are on sale for the entire month of July. Just use the code “July19” for 10% off.
Low-carb and grain-free granola
If you’d like something a bit different, check out our low-carb, grain-free granola, Nutty No Grainer, which comes in three varieties.
Nutty No Grainer Original (6 grams of carbs per ¼ cup serving)
Our Nutty No Grainers are heart-healthy, due to nuts and seeds having an abundance of good fats (monosaturated and polysaturated fats), and Nutty No Grainer Original fits that bill. Packed with maple flavor, coconut oil and spices, this blend is savory with a slight bit of sweetness. This versatile snack can be enjoyed right out of the bag, on salads, cereal, yogurt or any way you want. Plus, it’s vegan, grain-free and gluten-free.
Nutty No Grainer Cranberry (8 grams carbs per ¼ cup serving)
With the same delicious blend of nuts and spices as Nutty No Grainer Original, Nutty No Grainer Cranberry adds the tart taste of dried fruit to an already tasty formula. Cranberries are high in vitamin C, and they’re a solid source of flavonoids (could suppress the growth of cancer cells) and phenolic acids. Not to mention, cranberries are high in fiber and low in calories — it’s a win-win!
Nutty No Grainer Mediterranean Blend (5 grams of carbs per ¼ cup serving)
Our most recent flavor, Nutty No Grainer Mediterranean Blend, has no added sugar and is a savory granola. Made with extra virgin olive oil and a blend of herbs and spices, this grain-free granola is unlike anything you’ve ever tried before. Because there is no sugar, it’s our lowest carb granola, with only 5 grams per serving. This is perfect for granola fans who are looking to reduce their consumption of carbs.
What about the rest of the granolas? Do those have a lot of carbs?
The remaining granolas that we make are low in sugar. Due to this, they’re also low in carbs, but high in taste and customer satisfaction. We’re mindful about making products that aren’t too sweet, and that align with numerous dietary needs and preferences. All of our products are all-natural in that they don’t contain added color, artificial colors or synthetic elements (chemicals and preservatives). Our products are also functional in that they’re always delicious, but they also provide a variety of vitamins and minerals that contribute to staying healthy.
It’s our goal to craft fresh, delicious products that you’ll reach for every time you crave granola. Unlike many other granolas, ours prove that a high amount of sugar and carbs aren’t necessary to be mouth-watering and successful!