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Old 11-27-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
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Carbquik Alternative

I have been using the Low Carb Chef's Bake Mix instead of Carb Quik....this is a great alternative if you don't want trans (hydrogenated) fats in your diet. The ingredients are simply soy protein isolate, vital wheat gluten and baking powder.

Unfortunately, it has a bit of that soy texture/taste, but it works very well overall.

I find that many of the recipes included for bisquick-type mixes call for far too much fat, however. I use a product called Z-Trim which is an incredible, high fiber calorie-free substitute for fat. In many of the bisquick recipes I'll include cream, if it's called for, but will substitute up to 100% of the oil called for with Z-trim....and they actually come out BETTER and with far less calories. Z-trim can be used as a substitute--sometimes in part, sometimes in full, for ANY fat-based product. You can mix it with things like cream cheese and sour cream to retain the flavor of those items, or do the same with oil and butter. A bottle of z-trim powder isn't cheap, but you mix it with water before using it. Dollar for dollar after being mixed with water it compares favorably to an inexpensive oil, butter or cream cheese in terms of price per pound.

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Old 11-27-2004, 11:39 AM   #2
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Re: Carbquik Alternative

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Originally posted by lscoop
I have been using the Low Carb Chef's Bake Mix instead of Carb Quik....this is a great alternative if you don't want trans (hydrogenated) fats in your diet. The ingredients are simply soy protein isolate, vital wheat gluten and baking powder.

Unfortunately, it has a bit of that soy texture/taste, but it works very well overall.

I find that many of the recipes included for bisquick-type mixes call for far too much fat, however. I use a product called Z-Trim which is an incredible, high fiber calorie-free substitute for fat. In many of the bisquick recipes I'll include cream, if it's called for, but will substitute up to 100% of the oil called for with Z-trim....and they actually come out BETTER and with far less calories. Z-trim can be used as a substitute--sometimes in part, sometimes in full, for ANY fat-based product. You can mix it with things like cream cheese and sour cream to retain the flavor of those items, or do the same with oil and butter. A bottle of z-trim powder isn't cheap, but you mix it with water before using it. Dollar for dollar after being mixed with water it compares favorably to an inexpensive oil, butter or cream cheese in terms of price per pound.

Happy cooking!
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Old 11-27-2004, 04:55 PM   #3
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Re: Carbquik Alternative

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I have been using the Low Carb Chef's Bake Mix instead of Carb Quik....this is a great alternative if you don't want trans (hydrogenated) fats in your diet. The ingredients are simply soy protein isolate, vital wheat gluten and baking powder.

Carbquik has no trans fats or hydrogenated oils in the new product. Look at the nutritional/ingredient statement for the 3# box. And (from what I've heard) this mix has a very strong soy taste, which many people dislike.
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