Gluten-free and low carb chowder!
Clam chowder is a potato and cream-based soup, so making one without potatoes may send some people into a frenzy. But making a low carb and gluten-free version of this soup is easy and sneaky! Aside from the fact that there will be no potato chunks, this clam chowder recipe will result in a thick, flavorful and very keto-friendly dish!
To thicken the soup, there are several options. The easiest option would be to add flour. While wheat flour is full of gluten and isn’t exactly low carb, adding a few tablespoons to the broth wouldn’t be too terrible (each one would be about 5 ½ g of carbs each). But if you’re on a keto or gluten-free diet, you should try to steer clear of wheat flour. An alternative is using almond flour or skipping the carbs altogether and doing what we did- pureeing some cauliflower! It does the job of adding some thickness to the soup well and adds some excellent nutritional content.
We added some xanthan gum to our soup because we enjoy a very thick broth; this ingredient is optional but has 0g of carbs and is gluten-free! If you’ve got to have those potato chunks in a clam chowder recipe, go for it! Potatoes are gluten-free as well, but a little high in carbs (about 35g). But remember, you’re not eating this soup alone! Divide that potato by 6 servings and you’d only be eating about 6 extra grams of carbs. Everything in moderation!
Here’s our low carb clam chowder recipe!
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