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Atkins Béchamel Sauce
1.4g
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Style: French
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1

0.9g

Protein

16.7g

Fat

1.1g

Fiber

163

Calories

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Tap Water
  • 2 tbsp chopped Onions
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 0.13 tsp Black Pepper
  • 0.13 tsp Nutmeg (Ground)
  • 3 tsp Thick-It-Up
  • 1 tbsp Unsalted Butter Stick

DIRECTIONS

Béchamel is a mild sauce that can be used in soufflés or simmered with finely chopped vegetables or meats.  Traditionally thickened with a mixture of flour and fat, our version uses heavy cream and a low-carb thickener instead.  Each serving is 1/4 cup.

  1. Combine cream, water, white onion, salt, pepper and nutmeg in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer. Remove from heat; let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Strain cream mixture; return to saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in 1 tablespoon Thick-It-Up thickener; cook until sauce thickens, about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; swirl in butter until melted. Use immediately

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fibre and sugar alcohols (also known as polyols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fibre and sugar alcohols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.

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