Atkins Creamy Herb Sauce
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Style: Other
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









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  • 1 tsp Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 1 tbsp chopped Shallots
  • 1 tbsp All Natural Clam Juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped Chives
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • 1 tbsps Basil
  • 0.5 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tsp Thick-It-Up
  • 0.25 tsp Salt
  • 0.13 tsp Black Pepper


  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until it sizzles. Add the shallots and sauté for 1 minute or until they become translucent. Pour in the clam juice. Cook until volume is reduced by half, about 6 minutes. 
  2. Add the chives, parsley, basil and cream. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in the thickener and let stand 2 minutes, until sauce thickens.
  4. Serve immediately.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.