Low carbohydrate diets are very popular, because people have seen such amazing results while on them. One of the major drawbacks of the low carb diet is a lack of variety in snacks. Pork rinds are one of the most popular snacks low carb dieters eat. Traditionally, pork skins or cracklin as some people may call them only come in a couple of flavors and they are dry or hard to chew. However, they do satisfy a need to crunch that may have formerly been filled by potato chips. Also, they are high in protein and low in carbohydrates which makes them the perfect snack for a low carb dieter.
Pork rinds are an excellent alternative to potato chips and can help curb your appetite. You can eat a couple of handfuls of pork rinds and drink a glass of water and feel full until your next meal. Not too many other snacks can do that. The average snack generally only fulfills your need to chew and does nothing to curb your hunger or meet your daily protein requirement.
Pork rinds can be used to create many unique low carb dishes. They can be used as a coating on meats such as chicken or fish. They can be ground up into a fine flour and made into "breads." Also, they can also be used on top of salads, or simply eaten with dip. Pork skins are a delicous and healthy source of protein to include in your high protein diet.
Diandre Glover Thomas writes for JITA Snacks LLC. A homebased USDA approved meat processing plant in Kentucky. JITA produces six different flavors of delicious, moist, light and crunchy pork rinds that can be purchased at http://www.jitaporkrinds.com