Are No Cow Cookies Keto Friendly?

At the time of writing this post, I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over five years and logged over 250 blood ketone tests in an effort to estimate the effects of food and ingredients on my ketosis, including those in No Cow cookies.

Unlike No Cow protein bars No Cow cookies omit Isomalto-Oligosaccharides, giving them an actual shot at being keto friendly, but just how keto friendly are they? In this post I'll evaluate No Cow cookies, give them keto friendly grades, and see how they stack up against similar keto friendly treats.

 
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Savage Fuel Keto Friendly Grades:

  • A: Completely compatible, positive or no impact on ketosis.

  • B: Highly compatible, but don't go too crazy.

  • C: Moderately compatible, be mindful and limit intelligently.

  • D: Barely compatible, detrimental to ketosis and not recommended.

  • F: Not compatible, overdo it just a little and kiss your ketosis goodbye.

Keto Friendly Grading Factors:

  • Net Carbs per Serving: How many carbs are in this thing?

  • Net Carbs per 100 calories: Since serving sizes often vary significantly, a net carb per 100 calorie ratio is a more consistent measure of keto-friendliness than net carbs per serving. Lower ratios are also an indicator of higher fat content because fat has more calories per gram than protein and carbohydrates.

  • Sugar: Sugars have a higher glycemic index and larger negative impact on ketosis than other carbohydrates.

  • Hidden Carbs: Hidden carbohydrates are based on the caloric values and glycemic indexes of ingredients sometimes classified as fibers or sugar alcohols.

  • Easy to Overeat: Some foods are easy to over-eat and require extra willpower to limit overeating which is an important factor to consider.

  • Nutritional Density: Foods that are relatively high in net carbs per 100 calories but are high in nutrition per calorie can still be worth eating like broccoli and cauliflower.

Rule of thumb for net carbs per 100 calorie ratio:  0-1 Great, 1-2 OK, 2-3 Caution, 3+ red alert

Rule of thumb for net carbs per 100 calorie ratio:
0-1 Great, 1-2 OK, 2-3 Caution, 3+ red alert

KNOW Better Cookies Keto Friendly Grades:

Overall factors: No hidden carbs, low nutritional density, and easy to overeat.

  • Chocolate Chip: B
    3g Net carbs per 240 calorie 50g cookie
    1.3 Net carb per 100 calories (Yellow)
    1g sugar

  • Double Chocolate: B
    3g Net carbs per 240 calorie 50g cookie
    1.3 Net carb per 100 calories (Yellow)
    1g sugar

  • Snickerdoodle: B-
    4g Net carbs per 240 calorie 50g cookie
    1.7 Net carb per 100 calories (Yellow)
    1g sugar

No Cow Cookies Keto Friendly Conclusion:

 
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No Cow cookies are significantly more keto friendly than their No Cow bars, but that's a pretty low bar to hurdle. There is no shortage of low carb cookies these days so the most relevant question is how do No Cow cookies compare to their keto friendly cookie competition? Let's see how they stack up in net carbs per 100 calories:

 

No Cow Cookies vs HighKey Mini Cookies

 

No Cow Cookies are reasonably keto friendly and on par with my personal favorite, HighKey Mini Cookies. They both are relatively low in net carbs and contain no hidden carbs or added sugars. You can’t really go wrong with either so feel free to try them both and see which ones you like more!

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Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. Please consult a medical professional before making any medical decisions. These are my personal opinions based on years of practicing the ketogenic diet.