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By Peta Martin Dr Pennie Taylor Grant Brinkworth 13 December 2022 2 min read

The festive season can be a tricky time of year to stick to a low-carb lifestyle. Fortunately, it can still be delicious. We've got two party-starting recipes to help you live it up low-carb style this summer.

CSIRO Low-Carb Diet Easy 100 has a suite of low-carb snacks and drinks that feel like an indulgence. But they will also keep you on track with your low-carb and healthy eating goals.

First up, a refreshing and colourful mocktail that delights the senses.

This Mojito Kombucha Mocktail will help you toast to good health - and mean it! It swaps out alcohol for healthy, sugar-free kombucha and contains just 5 grams of carbs per serve.

Mojito Kombucha Mocktail

Serves: 2 | Preparation: 5 minutes | Cooking time: nil | Carbs per serve: 5 grams

Two glasses of Mojito Kombucha Mocktail topped with cucumber and lime
Drink to your health with our Mojito Kombucha Mocktail.


  • Ice cubes
  • 2 cups (500 ml) of unflavoured sugar-free kombucha
  • Juice of 1 lime, plus a few lime slices for garnish
  • ½ a small cucumber, finely sliced
  • ½ cup of mint leaves


  1. Fill two glasses with ice. Divide the kombucha between glasses, squeeze in the lime juice and stir to combine.
  2. Top with cucumber slices, mint leaves, and a slice of lime to serve.

With a festive Mojito Kombucha Mocktail in hand, you’ll want an equally impressive and tasty snack to delight too. Try the CSIRO Low-Carb Diet Easy 100 Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites. They’re easy to make and delicious to eat, with just 2 grams of carbs per serve.

Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites

Serves: 4 | Preparation: 5 mins | Cooking: Nil | Carbs per serve: 2 grams

On the salmon pink kitchen top bench cucumber slices, with cream cheese and seeds and spices sit on a plate with olive oil drizzled over them. Next to the plate is the seed and spice mix in a grey bowl. On the kitchen top bench between the two some of the Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites are laid out too
Be cool as a cucumber when you serve these Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites.


  • 2 teaspoons of poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic granules
  • Pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1 telegraph cucumber cut in to 5 mm thick slices
  • 1/3 cup (85g) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Place the poppy seeds, sesame seeds, garlic granules and chilli flakes in a small bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Place the cucumber slices on a serving plate. Spread the cream cheese over the top, then sprinkle with the seed mix. Drizzle the olive oil over the top and serve.

For more low-carb living meals, snacks, drinks, and tips, try the CSIRO Low-Carb Diet Easy 100, in either paperback or eBook editions.

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