About us

Here at Low Carb Life we’re all about helping you cut the carbs without feeling like you’re missing out on all the good stuff. Rather than having to restrict what you eat, Low Carb Life dry mixes provide you with delicious alternatives for everyday food like bread so it’s easier for you to stick to a low carbohydrate lifestyle. With Low Carb Life you can even indulge your sweet tooth thanks to our delicious brownie and muffin dry mixes.

Low Carb Life is for anyone looking to reduce their carbohydrate intake whether it’s to lose weight and gain energy, help manage diabetes, or as part of a keto or lazy keto diet. Anyone can enjoy our dry mixes because, who doesn’t love tasty food that’s easy to make?

Low Carb Life is all about real life. We get that sticking to a low carbohydrate diet can be hard. What do you have for lunch when you can’t just grab a sandwich? (And, besides, you really love bread!) What’s a birthday party if you can’t enjoy the cake? You want low carb food that is quick and easy to make and tastes good. That’s where we come in. Low Carb Life is all about fitting in with your lifestyle.

We know it works because it all started from personal experience. Low Carb Life founder Philippa Helm was brought up on a farm with parents who loved to cook and a nan who loved to bake so good food has always been part of her lifestyle. It has also led to a successful career, starting with her food trailer, Pips Kitchen.

Creating and serving up delicious food was a dream job, but the downside for Philippa was that she was gaining weight and finding it harder to lose it the older she got. Keen to get back to a healthier size but unwilling to sacrifice her tastebuds, Philippa was inspired by celebrity NZ chef Simon Gault and his journey to lose weight to manage his type 2 diabetes. She completed Gault’s course online and had soon made a successful switch to a low carb lifestyle, losing 20kg. Her clothes began to fit better and she had a whole lot more energy.

Friends started to notice the difference and wondered how they could get the same results. They’d tried before to cut the carbs but found it too time consuming to make special recipes and didn’t like cooking that much either. Philippa’s solution was to develop a range of dry mixes for her friends which not only took the hassle out of cooking but even made low carb bread taste good and put brownies back on the menu!

What began as a personal journey has developed into a rewarding business and Philippa is delighted that her Low Carb Life dry mixes have become an everyday choice for others wanting to follow their own low carb lifestyle.