Low Carb Foods

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Meat and Poultry

Any type or cut of meat is fine. For the best health, choose grass-fed or organic meats, avoiding antibiotic, pesticide and grain residues.

  • Chicken (whole or parts)
  • Beef steaks 
  • Bacon No Added  Sugar, Try to find the All Natural No Preservatives. 
  • Ham  No Sugar Cured, make your own Low Carb Glaze
  • Sausage (Try to stay All Natural, fresh processed Sausage can be loaded with Sugars)
  • Pork loin
  • Pork chops
  • Pork steaks
  • Pork or beef ribs
  • Beef or pork roasts
  • Ground beef
  • Ground turkey

Deli Meat

Good in a pinch and better than higher carb alternatives.

  • Cold cuts such as turkey breast and pastrami (Check for added sugars.)
  • Pepperoni sticks or slices
  • Salami and bologna
  • Prosciutto

Seafood

Any type of seafood is fine- except imitation crab meat. Make sure to check the labels if you’re buying any frozen varieties.

Omega 3 fat levels are higher in wild caught seafood.

  • Fresh or frozen, easy-to-peel shrimp
  • Fresh or frozen fish
  • Tuna in oil or water
  • Fresh or canned salmon
  • Fresh or frozen scallops
  • Crab

Dairy Products 

Do Not go for the LOW FAT, Full Fat is best.

  • Eggs
  • Heavy cream
  • Sour cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Butter
  • Cheese (Hard cheeses such as cheddar and Parmesan.)
  • Cheese (Soft cheeses such Muenster and Farmer’s.)
  • Greek Yogurt (Choose plain, full fat and aim for less than 7 net carbs per serving.)

Low Carb Vegetables

Vegetables are a main event on any low carb foods list. Low carb veggies replace sugary side dishes and add incredible variety to meals.

  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cucumbers
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Lettuce (Large leaves act as the “bread” for sandwiches.)
  • Leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale
  • Onions and garlic (for flavorful cooking)
  • Sprouts for salads
  • Summer squash such as zucchini

Fruits

Fruits are an optional item on your low carb grocery list. They can be added once your weight and health are stable.

Some people can handle the sugar in fruit and still be healthy and slim, others can’t.

Not sure which fruits are low carb enough? Here are 43 low carb fruits with 1 to 10 net carbs per serving to enjoy.

  • Choose fresh, local fruit in season and stick to berries which are lower in sugar.
  • Eat fresh fruit with a fat (peanut butter, whipped cream, cheese). It slows the blood sugar spike.
  • Try avocados: A great snack with lemon juice or balsamic, or make guacamole for dipping low carb veggies.

Nuts and Seeds (I do Caution you Guys on The Nuts, they are great, but DO-NOT overdo!)

  • Nuts: Almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, and especially macadamia nuts (Nuts last longer if you freeze them.)
  • Seeds: Sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds

Random Snacks

  • Pork rinds (Crushed, these are a good substitute for bread crumbs.)
  • Beef jerky or beef sticks

Please see more in  PANTRY

special thanks to: Low Carbe Diem for the Low Carb List.

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