So you’re ready to start a low carb diet but no idea what are the some of the best foods to eat to get results? I get it, that’s why I have put together 7 bets foods for low carb diets.
Maybe you already have some knowledge, but you’re after a little more inspiration!
Whichever it may be I have listed help you get on track and boost your low carb diet journey.
There are many great low carb foods out there but these are some of my personal favorites and definitely some of the most effective!
Whether I am sitting in front of my laptop working all day, or spent a few hours doing high intensity exercise, these 7 best foods for low carb diets definitely help me reach and maintain my body goals.
I like to stick to a 95% whole food diet so I can maintain a lean, strong and healthy physique.
So whether you’re just starting your low carb journey, or been doing it for a while, these are some foods I highly recommend be added to your shopping list!
Spinach is an extremely low carb, low calorie leafy green vegetable loaded with nutrients and antioxidants.
Eating spinach may also benefit eye health reduce oxidative stress and may prevent cancer.
Spinach goes well in so many dishes, and is just as delicious both cooked and raw.
Add wilted spinach to eggs, Quiche, stir fry, hummus, salad… the list is never ending!
I grow my own spinach and try to include it into my meals as often as I can.
The only way I ever liked cauliflower growing up was if it were smothered in cheese sauce!
I hated being served plain boiled cauliflower and rightly so.
But as i’ve grown i’ve learned ways to turn this pretty boring veggie as a child into a really tasty food!
Add some herbs and spices, chop it into one large flap piece or smaller bite size chunks and either bake or lightly pan fry in some olive oil, just enough so its not completely raw but still crunchy!
Another way to add cauliflower to your meals is by making cauliflower rice.
Using cauliflower rice instead or normal white or brown rice is a great way to lower your carb intake and help you lose weight.
Eggs are a very inexpensive high quality source of protein.
The majority of the protein is found in the egg white, although both the white and yolk are rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
They are a rich source of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper.
Besides your typical poached, scrambled or boiled eggs, they are a very versatile ingredient to be used in cooking.
Here are some great healthy egg recipes for inspiration.
I like to make my own protein shake using 1 raw egg, 1/2 banana, 1 tsp almond butter, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 tsp chia seeds and a pinch of cinnamon.
Zucchini is another low carb, low calorie vegetable (actually a fruit) that can be added to so many dishes and used in multiple ways.
It can even be used as a replacement for pasta!
Zucchini noodles are a much healthier option and FAR lower in carbs than regular pasta, their is no comparison!
One of my favorite ways to eat zucchini is to roughly chop it ad pan fry with a small amount of olive oil and some other veggies such as mushrooms, capsicum and red onion.
Add a little garlic powder or fresh garlic and lightly drizzle some lite balsamic over the top.
Chicken breast is not only high in protein and low in fat, but it is a great source of selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, and niacin.
Bare in mind, chicken skin is extremely high in fat so consuming chicken with the skin on, although it could be tastier for some, will really bump up the calories!
Another one of my favorite low-carb foods that is extremely versatile and easy to meal prep with.
Now these are one of my favorite foods out of the 7 best foods for low carb diets.
Avocado’s are incredibly nutritious and often referred to as a superfood.
They contain high amounts of potassium, even more than bananas and are high in healthy fats.
Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fiber, so there are only 2 “net” carbs.
Avocado is great to add to salads, guacamole (main ingredient), I often eat it by its self, add to scrambled eggs… the list goes on.
A very nutritious low carb food to add to your list!
Mushrooms are rich in the B vitamin group – riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid.
This combination helps promote better heart health.
Mushrooms also contain a powerful antioxidant called selenium, which helps to support the immune system and prevent damage to cells and tissues.
Add mushrooms to any dish including quiche, stir fry, bun less burgers, cauliflower-based pizza, zucchini pasta, and loads more.
They are extremely low in carbs and calories and are super tasty which is why it makes my list of best low carb foods!
So there you go!
I hope these 7 best foods for low carb diets can help give you some inspo to create some delicious lo carb recipes and boost your weight loss journey.
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