Although there are a lot of low carb recipes available through my free 7 day low carb diet crash course, I thought it might be useful for you to use the following list as a certain “go-to” guide when working out what foods to pick up on your next shopping trip, or when just mooching your cupboards in the evening!
If you’d like some specific low carb recipes then I’d recommend you sign up for my free 7 day course which will not only give you a ton of low carb recipes but will also provide you with some essential “survivor” tips for the early (and later) stages of any low carb diet you might be trying out.
I would say some of the things I cover are lesser known and to be honest, pretty darn essential for a successful low carb diet… you know, the sort of diet plan that doesn’t fall to peices like it often does for the everyday dieting folk. Hey, it’s free and it’s useful. Each course is provided via email so you don’t have to keep visiting websites each day.
Low carb diets – here’s the sorts of foods you can eat:
# Celery with peanut butter
# Celery with tuna salad
# Hard boiled eggs
# Deviled eggs
# Dill pickles and cheddar cheese (no kidding, it’s a great combo)
# 1/4 cup berries with 1/3 cup cottage cheese
# Nuts (keep raw ones in the freezer if you think you’ll overeat them)
# Sunflower seeds (get them in the shell so it will take longer to eat them)
# Other seeds (How to Toast Pumpkin or Squash Seeds)
# Low-Carb Trail Mix
# Jerky (beef or turkey — try to find low-sugar varieties)
# Low-carb shakes
# Cheese sticks, such as string cheese
# Sugar-free Jello, alone or with cottage cheese and a sprinkling of nuts
# Make sugar-free lime Jello with part coconut milk – for a large package, dissolve the powder in a cup of boiling water, add a can of coconut milk, and then add the rest of the water. Stir well.
# Cheese with a few apple slices
# 4-ounce plain or sugar-free yogurt with berries and flax seed meal
# Smoked salmon and cream cheese on cucumber slices
# Lettuce Roll-ups – roll luncheon meat, egg salad, tuna or other filling and veggies in lettuce leaves
# Lunch Meat Roll-ups – roll cheese or veggies in lunch meat (read the labels for carbs on the lunch meat)
# Spread bean dip, spinach dip, or other low-carb dip or spread on the lunch meat or lettuce and then roll it up
# Raw veggies and spinach dip, or other low-carb dip
# Pork rinds, with or without dip
# Ricotta cheese with fruit and/or nuts and/or flax seed meal
# Mushrooms with cheese spread inside (or other spreads or dips)
# Low-carb snack bars (watch out for sugar alcohols, especially maltitol)
# Product Review: Atkins Advantage Bars
# Pepperoni Chips – Microwave pepperoni slices until crisp — great with cheeses and dips
# Garlic Parmesan Flax Seed Crackers
# Parmesan Crisps — Good when you want a crunchy snack.
# Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Be careful to avoid breaded meats (including “breaded from within” dishes like meatloaf) and meats served with high carb sauces.
Atkins points out that mussels and oysters have carbs, so be sure to count them.
Some organ meats contain carbohydrates. Atkins recommends limiting organ meats to 4 oz. per day. One ounce of raw beef liver has about 1 gram of carbohydrate – one ounce cooked has 1.4 grams.
Be aware that hams and luncheon meats often have added sugars – check the labels or have the deli worker do it.
Limit consumptions of processed meats, especially with nitrites (hot dogs, bacon, etc).
Fruits lowest in sugar:
Strawberries (more about berries on low carb diets)
These are fairly high in sugar:
The following fruits are very high in sugar and generally going to be very infrequent visitors to the low carb diet: