With low carb foods being so great for almost any diet, just which ones are best and how easy is it to include them in your weekly shopping?
If like me your mind goes blank when you're doing in the store trying to choose healthy foods & products, we've compiled a printable list that you can use time and time again.
Foods are grouped in the same way as your supermarket, in groups, to help make picking out the right foods easier.
No need to take your carb counter to the store with you or even make a meal plan, these store cupboard ingredients will ensure that you can always put a quick meal together.
We're being urged to eat five portions of fruit & vegetables a day for our health.
Of course, you can also add herbs such as parsley, basil for additional flavour to any dish.
Foods that are high in protein can help provide energy for those on a low carb diet, but do ensure that you have sufficient carbs to prevent the risk of ketosis.
Though these are low carb, you may need to eat some shell fish in moderation, as some can raise your cholesterol.
Due to their high fat content, all dairy products should be eaten in moderation in any healthy diet.
Enjoy trying new types of tea, such as Lady Grey, fruit teas and green teas, especially those high in antioxidants.
If you're into snacking, then buy a range of nuts & seeds to nibble on during the day.
Nuts & Seeds
Always eat in moderation.
You can download & save this Low Carb Shopping List PDF to your computer, print it out and take it with you when grocery shopping.
If you're new to the low carb diet, here's some easy foods to include in your menu plans:-
Breakfast Cereal - porridge made without milk is surprisingly tasty, drizzled with honey topping . Check the boxes for high fiber cereals to see which is lowest in carbs per portion.
Meat & fish - but serve with freshly cooked vegetables
Soups - especially homemade
Vegetarian Meals - especially indian foods
Dark Chocolate - 70% and above, one or two squares is just perfect for much-needed treats
Desserts - try a bowlful of fresh fruit, with a dollop of yoghurt or creme fraiche
Diabetic recipes for cookies - ideas for cooking healthy low sugar cookies
Healthy Christmas recipes - find recipes for low fat holiday dinners and food
The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin