Eating a low-carb diet can be tasty, nutritious and satisfying, and you can prepare a variety of good foods with little or no prep work, making them super easy to enjoy
Vegetables are perfect for this diet, as they are nutritious, and there are many who have less than 5 grams of carbohydrates per serving. For example, green vegetables are full of health benefits, such as chlorophyll, which helps the body produce vitamin E, A and K, and they are easy to prepare and enjoy. They can be steamed, boiled, baked or eaten raw, and you can even spruce them up by splashing on a little olive oil or butter, since carbohydrates, and not a little bit of fat is the enemy. Those with less than 5 carbs per serving include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green beans, spinach, asparagus, cucumber and lettuce.
Other low-carb vegetable options that are nutritious and easy to prepare are carrots and squash, but you should avoid potatoes and corn.
Many fruits contain a lot of sugar, which is converted by the body of carbohydrates, but there are still some that can be eaten in this diet. Berries are the best choice available because they are lower in sugar than other fruit, so choose strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.
Try mixing these fruits into a salad or serve them as a healthy dessert with homemade whipped cream. To make topping, mix heavy whipping cream with 1/2 cup Splenda and a tablespoon of sugar and beat it until it becomes stiff.
To make it easy low-carb meals that contain healthy meat, you can choose canned chicken and tuna packed in oil or, for an even lower-calorie version, packed in water.
When opting for fresh meat, choose sirloin steak cut, which is slimmer, easier to cook, and is generally not as tough as other cuts. Sirloin steaks can be cooked in as little as 10 minutes, depending on the desired temperature.
Pre-cooked meats such as chicken and beef can be found in the grocery store freezer case and can be the basis for a quick meal or a healthy low-carb snacks.
Ground turkey and all kinds of fresh seafood items are also good low-carb choices.
Cheeses that are not low-fat are the best options for a low-carb diet. Choose whole milk instead of skim or 2 percent varieties, such as whole milk versions have less carbohydrates. Also, use heavy whipping cream for coffee instead of creamer or half and half, which is lower in carbohydrates.