I get asked all the time what are the staples in my refrigerator to keep me on my Low Carb Lifestyle. Believe me there are things in there at definitely shouldn’t be in there but I try to keep a variety of the good stuff to eat so I won’t want to put the bad stuff in the refrigerator. All of these things can be found in a regular grocery store. I don’t go anywhere special to get my groceries. Here is a healthy list of my main dietary essentials:
Lots of people eat beans, but I am not a bean eater. I would say eat them sparingly. Beans also include lots of carbohydrates.
Vegetables: This list changes as the season changes. Summer months include Cauliflower and more eggplant than the winter months. Frozen versions of these things work great in soup with our favorite protein.
Dark Greens – Kale, Spinach, Broccoli, Collard Greens, Mustard Greens, Romaine or Green Leaf lettuce, Arugula
Berries (all forms)
I would add Full Fat Milk to this list but I am allergic. But if you are good with it…..go for it!
Half and Half
Full Fat Cottage Cheese
Full Fat Sour Cream
Full Fat Cheese
Fats and Oils:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sesame or Peanut Oil
Any protein that is included in the fresh protein list
Any frozen vegetable on the fresh vegetable list
Any frozen berry on the fresh berry list
Nuts and Seeds:
Any kind you like, just don’t make them honey roasted!
Any vegetable listed on the Fresh/Frozen list
Mustard (any variety, except honey mustard)
Spices (any with less than 1 gram of sugar)
Peanut Butter (Natural, no added sugar)
Any variety of fresh herbs
Any variety of dry spices (being mindful of sodium and sugar content)
Oh yeah and coffee and splenda or I won’t make it through the day!
Now that I’ve bombarded you with information. Did you find it helpful? I really hope so….
Happy Low Carbing!
Thought for this week: You are what you eat, so don’t be cheap, fast, easy or fake! HA!