You’ll notice my fridge has some healthy, fresh veggies, various options for protein, and some handy low carb “hacks” (check out those low carb tortillas on the bottom left!).
- Arrabiata sauce (with ground beef added)
- Plain Greek yogurt (avoid any type of flavor or sweetener, whether it’s sweetened with real sugar or artificial sweetener)
- Almond butter
- Tzaziki dip (made with plain Greek yogurt
Veggies and Produce:
- Broccoli florets
- English cucumber
- Spinach (great for salads to take to work)
- Lemons (for tzaziki and to add to water)
- Pear (for spinach salad)
Low carb substitute:
- Low carb tortillas
- Low carb Carbquik biscuits (in red container, bottom, center)
- Ground beef for nachos made with low carb tortillas
- Ground lamb for a Greek style meal (cucumber, tomato, spinach, feta)
- CarbSmart ice cream bars
- Protein powder
- Canned chicken for chicken salad
What’s NOT in my fridge/kitchen:
- Regular bread (hamburger buns, hot dog buns, sandwich bread, bagels, etc.) There are great low carb alternatives available at http://www.greatlowcarb.com/.
- Cookies, cakes, crackers
- Regular tortillas
- Regular ice cream
- Regular breadcrumbs
- Jam or jelly
- Flavored yogurt
I naturally prefer salty foods over sweet treats, which I feel gives me an advantage in making a low carb regimen. Sweets can be replaced with fruit (canteloupe, blueberries, and pomegranate seeds are a healthy choice!) or spices (cinnamon on some plain Greek yogurt lends lots of flavor), whereas salty is harder to replicate.
Burgers are totally in my wheelhouse, I just serve them by themselves or wrapped in iceberg lettuce. While eating out, you can request your burger on a lettuce wrap or just remove the bun yourself and eat it with a knife and fork. Use a Veggetti to make pasta out of zucchini, or just use spaghetti squash. Cauliflower can be food processed into a rice substitute, plus it can be roasted to sub in for potatoes. Almond butter can replace jam or jelly. All in all, whatever your go-to foods and meals may be, you can find ways to reduce your carb “footprint”, if you will.