Eating low carb often changes your shopping list significantly. You now have a greater understanding of healthy eating, but supermarket shopping can sometimes feel a bit daunting – especially when you’re scrupulously analysing nutritional values.
As a starting point, we’ve created a list of 7 low carb foods that should be staples in your kitchen cupboards. You can add these to your shopping list each time; they’re great for meal planning and, in some cases, simply snacking on.
Berry nice; fresh or frozen blackberries, raspberries or strawberries provide a sweet treat without overly impacting blood glucose levels. They're also a great source of nutrients, including vitamin C.
Enjoy as a simple snack, or add to salads.
There are many types of cheeses to be enjoyed on a low carb plan; Cheddar and Feta are packed with flavour that lends well to a variety of dishes.
Eggs are nutritional powerhouses! Fry, scramble, poach, boil... the possibilities are endless.
Pecans, Brazils or walnuts make for a great low-carb snack or for sprinkling over salads.
Red bell peppers
Peppers are perfect for roasting, stir-fries, salads, and much more.
Popeye's brawn was attributed to this green, leafy veg. Add raw spinach to salads, lightly sauté in butter, or add to curries, stews, soups and sauces.