Which Veggies Are Keto? Here's Our List of Low Carb Vegetables for You

Are you wondering how to figure out which veggies are Keto Diet friendly and are low carb vegetables? We have searched high and low to find all the low carb vegetables that you can eat on your keto diet. There are even a few you might not have ever tried.

Yes, I know technically tomatoes are fruit but we'll count them as a low carb veggie :) 

Yes, I know technically tomatoes are fruit but we'll count them as a low carb veggie :) 

Let's start out with a general guideline for spotting low carb vegetables without even looking up their carb count.  

Above Ground Veggies

Vegetables growing above ground such as kale, cucumber, green beans etc can be eaten often and add great nutrients and fiber to your keto diet.

 

Root Veggies

Vegetables that are growing underground such as carrots and potatoes are high in carbs and should be avoided. There are of course some exceptions to both of those rules such as peas which have 21 carbs per cup yikes! And radishes which only have .1 net carbs per radish.

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Here is our list of Low Carb Vegetables:

Note: this is a working list which we will be adding to as we come across more to add.

  • Artichoke
  • Arugula 
  • Asparagus 
  • Avocado all varieties
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Beet greens
  • Bell Peppers all varieties
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli all varieties including rabe, Calabrese etc...
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage all varieties including green, red, purple, napa, savoy etc...
  • Callard greens
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Endive
  • Fiddlehead
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Green beans
  • Hot Peppers all varieties including jalapenos, Anaheim, banana etc...
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce all varieties including butter lettuce,  iceberg, romaine etc...
  • Mushrooms all varieties including shiitake, brown, white, cremini etc...
  • Mustard greens
  • Onions all varieties including yellow, white, red, etc...
  • Olives all varieties
  • Okra
  • Radishes
  • Radicchio
  • Shallots
  • Snap pea
  • Snow pea
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts all varieties including bean, radish, alfalfa etc...
  • Squash blossoms
  • Summer squash including crookneck, yellow, pattypan etc...
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomatoes all varieties
  • Watercress
  • Wax Beans
  • Wheatgrass
  • Zucchini

 

I hope this helps you when looking for something to make for dinner. We will be adding to this list. If you can think of more please comment and I will be sure to add it to the list. 

xo April

Intermittent Fasting: What Is It AND Why Should I Try It On A Keto Diet?

If you're new to the low carb keto diet or way of eating you may have heard a few people in one of the low carb keto facebook groups mention intermittent fasting. 

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Intermittent Fasting: What Is It AND Why Should I Try It On A Keto Diet?

Simply put intermittent fasting is going 12-16 hours between eating your last meal or bite of food at the end of a day until you eat again the next day. 

It isn't a hard and fast rule that you have to practice intermittent fasting on a low carb keto diet but it does help some people get past weight loss stalls.  If you're like me and you just don't like to eat breakfast skipping breakfast ends up being a natural way of intermittent fasting. 

But what if I hate fasting or if I can't go more than 4 hours without eating? 

When you are in ketosis you are a fat fueled body.  Your liver converts fats including your own body fat into ketones which are your fuel rather than glucose aka sugar.  Since you are no longer on a sugar roller coaster you will find you won't be as hungry or feel that starving feeling you do when you're a carb/sugar fueled body.  It will be much easier to fast.

How does intermittent fast help me?

Cell Rejuvenation: There are several benefits of fasting, one thing that has struck me as amazing is how the body works at being efficient. When you fast your body dumps all the cells that aren't functioning at their best including cancer cell formation.  It also helps rejuvinate nerve cells. All cells in the body! When you come out of your fast the body replaces those cells with fresh healthy new ones. 

Fat for Fuel: According to Dr Mercola, " Intermittent fasting helps reset your body to use fat as its primary fuel, and mounting evidence confirms that when your body becomes adapted to burning FAT instead of sugar as its primary fuel, you dramatically reduce your risk of chronic disease"

Have your tried intermittent fasting? What do you think? Did it help you? Did you notice a difference in the way you feel and look? 

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