10 Best Low Carb Vegetables to Keep On Hand

Keeping a large variety of low carb vegetables on hand is a great way to make sure that you always have access to healthy snacks and meal ingredients that won’t make you feel sluggish, and won’t inflame your body or make it hard to lose weight. Modernize suggests storing the following 10 Best Low Carb Vegetables to Keep On Hand around your kitchen to ensure you have quick access to a vast range of options anytime you need to fuel up:

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Bell Peppers

One medium pepper has just 7 grams of carbs and 31 calories. They also contain loads of vitamin C and encourage collagen production. Slice one to use as chips with salsa or hummus.

Eggplant

This beautiful low carb veggie is meaty in texture and soaks up seasonings well, making it a perfect replacement for heavy meat ingredients in stir-fries, soups, and casseroles. They’re low in calories and full of minerals, so you’d be hard-pressed to eat too much.

Celery

Weighing in at only six calories and about one gram of carbs per stalk, you can’t go wrong with adding plenty of celery to your snacks, meals, and side dishes. Eat celery to help rid your body of excess water.

Asparagus

Low in sodium and carbs, asparagus is a great side dish that provides a healthy dose of potassium with each serving and helps reduce bloating after mealtime. Grill, steam, or sauté asparagus with a little garlic for a simple yet tasty dish.

Cauliflower

Whether raw, steamed, or roasted, cauliflower is impressively filling and can kill the munchies after enjoying just a couple stalks. It’s full of fiber, low in carbs, and inexpensive, and it makes an awesome replacement for higher carb foods like rice.

Broccoli

Broccoli is full of fiber and water yet low in carbohydrates, so it will keep you feeling full without all the bulk that carbs tend to deliver. Stick to steaming when you want cooked broccoli, as stir-frying and boiling it may cook away some of its nutrients. 

Jicama

If you’re a fan of potatoes yet want to avoid the carbs that come with them, jicama may be just what you need. You can cook jicama as you would potatoes or use them raw to create healthy versions of things dishes such as potato salad—you’ll still benefit from the same array or nutrients potatoes offer, and then some. 

Romaine

Full of important nutrients, romaine lettuce makes a great crunchy base for salads and can be used as taco shells too! This might green is also rich in folate, which should help to keep you maintain high energy levels throughout the day. 

Spinach

Spinach has chlorophyll and tons of iron. It basically doesn’t taste like anything when added to smoothies, and can be used instead of lettuce for salads or to top your burger, add it to eggs or suet it with garlic and onions as a side to any meal. I always make sure I have at least 1 if not 2 big containers of organic spinach on hand. This one is the top of my 10 Best Low Carb Vegetables to Keep On Hand.

Sprouts

Not only are sprouts super low in carbohydrates, but they happen to contain a powerhouse of protein and phytonutrients, which makes them one of the healthiest veggie options you can keep stocked in the kitchen. Use alfalfa, broccoli, or mung bean sprouts to stuff your burritos and sandwiches, or make a huge salad and designate sprouts as the star.

What’s best about this list of 10 Best Low Carb Vegetables to Keep On Hand is that they’re all affordable, which should make it easier than ever to plan a healthy week of eating no matter your budget.

Check out how to incorporate some of these 10 Best Low Carb Vegetables to Keep On Hand here!

What are your Top10 Best Low Carb Vegetables to Keep On Hand? We’d love to here about it in your comments below.

Here’s to your health, wealth and happiness.

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11 Low Carb Desserts To Lose Weight

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When you’re first starting a low carb diet you may be craving sugar like crazy! These 11 Low Carb Desserts To Lose Weight can help to curb those cravings in the beginning, and heck, let’s face it, you’ll probably love having these go-to 11 Low Carb Desserts To Lose Weight recipes, if you decide to change your way of eating to this way forever. I felt so good and had so much energy when switching to this way of eating, that after I lost the 10 pounds I originally started this diet for, I never wanted to go back to my old way of eating.

The first of the 11 Low Carb Desserts To Lose Weight is…

KETO CHEESECAKE

First of all, hi.

Second of all, help! I can’t stop eating these awesome desserts.

Thirdly, put this in your mouth asap. The only question you need to ask is spoon or fork?

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If you like sweet stuff for breakfast, this is for you. And if you’re open to the idea of cheesecake for breakfast, this has your name written all over it. If you’ve ever taken one breath in this life, this is going to be your favorite cheese cake ever! You can get the recipe for it here.

Low-carb gooey skillet brownie for Two

These brownies did a little number on me.

A little number I like to call didn’t-eat-any-real-food-all-day. Oops!

And how-is-half-the-pan-gone-already, and I’ll-just-even-out-this-row, and maybe-my-neighbor-doesn’t-need-all-four-of-those.

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Here, have another one. Chocolate.  Choc.o.late…brownies! She knows has the recipe and you can get it here. 

MASCARPONE CHEESE MOUSSE AND BERRIES

The good news is that it’s health food!

The better news is, that it’s tasty. Like, go ahead and lick the side of the glass tasty. The bad news… there is none! 

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Check out Low Carb Yum for tons of amazing low carb recipes and this mousse.

Easy Low Carb Coconut Chocolate Bars

There used to be a pan of these Low Carb Coconut Chocolate Bars in my kitchen yesterday.

That was yesterday…. 

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And guess what?  Just guess.  You will never guess what I’m about to tell you, but I want you to guess anyways.  Well, you already know because that is what this post is about!

This chocolate and coconut euphoria is essentially guilt-free!  Essentially!  Like, eat it and get skinny.

Zero Carb Gummy Candy

My 2 year old will do anything for sweets. If I need to get out of the house, I can tell him I’m going out to buy some cake or candy for you and I’ll be right back, and he is okay with it. Leave the house any other way and it’s major melt-down time and he will grab on to me and won’t let me leave. If I use the first tactic and say “Mommy will be right back with candy” his response, “Okay Mommy!” Thats when I come back with some natural spirulina, nut and coconut bon bon, or something like these. Although I don’t like to feed my child aspartame either, so I substitute with a more natural version that you can find here.

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Start making these little gems with this recipe.

ZERO Carb Egg Chips

Hellllooooo, egg lovers! A little less sweet but totally satisfying. 

I love this idea! The best part about this little ol’ egg chip was the flavor. Yum!

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Cheese and eggs… yes please! This is how you make them.

Sugar -Free “Almond Joy” Bars

There is no other name for this besides MY FAVORITE Bars! My favorite, my son’s favorite, my friends’ favorite, our neighbors’ favorite. 

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During my 60 day sugar free challenge, I’ve tried to stay away from baking because it’s usually just a set up for something that used to be really good to become really, really bad, but these are definitely a winner. Find the recipe here if you want this to be your fave too.

High-Protein HEALTHY 1 MINUTE VANILLA CAKE

Can we go to the food feelings zone for a second?

Something about this cake is inherently soul-HEALING. And in the grey-meh-bleh days of winter where you find yourself leaving for work and returning home all in the dark days of winter, depending on where you live of course,  and where everyone and everything is recovering from this cold or that flew, healing is good. Healing is totally necessary. Looking at this cake you just can’t help but be in a festive and happy mood.

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 On an emotional level, it is colorful sprinkle and vanilla love. This super fun cake itself is moist, and mildly sweet. Enjoy this wonderful addition to our 11 Low Carb Desserts To Lose Weight and find the recipe here.

LOW CARB/SUGAR FREE JELLO FLUFF SALAD 

This puffy cream could be an over-the-moon dessert in and of itself.

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See how I did that? That was me melting into an ocean of black cherry creamy whip. Click here for the recipe.

1 MINUTE FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE

Drum roll please! I got inspired on my trip to Bali. There were so many vegan and raw restaurants that did it right, that I wanted to make so many things when I got home from my trip and this was one of the things I really wanted to make that I had tried who I was there. This is not just any chocolate cake. Try more like a perfectly dense and moist flourless (almost) chocolate cake.

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This recipe uses cocoa powder but I like to use Organic Cacao Powder, which I usually just Click here for the recipe because it ships easily, stores easily, and I have a really hard time finding it in the grocery store for some reason. Get the recipe here.

Sugar-Free Red Velvet Cheesecake Truffles

I don’t usually like red velvet anything, but I like these and if you already like red velvety things, you’ll probably LOOOOOOve these.

They taste sinfully delicious, but are the perfect solution to curb your sweet cravings when you are wanting to lose weight.

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Hey my sweet, sweet friends!

I’m talking to the red velvet cheesecake truffle bites, actually. These are my sweetest, most wonderful friends, especially when trying to cut back on the refined sugar sweets and still trying to LOVE LIFE. ♡

But I’m also talking to you, because you’re my sweet friends who love these sweet little red velvet bite friends, as evidenced by this 11 Low Carb Desserts To Lose Weight and how much engagement it’s seen. 

Which one of these is your favorite, or which one will you make first? I would love to hear about it in the comments below. For more dessert inspiration you can check out all of the desserts I’ve featured here.

Here’s to your health, wealth, and happiness!

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