Low Carb Menu #5 With Fruit and Yogurt Snacks

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  • 2 (or 3) eggs cooked as you like them
  • 2 slices Canadian bacon
  • 6 medium asparagus spears
  • 1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen (or save them to go with the yogurt snack later)


Snack (morning, afternoon, or evening)

  • 1/2 cup plain, strained yogurt with cultures (see Yogurt Info), flavored with sugar-free syrup such as Da Vinci’s


Nutritional Analysis 40 grams effective carbohydrate, plus 20 grams fiber, 127 grams protein, and about 1700 calories. To lower carb count for very low carb diet phases, or make appropriate for South Beach Phase One, eliminate fruit, which subtracts 13 grams effective carbohydrate and 4 grams fiber.

Note: Calories can be varied by adding and subtracting protein and fat, or, if your particular carbohydrate needs vary from this, by changing amounts of carbohydrate foods. All menus have essentially all essential vitamins and minerals except for calcium and Vitamin D. “Essentially” means that one particular vitamin might be a bit under one day or another. For the most part, these menus far exceed the minimum requirements. Some menus have a lower carb option. My analysis of the nutrients other than carbs does not include this option.

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