Low-Carb Vegetables List

The Best and Worst Vegetables on a Low-Carb Diet

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Most vegetables are encouraged on low-carb diets. If you are considering using organic vegetables, check out this list of which fruits and vegetables have the most and least pesticides to help you guide your choices.

Quick Tip to Help You Remember Which Veggies Have the Most and Least Carbs

Low-Carb Vegetables

This list is roughly arranged from lowest to highest carbohydrate per serving, but most are non-starchy and generally low in carbohydrates.

The exact carb count depends on serving size. Remember when counting carbs in vegetables that the fiber is not counted, and can be subtracted from the total. For more information about each vegetable, including carbs, calories, glycemic index, and recipes, click on the vegetables that have a link.

    Starchy (High Carb) Vegetables

    The main vegetables to be avoided when reducing carbohydrates are the starchier and sweeter vegetables:

    Need Help Adding Vegetables to Your Diet? Try These Ideas

    Most people double or triple the amount of vegetables they eat when they change to a low-carb diet.  If you aren't used to eating a lot of veggies, here is some help.

    Part of the reason people who follow a low-carb way of eating eat so many vegetables is because we often eat vegetables instead of starch.  For example, try these low-carb substitutes for starchy foods:

    Mashed Cauliflower

    Cauliflower "Rice"

    How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

    Zucchini Noodles

    Cauliflower "Potato" Salad

    People on low-carb diets also tend to eat more salads.  For example, instead of a chicken sandwich, you can have the chicken on top of a salad.

      Check Out:

    Low-Carb Taco Salad

    Thai-Style Chicken Salad

    Low-Carb Salads from Around the World

    More Low-Carb Salads and Salad Dressings

    Here's More Vegetable Help

    10 Tips for Quick Ways to Get Vegetables on the Table

    Low-Carb Vegetable Recipes (such as this Easy Spinach Casserole)

    Low-Carb Side Dishes (such as Low-Carb Cole Slaw)

    What about Fruit?  Check Out:

    Low-Carb Fruit List

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