Carb Counters - What are your "go to" foods?
06-13-2013, 06:16 PM
I've lost 23 pounds since February limiting carbs. I'm not super low carb, just shooting for around 100 g of carbs a day or so, and that seems to do the trick. I'm getting into a bit of a rut, so wanted to get some ideas from some other low carbers out there to see what your go to foods - for either meals or snacks - are so I can mix it up a bit.
Some of my staples over the last few months:
- mashed cauliflower with cream cheese and/or butter
- cottage cheese
- carrots and hummus (homemade or store-bought)
- nut butters right off the spoon
- raw almonds and sunflower seeds (I keep them in my desk drawer)
- cold lentil salad with lots of veggies
- beans with salsa and avocado
- omelette with whatever veggies are on hand
- egg salad either on its own or over greens
- greek yogurt with berries and flax seed, chia seed and cacao nibs
- apple slices and nut butter
- grilled or baked salmon
- canned tuna
A pretty good list, and tasty stuff, but I'd like to branch out. Ideas?
06-13-2013, 07:08 PM
aged cheddar cheese sticks
portabello mushrooms (as replacements for buns)
seize the day
06-14-2013, 05:48 PM
Hard boiled eggs
Tortilla-less taco: ground beef or chorizo, lettuce, salsa, cheese, sour cream avocado
Cucumber salad: Sliced cucumbers and red onion with dressing (sour cream, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper)
buffalo chicken thighs: Chicken cooked in buffalo sauce with celery and ranch/blue cheese dressing on the side
Mashed cauliflower OR mashed turnips with butter/sour cream etc.
06-18-2013, 02:13 PM
for a quick mini pizza:
a low carb tortilla topped with a simple marinara sauce (no added sugar), mozerella cheese, and turkey peperoni (and sometimes onion, green peppers).
for an easy dessert:
ricotta cheese with splenda and either almond extract or natural peanut butter
I really want to do that cucumber salad!
06-21-2013, 09:07 AM
all nuts :)
apples - - I know not super low carb but I just love them!
07-05-2013, 01:01 AM
Big train low carb vanilla frappuccino
Spinach dip with celery
Hummus with vegetables
Eta: I am also loving Liberty 5carb yogurt with a bit of vanilla and a drop of liquid Splenda
08-19-2013, 04:18 AM
This is my second time around, and from what I remember I always kept Beef Sausage (the kind you get on a party tray) in my locker at work, or in my car during the winter, for random cravings.
I love metRX protein bars, the carb conscious ones are full of hidden sugar, but the regular ones with advertised 1-2g sugar are acceptable.
Bacon wrapped chicken with homemade Alfredo and spaghetti squash.
Tuna, lots of tuna. can be made many different ways, and the ONLY fish I can stand.
I also made sugar free chocolate peanut butter pudding pie, with coconut crust, for the times I absolutely had to have something sweet.
Experiment! If you are any good at cooking, start throwing together different combinations and see which you like!
08-19-2013, 07:52 PM
I've been eating wheat-free low-carb since January and basically my diet is "normal" except I have almost entirely eliminated pasta/bread/rice/potatoes etc. and I calorie count to control my portions. It really makes my weekly food planning simple - whatever I want but not the carby stuff. And I've discovered some great substitutes for the things I've eliminated - mashed cauliflower, cauliflower "rice", z'oodles (zucchini noodles), etc.
09-20-2013, 02:36 PM
I like to mix foods a lot. I'll put fruit such as sliced apples or peaches or cucumbers mixed in to my cottage cheese. I eat a lot of soup (now that it's getting cold outside) and lettuce wraps.
If I'm feeling a little hungry I'll have a slice or two of turkey.
09-22-2013, 10:29 AM
*roasted salted almonds
*water with fresh lemon juice
11-20-2013, 04:40 PM
pepperoni and cream cheese
hard cooked eggs
cream (especially nice in diet A&W root beer)
11-21-2013, 03:15 AM
This thread is a good idea - one thing that helps me is focusing on the low-carb foods I really enjoy.
Staples of my diet :
- salad w homemade blue cheese dressing (I love it on crunchy iceberg but I try to eat organic and organic iceberg is hard to find)
- raw grass-fed butter
- cream (grass fed small producer) - but I'm trying to moderate my consumption a bit it's very high calorie
- cream cheese - same, trying to cut back consumption
- cheese - I live in France and one of the great treats here is cheese! (Again, trying to limit consumption)
I'd like to revisit this thread with a list of the main dishes I make all the time - will try to remember to do that.
11-21-2013, 08:43 PM
Chia Seed pudding made with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and 2 tbsp frozen blueberries
Hard cheeses (Gruyere, Dubliner, Emmentaler)
Eggs, especially fritattas
Bel gioioso fresh mozzarella
green and black 85% dark chocolate
11-26-2013, 06:00 PM
My Favorites are Cottage Cheese with chive,uncooked broccolli,salad or cantaloupe :D