When I’m not traveling, I do cook at home. Not a lot, but some – and definitely more than I did prior to eating low carb. 😉
When I shared the grocery cart photo below on Facebook, one of my friends was interested in a low carb food list -or my basic weekly groceries for a low carb diet.
As you’ll see, I’m still very much into “convenience foods”. If I’m cooking at all, its quick & easy!
In this particular cart is Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup, 2 pounds of ground beef chuck, a cucumber, fresh mushrooms, frozen broccoli, pecan halves, a bag of broccoli slaw, and pre-cooked steak & chicken strips (like you would use in fajitas)…
To give you an idea what a typical low carb food list looks like for me, here are some of the staples in my weekly grocery trips. Actually, I rarely shop on a schedule – so I just pop in and grab stuff (then get out of there as quick as possible LOL – I don’t really care for shopping):
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Sugar Free Flavored Coffee Syrups
- Ground Beef
- Bagged Caesar Salad
- Bagged Broccoli Slaw
- Iceberg Lettuce
- Pre-made Pulled Pork
- Pre-cooked Fajita meat (chicken & steak)
- Frozen Broccoli
- Frozen Cauliflower
- Frozen Chopped Spinach
- Mozzarella String Cheese
- Shredded Cheese
- Pecans & Almonds
- Palamer Sugar Free Blackberry & Raspberry Preserves
- Smuckers Natural Organic Peanut Butter
- Diet Coke
- Bottled Water
- Sugar Free Candy
- Fresh Strawberries
- Deli meat: turkey, ham, roast beef
- Caesar Dressing
- Soy Sauce
- Mayo, Mustard & Butter
- Dill Relish
- Dill Pickles
- Green Olives
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Canned Green Beans
- Canned Tuna
- Smoked Salmon
- Crab Legs
- Pork Skins
- Garlic & Herb Cheese Spread
- Sugar Free Jello
That’s my basic low carb food list off the top of my head. I’m a creature of habit, so I tend to find things I like and stick to those. The foods above give me quite a few combinations to eat and snack on throughout the week.
I like the traditional sausage & eggs, but I also like to cook sausage like I would ground beef – then add in mushrooms and parmesan cheese for a quick & easy one-skillet meal (right).
I also use the broccoli slaw, add a tablespoon of butter and sliced mushrooms, and make a quick stir fry with it.
Often I’ll add chicken with one or both of those ingredients for another easy dinner. I love the pre-cooked chicken & steak strips, and often flavor the skillet of meat & veggies with soy sauce. In this photo I have steamed broccoli topped with (lots of) parmesan on the side:
As you can see, I eat super easy and keep it convenient. I like tuna salad with string cheese & green olives on the side for an easy lunch. String cheese & pecans for a simple snack. Crab legs, cucumber salad & steamed broccoli for a nice dinner (done in minutes!). Ham, cheese & spinach makes a great omelet. Fried eggs when I just want a quick breakfast.
I don’t really plan my meals. I just eat what I want, when I want…
What’s on YOUR low carb food list??