My Low Carb Plate – Meat, Fruit, Veggie
My Low Carb Plate is a section on our recipes that will feature a plate that displays different foods you can eat while low carbing. Although you may eat very few veggies or fruits up to the first two weeks of starting this diet, it is smart to add in some fiber with these whole foods once you’ve gotten a good start on low carbing. The key is to find low glycemic fruits and vegetables that will not send your blood sugar soaring. Here is one sample.
- 2-3 ounces Chicken Monterey with Crispy Bacon
- 1/2 cup mixed fresh berries
- 1 tomato slice
Now, technically, the tomato is a fruit, but for the purposes of this plate, we are counting it as a veggie. I do not recommend this all the time as too many tomatoes can cause a blood sugar rise for some people. Notice that I limited mine to a few dices on top of the chicken and one tomato slice.
The meat should not be breaded in any way. Watch all marinades and BBQ sauces as most are swimming in sugar. Your goal is zero carbs or as close to as possible.
Berries are one of the few fruits that do not raise my blood sugar. However, even then, I always eat them with a protein source. This helps keep my blood sugar balanced. If you are concerned about diabetes or blood sugar levels, buy a small home monitor and start tracking how different foods impact your blood sugar.
Other fruits or combos I’ve been able to eat include:
- Apples with peanut butter (look for natural pb or pb with few added sugars and carbs. Peter Pan is one of the better commercial creamy ones, but I try to go for the natural pb instead)
What I absolutely cannot eat:
Both of these fruits send my blood sugar soaring, no matter with a protein source or not. This may or may not be the case for you. Most low carb diets suggest you stay away from th