Are Pork Rinds Low Carb?

Are pork rinds low carb? Yep! Unlike other crunchy snacks like pretzels, corn chips, popcorn, and potato chips, pork rinds are low carb. In fact, pork rinds are not just low carb, most are actually no carb!

Pork rinds are about 70 percent protein! So, high protein, low carb diet eaters can eat up.

Since pork rinds are actually no carb, the other 30 percent is fat. Therefore, pork rinds are also a good snack for low carb, high fat dieters as well. However, remember that pork rinds do not provide the healthy fats that you can get from low carb nuts.

Pork rinds are a relatively recent low carb diet food that I have introduced into my diet. Therefore, I am excited to share some of my personal pork rinds details and discoveries with you.

Details & Discoveries

Shortly after discovering that pork rinds are low carb, I went out and purchased a small bag of “original” and “hot” pork rinds. Initially, I was so excited to be eating a low carb chip that I did not notice how dry that particular brand is. However, after eating the second and third bag of the original flavored pork rinds, I was on a mission to find a better brand.

Well, let’s just say mission accomplished times three!

I not only found a better brand, but I also discovered a better option! I discovered warm, fresh, and delicious low carb microwave pork rinks! They are so much better than the other brand I had been eating. These low carb pork rinks are light and airy and easy to swallow without needing a glass of water.

Lowrey’s Bacon Curls, Microwave Pork Rinds Combo

In addition, I discovered that this “Hot & Spicy” flavored microwaveable pork rinds brand is not made with the seemingly popular pork rinds yeast ingredient. Most of the bagged and ready to eat “Hot” and “BBQ” flavored pork rinds have torula yeast as an ingredient. This yeast is a no-no for candida sufferers.

However, I found that “original” flavored pork rinds typically only have salt added. You may be thinking, so what? However, this is an important detail for anyone on a low carb diet to improve gut health. So, if you have candida yeast overgrowth and or leaky gut syndrome, check the ingredients before you start munching away on pork rinds.

–In theory, pork rinds should be a healthy snack for someone with a candida yeast overgrowth because animal skin has collagen that can help restore a leaky gut.–

Also, everyone should keep in mind that pork rinds are sodium rich, so be modest and balance your snacks and meals accordingly. Give them a try and let me know what you think of the low carb pork rinds! Please follow this blog for additional low carb snack ideas. This completes the answer for the question: Are Pork Rinds Low Carb?

Low Carb Mexican Salad

A low carb Mexican salad is a real treat for anyone that likes Mexican foods. When I was growing up we only ate Mexican foods to celebrate something significant. However, as an adult I started “celebrating” as often as I could by eating Mexican food a lot more often!

One reason I enjoy this low carb Mexican salad so much is the quick and easy prep. If you run by the store to get fresh ingredients,  your ground beef will be thawed and ready to cook. While the meat is cooking, you can do all of your salad prep with clean hands for this low carb Mexican salad.

Low Carb Mexican Salad

I make it with a few basic ingredients including lettuce, cilantro, green onions, tomatoes, avocados, cheddar cheese and cooked ground beef. I often just use a Mexican seasoning mix to season to ground beef while cooking. Then, I am always sure to drain any excess fat from the meat before adding it to the salad.

In addition to this low carb Mexican salad, you may also like eating Mexican Chicken Salad, Keto Nacho Soup, Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice and Keto Mexican Scrambled Eggs! So, lets jump right to the ingredients and preparations.

Low Carb Mexican Salad

Low Carb Mexican Salad

Delicious low carb Mexican salad.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 5 people
Calories 491 kcal

Ingredients
  

The Meat:

The Salad:

  • 1 Iceberg Lettuce
  • 1 c. Cilantro (Chopped)
  • 1/2 c. Green Onions (Chopped)
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • 2 Avocados
  • 1 Jalapeno (Optional)
  • 3 tbsp. Lime Juice (or Ranch Dressing)
  • 1 c Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Sour Cream (Optional)

Instructions
 

  • Start by seasoning and cooking the ground beef. Drain excess grease and oil.
  • Then continue by cutting the lettuce into bite sized cubes placing them in a large bowl.
  • Next, chop and add the cilantro and green onions to complete a basic salad blend.
  • Dice the roma tomatoes into small cubes. Cut the avocado in half and then slice into cubes after removing skin.
  • Set the diced tomato, cubed avocado, and minced jalapeno aside.
  • Mince enough of the jalapeno to fit your taste.
  • With clean hands, grab about 2 – 3 large handfuls of the salad blend and place it in the center of a large plate.
  • Using a spoon or measuring cup, scoop about one cup of warm cooked ground beef to the top of the salad blend.
  • Sprinkle Mexican Cheese over the warm ground beef.
  • Next, add the pieces of tomatoes, avocados, and jalapenos.
  • And finally, you can add sour cream to the top of your Low Carb Mexican Salad.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 491kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 26gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 245mgPotassium: 1197mgFiber: 9gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 4555IUVitamin C: 38mgCalcium: 261mgIron: 4mg
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Conclusion

For an authentic Low Carb Mexican Salad, squeeze fresh lime juice with a little sea salt over the salad to make a dressing. However, I prefer a TexMex low carb salad dressing with regular old ranch dressing. You can view other Low Carb Mexican Food Recipes on the blog. However, this completes the request for a Low Carb Mexican Salad recipe.

Oh Snap! Reviews

There are a few individuals asking for Oh Snap! reviews. Therefore, this is the Low Carb Diet Life’s official page for Oh Snap reviews. In short, the Oh Snap! products are excellent low carb snacks! I have tried many of the Oh Snap! products from local stores. The pickles sell for about $1 at many stores. At the time of this writing, the other Oh Snap! products are usually about $3 each at convenient stores. If you are not familiar with the products, you can visit the Oh Snap! website, but you cannot order any of the products. Therefore, I have also included links for Amazon in case you are not able to find them in your local area.

  1. Oh Snap! Pretty Peas Pickled Snap Peas 
  2. Oh Snap! Cool Beans Pickled Green Beans
  3. Oh Snap! Gone Dilly Dill Pickle
  4. Oh Snap! Dilly Bites Pickles (These are usually only $1 at local stores.)
  5. Oh Snap! Carrot Cuties Pickled Carrot Sticks 
  6. Oh Snap! Hottie Bites Sized Pickles (These are usually only $1 at local stores.)

Overall, I find the Oh Snap! products light and refreshing. If you needed to replenish some electrolytes after a hard workout or sweat, these cool refrigerated treats can help get the job done. Nevertheless, these carefully packaged to-go snacks work well with any low carb diet plan. However, you will see from the Oh Snap reviews, their fat content meet the needs of a low carb, low fat diet.

The Highlights

  • Low Carb, Low Fat
  • Convenient
  • On-The-Go Snacks
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten Free
  • Fat Free

1. Oh Snap! Hottie Bites Pickles

The Oh Snap! Hottie Bites claim to be fresh-packed and super crunchy. The package is easy to open with no rough edges afterwards. In addition, these pickles are not messy since no brine is added. So, if you were concerned about excess juice, this is not an issue with this low carb snack’s classy package.

The Hottie Bites are pre-cut and crunchy. In fact, the pickles were crunchy even after I forgot to refrigerate them for a day. You can eat them with your fingers or bring a fork.

The Oh Snap! Hottie Bite Pickles also claim to be hot-n-spicy. To me, the pickles are packed with just enough heat to wake you up. Therefore, you can enjoy the whole package without crying or having to stop for a drink.

Oh Snap! Hottie Bites Pickles Nutrition
3.5 oz. package (3 Servings) = 0g Carbohydrates, 0g Fat, 0g Protein (per serving)


2. Oh Snap! Pretty Peas Pickled Snap Peas

The Oh Snap! Pretty Peas are crunchy pickled snap peas. At first, I thought that pickled peas might be gross, but I was wrong! These pickled low carb snacks are really delicious! In fact, I actually like the Pretty Peas more than the pickles! If you like pickles, the Oh Snap! Pretty Peas are a must try. They are not packed with brine, so they are not messy at all. Therefore, you can easily eat the low carb Oh Snap! Pretty Peas with your fingers on-the-go.

Oh Snap! Pretty Peas Nutrition
1.75oz. package (2 Servings) = 2g Carbohydrates, 0g Fat, 0g Protein (per serving)


3. Oh Snap! Dilly Bites Pickles

The Oh Snap! Dilly Bites Pickles are just like the Hottie Bites minus the spiciness. They claim to be “fresh-packed” and “super crunchy” pickles. To me, they have a nice refreshing taste. They are crunchy large sliced pickles, but I have had crunchier small pickles. The Dilly Bites are not drowning in excess brine. Therefore, they are not messy to eat and maintain their crunchiness.

Oh Snap! Hottie Bites Pickles Nutrition
3.5 oz. package (3 Servings) = 0g Carbohydrates, 0g Fat, 0g Protein (per serving)


Where Can I Buy Oh Snap! Pickles?

I have seen the Oh Snap! Pickles at a number of stores. So, you may be able to find some of the Oh Snap! products at one of your local online grocery store. However, you can also make an Oh Snap! pickles bulk purchase online using the links at the beginning of this post. Another option is to visit the Oh Snap! website and submit a request to have their products carried at a local store. 

Oh Snap! Reviews

Are Eggs Low Carb?

Are eggs low carb? In short, yes, eggs are low carb. Researching low carb foods is a great way to prepare for a low carb diet.

Overall, eggs are a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Both the egg whites and the egg yolks are rich in nutrients. However, the health benefits of eggs should be discussed in two parts including the egg white and the egg yolk.

Nutrition Facts

One large egg white has about 4g of protein, which is the majority of an eggs protein. In addition, the egg whites have no fats, no carbs, and no cholesterols.

On the other hand, one large chicken egg yolk contains about 185 mg cholesterol, 5g fat, and 1.5g saturated fat. The recommended daily intake of cholesterol is less than 200mg a day. However, there is still some debate about cholesterol consumption causing high cholesterol in humans. In fact, the yolk also contain the fat-soluble vitamins, essential fatty acids, and minerals.

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1 Large Egg (50g) = 4.5g Fat, 0.5g Carbs, 6.5g Protein

However, now that you know that eggs are low carb, what about the other stuff?!

The Other Stuff

Eggs are not all the same. In fact, you can learn quite a bit more about choosing your eggs based on their size and type.

Size

The size of an egg lets you know the relative age of the chicken that produced the egg. To explain, new mothers lay small chicken eggs. As the mother grows, the size of her eggs will get larger. Therefore, small chicken eggs are from younger and smaller chickens. While large chicken eggs are provided by mature chickens.

Types

So, eggs are low carb, but the chicken’s diet plays a role in the nutrition of the eggs produced and eventually consumed by us. For example, you can purchase organic eggs, cage-free eggs, and vitamin-enriched eggs.

An organic egg is a egg that has been produced by a chicken that is fed an organic diet. A cage-free egg is an egg that has been produced by a chicken that is allowed to roam around. So, instead of the chicken being stressed and caged, it is allowed to roam free and enjoy life a bit. And lastly, a vitamin-enriched egg is an egg that has been produced by a chicken that is being fed a vitamin-enriched diet of some sort. For example, an omega-3 egg is an egg from a chicken that has been fed a diet with more healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Conclusion

So, are eggs low carb? Yes. But with a little research, you will discover that we too become what we eat. When we eat healthy foods, we become healthier people. Therefore, when we eat a balanced low carb diet, we can become healthier people. Try this low carb spicy deviled eggs recipe.

This concludes – Are Eggs Low Carb?

50 Low Carb Snacks to Buy For Lunch!

Maintaining a low carb diet requires knowing the right low carb snacks to buy when you are on the go. When you know the right low carbs snacks to buy, sticking to a low carb diet plan becomes much easier.

First, low carb snacks are important for maintaining your energy throughout the day. Second, having the right low carb snacks with you can help you resist foods that are not low carb. Therefore, for your convenience I have made a list of 50 low carb snacks to buy and keep with you.

And of course, you do not have to get every low carb snack! Simply peruse the list to see which of these on the go low carb snacks will work best for you.

The List:

  1. Bumble Bee Jalapeno Tuna Pouch (Spoon Included, 12 Pack)
  2. Oloves Olives (24 Variety Pack)
  3. Lowrey’s Microwave Pork Rinds (18 Pack) (Read This Post)
  4. Oh Snap! Hottie Bites Sized Pickles (These are only $1 or $2 at the grocery store!)
  5. Just the Cheese Bars, Aged Cheese Crunchy Baked Low Carb Snack Bars (12 Count)
  6. Whisps Cheese Crisps Assortment (Parmesan, Cheddar, Asiago/Pepperjack, Tomato Basil & Bacon BBQ – 5 Pack)
  7. gimMe Snacks Organic Premium Roasted Seaweed, Sea Salt, (12 Count)
  8. Blue Diamond Almonds 100 Calories, (64 bags)
  9. Food to Live Organic Macadamia Nuts (Raw) (1 Pound)
  10. Go Raw Organic Superfood Sprouted Bar, Pumpkin Seed (10 small bars)
  11. Emerald Nuts 100 Calorie Variety Sampler Pack, (9 Flavors – 18 bags)
  12. Country Archer Rosemary Turkey Sticks, No Antibiotics or Hormones (8 Count)
  13. Go Raw Organic Superfood Sprouted Bar, Sweet Spirulina (10 small bars)
  14. 100% Grass-Fed, Paleo Friendly Beef Sticks
  15. Emeralds  Chocolate Cocoa Roasted Almonds, 100 Calorie (7 bags)
  16. StarKist Selects Pink Salmon in EVOO, (12 Pack)
  17. Brad’s Plant Based Organic Crunchy Kale, Radical Ranch with Probiotics, (3 Count)
  18. gimMe Snacks Organic Premium Roasted Seaweed, Teriyaki, (20 Counts)
  19. Food To Live Premium Brazil Nuts (1 Pound)
  20. StarKist Chicken Creations, Chicken Salad, (12 Count)
  21. Just the Cheese Bars, Grilled Cheese Crunchy Baked Low Carb Snack Bars (12 Count)
  22. Oh Snap! Cool Beans Pickled Green Beans (12 Pack)
  23. Pearls Olives (To-Go Cups – 16 Pack)
  24. Bumble Bee Lemon & Pepper Pouch (Spoon Included, 12 Pack)
  25. Oh Snap! Dilly Bites Pickles (12 Pack) (Read My Oh Snap! Reviews)
  26. Planters Peanuts (Variety Pack)
  27. Field Trip All Natural Grass-Fed Beef Jerky, Original
  28. Moon Cheese (Pepper Jack, Cheddar, Gouda, Mozzarella – 4 Pack)
  29. Blue Diamond 100 Calorie Almonds
  30. Justin’s Original Almond Butter Squeeze Packs, (10 Count)
  31. Epic Bar Chicken Sriracha Bar
  32. Go Raw Organic Sampler (8 small bars)
  33. Cello Whisps Parmesan Cheese Crisps (3 Pack)
  34. Food to Live Organic Pecans (Raw, No Shell) (12 Ounces)
  35. Justin’s Peanut Butter Squeeze Packs, (10 Count, Pack of 2)
  36. Oh Snap! Gone Dilly Dill Pickle (12 Count)
  37. Bumble Bee Chipotle Pouch (12 Count)
  38. Pistachios To Go Snacks
  39. Wildway Grain Free Coconut Cashew Granola (Soft & Chewy – 4 Pack)
  40. Bumble Bee Spicy Thai Chili Pouch (Spoon Included, 12 Pack)
  41. Oh Snap! Pretty Peas Pickled Snap Peas (12 Pack)
  42. Planters Cashews, Salted, Single Serve Bag (Pack of 18)
  43. Gefen Whole Chestnuts, Roasted & Peeled (12 Pack)
  44. Bumble Bee Sriracha Pouch (Spoon Included, 4 Pack)
  45. Just the Cheese Minis, Jalapeno (16 Pack)
  46. Bumble Bee Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Tuna Pouch (Spoon Included, 12 Pack)
  47. Oh Snap! Carrot Cuties Pickled Carrot Sticks (12 Pack)
  48. Walnuts To Go Cup
  49. Mario Pit of Olive (Garlic) (3 pack or 12 pack)
  50. Just the Cheese Bars Assortment (Grilled Cheese, Aged Cheddar, Jalapeno – 9 Pack)

This is a list of low carb snacks on the go. Therefore, most of the foods listed do not require any refrigeration. There are many other low carb snacks to buy, but they are less convenient and require refrigeration. I will continue to update and add to this list as needed. However, for now, this completes the list of low carb snacks to buy.

How to Make Ginger Tea?

‎‎How To Make Ginger Tea? Ginger tea is a healthy low carb drink! Therefore, this blog post will include recipes that will teach you how to make ginger tea.  This post was actually inspired by a reader asking me to teach them how to make ginger tea. So, I am excited to share these recipes with all of you!

If you are thinking, is ginger low carb? You can pause to read about the health benefits of ginger and learn the answer to, what is ginger tea good for? Making ginger tea is really simple and worthwhile. So, go check out some of its amazing health benefits.

To continue…

Ginger tea is one of my favorite teas to consume regularly. Therefore, I will teach you how to make ginger tea a few different ways.


Simple Ginger Tea

This recipe is how I commonly make and drink my ginger tea. It is super easy to make and it is delicious! I enjoy drinking the tiny bits of ginger that will result from using a low carb ginger paste.

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Serving: 1 cup

Recipe:
1 – 2 tsp. Ginger Paste ( I use one like this.)
1/2 Fresh Lemon
1 c. Water

Prepare:
1. Warm a cup of water until the water is hot. Keep in mind that the paste is cool, so it will drop the temperature slightly.
2. Add 1-2 tsp. ginger paste to hot water and stir until ginger pieces are separated.
3. Squeeze about 1/2 the juice of a lemon in the cup.
4. Enjoy! (Use more or less ginger and lemon to fit your taste.)


Fresh Ginger + Lime Tea

Fresh fruits and vegetables are typically always better! Therefore, I am including this simple fresh ginger and lime recipe.

Prep Time: 10 – 20 minutes
Serving: 2 – 3 cups

Recipe:
2 – 4 inch piece of ginger (thinly sliced)
1 Small Lime
2 – 3 c. Water

Prepare:
1. Add 2 – 3 cups of clean water to a small pot.
2. Add about 2 inches of peeled thinly sliced ginger to the pot and bring to a boil.
3. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer at least 10 minutes.
4. Carefully strain out the ginger slices.
5. Pour tea into 2 – 3 tea cups.
6. Squeeze about 1/2 a lime in each cup to fit your taste.


Ginger Tea With A Twist

This recipe shows you how to make ginger tea with a nice low carb diet twist. It is a recipe that I adapted from A Pretty Life. Therefore, it has been tweaked for a low carb diet.

Prep Time: 20-25 minutes
Serving: 2-3 cups

Recipe:

2 – 4 inch piece of ginger (thinly sliced)
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon Powder (I use this one.)
A dash of Cayenne Pepper (I use this one.)
1/2 Lemon

Prepare:
1. Add 2 – 3 cups of clean water to a small pot.
2. Add about 2 inches of peeled thinly sliced ginger to the pot and bring to a boil.
3. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer at least 10 minutes.
4. Carefully strain out the ginger slices.
5. Pour tea into 2 – 3 tea cups.
6. Squeeze about 1/2 a lime in each cup to fit your taste. Add about 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. Then, sprinkle cayenne pepper powder to fit your taste.


So, that’s it! Depending on your low carb diet plan, you may want to add a drop of honey or stevia to add more taste. But, this is  how to make ginger tea low carb style.

Is Ginger Low Carb?

Some have asked, is ginger low carb? In short, the answer is yes. Ginger is a low carb root vegetable. In fact, it is one of my favorite go-to remedies when I am cold or have any kind of digestive issue.

This post was inspired by a special request from one of our readers. Therefore, I took the time to include the health benefits of ginger.

The Carbs

I  have already answered, yes, to the question – Is Ginger Low Carb? But let me briefly share some of its nutritional facts.

Ginger is a potent, but tasty root vegetable. Therefore, a little can go a long way with regard to health benefits and using it to add more flavor to your food. And this is all the while having a miniscule contribution to your overall caloric intake of  macronutrients.

According to Fat Secret, 1 teaspoon of Ginger = 2 Calories, 0.02g Fat, 0.36g Carbs, 0.04g Protein

 Ways to Use It

Ginger can be used in a variety of ways including fresh ginger root, powdered ginger, ginger capsules, ginger tea, essential oil, and even pickled ginger.

  1. Fresh ginger root is its most potent form. It can therefore be used to help remedy any kind of gastrointestinal discomforts. Therefore, it is good to use in a variety of low carb recipes. When available, I use a fresh ginger paste.
  2. Powdered ginger root is commonly found in pumpkin spice and chai tea recipes. Nevertheless, powdered ginger root can add flavor to your food as well.
  3. Ginger tea is a convenient on-to-go solution when you are at home, work, or traveling. I like the Kombucha Ginger Tea drink because it is also a probiotic. It works well at home or at work. However, Ginger Tea Packets are more convenient for storing, packing and traveling.
  4. Capsules are another low carb ginger supplement option. In this way, you still capture some of the health benefits. In addition, ginger root supplements are a convenient travel option.
  5. Essential oil is the essence of oil-producing plants, flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Therefore, a high-quality ginger essential oil will likely have more health benefits than powdered forms of ginger.
  6. Pickled ginger is a popular garnish that is served with some Asian dishes. Once you develop a taste for ginger, pickled ginger is quite tasty. In addition, low carb pickled ginger is a win-win for anyone with digestive issues because it is also a probiotic. Therefore, if you are going to eat ginger for the digestive benefits, pickled ginger is the low carb snack for you.

Conclusion

That’s it for now. You can learn how to make ginger tea or peruse some additional health benefits of tea. This concludes the recommended ways to use ginger and the answer to the question, is ginger low carb?

Low Carb Cheese

Eating low carb cheese is a great way to stay on a low carb diet. While cheese is low in carbohydrates, most dairy products contain carbohydrates due to its naturally occurring sugar, lactose. Cheese is made by separating and using the milk protein (casein).

Casein is composed of both proteins and fats. Therefore, low carb cheese is an ideal snack for anyone on a low carb diet. However, it is an even more ideal snack for those of you on the low carb, high fat diet or low carb, high protein diet.

Eating low carb cheese is an easy and tasty low carb snack. They come in a variety of textures, shapes, and colors. Most cheeses are low carb, but they are another salty snack that should be enjoyed in moderation.

So far, I have not met a cheese that I did not like. Therefore, it is easy to sit back and scarf down several sticks, a bag, or a chunk of cheese when you are hungry. However, you should try to keep a variety of healthy low carb diet foods and snacks in your diet.

Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar cheese is a relatively sharp tasting yellow cheese. It is a popular choice for ground meat toppings like Bunless Burgers, Taco Salads, Low Carb Tacos, and Beanless Chili. However, as a firm cheese, you can purchase cheddar cheese sticks or cheddar cheese cubes in convenient to-go packaging. If you would like to mix things up a bit, you can try these cheddar cheese crisps. To me, they are really nice “chip” substitutes.

1 oz. Cheddar Cheese = 9g Fat, 0.4g Carbohydrates, 7g Proteins

Swiss Cheese

Swiss Cheese is a general term used for a variety of cheeses made in the North American regions. It is easily recognized by the holes in the cheese. But, it too is often an off-white cheese. One noteworthy feature is the difference between a “Baby Swiss” cheese and a “Lacy Swiss” cheese. Both are made from a cow’s milk, however Baby Swiss is made from whole milk while Lacy Swiss is made from low fat milk. So, this is a nice option for those of you on the low carb, low fat diet plan.

1 oz. Swiss Cheese = 8g Fat, 1.5g Carbohydrates, 8g Proteins

Ricotta Cheese

Ricotta is a unique cheese. While most cheeses are made from the casein protein, ricotta cheese is actually made from one of the byproducts of making cheese (whey)! Whey is a very popular protein powder that can be used to supplement a low carb diet. I use whey proteins to easily add more protein to my diet. Therefore, stay tuned for some ricotta cheese recipes.

1/2 c. Ricotta Cheese = 16g Fat, 3.8g Carbohydrates, 14g Proteins

Provolone Cheese

Provolone cheese is a semi-hard Italian cheese. Unlike mozzarella cheese, this low carb cheese is an aged cheese. It is interesting to note that the taste of cheese depends on the type of animal producing the milk and its diet. Therefore, high quality cheese comes from well-fed animals.

1 oz. Provolone Cheese = 7.5g Fat, 0.6g Carbohydrates, 7g Proteins

Gouda Cheese

Gouda is an aged cheese with a semi-sweet taste. With age, this low carb cheese gets a stronger flavor and a different texture. Nevertheless, it is a really good Dutch cheese! It is produced worldwide in slightly different varieties. But, it tastes great alongside a spinach salad with vinaigrette dressing.

1 oz. Gouda Cheese = 8g Fat, 0.6g Carbohydrates, 7g Proteins

Asiago Cheese

Asiago cheese is a low carb cheese with an Italian origin. It is made from cows milk and therefore, for the most part, it is milky white in color. However, the texture can vary based on the age of the cheese. Fresh Asiago cheese is more smooth while aged Asiago is more of a crumbly cheese. I have not tried this flavor crisp yet, but you can also get the asiago cheese crisp.

1 oz. Asiago Cheese = 7g Fat, 0.9g Carbohydrates, 10g Proteins

Mascarpone Cheese

Mascarpone is an Italian cream cheese. Therefore, if you are focusing on a low carb, high fat diet, this cheese is a winner! It is a really smooth and creamy cheese that may have a slightly sweet and buttery, yet tangy finish. This cheese has a high butterfat content, so that should give you an idea about the taste.

1/2 c. Mascarpone Cheese = 24g Fat, 2g Carbohydrates, 2g Proteins

Gorgonzola Cheese

Gorgonzola cheese is a salty aromatic Italian blue cheese. Therefore, it has a distinct flavor, aroma, and appearance. It is a moldy cheese, therefore proceed with caution if you are on a low carb diet for health reasons other than weight loss. You can buy this cheese in a firm or a soft and crumbly state.

1 oz. Gorgonzola Cheese = 9g Fat, 0.5g Carbohydrates, 6g Proteins

Brie Cheese

Brie is a French cheese with a slightly gray color. It is housed inside an edible white rind of mold. Therefore, it too is a moldy cheese that may be better avoided by those with health concerns other than weight loss.

1 oz. Brie Cheese = 8g Fat, 0.1g Carbohydrates, 6g Proteins

Feta Cheese

Feta is a Greek cheese made from sheep’s milk or a combination of sheep and goat’s milk. Feta cheese has a number of health benefits for those on a low carb diet for purposes other than weight loss. It is not an aged, moldy cheese. In fact, it contains a number of beneficial probiotics, vitamins, and minerals. As a salty and crumbly cheese, this low carb cheese tastes good with olive oils and fresh aromatic herbs. It can also be cooked or grilled in omelettes and a number of other dishes as a salt alternative.

1 oz. Feta Cheese = 6g Fat, 1.2g Carbohydrates, 4g Proteins

Mozzarella Cheese

Mozzarella cheese is a simple cheese that can be made fresh at home. However, historically it has been an Italian cheese made using buffalo’s milk. It can be made with a skim milk to make it more low carb, low fat. However, the regular mozzarella cheese is already lower in fat than some cheeses. Therefore this is a good low carb cheese for the low carb, low fat diet plan.

1 oz. Mozzarella Cheese = 4.8g Fat, 0.9g Carbohydrates, 8g Proteins

Parmesan Cheese

Parmesan cheese is an hard Italian cheese with a familiar pungent aroma in the U.S. However, authentic Parmesan cheese is fruity and nutty in taste. In Italy, it is made from unpasteurized cow’s milk. This straw colored low carb cheese is popularly sprinkled on Caesar salads and other delicious Italian dishes. However, you can also enjoy this cheese like a potato chip.

1 oz. Parmesan Cheese = 8g Fat, 1.2g Carbohydrates, 11g Proteins

Concluding Thoughts

As you can see, finding a low carb cheese is not difficult. However, cheese can be infused with all sorts of yummy things. For example, some cheeses are infused with wine or nuts that may increase your total carb intake. It will likely still be a relatively low carb snack, but check the nutrition label to verify that it is truly a low carb cheese.

In addition, if you are lactose intolerant, you can check the grams of sugar in the cheese to determine the amount of lactose in the cheese. Since lactose is a sugar, a cheese with higher grams of sugar means that it is higher in lactose than a low carb cheese with fewer grams of sugar.

Low Carb Nuts to Eat

Low carb nuts are a great snack when you are on a keto diet or low carb diet! And fortunately, there are a variety of low carb nuts that can be enjoyed while on a low carb diet. Historically, I typically purchased this can of mixed nuts every couple of weeks to graze on them throughout the day. However, now you can be much more creative with these keto trail mix recipes.

The macadamia nuts are the best for individuals that are on a strict low carb diet (keto). Individuals shooting for a low carb, high-potassium diet will get the most potassium from pistachios, peanuts, chestnuts, and almonds.

The List

To get started, we will list some of the highlights about each low carb nut. However, a true nut is hard-shelled and it contains both the fruit and the seed of the plant. Therefore, the term nut is often used loosely in reference to what is actually the seed of a fruit.

Almonds

Almonds are one of the best low carb nuts for all of the low carb diet plans. Almonds are the edible seeds that are found inside the fruit of an almond tree. In fact, they are actually good prebiotics that can help you achieve a healthy intestinal flora balance. Overall, almonds are high in fat, low in carbs, and high in proteins when compared with other nuts with an equal serving size. I typically alternate between eating raw almonds, lightly salted almonds, and occasionally salted almonds. If interested, learn more about the health benefits of almonds.

1 oz. Almonds (about 23 Kernels) = 14g Fat, 6g Carbohydrates, 6g Protein, 200mg Potassium

Pecans

Pecans grow on trees and are truly nuts. Like most nuts, pecans are high in essential vitamins and minerals. You can learn more about the health benefits of pecans. Pecans are tasty and really low in carbs. So, if you are on the high fat, low carb diet plan, pecans may be a winner for you. I prefer to eat raw pecan halves, so they are without salt. Once roasted and salted, pecans can get a little oily in taste.

1 oz. Pecans (about 19 Halves) = 20g Fat, 3.9 Carbohydrates, 2.6g Protein, 116mg Potassium

Walnuts

Walnut health benefits are unique. With regard to a high fat, low carb diet, walnuts are a comparable second to pecans. They have a couple more proteins for the same serving size and have slightly fewer grams of fat. In addition, walnuts add just enough crunch to the right salad. You can try adding them to apple, feta, bacon, and spinach salads. Or, you can use the walnuts as a to go snack.

1 oz. Walnuts (about 14 Halves) = 18g Fat, 3.9 Carbohydrates, 4.3g Protein, 125mg Potassium

Cashews

I feel like cashews are the dessert of all nuts. Therefore, I have learned to appreciate the slightly sweet flavor of cashew nuts in small quantities. As the seed of an apple, they are higher in carbs, but still not a deal breaker.  Fortunately, they are lower in fat than some nuts which may work for some of you that are on the low carb, low fat diet plans. I eat them in small amounts, but cashews are my favorite low carb nuts! This is a brand that I really enjoy.

1 oz. Cashews = 12g Fat, 9g Carbohydrates, 5g Protein, 187mg Potassium

Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts look like an acorn to me. They have a unique taste that is hard to describe. However, they are low carb nuts and therefore benefits a low carb diet or keto diet. It is worth noting that hazelnuts contains an essential nutrient that helps lower bad cholesterol. This website has more information about the health benefits of hazelnuts. I typically only eat them in cans of mixed nuts, however, you can purchase hazelnuts online.

1 oz. Hazelnuts (21 whole kernels) = 17g Fat, 4.7g Carbohydrates, 4.2g Protein, 193mg Potassium

Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts are really low carb nuts as well. Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts are the most popular brand. However, macadamia nuts are native to Australia. Therefore, you can choose from a variety of brands. Nutritionally speaking, macadamia nuts are high in manganese and can help the body use iron properly.

1 oz. Macadamia Nuts (about 10-12 kernels) = 21g Fat, 3.9g Carbohydrates, 2.2g Protein, 104mg Potassium

Pistachios

Pistachio health benefits are unique when compared with other low carb nuts. You can purchase this little green nut shelled or unshelled. However, pistachios are usually pretty easy to shell and definitely delicious to eat. I prefer the taste of these low carb nuts when they come right out of the shell. They taste fresher than the unshelled pistachios. I have tried a variety of brands, however, I remember eating this brand the most.

1 oz. Pistachios = 13g Fat, 8g Carbohydrates, 6g Protein, 291mg Potassium

Peanuts

Peanuts are a really great nut for being on a low carb diet. They are loaded with magnesium, niacin and other things that make us feel good. You can learn more about the health benefits of peanuts. Like the almond, with regards to fats, carbs, and proteins, it is well-balanced overall. In fact, peanuts are lower in carbohydrates than almonds. However, almonds are typically easier on the stomach for some. I have grown accustomed to eating unsalted peanuts.

1 oz. Peanuts = 14g Fat, 4.6 Carbohydrates, 7g Protein, 200mg Potassium

Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are large wedge shaped nuts that only grow in Brazil. They contain the highest natural food source of Selenium. I enjoy eating them, however, I had to acquire a taste for them. They are typically only found in containers of mixed nuts at the stores, however you can purchase them online. Remember that a few can go a long way nutritionally speaking.

1 oz. Brazil Nuts (about 6 kernels) = 19g Fat, 3.5 Carbohydrates, 4.1g Protein, 187mg Potassium

Chestnuts

If you enjoy the taste of chestnuts, you can eat them on a low carb diet. However, it is worth noting that it is highest in carbohydrates when compared with the fats and proteins it contain. Therefore, if you are on the low carb, low fat diet, chestnuts are for you. You can purchase them online.

1 oz. Chestnusts = 0.4g Fat, 8g Carbohydrates, 0.6g Protein, 203mg Potassium

Pine Nuts

Pine nuts are the tiny edible seeds of female pine cones. These seeds are little powerhouses because they are high in fat. However, they are low in carbs. Therefore, for those of you on a high fat, low carb diet plan, these are another good option for you. You can find them at most stores, however, you can also purchase them online.

1 oz. Pine Nuts (about 167 kernels) = 19g Fat, 3.7g Carbohydrates, 3.9g Protein, 169mg Potassium

Concluding Thoughts

You will see that food does what it is designed to do. When I follow a low carb diet, I tend to eat low fat high protein meals. And as a result, I end up getting lean without much effort. Then, when I switch to eating a healthy high fat, low carb diet (mostly nuts and avocados) I gain weight. Therefore, keep an eye on your weight loss and weight gain. I have experienced being caught off guard by both. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram. This concludes the post on low carb nuts to eat.

Low Carb Diet Foods

This low carb diet foods guide is not comprehensive. However, it is a good list to get started creating your own diet plan. Some of the most popular low carb diet foods include a variety of meats, seafood, eggs, cheeses, & nuts.  Therefore, a basic low carb diet plan gives you the most freedom to eat what you want. However, keeping it low carb is the key to a successful diet plan.

You will soon notice that this website does not mention calories or state how much food to eat. Therefore, we recommend that a healthy individual eat when they are hungry and stop when they are full. In addition, we recommend that you stay hydrated.

At times, we confuse thirst with hunger. Therefore, if after eating a well balanced low carb meal, you feel hungry sooner than expected, drink a bottle of water. Then, if you are still hungry, by all means eat a small healthy low in carb snack! Listen to your body.

One other thing, abruptly switching to a low carb diet is not recommended. If you make an abrupt change in the amount of carbohydrates you consume, your body will respond accordingly. It will abruptly starting doing what it is designed to do in spite of how it makes you feel. If this is the first page that you have visited, I strongly recommend that you start here.

Disclaimer: This website is not a medical website. Therefore, if you have serious health problems, please consult a physician before changing your diet.

Meats:

Meats are one of the easiest go-to low carb diet foods. On a low carb diet plan you can essentially eat any combination of meats. Below is a simple list to help you get started. However, you can learn more about low carb meats on this page.

Beef

Turkey

Lamb

Chicken Pork

Duck

Vegetables:

Vegetables have some good low carb diet foods. However, vegetables contain healthy carbohydrates in differing amounts. Therefore, the list below include vegetables with lower carbohydrates than most. However, you can read more about low carb vegetables.

Cabbage Green Bell Peppers Cucumber
Asparagus Spinach Tomato
Olives Avocado Zucchini
Eggplant Lettuce Jicama

Seafood:

The list of fish and other seafood is seemingly endless. Fortunately, seafood is another one of the really simple low carb diet foods. In fact, most seafood is low in fat and high in protein. However, some are surprisingly high in cholesterol. Nevertheless, the following list will help get some ideas flowing. However, you can learn more about the different low carb seafood nutrition and benefits here.

Salmon

Crawfish Lobster

Tilapia

Scallops Squid (Calamari)

Halibut

Crabs

Tuna

Shrimp

Oysters

Conch

Eggs:

In the U.S., chicken eggs are the most common. However, if you travel or live outside the country, the list below may benefit you for a low carb diet. For the less adventurous, you can eat chicken eggs in a variety of ways including deviled-eggs, scrambled eggs, omelettes, sunny-side up, and other unique ways. Eggs are one of my favorite low carb diet foods. You can read more about egg nutrition and selection.

However, if you travel outside the country, you may discover that there are many kinds of bird eggs that can be eaten.

Quail

Emu

Turkey

Duck Chicken

Ostrich

Goose

Pheasant

Fruits:

Most fruits are sweet and high in carbohydrates. However, the list below include fruits with some of the lowest carbohydrates. In addition, you can read more about these low carb fruits.

Casaba Melon

Plums Limes

Watermelon

Raspberries

Blackberries

Kiwifruit Blueberries

Lemons

Strawberries

Grapefruits

Cheeses:

Cheese is one of the tasty low carb diet foods that can be enjoyed. It is very filling and many can be carried as a snack. However, keep in mind that cheeses are typically salty. The list of cheeses can get quite lengthy. Nevertheless, we will get your low carb diet cheese selection started. You can read more about low carb cheese.

Cheddar

Asiago Swiss

Ricotta

Provolone Gouda

Mascarpone

Gorgonzola

Brie

Feta

Mozzarella

Parmesan

Nuts & Seeds:

Not all nuts are the same. In fact, quite a few are actually seeds! Nevertheless, most make relatively good low carb snacks. However, take time to read more about low carb nuts because some have more carbs than others. You can use the list below to get started. If you are a huge fan of nuts, be mindful of your sodium intake. When possible, eat the unsalted or low sodium nuts.

Almonds

Macadamias Walnuts

Pecans

Peanuts Pine Nuts
Cashews Hazelnuts

Chestnuts

Pistachios

Brazil Nuts

Conclusion

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Now that you have an idea of what low carb diet foods you can eat, it is time to view a sample low carb diet menu. Once you learn which low carb diet foods you enjoy eating, try to mix things up. Eat a variety of meats, seafoods, fruits, vegetables, cheese, eggs, and other low carb diet foods. Eating a balanced low carb diet is important for overall health. Therefore, it still important that you get enough macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fiber, water) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) on a low carb diet.

Thanks again for reading! This completes our list of low carb diet foods.