The following can be eaten in moderation depending on your particular dietary and energy needs:
Root Vegetables: Carrots, parsnips, beets, etc.
Fruits: Bananas, pineapple, papaya, apples, pomegranate, plums, etc.
Legumes: Beans, peas, lentils, peanuts, soy, etc.
Sprouted grains and Seeds: Quinoa, barley, oats, brown rice, etc.
What foods are not permitted on a low-carb diet?
The guiding principle of the low-carb diet is to limit anything sugary, starchy, or high in carbohydrates. As such, most foods rich in carbohydrates are excluded or should be eaten only rarely and in small amounts. Again, the goal is to consume no more than 25% of your daily caloric intake from carbs, and of those, the majority should be high-fiber, complex carbohydrates rather than sugars. Low-carb diets avoid the following:
Snack: Coconut milk smoothie with chocolate protein powder and almonds
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Wait, you mean there’s actually something missing? These breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes are so good, you won’t miss the bread, pasta, or grains at all. Instead, you’ll become that person who’s always raving about cauliflower.
2 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 medium red onion, chopped and divided
5 cloves garlic, minced
3 large ribs of celery, diced
1/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices
6 ounce can tomato paste
14.5 ounce can tomatoes and green chilies
14.5 ounce can stewed tomato
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce or Coconut Aminos
4 tablespoons chili powder (I use this brand)
2 tablespoons cumin, mounded
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 bay leaf
Heat slow cooker on low setting.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add ground beef, half of the onions, 2 Tbs. minced garlic, and salt and pepper. Once the beef is browned, drain excess grease from pan.
Transfer ground beef mixture to slow cooker. Add remaining onions, garlic, celery, jalapenos, tomato paste, tomatoes and chilies (with liquid), stewed tomatoes (with liquid), Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, black pepper, and bay leaf.
Stir until all ingredients are well combined. Cook on low 6-8 hours.
Per Serving: 1 Cup | Calories: 137 | Fat: 5g | Protein: 16g | Net Carbs: 4.7g