Top 5 Nutrient-Dense Low-Carb Vegetables
Looking for veggies that align with your low-carb diet? Your Lean Life has compiled a list of the top 5 nutrient-dense low-carb vegetables:
Spinach is the ultimate low-carb veggie, containing only 1g of carbs per cup. Spinach is also a great source of iron and supports red blood cell production. Like broccoli, spinach is a versatile veggie. Spinach is a great veggie base for any smoothie or salad. Spinach is also delicious sauteed with a little lemon juice and salt!
Who doesn’t love broccoli? Broccoli is versatile and pairs well with just about anything. A great source of vitamin K, a cup of raw broccoli contains less than 5g of carbs. Served with dip or hummus, broccoli makes for a great snack. Broccoli can also be steamed and served with a protein and fat of your choice.
If you’re low-carb and a picky eater, asparagus may be the veggie for you. Asparagus is so flavorful, you’ll forget it’s even a veggie. With about 5g of carbs per cup, asparagus is a great source of folate which supports healthy cell growth. Bring out the flavors of asparagus by sauteing the veggie in a pan with a little olive oil or butter and lemon juice or garlic.
Bell peppers are a great addition to any diet. A single green bell pepper contains less than 6g of carbs, and is also a great source of vitamin C — containing more vitamin C than even oranges. Bell peppers are great for your immune system and waistline. Bell peppers can be eaten raw as a snack or added to any dish for added sweetness.
Looking for a low-carb snack that’ll satisfy your salty cravings? Olives are the perfect low-carb veggie for people with savory preferences. With about 8g of carbs per cup, olives are also a great source of healthy fats. Olives pair well with fish and poultry.
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