Eating keto friendly vegetables is considered a foundation of Atkins. In addition to protein and healthy natural fats, it is essential to consume certain veggies when living a low carb lifestyle; but eating too many veggies, especially starchy ones such as peas and potatoes, can undermine weight-loss and low carb efforts.
During the Atkins® induction phase, you’ll want to consume 12g to 15g net carbs from vegetables each day. Primarily, we recommend that you focus on eating leafy salad greens and other non-starchy vegetables. These vegetables provide the body with the most antioxidant protection and fiber in combination with the fewest grams of carbs.
Keto Vegetables List
The keto rule of thumb is to bypass any vegetables that grow beneath the ground. Although the ultimate goal is to avoid veggies with a high starch content, it is permissible to consume vegetables that have a slightly higher-carb count. Here are some of our favorite keto approved vegetables:
- Brussels sprouts
- Green Beans
- Peppers (red and green)
- Swiss chard
- Avocado (technically a fruit)