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Low Carb foods on a budget

When you’re on a budget, every penny counts; trying to stay on a low carb diet can be challenging however when you know the basics, you can create wonderful meals. Choosing foods like eggs, beans and tuna can be the base for fantastic meals.

Although eggs contain saturated fat, the protein and other nutrients far outweigh negative effects. There are virtually millions of things you can do with eggs; they are extremely versatile and cost next to nothing.

Beans are another food that is versatile and inexpensive and a big highlight is that they are high in fiber. Canned or dried beans can be added to soups and salads or they can be ground up to make incredible dips. Chili is another favorite that you can use beans for however it is important to watch what ingredients that you add; you want to keep it low carb. Black beans, kidney beans, navy beans and pinto beans are the most chosen beans because their carb count is about fifteen grams per half cup and the cost is just pennies per serving.

We all know that fish is one of the best things to eat; they contain lean protein and omega 3 fatty acids that contribute to good heart health. You can use it in many different ways and in many different recipes to create incredible culinary delights that will please even the fussiest eater. You can use it to top salads, or add light mayo to make an excellent tuna sandwich on whole grain bread.  It is important that you choose canned tuna in water and not oil; tuna in oil may contain unhealthy fat and be higher in carbs.

Veggies, veggies, veggies! There are so many different kinds of vegetable that are low or no carbs at all; they contribute to good heart health and have so many different health benefits. There has been a long-standing debate as to what is better; fresh or frozen.

Without a doubt fresh vegetable yield a bounty of nutrients, vitamins and minerals; however, unless you live on a farm and pick your vegetables daily, you may be shocked to find vegetable loose some of  their nutritious value as soon as they are picked. There is no telling how long they sit in the grocery store; while vegetables that are meant to be frozen have the same nutrients vitamins and minerals, are picked cleaned and frozen right from the field usually within twenty four hours of being harvested.

While fresh vegetable can be expensive, frozen vegetables are usual reasonably priced; however when it comes to using them, each has its advantages.

Which ever you choose, vegetables such as green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts and spinach are low carb and can be added to salads, pasta dishes, and they can be eaten as snacks and a multitude of other dishes.


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