low carb foods list

Low Carb Foods List: 101 Low Carbohydrate Food Ideas

This low carb foods list contains a collection of food items with less than 10 grams of carbohydrates per serving.

While it certainly is not a complete list of every low carbohydrate food known to mankind, it does provide plenty of options for the vast majority of preferences.

This low carb foods list is organized alphabetically and categorized by food group or type. The categories include dairy & eggs, fish & seafood, fruits, meats, nuts & seeds, oils & vinegar, spreads & condiments and veggies & mushrooms.

Be sure to also check out my post on muscle building foods for a list of foods that are not necessarily low in carbohydrates, but definitely high in protein. It helps for those on a more balanced diet plan.

.Now, get ready to pick out your low carb shopping list!

Low Carb Foods List

Note: The actual amount of carbohydrates may vary somewhat depending on the brand, preparation or quality (i.e. processing, added materials). The values below are for the generic, unprepared versions of the foods. Most values are rounded to the nearest gram.

Dairy & Eggs

  • Cheeses (Solid) – 1 Oz. (28 Grams) serving size
    • American Cheese – 0g
    • Cheddar Cheese – 0g
    • Swiss Cheese – 2g
  • Eggs – Per unit serving size
    • Egg Whites – 0g
    • Egg Yolks – 1g
    • Whole eggs – 1g
  • Other Dairy – 1/2 Cup (120 mL) serving size
    • Cottage Cheese – 5g
    • Plain Yogurt (Greek) – 3.5g
    • Plain Yogurt (Regular) – 8.5g
    • Sour Cream – 5g

Fish & Seafood – 3 Oz. (84 grams) serving size

  • Anchovies – 0g
  • Bass – 0g
  • Catfish – 0g
  • Clams – 5g
  • Crabmeat (natural) – 0g
  • Cod – 0g
  • Flounder – 0g
  • Haddock -0g
  • Halibut – 0g
  • Herring – 0g
  • Lobster – 1g
  • Orange Roughy – 0g
  • Oysters – 6g
  • Salmon – 0g
  • Sardines – 0g
  • Scallops – 2g
  • Shrimps – 0g
  • Tilapia – 0g
  • Trout – 0g
  • Tuna – 0g

Fruits – 1/2 Cup (120 mL) serving size

  • Apricots – 9g
  • Apples – 9g
  • Blackberries – 7g
  • Cantaloupe – 7g
  • Cherries – 9g
  • Nectarines – 7g
  • Papayas – 7g
  • Peaches – 8g
  • Pineapples – 9.5g
  • Plums – 9g
  • Raspberries – 7g
  • Strawberries – 6g
  • Watermelon – 6g

Meats – 3 oz. (84 grams) serving size

  • White Meat
    • Chicken – 0g
    • Rabbit…if you’re into that – 0g
    • Turkey – 0g
  • Red Meat
    • Beef – 0g
    • Duck – 0g
    • Goose – 0g
    • Lamb/Veal – 0g
    • Pork/Ham/Bacon – 0g

Nuts & Seeds – 1 Oz. (28 Grams) serving size

  • Almonds – 6g
  • Brazil Nuts – 6g
  • Cashews – 8.5g
  • Coconut – 7g
  • Hazelnuts – 5g
  • Macadamia Nuts – 4g
  • Peanuts – 6g
  • Pecans – 4g
  • Pistachio Nuts – 8g
  • Pine Nuts – 4g
  • Sunflower Seeds – 7g
  • Walnuts – 4g

Oils & Vinegar – 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) serving size

  • Canola Oil – 0g
  • Coconut Oil – 0g
  • Olive Oil – 0g
  • Peanut Oil – 0g
  • Safflower – 0g
  • Sunflower Oil – 0g
  • Vegetable Oil – 0g
  • Vinegar – 0g

Spreads, Dressings & Condiments – 1 Tbsp. (15mL) serving size

  • Butter – 0g
  • Guacamole – 5g
  • Ketchup – 4g
  • Margarine – 0g
  • Mayonnaise – 1g
  • Mustard – 0.5g
  • Relish – 4g
  • Soy Sauce – 1g

Vegetables & Mushrooms – 1/2 Cup (120 mL) serving size

  • Arugula – 0.5g
  • Asparagus – 4g
  • Avocado – 6g
  • Bell Peppers – 4.5g
  • Beets – 9g
  • Broccoli – 6g
  • Broccoli Raab – 0.5g
  • Cabbage – 4g
  • Carrots – 6g
  • Cauliflower – 2.5g
  • Celery – 1.5g
  • Chicory – 4g
  • Cucumbers – 2g
  • Kale – 4g
  • Lettuce – 1g
  • Marrow – 0.5g
  • Mushrooms – 4g
  • Okra – 4g
  • Radishes – 2g
  • Spinach – 3g
  • String Beans – 5g
  • Turnips – 4g

This low carb foods list should give you more than enough ideas for food options on a low carb diet plan. There are many ways to mix and match these low carb foods to make a diverse, nutritious and tasty meal plan.

Or you might not care about taste or variety as much. In that case, choose a few complementary individual foods to make a staple part of your diet plan.

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