ZERO CARB FOOD LIST

When we talk about low carb food the list is huge. But when we talk about zero carb foods the list is more limited, especially in veggie and fruit area. There are more than 100 choices for richly satisfying meals.

Zero carb foods were hard to find, but not anymore.

Read our food list

NO CARB FOOD LABELS

Many food companies make claims about the amount of carbohydrate in their products

If the food has less than one gram of carbs the law allows food companies to print “ zero grams” on label.

The total carbohydrate tells how many grams of carbohydrate are in one serving. Be careful when reading the label. There can be more than one serving in the package, so if you eat more than one serving, you will need to multiply the grams of carbohydrate accordingly.

LIST OF FOODS WITH NO CARBS

In every food group there are zero carb foods, when going no carb it’s easy to enjoy variety of foods.

Zero Carb Meat

High in protein and vitamins, most natural meats have zero carbs.

These natural meats have no carbs:

  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Veal
  • Lamb
  • Fowl (goose, turkey, chicken, hen, quail, duck )
  • Organ Meats (heart, brains, kidneys, tongue, liver)
  • Game Meats (ostrich, venison, bison, elk, caribou)
  • Exotic Meats (such as ostrich and emu)

ZERO CARB SEAFOOD

Fresh (unprocessed) seafood is zero carb:

  • Bass
  • Trout
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Sardine
  • Cod
  • Flounder
  • Sole
  • Halibut
  • Sardine
  • Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Catfish

These options have trace carbs:

  • Squid
  • Shrimp
  • Crab
  • Lobster

These options have a bit more:

  • Clams (count .38 net carbs per clam)
  • Oysters (count .37 net carbs per oyster)
  • Mussels (count .35 net carbs per mussel)

ZERO CARB SEASONING

  • Most Hot Sauces
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Vinegar
  • Pre-mixed Seasonings (check the label)
  • Dill weed
  • Chives, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, etc.

ZERO CARB OILS AND FATS

The following fats and oils have zero carbs:

  • Avocado oil
  • Olive oil
  • Fish oil
  • Walnut Oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Grass-fed butter
  • Animal Fats (including lard)

Less healthy oils:

  • Sesame oil
  • Mayonnaise (check each label)
  • Vegetable Shortening

ZERO CARB BEVERAGES

These beverages are zero carb:

  • Tea
  • Water
  • Club Soda
  • Sparkling Water
  • Coffee
  • Diet Soda (watch the artificial sweetener)

ZERO CARB SWEETENERS

  • sucralose
  • saccharine
  • stevia

ZERO CARB ALCOHOL

Drink alcohol with caution. Before it burn fat for fuel, your body will burn alcohol. Your body will return to burning fat, after it metabolized the alcohol.

  • Whiskey
  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Rum
  • Tequila
  • Scotch

ALMOST ZERO FRUITS AND VEGGIES

Great choices for going zero carb are leafy green vegetables ( lettuce, celery, spinach, turnip greens )

Serving size: 1/2 cup

  • Spinach .2
  • Lettuce .23
  • Parsley .39
  • Celery .7
  • Avocado .5
  • Radish .5
  • Bok Choy .67

Serving size: 1/4 cup

  • Mushrooms .5
  • Cabbage .5
  • Raspberries .7
  • Broccoli .8
  • Cucumber .9
  • Garlic (1/2 clove) .5
  • Pokeberry Shoots .5
  • Asparagus (3 pieces) .6
  • Coconut .5
  • Yellow Squash .7
  • Cauliflower .7

ALMOST ZERO EGGS AND DAIRY

EGGS

Fried, scrambled, omelets, quiche, boiled, deviled and of course – egg salad, eggs are so versatile

  • Eggs  .2 to .1 per egg

The eggs are almost zero carb

HEAVY CREAM

Each brand of cream is different so you need to check the labels.

  • Heavy Cream  .38 net carbs per tablespoon.
  • Half-and-Half  .2 to 0.8 net carb per tablespoon.

ALMOST ZERO CHEESE

Serving size: 1 oz = 1″ cube = 1/4 cup grated (approx.)

  • Asiago .9
  • Goats .6
  • Fontina .4
  • Muenster .3
  • Provolone .6
  • Mozzarella .6
  • Ricotta .8
  • Cheddar .3
  • Brie .1
  • Camembert .1
  • Edam .4
  • Gruyère .1
  • Havarti .7
  • Colby .7
  • Parmesan .9
  • Blue .6
  • Mexican Blend Cheese .5
  • Gouda .6
  • Monterey .1
  • Neufchatel .1 to .8

* This list goes on and on… Try something new and be adventurous !

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