With the popularity of low carb dieting (ketogenic, paleo, low carb, etc.) on the rise the search for low carb foods that taste great is also on the rise. These foods can consist of low carb swaps for some of your favorite starchy or sugary foods or simple single food items that are low in carbohydrates. Check out this list of 30 of the best tasting low carb foods out there!
Of course, we are starting this list out with one of man’s favorite foods. Bacon! Bacon can be used in many different dishes and or just ate by itself. You can even use bacon as a bun for a sandwich!
One of the great things about pork is that is can often be consumed with veggies and does not require bread to make for a great dish.
There is nothing like a big steak or hamburger to make you feel like you aren’t on a diet. Just remember if you are eating a burger you’ll want to remove the bun to stay low carb!
Chopping up a nice juicy chicken breast and adding to your salad can be a great way to maintain a low carb lifestyle and have great food?
Fish can come in many different forms and can be served in a variety of ways. The one thing most of the variations have in common is that they are low in carbohydrates!
6. Lettuce Wraps
Lettuce wraps are perfect for a low carb lifestyle because they can take the place of bread or buns on your favorite sandwiches!
7. Cauliflower Crust
If you haven’t tried cauliflower pizza crust yet then you are seriously missing out! You won’t even miss the pizza!
8. Beef Jerky
Snacking on a low carb diet can be a challenge but most gas stations and convenient stores carry beef jerky which is a great low carb snack option!
9. Pork Rinds
Pork rinds come in many different flavors now and they can be a great replacement to your favorite chip. You can even use them to make nachos!
10. Cheese Shell Tacos
Missing out on Taco Tuesday? You don’t have to with cheese shell tacos! They make a great replacement for hard shell tacos!
11. Cheese Sticks
Cheese sticks make another great on the go low carb snack that tastes great!
Not only are mushrooms good for you but they also taste great and are low in carbs! See our post on mushroom superfoods.
If you need to add a little fat into your diet, Avocados can be a great way. While they do have a few extra carbs in them the majority of the carbs come from fiber!
Eggs can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and they are always low carb!
15. Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt can be a nice low carb treat, especially when combined with your favorite protein powder. Be careful of the flavored greek yogurt since those can contain added sugar!
If you need to add some volume to your meals peppers can be a great way to do so without all the added carbohydrates!
17. Dark Chocolate
Sweet tooth? Dark chocolate is much lower in sugar than traditional milk chocolate with some other added health benefits as well!
Almonds are another go to snack option on a low carb diet.
19. Brazil Nuts
Just like almonds, Brazil nuts are a great snack option but if you are concerned with calories be sure to portion these out. They are very high in healthy fats!
Turkey is a great lean source of protein and it is also a low carb food that tastes great!
21. Macadamia Nuts
Of the nuts we have mentioned so fat, macadamia nuts are the lowest in carbs and in my personal opinion the best tasting!
22. Nut Butter
Nut butter can be a nice cure to your sweet tooth but be sure to check your label. Some nut butters can contain a lot of added sugar!
Olives are one of my favorite little snacks to munch on. Not only are they low carb but they are low calorie as well!
Pecans are another great example of a low carb snack that tastes great and is great on the go!
25. Cold Cut Meat
There are several different types of cold cuts that you can have. One of my favorite things to do is combine them with cheese and make into little wraps!
26. Blue Berries
Having fruit on a low carb diet can be challenging but fruits like blue berries are lower in carbohydrate and make a great addition to your Greek yogurt!
Strawberries, like blueberries, can be a great low carb fruit option to keep you on your diet.
28. Sugar Free Drinks
Even when trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle you may find yourself craving a sugary soda. Like some sugar free drinks may contain some questionable ingredients, in moderation they are much better than their sugary alternatives!
29. Sugar Free Desserts
Desserts like sugar free pudding can be just what you need to prevent yourself from falling of the wagon with your sweet tooth
30 Low Carb Protein Bars
Low Carb protein bars like the ones made at Quest Nutrition can not only be a great way to fuel your body on the go but also provide you with a great tasting snack that is low in carbs!
It may be difficult for some people to adopt a low carb lifestyle and for almost everyone it takes some serious adjustment. However, through proper planning and finding out which tasty low carb alternatives you like, it can become much easier. You may not end up liking all of the foods on this list but be sure to give some of them a try. You may find that as you change your diet your taste buds change too!