With the start of a new year comes New Year’s resolutions. And for many of us, healthy eating is at the top of our list. If you’re just starting out on your healthy eating journey, it can be difficult to know where to begin. That’s where Tommy’s Superfoods comes in! We’ve got your guide to the best and tastiest low-carb keto vegetables that you can easily add to your diet. Let’s start this year off on a healthy foot!
The 5 Best Low-Carb Vegetables
Low Carb Vegetable #1: Spinach
Spinach is a dark leafy green that only has one net carb. That’s right, just one! But spinach isn’t just a low-carb vegetable, it’s also got tons of health benefits to keep you on the right track. Some of these health benefits include:
- High fiber content to help with weight management
- Lots of Vitamin C, which boosts your immune system
- Good source of Calcium for healthy bones
While we love all these nutrients, we also love how easy it is to incorporate spinach into your diet. You can add spinach to smoothies, sandwiches, breakfast burritos, rice bowls, pasta, salads, or on top of a pizza. Or, if you want to save time on prep pick up a bag of our Super Greens medley! The choice is up to you, but we guarantee that you won’t regret having some spinach on your plate.
Low Carb Vegetable #2: Asparagus
Next up on our list of low-carb keto vegetables is asparagus. Asparagus is a spring vegetable with lots of nutrients, but not so many carbs or calories. Some of the benefits of asparagus are:
- High levels of antioxidants, which fight aging and disease
- Good amounts of folate, which helps keep your brain healthy
- Lots of fiber to help with weight management and blood sugar control
You might think that asparagus is just for the side of your plate, but we think differently! There are plenty of options for making asparagus the center of your meal, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, or sometime in between. Try preparing asparagus on the grill, roasting it in the oven, loading it on a baked potato, or even on your waffles! You can also try this low-carb vegetable in our Asparagus & Kale with Green Chickpeas medley, paired with red bell pepper for an extra kick in your veggies.
Low Carb Vegetable #3: Cauliflower
Continuing on our list of low-carb keto vegetables, we’ve got cauliflower. Cauliflower is so tasty (and healthy) that we added it to not just one, but two of our vegetable medleys! Here are some of the benefits of eating cauliflower:
- Antioxidants that reduce inflammation
- Weight management
- Lowered risk of chronic illnesses, heart disease, and diabetes
The best part about eating cauliflower is just how easy it is to prepare. In fact, it may be the most versatile veggie on our list! Cauliflower can be riced, mashed, used as a steak substitute, made into hummus, roasted, sauteéd, or used as a stuffing. Try it out in our Cauliflower & Green Beans medley, or our brand new Cauliflower & Purple Sweet Potatoes medley for a Texas barbecue twist.
Low Carb Vegetable #4: Broccoli
We’ve already written quite a bit about broccoli in the past, but we just don’t have enough great things to say about it! These little green goodies are packed with flavor and nutrients, making them a great addition to your healthy eating list. Broccoli can:
- Keep your heart and nerves healthy
- Produce new cells in your body
- Reduce the risk of disease and chronic illnesses
- Help with digestive health
Adding broccoli to your diet is as simple as 1, 2, 3: buy, cook, eat! Broccoli can be sauteéd, roasted, added into pasta, used as a pizza topping, put with stir fry, baked in a quiche or frittata, put in a power bowl, turned into pizza crust, and so much more. We’ve used broccoli in three of our products, Vegetable Medley, for when you want something more classic, Broccoli and Green Chickpeas, for when you’re looking for a little more zest, or our new Asian Fusion medley, perfect for the nights when you want to skip on the takeout.
Low Carb Vegetable #5: Brussels Sprouts
Last but certainly not least, we have Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts are often dubbed as a holiday season vegetable, but we don’t see any reason you can’t enjoy them year-round! They’re not only great in taste and texture, but they have quite the list of health benefits as well. Their health benefits include:
- High levels of Vitamin K, which is necessary to heal cuts and keep bones healthy
- A good source of antioxidants, which reduce the risk of chronic diseases
- Reducing the risk of heart disease and blood sugar problems because of their high fiber content
- Boosting immune system health thanks to Vitamin C
We like our Brussels sprouts to be prepared simply, which is why we did all the hard work for you. Our Brussels Sprouts medley is pre-washed and seasoned, so all you have to do is toss them in some olive oil and sauté them on the stovetop or roast them in the oven. If you want some extra fun with your sprouts, try using them in a stir fry, bake them in a frittata, add them to a salad, or use them as part of your favorite power bowls. And don’t forget to keep them in rotation all year!
Whether your resolution is simply eating more veggies in a week, or you’re focused specifically on low-carb keto vegetables, we’ve got solutions for you. With flavors and varieties for every taste (and every meal!), you’re sure to find options that work right for your healthy diet. If you’re feeling inspired, take a look at our recipe archive for some tasty ideas on how you can incorporate more vegetables into your life.
Are you starting a healthy eating journey? Leave us a comment and let us know how you’re incorporating more healthy food into your diet!