The ketogenic diet or the keto diet has a fan-following that’s growing day by day, even after critics continue to warn people against the diet. The keto diet is a high-fat, medium-protein and very low carbohydrates diet. If you’re on the keto diet, you cannot consume more than 25-30 grams of carbohydrates per day. When you do so, your body automatically starts using fats as a source of energy. (Primarily, the body uses carbs for energy) This process is called ketosis. When the body gets into ketosis, not only does it use the dietary fats and proteins, but also the stored fats in the body – thus making the process of fat loss super fast. Now, if you’ve ever considered keto diet, you would know how difficult it is to do follow it. Why? Because almost every food item has a ton of fats. Even those healthy vegetables you love to hate!
So how should you consume vegetables while you’re on keto? First things first, you must always control your portion of veggies. Second, you must always consume low-carb vegetables. Ahead are some low-carb vegetables you can eat during your ketogenic diet.
Broccoli is one of the most fibrous vegetables out there. Thankfully, they are very low on carbs. You can steam or roast them with a drizzle of oil with your protein for a complete meal.
Spinach is readily available, a great source of vitamins and essential minerals and thankfully, super keto-friendly. Spinach can come in handy to spice up your protein, as a salad or as a steamy, creamy soup.
Here’s another commonly available veggie that has all the potential to be your keto-munchie. You can have it by itself or dip in a homemade cheese sauce.
On days you are tired of consuming meat after meat, switch things up with mushrooms. They have a soft chewy texture, making perfectly good kebabs.
Eggplant is another keto-approved veggie not many talks about. We like to cut them super thin and lightly roast them over a tava to make some healthy chips.
Not the most readily available, but pretty much the most versatile. You can have them in your salad or roll them into spaghetti for a keto-friendly pasta.
Cauliflower too can be used for many dishes and many yummy recipes are available of this veggie.
This vegetable has around 3 gm net carbs (per cup) and we Indians have a lot of recipes of cabbage.