Top 6 Best Fruits for a Low Carb Diet

Looking for the Top 6 Best Fruits for a Low Carb Diet? What…you can’t have any fruit on a low carb diet?

If you think sticking to a low carb diet plan means shunning fruit, you’re not alone. In a survey, 30% of low carb dieters said they had reduced their fruit intake and 14% had stopped eating fruit altogether. This means roughly 11 million Americans have dropped some essential nutrients from their diets.

Eliminating fruits is a common misconception. Fruits, especially the ones below, will provide building-block nutrients in your diet while not raising your blood sugar, AND they provide an excellent source of fiber.

Which fruit packs the biggest nutrition punch? It’s the lowly Kiwi! So be sure and include 1 cup of fruit a day in your low carb diet plan.

Here’s my Top 6 Best Fruits for a Low Carb Diet and their carb count per one cup serving:

KIWI 14gm

AVOCADO 12gm

PAPAYA 14gm

CANTALOUPE 18gm

STRAWBERRIES 11gm

GRAPEFRUIT12gm

See? Now wasn’t that easy and tasty? It’s no problem having fruit on a low carb diet if you choose wisely.


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Frozen Food Meals for The Menopause Diet

Quick frozen food meals that work with The Menopause Diet

In a hurry and want something from the frozen food section? If the cooking fairy never taps you on the head, then stock your freezer with a few of these products.These frozen meals are acceptible ONLY because of the calorie count, which is between 250-300. . .they are not ideal but better than a bagel with jam! Remember, if you keep your meals between 250-300 calories, your insulin levels will remain smooth as silk REGARDLESS of the composition. Yes, I know they have pasta and other items that are high glycemic, but the portions are teeny. Again, these are NOT IDEAL (lots of salt and 19g of sugar) but it’s the best I could find on the market for those of you who are “cooking impaired.”

From Stouffer’s Lean Cuisine meals

Cafe Classics selections-

Oven Roasted Beef (240)
Tender cuts of roasted beef in a rich brown sauce, accented with carmalized onions and butter. Accompanied by a creamy cheddar cheese, broccoli, carrot and rice casserole.

Chicken Carbonara (260)
Roasted chicken tenderloins in a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce with turkey bacon, mushrooms, basil and garlic. Served over a bed of linguini tossed with roasted red peppers.

Glazed Chicken (230)
Roasted chicken tenderloins in a classic savory glaze with accents of herbs, lemon and mushrooms. Served with a white and wild rice pilaf accented with French cut green beans.

Fiesta Grilled Chicken (270)
Seasoned and grilled chicken tenderloins with hand-picked red and yellow peppers. Served with a Santa Fe-style medley of long grain white rice, black and pinto beans, whole kernel corn, green poblano and red chiles, topped with a creamy sour cream sauce with Mexican tomatillos and cheese.

From Healthy Choice

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo (300)
Alfredo sauce is a rich blend of condensed skim milk and Parmesan cheese, with a small amount of strongly flavored Parmesan cheese to create the distinctive Italian-style flavor for fettuccini cooked al dente.

Beef Tips Portabello (310)
Portabella mushroom sauce – gently seasoned with rosemary, cabernet sauvignon, and pepper – complements the flavors of the lean, tender beef sirloin and the creamy, whipped potatoes. An apple-cherry crisp completes this home-style meal

Salisbury Steak (210)
a flavorful blend of tomato, garlic, pepper and cabernet wine. Seasoned redskin potatoes.

Blackened Chicken (220)
Fire roasted red pepper sauce compliments the moist, blackened chicken breast while the seasoned rice is the perfect side dish. An apple praline crisp dessert tops the meal.

Country Herb Chicken (280)
Chicken breast with a blend of herbs consisting of whole marjoram, thyme and celery seeds. The redskin potatoes are roasted with the skins on to bring out their natural flavor.

Grilled Turkey Breast (260)
made with lean turkey tenders, and covered in a sweet cranberry-apple sauce. Roasted sweet and redskin potatoes, and tender beans with shoestring carrots.

From Weight Watcher’s frozen dinners

Salisbury Steak with Macaroni and Cheese (260)

Bistro Selections -

Pepper Steak (230)

Baked Garlic Chicken (280)

Basil Chicken (270)

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Top 20 Fiber Rich Foods for Your Menopause Diet

Get Enough Fiber and Lose Weight

Fiber is the secret ingredient when it comes to weight loss, according to several studies. So here’s my Top 20 Fiber Rich Foods which can help you shed the pounds on your Menopause Diet:

  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Rye
  • Broccoli
  • Green beans
  • Apples with skin
  • Spinach
  • Beet greens
  • Kale
  • Collard
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip greens
  • Almonds
  • Brazil nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Walnuts
  • Cherries
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Stone ground whole wheat

    Focus on choosing a variety of these high fiber foods and you won’t be caught reading in the bathroom because of constipation.

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  • Top Low Carb Diet High Fiber Breakfast Options

    High Fiber Means Lower Blood Sugar Response to Carbs

    A high fiber low carb diet breakfast fuels your body throughout the
    day, but most low carb diets don’t emphasize the importance of keeping
    fiber in your diet. So I’ve gathered some easy recommendations for my
    Top Low Carb Diet High Fiber Breakfast Options:

    • Steel cut oats, raisins and 2% milk. Whole grain breakfast
      foods are digested more slowly, which keeps the glycemic load
      down. Just 2 tablespoons of raisins are allowed.
    • Yogurt topped with Wheat Germ, blueberries and nuts Now this
      is a great, easy breakfast treat. I use organic full fat yogurt, but
      you can use a low fat one, and sprinkle the crunchy wheat germ and
      fiber rich blueberries on top. I even sweeten it with some sucralose.
      My choice for nuts is a sprinkling of sliced almonds. Yum!
    • Cottage cheese and berries I often have this for either breakfast
      or lunch, using a 2% fat cottage cheese and raspberries and blueberries.
    • Omelets, low carb toast and 1/2 grapefruit or orange. Making
      an omelet is easy. Add some carb controlled bread, such as the new
      Atkin’s approved Orowheat brand, and 1/2 of a fiber rich grapefruit
      of fresh orange and you’ve got loads of fiber.
    • Cheese, avocado, tomato sandwich Who says you can’t have
      a sandwich for breakfast? Just take some carb controlled whole wheat
      bread ( I take one slice and cut it in half), add a slice of provolone
      cheese, some tomatoes and slices of avocado and top with the other
      slice of bread.
    • Cold Low GI Cereal Breakfast cereal brands are changing dramatically, and ones like Kashi, Fiber One, All Bran and Nature’s Path Organic Optimum Slim are high in fiber, relatively low in carbs and full of good, crunchy taste.

    Research studies have shown that children who eat a high-fiber, low
    sugar breakfast were less hungry at lunchtime and ate less than children
    fed a high sugar, low fiber cereal. Another study reported that people
    who ate refined grains stripped of their fiber were MORE likely to gain
    weight or be overweight than those eating a natural high-fiber whole
    grains.

    References: Pediatrics. 2003 Nov;112(5):e414.

    Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Jul;82(1 Suppl):265S-273S


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