Low Carb Vegetables


These low carb vegetables are filling, and provide a nice variety of choices within a ketogenic diet plan. Vegetables can be roasted, grilled, baked, sauteed or steamed. Add butter or low carb sauces for extra flavor. Boiling is not recommended as this cooking method destroys most of the vitamins.


Vegetables with Less than 5 Net Carbs

These serving sizes of vegetables have about 5 grams of net carbs (carb minus the fiber) or less.

  • 1 cup Alfalfa Sprouts (1 net carb)
  • 1 cup raw broccoli (2 net carbs)
  • 1 cup bok choy (< 1 net carb)
  • 1 cup cooked broccoli (4 net carbs)
  • 1 cup raw shredded cabbage (2 net carbs)
  • 1 cup boiled cabbage (4 net carbs)
  • 1 medium raw carrot (4 net carbs)
  • 1 cup cauliflower (2 carbs)
  • 1 stalk raw celery (1 net carb)
  • 1/2 medium cucumber (3 net carbs)
  • 1/2 cup cooked eggplant (3 net carbs)
  • 1 clove raw garlic (1 net carb)
  • 1 cup lettuce (< 1 net carb)
  • 1 cup of mixed greens (< 1 net carb)
  • 1 cup raw mushrooms (2 net carbs)
  • 1 cup mustard greens (3 net carbs)
  • 5 green olives (< 1 net carb)
  • 1/4 cup raw onions (3 net carbs)
  • 1 cup raw green bell peppers (4 net carbs)
  • 1 cup raw red bell peppers (5 net carbs)
  • 1/2 cup raw radishes (< 1 net carb)
  • 1 ounce raw shallots (3 net carbs)
  • 1 cup raw spinach (1 net carb)
  • 1 cup cooked spinach (3 net carbs)
  • 1 cup raw summer squash (4 net carbs
  • 1 cup cooked summer squash (5 net carbs)
  • 1 medium red tomato (4 net carbs)
  • 5 cherry tomatoes (2 net carbs)
  • 1 cup turnip greens, cooked (3 net carbs)

Vegetables with more than 5 Net Carbs

These serving sizes of low carb vegetables have more than 5 grams of net carbs (carb minus the fiber).

  • 1/2 cup black beans (17 net carbs)
  • 1/2 cup butter beans (12 net carbs)
  • 1/2 cup Great Northern beans (16 net carbs)
  • 1/2 cup green beans (8 net carbs)
  • 1/2 cup kidney beans (17 net carbs)
  • 1/2 cup navy beans (21 net carbs)
  • 1/2 cup pinto beans (19 net carbs)
  • 1/2 cup red beans (12 net carbs)
  • 1/2 cup beets (6 net carbs)
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas (20 net carbs)
  • 1/2 cup boiled peas (10 net carbs)
  • 1 large sweet pepper (12 net carbs)
  • 1 medium baked sweet potato (24 net carbs)
  • 1 medium baked potato (26 net carbs)
  • 1 cup winter squash (acorn, butternut, hubbard, spaghetti) (9 net carbs)
  • 1 large raw tomato (7 net carbs)


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