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My Favorite Low-Carb Food Swaps

April 22, 2016

I recently appeared on a morning news show to talk about some popular low-carb swaps for traditional carb-heavy snacks and meals, and I thought it was a great opportunity to share the scoop here.

Swap potato chips for:

Who needs all those carbs when you can have these savory snacks:

Kale Chips

Zucchini Crisps

Swap pasta for:

Why blow more than a day’s worth of Net Carbs in one serving) when you have the fresh flavors of zucchini:

Zucchini Pasta with Almond Pesto

Zucchini Spaghetti with Lemon-Chive Dressing

Swap a banana for:

Skip the 14 grams of sugar or more that may be in a banana for:

A bowl of fresh berries

Swap instant oatmeal for:

The initial sugar rush from your morning bowl won’t keep you satisfied like eggs:

Bacon-Avocado and Jack Cheese Omelets

In a rush? Heat up an Atkins Breakfast Bowl in the same time it would take to heat up your oatmeal:

Bacon Scramble

Farmhouse-Style Sausage Scramble

Swap a granola bar for:

Skip the sugar-rush you’ll get from that granola for a protein-packed snack:

Atkins Harvest Trail Bars

I’m always looking for new ideas for low-carb swaps, so please share yours!

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