Make Something No Carb (and New)
If you’re starting a low carb diet, on Atkins Induction or trying to enter ketosis quickly, eating the right zero carb foods seriously step up your game.
If you’re thinking about no carb foods, you’re probably asking, “What can I eat?” The sheer volume of no carb food choices may surprise you.
- Find your favorites on this printable 70 Zero Carb Foods List.
Which foods have no carbs? Here are plenty of options to make flavorful, satisfying meals with zero carbs or almost zero carbs and a few suggestions to make things more interesting.
Zero Carb Meat
Almost all natural, unprocessed meats are zero carb foods.
Note: Some sausage and bacon brands have trace amounts of carbs. Allow .3 to .5 net carbs per serving if you’re unsure – just to be on the safe side.
These natural meats have zero carbs:
- Cornish Hen
Zero Carb Seafood
Besides being a zero carb food, fresh seafood is high in protein and healthy Omega-3 fat. This includes most shellfish, too.
Zero Carb Fresh Fish:
Almost Zero Carb Shellfish:
(these contain only trace amounts)
Zero Carb Fruits and Veggies
Many vegetables have no carbs or almost no carbs, including cucumbers, radishes, lettuce, spinach and celery. As a general rule, most leafy or green vegetables will have zero or very few carbs
Low-sugar fruits can be consumed in moderation. These include avocado and a few berries.
Almost Zero Carb Fruits & Veggies:
Serving size: 1/2 cup
- Spinach .2
- Parsley .4
- Avocado .5
- Radish .5
- Lettuce .25
- Bok Choy .7
- Celery .8
Serving size: 1/4 cup
- Mushrooms .5
- Garlic (1/2 clove) .5
- Pokeberry Shoots .5
- Cabbage .5
- Asparagus (3 pieces) .6
- Coconut .5
- Yellow Squash .7
- Raspberries .7
- Cauliflower .7
- Broccoli .8
- Cucumber .9
Zero Carb Dairy
Most cheese is zero carb, or almost zero carb. According to USDA food lists, Camembert, cheddar, Munster and parmesan cheeses have zero carbs.
Heavy cream and whipped cream are excellent options, each having only trace amounts of carbs. Be sure to check the labels. To sweeten, add a sprinkle of Splenda.
Eggs are often listed as zero carb, but many have small amounts. Count .5 net carbs per egg to be on the safe side.
Zero Carb Oils and Fats
Avocado oil, olive oil and coconut oil have zero carbs and are the healthiest options. Grass-fed butter has no carbs and may be used for cooking as well.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is essential for rapid fat-burning. Fats from coconut oil aren’t stored. Instead, coconut oil fats are used immediately for energy.
La Tourangelle Avocado Oil is all-natural, expeller-pressed, non-GMO and Kosher. La Tourangelle has a fruity roundness – great for both sweet and savory applications.
Zero Carb Herbs and Spices
Zero carb herbs such as turmeric, oregano, sage, dill and thyme add incredible flavor.
There are more than 60 zero carb spices to choose from – but these eight special spices speed up your fat loss.
Everyday Zero Carb Seasonings:
- Ground Cinnamon
- Most Hot Sauces
- Pre-mixed Seasonings (check each label)
- Yellow Mustard
- Dill weed
Artificial Sweeteners and Atkins
Dr. Atkins prefers sucralose (Splenda), but small amounts (2 to 3 servings) of saccharine (Sweet N Low) are also allowed.
(Type, Serving Size, Net Carbs)
- Splenda: (sucralose) 1 packet, 1 net carb / liquid is zero carb
- Sweet N Low: (saccharine) 1 packet, 0.9 net carbs / liquid is zero carb
- Stevia: (all natural) 1 packet, 1 net carb / liquid is zero carb
- Erythritol (all natural) trace net carbs per serving
Sucralose Liquid Sweetener
EZ-Sweetz liquid sweetener is made of sucralose and has no bitter aftertaste. Zero carb, zero calories, zero impact.
De-Bittered Liquid Stevia
EZ-Sweetz’s de-bittered stevia blend has no unpleasant aftertaste. EZ-Sweetz’s blend has none of the characteristic bitterness of typical stevia sweeteners.
Now Foods erythritol powder is a natural sweetener that’s non-GMO, low glycemic impact and zero calorie.
Printable No Carb Food List
A complete list of zero carb and almost zero carb foods, arranged by food group and total net carbs. Perfect for a quick Atkins Induction or Ketosis grocery list. Click the image to view, print or save.
Rapid Keto Plan for Women
The Keto Beginning is a highly recommended program – especially if you’re not ready for Atkins Maintenance phases or an increase in carbs every day.
Bust through plateaus, eat more carbs and uncover a life you love. Restore your weight, balance hormones and lift mood naturally.
This carb cycling keto meal plan slides you into fat-burning mode, without needing to go strict low carb.
If what you’re doing isn’t working,
…this is your chance to change your body, meet your goals and achieve the balance you’re searching for.