Low-Carb Diet For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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If you're dieting the low-carb way, stock up on low-carb essentials so that when you have a need to eat, you can find healthy, low-carb ingredients. The following list contains recommended items to keep on hand:

Canned or Bottled Foods: Grains:
Canned tuna, salmon, or sardines (in water) Whole-grain pasta, long-grain rice, wild rice
Canned vegetables (asparagus, carrots, green beans, mushrooms, and so on) Whole-grain flours and cornmeal
Canned fruit packed in light syrup or juice Oatmeal
100-percent fruit preserves High-fiber, no-sugar cereals
Canned chicken or beef bouillon Low-sugar granola or homemade granola
Canned tomatoes and tomato paste Quinoa
Salsa Roasted soynuts
Ketchup Seasonings:
Canned or dried beans such as pinto, navy, kidney, limas, garbanzo, peas Salt-free seasonings
Fat-free refried beans Garlic and onion, minced and powder
Natural or low-sugar peanut butter Bouillon cubes or sprinkles
Sun-dried tomatoes Reduced-sodium soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce
Artichoke hearts Sugar substitutes
Olives Oils and Vinegars:
Capers Nonstick vegetable oil spray
Marinated vegetables (okra, beans) Healthy oils (olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, or light combination oils)
Roasted peppers
Pickles and pickle relish
Horseradish, Dijon, spicy, or plain mustard
Red and white table wine (for cooking)

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Katherine B. Chauncey, PhD, is a registered dietician and an associate professor and director of nutrition at the Texas Tech Medical Center's Center for Integrative and Nutritional Medicine.

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