While the keto diet is crystal clear about some food groups such as breads, meats, and dairy, other diverse groups like vegetables and fruits can feel a bit confusing. The body treats some fruits like sugar, and some root vegetables can be high in starches and carbohydrates. To clear the air, we’re offering the 411 on the best keto vegetables to use in your everyday life.
If you're going to eat potatoes, corn, parsnips, beets, or peas on a keto diet, be sure to eat them sparingly as these have a starchy composition and are high in carbohydrates. Carrots and onions are safe to consume in small quantities, as they’re right in the middle of the carb spectrum. In general, the best keto vegetables will be either green, juicy, or both. A good rule of thumb is that if the vegetable isn’t leaking all over your cutting board, it’s likely to be high in starches.
We’ve been creating flavorful recipes using lots of these keto-friendly veggies. Take a look and let us know which one you’re trying first!