By namasaty Latest Reply 2013-05-11 14:33:12 -0500
Started 2013-05-03 22:23:25 -0500

What veggies are "free" for t2?

9 replies

Caroltoo 2013-05-11 14:33:12 -0500 Report

Celery, green beans, lettuce, and dark greens like kale and spinach are all really low and good sources of the B vitamins and folate that we need. To that base, I add zucchini, yellow crooked neck, tomatoes, asparagus, mung bean spouts, onion, garlic, sweet peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, and a few small carrots and can create a wonderful stir fry. I don't use them all at once, but select according to my preference at the time.

For breakfast, I stir fry cauliflower, julienned baby carrots, mushrooms, onion, spinach, and garlic lightly in a little olive oil, then pull the veggies together in a sort of a nest and steam an egg on top of the cooked veggies. Season with pepper, a pinch of salt, and some shredded Parmesan cheese. Yummy.

Fefe12 2013-05-11 04:03:41 -0500 Report

Im worried about the question. Is this so you can better keep track of other carbs you are eating? You cant go without carbs, thats what your body uses for fuel.

namasaty 2013-05-11 13:43:17 -0500 Report

Oh no, I see the importance of carbs, but when I get hungry, I REALLY get hungry and can eat anything on sight! I want to know free stuff so ill munch on those instead

IronOre 2013-05-06 22:55:30 -0500 Report

celery, or anything else with almost zero carbs
typically the more color they have the more carbs they have

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-06 19:30:45 -0500 Report

Green leafy veggies. I don't eat iceberg lettuce but I do eat other varieties. Iceberg lettuce is hard for me to digest.

GabbyPA 2013-05-05 15:37:20 -0500 Report

Well, I have to pay for all of my veggies.....just kidding

Green veggies are usually the lowest in carbs. Just like Sandy said, broccoli, green beans, lettuce, and so on. Of course if you cook them, you bring out the natural sugars, so the more you eat raw the better.
Others that are pretty low carb are cauliflower, radishes, cucumbers and parsley, kale and spinach.

SandySilvers 2013-05-04 07:41:38 -0500 Report

Hello! I eat alot of green veggies (broccoli, green beans, lettuce, etc) and my body does GREAT with them. I can eat a good anount, feel full, but not have to worry about alot of carbs,of calories and fat. Squash and zucchini are great too..I just eat a little less. I think it depends on the individual. Everyone is so different. I did alot of testing to figure out what foods are best for me.