First, all veggies are nutritious, and we would never recommend avoiding one because it has a few more carbohydrates than another. Carrots, beets, parsnips, taro root, and sweet potatoes are examples of carb-rich vegetables. And don’t be concerned about the veggies that have the lowest carbohydrate content. We’ll get to them right away.
While all leafy greens are low in carbohydrates, lettuces are the lowest in carbs owing to their high water content. Iceberg lettuce contains 2.97 grams of carbs per serving. So using it on a salad basis may help you keep your carb count low. Due to its high water content, iceberg lettuce is less nutrition dense than other leafy greens.
Try dipping water-heavy celery (2.97 grams carbohydrates per serving) in a protein-and healthy fat-rich dip or sauce like pesto, peanut butter, or hummus for a low-carb snack or side. Celery is our preferred vehicle for dipping.
Freshly sliced cucumbers are an excellent choice for dipping and dunking, as well as adding crunch to hummus and salads. A serving has approximately 2 g carbohydrates if peeled and 3 g if not.
There’s a reason many low-carb recipes call for luscious mushrooms to substitute meat or even buns and bread. White mushrooms are a good choice since they contain just 3.26 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams. We use them in salads, stir-fries, and omelets
We enjoy roasted cauliflower, and it’s become a popular low-carb alternative to pizza crusts and rice. Six florets of the cruciferous vegetable contain just 4.4 grams of carbs.
Broccoli, like cauliflower, is a favorite sautéed or baked vegetable. It’s a cruciferous vegetable that’s high in sulfur and low in carbs. A cup of raw spinach has approximately 6 grams of carbs.