The key to making low carbs meals without stressing is to keep a good stock of diabetic items of low carbs.
Our pantry supply needs to have canned tomatoes, a can of coconut milk, sauce, or few spices.
We can store nuts and flours in containers or glass jars in order to keep them fresh for a longer period of time. This will also help us to have an organized pantry.
This is not an extensive pantry list. However, it gives info and an idea about the kind of things we should have.
There are also tips on some good items.
The different health properties of different oils are the reason why we need to have a variety of oils.
Remember that the oils in plastic bottles are generally seen as low-grade oils. The better options are clear glass bottles.
However, the oils that have the best quality are in bottles of dark glass.
When it comes to condiments, the best thing to do is to make our own condiments. However, most people prefer easier options.
The condiments are very useful for us because they give flavor to the food that we consume. The condiments are not always carbs-free.
But if we consume them in moderation, they may keep things interesting and add taste to the ordinary food.
However, we should always go for the best option for condiments. That is why we must always read the label to pick the low-carb one.
We can choose from massaman curry, green curry, and red curry.
When we want to consume mayonnaise opt for the organic kinds that are usually made from sunflower and olive oils that contain the lowest amount of ingredients and sugar.
Believe it or not, but low-fat mayonnaise is actually bad because it contains more preservatives and additives and it is also higher in sugar.
Also, do not pick mayonnaise that contains ten different ingredients.
We can go for soy sauce or soy sauce that is wheat-free.
We can choose from apple cider vinegar, balsamic, white wine, and red wine. These are all good if we want to make our own salad dressings.
Salad dressings that are sugar-free are actually hard to find, but that should not discourage us because we can always make them ourselves.
However, there are also good salad dressings that we can find. But avoid the ones that say low fat and no fat, because these are actually no good.
The mustard is a great choice and ingredient to put in our salad dressings, on the meat patty, or on the streak.
Also, we can add it to the sauces that we use to make our meals.
The traditional i.e. usual type of ketchup is generally high in sugar, that is why we need to find better options.
We can find sugar-free ketchup that is also low in carbs or if we want we can even make our own ketchup at home.
It is the same case with ketchup we need the avoid the usual, traditional types that are high in sugar.
And opt for low-carb and sugar-free BBQ sauce.
Extra snacks and treats for our pantry.
Before this was very difficult, but now thanks to different food companies, many types of bread are actually low carb ones.
The best thing to do is not consume alcohol, but we can put it in our meals. For example, we can add a small amount to sauces for extra flavor.
We should know that all alcohol content actually burns out of the sauce before we consume it.
We can choose Miso which is actually a fermented soy paste that we can use for soups.
Or we can add to our pantry list Nori seaweed which is good for wraps and sushi.
Also, another thing is bone broth or organic stock.
When it comes to baking goods we can pick from these 11 items:
Legumes and beans are high when it comes to carbs, that is why we need to avoid consuming too much.
However if we consume them in moderation, only small portions the maximum to be ½ cup per one serving that can be good.
The legumes and beans are good to feed the beneficial gut bacteria, and they will help us to feel fuller for a longer period of time.
The natural flavorings are dried herbs, seasonings, and dried herbs.
Dried herbs such as thyme, mixed herbs, basil, and oregano.
Seasonings such as black cracked pepper, Himalayan salt, Celtic salt, and sea salt.
Dried spices such as pure vanilla extract, Chinese 5 spice, coriander, Cajun, cinnamon, turmeric, garam masala, sweet paprika, cumin, and chili flakes.
There is always good to have a variety of seeds and nuts. Furthermore, if we keep them in containers and jars, they can be stored for months.
The seeds and nuts are good as snacks, for baking, and also as an addition to our salads.