40+ Mouth-Watering, Finger-Licking Low-Carb Foods

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Carbs are highly controversial these days, but there’s no denying that avoiding carbs prevents blood sugar from soaring. Most of the apprehension around low-carb diet plans is due to the USDA dietary guidelines, which recommend that about half of our calories come from carbohydrates. But, as anyone with diabetes knows, eating that many carbs means you’ll need a lot insulin and have a lot of blood glucose variability… So, while I can’t speak to how the USDA guidelines work for non-diabetics, I can say with confidence: They do not work for me.

Over the years, after lots of trial and error, I’ve discovered the only way for me to enjoy carbs, without wreaking havoc on my body, is to strictly limit them. This quote from Dr. Bernstein has become my mantra:

“Big inputs make big mistakes; small inputs make small mistakes.”

It’s as simple as that. Keep the inputs (carbs) small and any blood glucose spikes will be small, too! So, why not give low-carb a try?

Check out this guide with some simple tips and over 40 tasty low-carb options that will fill you up while keeping blood glucose down. Who knew diabetes-friendly foods could be so awesome?

40+ tasty low-carb foods


About the Author

Rachel Sánchez-Madhur
Living with T1D for 22+ years. Low-carb foodie, wine enthusiast, yogi, and dog-lover. Consumer Marketing, Strategy, and Customer Success at One Drop.


  1. Lisa Says :
    Posted on February 24, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Thank you Rachel, for this great article and incredible graphic! Dr. Bernstein’s Law of Small Numbers is my mantra as well. Regulating carb intake has completely changed my diabetes management and made me a more optimistic, positive person as a result. Type 1 no longer seems so daunting. It’s like I’ve finally been let in on the secret! I’m very happy to hear you’re having success with Dr. Bernstein’s plan!

  2. Jenny
    Posted on February 24, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    What is a good daily carb counting app ?

    • Rachel Sánchez-Madhur
      Rachel Sánchez-Madhur Says :
      Posted on February 24, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Hi Jenny! Have you tried using One Drop’s carb counting features? Just search for your foods, and One Drop automatically tallies up the carbs for you! If you need any help getting set up, reach out to our team: http://onedrop.today/help

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