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Roasted Vegetables

These add color, flavor, and texture to a meal. Choose tasty, low-carb veggies, like mushrooms, onions, eggplant, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, and low-carb squashes, like zucchini.

Greens

Go beyond your regular salad and try kale, spinach, and chard. They’re healthy, delicious, and low-carb, Powers says.

Low-calorie Drinks

Plain water is always good, but water infused with fruits and vegetables is more interesting.

Melon or Berries

Did you know that 1 cup of either of these has just 15 grams of carbs?

Higher-fiber Foods

Try legumes like dried beans, peas, and lentils. You can even enjoy a black bean and corn salsa with your raw vegetables.

A Little Fat

Good fat choices include olive oil, avocado, and fatty fishes -- think salmon served on of a bed of lettuce, for example.

Protein

Powers recommends Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, eggs, and lean meats. And don’t forget treats.

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