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Low Carbing Essentials: What you need in your pantry

A few items you need in your food pantry when low-carbing to make it a success.
If you have heard of a Low Carb diet, you have a reasonably good idea of what foods the diet mainly promotes; Fish and Shellfish, Meat and Poultry, Eggs and Cheese, and non-starchy vegetables such as Cauliflower and Broccoli. These foods have very few carbohydrates in them, and so are encouraged to be consumed on a daily basis. There are, however, a few ingredients that are not as widely associated with low carb diet as those listed above, and which can add a great variety to an otherwise restrictive diet plan. Almond Flour / Coconut Flour When adapting to a low carb lifestyle, having almond flour and/or coconut flour in your food pantry is a must. Researching the net carbs (which is the total carbohydrate minus the fiber) of different kinds of flours showed that; traditional all-purpose white flour has on average 23 grams of carbohydrates in one serving (a quarter cup). Almond flour has 3 grams for the same serving. Coconut flour is slightly higher, at 6 grams of carbs for one...