As a quick reference, you should avoid starchy vegetables like:
You’ll also want to be mindful of:
Another way to think about non-keto approved vegetables is that they generally grow below the ground.
As such they are usually not green, but orange, brown and yellow.
Vegetables To Eat On Keto
On the other hand, vegetables that grow above the ground (AKA leafy greens) are completely SAFE for keto.
Remember, if it’s green it’s usually good to eat on keto!
However, there is one last group to keep in mind:
The Middle Ground
These vegetables are ok in smaller amounts. However because they have higher carbs you’ll want to be careful about consuming too many.
If you want an easy way to keep track of all this, I suggest printing this list out and keeping it taped to the front of your fridge! (Or anywhere else in your kitchen you can’t miss.)
And if you’re ever unsure about any individual vegetable, I recommend typing it into either Google or any food tracking app to check the macros. (Carb Manager is a great one for keto.)
If the carb count is over 5 grams after subtracting the Fiber, then you’ll usually want to steer clear!
(Remember, you generally don’t want to go over 20g net carbs a day for keto.)