Know ahead of time before picking up your weekly groceries by checking out what low carb fruit and vegetables are at their best in March
Low Carb Vegetables in Season in March
2.7 g carbs / 100g
Green beans are a delicious fresh snack or can be used in a tonne of different dishes from salads, to stir fry’s, stews and more.
2.5 g carbs / 100g
We’ve specified the green variety of capsicum as it’s generally lower in carb than the red or orange varieties which are usually much sweeter.
Don’t be afraid of them though, the red capsicums only contain 3.5 g of carbs per 100g so are still very low carb and delicious!
1.6 g carbs / 100g
What’s a stir-fry without Bok Choy!
This vegetable is also known as Chinese Cabbage and makes an absolutely delicious addition to any stir fry and is a great way to get more of that delicious stir-fry flavours into your mouth at once.
It’s a very light textured and flavoured vegetable due to its high water content. That doesn’t mean it’s not high in nutrients though, with a good dose of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
0.4g carbs / 100g
The staple of body-builders all across the world, and for good reason! This amazing vegetable is delicious, nutritious, and super low carb. It’s almost always in my fridge ready to add to any dish that needs some green added to it.
Hot Tip: If your broccoli is looking a little sad and wilted, don’t throw it away, chop it up into pieces and put it in a bowl of iced water and in the fridge for half an hour or so. It will come out looking better than the day you bought it!
Looking for a different way to eat those greens? Check out our delicious Low Carb Cheesy, Broccoli & Bacon Savoury Muffin recipe here.
2 g carbs / 100g
These are a great addition to any salad and are good sources of fibre, particularly in the skin. They are super yummy as a quick snack sprinkled with a little salt and pepper.
1.4 g carbs / 100g
Super low in calories and high in fibre. Okra isn’t super popular but is very tasty. Fry it up with different herbs and a touch of butter. Delish!
2.3 g carbs / 100g
The superfood poster-child of 2014 and favourite of beard-toting hipsters everywhere. This nutrient-dense leafy vegetable is very low in carbs and incredibly high in beta-carotene, vitamin K and vitamin C. It’s also a good source of calcium and carotenoids.
If you’re still wondering how to make a delicious meal out of this vegetable, check out this great list of kale recipes on allrecipes.com
2.4 g carbs / 100g
A great low carb substitute for lasagne sheets and also can be stuffed and baked. If you ever come across the pickled version in a jar, give them a go, they are soo good. ?
1.8 g carbs / 100g
MOST lettuce types and leafy greens are low carb and are a great way to bulk out salads. Can also work as a wrap filled with your favourite low carb fillings.
0.3 g carbs / 100g
SUPER low in carbs and packed full of goodies. They are awesome any time of day. Cooked in a touch of butter and served as a brekkie side, or added to your favourite bolognese or pizza!
4.8 g carbs / 100g
Onions aren’t super low, but I added these in because they do add a great flavour to most low carb dishes. They come in white, brown and red (Spanish) which look and taste great in any meal.
3.2 g carbs / 100g
These are great for salads and soups. You can use them in most recipes that call for onions.
1.1 g carbs / 100g
It is similar to spinach but has a stronger flavour. Also known as Silverbeet. This is great in soups or wilted down with garlic and olive oil.
2.4 g carbs / 100g
There are many types of tomatoes. Pick whichever you love best. Roma tomatoes have a great flavour. Perfect raw in a salad or cooked up and used as a sauce. Another yummy snack on their own sprinkled with a little salt and pepper and drizzle of olive oil. ?
0.5g carbs / 100g
This is also known as chicory, or Endive (in France.)It is a leaf vegetable known for its bitterness (similar to radicchio) Great in salads or even char-grilled.
1.6 g carbs / 100g
The Zoodle craze has put zucchini in the spotlight for low carbers, used as a low carb pasta/ noodle substitute. They are also a great addition to stir-fries, grilled, or added to a bolognese.
Fruits in Season in March
Carbs per 100g serve (Food Standards Australia New Zealand)