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Can anyone suggest cheap low carb food and low carb veg/milk please?

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StoneToGo Mon 24-Feb-14 13:02:39

Hello

New here, having been persuaded by BIWI to give this another go.

Could anyone please suggest:

* Cheap low carb food
* Low carb vegetables
* Low carb milk (ie is almond etc lower carb?)

Also, is there a website somewhere that gives all this information?

Many thanks.

spookySwitched Mon 24-Feb-14 21:17:26

On the main bootcamp thread there are links to the carb content of all veg. I generally stick to salads, green veg , aubergines, courgettes and mushrooms. I also shop in Aldi or Lidl, Aldi usually have 6 fruit and veg for 69p.

Frozen chicken thighs for example are cheaper than fresh or ready cooked, you just have to be more organised and remember to defrost. Farmfoods also does chicken/pork/ salmon quite cheap. Or most of the big supermarket have a short dated whoopssection where you can pick up real bargains. Or frozen liver is really cheap.

Milk I dont know, I just buy double cream and use sparingly. Hth

StoneToGo Mon 24-Feb-14 23:10:46

Thanks spooky - just finding my way around here!

StoneToGo Mon 24-Feb-14 23:26:16

Must admit though, it confirmed my suspicion that there weren't any!!

spookySwitched Tue 25-Feb-14 10:06:56

I don't really find this WOE has made my food bills any more expensive. Most mornings I have two eggs, salad and meat for lunch and meat/veg for dinner. My portions are not really any bigger than if I was having potatoes/pasta as well, as the fat content of the butter/mayo fills me up.

There isn't really a great deal of snack type foods, and those are not usually cheap, although home bargains does a six pack of pork scratching for 99p.

BuzzardBird Tue 25-Feb-14 10:22:34

Soya milk is low carb (unsweetened) and they sell it in Aldi. Re veg, just stay away from sweet veg like root veg and peas. Green veg is usually safer bet and no fruit unless berries or watermelon.

BuzzardBird Tue 25-Feb-14 10:24:38

Snack foods try pork scratchings, also on offer in Aldi atm or cubes of cheese, ham and pickled onions.

Lovecat Tue 25-Feb-14 12:01:10

I use Lactofree milk, it is quite low in carbs and tastes like 'proper' milk - have to say I'm not a fan of soya milk, and it curdles something horrible in coffee.

I tend to buy my meat in Aldi these days, it's good quality and there are bargains to be had. I have to venture further afield for the more esoteric veg (celeriac & shallots especially) but Aldi are good for staples like leeks, cauli, swede etc.

For snacks I buy the lowest carb pate I can find (I think Aldi's Brussels one is <2g for 100g) and spread it on celery sticks. That or chunks of cheese (I hate pork scratchings). Smoked salmon trimmings rolled up with cream cheese is also nice - I find that once I'm firmly into this WOE I don't feel the need to snack, as I'm really full all the time - of course, there's habit snacking, which is a harder thing to deal with...

herecomesthsun Sun 02-Mar-14 17:06:35

Fresh unsweetened almond milk is £1 per litre in Waitrose at the moment. (very low carb)

Valdeeves Mon 10-Mar-14 18:18:31

Pork mince is a very cheap - it makes a great Thai style meal on a bed of lettuce with stir fry veg - follow ginger pork recipe on the recipe thread

Felix90 Wed 12-Mar-14 11:44:56

I got 2 cartons of Alpro unsweetened soya milk for £2 from Ocado. I've never tried it and had some this morning and it's delicious!! I actually prefer it over normal milk. Totally converted.

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