Fibrous carbohydrates food list

Vegetarian meal

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Are you aware of the benefits of consuming fibrous carbs?

One of the keys to controlling the carbohydrate intake is consuming the right type of fibrous carbohydrates. It makes it easier to consume when there is a variety of vegetables that you can consume.

What are fibrous carbs?

Fibrous carb foods contain a lot of fiber, but are low in calories. In bodybuilding and fat loss, we want to consume foods that aren’t calorie dense.

Below is a list of fibrous carbs that will allow you to minimize your calorie intake, even if you decide to consume large portions.

  • Asparagus
  • Beans (green)
  • Beetroot
  • Bok Choy and other Asian greens
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Capsicum
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Courgettes (zucchini)
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant (aubergine)
  • Garlic
  • Herbs
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mung beans (and other bean sprouts)
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion (remember red onion for salads)
  • Parsnip (moderate portions)
  • Radish
  • Rocket
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach (remember baby spinach for salads also)
  • Swede (moderate portions)
  • Tomato

Something that you will need to consider is how you will prepare the vegetables in this fibrous carbs list so that you will have enough variety with what you eat.

I find it easier to prepare these in an oven. This is because the vegetables tend to caramelize and taste sweeter.

Alternatively, you can opt to steam or boil the vegetables.

What are some items that you should consider buying?

Microwave mini steamer

Roasting pan

Vegan recipes

Cooking knives

Chopping boards

Baking trays

Kitchen scales

Instapot (Slow/Pressure cooker)


Want to lose body fat?

Consider these.

How to measure body fat in the privacy of your own home.

Meal planning for fat loss