Low carb lunch boxes don't have to be boring! Check out some tips here.

  1. Start with protein: Cooked chicken, grilled meat, canned tuna and salmon, prosciutto, salami or deli ham and turkey, tofu or hard-boiled eggs all fit the bill.
  2. Add cooked and cooled veggies: Steamed broccoli or cauliflower florets, blanched green beans or cauliflower rice add fibre and flavour.
  3. Raw veggies are a go-to: You can whip up a salad with fresh greens (keep the dressing separate so your leaves don’t get soggy). Zucchini noodles make a great cold pasta. Celery and carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, cut-up bell pepper, sliced cucumbers, snap peas and edamame are also easy to pop in your mouth.
  4. Don’t forget fruit: Berries can add a burst of colour.
  5. Sneak in some savoury snacks: Nuts, seeds and low carb tortillas make for great snacks and add a little crunch. Olives and cubes of cheese are also perfect finger foods.
  6. Do some dips: Perfect with chopped veggies or slathered on a low-carb tortilla. Hummus, guacamole, tzatziki sauce, cottage cheese or nut butter are great. You can’t go wrong with an easy salad dressing like ranch or low carb vinaigrette for dipping.
Posted by Linda O'Byrne
Atkins Nutritionist