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You want low-carb recipe options that offer appetizing variety. Combinations full of flavor and brimming with healthy ingredients are a must. You prefer recipes that blend low-carb veggies with simple preparation.
Baby iceberg lettuce perfectly covers all the bases.
Health Benefits of Low-Carb Foods
Some of the most successful diets, such as Paleo, Keto and Whole30, are low in carbohydrates. Low-carb recipes restrict dietary carbohydrates, mainly from grains, sugar-sweetened beverages, and bread. When following a low-carb diet, it’s common to increase your intake of protein, healthy fats, and vegetables to replace the carbs and promote a feeling of fullness.
Low-carb lifestyles offer a healthy approach to losing weight with positive, long-term effects. It lowers fat-carrying triglycerides in your bloodstream and boosts beneficial HDL cholesterol levels. By restricting carbs, you eliminate many high calorie foods from your diet, which promotes weight loss and a greater sense of well-being.
Iceberg Babies Are Big on Benefits
They’re tender, crunchy and mildly sweet. They serve well as appetizers, sides and entrees. A single head of baby iceberg shatters all the myths about lettuce with great taste and a powerful nutritional profile. It all adds up to a veggie that pairs perfectly with many low-carb recipes.
Consider these healthy iceberg baby facts:
• A slightly sweet flavor with a low sugar content.
• One cup contains 10 calories and 0 grams of fat.
• That same serving size puts iron, potassium and calcium on your plate.
• It also delivers fiber, protein and vitamins A, C and K.
Baby iceberg boasts a high water volume, that helps satisfy appetites. Its compact size and long shelf life make it a favorite in both home and commercial kitchens. Add year-round availability, and you have a fresh veggie that fits all types of low-carb diets – Paleo, Keto and Whole30 alike.
They Pair Well with Low-Carb Recipes
Iceberg Babies offer a great substitute to traditional carb-heavy meals, and makes it easier to adjust to the constraint of eliminating carbs from your diet.
Their sturdy leaves serve as a crunchy substitute for traditional taco shells. Sliced in half, iceberg babies deliciously replace carb-heavy buns on burgers. Wrap them up to create low-cal lettuce wraps, or fill them to make tasty lettuce cups. Quarter them and sprinkle with tasty toppings and a drizzle of dressing, for a quick and healthy snack.
Baby Iceberg Lettuce Is Very Versatile
Baby iceberg holds its own in a classic wedge salad, but it pairs well with other low-carb foods too. All-natural jerky is a great low-carb snack (make sure it doesn’t have added sugar!). It’s even better wrapped in a crunchy iceberg baby leaf.
That same crispy leaf makes a tasty scoop for low-cal dips. Its high water volume helps you feel full, so if you’re missing those baked potatoes with dinner, side your favorite steaks with a baby iceberg wedge!
Fill chilled iceberg baby bowls with a fresh ceviche. Impress dinner guests with enticing caprese or antipasto plates bedded on crisp baby iceberg. From low-cal spring rolls to low-carb turkey wraps, baby iceberg serves as a very versatile and satisfying veggie.
We Keep It Creative and Easy
It’s easy to appreciate baby iceberg lettuce as a low-carb veggie. It’s even easier to love how well it pairs with all types of meal plans, and sets you up for success in your journey to healthier eating!
Dan Holt is an experienced produce professional who started in the industry as a quality assurance inspector in the early 1990s and leads sales at Hitchcock Farms as Vice President. Prior to joining Hitchcock Farms, Dan enjoyed success in organic, specialty and conventional produce and with independent operators, regional and national chains in North America and abroad. Dan continues his passion in produce through collaborative inspiration and promoting healthy and sustainable food.