What does 130g of carbs look like in a day?

For someone just starting a low carb lifestyle, we suggest including 130g of carbs per day in your diet as a starting point and then adjusting this amount to suit individual goals.

But what does this amount look like? Below is an example of a breakfast, lunch and dinner you could enjoy when adopting a low carb approach.

Breakfast

Shakshuka (33g of carbs)

2 Eggs, 1 Tin of Chopped Tomatoes, 80g Goat’s Cheese, 1 tbsp. Olive Oil, ½ Medium Onion, ½ tbsp. Tomato Puree, ½ tsp. Paprika, 1 Garlic Clove, 1 tbsp. Fresh Parsley

 

Lunch

Three Bean Salad (34g of carbs)

70g Kidney Beans, 70g Chickpeas, 70g Butterbeans, 50g Cherry Tomatoes, 150g Cucumber, ¼ Red Pepper, 30g Mixed Salad Leaves, 1 tbsp. Olive Oil

Kiwi with Greek Yoghurt (7g of carbs)

1 Medium Kiwi, 125g Greek Yoghurt

 

Dinner

Salmon with Quinoa and Roasted Root Vegetables (40g of carbs)

1 Salmon Fillet, 40g Quinoa, 1 Medium Carrot, ½ Parsnip, ½ Beet, 70g Broccoli, 2 tbsp. Olive Oil

Strawberry Ice Cream (9g of carbs)

100g Frozen Strawberries, 60ml Extra Thick Double Cream, ½ tsp. Stevia, ½ tsp. Vanilla Essence

 

Total = 123g of carbs

 

You can find the recipes for these delicious meals plus more examples when you join the Low Carb Program. 

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