Healthy Carb Varieties

I had no idea these carbs existed & I’m telling you they are amazingly delicious.  So GREAT I think everyone should know about them.  I still love my oats, rice, quinoa & potatoes but variety helps me stay on point.  This has me wondering what other healthy carbs are out there I don’t know of…yet.

  • Spelt bread. I LOVE LOVE LOVE (insert 100 more loves) spelt bread.  It’s soft, delicious & only contains 8 real ingredients!  Because of this amazing bread I have almond butter sandwiches back in my life every day!!!  Click here to read about Spelt’s health benefits. NOT all spelt breads are created equal.  There are several varieties that contain a lengthy list of ingredients.  As always be sure to check the ingredients & nutrition label to see if it aligns with your goals.     Learn to read nutrition labels

Nutritional info for 1 slice: 52 calories, 0g fat, 10g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g sugar, 3g protein 



  1. Cracked Freekeh. Packed with protein (even more so than Quinoa) this wheat reminds me of a cross between oatmeal & brown rice.  With a slight nutty taste I enjoy eating it alone, with stevia, fruit or as a side with my lunch/dinner.  It only takes 15 minutes to make.  I’ve found several servings at once can be made & refrigerated for several days.  Click here to find out more about Freekeh.

Nutritional info for ¼ cup: 130 calories, 1g fat, 26g carbs, 4g fiber, 1g sugar, 9g protein.



  1. Lavash flatbread. 1 sheet makes a huge wrap but my preference is to use it as a crust for a thin & crispy pizza.  Top with desired toppings. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes, just long enough for the cheese to melt. Then put on broil for about 1-2 minutes.  Will burn quick, keep an eye on it & do not walk away (really, do not walk away!). California Lavash‘s brand is what I use.

Nutritional info for 1 sheet: 140 calories, 1g fat, 27g carbs, 3g fiber, 1g sugar, 6g protein 


Ready to try these?!  I found everything at Sprouts Farmer’s Market

All because of Kevin Curry’s aka Fit Men Cook Instagram & cook book “No Cheats Needed” I was introduced to these.  IG is a great place to discover new recipes & foods try.  You’re always welcome to follow me on IG

Enjoy & best wishes!





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