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The Carb-Conscious Meal Plan

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    No more math! 35g net carbs or fewer & at least 10g of protein per serving
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Pork chops with braised leeks and radishes

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Carb-Conscious Meal Plan Nutritional Info

Salmon and braised fennel with charred orange and green goddess dressing
  • Calories: About 400-800 calories per serving
  • Carbohydrates: 35g net carbs or fewer per serving
  • High in Protein: At least 10 grams per serving
  • Good Fats: Sourced from olives, nuts, seeds, and avocados
Carb-e Diem

Frequently Asked Questions

Sunbasket’s carb conscious meals are designed for anyone consciously watching their carb intake and looking for a way to cook easy, delicious meals with a guaranteed net carb count. Each meal has 25-35g net carbs (some even fewer) and 10g or more of high quality protein.
Our goal is for all Sunbasket meals to have at least 10 grams of protein, although most are well beyond that number.
Carbs come in many forms, including starches (complex carbs), sugars (simple carbs), dietary fiber, and sugar alcohols. “Net carbs” refers specifically to the types of carbs that have an impact on blood sugar levels. Because dietary fiber and sugar alcohols are not fully digested and absorbed by the body, they do not create a glycemic response. When it comes to calculating net carbs at Sunbasket, we keep it simple: we subtract dietary fiber from total carbohydrates. (Total carbs - dietary fiber = net carbs). For example, if total carbs is 45 grams per serving but there are 10 grams of dietary fiber, net carbs would be 35 grams per serving.
Har, har. But that’s the last of it, we promise.
Our Carb-Conscious meals are plant-powered, protein-packed, and full of feel-good fats like avocado, nuts, and seeds, and the highest quality wild-caught seafood and responsibly sourced meats. And you know we’re always bringing the flavor with our famous house-made sauces and spice blends.
The only things you’ll need from your own pantry are cooking oil, salt, and pepper.
Anyone interested in eating unprocessed, whole foods who is also conscious about their carbohydrate intake. If you need to restrict your intake of protein or fat, this carb-conscious diet plan may not be right for you.
Well, you don’t need our permission, but...of course you can! Most of our meals––and not just the carb-conscious meals––can be prepared in 30 minutes or fewer, and many have make-ahead instructions for even more expedient cooking. You can even select multiple orders of the same meal if you’re hosting a dinner party, looking to reduce decision fatigue, or just really, really love our Green Goddess Steak Salad. (I mean, she’s a freaking goddess, so we don’t blame you.)
Yes and no. The Keto Diet is an extremely restrictive carb conscious diet plan that requires on average a total net carb intake of 20-50g or less per day. Our Carb-Conscious plan features recipes that fall within a spectrum of net carbs per serving––some as low as single digits, but never more than 35g per serving. So, while some of our Carb-Conscious recipes may fit within a Keto Diet, we recommend working with a healthcare professional before adopting such a restrictive diet.

Learn More About the Carb-Conscious Meal Plan

Reasons To Be Carb-Conscious

Here at Sunbasket, our top priority is to help you become the healthiest version of yourself. If you prefer to go big on veggies, protein, and fat while staying lighter on the carbs, this is the plan for you. On the flip side, If you dabble in this Carb-Conscious diet plan and find it’s not for you, that’s totally cool! Remember that any diet, no matter its macronutrient breakdown, can support your health so long as it’s rooted in high-quality, wholesome foods. In fact, some of the most nourishing foods on the planet––fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, whole grains––are rich in carbohydrates in addition to having a collection of health-promoting nutrients, so there’s no reason to fear them. There’s plenty of delicious meals in our sea.

Foods to Emphasize?

When limiting carbs, be sure to look to high-quality protein and fat sources from whole foods to fill your diet. This includes avocados, roast chicken, eggs (scrambled, fried, boiled), pumpkin seeds, macadamia nuts, pork chops, grass-fed beef, cold-pressed oils, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, nut butters, coconut oil, cheese, and of course vegetables.

Suggestions for Smart Carb-Conscious Substitutions

If you're just getting started on a carb conscious diet plan, you may want to have a few tricks up your sleeve to imitate your old favorites.

Replace:

  • rice with riced cauliflower or broccoli
  • toast with seed-based crackers
  • pasta with spiralized vegetables like zoodles
  • potatoes with turnips or cauliflower

How Meal Kit Delivery Can Help

When you’re tallying carbohydrates, it can be a daunting task to count and distribute all of the recipe items per serving. Meal kit delivery helps by taking math out of the equation for you (zing!)...as well as the planning, grocery-shopping, and guess-work. So long forever, math!