Living Low Amylose Guide

The Low Amylose diet is very similar to the Atkins diet.

  • Avoid underground vegetables except onions and garlic
  • Avoid all simple sugars, maltodextrins, and corn syrup
  • Avoid wheat, rice, rye, barley, and oats
  • Avoid bananas
  • Do eat at least six (6) ounces of protien every day
  • Do eat at least three (3) servings of above ground vegetables and fruit every day

Breakfast Ideas:
  • bacon, sausage
  • eggs (scrambled, boiled, "fried" with a little butter, or in an omelet)
  • fruit (by itself or as a smoothie)
  • veggies (by itself or in an omelet. Egg and spinach omelets-yum!) 
  • cheese and yogurt
  • Larabar
  • bagels (see below)

Lunch Ideas:
  • salads (no croutons, lots of different veggies, and fruits too!, check the dressings for sugar)
  • chicken salad, tuna salad, egg salad
  • chicken, turkey, ham, etc (try a lettuce wrap in place of bread!)
  • nuts, cheese, yogurt
  • fruits and veggies
  • sandwich or pizza (see below)

Dinner Ideas:
  • varient of the lunch or breakfast ideas
  • chicken, fish, steak, hamburger, turkey burger
  • chili, soups (No carrots! or potatoes!)
  • cheese and yogurt
  • fruits and veggies
  • sandwich or pizza (see below)

Snack Ideas:
  • yogurt (top with fruit, nuts, etc)
  • nuts (cashews, peanuts, walnuts, etc)
  • veggies with dip
  • fruit (fresh or frozen)
  • GoGo Squeez (some flavors have bananas, be careful!)
  • Larabar
  • beef jerkey
  • apples & peanut butter (check for sugar)

Drink Ideas:
  • water (add a little slice lemon or orange!)
  • milk
  • unsweet tea or lemonade
  • Ocean Spray 100% Fruit & Vegetable Juice (watch out for bananas)
  • Ocean Spray Sparkling Juice
  • Juicy Juice

Looking for a bread alternative? You CAN have tapioca starch. The only company that I have found to sell breads, bagels, and pizza crust is Against The Grain Gourmet. You can find them in your frozen food section. They are a little pricier than your normal breads, but if you break it down per meal, it's not that bad. They have a store locator on their website to see who carries their products near you.

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  1. Ok...what about corn? It isn't on the list, but I saw someone say no to it on a FB post. What's the verdict. I love those southwestern recipes and I thought I was being good!

  2. I might have just answered my own question. Check out this food guide that says that waxy corn and rice are ok. Otherwise it follows all that you have outlined here. What do you think?http://www.livestrong.com/article/275269-amylose-free-diet-food-list/