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List of foods we always had available

First, get a SPIRALIZER (William Sonoma}……and a food processor

Our family shopped in a lot of different grocery stores. I soon had it “figured out” on what to buy, and how much I needed of certain things. Costco, Whole Foods, and Trader Joes were my favorite stores.We always needed to have her “food” available so that her desire to cheat was less appetizing! 

ALMONDS WERE our SNACK OF CHOICE!! 

Meats/Protein: chicken, steak, turkey, fish

• Sliced Turkey, Ham, Chicken*
• Bacon*
• Eggs*–hard boiled or however you like them–always a dozen in the refrigerator. Costco carries them hardboiled
• Fish of any kind
• Hot dogs*–Trader Joes
• Sausage*–any flavor. Costco has amazing sausages
• Raw Almonds, Salted almonds, Spicy Hot Almonds* 

*nitrate-free /celery-free

 

Dairy/Fats

• Cheese–any kind–the more the merrier • Sour Cream–NOT low-fat
• Whip Cream–in the can, not low-fat or homemade
• Heavy Whipping Cream/tons 

• String Cheese
• Cream cheese
• Butter, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil–all the time 

Vegetables

• Every kind of lettuce for salads: spinach, kale, romaine, butter lettuce • Broccoli
• Bell Peppers
• Zucchini • Asparagus
• Cucumbers
We ate many other vegetables that had a low-carb count but these were Car’s favorites!

  

LILLY’S DARK CHOCOLATE :):):)

SWERVE sugar/Stevia for everything sweet/ liquid and powdered/Whole Foods Coconut flour/low carb count
Best Foods Mayonnaise
Mahler’s bread
, Flax Soy Bread,Vegetable Protein Bread–6-8 grams of carbs per slice

Miracle Noodles–it was her pasta for everything!
Hidden Valley ranch dressing/any other ranch dressing/just check carbs
Paul Newman caesar dressing–any other caesar dressing just check carbs sugar-free popsicles–VONS/SAFEWAY
JELL-O sugar-free gelatin w/ canned whip cream
Sugar Free Popsicles generally found in the natural frozen food aisle SPIKE seasoning 

No fruit. Instead we used JUICE PLUS EVERY DAY since Carley was 11 yrs. old for veggie and fruit supplements–incredible!
• No low-fat foods
• Do not count net carbs–only total carbs per serving 

• Use your carb counter book. It will list the amount of carbohydrates in all foods. www.atkins.com 

Contact a neurologist/dietitian before you start this type of eating with your child or yourself. If your neurologist is not “informed” on the MAD nutritional therapy, find one who is in your area before starting this dietary therapy! Read all food labels. 


 

Our favorite ‘bloggers’ and websites we use for creating carb-less recipes on FB!

Diets for Epilepsy

The Nourished Caveman

Healing Family Eats

Tasty

Eater

Food Network

The Kitchen

Food 52

Body Ecology for Diet Support

Low Carbing Among Friends

The Noble Path Foundation

Against all Grain

Low Carb Zen

Inspiralized

Low Carb High Protein

Well and good recipes

Epicurious

Recipe Rehab

buzzfeed.com

White on Rice Couple

myrecipes.com

peacelovenandlowcarb.com

Low Carb Yum

Low Carb Maven

low-carb So Simple

I Breathe Im Hungry

12 Tomatoes

Tiphero.com


www.charliefoundation.org
www.coping-with-epilepsy.com
www.ice-epilepsy.org
dravetfoundation.org
cureepilepsy.org
epilepsyfoundation.org
matthewsfriends.com
epilepsy.com
endepilepsy.com

Dr. Laura Kalayjian, Keck School of Medicine MD of USC kalayjia@usc.edu

 Dr. Arthur Partikian, MD–Keck School of Medicine of USC partikian@gmail.com
Dr. Eric H. Kossoff, MD–Johns Hopkins Hospital ekossoff@jhmi.edu
Dr. Mackenzie Cervenka, MD–Johns Hopkins Hospital,Adult Epilepsy Diet Center
Dr. David Millett, MD PhD–Hoag Hospital (Neurology)
 david.Millett@Hoag.org

Jessica Lowe/dietitian/USC lowejess@usc.edu

 


 

Online food products: 

www.juiceplus.com
 www.bickfordflavors.com
 www.jrwatkins.com
www.miraclenoodles.com  

www.charliefoundation.org

www.atkinsforseizures.com   

www.locarbu.com
www.waldenfarms.com

lillysweets.com

swervesweetener.com 

spiralize.com

Books: 

• Dr.Atkins New Carbohydrate Gram Counter–Robert C.Atkins MD

Grain Brain–David Perlmutter, MD

• Against All Grain–Danielle Walker
• The 21 Day Sugar Detox–Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC
• The 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook–Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC
• Fighting Back With Fat–Erin Whitmer and Dr. Eric H. Kossoff, MD •