28 Vegetables Added in the Cruise Phase of the Dukan Diet

There are 28 permitted vegetables for PV (Protein and Vegetable) days in the Cruise Phase which you add to the list of 72 low fat, high protein foods from the Attack Phase.  When you look at the vegetables listed in more detail you will see that many of these 28 vegetables have a large number of varieties that will give you a much wider choice than you might have first thought.  You also have to remember that you can also eat goji berries which with the stewed rhubarb gives you limited access to fruit as well.

There are three vegetables on the list, carrots, beetroot, and artichokes which you need to be careful when eating as their high sugar content might impact on your weight loss so you need to restrict these to one serving per week each.

The 28 Permitted Vegetables are:

  1. Artichokes (Globe not Jerusalem)
  2. Asparagus
  3. Aubergine (aka Egg Plant)
  4. Beetroot
  5. Broccoli
  6. Cabbage  (Broccoli and Cabbage are both a member of the Cole family and this allows you to eat a very wide variety of vegetables such as cauliflower, purple sprouting broccoli, red cabbage, white cabbage, collard greens, kale and brussel sprouts.  The picture for this post is of a Romanesco Cauliflower)
  7. Carrots
  8. Celery and Celeriac
  9. Chicory
  10. Courgettes (aka Zucchini)
  11. Cucumber
  12. Fennel
  13. French Beans/String Beans/Runner Beans/Mangetout
  14. Leeks
  15. Mushrooms ( all varieties including White Button, Shiitake, Oyster and Portabella)
  16. Onions (Red, White, Salad or Spring)
  17. Palm Hearts
  18. Peppers
  19. Pumpkins, Squashes and Marrows
  20. Radishes
  21. Salad Leaves (Of any sort including all types of Lettuce, Rocket and Watercress)
  22. Sorrel
  23. Soya Beans
  24. Spinach
  25. Swede
  26. Swiss Chard
  27. Tomatoes
  28. Turnips




143 Responses to “28 Vegetables Added in the Cruise Phase of the Dukan Diet”

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  • Shirley on March 26, 2015

    Can you have parsnip on PV days?

    • Amber on March 26, 2015

      Hi Shirley

      Parsnips are very similar to carrots and best eaten in moderation and this is why Dr Dukan doesn’t include them in his list of approved vegetables.

      Kind regards


  • Ns on February 21, 2015

    Tolerated items on protein day cruise?

    • Amber on February 22, 2015

      Hi Ns



  • Mel on June 8, 2014

    Dear Amber,

    I had the other day quite a bit of pumpkin and later when I checked the nutrition of pumpkin, I found out that it had high amount of carbs, now I was wondering, is pumpkin really allowed in unlimited amount? And is that possible for me to lose weight if I have so much carbs?

    Kind Regards,

    • Amber on June 8, 2014

      Hi Mel

      Some of the allowed foods due have high levels of carbs or oil and if they were eaten to excess they could prevent you losing weight but Dr Dukan doesn’t put a limit on them. The best way to apply the Dukan Diet is to eat as widely as you can from the list of allowed foods so that no one food is eaten to excess.

      Kind regards


  • Toni on May 20, 2014

    Hi I am Coeliac so does it matter if I don’t have the oatbran?

    • Amber on May 20, 2014

      Hi Toni

      You can find gluten free oat bran which some coeliacs are able to tolerate but if this isn’t suitable you can follow the diet without the oat bran.

      Best wishes


  • Ali on April 2, 2014

    Hi I am a little confused about cruise – so you alternated the cruise diet with the attack diet every 5 days or every other day? Alison

    • Amber on April 2, 2014

      Hi Ali

      The Cruise Phase is made up of an equal number of days of pure protein to days of protein and vegetables. The pure protein day is almost the same as a day in the Attack Phase but you are allowed to add 2 tolerated items each day and you also increase the amount of oat bran eaten from 1.5 to 2 tablespoons a day.

      Best wishes


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