Saturday, October 19, 2019

FAVORITE LOW-CARB SNACKS




FAVORITE LOW-CARB SNACKS

The question of what to grab for a low-carb snack is an often-asked question by newbies to the low-carb way of life.  In our society we are so used to having ready-made snacks that we can put in our pantry, freezer or refrigerator and reach for when the snacking urge arrives.  Most of these familiar snacks are off limits on a low-carb diet.  Use common sense when choosing some of these snacks.  Some of them will only be for later in the diet when weight loss is not as crucial and yet a few others require eating in moderation or they could cause a stall.

Some quick and easy low-carb snack ideas:
Bacon-wrapped grilled jalapeno poppers
Beef jerky without sugar added
Cheese chips
Cheese roll-ups
Cheese such as string cheese
Chicken and broccoli salad with bacon bits
Chicken avocado salad
Cold meats and stuffed eggs platter
Cottage cheese (add cinnamon and sweetener, if desired)
Dark sugar-free chocolate chips or sugar-free chocolate bars
Ham or other cold cut meat roll-ups
Homemade low-carb trail mix
Low-carb tortilla roll-ups (usually with a cream cheese-type filling)
Mini pepper nachos
Nuts
Olives
Peanut butter or almond butter
Pepperoni Chips
Pork rinds
Protein bars
Simple dip with veggie sticks and/or sliced cucumbers
Shrimp with easy dip or simply mayonnaise with horseradish
Sour dill pickles
Stuffed avocado
Stuffed celery sticks (savory cream cheese filling or peanut butter)
Tuna salad
Unsweetened, plain yogurt topped with nuts or berries
Strawberries and whipped cream