No one wants to feel guilty after eating a snack…or two. Let’s face it, we all love to snack. Snacking isn’t a bad thing either. Most nutritionists recommend snacking in between meals because it can lower blood sugar and decrease hunger. It’s easy to grab that bag of Cheetos or cookies sitting in your pantry but those snacks won’t leave you feeling good and energized.
If you are following a low-carb diet, these snacks will be perfect for you. Even if you aren’t looking to cut out carbs or calories, these snacks are still yummy. You can turn these snacks into a small meal if you are feeling extra hungry that day.
If you want to find some low-carb snacks that will keep you satisfied and won’t ruin your diet or leave you with a guilty conscious, check out the ones below!
1. Hard boiled eggs
Hard boiled eggs are a great low-carb snack. Eggs themselves contain just one gram of carbs. Also, they are very versatile. They can be made into egg salad, deviled eggs, scrambled, etc. Whatever way you fancy eggs, you can now enjoy them knowing they are low carb.
2. Tuna Salad
Tuna might not be everyone’s favorite food but for those who enjoy it, this one is for you. Put your tuna salad on top of lettuce cups to make it low carb. Not only does it give it a good crunch and texture, but it also low calorie and low carb. This snack can be made into lunch too.
Make your own trail mix! Buying trail mixes at the store makes no sense when you can make it at home. Most store-bought versions can be higher in carb because they are loaded with chocolate, candies and raisins. Nuts contain healthy fats and are also low carb. Trail mix makes a perfect snack and when you make it at home you can control what goes into it. You can also buy unsalted nuts if you are watching your sodium intake as well.
Now don’t go and hate on kale just yet. If you are craving chips, kale will become your go-to. Instead of a bag of Doritos, try kale chips. Kale is low in carbs and can be used in a bunch of different recipes. If you can’t find kale chips in the store, don’t worry. They can be made at home as well. Check out the recipe here. The best part about making them at home is you can put whatever seasoning you like on them.
5. String cheese
String cheese is a great on-the-go snack and its low in carbs. One ounce of mozzarella string cheese contains less than one grams of carbs. You can also pair this with low carb crackers if you need something thats more filling. String cheese can also be grated up and put into an omelet for a low carb breakfast.
6. Peanut butter
You can eat this on its own or you can add it to your favorite snacks but peanut butter is actually low in carbs. If you are following a low-calorie diet however, eating too much peanut butter isn’t the best. But you could drizzle this over apples, dip carrots into it or spread it on some rice crackers. There are so many ways to eat peanut butter so be creative!
Avocados are a great source of healthy fats. A medium-sized one contains 12 carbs but nine of these carbs come from fiber and it becomes a nutrient your body doesn’t absorb. They are a great low-carb snack and can be eaten a ton of different ways. Spread it on your favorite low-carb bread or turn it into guacamole and eat with low-carb crackers. You could even stuff your avocado with your low-carb tuna salad! There are endless possibilities.