Low-carb snacks are considered a popular snack choice because of it’s many health benefits including weight loss, HDL cholesterol & blood sugar control. Finding the right low-carb snacks is important to your health & eating plan. In this blog, we’ll share with you our top 10 favorite low-carb snacks to help you when choosing what foods to eat to cure those cravings!
Homemade Trail Mix
The tip of making a low-carb trail mix is to combine a variety of nuts & seeds. You can also add other low carb ingredients like unsweetened coconut to switch up the flavors! Try mixing some walnuts, pecans, almonds, and unsweetened coconut flakes for a tasty snack.
Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps
Tuna is a great way to get your daily dose of Omega 3’s. Being high in protein & rich in antioxidants, tuna is a great snack for those afternoon cravings. Rather than pairing it with bread, try using iceberg lettuce cups to wrap around your tuna. Light, tasty & prepared in seconds!
One of our favorites! Avocados provide a good source of monounsaturated fats and are loaded with fiber. Cut your avo in half, remove the pip and fill! For a low-carb option, we recommend stuffing your avo with diced tomatoes, onions, basil & drizzle with balsamic vinegar!
The ultimate superfood! Packed with Vitamin K, Vitamin A & folate, Kale is a popular low-carb vegetable that contains less than 1 gram of carbs. For a healthy snack, grab a bunch of kale, wash thoroughly & rip the leaves into bite-sized pieces. Lay them onto a baking tray and lightly drizzle with olive oil & a pinch of salt. Bake at 180 degrees celsius for about 10 minutes & voila! You’ve got a crunchy snack, guilt-free!
The powerhouse of proteins! Edamame beans are packed with nutrition, they’re high in fiber & contain a great source of vitamin A and C. Boil these in water with a pinch of salt & enjoy either on their own or in a salad! Pair with some broccoli & lightly drizzle with olive oil for a low-carb, tasty snack.
Celery with Peanut Butter
Dipping celery sticks into peanut butter is a surprisingly delicious snack & the best part, it’s low-carb! Some peanut butter brands contain added sugar, so we recommend sticking to a natural peanut butter consisting of only peanuts and minimal salt.
Guacamole with Baby Carrots
Try out this healthy, low-carb guacamole recipe! Smash one avocado, add in some diced red onion, a pinch of salt, and fresh lime juice. Now that you’ve got your guac prepared, enjoy with some chopped up baby carrots!
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
A great snack filled with protein, potassium & magnesium. Toss your pumpkin seeds in some olive oil and spices of your choice – then roast! They’re easy to store & are a delicious snack to have on the go! These are also great to add to your salads.
Cottage cheese can be enjoyed with sweet or savory foods! If you’re feeling like fruit, dice up some kiwi fruit, pineapple & orange – yum! Feeling like something savory but want to maintain low-carbs, combine some avocado slices with cherry tomatoes & place them on some low-carb crackers. A simple & easy snack to prepare.
PB & J Snacks
Create your own PB & J snacks by swapping out bread & jam with banana slices & strawberries! Tastes great, fast and easy to whip up & they make the perfect snack to cure those sweet tooth cravings.