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50 Low Carb Snacks

Updated on August 22, 2016

A list of low-carb snacks that are quick, easy and healthy!

Snacks that fit into a low carbohydrate diet can be difficult to find, primarily because most convenience snacks are high in carbohydrates. However, low-carb enthusiasts can choose from a number of healthy snacking choices that keep the pounds off without leading to feelings of deprivation. Please note, all carb counts listed are expressed in net carbs. Also, actual carb counts may vary slightly between brands. All low-carb snacks on this list contain less than 6 grams of carbohydrates.

Quick Snacks:

  1. String Cheese (1 g per piece)
  2. Low-fat Cottage Cheese (4 g per 1/2 cup)
  3. Sliced or Cubed Cheddar Cheese (less than 1 g)
  4. Plum (3.5 g)
  5. Raspberries (3 g per 1/2 cup)
  6. Watermelon (6 g per 1/2 cup)
  7. Cantaloupe (6 g per wedge)
  8. Clementines (4.5 g per 1/2 fruit)
  9. Blackberries (3.1 g per 1/2 cup)
  10. Black or Green Olives (1 to 2 g per 10)
  11. Dill Pickle (1 g per pickle)
  12. Roasted Almonds (2.3 g per 24)
  13. Dry Roasted Peanuts (5 g per 25)
  14. Roasted Soybeans (4.5 g per ounce)
  15. Dried Sunflower Seeds (4.2 g per ounce)
  16. Pistachios (3 g per 2 tbsp)
  17. Beef Jerky (2 g per piece)
  18. Pepperoni Slices (0 g)
  19. Slices of Ham or Turkey (0 g per slice of turkey, .5 g per slice of ham)
  20. Pork Rinds (0 g)
  21. Air Popped Popcorn (3.5 g per 1/2 cup)
  22. 10 Original Fritos (5 g)
  23. 2 Ritz Crackers with Cream Cheese (5 g with 2 tbsp of cream cheese)
  24. 4 Wheat Thins with Cream Cheese (5.6 g with 2 tbsp of cream cheese)
  25. 10 Cheez-It Crackers (6 g)
  26. Cheerios (4.7 g per 1/4 cup)
  27. Cream Cheese Stuffed Celery (1.5 g per stalk with 1 tbsp of cream cheese)
  28. Peanut Butter Stuffed Celery (3 g per stalk with 1 tbsp of peanut butter)
  29. Extra Dark Chocolate Sticks by Hershey's (5 g per stick)
  30. 10 Reese's Pieces (4.5 g)
  31. 10 Plain M&M's (4.8 g)
  32. 5 Small Strawberries with Fat Free Whipped Topping (6 g with 2 tbsp of topping)
  33. Sugar Free Popsicles (4 g)
  34. Sugar-free Gelatin (0 g)
  35. Low Carb Yogurt (3 g per 4 ounces)

Snacks Requiring Some Preparation Time:

  1. Boiled Eggs (less than 1 g per egg)
  2. Deviled Eggs (less than 1 g per half)
  3. Tuna, Egg or Chicken Salad (mayonnaise has 3.5 g per tbsp)
  4. Shrimp Cocktail (2 g per 6 ounces + the carbohydrate count in cocktail sauce)
  5. Guacamole with Veggies (Spicy Wholly Guacamole has 3 g per 2 tbsp + carbs in veggies)
  6. Prepared Salsa with Veggies (2 g per tbsp + carbs in veggies)
  7. Prepared Hummus with Veggies (3 g per tbsp + carbs in veggies)
  8. Prepared Seafood Salad (4 g per cup)
  9. Ranch dip with Veggies (2 g per 2 tbsp)
  10. Meat and Cheese Roll-ups (less than 2 g per roll)

Snacks/Appetizers for Parties or Special Occasions:

  1. Stuffed Mushrooms (Stuff mushrooms with any combination of cheese, minced celery, and spices. Bake until cheese is bubbly.)
  2. Shrimp, Steak or Chicken Kabobs (Marinate meat/seafood in a low carb marinade, place on skewers, then grill until cooked appropriately.)
  3. Shrimp Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes (Combine softened cream cheese, garlic powder, pepper, celery seed, and cooked, chopped shrimp. Stuff in hollowed cherry tomatoes.)
  4. Smoked Oysters (Eat plain or wrap with cooked bacon.)
  5. Mozzarella, Basil and Tomato (Alternate fresh mozzarella balls, fresh basil leaves and cherry tomatoes on skewers. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil.)


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      EZ Gluten Free 

      6 years ago

      I'm loving this list of low carb snacks. I always feel like I'm at my best with less carbs in my diet.


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