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Snacks For Low Carb Diets

Updated on March 2, 2016

Snacks, Appetizers, and Dips

Just because you're following a low carb diet doesn't mean that you have to cut out snacks. Eating healthy snacks benefit you whether you're on a diet or not.

I'd like to share with you some of my favorite snacks, appetizers and dips that are low in carbohydrates, and easy to prepare.

Peanut Butter Cabbage Roll Ups are one of my favorite snacks to eat. I used to eat peanut butter sandwiches, and loved peanut butter on toast. When I started my new way of eating the low-carb way I really missed my peanut butter.

Take one or 2 cabbage leaves, spread on some natural peanut butter, roll, and enjoy. You'll be surprised at how filling these little roll ups are. In one cabbage leaf the total amount of carbohydrates is only 0.84 grams.

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Roasted Chickpeas

This is a recipe that I found one day when I was craving something but didn't know quite what I wanted. I'll provide a link below to the original recipe. I changed the recipe up a bit adding spices that I like.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

Mix together 1 can of garbanzo or chickpeas, that have been rinsed and drained with a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, a dash of sea salt, and Slap Ya Mama white pepper Cajun seasoning.

Spread on a non-stick baking sheet, pop into the oven for 30-45 minutes.

Cool and enjoy!

Slap Ya Mama

This sounds like a really funny spice, but if you've never tried it, you don't know what you're missing.

I was in Florida visiting my mother and father in law one summer, and we were about to have dinner. My father in law says, "Do want me to Slap Ya Mama on that?" I turned around so quick with my mouth open and said, "What did you just say?" .... It was pretty funny.

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Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning Original & Hot Blend 8 oz Two Pack

If you like spicy you'll love this spice blend. You can sprinkle it on just about anything you desire. Use when your making stews, soups, gumbos, fish and more.

 

Fruit Salads

Fruit salads make a great snack or a dessert. Add any kind of fruit you like. There's no need to add anything to it but fruit.

Yogurt, Slices of Avocado, Tomatoes, and Cucumber

If I'm really hungry and have forgotten to eat breakfast or lunch, this is what I'll have quite often. I try to buy the lowest calorie yogurt that I can find. This one picture here is Astro, and contains 35 calories.

Cucumbers are also great with a little apple cider vinegar sprinkled on them.

The avocado slices have garlic powder on them.

Low-Carb Dip

Try this dip with Veggies

Guacamole Dip

Scoop the meat out of one or two avocados placing it into a bowl.

Add 1 Tablespoon of either lemon or lime juice and mash it with a fork.

Add 1/8th - 1/4 cup of diced onions.

Now mix in 1-2 tablespoons of cilantro.

Mix everything really well.

Add the guacamole back into the shell.

Other Ingredients I will sometimes add, but are optional are:

Hot Sauce

Cumin

Salsa

Chopped tomatoes

Jalapeno Peppers

Pressed garlic cloves

More Great Snack Ideas - That are Low-Carb

  • Make up a plate with meats and cheese. Add a few strawberries or grapes, and voila you have a satisfying snack.
  • Some nuts that are raw or roasted are a healthy source packed full of vitamins and fiber. In a one ounce serving of almonds there are 2-3 grams of carbs. Walnuts and pecans contain less than 4 grams of carb per 1/4 cup. Other low-carb nuts include; macadamia, Brazil, pistachios, cashews, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds.
  • Indulge in a yogurt or Tzatziki dip, served with raw veggies.
  • If you're wanting something to grab and go try a hard-boiled egg, a dill pickle, or a piece of fruit.
  • Peanut butter on celery.

Low Carb Diets

Have you tried to cut back on the carbs you eat?

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      Naufal 2 years ago from Peshawar

      Even though i don't need to lose weight or something, but this is something i need to taste. Thanks

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Mary!

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Today, yesterday or a year and a half ago, these are still great snacks together with great instructions and pictures. Thank you for sharing.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Margaret Schindel: Hope you enjoy the peanut butter with the cabbage, it's not too bad :)

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Susan, you've got some great ideas for low-carb, healthy snacks here! I'd never have thought of wrapping peanut butter in cabbage leaves, but now I'm looking forward to trying it. :)

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @esmonaco: Hope you like both and thanks for commenting.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      I like the the peanut butter on cabbage, as I'll have to give it a try. I always use celery, with peanut butter. May have to also try some Slap Ya Mama :) Thanks for the ideas!!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @CampingmanNW: Hope you enjoy the chickpeas. Also nice to meet a fellow liker of Slap Ya Mama!

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      CampingmanNW 3 years ago

      I love chickpeas and your idea to bake them using Slap yer Mama seasoning (my favorite) sounds excellent. Thanks for sharing such a cool lens

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @changrcoacher: Try it, it's really good :)

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      changrcoacher 4 years ago

      I enjoyed this lens...I've been called a health nut. Never would have occurred to me to combine cabbage and peanut butter!

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      jericho911 lm 4 years ago

      Nice lens. However, cashews are a long, long way from being low-carb. :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @smine27: So glad you liked it! It's always nice to meet others that have chosen this way to eat :)

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Hello fellow low carbers. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful lens.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @mbgphoto: Thanks, and you're very welcome.

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      Mary Beth Granger 4 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I'm always looking for good low carb snacks. Thanks for the suggestions.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @TapIn2U: Thank you!

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      TapIn2U 4 years ago

      So healthy! I love your list of low carb foods. Sundae ;-)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: Thanks so much! Nice to see you here Mary!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love peanut butter on celery, but never heard of putting it on cabbage. Good idea. I love your other ideas, too.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: Thanks for stopping by.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great low carb diets. I especially liked fruit salad and chickpeas.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: Thanks so much for stopping by. The roasted chick peas are very good!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      These are great snack ideas. My husband was just asking for low carb snacks...the pb on celery is one of our favs. Roasted chick peas sound delicious! Thank you for sharing.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: That's great, I hope she likes the article. Thank you!

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      Great snack suggestions, they all look yummy!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The roasted chickapeas look so good! I'll share this with my mom who does follow the low carb diet...she'll love it too!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @darkflowers: Thank you. I hope you'll try them.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Susan, I love the peanut butter and cabbage idea. I'm going to try to remember that one. The garbanzo beans look good, too!

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      Nice Lens Susan, I especially love the roasted chickpeas, they look very yummy!