Snacks For Low Carb Diets
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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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.
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 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.
Try this dip with Veggies
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:
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.