Awesome Ideas for Low Carb Snacks

About two weeks into your low-carb diet, the snack monster might begin to whisper in your ear. If you’ve been eating crackers, chips and cookies, then finding healthy low-carb snacks might not be something that you’re used to doing. Don’t worry, there are plenty of delicious snacks that will satisfy the snack monster without pushing your carb-count over a cliff.

On a low carb diet you will find that you get hungry quicker, so you will need to incorporate snacks into your diet in order to help hold you over until your next meal. If you’re worrying that you’ll overeat, have no fear. When you know which snacks are best for a low carb diet, your body will continue burning fat even though you’re consuming food.

Low Carb Snacks to Keep In Your Panty

There are certain foods you will want to have on hand at all times. You will find that you may need a handful of nuts or a celery stalk with peanut butter to curb your appetite until the next meal, so keep stocked up on a few of your all time favorites snacks. Try some of these tasty goodies, and then pick 4 or 5 that you love and stock up on them. Be sure to switch them out every couple of weeks to keep the variety flowing:

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Dill pickles and cheddar cheese
  • Whole Almonds
  • String Cheese
  • Cottage Cheese and blackberries
  • Low sugar beef or turkey jerky
  • Cheese and apple slices
  • Raw veggies with low carb spinach dip
  • Low carb dip or spread rolled up in a piece of lunchmeat
  • Pork rinds with low carb dip
  • Zap pepperoni slices in the microwave for pepperoni “chips”
  • Sugar free yogurt with blue or black berries
  • Lettuce roll-ups: roll veggies and lunchmeat in lettuce leaves
  • Smoked salmon and cream cheese on cucumber slices
  • Mushrooms with cheese spread inside
  • Sugar free fudge pops

If you like to cook, then it’s worth searching out some tasty low-carb recipes. Many of these snacks can be made ahead of time. Try these quick and easy low carb snacks:

Low Carb Cheesecake: 1 package of cream cheese, 1/2 cup Splenda and 1 egg, mixed; pour in a small pie pan and bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes. Can be eaten for breakfast too!

Crunchy Almond Chicken: Dice chicken into bite size chunks. Top with chopped almonds and sea salt; roast in the oven for 20 minutes on 350F, for a crunchy and satisfying low carb snack.

Orange Cottage Cheese: Mix 1/4 a box of dry orange sugar free gelatin mix into a large container of cottage cheese for a delightfully refreshing treat. You can also use lime sugar free gelatin mix for a nice change.

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