Snack Attack – Low-Carbs Ideas Just For you
More Options Than You Think
Nowadays the entire world of snacking seems to be based on refined carbs that we are often asked to control for healthy living. Even if you look at the packaged items such granola bars, smoothies, and crackers that claim to be healthy, they are loaded with refined carbs in someway or the other. So in the midst of all these how can one have something that is delicious and healthy too?
Well, to solve this problem we have prepared a list of some snacks that are not only low in carbs but also they are healthy and delicious as well. Check them out.
Apples and Cheese
Get a half a cup of diced apple along with string cheese, around 10 grams of carbs. This whole combination of fat, protein, and fiber will make a filling and satisfying snack.
Avocado on a Crisp
Avocados are mostly eaten as guacamole. You can also try by mashing one-fourth of a ripened avocado and use it as a spread on light rye crisps for creamy, crunchy, snack with 18 grams of carbs. It’s loaded with plenty of heart-healthy fat and fiber. It’s more like a mini open-faced sandwich. Isn’t?
Yogurt and Cucumbers
This time try your yogurt in a savory way. Get a full cup of low-fat, non-flavored Greek yogurt for a creamy dip along with one cup of refreshing cucumber bars. It makes 12 grams of carbs and 20 grams of appetite-satisfying protein. It’s like the Greek dish, tzatziki.
Deli turkey can also be used beyond just as a sandwich filling. Take a bread and roll up one ounce of sliced turkey along with lettuce leaves and mustard. This crispy light snack has 3 grams of carbs and will keep you full until the afternoon.
Cottage Cheese With Berries
A healthier snack option to cheesecake, you can mimic a little of its flavor in a nourishing way. Get a cup of low-fat cottage cheese and half a cup of frozen or fresh blueberries and a no-calorie sweetener. And together it will make a dessert-like snack that has 18 grams of carbs.
Celery and Peanut Butter
Take two medium celery stalks and fill it 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter for nibbling and it will surely take you back to your childhood days, giving you only 9 grams of carbs.
Better Beef Jerky
In past few years jerky has been going up the scale. There are still a lot of better options than taking over-processed meat versions. Prefer jerkies that are made from grass-fed beef’s, which gives great flavor with just 10 grams of carbs only.
Hardboiled Egg With a Kick
Hard-boiled eggs are perfect grab-‘n’-go snack. Cut in half and spread on it any hot sauce like sriracha to add flavor since it’s of protein. Now that’s a zesty bite with just 1 gram of carbs.
Mixed nuts are all-time great power snack. They are satisfying at your desk and even at parties. A single ounce of salty, crunchy, mixed nuts can keep your energy level up for hours giving you only 5 grams of carbs per ounce.
Even kale haters get around when they nip kale chips. Some store bought varieties can give you less than 10 grams of carbs per serving. You can further reduce that number making them at home. Split out the leaves from the bunch of kale. Rinse them properly and dry them. Now toss with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and one tablespoon of oil. Then roast the leaves in the oven at 300 degrees for about 20-25 minutes until the kale turns crispy.
Also known as steamed soybeans. Edamame tastes good and is full of protein and fiber. You can getaround 8 grams of carbs in a half cup of edamame. They are easy to make in the microwave so that you can keep a bag in your freezer.
Hummus and Red Bell Pepper Wedges
Although they are often spotted together, hummus has not married to high carb pita bread. Spread 1/4 cup of hummus on the wedges cut red bell pepper for filling. This tasty snack that has about 16 grams of carbs.
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