Healthy and Easy Low-Carb Snack Ideas?
1. Celery and Cream Cheese:
Cream cheese is a low-carb staple, and we’re always looking for new ways to eat it. One of our favorites is filling celery sticks with an ounce or two (totals about 100 calories) of cream cheese and sprinkling chopped nuts on top. It’s like cheesecake without the crust!
2. Tomato Slices With Basil And Feta:
Tomato slices make a great snack any time of day; they can be as simple as tomato halves topped with shredded mozzarella or as fancy as heirloom tomatoes drizzled with balsamic vinegar and served atop arugula leaves sprinkled with feta crumbles – either way, you have a fresh, filling, and tasty snack to keep you going all day long.
If you prefer a little crunch to your tomatoes, try sprinkling sesame seeds on top before popping them in the oven to roast for about ten minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. Kale Chips:
When you crave something salty but need a break from potato chips or crackers, this crisp and satisfying snack makes an excellent choice. Cut kale leaves into 2-inch pieces, toss them with olive oil and sprinkle with salt to your heart’s content, then bake for 10 minutes at 350 F until crispy. Check out these other low-carb snacks that are just as delicious!
4. Avocado Toast:
In addition, to being chock full of heart-healthy fatty acids, avocados are loaded with fiber. They’re exceptionally high in monounsaturated fatty acids, the same kind that comes from olive oil. Just one avocado provides you with 30 percent of your daily fiber needs, making it a go-to choice for healthy snacking any time of day.
5. String Cheese And Olives:
This is another no-prep snack idea that takes only seconds to toss together but will keep hunger at bay for hours. All you have to do is stick two or three-string cheeses into small plastic baggies and stuff them in your purse or lunchbox.
When hunger strikes, grab a few green olives while you dig through your bags, looking for gum, pens, or even your car keys.
6. Turkey Rollups:
Peanut butter is a low-carb dieter’s dream, and this snack takes advantage of that fact to give you a delicious way to satisfy late afternoon munchies while staying on track with your healthy eating goals. Just spread about one tablespoon of peanut butter on top of two thin slices of turkey, roll them up, and devour!
7. Cottage Cheese And Pineapple Chunks:
If you’re looking for a way to spice up cottage cheese, look no further than pineapple chunks! Add just five or six pieces to an eight-ounce container of the stuff along with about half a teaspoon of almond milk, then cover and refrigerate until firm. This sweet snack will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you full until it’s time for dinner.
8. Whole-Grain Crackers:
Sometimes, it can be hard to find the time to make a sandwich in the morning before work, and we don’t blame you — most mornings are chaotic enough as they are! That’s why we love this healthier take on peanut butter and jelly, which swaps bland old white bread for whole-grain crackers like Wasa or Finn Crisp.
It adds just enough crunch to make lunch more enjoyable while helping you get in some extra fiber at snack time. For an extra touch of sweetness, throw on a few grapes along with a dollop of grape jelly!
9. Frozen Grapes:
For a super-simple, super-healthy treat that’s easy to take on the go, freeze grapes and keep them in your freezer at work. A tiny handful of these sweet little fruits is just enough to satisfy your sugar cravings without undoing all the good you’ve done by eating healthy all day long.
10. Cheesy Garlic Bread:
Once again, cauliflower saves the day! If you aren’t familiar with our friend cauliflower, it’s time for an introduction; this veggie is perfect for creating dishes that taste like junk food but are healthy! You can use shredded cauliflower to stand in for rice or even mashed potatoes.
Here’s how to make cheesy garlic bread out of cauliflower :
use the florets to make “steaks” by cutting off the thick stem and slicing it lengthwise, then cooking them in garlic butter at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about eight minutes. Then, pile on your favorite toppings, like mozzarella cheese or Parmesan, and pop your bread back in the oven for another five minutes.
11.. Turkey And Spinach Pinwheels:
We know that one of the most complex parts of eating healthy is finding snacks you enjoy eating! These turkey pinwheels are a great low-carb option because they’re made with reduced-fat cream cheese, which means there’s no need to feel guilty when you eat two or three in one sitting! Just combine four ounces of softened cream cheese with a cup of chopped spinach and a clove of crushed garlic, then add in a stick of sliced deli turkey. Roll it all up into the shape of a tube, slice it up, and enjoy!
12. Easy Guacamole:
People fall off their low-carb diets because they get sick of eating the same super flavorful snacks day after day. But when you make your guacamole at home, you can add all sorts of zingy ingredients to keep things interesting!
To make easy guacamole that’s perfect for dipping veggies or crackers in, combine two ripe avocados with about four tablespoons each of fresh lemon juice and salsa, a quarter cup each of minced red onion and fresh cilantro, one-seeded and minced jalapeño pepper, and a dash of salt. Pile it all into a bowl, mash it up with a fork until smooth, then enjoy.
13. Peanut Butter And Banana Roll-Ups:
It’s not hard to get bored of plain old peanut butter — even we can admit that! Luckily, it’s so versatile you can add all sorts of tasty ingredients to keep things interesting. Try rolling banana slices in your favorite nut butter for an afternoon snack or dessert that sweet will love! For an extra protein boost, spread some natural almond butter on the inside instead.