Snacking on a low-carb diet can sometimes feel a bit tricky, especially when you’re on the move or short on time to prepare a full meal. But fear not! With a pinch of creativity, you can easily create tasty and satisfying low-carb snacks that’ll keep you full and energized all day long. Here are 7 simple low-carb snacks you can whip up at home in no time (and if you want all 7 of our tips on supercharging your low-carb diet and reaching your weight-loss goals, check out this article!):
1. Avocado Deviled Eggs
Hard-boiled eggs are already a fantastic low-carb snack, but add some avocado and you’ve got something even more scrumptious. Mix together the yolks of 4 hard-boiled eggs with half an avocado, a tablespoon of mayonnaise, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste, then spoon the mixture back into the egg whites. Finish with a sprinkle of paprika and dig in!
2. Almond Butter Dip
Almond butter is loaded with healthy fats and protein, making it a delightful dip for veggies or apple slices. Just mix ¼ cup almond butter, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and a pinch of cinnamon. Dip away with carrots, celery, cucumber, or apple slices!
3. Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
For a crunchy low-carb snack, try roasted chickpeas seasoned with spices. Drain and rinse a can of chickpeas, then dry them with a paper towel. Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and a teaspoon each of smoked paprika, cumin, and chili powder. Roast at 375°F for 25-30 minutes, giving them a stir now and then.
4. Zucchini Chips
Zucchini makes a fantastic low-carb chip substitute. Slice a zucchini into thin rounds, toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Spread them out on a baking sheet and bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
5. Cucumber Slices with Herbed Cream Cheese
Cucumber slices are a refreshing low-carb snack, and pairing them with herbed cream cheese takes them to the next level. Mix 4 ounces of cream cheese with 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh herbs (such as dill, chives, or parsley) and a pinch of salt. Spread on cucumber slices and savor the flavor!
6. Peanut Butter Fat Bombs
Fat bombs are a popular low-carb snack, high in healthy fats, and perfect for curbing cravings. Combine ½ cup of natural peanut butter, ¼ cup of coconut oil, and a tablespoon of sugar-free sweetener. Spoon into a mini muffin tin and freeze for at least 2 hours, or until firm.
7. Cheese Crisps
Craving something crunchy and satisfying? Cheese crisps are your answer! Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place tablespoons of shredded cheese (like cheddar or parmesan) onto the baking sheet, leaving some space between them. Bake for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
In a Nutshell
Low-carb snacking doesn’t have to be dull or unsatisfying. With a touch of imagination and the right ingredients, you can create mouthwatering low-carb snacks that’ll keep you feeling great throughout the day. These 7 snack ideas are not only easy to make but perfect for on-the-go munching!