By eating low carb and high fat, you are sustained for longer and no longer have those low sugar crashes after you eat something sweet. Your focus turns to nutrition rather than hunger.
When you want to snack, it is vital to have some healthy snacks at hand. What makes a good low carb snack? Obviously something low in sugar, but also no wheat or grains. Go for some protein and plenty of good fat. Many think its crazy to snack on fatty foods, but we must get over the
Go for some protein and plenty of good fat. Many think its crazy to snack on fatty foods, but we must get over the fear of fat.
We’re not talking the bad fats found in burgers, fries and cakes. We want good fats such as cheese, nuts, meat, fish, and eggs.
All those things for years we have been told to avoid. And where did that get us? Snacking on carbohydrate rich wholegrain crackers, breads, crisps, chocolate.
Good fat is full of Vitamins A, D, E and K, the fat soluble vitamins. Choose snacks that aren’t processed, and are as close to their natural state as possible.
Here are our Best Low Carb Snacks. Keep some on hand so if you really want a snack, you can make a good choice.
Eat real food, not products.
Best Low Carb Snacks – Easy
These Best Low Carb Snacks are easy to make and some don’t need any preparation. They are portable so are great to have in your desk drawer at work, or packed for lunch.
- EGGS – this has to be my favourite. Have a bowl of hard boiled eggs in the fridge or work. An easy, portable snack with a good amount of protein and fat to keep that appetite in check.
- NUTS – make a little pot each morning and nibble on them throughout the day. Don’t go for unlimited quantities of nuts, they can be high in carbs which soon add up. Go for lower carb nuts such as macadamias, almonds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Avoid cashews.
- CHEESE – have cubes of cheese on hand. Try different cheeses too. Watch the carbs in some cheeses.
- COLD MEAT – keep the leftovers from last nights dinner or roast. Ham, salami, pepperoni, chicken, etc.
- VEGETABLE SLICES – have with some kind of fat such as cheese, cream cheese, olives.
- FISH- keep tinned tuna in the pantry or your desk, tuna mayonnaise, smoked salmon and cream cheese.
- BERRIES – add some full fat cream or coconut cream.
- AVOCADO – a great source of fat, vitamins, and nutrients. Cut in half and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- OLIVES – make a container with cheese, olives and vegetable sticks.
- DARK CHOCOLATE – go for the highest cacao percentage and the lowest amount of carbs. If you don’t like dark chocolate, gradually increase the cacao % each time you buy a block. You will learn to love the slight bitter taste and won’t want to go back to chocolate ‘like’ bars. And because it is slightly bitter, you will only want 1 or 2 squares to satisfy.
Best Low Carb Snacks – Some Preparation Required
- Wheat Free Crackers
- Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad by Cook, Eat, Paleo
- Low Carb Spring Rolls
- Bacon Guacamole Cups by All Day I Dream About Food
- Crustless Mini Quiches
- Salmon Sushi Rice Free
- Low Carb Beef Jerky by I Breathe, I’m Hungry
- Paleo Scotch Eggs
- Baked Kale Chips by Nom Nom Paleo
- Stuffed Peppers
- Roast Cauliflower Hummus by Oh My Veggies
- Labna with Herbs and Lemon
- Broccoli Pesto by Green Kitchen Stories
- Chocolate Green Smoothie
- Pepperoni Pizza Bites
- Asparagus Roast Beef Roll Ups by Vanilla & Velvet
- Low Carb Snack Tray 1
- Low Carb Snack Tray 2
- Bread Free Ham Rolls
- Mini Meatloaf