When you’re considering going on a low-carb diet or simply reducing carbohydrates, full meals are a little easier to plan — eating all the meat and veggies is always a good option! But it’s nice to chow down on something a little lighter than a steak or full chicken meal when it’s snack time.
Luckily, these low-carb snacks from around the web are available. These snack recipes taste great, are easy to prepare and are good for you, too. So whether you’re kicking carbs to the curb for good or just helping your body reset, give these low-carb snacks a try.
20 Low-Carb Snacks
Did you need another reason to eat avocados? Probably not but, just in case, these avocado crisps are a must-try and take no time to prepare. Simply mix avocado with salt, cheese and seasonings, then flatten the healthy fruit into discs. Bake ’em and you’ll have seriously delicious, better-than-chips crisps.
If you’re looking to increase healthy fats, these low-carb fat bombs can help. Made with coconut butter, coconut oil, berries and lemon juice, they’re a terrific option if you’re following a ketogenic diet.
If you’ve only had gas station beef jerky, you’re in for a pleasant surprise when you try this beef pepper version. Spiced with Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and your favorite ale, this beef jerky is a delicious on-the-go low-carb snack.
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Sure, buffalo chicken wings are tasty. But what if you could have the buffalo chicken flavor combined with a crunchy celery stick in every bite? Say hello to these easy sticks. Use cooked, leftover chicken to make this speedy snack or side dish. You can cut back on the mayonnaise, too or even use a rotisserie chicken if you’re short on time. A sports game-worthy low-carb snack in just minutes? Yes, please.
Like your food hot and spicy? Then say hello to your favorite new low-carb snack. Ready in 15 minutes, this simple recipe packs immunity-boosting, nutrition-packed mushrooms with cheese and jalapenos. You could even add bite-sized pieces of chicken or turkey and make it a full meal.
6. Cloud Bread
A bread alternative with only three required ingredients, you won’t believe how tasty this grain-free bread is. Dip it into a favorite hummus or top with your preferred nut butter for a filling snack that won’t leave you feeling bloated.
Looking for a new way to make healthy chips? Then you have to try these tomato chips. You’ll slice big, juicy tomatoes into thick slices and drizzle them with benefit-rich olive oil. After sprinkling them with Parmesan cheese and Italian seasonings, they’ll slow bake for several hours. The result is a tray full of low-carb snacks that are actually good for you!
These grain-free pizza bites are made with a mixture of almond and coconut flours. They’re easy to customize with your favorite seasonings, though I love the suggested garlic, thyme, oregano and basil suggestion. I’d swap the pepperoni for turkey pepperoni or even add some of the optional ingredients, like mushrooms, bell peppers or olives. This is one adults and kids alike will love.
This quick bread will satisfy your sweet tooth the all-natural way — you can use the granulated sweetener suggested or substitute maple syrup instead. It’s loaded with pumpkin taste and the ingredients that pair well with it; think cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and walnuts. Serve this pumpkin bread with a pat of grass-fed butter.
Tater tots are the perfect snack: portable, easy to eat and super tasty. They’re especially loved in the toddler and school-aged crowd. But have you seen what’s in those ingredient lists? Luckily, you can make your own low-carb snack version, thanks to this cauliflower recipe. With only five ingredients that are baked instead of fried, you won’t believe how much better this version tastes.
If I knew making doughnuts was so simple, I’d have made them ages ago! These are prepared with just four ingredients, almond meal, honey, eggs and baking soda and are delicious as a healthy snack or even dessert. If you want to take them to the next level, try them with my Chocolate Frosting recipe.
When you need a low-carb snack to nibble on-the-go, pack these bliss balls. Sweetened with medjool dates and coconut and full of almonds, hazelnuts and cacao, they’re a delightfully yummy option.
These are one of the fudgiest, chocolately brownies you’ll eat — and one of the best for you, too. Perfectly suited as a snack, these brownies are pretty much a health food. Fiber-rich black beans add protein, while instant coffee lends a rich taste that’s impossible not to love.
14. Kale Chips
Kale has more health benefits than almost any veggie, but it’s not just for salads anymore. The vitamin-packed leafy green turns into crunchy, salty chips with this recipe. With just olive oil and seasonings, this low-carb snack is full of good-for-you benefits. Try the lime and chili option: yum!
OK, so these lemon cheesecake bars might be a little more dessert than snack, but if you’ve ever suffered from a mid-afternoon slump, you know sometimes that’s just what’s in order. This cheesecake is one you can eat guilt-free. With an almond flour and coconut oil crust and a cheesecake made with fresh lemon juice, you can’t go wrong.
You won’t miss the tortilla chips once you try these nachos. All your favorite toppings are served in mini peppers instead and finished off in the oven, making for a crisp base with melty cheese and fixings like fresh tomatoes, avocados and more. This low-carb snack even works as a quick weeknight dinner — just make a bigger batch!
Is there anything better than baked treats that don’t require actual baking? These almond butter bars are up there as one of the tastiest, oven-free low-carb snacks around. With only six ingredients, you likely have everything on hand to make them right now. They’re easy to stash in your purse to eat while you’re out about town — no more hunting down healthy options at the convenience store!
Eat these cookies as a snack or enjoy them as breakfast. They’re stuffed with protein (hello, quinoa!) and naturally sweetened, but it’s the cocoa powder and sea salt combo that will really win you over.
19. Pizza Zucchinis
Add a side of veggies to that ‘za craving with this pizza zucchini. By forgoing a doughy crust for zucchini slices instead, you can pile on sauce and cheese to your heart’s content in a perfectly portioned way. Great for after-school snacking!
Forget buying salt and vinegar chips at the store and make these instead. They require only four ingredients to — how simple is that? — and are only 40 calories a serving. Use a mandolin if you can to get the zucchini slices super skinny; that’ll help them crisp up just like your favorite potato chips.
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Source: dr axe