Losing weight can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Below we have compiled a list of 43 snacks that are low in carbohydrates.
1. Carrot Sticks
If you are craving something with a crunch, reach for carrot sticks. Raw, organic carrots with skin have shown to be helpful in balancing hormones.
2. Cold Cuts
A serving or two of cold cuts is packed with protein and low in calories and carbohydrates.
Pickles are low calorie, filling and quick. They can be added to several other snacks to make them more filling. Pickles are a great addition to:
- Tuna Salad
- Egg Salad
- Can be cut into spears, and rolled into cold cuts that have a teaspoon of cream cheese spread.
4. Hard Boiled Eggs
Eggs are packed with protein and very low in carbohydrates. They can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge for when you are on the go.
5. Cheese sticks
Mozzarella cheese is very low in carbohydrates and high in protein. Cheese sticks can be brought to the gym for a quick pre or post workout snack.
6. Two Strips of Bacon
Bacon is full of protein and allowed on many high protein/low carb diets. It can be baked or fried and has enough fat to keep you full until your next meal.
7. One Sausage Link
Sausage, similar to bacon, is high in protein and will keep you full until your next meal.
Hummus has been identified by many health care professionals as extremely beneficial for health. Made of garbanzo beans, oil and salt, it is high in protein and healthy fats. There numerous benefits of hummus, and many flavors as well, so it should be easy to find some way to add this nutrient dense food to your diet.
9. Handful of Almonds
A handful of almonds will fill your belly, and supply your body with healthy fats. They are quick, easily portable and a great snack to throw into your purse for when the desire to munch takes over.
10. Broccoli with Dip or Cheese
Broccoli is packed with essential vitamins and minerals. With a small serving of ranch dip or cheese, broccoli is a high fiber, high protein snack.
11. Protein Shake
Many companies make pre-packaged protein shakes that can function as a meal replacement or a snack, or you can make your own, by using protein powder. There are many guides to picking the right protein powder for your.
12. Shrimp Cocktail
A shrimp cocktail can be made ahead and left to marinate. This dish is delicious, and there are many different ways it can be prepared.
13. Pico De Gallo
Pico de gallo is typically used as a garnish for chips in Mexican restaurants but can be eaten alone, as is custom in many latin american countries.
Avocado, mixed with lime juice and sometimes tomato and onion is a very good source of healthy fats that will keep you feeling fool longer.
15. Kale Chips
Kale chips are a great substitute for potato chips. Kale is full of nutrients, and many agree that it is great for digestion and overall health.
16. Spinach Smoothie
Blending spinach with fruit is a great way to get in a few servings of vegetables and fruits without constantly munching.
17. Pickled Asparagus
Pickled asparagus is a snack that tastes great and is full of nutrients. Asparagus can be substituted for pickle spears in the recipes mentioned above.
While many think of only raw fish and rice in sushi, many kinds of sushi contain fully cooked fish, veggies and avocados.
19. Ants on a Log
A childhood classic of peanut butter or almond butter on a celery stick, topped with raisins. Enjoy crunch, salty and sweet, all in one snack.
20. Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is full of protein and is a great snack by itself. To add variety try some different varieties by adding:
- olives and cherry tomatoes and basil for a savory option
- fresh berries and bananas for a sweeter taste
21. Almond Butter
A spoonful of almond butter has healthy fats and is loaded with protein.
22. Feta and Spinach salad
Mixing spinach, feta, and strawberries is a quick and tasty salad. Tossing some raspberry vinaigrette will add a bold flavor.
23. PB or PB2
Just add water and get a high protein, somewhat sweet peanut butter option.
24. Cowboy Caviar
A mix of beans, corn, tomato and spices, it can be a great topper for chips, or eaten by itself for a high protein pick-me-up during the day.
Research states that walnuts are full of nutrients and healthy fats, and are a great grab and go snack.
Great for heart health, pistachios are a high protein snack with many health benefits.
27. Cucumbers with Vinegar
Cucumbers, soaked in vinegar with chopped onions and salt are a refreshing snack that helps you get over the mid-afternoon slump.
28. Egg White Scramble
Scrambled eggs cook quickly, and spinach or cheese can be added for additional flavor.
29. Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt is higher in protein than regular yogurt, and comes in many flavors.
30. Beef Jerky
Low sodium beef jerky is high in protein and a quick snack.
31. Cherry Tomatoes
Juicy and delicious, cherry tomatoes are a perfect addition to salad or just to eat by themselves.
32. Egg Salad
Hard boiled eggs with a little mayonnaise or mustard can be spread on a sandwich or eaten by itself as a protein packed snack.
33. Tuna Salad
Canned tuna with mayonnaise and a pickle can make a great sandwich or make a satisfying snack by itself.
34. Chicken Breast with Cheese
Baking a chicken breast with a slice of cheese is a great option for a heavier, high protein snack.
35. Sugar Free Jello
Making sugar free jello at the beginning of the week can provide several days worth of low carb snacks.
36. Pepperoni Slices
Not just for pizza, pepperoni slices can be added to salad or eaten by themselves.
37. Lettuce Roll ups
Fill with cowboy caviar, shrimp cocktail or whatever strikes your fancy. Replace tortillas or wraps with lettuce for a lower carb snack or meal.
38. Smoked Salmon, cream cheese on cucumber
Spread cream cheese over cucumber slices and add smoked salmon on top for a snack with healthy fats and low carbs.
39. Slice of cheese
Eating too many won’t help with weight loss, but having a slice of your preferred type of cheese as a snack is a healthy option.
40. Ricotta Cheese with berries
A slightly different texture than yogurt, and a great way to mix up your snacks. Berries or nuts add good flavor.
Boiled green soybeans that taste great! High in protein, fiber and vitamins, many experts agree that this snack is a winner.
A fermented tea, high in antioxidants and low in carbohydrates. It can be brewed at home or purchased at health food stores.
43. Dark Chocolate
A small piece of dark chocolate goes a long way to curbing sweet cravings and provides cancer fighting antioxidants.