Low carb snacks are not usually something that you would expect to find, as the words “low carb” and “snacks” often don’t go in the same sentence.


This much is true if you are thinking of snacks like cookies, cakes, and all those other sweets that you enjoy, but the good news is that there are a lot of  that you can enjoy for your low carb living.

If you are trying to follow a low carb diet eating only foods on the low carb food list, there are many delicious snacks that you can make!

Here are a few examples of some awesome low carb snacks and low carb appetizers you can make if you want to snack on a little something:

Full Side Salad

A salad may not seem like a good snack, but did you know that you can make yourself a very filling side salad without racking up the carbs or the calories?

salad with walnuts

You can make your salad using any kind of lettuce that you like, and it can be topped with a few slices of avocadoes and a hard boiled egg (remove the egg yolk if you really want to keep it light). You can add a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar and olive oil each to make a delicious dressing for your salad.
The total grams of carbs will be 8 grams for the entire plate of salad, making it one of the best low carb snacks around. It will contain a bit more fat, but the good news is that all the fat comes from completely natural sources!

Cheesy Turkey Roll-Ups

Just because you can’t enjoy a fruit roll-up, that doesn’t mean that roll-ups are off the menu altogether.
You can have yourself a delicious turkey and mozzarella cheese roll-up that will be a very high protein low carb snack.
Use a mozzarella cheese stick – preferably skim or partially skim-milk cheese – and roll the slice of turkey ham around the cheese. You can even add a small slice of cherry tomato if you want, and the total carbs content will be less than 4 grams. It will be about 150 calories if you use an ounce of turkey ham and a cheese stick, but it will keep you nice and full until meal time!

Delicious Seafood Cocktail

It’s hard to avoid eating shrimp cocktails, but the fact that they contain a whole lot of ketchup usually means that you aren’t going to be able to add them to your low card diet. Or can you?
Using a single tablespoon of cocktail sauce with one quarter of an avocado and 2 ounces of cooked shrimp will be a great way to turn your evening into a real low carb party, and you can always add an extra garnish of cilantro, parsley, or some raw onion.
The total carb content will be roughly 9 grams for the entire cocktail, and you can enjoy yourself without having to worry about your carb consumption getting out of control.

 

The Artichoke

artichokeArtichokes are some of the best conversation snacks that you can enjoy, and the truth is that they will be one of the best low carb snacks for those that enjoy the flavor of this flower-looking food.
The artichoke can be cooked in the microwave or on the stove once the thistle has been removed, and you can peel off the leaves one by one to enjoy the delicious meat at the end of each leaf.

Using a lemon or vinegar dip is the best way to keep it low fat as well as low carb, but you can always serve it with a mayo dip if you must. Either way, the artichoke itself only contains about 17 grams of carbohydrates, but it has 9 grams of fiber – equaling 8 grams of Net Carbs.
It will be a fun, filling snack that you can share with your friends, and it is guaranteed to be a great conversation food.

 

Caesar Salad

Most people think of Caesar salad as being one of the highest fat salads on the menu, and the truth is that it usually is thanks to the fact that it’s served with the fatty Caesar salad dressing.

If, however, you want to enjoy a nice low carb snack, the Caesar salad can be one of the best.
The salad is just plain Romaine lettuce, served with a bit of Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. You can add grilled chicken to the plate in order to increase the protein content – great for a high protein low carb diet – but keep the dressing away.

You may be able to add a single tablespoon of olive oil with lemon or vinegar if you have to dress it, but it’s best to eat it sans dressing. If you go without dressing, you’re only getting 12 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of fiber – not to mention 220 calories!

 

PBC

Rather than making yourself a peanut butter sandwich, why not consider using peanut butter as a dip for your delicious celery sticks. Celery contain almost no carbohydrates, but they have tons of fiber. You can eat three large stalks of celery cut up into sticks, and dip them into 2 tablespoons of peanut butter – the natural kind with no sugar added, of course.
This little snack will have just 208 calories, 8.5 grams of carbs, and 3 grams of fiber. All in all, it’s a healthy and tasty snack that you are guaranteed to love if you are a peanut butter fan!

 

Edamame Snack

The Japanese edamame beans are some of the tastiest that you will find, especially if you eat them by the handful.
You can make yourself a plate of the delicious soy beans just by cooking them in the microwave for a few minutes. By adding water, you can basically boil the beans and have them ready to eat in a matter of minutes.
You can add a pinch of salt and pepper, as well as a teaspoon of lemon juice to add a tiny bit of flavor.
These beans are incredibly high in protein and fiber, and only contain a small amount of carbohydrates. You can get just 8 grams of carbs from this snack, but it also contains 4.3 grams of fiber and will only add 97 calories to your daily intake.

 

Nuts

assorted nutsYou can’t go too nuts when eating nuts, as they contain a lot of fat – which will be bad for your body in many ways.
However, you can eat a handful of your favorite nuts without worrying too much about it, as they are both low in carbs and high in fiber.

Make sure that the nuts are both unsalted and unroasted, and eating just a quarter of a cup of these nuts will be delicious and nutritious. You can even roast them yourself if you want, and they will taste great even if you don’t add any salt or flavoring to them. This snack will only give you 6.7 grams of carbs, but there are 4 grams of fiber and 205 calories to make it as healthy a snack as possible!

 

Soy Latte

Most people think of a latte as being a snack that is incredibly high in sugar and fats, but did you know that using soy milk will cut back on the carbs and fat significantly?
You can make yourself the perfect espresso coffee and mix it in with some incredibly frothy soy milk, and you can serve it hot or cold (pour it over crushed ice) to make it the perfect beverage for you.
The soy milk is a bit sweet naturally, but it will be fairly low in carbs. You will get 8.5 grams of carbs from this snack, and only 73 calories!

 

Hummus Dip

Hummus is made with chick peas, which are legumes – all of which contain both carbs and fiber.
Hummus can be a solid snack choice, but it will be a bit higher in carbs than you might expect.
Dipping a few carrots into a simple cup of homemade hummus (made by blending cooked chick peas with garlic, salt, and lemon juice) is a great way to eat a snack that you are certain to enjoy, and it will help to fill you up very quickly. You will find that this is a very high protein snack, but it only adds less than 16 grams of carbs and 133 calories to your daily diet.

 

These are just a few ideas of delicious low carb snacks that you can try, and the truth is that the sky is the limit when it comes to finding delicious snack and meal ideas for your low carb diet.
As long as you eliminate sugar and focus on the protein, your snacks can be healthy, tasty, and low in carbs!

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