by Margie Coghill
ating the wrong carbohydrates can cause you to become lethargic, alter your mood and cause your blood-sugar level to spike. What are the best low-carb snacks? Listed below are some delicious and nutritious low carb snacks:
- Brazil Nuts, Walnuts, Macadamia Nuts and Pecans
Brazil Nuts and other nuts make a satisfying snack rich with flavor and packed with protein, vitamin E and are low in saturated fats. Try making a low-carb version of trail mix and add unsweetened coconut flakes for a tasty treat.
- Raw Vegetables
Enjoying raw vegetables are good for your body year-round. Eating raw vegetables gives you many of the enzymes, vitamins and minerals needed for good health. Celery, carrots, cucumbers, green, red and yellow peppers paired with a low-carb dip are sure to increase your energy level and improve digestion.
- Berries and Cream
Blackberries, raspberries and strawberries paired with heavy whipping cream are a delicious and refreshing low-carb snack just in time for summer. Top the berries with two tablespoons of heavy whipping cream and enjoy.
- Cheddar Cheese
Cheddar cheese is a delicious low-carb snack that contains less than 1 gram of carbs per 1-ounce (28-gram) serving. Try topping some low-carb crackers with the cheese and dig in.
- Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps
Three ounces of canned tuna contains no carbohydrates and nearly 20 grams of protein. Spoon tuna salad into a butter lettuce leaf for a great low-carb treat.
Avocados are an excellent source of B vitamins, which are essential for maintaining healthy nerves and brain cells. They are a great source of potassium, a mineral that helps naturally lower blood pressure. Avocados are great tossed with onion, pepper and tomato on your favorite salad.
- Low-carb Yogurt
Low-carb yogurt contains healthy bacteria which has a positive effect on brain health. Yogurt is a super food which benefits include enhancing complexion, nourishing hair, preventing hyper-tension, regulating cholesterol and aiding in proper digestion.
- Flour Tortillas with Salsa
Flour tortillas with salsa are a great low-carb snack. Melt some cheddar cheese in the tortilla and top with salsa for a zesty appetizer.
- Low-carb Peanut Butter and Jelly
Low-carb peanut butter and jelly are now available at grocery stores. Try making a snack with two banana slices in place of bread for a little sandwich that is fast and easy to assemble.
- Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate is the perfect low-carb snack when you are in the mood for something decadent and delicious
- Low-carb BLT lettuce wrap
Low-carb bacon with three slices of tomato placed in a large romaine lettuce leaf will satisfy your craving for a snack full of flavor.
- Kale chips
Kale chips are becoming an extremely popular low-carb veggie. Try drizzling bite-sized pieces of kale with olive oil and garlic powder and bake at 350 degrees for about ten minutes and enjoy.
- Cottage Cheese
One-half cup of cottage cheese has 5 grams of carbs and 12 grams of protein. Add pepper, avocado slices or cherry tomatoes for extra flavor.
- Mozzarella String Cheese
Mozzarella String cheese is an easy lowcarb snack and a great source of calcium.
- Smoked Salmon Cucumber bites
Salmon is high in omega-3 and low in carbohydrates. Omega-3 is a fatty acid that has a significant relationship with cognitive function as well as mental health. Grill up some salmon and pair it with cucumber bites for a fancy snack while boosting your brain power.
- Cello Whisps
Cello brand makes a crispy and delicious low-carb snack. The snacks
are made completely of 100% cheese and gluten free.
- Chef’s Cut Jerky—Original Recipe
This low-carb snack is packed with flavor and lean protein. Their jerky is made with the finest cuts of meat available.
- Wonderful Pistachios
Wonderful brand pistachios can be found at your local grocery store. They are a low-cost, low-carb snack sure to make your taste buds sing.
- Gaea Olive Snack
Gaea brand makes healthy low-carb kalamata olives packaged in a sleek liquid free bag. The olives are picked fresh and do not contain any preservatives.
- Eating Evolved Keto Cups
These unsweetened low-carb snacks that are filled with rich cacao, coconut butter and vanilla are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
- HighKey Keto Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
Brace yourself for a mini chocolate chip cookie that has 2 grams of net carb, no sugar and gluten free with satisfying taste.
Jell-O is a versatile snack that you can eat plain or with fruit added for a cool summer treat.
- Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds
Look now for Real Food Organic Raw Pumpkin Seeds at your local grocery market for a delicious low-carb snack.
- Pork Rinds
Pork rinds have no carbohydrates and will satisfy your taste for a crispy snack.
Hotdogs without the bun, have only 1.7 carbs per dog. Hotdogs on the grill are easy to make and very affordable.