Apr 25, 2015

Low Carb Snack Ideas- My Favorites

Low Carb Snack Ideas

Hey low carbers! Today I wanted to share something near and dear to my heart...snacks! Seriously though, snacking is so important to my low carb lifestyle. It keeps me on track everyday. It's a mini meal between breakfast and lunch and another between lunch and dinner. Snacking is beneficial to anyone's nutritional lifestyle. By eating smaller meals more frequently and avoiding extreme hunger situations, you'll be more likely to reach for a healthy option over an unhealthy one. A healthy snack between meals curbs cravings, fights weight gain, boosts brain activity, and regulates your blood sugar which can keep mood swings and mid afternoon sleepiness at bay. 

One of the things I like to do to make snacking easier is prep some simple and healthy snack options in the beginning of the week. I do this for both my kids and myself. I spend Sunday afternoons cutting veggies and fruit, boiling eggs, slicing lunch meat and cheeses, bagging single servings of nuts, etc. If you don't like the thought of prepping a whole weeks worth, even prepping a day ahead of time can keep you from making unhealthy snack choices or not eating at all and then overeating later. 






So now i'll share with you some of my favorite snacks!

Cucumber slices drizzled with Walden Farms Super Fruits Vinaigrette and sprinkled with crushed almonds


Boiled eggs, cheddar slices, and green olives



Low Carb Snack Ideas
Cheddar slices and celery with almond butter and chia seeds



Low Carb Snack Ideas
Celery with cream cheese, green olives, mozzerella cheese, almonds, and sugar snap peas



Low Carb Snack Ideas
Boiled eggs, mozzerella rolled up in large pepperoni slices, sugar free jello



Low Carb Snack Ideas
Boiled eggs, celery, and cucumber slices



Low Carb Snack Ideas
Strawberries and walnuts



Low Carb Snack Ideas
Cucumber slices with black bean hummus



Low Carb Snack Ideas
This was actually my lunch but I eat all of these things as snacks as well.
Cheddar slices folded up in pepperoni, pepperoncini, celery with PB and nuts


Strawberry slices drizzled with warmed sunflower nut butter and sprinkled with sunflower seeds and
a bit of unsweetened coconut flakes


Low Carb Snack Ideas
Raw veggies (mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini) and Caesar Dressing to dip 


Boiled eggs with black bean hummus, pistachios, and cheddar cheese slices




Low Carb Snack Ideas
Pepperoni chips and hot wing sauce.
Not as healthy of an option, but it's low carb and yummy! 


Celery with sunflower nut butter and sunflower seeds, boiled egg, and almonds


Low Carb Snack Ideas
Cheese chips, boiled egg, and dill pickles



Low Carb Snack Ideas
Cheddar cheese, sugar snap peas, blackberries, and a few plum slices

Pizza Snack Plate! Pepperoni slices, mozzarella bites, and black olives


Warmed ricotta cheese with berries (1 serving)



Hope you enjoyed these snack ideas! Remember to try to make healthy snacking a priority. Whenever possible, choose foods with high protein, fiber, and good fats which will keep you fuller, longer and offer the slow burning fuel which give you the energy you need to keep you going all day long.

Happy Low Carbing Ya'll! 




For even more snack ideas, click the picture below!


12 comments:

  1. Hi, Jessie - first, let me thank you for everything you do for us. Your blog is wonderful, and I suspect that it has kept more folks on the path to low carb weight loss than you realize. ♥

    My question is about the very first picture (above) in your latest post. Under each picture of each snack, you've named the food on the plate - but for the top photo, there is no description. It shows hard boiled eggs with a darker filling, a sort of nut (pepita's maybe, about 1/2 cup maybe), and cheddar or colby cheese slices. Can you tell me what the eggs contain, and what the nuts(?) are in that yummy-looking snack?

    Again, thank you for everything you do.

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    1. That picture is showing later down the list again. Black bean hummus in the eggs And pistachios

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  2. Hi, again, Jessie - I don't know how I missed this the first time I saw the snacks, but I did. Going over them again, I saw this time that there was, indeed, a description - black bean hummus on the eggs, and the nuts were pistachios! Good deal, because I love 'em both! Thanks again.

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  3. Wow! I always struggle for snack options and end up eating the same thing over and over again. You have given me so many more alternatives that I can't wait to stock up on. It makes so much sense prepping everything for a whole work week, too. Love just grabbing preportioned snacks and running out the door. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. My absolute favorite low-fat snack is a slice of Gallo low-fat salami (only 60 calories per 5 slice serving), spread with a little bit of low-fat cream cheese, and then top with a dill pickle slice. Just roll it up like a taco and eat it! Sounds kind of weird, but it's totally amazing!

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  5. What brand of peanut butter do you use?

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  6. I have a question, I am completely new to the low carb lifestyle... Isn't it really bad to eat so many eggs? Other than that, I am very thankful for your recipes, ideas and showing your transformation. It is great to see real transformation photos! It makes me think I can do it too. Would it be bold to a weight you have lost and how long has it has taken? Also, what kind of workouts do you do?

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  7. Unonown.. eggs are eggcellent for you.

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  8. Thank you for the wonderful ideas! I'm just beginning low carb and struggle with putting ideas together for meals and snacks. :) Again, thank you!

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  9. Thanks for all the great ideas.

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Thanks for visiting, I love hearing from you, however it still always surprises me how many mean and rotten comments I receive, so please remember that I post what I eat merely as a suggestion of ideas for others. Low carbing is not cut and dry. What works for me may or may not work for you. Also, I live exclusively low carb, but I don't live my life counting them so I don't often include the net carb counts on recipes. Happy low carbing ya'll! :)

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