A low-carb diet promotes weight loss by eliminating net carbs from a person’s food regimen while emphasizing a high-protein intake.
The lack of carbs in a person’s system encourages the body to burn fat for energy, instead of storing it.
People on this diet report having more energy, regular sugar levels, and of course, weight loss.
One of the great things about following a low carb diet is that while you eliminate some of your favorite foods, you’re also allowed to indulge in some of your other favorites!
Here are some simple snacks you can make with little, to no, knowledge of cooking.
1. Vegetables and Cream Cheese
It doesn’t get any easier than cutting your favorite vegetables into sticks and dipping them in cream cheese. Hmm… We take that back, you can buy carrot sticks for extra ease.
2. “Cheat” Rolls
When we say “cheat” we mean cheese and meat. Clever, right? You can make these simply by rolling your favorite deli meat in any cheese of your choice, but we are partial to swiss.
3. Trail Mix
Trail mix is the perfect snack for the low-carb dieter on-the-go. Made up of high protein nuts, dried fruit, and dark chocolate if you’d like, this snack is a delicious low-carb option for hikers, runners, and anyone needing an energy boost.
4. Berries with Chocolate Ganache
This one may seem too good to be true, but chocolate ganache has significantly less carb content than traditional frosting. All you need for this snack are berries, dark chocolate, heavy cream, and a sweet tooth.
5. Tomato and Mozzarella Celery Boats
These little boats carry some very tasty passengers and offer a more handheld version of a Caprese salad that is easy to make and eat.
6. Fruit with Cottage Cheese
When eaten in moderation, fruits can provide just the right amount of sugar our body needs. When you combine the healthy-fat makeup of cottage cheese, you have a winning combination made in low-carb heaven.
7. Deviled Eggs
Eggs are full of energy-inducing protein, and if you’re trying to build muscle, they should be a staple of your diet. Try using pastured and omega-3 rich eggs, but the amount of spice combinations possible for deviled eggs gives you room to mix things up.
For those who would like to try new, delicious low carb-friendly takes on their favorite snacks, here are a few snack recipes that others have made a part of their diet:
10. Cheese Straws
12. Apricot Apple Cloud
Really Short on Time?
Grab a bag of ips Perfect Pop for a healthy, low-carb snack that will kill any cravings you might have mid-afternoon.
Full of protein, it gives you energy for the day without any of the unnecessary grease and fat you get from fast food or big brand potato chips.
After all, your snacks should work for you, not against you.