These snacks for low carb diets are super easy and require very little preparation.
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Before I converted to the low carb life, a quick snack meant a slice of toast, an apple or a bar of chocolate! Snacks CAN be tricky in a low carb world, so here are some ideas for you!
Hard boiled egg
OK so this does take a little pre-planning – but I cook six or so at a time then have them in the fridge ready to go.
String cheese, stick cheese, cheese triangles, Babybel or even a slice of cheese. No preparation needed!
Carbs: 0-1g net carbs per serving
This rich and tasty snack is available in several types of meats and flavorings (featured below: beef, bacon and turkey jerky). Check the carb content – I’ve seen quite a range. Jerky isn’t the cheapest snack but has the benefit of not needing to be refrigerated. If you have time, try making your own jerky!
Carbs: 1-8 net carbs per 1oz serving
Pork Rinds (Pork Skins)
Available in ready-to-eat-bags and microwave packs – these crunchy snacks are fairly high in fat but do not contain any carbs! If you love pork rinds, check out these 16 low carb ways to use them!
Buy them ready-cooked or cook them yourself. So many meat and flavor combinations – just check the carb content. Sausages can often contain sugar in some form or other, which really bumps up the carbs! Try and find some you like that are under 2g net carbs per link.
Carbs: 0-2g net carbs per link
Look out for 100-calorie snack bags of nuts – they make a perfect low carb snack too! Try these slow cooker Cocoa Nuts!
Carbs: 1-2g net carbs per snack pack
Low Carb Tortillas
A *tiny* bit of preparation needed here unless you want to eat them dry. Check out my low carb tortillas review to make sure you buy the right one for you. For a quick snack add cooked meat/cheese/salsa/bacon jam/lettuce/sour cream, then roll up – and enjoy! Alternatively, use them to make homemade tortilla chips!
Carbs: 3-6 net carbs per tortilla plus fillings
Olives are a great snack to have in the house as they are ready to eat and so low in carbs. Experiment with different olive varieties, flavorings and stuffed options.
Carbs 0-2g net carbs per serving of four olives
Ham (or other deli meat)
Similar to the tortillas but ham keeps the carb count even lower! Avoid honey-roasted ham or other kinds that may contain a lot of sugar – always check the carb content before buying. Eat on its own, or spread some cream cheese on a slice and roll up.
Carbs: 0-1g net carbs per 2oz serving
Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are the most readily available. As usual, check the carb count but a very filling serving of 1/4 cup is great for a snack – and often can be found in convenience stores too.
Carbs: Pumpkin seeds approx. 1g net carbs, Sunflower seeds approx. 3-4g net carbs per 1/4 cup serving.
Interested in more snack recipes? Check out my Low Carb Snacks page with all my recipes in one place!