Got a snack attack? Ditch the chips! Whether you want something gourmet or on the go, salty or sweet, we have over 50 healthy low carb snacks for you to obsess over!
And the best part? You can make many of these faster than you can open that bag of chips…
50 Low Carb Snacks for Every Craving You Might Have…
These are our favorite low carb snacks because they use simple ingredients and can be made just a few minutes. We know that when it comes to satisfying a craving, having a healthy snack at your fingertips can make a big difference to staying on-plan.
1. Hard boiled eggs
Eat them as-is or simply seasoned with salt and pepper. You can boil a few up at a time or buy them pre-cooked and pre-shelled to save time.
Try flavored almond packs; try some fun ones like wasabi, salt & vinegar, and even sriracha!
3. Temake rolls
Have all the sushi, with none of the rice! Roll smoked salmon and thinly sliced avocado and cucumber in roasted seaweed squares.
5. Turkey slices
Rolled up by themselves, or wrap them in Swiss cheese to keep your fingers dry.
6. Pepperoni slices
There’s no shame eating these straight out of the bag. If you are feeling fancy, layer them with thinly sliced or shaved Parmesan cheese.
7. Cucumber slices
These are awesome to dip in a full-fat dressing. Try sprinkling them with seasoned salts too. Tajin is a good one to try.
8. Pickled asparagus spears
Crunch on these alone or wrap them up in beef or ham slices with a dab of mayo.
9. Tomato slices
Sliced tomato is so under-appreciated.By themselves, they make refreshing and healthy low carb snacks. Season with salt or layer it up with some mozzarella cheese.
10. Mozzarella cheese chips
These can be ready in seconds if you use the recipe below. Cheese chips are a perfect pair with pepperoni slices.
11. Bacon slices
Smoky thick-cut is the best. Cook a batch up on a cookie sheet in the oven at 350 degrees and keep the pre-cooked bacon in the fridge for snacking.
12. Beef or turkey jerky
This is a great portable snack, just avoid teriyaki flavored, it usually has too much sugar.
13. Dill hamburger pickles
Straight outta the jar or make little sandwiches using cheddar cheese slices; add a touch of mayo if you want.
14. Canned Sardines
Take a hint from the Swedes; sardines are packed with calcium and vitamin D. Canned sardines come in a variety of flavors and can be eaten straight out of the can or used as a salad topping. You won’t need any dressing– many of the sauces are delish!
15. Salami slices
For an elegant low carb snacks or appetizers, try some salami with mozzarella cheese and baby tomatoes like this…
Pop a few in the microwave and pop ’em in your mouth. Or dip them in some marinara (use a sauce that has 2g or less of carbs per serving).
17. String cheese or cheese sticks
These are your go-to for good reason, they travel well and can be eaten on the run.
18. Baby tomatoes
So easy and quick- grab a mozzarella cheese stick with a handful of fresh baby tomatoes. Try yellow or heirloom baby tomato mixes, the different flavors are heavenly.
19. Tuna fish
Is surprisingly good all by itself as a simple snack. You can also find flavored tuna fish in foil pouches that you can pack anywhere. Just add a fork and you’re ready to eat!
20. Sausage sticks
There’s more to sausage sticks than what you find at the gas station (although those make good snacks too). Your local butcher is a great place to explore different varieties of meats and flavors.
21. Any deli lunch meats are fair game
Roll them up and dip in ranch, mustard or horseradish sauce.
Olives are packed full of healthy monunsaturated fats; a small bowl of them can make a wonderful snack.
23. Fresh Zucchini
Often overlooked, both yellow and green zucchinis can be sliced and eaten raw with a low-carb dip of your choice.
Try these low-carb Zucchini Pizza Bites that can satisfy pizza cravings in minutes:
Fresh, or steamed in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, cauliflower florets can be dipped in Ranch dressing for an easy snack.
Slice in half, remove the pit and with a sprinkle of sea salt– add a dash of Cholula sauce if you like it hot!
26. Fresh veggies dipped in guacamole
Why reserve guacamole for chips?
27. Roasted seaweed
These low carb snacks are a great substitute for chips and full of wonderful trace minerals. You can find them in a few different flavors, too.
28. Apple pie filling
When apples are baked or cooked with a little butter ans cinnamon, their natural sweetness becomes irresistible. Try this easy snack to replace cravings for sweets.
29. Little smokies
Eat them hot or cold with some Dijon mustard.
30. Cheddar cheese on sliced apple.
31. Sliced polish sausage
So yummy when dipped in a mixture of mayo+dijon mustard.
32. Bell peppers
So yeah, you might look a little weird eating these like apples, but they are just as portable and actually pretty delicious. Or, try a warm and melty Philly bell pepper– halve, seed, and stuff a bell pepper with provolone and Fajita steak strips, then microwave ’til the cheese melts.
33. Marinated artichoke hearts
Eat them as-is or wrapped in pre-cooked bacon. Use a toothpick to hold everything together.
34. Marinated hearts of palm
These are delightfully crunchy right out of the jar or chopped up to make a quick salad.
35. Deviled eggs
Use pre-cooked eggs for super fast prep.
36. Apple wedges
Sprinkled with cinnamon and stevia, or drizzled with PTF Cinnamon Explosion butter sauce.
37. Baby bell peppers
Eat them by the handful raw. For a more substantial snack, tuck some mozzarella in them, add a dash of Cajun seasoning and pop them in the microwave!
38. Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds, or pepitos are a source of healthy fats.
Check out this recipe for pumpkin seeds and other nuts 4-Ways: savory, sweet, spicy or Italiano– literally in seconds!
39. Smoked salmon or lox
Have a few slices with fresh squeezed lemon or on cucumber rounds with salt, pepper, and capers on top.
40. Pistachio seeds in the shell
Sunflower seeds are great, too!
41. Celery sticks
Eat them naked or shred a stick of string cheese into thirds or fourths, enough to tuck the strips in a celery stick.
Slice them up, and season with salt and pepper.
Most people think of snacking on raw broccoli florets and dip. Think outside the box, in 2-3 minutes you can steam some in a microwave and top with your favorite dressing as a snack, too.
44. Avocado and tomato slices
Avocados and tomatoes are divine together, sprinkle with Montreal steak seasoning or garlic salt. Add a touch of olive oil for extra flavor.
45. Fajita chicken strips
You can buy these pre-cooked from your deli or order them from Personal Trainer Food. Eat them hot or cold, dipped in mustard or even aioli.
46. Warm broth
Warm broth is so satisfying. Add a dash of seasoned salt and even a squeeze of Sweet Garlic Butter Sauce or flavored olive oil.
47. Frozen vegetables
Frozen vegetables are not just for dinner. Fast and economical, they can make great low carb snacks too. Just pop some in the microwave and add your favorite low-carb sauce or dressing. Personal Trainer Food delivers premium-quality low-carb frozen vegetables, meat entrees and breakfasts right to your door.
48. Pre-cooked shrimp or prawns
Find these in the seafood or freezer section at your grocer. Just thaw and eat raw or toss with fresh squeezed lime and salt.
49. Carrot and celery sticks
You can buy these pre-washed and chopped to save time. They travel well too, especially with single servings of blue cheese dressing for dipping.
49. Pork rinds
For the times when you need that crunchy chip, these will do!
Need some low-carb nachos in your life? Try this!
50. Blue cheese, apple slices, and prosciutto platter
Try this elegant platter for your next weekend brunch.
51. Pumpkin spice butter coffee
Don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it! It’s better than you can imagine. Just be sure to use unsalted butter. See the recipe below!
These low carb snacks are so fast and easy– but did you know that you can make healthy low carb breakfast, lunch, and even dinner in minutes, too?
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