Easy Low-Carb Recipes
Sometimes, the whole world of snacking seems to be based on the one thing you’re supposed to limit: refined carbs. Even the “healthier” packaged items, like pastries granola bars, smoothies, and crackers, a
re full of them. If you look past the vending machine, though, you’ll find plenty of other tasty options, like these smart snacks. The best part? They’re as easy to toss together as they are delicious. What’s more? They are EASY to find in your fridge and in the market.
Avocado on a Crisp Chip
Avocados have a place in your diet. Mash one-quarter of a ripe avocado and spread it on two light rye crisps for a crunchy, creamy snack with 18 grams of carbs, plus plenty of fibre and heart-healthy fat. It’s like a mini open-faced sandwich.
Hardboiled Egg with a Kick
Hard-boiled eggs are the original grab-‘n’-go power snack. Cut one in half and spread on a little hot sauce to make it as full of flavour as it is of protein. That’s a zesty bite for less than 1 gram of carbs.
Mixed nuts are an all-time snack classic for good reason. They’re just as satisfying at your desk as they are at a party. One ounce of crunchy, salty, mixed nuts will keep your energy up for hours for only 5 grams of carbs per ounce.
Yogurt and Cucumbers
Take your yogurt in a savoury direction. Use a cup of low-fat, plain Greek yogurt as a creamy dip for 1 cup of refreshing cucumber spears. It adds up to12 grams of carbs and a mega dose (20 grams) of appetite-satisfying protein.
Also called edamame, steamed soybeans taste great, are full of fibre and protein, and have just 8 grams of carbs in a half cup of shelled steamed soybeans. They’re easy to make in your microwave, so keep a bag in your freezer.
Apples and Cheese
Sweet and salty flavours add up to a great snack. Pair half a cup of apple slices with string cheese for about 10 grams of carbs. The combination of protein, fat, and fibre makes it a filling and satisfying nosh.