Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Low Carb Snack Ideas

Peppers with Spinach Dip

*Celery with peanut butter
*Celery with tuna salad
*Hard boiled eggs
*Deviled eggs
*Dill pickles and cheddar cheese (no kidding, it’s a great combo)
*1/4 cup berries with 1/3 cup cottage cheese
*Nuts (keep raw ones in the freezer if you think you’ll overeat them)
*Sunflower seeds (get them in the shell so it will take longer to eat them)
*Other seeds (How to Toast Pumpkin or Squash Seeds)
*Low-Carb Trail Mix
*Jerky (beef or turkey -- try to find low-sugar varieties)
*Low-carb shakes
*Cheese sticks, such as string cheese
*Sugar-free Jello, alone or with cottage cheese and a sprinkling of nuts
*Make sugar-free lime Jello with part coconut milk -- For a large package, dissolve the powder in a cup of boiling water, add a can of coconut milk, and then add the rest of the water. Stir well.
*Pepperoni "chips" -- Zap the slices in the microwave
*Cheese with a few apple slices
*4-ounce plain or sugar-free yogurt with berries and flax seed meal
*Smoked salmon and cream cheese on cucumber slices
*Lettuce Roll-ups –- Roll luncheon meat, egg salad, tuna or other filling and veggies in lettuce leaves
*Lunch Meat Roll-ups –- Roll cheese or veggies in lunch meat (read the labels for carbs on the lunch meat)
*Spread bean dip, spinach dip, or other low-carb dip or spread on the lunch meat or lettuce and then roll it up
*Raw veggies and spinach dip, or other low-carb dip
*Pork rinds, with or without dip
*Ricotta cheese with fruit and/or nuts and/or flax seed meal
*Mushrooms with cheese spread inside (or other spreads or dips)
*Low-carb snack bars (watch out for sugar alcohols, especially maltitol)
*Product Review: Atkins Advantage Bars
*Pepperoni Chips -- Microwave pepperoni slices until crisp. Great with cheeses and dips
*Garlic Parmesan Flax Seed Crackers
*Parmesan Crisps -- Good when you want a crunchy snack.
*Peanut Butter Protein Balls

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