Monday, June 2, 2008

Satisfying the Munchies

Satisfying the Munchies

It’s important to have access to nutritious low-carb snack food so that if you get hungry between meals you won’t reach for crackers and chips.

Ideally, a low-carb snack should have protein, healthy fat, and some fiber (so the best thing would be to have some raw veggies with your eggs or jerky). Here are some easy snack ideas.

  • Celery with peanut butter
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ricotta cheese with fruit and/or nuts and/or flax seed meal
  • Mushrooms with cheese spread inside (or other spreads or dips)
  • Parmesan Crisps – Good when you want a crunchy snack.
  • Peanut Butter Protein Balls

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