Low-Carb Mix and Match Snacking
These combinations of food make for tasty snacks:
Cheese string rolled up in smoked ham
Whey protein powder with soy milk
Smoked salmon with boursin cream cheese rolled up
Sunflower seeds and mixed nuts
Pepperoni and cheese cubes
Celery with cream cheese
Apple and peanut butter
Hamburger dill chips with cheese cubes
Veggies with spinach dip: Spinach, well known for its high content of calcium, is the perfect ingredient for making a low-carb snack. Prepare a spinach dip and accompany it with a raw low-carb vegetable, such as cabbage, cucumber or celery.
Low-Carb Trail Mix
• 1 cup roasted peanuts
• 1 cup almonds or macadamias
• 1 cup pumpkin or squash seeds
• 2 oz unsweetened coconut
• ½ cup raisins or currants
• 1 cup soy nuts
• ½ cup sunflower seeds
Low-carb Cheese Crisps
1 cup semi-hard shredded cheese, such as Cheddar, Colby, Swiss, cubed. Arrange cubes at least 2 inches apart on a piece of wax paper inside the microwave. Cook on full power approximately 1-2 minutes, until cheese is melted, bubbling and slightly darkened. Allow to cool and harden, approximately 2 minutes, before removing from paper.
Try this recipe in place of rice or tapioca:
Hulless barley can be cooked in a rice cooker. Recipes for barley differ in the amount of water to use, but try four cups water to one cup barley to make it soft. Use less water if you want it firmer. Sweeten it with Splenda, add some cinnamon and half and half (or milk).
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