Low Carb Snack Foods
Buy blocks of cheese and then cut it up into cubes. Buy different varieties of cheese and combine them in the portions. For example, instead of eating a serving of all cheddar cheese, create a serving of mild cheddar, Swiss, and pepper-jack cheeses.
Regular pepperoni is also low carb, but I prefer turkey pepperoni because it is much lower in fat. Read the serving sizes on the back of the package and then ration out how many pieces you should eat.
If you are yearning for a snack that is salty and has some crunch, then grab a palmful of almonds. I prefer almonds over cashews and peanuts for a snack because almonds are higher in dietary fiber.
Celery is an excellent choice, as 3 ounces of celery has just 1 gram of effective carbohydrate. 3 ounces of carrots has 6 grams of effective carbohydrate, and 3 ounces of broccoli has 3 grams. Look for a low-carb dip to go with them if you like, or pair them with peanut butter or cottage cheese.
For some combinations, try these:
Cottage cheese with almonds
Peanut butter with celery or a few slices of apple
Low-fat cheese with nuts
Slice of low-sodium deli meat and low-fat chees
Tuna salad and veggies
Apple Snack - Take one medium apple, peeled, cored and minced and stir it with one-one and a half tbs. of boiled barley flakes, then add some cinnamon.
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