Try These 10 Low-Carb Snacks for Your Next Snack Attack

Hungry? While it’s easy to pick up a pre-packaged snack from the vending machine, it probably won’t provide you with the right kind of nutrition to fuel you until your next meal. A great snack offers a balance of nutrients that supply energy: carbohydrates, fat and protein. That combination will not only help you feel full, but it’ll also help keep your blood sugar in check.

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We can't say you should sneak this into the movies, but air-popped is better for you!

The next time you’re craving a snack, resist the temptation to grab that candy bar and instead try one of these lower-carb snack ideas.

Number 1 Cottage Cheese, Pears/Peaches and Walnuts

Top 1/2 cup 2 percent cottage cheese with 1/2 cup canned, diced pears (or peaches) packed in 100 percent juice, and 4 chopped walnut halves.

Number 2 Guacamole with Bell Pepper Dippers

Enjoy 1/4 cup guacamole topped with 1 teaspoon salted pepitas (pumpkin seeds). Serve with 1 cup sliced bell peppers.

Number 3

 Lime and Parmesan Popcorn

Place 2 cups of freshly popped, air-popped popcorn in a bowl. Spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray then add the zest of half a lime (about 1 teaspoon), a pinch of salt, 1 tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese and a dash of chili powder. Stir thoroughly to mix.

Number 4 Classic Apple and Peanut Butter

Slice one apple and top with 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter or other nut/seed butter of your choice.

Number 5

 Hard-Boiled Egg and Sriracha on a Pepper Boat

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Plain yogurt and berries give you protein and calcium, with less sugar than flavored yogurt.
Slice 1 hard-boiled egg into quarters and season to taste with salt and pepper. Core a red bell pepper and cut into four planks. Place eggs on planks and drizzle with sriracha or other hot sauce.

Number 6 Avocado Hummus and Veggies

Mash 1/4 of a ripe avocado and mix in 2 tablespoons hummus. Serve with 1 cup baby carrots (or other veggie of your choice) for dipping.

Number 7 Celery Sticks, Ricotta and Seeds

Spread 3 tablespoons whole milk ricotta among four celery stalks. Sprinkle tops with 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds.

Number 8

 Bean and Salsa Lettuce Wraps

Spread 2 tablespoons canned black beans, drained and rinsed, down the center of two large lettuce leaves (Bibb or Romaine lettuce work well), top with 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese and garnish with a drizzle of salsa. Wrap up and enjoy.

Number 9Yogurt, Almond Butter and Berries

Place 1/2 cup plain, low-fat yogurt in a small bowl. Top with 1/4 cup mixed berries (unsweetened, frozen or fresh), then drizzle with 1 tablespoon almond butter.

Number 10Zesty Zoodles, Feta and Walnuts

Prepare 2-1/2 ounces of zucchini “noodles” then toss with 1 tablespoon vinaigrette salad dressing, 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts and 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese. Add a sprinkle of Italian seasoning, if desired.

 

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