Today's fast-paced lifestyle leaves little time to cook food, let alone cook diet-specific food. Here, we have some low-carb snack options that you can easily carry and have in between meals, or while on the go.
Nuts and Seeds
Nuts like peanuts, almonds, etc., contain low carbohydrates and are high in fiber, proteins, and healthy fats. You can buy these nuts in bulk, but do not eat too much of them.
Avoid the different types of nuts that are available in the market including fried, salty, spicy, etc. and stick to the plain ones. Apart from these nuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds makes for some tasty low-carb nibbles. However, before buying these seeds just check if they have some added flavors or sugar in them.
Fruits can be bought easily and most fruits are low in carbohydrates. Make sure that the fruits you choose contain less sugar also.
Fruits that contain low carbohydrates include, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon, grapes, lemon or lime, cranberries, papaya, grapefruit, guavas, melons, apples, dried apricots, etc.
Eat raw vegetables like, broccoli, celery, cabbage, and cucumbers. Plain vegetables might not be a very appealing option for some, so to add some taste to these raw vegetables, choose a low-carb dip or some peanut butter.
Cheese is also said to be a great low-carb snack. Opt for cheddar or cottage cheese which you can eat along with certain fruits or raw vegetables. There are also cheese sticks available in the market which you can add to your snack list.
Sugar Free Candies
Sugar-free candies as well as sugar-free jello are good snacks with low levels of carbohydrates. These can be a great way to indulge your sweet tooth without adding on the pounds.
Easily available as the yogurt is low-fat, does not contain sugars and has 'good bacteria' present. These bacteria continue to eat away at the lactose (form of sugar) in the yogurt and thus reduce the carbohydrates.
One really great snack idea is hard-boiled eggs. This is the simplest snack you can make and even carry to your workplace for a quick bite.
Beef Jerky and Pork Rinds
While opting for beef jerky ensure that it does not contain added sugars. To enjoy pork rinds, it is better to have it with cheese or with some low-carb dips.
If one wants to stay in good shape is looking to keep a watch on their weight, low-carb snacks are a much healthier alternative. Owing to a lack of time, one might not be able to prepare healthy foods to snack on.
For such a situation there are several ready-made options. All it takes is a little bit of discipline and you can find yourself enjoying these snacks, which will prove beneficial for your health.