What are the top 5 low carb snacks?
When you get a snack attack most people’s response is to reach for the old classics – crisps, biscuits and chocolate.
Although they are tasty, they are often full of calories and offer little nutritional value. If you’re trying to lose weight and reduce carbs here are some healthy alternative options.
Low carb doesn’t always mean low calorie.
1. Have a roll.
Imagine a sandwich – but without the bread or wrap!
Add a lettuce leaf instead of bread, remove the centre stalk and add some turkey, chicken or ham on top.
Roll it up in the same way as you would a wrap.
Alternatively, you could use a slice of cold meat as the ‘bread’. Spread it with cottage cheese or lower fat cream cheese and roll it up.
Eggs are packed full of protein and nearly carb-free. They help you feel fuller for longer and can be cooked in many ways. Hard boiled eggs make a great snack and it only takes minutes to scramble egg or make a quick omelette when hunger strikes.
Fish can be an easy low carb snack option. Buy small cans of tuna, sardines, salmon, and snack when you feel peckish.
4. Have an avocado
Half an avocado provides just 9g of carbs, and only 15g of fat which gives avocado its texture.
Prawns and shellfish are naturally low in carb. Try a healthy lunch with a prawn stir-fry. Slice carrot, a onions, cabbage and mushrooms. Stir-fry the prawns and vegetables with olive oil, some crushed garlic and soy sauce for a quick and, tasty snack.
Cheryl, Haywards Heath