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The Best Low-Carb Snack


Updated May 22, 2014

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Question: What is a good snack to have with me when I'm out? It used to be I could find a snack anywhere, but now they all seem to be off limits.

Answer: It's true that we seem to live in a world of carbohydrate snacks. You can comfort yourself with the fact that most of them are processed foods full of empty calories anyway.

If I was going to pick one low-carb snack, it would be raw almonds. You can carry them in your pocket, because they aren't greasy the way roasted nuts are. Because they are raw, you're not as likely to overeat. And they are extremely nutritious and satisfying, containing protein, healthy fats, and significant fiber. One-quarter cup of almonds contains 3 grams of carbohydrate, 4 grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein, 18 grams of fat and 206 calories.

More Information:

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  • Top Ten Ready-Made Low-Carb Foods at the Grocery Store
  • Top 10 Low-Carb Snacks from the Convenience Store
  • Carbs, Fats, and Calories in Nuts and Seeds
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