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Updated July 27, 2009

It's important to have access to nutritious, low-carb snack food so that you won’t reach for crackers and chips or the like if you get hungry between meals. What do you like to eat when the "hungries" hit? Share Low-Carb Snacks

Low carb snacks

We buy salt free roasted soy nuts. A handful is very filling. Whole Foods, Richards, EarthBalance & on line sells them.
—Guest Marie

Cheddar Cheese Crisps

1/8 cup cheddar cheese shreds 1 paper plate sprinkle cheddar cheese shreds all around the plate, Microwave for 1 min to 1.5 min... let them cool and remove from plate, place on napkin to absorb the oil. break into pieces and enjoy.
—Guest Robin

Sub for pasta

I use stir fried cabbage, zucchini, or spaghetti squash instead of pasta. Top with low carb sauce. Delicious & filling.
—Guest Dhy

Ricotta Cheese

For breakfast. Ricotta cheese with splenda and cinnamon with a little vanilla. yum.
—Guest Diana Lee

Before bed snack

Every night before bed I have a big tablespoon of chunky peanut butter and several small dill pickles and a small glass of almond milk. Yummy!
—Guest poohbear

soothing that sweet tooth

My favorite breakfast/snack. 1 cup blackberries smash together with 2 wedges of strawberry cream laughing cow cheese. add 1 teaspoon of splenda/stevia. Taste better than yogurt!!!!
—brandiboopers

Favorite snack

1/2 cup cottage cheese flavor to taste with vanilla, sweetener and cinnamon. I think it tastes like cheesecake
—Freckled137

Cathy

I found a great recipe for Five-Spice Pecans at Epicurious.com (posted in SELF magazine Dec. 2011) and after substituting the brown sugar for Splenda's Brown Sugar Blend, you end up with 1.5 net carbs per 1/4 cup serving.
—Guest Cathy

LC crispy dippers

I love Mama Lupe`s tortillas, and make chips. Cut into several slices w/pizza cutter, spray one side w/olive oil and sprinkle w/sea salt. Bake in 350* oven for about 20 min till crispy. No need to flip over or grease pan. Buy @ Netrition website /3 net carbs each, and 10 per package. Netrition Rocks!
—Guest Kathleen

Yummy baked apple

I slice an apple, put a dab of butter on it, sprinkle it with cinnamon and stevia, and bake it for 3 minutes. Yummo!
—Guest P~

ice cream sub

Put frozen berries in bowl, put pack of equal, pour cream over. The cream freezes and turns it into treat like ice cream. A little rum poured over makes it special.
—Guest eve

Low Carb Snack

Cook garbanzo beans until soft. Season with black pepper and dash of salt. Serve warm. ----goodbye popcorn!
—Guest Jamfam

Faux Nachos

Use baked Parmesan crackers (homemade or from Kitchen Table Bakers) for the chips, top with shredded Cheddar or Mexican mix and a slice of Jalapeno, and microwave just until cheese topping is melted.
—bfrg

mock oatmeal

4oz cottage cheese 1 lg egg splenda (or what ever sweetner u like) cinnamon vanilla to taste 1 T milled flax nuke in microwave. for about 1.5 min stir and nuke again for 1.5 min
—Guest kajunbuderfly

low-Carb Snacks

I have had to really watch my snacks. I tend to lean towards cream cheese more than other cheeses(worse yet heavy cream which has double the carbs of cream cheese!). I am conservative with heavy cream. Cheese is a creeper of calories, that can sabotage Low carb (dr eades in Protein Power warned about That, he also warned about portion control with nuts!) . Further processed foods are also ones to watch as they are salty, so make us retain sodium, and also can make me hungrier. I find that if I have my main meals with 60% "healthy" fats , I crave snacking way way less. Sometimes, all I need is a glass of water or a cup of tea. I still prefer a low carb cookie with healthy sugar more than a salt laden food. Celery can be very salty also. got to watch for condiments in snacks.
—majomor

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