Quick and Easy Low-Carb Snacks (10 Carbs or Less!)

low carb snacks

Truth: low carb snacks are some of the tastiest and most filling out there. 

Science shows that protein and fat tend to be more filling than carbohydrates. And don't forget about fiber-rich veggies! They also keep your tummy happy for longer, because they digest slower than refined carbohydrates like pasta or white rice.

This comes as no surprise to us—we love our tasty low-carb foods! (And we know all about choosing carbs wisely to avoid big blood sugar spikes.These grab-and-go snacks are perfect if you’re still learning the basics of cooking or you’re just starting to stock a lower carb kitchen.

Check out our list of quick and delicious low carb snacks that will fill you up and keep your blood sugar down.

10 Tasty Low-Carb Snacks

Avocado, cheese, deli meat, eggs, lox, olives, peanut butter, pickles, and yogurt—eat up! (Did we mention they're all under 10 carbs per serving!?)

Olives | Low carb snack for diabetes

Olives

2 carbs per 1 oz.

Eat a handful of olives alone or pair with hard cheese for a bite-sized source of healthy fats, copper, iron, and vitamin E.

Tip: Olives are long-lasting! Keep a jar in your fridge or pre-portion packs for travel.

Lox | Low carb snack for diabetes

Lox

0 carbs per 2 oz.

Recreate a NYC staple by subbing out the bagel and topping slices of zucchini or radishes with cream cheese and lox.

Did you know? A serving of lox has 12 grams of protein plus omega-3 fatty acids and iron.

Mixed nuts | Low carb snack for diabetes

Nuts

<10 carbs per 1 oz.

Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, and walnuts are among the lowest carb choices. Pistachios, almonds, and cashews pack the most protein.

Did you know? Consuming tree nuts in moderation has been shown to lower and stabilize blood sugar.

Deli meat | | Low carb snack for diabetes

Deli meat

0 carbs per 2 oz.

Eat your favorite deli meat solo for a carb-free snack or make a portable “roll-up” by adding cheese, avocado, and more!

Tip: Check labels for added sugars. Avoid cane sugar, dextrose, maltodextrin, corn syrup, and fructose.

 
Avocado | Low carb snack for diabetes

Avocado

8.5 carbs per 1/2 avocado

Slice an avocado in half. You’ll limit carbs, but still get plenty of fiber, potassium, and magnesium.

Tip: Ditch the chips and dip bell pepper strips in low-carb guacamole.

Hard-boiled egg | Low carb snack for diabetes

Hard-boiled eggs

>1 carb per egg

Choose organic, free-range eggs whenever possible. They are humanely raised and have superior nutrient content compared to conventional eggs.

Tip: Throw a few hard-boiled eggs in a plastic bag for an easy low-carb snack on the go!

Peanut butter | Low carb snack for diabetes

Peanut butter

6 carbs per 2 tbsp

Switch it up! Almond butter and sunflower butter are delicious low-carb alternatives to the American classic.

Did you know? One serving of peanut butter has 8 grams of protein.

Pickles | Low carb snack for diabetes

Pickles

1.5 carbs per pickle

Pickles are inexpensive, low calorie, and an awesome source of vitamin K, iron, potassium, and B vitamins.

Tip: Pickles are high in sodium—enjoy in moderation!

Cheese | Low carb snack for diabetes

Cheese

<1 carb per 1 oz.

Goat cheese and brie have <0.5 carbs per 1 oz. serving, while blue cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan, and Swiss cheese have <1 carb per serving. 

Did you know? 1 oz. of cheese is about the size of a pair of dice.

Yogurt | Low carb snack for diabetes

Yogurt

<8.5 carbs per serving 

Unsweetened yogurt is a creamy treat full of protein, calcium, and healthy probiotics.

Did you know? Greek yogurt has more protein and ⅓ fewer carbs than regular yogurt. 

 

Want to learn more about staying low carb? Check out our One Drop Guide to Carbohydrates!

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Andrea Lagotte
Aug 02, 2017

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