Low or No-Carb Snacks
- V-8 Juice
- Sliced turkey, low fat cheese. Lean roast beef, peanut butter, chicken, tuna, hummus, or other bean spread on crackers or one slice of whole wheat bread – add a little mustard or other condiment noted below. Try other nut butters for variety, such as cashew and almond.
- Celery filled with peanut or other nut butters, bean spreads (such as hummus) or a small amount of non fat or low fat ricotta, cottage, or cream cheese.
- Carrots or other low fat veggie (broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes with or without dips, salsa, low or nonfat dressing, yogurt-based dressings and season with curry, Mrs. Dash, salsa, Cajun seasonings, low sodium onion soup mix, horseradish. Hummus and salsa are nice mixed together.
- Apple or pear slices with or without peanut butter.
- Cole slaw
- Broccoli slaw. At home, add a sprinkling of the following: toasted sesame oil, vinegar, low-sodium tamari or soy sauce, sugar, 2 -3 scallions, nuts (cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds).
- Salad with or without protein (tuna, salmon, turkey, chicken, low or nonfat cheese, fish chunks, beans and a low or nonfat dressing.
- Soups, vegetable or bean-based, which have no starchy foods or very small amounts, such as noodles, potatoes, corn peas
- Grilled veggies, purchased that day or left over from dinner.
- Baby carrots or other veggies and yogurt mixed with low sodium onion soup mix or salsa.
- Nuts, including soy nuts in small amounts
- Cottage cheese with or without veggies.
- Mozzarella string cheese with or without veggies.
- Veggie burger and raw veggies – perhaps with a slice of cheese.
- Individual can of tuna with or without veggies (also with or without condiments – be creative; try mayo, horseradish, mustard horseradish, salsa, hot peppers, roasted peppers, etc.)
- Soy protein shakes made with a cup of skim milk.
- High protein/low carb, low sugar sports energy bar
- Hard-boiled eggs with or without veggies.
- Very low carb veggies to enjoy in abundance:
- Artichokes, beets, broccoli, broccoli slaw, cabbage (all kinds), carrots, celery, cauliflower, eggplant, endive, escarole, garlic, green beans, kale,, leafy greens of all kinds, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, peppers (all kinds – hot, red, green yellow), snow peas, spinach, summer squash (yellow and zucchini), tomatoes.
(Note: the sodium may be high in the packaged, processed or cured items. Use caution if you are concerned about high blood pressure.)
diamondnutritioncounseling.com The Nutrition Counseling Specialists