Ok, so after my Bullet Proof Coffee post, I've had a lot of readers ask me about snacks, because as a busy mom, I tend to need things that are quick, easy, portable but still low carb. So I've compiled a list of things I have on hand in case there just isn't time to cook an egg, prep a salad, cook a chicken breast, etc. And I realize if you are strict Keto, some of these choices may not be for you, but in order to make this diet work for ME, I have to allow some packaged food here and there.
1. Quest Bars
These are the best tasting low carb bars I have been able to find. Personally, I like the Cookie Dough flavor the best, and here's a tip for you - pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds - you'll thank me later. :) I like to buy them in bulk on Amazon here as it's a much better price than getting them individually in the grocery store. As you can see below, they are only 4g Net Carbs, and a great source of fiber - which we all can use more of on low carb diets!
2. Macadamia Nuts
I've discovered these are the best for snacking because of the low amount of carbs and high amount of fat. I love the Mauna Loa brand with Sea Salt. Super easy to grab a handful here and there, or scoop in a bag for on the go. They are only 2g net carbs for 1/4 cup and are a filling salty snack.
3. Pepperoni Sticks
Ok maybe not the healthiest choice, but in a pinch, these Pepperoni Sticks are better to grab and go than hit the drive thru. And at only 1g carb per stick, why not grab a couple?
4. Pork Rinds
Y'all - these have ZERO carbs! If you're craving chips, these are the perfect alternative. Granted it seems to be one of those love them or hate them kind of snacks, but I absolutely LOVE the Salt and Vinegar Pork Rinds here. Although, because of the flavor, they do have 1 g carbs, but that's still not bad!
5. Cheese Whips or Crisps
These are a fairly new discovery to me, but again, similar to the pork rinds, they are 1g carbs and fulfill that craving I get for chips or crunchy snacks. They are essentially just cheese, and great to top salads, eat plain, or even substitute for crackers (i like to eat them which chicken salad or spinach dip). I like the Cello Whisps Brand.
These are my top go-to snacks right now, but I will keep adding to the list as I come up with more. Of course, these are in addition to the fresh, whole foods you should also be consuming, like meat, vegetables, etc. But I know better than anyone, especially if you work crazy hours or have kids, sometime you just NEED something quick and easy or you're more likely to give up.
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