If you’re on a low-carb diet, or are planning to go on one, you have probably realized that planning full meals is quite an easy task. However, when you want to snack on something between meals—which is something almost everyone needs to do— you’ve probably had a hard time finding an appropriate snack—one that won’t ruin your diet.

It’s also very important to have absolute control over your appetite if you want to keep your weight in check. If you avoid snacking, you are more likely to binge on something that is full of carbs. And so, it’s vital to consume snacks that are low in carbs, and high in fats and protein, as these foods will help you stay full for a longer period of time. However, when we say it’s best to consume fatty foods, we do not mean foods like burgers, cakes, and fries that contain bad fats— we’re talking about good fats. These good fats, or rather, healthy fats are abundant in vitamins A, D, E, and K. It’s also important to steer clear of snacks that are processed— you want to snack on foods that are fresh, and as close as possible to their natural state.

Here is a list of our favourite low carb foods to snack on:


1. Nuts

1. Nuts

Crunchy and delicious, nuts are a great low-carb food. You can carry them almost anywhere and they’re great for 11 AM or 5 PM hunger pangs. However, like any other food, it is important to make sure you do not go overboard. The best low carb nuts include macadamias, pecans, almonds, and Brazil nuts.

2. Eggs

Eggs are one of the most convenient low carb foods out there. They’re cost-effective, easily available, and are super simple to prepare. If you don’t feel like frying an egg, and want a snack for the road, all you need to do is boil an egg or two, and you’ll be good to go! Furthermore, eggs are extremely rich in protein, which makes them perfect for your low-carb diet.


3. Zucchini crisps

3. Zucchini crisps

You couldn’t possibly do better than zucchini crisps. As zucchini is low in carbohydrates, and has high anti-inflammatory properties, it makes for a great snack when you are on a low carb diet. To make them more interesting, we love making crisps out of this vegetable. All you need to do is slice them up, sprinkle some extra virgin olive oil on the slices, and pop them into the oven to roast— it’s really simple!

4. Dark chocolate

This seems unusual, right? Dark chocolate however, is one the best low-carb foods out there. Any dark chocolate won’t work, though— you should go for dark chocolate that has a higher cacao percentage (60% plus), and the lowest amount of carbs. If you are not a fan of the bitter taste dark chocolate has, try increasing the percentage of cacao every time you buy a new block of dark chocolate.

5. Avocados

Avocados are not only really tasty, but are full of healthy fat, minerals, and vitamins, which is why they make the perfect low-carb snack. To make avocados seem a little more interesting at snack time, slice them up, and sprinkle some salt and pepper on them— you’ll surely be left wanting more!