Kalyn’s Top Ten Low-Carb Snacks
Here are my Top Ten Low-Carb Snacks, and many are also Keto or South Beach Diet friendly. And don’t you agree that snacks are such an important part of a healthy eating plan! Use Appetizers to find more low-carb appetizers or snacks.
For nearly 15 years now (!) I’ve been writing this blog and (mostly) sticking to a pretty carb-conscious way of eating. Of course I started out my healthy eating journey following the original South Beach Diet, and now it has evolved into more of a low-carb way of eating. But no matter what kind of healthier diet you’re trying to stick with, healthy low-carb snacks can really help you stay on track, so I thought I’d share some of my favorites for anyone who needs snack ideas.
All these snacks are things I eat regularly when I need something, and most of these are things you’ll always find in my fridge or pantry. And all of these are snacks I really enjoy! I like snacks with some crunch, as you can tell!
(Kalyn’s Top Ten Low-Carb Snacks was first posted in 2007 and updated January 2020. Brand name products shown here were purchased by me and I haven’t been compensated to show any products.)
Easy Low-Carb Ham and Dill Pickle Appetizer Bites are something I love to make in batches and keep in the fridge to eat for a snack! And these are great for party food too.
Sugar Snap Peas are great to eat plain, or enjoy them with some kind of veggie dip. When you haven’t had sugar for a while, these taste like candy! And despite the word sugar in the name, they’re not that high in carbs. I buy these at Costco, and they’re something I always have in the fridge. (They’re good cooked as well!)
Sheila’s Low-Carb Shrimp Dip will keep in the fridge for a couple of days, and this is a snack that feels like an absolute treat!
Nuts are definitely one of my favorite low-carb snacks and I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup and measure them out into little baggies or buy the packages like this. (This is the snack I’m most likely to eat too much of. (Photo from Amazon.com; I hope they don’t mind me using it.)
After I discovered a single-serving guacamole that I loved, I started making these Easy Cucumber Guacamole Appetizer Bites. Or just cut a cucumber in strips and dip up the guacamole if you want an easier version!
I love sweet mini-peppers which come in red, yellow, or orange. I eat these plain, or you can cut them in half lengthwise and use as a scoop for veggie dip. If you want to get a little fancier, make Southwestern Ranch Dip with Sweet Mini-Pepper Scoops!
Cheese is a perfect low-carb snack and buying these pre-packaged cheese sticks is a good way to exercise portion control. I buy an assortment of different cheese stick varieties, and I eat this for a snack almost every day. (Photo from Target.com; I hope they don’t mind me using it!)
I love celery so much, I have a whole post with Tasty and Low-Carb Snack Ideas with Celery. And celery stuffed with peanut butter is a great low-carb snack when you use my favorite low-sugar peanut butter.
If you have a favorite low-carb snack that’s not mentioned here, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!