9 Unique Low-Carb Snacks You Can Eat on the Go
June 09, 2017
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Most low-carb diets focus on the three main meals, with some mention of snacks that are probably prepared at home and then need to be refrigerated. But what if you have a busy on-the-go schedule and don't have constant access to a refrigerator? Or what if you want to keep some snacks with you to munch on before you hit the gym? A handful of almonds over and over again gets pretty old. Here are some interesting and delicious low-carb snacks that you can take with you for easy-access and mindful munching.
Nots! Sunflower seed snacks
These snacks are like crunchy pretzels, only without the gluten and free of the top eight allergens. They've got only seven grams of carbs per serving and four grams of protein, plus loads of vitamin E and healthy fats. They're great by themselves as a snack (especially pre-workout), or as an addition to a salad, trail mix or tacos.
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Turmeric, Coconut & Lime Pepitas by Moon Juice
These raw pumpkin seeds have been sprouted for optimal digestion and nutrient absorption. They combine with turmeric, coconut and lime for a light and tangy, savory treat. Turmeric has been shown to have a number of health benefits and with four grams each of carbs and protein, you can't go wrong.
Related: Moon Juice -- Activated Turmeric, Coconut & Lime Pepitas
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This is a snack that you have to make in advance, but it only calls for four ingredients: chickpea flour, oil, salt and water. All you have to do is pan-fry it and sprinkle with whatever seasoning you'd like. This is a great gluten-free, yeast-free alternative to bread or crackers that's low in carbohydrates and high in protein.
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You might guess from the name that these chips are all about protein: 15 grams to be exact. These pea protein-based chips are light, crunchy and are great for dipping. They also come in a few different flavors so you can pick and choose your afternoon nosh.
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Raise your hand if you've ever had a snack bar with turkey in it — or sweet potatoes for that matter! A blend between a jerky and a granola bar, this is a dried-meat bar that's great as a pre- or post-workout snack, or even as a hearty breakfast.
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Ch'arki Lamby Jerky
You've heard of beef jerky and buffalo jerky, but have you ever tried lamb jerky? If not, it's probably because it's so difficult to make a lamb jerky that tastes good. But don't give up hope just yet, Ranchline All Natural's Ch'arki will make your taste buds sing. This jerky has eight grams of carbs, 10 grams of protein and only 2.5 grams of fat and no added MSG or nitrates. Only the best cuts of meat are used and it's a great alternative to your typical grocery store jerky.
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Good Bites Raw Superfood Truffles
These little bites of heaven are packed with just enough cacao and superfoods to satisfy your sweet tooth and pack a nutritional punch. Sweetened with just a bit of honey, these truffles prove you can have your cake and eat it too, even on a low-carb diet. Each bite has about 2.5 grams of carbs and chances are you'll only need a few to be satisfied.
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YAWP! Grain-Free Mocha Bar
This nutrient-dense, grain-free energy bar contains no added sweeteners and is delicious as a snack or breakfast with a cup of coffee. It's dehydrated, which preserves its nutrient value and gives it a unique, crunchy texture.
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Move over sweet potato fries, and make room for tasty turnips. Turnips may look like a starchy root, but they're actually part of the cruciferous family, which includes broccoli and Brussels sprouts. They're low in calories and carbs: one medium turnip only has 34 calories and eight grams of carbs. They’ve been shown to help reduce blood pressure, lower the risk of cancer and aid in weight loss and digestion. Just cut them into large slices (about the size of home fries), toss with some oil, salt, pepper, paprika and roast at 400 degrees F.
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