The Best Sweet and Salty Low-Carb Snacks!
People are shifting to a low-carb diet these days because of the unique health benefits it has. In fact, low-carb diets are scientifically proven to achieve significant weight loss compared to a fat-free diet.
Many snacks on the grocery shelves, like granola bars, chips, and almost all sweet treats are packed with carbs, making snacking a nightmare! But if you can look past these snacks, you’ll see that there are so many delicious and healthy low-carb snacks you can put together with little effort that taste delicious!
So keep reading, because we put together a list of the best sweet and salty low-carb snacks to keep you healthy and satisfied:
1. Berry Smoothie
This Berry Smoothie is a super simple, low-carb sweet treat that is very easy to make and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. You’re going to need:
2 cups of almond milk (or water)
1 ½ cups of frozen mixed berries
1 tbsp of honey (or agave)
½ cup of ice
Blend all those ingredients for a delicious and healthy low-carb dessert! This berry smoothie only has a crazy low 10 g of carbs per serving!
2. Mmmly Soft Cookies
If you haven’t already, you need to try Mmmly’s soft cookies! These delicious, guilt-free dessert cookies are low-carb, low-sugar, and gluten free!
These cookies are an amazing way to curb that sweet craving, and stay healthy doing so. These cookies have only 4 g of net carbs per serving!
1. Hummus and Cucumbers
Hummus is a great low-carb fiber packed savory snack. You can buy some at your local grocery store, or even make your own at home very easily. Hummus is a filling snack and can be flavored with garlic or red peppers depending on your preference.
Dip some cucumbers in the hummus to get the most out of this amazing low-carb dip!
2. Baked Zucchini Chips
Try these delicious low-carb zucchini chips as a healthy alternative to normal potato chips. You’ll need:
1 Large Zucchini
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp pepper
2 tbps paprika (optional)
Just cut your zucchini into thin slices, and mix in a bowl with the salt, pepper, and oil. Throw in the paprika now for added spice. After that, all you need to do is put the zucchini on a baking sheet and in a 225 degree oven for 2+ hours. The key is to cook them “low and slow” to draw out the moisture and make them extra crispy.
Sweet and Salty
Sometimes it's better to take advantage of both: sweet and salty!
1. Fresh Pear and Almond Butter with Sea Salt
Perfectly blend sweet and salty with this low-carb snack. Top some fresh pears with almond butter and sea salt for an amazing flavor that is sure to fill you up. And even better, this snack only has a staggering 27 carbs!
2. Homemade Trail Mix
Mix together some homemade trail mix to get a protein and fiber packed sweet and salty snack. Here’s our favorite homemade trail mix recipe:
2 cups of mixed salted nuts
¼ cup of dried cranberries
¼ cup dark chocolate chunks
¼ cup dried mango chunks
Mix all these ingredients in a bowl and enjoy this delicious combo of sweet and salty. Don’t worry, this snack is super healthy and low in carbs, so eat as many servings as you’d like!