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The Best Sweet and Salty Low-Carb Snacks!


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:

Sweet

1. Berry Smoothie

smoothie with blueberries on a wooden table

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

mmmly soft cookies with coffee

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!

Salty

1. Hummus and Cucumbers

bowl of red pepper hummus with olive oil

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

woman slicing zuchinni

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

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

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!