Many health conscious people are currently turning to a low carb diet. It is easier to feel satiated when you eat protein and healthy fats, rather than carb that metabolize into sugar in the body. Carbs can lead to sugar crashes and the desire to eat again soon after your meal, whereas protein and fats allow you to feel full for longer, thus eating less overall. Here are some excellent and novel low carb snacks to consider when your 3pm food cravings strike.
1. Avocado and egg
Crack an egg into the hole left by removing the pit from the avocado. Bake it at 425 in your oven till the egg has the desired consistency.
2. Almond butter and Magic Pop sandwich
Magic Pops are like rice cakes with even fewer carbs and calories. Try one with almond butter on top.
3. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Wrap asparagus in prosciutto. Toss on grill for 5-10 minutes
4. Turkey and cheese rollups
Use whatever type of cheese you like.
5. Greek yogurt and sliced almonds
It’s as easy as it sounds. Fage full fat Greek yogurt is the best.
6. Prosciutto and Mozzarella roll
.You can buy these at your grocery store, or make your own with prosciutto wrapped around high quality mozzarella.
7. Kale chips
Tear kale into bite sized pieces,drizzle it with olive oil and salt, bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 or unless the edges turn brown.
8. Almond milk smoothie
Blend almond milk with blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries and crushed ice. Delicious!
9. Turkey Jerky
This is the best and healthiest that I’ve found! It has the least sodium and is from HealthyJerky.com. This is a quick and easy protein snack.
10. Crustless Quiche
Spray a round pan with Pam or coconut oil spray. In a bowl, beat 12-15 eggs and any other ingredients you like, such as scallions, shredded cheese, bacon bits, sauteed onions, mushrooms, or other vegetables, and spices such as salt, pepper, paprika, and oregano. Bake till a toothpick inserted comes out clean, around 50 minutes. This takes longer to make than the others but you can eat it all week long.
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