Low Carb Snack Recipes

These low carb snack recipes are really helpful to have around when you get home hungry, but dinner is an hour away. Deviled eggs in particular are somewhat time intensive and tricky to make, but oh so good and filling.



Almond Mozzarella Coins

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 almond flour
  • salt and spices to taste.*

Directions:

  1. Cover a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. Put mozzarella and almond flour in glass bowl, microwave for about 40 seconds until cheese starts melting.
  3. Mix the ingredients well.  A stiff dough will form. Let it sit and cool for a few minutes  
  4. Place dough on a sheet of parchment paper, and cover with another sheet. 
  5. Using your hands or a rolling pin, roll the dough to a slab about 1/2" thick.
  6. Remove top paper and use a shot glass or cookie cutter to cut circles in the dough.
  7. Place the circles on the prepared cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 6-8 minutes at 400 degrees or until golden.

*For savory coins, I use garlic powder, basil and thyme, and I throw in a tablespoon of parmesan cheese.  For sweet coins, use cardamom, ginger and/or cinnamon and add low carb sweetener to the mixture before melting the cheese. Store these in the fridge or freezer.


Quick Shrimp, Salmon or Tuna Salad

  • 6 ounces of canned smoked salmon, salad shrimp  or chunk white tuna
  • 1 tablespoon of minced onion
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 ounces of cream cheese, softened in microwave
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill

Directions

Break or chop the fish or shrimp into small pieces. Add mayonnaise, cream cheese, onion, salt and spices and mix well. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to one day before serving.



Spiced Meat and Cheese Rolls

  • Cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • Spices to taste
  • Thinly sliced ham or turkey

Directions

Mix cream cheese with onion and spices. Dry the ham or turkey between paper towels. Spread each slice with a thin layer of cream cheese mixture. Roll the slice up like a jelly roll. Repeat until all ingredients are used. Refrigerate the completed rolls for several hours to harden cream cheese. Enjoy these whole, or cut across in sections and eat as appetizers.

For different flavors, you can also add finely minced shallots, dijon mustard, pecans or sweetener to the cream cheese before spreading it over the meats. 


Celery filled with Flavored Cream Cheese

  • Celery stalks
  • Cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup minced onion and various spices

Directions:

  • Mix cream cheese, onions and spices.
  • Wash, dry and cut stalks of celery into 4 inch pieces.
  • Fill with cream cheese mixture.

Variation: Leave out the onion and instead, mix the cream cheese with a 2 tablespoon of unsweetened peanut butter. You can also add a packet of Splenda or some erythritol. 


Cheese Chips

Take a sheet of baking parchment paper (Don't use wax paper, it won't work) and cut it to the size of your microwave turn table. Put the paper on the turn table and then add small piles (a little larger than a half dollar) of shredded cheddar or Monterey jack cheese, spacing them an inch apart. You can put a pile in the middle as well. Microwave for about 90-120 seconds. The piles will turn in crisp little cheese chips. This is one my favorite low carb snacks.


Spiced Greek Yogurt

  • 3/4 cup of unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon each of cardamom, ginger and cinnamon
  • low carb sweetener to taste

Directions:

Mix ingredients and enjoy.

These low carb snack recipes are just a jumping off point.  Any combination of cooked meat, poultry or seafood with some fat and spices would fit the bill. There are lots more ideas on the web.  For instance, the Diet Doctor website has some great recipes here.


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