Low Carb Snacks

These low carb snacks are helpful when the munchie bug strikes.  Full of flavor, they are tasty enough to help you stick to a ketogenic diet even when you are short on time or plagued by cravings.  You can probably come up with more according to your individual tastes.

  • Spread a slice of ham, turkey, or salami with cream cheese or mayonnaise, add a slice of cheese, and roll it up by itself or in a lettuce leaf 
  • Wrap cooked bacon, tomato chunks, and mayonnaise or cream cheese in a lettuce leaf 
  • Cut cooked steak, pork, or chicken into small pieces and mix with mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese, or avocado and wrap in lettuce leaf
  • Deviled eggs (see recipe below) or hard-boiled eggs sliced and spread with mayonnaise or sour cream 
  • Smoked salmon slices spread with cream cheese mixed with dill and lemon juice 
  • Smoked salmon mixed with scrambled eggs and topped with cream cheese
  • Crab meat mixed with cream cheese and lemon juice on cucumber slices
  • Shrimp with minced onion, mayonnaise, and dried dill on cucumber slices
  • Beef jerky cured without sugar (Organic Prairie brand is a good choice)

  • Antipasto made from peppers, olives, prosciutto or salami, and cheese cubes
  • Tuna mixed with mayonnaise and cream cheese and piled on cucumber rounds
  • Olives stuffed with feta cheese
  • Roasted or raw nuts
  • Dill pickles with cheddar cheese
  • Jicama, radishes, or turnip sticks with full-fat sour-cream dip or ranch dressing
  • Baked chicken wings (no breading) and blue-cheese dip
  • Celery stuffed with a cream cheese/blue-cheese mixture
  • Celery stuffed with cream cheese mixed with curry or any other spice you like
  • Celery stuffed with almond butter
  • Macadamia nuts fried in butter and sprinkled with cinnamon
  • Pecans with thin slices of blue cheese
  • Pecan halves sandwiched with a filling of cream cheese mixed with blue cheese
  • Steamed or boiled shrimp with dill mayonnaise
  • String cheese and pepperoni slices 
  • Cucumber and tomato chunks with feta cheese and balsamic vinegar
  • Sliced radishes spread with cream cheese and sprinkled with chives or spices 
  • Shrimp mixed with a low-carb Thai green-chili sauce and sprinkled with cilantro
  • Mix crispy cooked bacon and blue cheese with sour cream, then add spices to taste (this makes a good dip for raw broccoli and cauliflower or leftover cooked chicken)
  • Mix ΒΌ cup of almond butter and a little heavy cream and sweetener. Eat with carrot or celery sticks.
  • Mix 2 ounces of cream cheese with 2 tablespoons heavy cream and sweetener. Eat with carrot or celery sticks.
  • Greek yogurt mixed with cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, and low-carb sweetener
  • Low-carb, sugar-free popsicles
  • Pork rinds dipped in salsa and avocado
  • Pork rinds with basil pesto mixed with cream cheese or sour cream
  • Pork rinds dipped in ranch dressing or pesto sauce Pork rinds dipped in a mixture of full-fat sour cream and low-carbohydrate salsa
  • Slices of Muenster or Brie Cheese wrapped around a carrot stick
  • Smoked salmon strips spread with cream cheese
  • Boiled or steamed shrimp
  • Half of a Haas avocado, half a medium tomato chunked, mixed and tossed with mayonnaise
  • Two slices of tomato with 2 ounces of brie and dried basil

Deviled Eggs (or Egg Salad)

  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon of minced onion
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry ground mustard
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Dried dill for garnish

Move the cooked egg yolks to a small bowl and mash with a fork. Add mayonnaise, onion, mustard, salt and pepper and mix until creamy and smooth. Fill the empty egg white shells with the mixture and sprinkle lightly with dill. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to one day before serving.

Variation: instead of separating them, chop up the whole eggs and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix all together for egg salad.

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