Keto snacks to satiate your hunger pangs!

Easy high protein, low carb snacks on the go without much thinking!

Whenever you are short on time or in a hurry, snacking is a very easy option to satisfy your hunger. To fulfil your sugar craving; you walk up to your fridge and grab a bag of chips, baked greasy sweet or a carbonated drink. Sure, this quick munching can help you get along with the rest of your day, but after a certain point of time you will find yourself dizzy; these foods cause serious spike in your blood sugar level, thus increasing cholesterol.

But, does snacking how to be this bad? 

Not really though, there are plenty of high protein and low carb food that you can feast on with a clear conscience and is also filling on your plate, keeping you super satisfied. 

So here is the list of low-carb snacks you can stock up without the guilt of gaining weight.

1. Greek yoghurt

      Greek yoghurt is very protein rich with fewer carbs and zero fat, if chosen the ones made from skimmed milk. Apart from satisfying your sweet cravings, it is also loaded with probiotics for better gut health. You can increase its nutritional value by pairing it with blueberries, strawberries, seeds and nut granola in a parfait.

Nutritional Value Per 100g serving

Calories : 59,  Fat : 0.4 g,  Carbohydrates : 3.6 g,  Protein : 10 g

2. Unsweetened Peanut Butter

       Nut butter makes for a very delicious dip be it apple slices or celery. The combination is a perfect healthy, high protein and low carb snack. What better reason to open the peanut butter jar that’s been lying around unopened for a really long time. PS, make sure to choose the one with no sugar.  

 Nutritional Value Per 100g serving

Calories : 200,  Fat : 18 g,  Carbohydrates : 6 g,  Protein : 7 g

3. Eggs

       Eggs are among the most nutritious food on the planet. Eating eggs regularly leads to elevated level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), which is also known as good cholesterol. Besides, thanks to their versatility you can scramble them with veggies for a quick breakfast, make muffins, devil eggs, omelette or hard boil them for a quick snack.

Nutritional Value Per 100g serving

Calories : 155,  Fat : 11 g,  Carbohydrates : 1.1 g,  Protein : 13 g

4. Salmon

       Fish is your best friend if you’re on a high protein, low carb diet. Although it’s more fatty than other meats, Salmon is full of good fats Omega 3 and 6. And has no carbs, also a good source of vitamin B12. It can be grilled or baked and served with roasted veggies for a wholesome meal.

Nutritional Value Per 100g serving

Calories : 208,  Fat : 13 g,  Carbohydrates : 0 g,  Protein : 20 g

5. Tofu

       Tofu is made by curdling fresh soya milk, it’s a vegetarian meat substitute. Tofu is rich in protein and contains all of the essential amino acids our body needs. You can add it to salads, smoothies or in a scramble as substitute to the eggs.

Nutritional Value Per 100g serving

Calories : 76,  Fat : 4.8 g,  Carbohydrates : 1.9 g,  Protein : 8 g

6. Trail mix

       Besides being tasty and filling, it is one of the most popular snack that’s available. Trail mix is made by combining variety of nuts and dry fruits. The protein content can be varied based on the types of dry fruits used. They are rich in heart healthy fats which supports weight loss by reducing appetite and making you feel full.

Nutritional Value Per 100g serving

Calories : 462,  Fat : 29 g,  Carbohydrates : 45 g,  Protein : 14 g

7. Avocado

      Avocados are a nutritional powerhouse, thanks to their high source of protein and omega fatty acids. They are high in fat, but it’s monosaturated fat, which is a ‘good’ fat that lowers bad cholesterol, as long as taken in moderation. They make for a perfect snack as a guacamole dips, salads, smoothies or a toast with a half boiled omelette.

Nutritional Value Per 100g serving

Calories : 160,  Fat : 15 g,  Carbohydrates : 9 g,  Protein : 2 g

8. Shrimp 

       Shrimp is the most underrated lean protein source. It is one such food that can be cooked in a lots of ways to get a boost of nourishment. They are low in calories and high in protein you can eat it steamed, boiled, barbecued, fried, sauted, poached or baked. They go well with citrus, herbs, tomatoes, corn, bacon and garlic.

Nutritional Value Per 100g serving

Calories : 99,  Fat : 0.3 g,  Carbohydrates : 0.2 g,  Protein : 24 g

There are plenty of healthy snack mixes available in the market. Just make sure they are mostly whole and minimally processed with no or less added sugars and artificial sweeteners. Although, eating high protein and low carb diet helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle, excessive protein in diet can damage liver or a kidney in long-term. So extreme low-carb diet like a keto diet is better when done under supervision of a dietician or a medical practitioner.

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