“All the good ones are taken,” I sigh, staring at the near-empty donut racks.
Lucky for you, though, these are low-carb snacks, so no need to worry about near-empty donut racks!
Let’s get started with the 10 best low-carb snacks for weight loss!
1. Zucchini Fries
Zucchini is a vegetable low in calories and fats, but high in anti-inflammatory properties.
Here are some of the vitamins zucchini contains:
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
And here are some of the minerals it contains:
These vitamins and minerals are important for overall health, especially for those eating in a calorie deficit to lose weight.
Just slice the zucchini up, add a little olive or coconut oil, and roast them in the oven at 350 degrees for 20-35 minutes depending on how thick you sliced them.
If they’re browning too fast, try lowering the heat to about 300 degrees!
2. Kale Chips
Kale chips are another great way to add more vitamins, minerals, and fiber to your diet.
The high fiber content in kale will help you stay full for longer and prevent you from snacking on other sugary foods.
Here’s what you’ll need to make them:
- 1 bag of green kale
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
- Salt to taste
And here’s how to make them:
- Preheat oven 225 degrees.
- Tear leaves into small pieces and throw away the stems.
- Mix the kale leaves with the oil in a large bowl.
- Spread the leaves in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Add some salt.
- Bake for about 15 minutes.
- Turn the leaves over and bake for another 10 minutes (until crispy).
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3. Beef Jerky
Yes! They’re not only for road trips and college kids.
You can find this protein-packed snack almost anywhere so there isn’t really and excuse to snack on donuts and sugary foods.
There are, however, some jerky flavors that have lots of sugar, so make sure that you read the nutrition labels before picking some up.
4. Sugar-Free Jello
Sugar-free jello is actually very good for you, it’s basically gelatin.
Gelatin is made from collagen – a protein that makes up your bones, skin, ligaments, and tendons.
One serving of sugar-free jello has 1 gram of protein and 0 grams of fats and carbs. I used to snack on this a lot when losing weight.
5. Whey Protein Shake with Almond Milk
Whey protein is another great way to add more protein to your diet and a better option for a snack than sugary foods.
Protein is also digested slower than fats and carbs so it can help you stay full for longer.
Try using unsweetened almond milk instead of regular milk to keep your calories even lower!
Olives are another food that’s very high in antioxidants and vitamin E. They also contain polyphenols – a compound that helps reduce chronic inflammation.
If you often don’t feel motivated to lose weight and crave sugary foods, it might be because of inflammation.
Inflammation is often taken for granted, but it can definitely slow your weight loss progress.
So consider snacking on some jarred or canned olives instead of Oreos.
7. Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps
Tuna is another great and quick way to add more protein to your diet, it has no carbs and almost no fat.
These wraps are very easy to make, just mix a can of tuna with 2 tbsp of mayo, one chopped celery stalk, and add salt and pepper to taste.
Lastly, wrap your protein bomb in a lettuce leaf.
8. String Cheese
In my humble opinion, string cheese snacks are one of the best low-carb snacks for weight loss.
They are quick, easy to carry around, and full of protein. Plus, it also contains lots of calcium, which is essential to maintain healthy bones.
You thought it was only for kids, didn’t you?
9. Bell Peppers
Green, yellow, orange, or red; any of these bell peppers will give you a ton of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
A single bell pepper can give you up to 169% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.
You can just pick some up at the store, cut them long ways and pack them in a small Tupperware or Ziploc bag.
10. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Hard-boiled eggs are another great and easy way to get more protein in your diet.
They are very easy to make so you can just prep them beforehand and keep them in a Tupperware inside the fridge ready to go.
Very convenient if you’re someone who is constantly pressed for time.
Do you have more low-carb snacks for weight loss? Share them in the comments section below!
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