Summer is nearly here and that means it’s time to get in shape. I always try to eat healthy, even more so during the summer months because we spend a lot of time at the lake. Summer bodies can be so difficult to obtain, unless you know a few key secrets. One of those secrets is to watch your carbohydrate intake every day. If you’re looking to get in shape or you just want to start living a healthier lifestyle, I have a wonderful list of recipes for you. these 25 delicious low carb snack recipes are going to help you to curb your cravings and eat healthier.
I do love eating healthy in summer, especially since there are so many yummy fresh fruits and vegetables available. But, these low carb recipes aren’t just salad related. There are chips, crackers and any number of other tasty dishes in here that are sure to fill you up until your next meal. Whether you want to drop a few pounds before bikini season or you just really want some healthier snack options for your family, you are sure to find a delicious snack recipe that your entire family will love. And, these 40 refreshing popsicle recipes are low in fat and carbs and are also sure to please everyone in your home.
1. Baked Almond Crusted Zucchini Crisps
When I think of snacks, I think of something crunch. These baked almond crusted zucchini crisps are perfect if you like a little crunch with your snack. They also give you that semi sweet taste thanks to the almonds and they are very low in carbs, so they’re perfect for your low carb diet. It only takes about 12 minutes to make these, and you just need almond flour, zucchini, salt, garlic and thyme to make them.
2. Easy 15 Minute Baked Brussels Sprouts Chips
I love the taste of brussels sprouts and I really love the idea of baking them into chips. This simple low carb snack recipe will only take you about 15 minutes to make and the chips are so scrumptious! You only need about a pound of brussels sprouts, and you can use frozen ones if you thaw them out first. You also need salt and olive oil – that’s it! And these are low in carbs as well as calories and fat!
3. Homemade Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks
Buffalo chicken is great, but if you eat the traditional style, it’s loaded with carbs because of the breading. If you really love buffalo chicken but you don’t want all of those carbs, these buffalo chicken celery sticks are the perfect alternative. These are super easy to make and they make a wonderful low carb and low calories appetizer or snack for parties or for just enjoying on your own. You could even do this with homemade crock pot roasted chicken to make it easier.
4. Low Carb Butternut Squash Crisps
Did you know that potato chips have about 50 grams of carbs per serving? These homemade butternut squash crisps only have around 10 grams of carbs per serving. And, these are delicious and really easy to make. They get really crispy in the oven so they are perfect for replacing those higher carb – and higher fat – potato chips. You can serve these with any number of low carb dips or just eat them on their own.
5. Homemade Roasted Cauliflower Popcorn
I love popcorn, especially at the movies, but it does have a lot of carbs and fat. This homemade cauliflower popcorn doesn’t and it is just as tasty as traditional popcorn. You just need one head of cauliflower to make a batch of this and I promise you that your family is going to love it. It takes about an hour to roast and if you leave it in a bit longer, you get a much sweeter taste.
6. Cauliflower Tater Tots
My kids love tater tots but there is normally an awful lot of fat in them. These cauliflower tater tots are much healthier and much lower in carb count. If you want something that you can serve as a side or just something that is great for snacking, these are perfect and they are super easy to make. They also go well with your Paleo diet!
7. Homemade Chia Seed Crackers
I love snacking on crackers. You can add these homemade chia seed crackers to your snack list and have barely any carbs. These pair wonderfully with some low fat cheese or they are the perfect accompaniment to your salad. Or, just sit back and relax and munch on a few whenever you want a low fat and low carb snack to take away those munchies. These are super easy to make and only require a few ingredients.
8. Low Carb Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Low carb and sugar free? And, they taste good? Yes! These homemade granola bars are the perfect anytime snack and your kids are even going to love them. They have chocolate chips, which makes them a winner to me, and sunflower and pumpkin seeds, almonds, goji berries, cinnamon, ginger and so many other wonderful flavors. There is so much crunch in these! And, they’re super fast and easy to make. Homemade chocolate chip cookies are great, but if you want fewer carbs, these chocolate chip granola bars are perfect.
9. No Carb Cloud Bread Chips
These cloud bread chips have absolutely no carbohydrates! That means that you can enjoy these yummy chips every single day and not add anything to your total carb intake for the day. These are super easy to make and so tasty with egg whites, cheddar cheese and seasoning salt. And, they take less than 20 minutes to make from start to finish. Talk about a quick and easy no carb snack!
10. Homemade Low Carb Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
If you want a really easy low carb snack, and one that is really filling, these crab stuffed mushrooms are the perfect choice. It takes less than an hour to make these from start to finish and they are perfect for appetizers or just anytime snacks. With seasonings like oregano and thyme, they pack quite a flavor punch and they are much lower in carbs than many other snacks and appetizers.
11. Crispy Homemade Mushroom Chips
I love homemade chips and I love mushrooms, so these crispy homemade mushroom chips are perfect. They are super easy to make and mushrooms are very low in carbs, so they’re also perfect for your low carb diet. Mushrooms are also very low in fat and calories so these crispy mushroom chips fit into just about any diet that you may be on. You can use these on salads or just eat them as they are for an anytime snack.
12. Low Carb Garlic Roasted Kale Chips
I know you’re probably tired of hearing how healthy kale is, but it’s true. And if you are tired of just plain kale, these garlic roasted kale chips may be a better choice. These are super easy to make and are so filled with vitamins and nutrients! There are only four carbs per serving and only 44 calories. These kale chips are crunchy and delicious and so much healthier than any other chip you could buy!
13. Guacamole Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a great snack choice if you are looking to cut your carb intake. They are also packed full of protein so they’re great for pre-workout snacks. These deviled eggs are stuffed with homemade guacamole so they are lower in fat and carbs than their traditional counterparts. There are only eight grams of carbohydrates in two egg halves and fewer than 350 calories!
14. Homemade Paleo Jalapeno Pumpkin Seeds
I love snacking on roasted pumpkin seeds, which are low in carbs all by themselves. However, if you want something that packs a bit more of a punch, you can add the flavor of jalapeno to those pumpkin seeds for the perfect snack on the go. Roasted pumpkin seeds are easy to make and have so many vitamins and nutrients, and these jalapeno flavored ones are superb!
15. Low Carb Baked Jalapeno Cheese Crisps
These low carb snacks are actually baked slices of jalapeno peppers with a bit of cheese. They are great if you like something with a little bit of heat when you snack and they are so low in carbohydrates and calories! You can use these instead of chips for dipping or just grab a handful and enjoy them anytime you want something to snack on that is low in carbs.
16. Homemade Salt And Vinegar Zucchini Chips
Salt and vinegar potato chips are tasty and all, but they are chocked full of fat and carbs. These homemade salt and vinegar zucchini chips are a much healthier option and you just won’t believe how easy these are to make! You can make a pretty big batch with just one good sized zucchini and there are just 40 calories in an entire serving. This calls for a food dehydrator but if you don’t have one, you can make them in the oven just as easily. A little different than yummy zucchini balls, but still just as tasty!
17. No Bake Grain Free Protein Bars
When you take away the grains, you take away many of the carbs, which is why these no bake protein bars are the perfect low carb snack. These are packed with nuts and seeds and shredded coconut, nut butters and chocolate or carob chips. They are tasty, easy to make and are packed with protein so they’re perfect for post or pre-workouts, especially when you want something low in fat and carbs.
18. Gluten Free Paleo Snack Mix
Not only is the paleo snack mix gluten free, it’s also low in carbs, dairy free and grain free. It takes less than half an hour to make this up and the recipe makes three full cups of snack mix. This is so much healthier than any snack mix you can buy in the store and it’s filled with yummy ingredients like mixed nuts, smoked sea salt and garlic infused olive oil.
19. Homemade Low Carb Energy Bars
These homemade low carb energy bars have pistachios and cardamom which give them a wonderful flavor. It only takes about 20 minutes to make them and there is no baking required. They’re filled with protein for energy, thanks to the yummy ingredients which include coconut oil, pumpkin seeds and dates. These are a delicious low carb alternative to traditional store bought energy bars.
20. Loaded Smashed Cauliflower Bites
These little cauliflower bites only have around five grams of carbs per serving and they are packed full of flavor. With cheddar cheese, chives and bacon, they have so much yummy taste and they are super easy to make. It only takes about five minutes to get these ready to bake and they cook for less than half an hour. These are great for general snacking or they make an awesome low carb appetizer.
21. Cucumber And Smoked Turkey Sandwiches
These little sandwiches are very low in carbs, because you don’t eat them on bread. The cucumber in these cucumber and smoked turkey sandwiches act as the bread. You just add a spreadable cheese and some smoked turkey for a low carb and low fat snack that is great when you just want a little something to tide you over until dinner.
22. Homemade Spicy Almonds
Almonds are a wonderfully low carb snack that are also healthy for you. These homemade spicy almonds only take about 15 minutes to make from start to finish and they are simply filled with flavor. You need whole almonds for this one, as well as coconut, garlic, cayenne pepper and a few other flavors that make them scrumptious. If you love spicy and you love low carb, these are the perfect snack.
23. Spicy Shrimp Hand Rolls
Sushi is great but depending on which type you like, it can be filled with carbs. These spicy shrimp hand rolls are a great low carb alternative to traditional sushi, and they may just become your favorite sushi type snack. You make these with cooked shrimp, sriracha, cucumber, cilantro and mayonnaise and they are rolled up in nori leaves. They are tasty, filled with protein and a much healthier option than many sushi dishes that you get at your favorite Asian restaurant.
24. Ceviche Stuffed Avocado
I do love the taste of avocado, so these stuffed avocado recipes are wonderful for me. If you love avocado too, you are going to really love these recipes, particularly the ceviche stuffed avocado that has shrimp, tomato, red onion and cilantro. This is so easy to make and it only takes a few minutes from start to finish. It’s also really low in carbs and a great low calorie snack, too. These are great if you want a change from baked avocado fries!
25. Yummy Toasted Coconut Chips
If you love the taste of coconut, you are going to adore these flavored toasted coconut chips. You make these with coconut chips and any number of spices. They are a low carb treat that has just enough sweetness to them to also curb that sweet tooth. These only take about five minutes or so to make per batch and you get several from one recipe. You could do these in garlic, cayenne pepper, or any spice that you want.