If you’re on the Atkins Diet, you might be having a hard time coming up with low-carb snack ideas. Snacks are an important part of healthy eating, since they help keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day. This prevents hunger, fatigue, dizziness and weakness. Try some of these delicious, low-carb snack ideas for the Atkins Diet.
1) Deviled Eggs
Eggs are filling, high in protein and full of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. This recipe makes 24 servings of 59 calories each, and each serving has just half a gram of carbohydrate. You’ll also find three grams of protein in each serving.
- 12 hard boiled eggs
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp mustard
- 1/4 cup sugar free pickle relish
- A dash of hot sauce
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp chopped chives
- Paprika to taste
Cut the hard boiled eggs in half and pull out the yolks. Use a fork to mash the yolks into a paste, and then mash in the other ingredients. Refill the eggs with the yolk mixture and garnish with a sprinkling of paprika.
If you don’t have time to make deviled eggs, plain hard boiled eggs, seasoned with salt and pepper. This also makes a great low-carb snack.
2) Low-Carb Trail Mix
Many trail mixes contain a lot of fruit and sugary supplements like chocolate. This low-carb trail mix is made mostly from nuts. This recipe makes about 16 two ounce servings. Each serving contains 3.5 grams of fiber and 6.5 grams of carbohydrate; leave out the raisins and you’ll get a trail mix with four grams of carbohydrate and three grams of fiber per serving.
To make this low-carb snack, mix together the following ingredients:
- 1 cup roasted almonds
- 1 cup roasted peanuts
- 1 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
- 2 oz unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup loosely packed raisins
You can vary this recipe by using sunflower or squash seeds instead of pumpkin seeds and soy nuts; hazelnuts or walnuts instead of almonds and peanuts.
3) Low-Carb Protein Shake
This fruit flavored shake has 429 calories, six grams of fiber, 24 grams of protein and 11 grams of carbohydrate.
Put the following ingredients into your blender and blend for 30 seconds:
- 1 scoop vanilla flavored low-carb protein powder
- 1/3 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 tbsp flax seed meal
- 1/2 cup water
- Liquid Splenda as a low-carb sweetener, to taste
You can make this shake thicker or thinner by varying the amount of water you put in.
4) Low Carb Breadless Wraps
You can make these breadless low-carb wraps using lettuce or cold cuts. To make a breadless cold cut wrap, spoon tuna or egg salad, cheese and veggies into a cold cut. Roll the cold cut up and eat it with your hands or a knife and fork.
You can make lettuce wraps the same way. Lay a lettuce leaf out flat and cover it with a slice of deli meat. Spoon in cheese, veggies, tuna or egg salad, roll and eat.