6 Best Low Carb Snacks
1. Macadamia Nuts
Each nut has about 18 Kcal. So 5 – 7 nuts are about 100 Kcal.
Per 30g Serve, a small handful.
- Kcal: 215
- Protein: 2.4g
- Net Carbohydrate: 1.6g
- Fat: 22.7g 88%
Low Carb and Keto Diets are higher in healthy fats and macadamia nuts are the perfect snack, coming in at about 85% fat.
They are low in saturated fat and polyunsaturated fats and high in the beneficial monounsaturated fats. (1) We are always aiming to get a little more fibre in our diet and macadamia nuts are a good source of fibre at 2.6g per 30g serving.
As Macadamia nuts are low in net carbohydrates at 1.6g per 30g serving, they are great for a nutritious snack. Be mindful of the calories as they will add up quickly if you overindulge.
Vitamins and minerals from natural sources are essential for good health. Macadamia nuts are rich in Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B12, copper, iron, magnesium and manganese.
Studies suggest that frequent nut consumption appears to be beneficial for cardiovascular health (2)
- 68.2 Kcal
- Protein: 5.5g
- Carbohydrate: 0.5g
- Fat: 4.7g 62%
Always keep some boiled eggs on hand in the fridge. They last longer when the shells are left on after hard-boiling and removed when you want to eat them. The egg is easy to peel when you crack the shell all over first. Add a little salt for a quick, satisfying snack.
- 123.2 Kcal
- Protein: 7.4g
- Net Carbohydrate: 0.6g
- Fat: 10.4g 75%
An ideal portion size is about 30g, equivalent to the size of a box of matches. It could spike your insulin if eaten in large amounts. Cheese is a quick, easy, tasty snack, either on its own or paired with vegetable sticks, or on a nut and seed cracker or with a few slices of apple.