Are you ready for a list of snacks that can make your diet? They are high in protein, low in carbs, easy to prepare, and delicious. They can keep you from slipping up by eating sugary, starchy, or other unhealthy snacks. Here are 15 macro-friendly snack ideas for weight loss.
It’s so simple, so healthy, and so delicious. Cut your own vegetables, or use ready-to-eat options such as baby carrots, packaged broccoli and cauliflower florets, or pre-cut celery sticks. Dip them into fat-free refried beans, bean dip, or, if you are on a very low-carb diet, a sour cream-based dip.
Sliced cucumber makes a crispy and refreshing foundation for creamy egg salad made with hard-boiled egg or egg whites, Avocado Mayo or Greek yogurt, and the usual ingredients such as chopped celery, diced chives, mustard, and parsley. You can also use Low-Carb Crispbread or Crackers instead of cucumber.
Pizza is unquestionably one of the best snack foods for the palate, and now it is one of the best ones for a low-carb diet. Spread tomato sauce on each half of an LC Foods English Muffin and top it with cheese, veggies, and any meat you want. You can even get creative with topping combinations such as blue cheese and sliced pear, or cream cheese and ham. Bake your pizzas in the toaster oven until the cheese is melted.
Open a bag of chips and munch away! The whole bag of Quest Protein Tortilla-Style Chips has 140 calories and 4 grams of net carbs while it provides 20 grams of protein. Flavors include Nacho Cheese, Chili Lime, Ranch, and Spicy Sweet Chili. Enjoy them straight from the bag or dip them into guacamole or salsa for a treat that satisfies as much as the real thing, but has only a fraction of the carbs.
Buy a pack of mixed nuts or mix your own with varieties such as Almonds, Walnuts, and Hazelnuts. You can also mix in other high-fat, low-carb healthy foods such as pumpkin seeds for your snack mix. This is a naturally healthy snack with no added sugars.
HighKey Snacks Almond Flour Crackers are great on their own, and even better when you know that they have only a fraction of the carbs as regular crackers. They come in Sea Salt and Cheddar flavors and also go well with blue cheese or another cheese, cream cheese spread, peanut butter, or deli meat.
Protein bars are ideal for snacking. You can take them anywhere, and they can be a great way to keep yourself from going to a vending machine or convenience store for a candy bar. Atkins Nutritional Meal Bars have 190 calories, 15 grams of protein, 10 grams of fat, and only4 grams of net carbs, which is hard to believe considering their amazing taste. These are the flavors:
- Blueberry Greek Yogurt
- Chocolate Almond Butter
- Chocolate Almond Caramel
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Chocolate Chip Granola
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel
- Cookies n' Creme
- Double Fudge Brownie
- Peanut Butter Granola
- Vanilla Caramel Pretzel
- Vanilla Pecan Crisp
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Birthday Cake
These protein bars have a chewy core, gooey filling, and delicious protein-packed coating. Flavors include these:
- Blueberry Cobbler
- Chocolate Caramel Pecan
- Chocolate Coconut
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Cookies & Cream
Each bar has 16 grams of protein and only 3 grams of net carbs. They are a good choice to store at work and at home so they are always available when you need them.
Cottage cheese has 13 grams of protein per half-cup, and it’s low in carbs. In a container, mix cottage cheese with some healthy fats from pumpkin seeds, choosing from Netrition’s selection of flavored and plain varieties. Consider adding sweetness with sliced strawberries or fresh or frozen blueberries, and you have a filling, nutritious snack for weight loss. Cover your container tightly and store it in the fridge for your snack later.
Pretzels and dip may not be a healthy snack on the surface, but things change when you use BariatricPal Protein Pretzels and Primal Avocado Dressing in Ranch flavor. Suddenly, your snack is low in carbs and high in protein and heart-healthy fats, not to mention filling so it tides you over until your next meal.
The simplest version of these may include cubes of mozzarella cheese and grape tomatoes, but you can use pretty much any combination of hard cheese and vegetables, such as cheddar cheese and bell pepper, Swiss cheese and button mushrooms, or pepper jack cheese with cucumber. Just put them on toothpicks.
A parfait with yogurt, granola, and fruit may not sound very low in carbs or good for weight loss, but take a second look. You can keep it low in carbs when you choose plain Greek yogurt, Keto-Friendly Granola from Netrition, and berries or diced melon.
You can make smoothies however you like. Protein Powder in any flavor is a great way to add protein and flavor, and you can choose the thickness by adding more or less milk or almond milk, or by adding a thickener such as tofu, yogurt, or chia seeds. Frozen berries are high in fiber, and you can turn it into a green smoothie by adding kale or spinach if you like.
You can make roll-ups with thin ingredients such as slices of turkey and cheese spread with hummus. You can also add diced or julienned vegetables such as lettuce, sprouts, carrots, or cucumbers. Roll up your ingredients and slice them so they look like pinwheels for a beautiful and delicious macro-friendly snack for weight loss.
A wrap is a nice snack, and you can keep it low in carbs by choosing Keto-Friendly Tortillas. Possible fillings include feta cheese, cooked diced chicken, turkey, sprouts, tomatoes, and bell peppers. You can also spread your tortilla with hummus, guacamole, or mayo.