If you’re like me, you want to eat less carb-laden snacks. Yeah, I know you like them!! All those cakes, pies, sandwiches on fresh bread, don’t deny it, but every so often you should take a look at some low-carb options. They are more filling in the long run and depending on what they are, better for you. Remember fat is filling and is your friend …so onward.
1. Turkey and Cheese Roll-Up
Take a 1/2 ounce mozzarella cheese slice and place on top of a 1 ounce slice of roasted turkey breast and roll up. Make two for one serving.
Each serving contains: 1 grams carbohydrate, 0 gram fibre, 190 calories, 27 grams protein, 8 grams fat, 4 grams saturated fat
Top a typical side salad with a hard-boiled egg or 1/2 chopped avocado, drizzle with a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and 1-2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar.
Each serving (with egg) contains: 5 grams carbohydrate, 1 gram fibre, 215 calories, 14 grams protein, 16 grams fat, 4 grams saturated fat
Each serving (with avocado) contains: 13 grams carbohydrate, 8 grams fibre, 221 calories, 3 grams protein, 20 grams fat, 3 grams saturated fat
3. Large Artichoke
Cut artichoke in half (from the stem to the tip) and cut out the inedible thistle part of the center of the artichoke. Place in microwave-safe, covered container with 1/2 cup water and cook on high until tender throughout (about 6 minutes for one artichoke or 10 minutes for two). Enjoy with 1 teaspoon each of lemon juice and butter or 2 teaspoons of olive oil mayonnaise.
Each serving (with lemon juice and butter) contains: 17 grams carbohydrate, 9 grams fibre, 111 calories, 5 grams protein, 4 grams fat, 2 grams saturated fat
Each serving (with mayonnaise) contains: 17 grams carbohydrate, 9 grams fiber, 143 calories, 5 grams protein, 7 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat
Toss 2 ounces of cooked thawed shrimp with 1/4 avocado (chopped) and a tablespoon of cocktail sauce.
Each serving contains: 8.5 grams carbohydrate, 3.4 grams fiber, 161 calories, 13 grams protein, 7.6 grams fat, 1.2 grams saturated fat
5. On The Go: Typical fast-food Caesar salad with grilled chicken (Hold that dressing!!)
Each serving contains: 12 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 220 calories, 30 grams protein, 6 grams fat, 3 grams saturated fat