When you begin a low carb diet you may instantly be hit with a whole bunch of cravings. You want something salty, you want something sweet, you want something warm and hearty…there are so many things you body and mind may be screaming for! These cravings are perfectly natural and happen to almost everyone who has ever started a diet. The reasoning is simple, you just limited or completely cut out something that your body was used to having. Now, it is all your body wants! It needs! Whatever you focus on in your diet is going to be exactly what you crave.
Cravings are just a part of diets and while many people just choose to fight through them, they are not necessarily something you should ignore completely. There is a lot to be said for your cravings and what they mean to you and your diet.
To begin, a craving can be your body’s way of telling you what nutrients it is lacking. If you are craving salty foods, that may be a signal that your body is low in sodium and it needs to be replenished. Many people have a tendency to think that ignoring a craving is what you should do and that cravings are bad but that is just not the case. Sure, many of us may crave a bag of potato chips just because it tastes good and we want to eat it but when you start a diet, these cravings turn away from basic human wants to essential human needs.
When starting a diet, it is likely that your body will be deprived of something essential that you need. This is simply because you are changing the way that you eat and you may not have worked out all the little nuances of your diet yet. If you use to get a lot of your daily intake of fiber from fruit, for example, your new diet may not allow so much fruit. Therefore, your fiber intake will decrease and your body will be signaling you to eat more fiber in anyway it can. You’d have fruit cravings not because it is delicious but because your body need it.
If you are getting a craving that you think may be a sign that you need certain foods in your diet, add them with caution. If you think you need salty foods or more sodium, make sure you eat them but within the guidelines of your diet. If you are eating low carb, then eat salty, low carb foods. This way, your body gets what it needs and you get to stick to your diet!
Dieting is all about eating smarter and healthier and this is the perfect example. While in the past, you may have craved something salty and just binged on a bag of potato chips, now you know to satisfy this craving, as it may be necessary for the function of your body, but to do so in a healthy, conscious manner.
If your cravings are strong, there is a second reason why you should never ignore them or try to ignore them and that is because of your mental health. If you are dying to eat something sweet, it may be all you can think about. You wake up and really want a sweet treat. If you choose not to satisfy this craving, that doesn’t mean the idea of eating something sweet goes away. You will be dwelling on that sweet snack at lunch time and probably obsessing over it by dinner. If you do not satisfy your cravings, they will be the only thing you can think about. If you have ever diets or restricted what you eat then you know this is all to true! Cravings don’t just go away because you “choose” not to give in to them. Instead, they linger and grow until it is all you can think about.
It is beneficial for your own mental health to eat a food that satisfies your craving. If it is that sweet snack that you need, a little saccharine sweetness to help calm your mind, body and belly, then allow yourself to have something sweet. The sooner you do, the sooner you can move on with your day and with your diet. No harm done! Well, that is if you choose to satisfy your craving with a healthy sweet snack that sticks to your dietary guidelines…
If you are choosing to try a low carb diet, then traditional sugar is off the list. Of course, you may know by now that there are so many sweetener options that are low carb diet approved. So when you are feeling the need for sweet, you can easily reach for one of these! In fact, you can find many recipes for sweet, low carb treats below which we will talk about even more soon!
If you happen to have a craving that it seems like you just can’t satisfy, then you should take a closer look at what that need for a specific food may be telling you. We mentioned how a craving can be a signal of a lacking nutrient or mineral in your diet and, if this craving is not satisfied by simply eating a food high in that nutrient, you may be looking at something more serious. If your yearning is something more strong than the norm, you may want to talk to your doctor. For example, if you have an unquenchable thirst, there may be an issue with your blood sugar levels that you are unaware of. This could even mean diabetes. So a simply thing like feeling thirsty all the time could be a signal of something more major.
The main idea of starting a diet is to eat healthier (this is true for low carb diets and just about any other diet across the board). While many people will be able to go about their diet as planned with no complications, occasionally your body will react in an unexpected way. Alerting your doctor and working with them in order to diet in the safest, healthiest way possible is essential. By looping your doctor in on your diet you will be doing yourself a huge favor. Medical professionals will be able to offer your tips and tricks that will help you on your diet path and they will also be hyper aware of you as a patient. This is ideal as your doctor can then monitor your progress as well as any health changes while on the diet. Yes, diest are about eliminating foods but they are also about maintaining and improving your health, Having a doctor by your side will encourage this basis of diets.
Now to look at some specific cravings. One things you may want, especially when on a low carb diets is any salty food you can get your hands on. If you cut carbs, why does your body want salt all of a sudden? What does it mean?
When you cut processed foods from your diet in an effort to eliminate carbs, you will also be drastically reducing your sodium intake without even realizing it. All those bags of chips and packaged bars you use to love are gone due to your low carb diet and with them went your daily intake of salt. So of course your body is asking you for salt, you just took a lot of it away!
Another thing to mention is that when you start eating low carb, your liver no longer holds on to excess sodium as it use to. Instead, it flushes the sodium out frequently. If you have a high carb diet, this encourages your liver to retain salt but when you have a lower carb intake, your body naturally excretes the salt. This is called the “natriuesis of fasting’ and is something that hunter gatherer cultures have seemed to evolved to compensate for. These cultures where processed foods are non existent and diets are naturally low in carbs have a high sodium intake. YOu should take a page from the books of these ancient cultures and abide by your bodies need for salt!
Several doctors who have studied the effects of a low carb diet on the body have recommended that if you consume less that sixty grams of carbs a day, you need to increase your sodium intake by two to three grams (that’s a lot when your talking about salt!). So when you feel that craving for salty foods coming on, don’t ignore it! Try to satisfy the craving by consuming salt in a healthy and natural way (many of the recipes below will help you!). If the craving persists, visit your doctor and see what they have to say about your salty craving in conjunction with your low carb diet.
There is another craving that you may find yourself getting frequently when on a low carb diet and that is for something sweet. This may seem like something you would expect as cutting carbs essentially means cutting sweets. Sugar has been considered to be an addictive substance that is hard to step away from. In fact, the effects of sugar on the body are similar to the effects of Class A drugs. So, as with any addiction, if you try to stop it, you will feel the effects.
The only way to really stop a true sugar addiction is to cut it out completely. If you are opting for a low carb diet in order to do this, then those sugar cravings should be treated differently. If you are trying to overcome a so called addiction, then avoid sugar. However, if you are just on a low carb diet in order to live healthier and possibly lose some weight, then a craving for something sweet is a craving you should abide by!
Just as with a salt craving, a sugar craving is one that won’t go away unless it is satisfied. If you try to ignore your desire for something sweet then the pressure to eat sweet foods will only grown stronger. It is not a bad thing to “give in” to cravings and, in fact, it can be unhealthy not to. If you keep avoiding sweets then you will keep thinking about sweets and wanting them badly. However, even if you wanted to just have a small something sweet to help you through the say, what would you be able to eat on a low carb diet?
There are plenty of low carb friendly sweeteners that you can turn to when those sugar cravings hit. In addition to those straight sweeteners, there are plenty of low carb, sweet snack recipes that you can make. Catering to your need for low carbs and also your need for sweets is like a dream come true!
So we have covered the two most popular cravings that people have when on a low carb diet and just throughout life in general (everyone wants sweets and everyone wants salty!). Now, it is time to start making your own snacks to satisfy these needs! The recipes here are not only all low carb but they are also full of flavor. There are sweet treats as well as perfectly salty snacks and you can feel good about eating all of them- they all fit into your diet! No need to ignore those food cravings anymore with these drool worthy snacks.
If you have been on the fence about starting a low carb diet, it may be because you were wondering what kind of foods you would be allowed and how snacking may fit into your diet. What would you do on a low carb diet when you craved sugar or salt? Well, that question has certainly been answered here and the recipes below are also your low carb problem solvers.
Low-carb snack foods are great for people who are trying to become more physically fit, as well as those who already have strict fitness regimens, such as runners, athletes in training and people who engage in frequent workouts. In actuality, carb free snacks are good for anyone, particularly when the recipes are so flavorful that whether they are low-carb foods or low-carb brownies does not matter to the person enjoying them. These snacks are made for everyone!
For those desiring to enjoy greater health while still having flavorful sweet and salty treats, these low-carb foods are the best on the web. Seriously, we have looked through a lot of recipes! The ones that were delicious and also low carb are the only ones to make the list!
It is not just us who love these recipes either. These no-carb snack ideas are loved by healthy cooking bloggers and their readers worldwide. Beyond being nutritionally sound, this collection of low-carb recipes is easy to prepare and provides convenience for those times when you need a great healthy snack in little time. Whether your craving is sweet or salty, based on your nutritional needs or just something you mentally want, you will find a perfect recipe here. Time to start cooking up some perfect sweet and salty snacks!
Check Out The Top 50 Sweet & Salty Snacks for Low Carb Diets
- Salty Snack ideas
- 1. Quick Easy Low-Carb Skillet Pizza
- 2. Pepperoni Chips
- 3. Riceless Soy Free Sushi Domo Arigato
- 4. Pizza Zucchinis
- 5. Ultimate Keto Breadsticks
- 6. Lasagna Rolls (Vegan and Paleo)
- 7. Zero Carb Egg Chips
- 8. Mini Taco Stuffed Peppers
- 9. Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks
- 10. Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese
- 11. Low Carb Pizza Crackers
- 12. Baked Zucchini Chips
- 13. Bagel Dogs
- 14. Easy To Make Snacks: Turkey And Cheese
- 15. Low Carb Chili Doritos
- 16. Avocado And Egg Spaghetti Squash Boats
- 17. Cauliflower Pizza With Greek Yogurt Pesto
- 18. Tofu Chicken Nuggets With Sriracha Mayo
- 19. Charred Broccoli Tofu Stuffed Avocados
- 20. Skinny Baked Cauliflower Tots
- 21. Red Chili Kaffir Lime Toasted Almonds
- 22. Cheesy Ranch Popcorn Chicken
- 23. Jalapeno Popper Fat Bombs
- 24. Garlic Basil Parmesan Crisps
- 25. Cheesy Baked Cauliflower Tots
- Sweet Snack ideas
- 26. Homemade Chocolate Chips (Carob Chips)
- 27. Paleo Low Carb Snickerdoodle
- 28. Quick Chocolate Low Carb Dessert Muffin
- 29. Peanut Butter Pecan Bars
- 30. Low Carb Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars
- 31. Cinnamon Spiced Pecans
- 32. Chocolate Walnut Keto Fudge
- 33. Super Easy Creamy Jell-o Dessert
- 34. Silky Smooth Bean Fudge
- 35. Sugar Free Caramelised Nuts
- 36. Quick and Easy Microwaved Cinnamon Apples
- 37. Mascarpone Cheese Mousse and Berries
- 38. Mint Creme Chocolate Sandwich Cookie
- 39. White Chocolate Chips
- 40. Low Carb Peanut Butter Balls
- 41. One Minute Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake
- 42. Three-Ingredient Low-Carb Chocolate Truffles
- 43. Low Sugar Coconut Oil Scotcharoo Bark
- 44. Keto Oreos (Low Carb Oreos)
- 45. Low Carb Cream Cheese Fudge
- 46. No-Bake Cheesecake
- 47. Macaroons
- 48. Strawberry Honey Peanut Butter
- 49. The Best Flourless Brownies Ever
- 50. No Sugar Vanilla Protein Bark
Salty Snack ideas
Some people have a sweet tooth. Others crave salty snacks. When maintaining a healthy lifestyle, salty foods can be just as nutritionally damaging as desserts. But this selection of 25 enticing and savory low-carb recipes provides plenty of options to keep that desire for saltiness satiated.
These no carb snack ideas are so good that everyone in the household can enjoy them, whether they are focused on eating healthy or not. After all, the best carb free snacks are those which can even be enjoyed by teenagers, children and others who never think twice about carbs.
1. Quick Easy Low-Carb Skillet Pizza
Everyone loves pizza. So finding a great low-carb recipe which is both easy to prepare and satisfies the pizza lover in you is a definite coup. This skillet pizza is the perfect Friday night movie snack without Saturday morning workout regret.
2. Pepperoni Chips
Step away from the potato chips. This pepperoni chip recipe is so incredibly simple to make that you can have this great low carbohydrate snack option ready to cure your salt craving in just one minute. Enjoy sin-free with salsa or dip for an even bolder craving satisfaction.
3. Riceless Soy Free Sushi Domo Arigato
For those who love the texture, flavor and experience of eating sushi but cannot have rice, these rolls fill the bill for your no carb diet. The best part? The mix of vegetables, fruit and seafood provide a delightful combination reminiscent of even great California rolls.
4. Pizza Zucchinis
Both low-carb snacks and gluten free, pizza zucchinis make the perfect healthy choice to satisfy cravings or as a quick and easy one-pan dinner solution. After a long day of school or work, instead of dialing the pizza guy, simply prepare these three-ingredient savory bites.
5. Ultimate Keto Breadsticks
Aaaahhh, bread. Bread is the bane of the low carb dieter’s existence, just as much as it is missed. These breadsticks are made using almond flour, flax meal, and coconut flour. They are great low-carb snacks for dipping in marinara or enjoying with soups.
Related: No sugar sweeteners for a keto diet
6. Lasagna Rolls (Vegan and Paleo)
Made using the always versatile veggies of zucchini and eggplant, these low carb lasagna rolls are even good enough for company. The cashew cheese requires a little prep time of up to 24 hours in advance, but the recipe is worth the wait.
7. Zero Carb Egg Chips
Sometimes cheesy can be too cheesy, even for a someone who craves crisp, low-carb snacks similar to “bad” foods like chips. This recipe ingeniously uses egg whites as the crispy foundation, so you can add just the right amount of cheese to suit your taste.
Related: Simple to make low carb chip recipes
8. Mini Taco Stuffed Peppers
Tacos are zesty and crunchy, but not necessarily healthy. Mini taco stuffed peppers, on the other hand, are spicy, guilt-free low carb bites. Topped with a cool cilantro cream sauce, these pack just enough punch for meals, snacks or as colorful party appetizers.
9. Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks
Gluten free, low carb and perfectly cheesy, these cauliflower dough breadsticks fill the void with warm, cheesy goodness you crave. They only take about ten minutes to prepare and then cook in the oven until bubbly and perfectly good. Use leftover dough for pizza.
Related: Easy to make low carb bread recipes
10. Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese
Cauliflower crust never tastes or looks as good as it does with warm, melty cheese draped over it. Enjoy a great grilled cheese sandwich? Well, this one keeps the carbs low while sending you to a special kind of mozzarella and cheddar Heaven.
More low-carb snack recipes on the next page…
11. Low Carb Pizza Crackers
With only two ingredients and about fifteen minutes in the oven, these low carb pizza crackers are great anytime. Kids love them because they taste great and look like mini-pizzas. Adults love them because they taste great and are so simple to make!
Related: Learn more about the benefits of a ketogenic diet and how it can improve your health
12. Baked Zucchini Chips
Maybe the greatest thing about these low carb baked chips is that they can be dressed up or down using your favorite seasonings. Garlic salt, paprika, chili powder and more can be used to suit your taste buds. Eat them plain or enjoy with a dip.
13. Bagel Dogs
Who knew bagel dogs could be sophisticated? Even better, these pretty little dogs are gluten-free, low carb and can be seasoned however you prefer. They are quite satisfying as a simple entree for any mealtime and like any good dog, they aim to please.
Related: See all 50 low carb food and recipes
14. Easy To Make Snacks: Turkey And Cheese
You know the drill, when the kids get home from school and run right over to the refrigerator to find something to snack on. These turkey and cheese rolls are great for keeping in an airtight container as quick carb free snack ideas.
15. Low Carb Chili Doritos
These delightfully seasoned chips are where low-carb meets mainstream snacking. Easy to make and quick to bake in the oven, a salad, soup, hummus plate or simple dip will never be the same again, after you try this low-carb snack recipe.
16. Avocado And Egg Spaghetti Squash Boats
Spaghetti squash has long been lauded as the best low-carb substitute for pasta. This recipe proves why, while delivering a dish-free meal that could not be easier. All five ingredients come together in delicious perfection at home or as a next-day packed lunch.
17. Cauliflower Pizza With Greek Yogurt Pesto
Snacking can be quick and simple or it can be a time of sophisticated palate pleasure with pretty presentation for the eyes. More on the side of sophisticated and visually pleasing, this cauliflower pizza makes a grown-up, almost carb free snack which delights people of all ages.
18. Tofu Chicken Nuggets With Sriracha Mayo
Sriracha! Some days you just need some sriracha spiciness. Using that much-loved red sauce, this mayo-based dipping sauce perfectly dresses tofu chicken nuggets as a great low-carb snack recipe. These satisfy the fast food cravings while still being healthy.
19. Charred Broccoli Tofu Stuffed Avocados
In the tradition of twice-baked and fully stuffed potatoes, these tofu stuffed avocados present beautifully on a plate after some time spent on the outside grill. Perfect for summer barbecues, these almost carb free snack veggie cups are dressed with a sweet curry lemon sauce, making every bite a delight.
20. Skinny Baked Cauliflower Tots
Cauliflower is used by many low-carb diet baking fanatics, for making bread and pizza doughs, as well as many other healthy recipes. These baked cauliflower tots are another great use for the vegetable in a perfectly-sized snack food everyone loves.
More low-carb snacks on the next page…
21. Red Chili Kaffir Lime Toasted Almonds
Single handfuls of almonds are always great as quick, almost no carb snacks. High in protein, monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, folate, calcium, niacin, phosphorus and magnesium, almonds curb the appetite in good health. These are savory and slightly tropical.
22. Cheesy Ranch Popcorn Chicken
Everyone loves Ranch dressing. Popcorn chicken is equally as popular among young and old. When popcorn chicken seasoned with Ranch dressing tastes this great and is both low-carb and gluten free, who would ever pass it by without sneaking a bite?
23. Jalapeno Popper Fat Bombs
When your low-carb diet needs more fat or for the keto dieter, these jalapeno popper fat bombs will do the trick. Each fat bomb provides 19.3 grams of fat in a low-carb ball of bacon coated, cheesy goodness. Jalapeno peppers add just the right amount of spice.
24. Garlic Basil Parmesan Crisps
Requiring only five minutes of time to cook and a matter of seconds to prepare, these low-carb snacks make great dipping crisps, flavored with the sharpness of parmesan and lightness of basil. These are a great go-to nibbler when you need them, satisfying for all ages.
25. Cheesy Baked Cauliflower Tots
Tots rule! Always a crowd pleaser and a great low-carb snack recipe, these cheesy baked cauliflower tots are as good as traditional tots with a cheesy, healthy twist. They are especially great right out of the oven, when they are nice and warm.
Sweet Snack ideas
The sweet tooth can be a big problem for anyone adapting to a no carb diet or even those who have long and successfully enjoyed their lifestyle of healthy eating. It can be difficult to find great no carb snack ideas, particularly sweet ones. Within this diverse collection of 25 great low-carb and carb free snack ideas, there are plenty of flavors to cure that desire for sweetness.
These recipes range from chocolaty delights to butterscotch, peanut butter, fruit and even cheesecake goodness. Many of the recipes are allergen free, while others fit well within dairy-free, soy-free or other specific dietary lifestyles. The best part of this collection is that all of the recipes are good and are even delightfully sweet enough for those less concerned about nutrition.
26. Homemade Chocolate Chips (Carob Chips)
Homemade chocolate chips are always a treat, especially when they are dairy, sugar, trans fat and soy free. The carob version of this recipe is equally great. Eaten alone as little chunk nibblers to cure your sweet tooth or when baked into cookies or other recipes, these chips provide cost savings over store-bought brands.
27. Paleo Low Carb Snickerdoodle
Snickerdoodles are a traditional cookie that everyone seems to love. Grain-free and gluten-free, these cookies fit well into a Paleo and keto diet as a low-carb snack. Regular sugar can be replaced by granulated sweetener, for those who want to make these waistline friendly. A great party treat!
28. Quick Chocolate Low Carb Dessert Muffin
Do not have time for traditionally baked muffins, or just hate the longer process of oven baking? These great dessert muffins are made in the microwave in just one minute. With only five minutes of prep time, you have a great chocolatey dessert in mere moments without all of the fat, calories and carbs of those store-bought diet monsters.
29. Peanut Butter Pecan Bars
When you crave a handy dessert or snack on-the-go, nothing beats this low-carb snack bar. With only five ingredients, they are quick and easy. The recipe is highly versatile, usable for all sorts of flavorful bars and fudge style treats. Great for tucking into the kids’ school lunches. Look also to this paleo pizza recipe in days when you don’t feel like cooking.
30. Low Carb Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars
Sometimes it is nice to eat breakfast on the go, instead of eggs or other traditional foods. These peanut butter bars are perfect for grabbing and going, whether for breakfast or as a between meal low carbohydrate snack. The fat content is perfect for people on keto diets, too.
More low-carb snack ideas on the next page…
31. Cinnamon Spiced Pecans
At the office, running errands or when the kids come home from school it can be nice to have something to nibble on that provides protein and stays within low-carb diet boundaries. This pecan recipe provides delightful flavor, curbs the sweet tooth and can be grabbed by the handful.
32. Chocolate Walnut Keto Fudge
Even people skilled at living carb-free can crave sugary snacks now and then. Sometimes there just is not a substitute for a sweet, rich dessert. To answer that call, this chocolate walnut keto fudge recipe provides a quick and easy sweet tooth solution without the carb guilt.
33. Super Easy Creamy Jell-o Dessert
Jell-o is a great go-to when you want something for dessert but do not want to go too far from healthy. To fluff up the gelatin texture a bit and add some creamy goodness, this low-carb recipe hits the spot, regardless of the flavor of Jell-o you prefer.
34. Silky Smooth Bean Fudge
At first glance, a bean fudge recipe sounds odd. But beans provide the lovely, velvety texture fudge needs without all of the guilt. This recipe is adaptable for many kinds of dietary restrictions, such as sugar-free and nut-free. Kids and adults both love this fudge and you can choose whether to tell them it is low-carb, or keep that a secret.
35. Sugar Free Caramelised Nuts
Vegan and free of sugar, dairy and gluten, this on-the-go low-carb snack is great by the handful when the munchies attack. This nut mix also makes a great gift, without having to worry about hidden allergens, unlike the dilemma of many other food gifts. This nut treat will become one of your favorite no-carb recipe options.
36. Quick and Easy Microwaved Cinnamon Apples
Quick and easy has never been as quick and easy as this recipe. In fact, Quick and Easy Microwaved Cinnamon Apples does not even require a precise recipe for your perfect preparation. Using only four ingredients and four minutes in the microwave, you can prepare this low-carb sweet snack with your eyes closed.
37. Mascarpone Cheese Mousse and Berries
This quick low carb, sugar free dessert is both sweet and cheesy. Mascarpone cheese mousse only requires about a minute to make and three primary ingredients for great summer deliciousness. Add berries for pretty presentation and an extra kick of flavor.
38. Mint Creme Chocolate Sandwich Cookie
Beautiful sandwich cookies that are free of grain and dairy, as well as paleo, provide a sweet snack of low-carb goodness. Reminiscent of Oreo cookies filled with mint creme filling, everyone loves these. They keep well in both the refrigerator and freezer, too.
39. White Chocolate Chips
Having chocolate chips on hand is great for last minute baking ideas, snacking and big recipes for special occasions. These dairy, sugar and soy free white chocolate chips make being prepared for those needs low-carb and healthy. Beyond dietary goodness, the flavor is sublime.
40. Low Carb Peanut Butter Balls
While they look like special treats, these peanut butter balls are great for breakfast, too. High protein, nutritious and low-carb, this recipe provides everything your body needs to get a great start to the day. Make them in advance for great morning meals right out of the refrigerator.
41. One Minute Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake
This sweet low-carb dessert can be enjoyed right out of the microwave, while it is still wonderfully warm. It is an easy chocolate cake solution for one person or when you need a quick dessert for any number of people, even the gluten-free dieters in your life.
42. Three-Ingredient Low-Carb Chocolate Truffles
In only 25 minutes of prep and cooking time, you can enjoy wonderfully sin-free chocolate truffles. Both sugar free and low-carb, these truffles really take care of the chocolate cravings and can be enjoyed plain or rolled in a variety of toppings like coconut.
43. Low Sugar Coconut Oil Scotcharoo Bark
Both sweet and salty, chocolaty and butterscotchy, these Scotcharoo low-carb snack bars are great around the holidays or any time of year. No baking is required for these gluten-free, naturally sweetened bars that are always a hit for adults and kids. Guilt free!
44. Keto Oreos (Low Carb Oreos)
For a great low-carb sweet tooth fix, these keto oreos are less than one carb per sandwich cookie. The batch of 36 provides only 34 carbs total. Easy to make and great with coffee or milk of any kind, these chocolate shortbread cookies with cream cheese filling are just like the ones from childhood. But these are healthy and bound to be one of your favorite no carb recipe choices!
45. Low Carb Cream Cheese Fudge
Fudge is always a fan favorite. With sweetness curbed by the cream cheese in the recipe, this low-carb fudge is perfectly, not excessively, sweet. The recipe provides a great basic fudge you can prepare as it is, with nuts or toppings, or even with a little extra sweetener if you want a richer version.
46. No-Bake Cheesecake
Standard cheesecake is rich, velvety and decadent. It is fantastic if you have the time to prepare it and comes with tons of unhealthy aspects in the recipe. This low-carb, quick fix version of cheesecake soothes your craving for the dessert favorite. But it is quick to make, low-carb and can be served from a pie pan or in individual serving cups.
Macaroons have long been considered pretty, delicate desserts for refined pleasure. Enjoyed in tea rooms and Italian cafes for generations, these bite-sized cakes are widely appreciated. This low-carb, four ingredient version of the traditional recipe makes the pleasure of macaroons much healthier, without sacrificing the wonderful experience.
48. Strawberry Honey Peanut Butter
Peanut butter mixes so well with jelly and provides a simple, yet protein-packed lunch or snack. This recipe uses an all-natural peanut butter and real fruit as a low-carb, healthy version of traditional PB&J. The best part is that it can be made sweeter to taste or enjoyed as-is.
49. The Best Flourless Brownies Ever
Brownies are loved by everyone. These low-carb, grain-free brownies are no different, just healthier! But do not be fooled: Just because they are more nutritious and low-carb, it does not mean that they are not good. These are rich and decadent, just as any brownie should be.
This sugar-free, dairy-free, low-carb vanilla protein bark recipe uses soy-free, vegan protein powder to ensure hunger is satiated while your sweet tooth is pleased. Despite its goodness, this recipe retains the smooth, velvety texture desired of vanilla bark. The recipe is also free of yeast, corn, nuts and eggs.
Pleasing everyone in the family or at a gathering can be difficult when some individuals need no carb snacks as options to always-tempting unhealthy choices. But this collection of fantastic low-carb snack foods will keep both sweet and salty desires appeased. With all of these recipes being flavorful enough for even picky kids, everyone will be satisfied by the flavor and less concerned about what is not in the recipe. For more salted snacks, try out this Paleo no-bake salted caramel cups.
For runners, people who frequently workout, training athletes and others who are highly health conscious, having such a wide variety of carb free and low carb recipe options is a culinary gift that will keep giving, year round.