If you’ve been watching the numbers on the weighing scale, you are probably already conversant with your daily calorie intake. However, there are moments you wish to eat guilt-free as long as the meal has a low-carb content. Although many Americans desire to eat healthier, only seven percent of the population stuck with low-carb diets throughout 2020. It seems small but is an improvement from the five percent on keto diets in 2018. That said, below is a compilation of some low-carb snacks you can eat to remain energized.
Guacamole with Sliced Daikon Radish
First of all, the daikon radish is a non-starchy vegetable that is excellent for its low-carb properties. However, go in for the white daikon radish, as they possess a milder flavor. You have the liberty to opt for the peppery red radish if your palate welcomes that. To prepare it, cut your radishes into thin slices to accompany your guacamole. For some people, the obvious choice would have been tortilla chips to go with it. However, the daikon radish is a healthier choice.
Moreover, because guacamole is mashed avocado with some ingredients to taste, this quick to prepare nourishing food can be your go-to snack to maintain your energy levels. That’s because avocado contains good fats and enough fiber to sustain you until it’s time for your next meal. Additionally, this simple snack contains vitamin C, magnesium, iron, and calcium.
It’s another avocado snack, but you shouldn’t get bored yet because this low-carb fruit is versatile. It is the more reason most keto diets make maximum use of the avocado and in different delicious recipes. If you’ve never tried pickled avocado, now will be a great time to do so. Even better, pickled avocado can be stored in the refrigerator for up to seven days and still retain its original taste and flavor. Whether your pickle is vinegar or brine-based, the trick to getting this snack right is getting the base right. Moreover, do it according to your taste or what the rest of the family can enjoy with you.
This snack is packed with lots of protein, good fats (because of the tuna), vitamins, and other healthy trace minerals. While this can most likely be a full meal for some people, it works great as a quick snack. Even with its packed protein, your tuna salad does not weigh heavily on the stomach, making it an excellent food to remain energized. If you want to move away from the more traditional tuna salad recipe, you’re free to do so but avoid adding too much fatty content. Do not forget to add a touch of lemon juice for that extra Vitamin C boost. On the other hand, if you want something else using the same ingredients, you can use this recipe for fathead dough. All you need is to roll out your dough and fill it with your tuna before baking.
Baked Chicken Nuggets
Well-seasoned baked chicken nuggets are nutritious, can be added to any vegetable salad or eaten alone as a quick snack. Certain chicken parts are white meat and contain essential nutrients the body can make good use of. Start by seasoning your chicken pieces with garlic, ginger, and onions, and any healthy seasoning of your choice. Then arrange everything on a baking sheet. Glide over the seasoned chicken pieces with a thin coat of olive oil and bake for about twenty minutes. This simple protein snack can be eaten with celery at any time.