Low carb diets are becoming quite popular among different weight loss diets. The keto diet, the paleo diet, and the Mediterranean diet often recommend the consumption of low carb foods.
In this article, we will have a look at a few easy, affordable, and delicious recipes for low carb snacks to try out at home. Carbs are known to increase insulin levels, leading to weight gain.
Easy and tasty low carb snacks for weight loss
Here are six such snack recipes to follow.
1) Egg salad
Egg salad is a simple, easy, and versatile option for a quick snack. It’s usually prepared with hard-boiled eggs. The yolks should be firm so that the salad does not become mushy. Eggs do not contain carbs, and the vegetables used in the recipe are low carb options.
Eggs are rich in vitamins and minerals, including zinc, folate, and vitamin B12. These vitamins are essential for the health and maintenance of the brain. Egg yolks also contain healthy fats that are burned to provide energy to the body.
Recipe for egg salad
2 tbsp celery, finely chopped4 tbsp red onion, finely chopped2 tbsp dill leaves, chopped3 tbsp garlic chives, chopped
The salad dressing
5 – 6 tablespoons of egg mayonnaise2 tsp lemon juice2 tsp Dijon mustard (any other strong mustard)1 tsp paprika1/2 tsp salt1/2 tsp ground pepper1 garlic clove, minced
Peel and chop the hardboiled eggs, and place them in a mixing bowl. Add the finely chopped celery, red onion slices, dill, and chives. Add the dressing, and toss the mixture. Tastes best when chilled.
2) Chia seed pudding
Chia seeds are an extremely popular low carb food used for weight loss. They are highly nutritious and are a rich source of soluble dietary fiber, which keeps the gut healthy and promotes the growth of gut-friendly probiotic bacteria.
2 tbsps chia seeds1/2 cup milk (vegan milk can also be used)1 tsp stevia or erythritolBerries for topping
Add milk and sweetener to the chia seeds in a jar, and mix well. Let the mixture settle for 2-3 minutes. Check for any clumps.Cover the jar well, and store it in the refrigerator overnight.Add vanilla essence, if required. Top with berries for an amazing breakfast.