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Low-carb Snack Recipes

Priya Johnson Apr 28, 2019
Low-carb snacks are those snacks which contain lower amounts of carbohydrates, and higher amounts of protein, fat, mineral, etc. Let's find out more about their preparation.
A low-carb diet is based on the principle that a reduced intake of carbohydrate is conducive to decreased production of body's insulin, which in turn results in usage of reserved or stored fat deposits for the body's daily energy requirement.
Thus, a low-carb diet prohibits the consumption of high-carb foods, especially foods with lots of sugar, white flour, starchy vegetables, etc. Therefore, low-carb snacks are created, which contain less amount of the carbohydrate-rich items, and more of protein-rich ingredients.

Veggie Cheese Omelet

  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 1 small zucchini (chopped)
  • ¼ cup green pepper (chopped)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • ¾ cup tomato (chopped)
  • ¼ tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt
Preparation Procedure
Take a nonstick pan and add the butter into it. Now, add chopped onions and green pepper to the butter, and sauté the vegetables. Once tender, add the rest of the vegetables till they tenderize as well. Keep stirring occasionally for 5 - 8 minutes, until the juice from the vegetables has evaporated.
Once done, place it in a bowl and keep it aside. Next, take another mixing bowl and crack the eggs in them. Beat the eggs, salt, and half and half (equal parts of milk and cream). Pour the smooth batter into an oven pan coated with nonstick spray. Cook this mixture for 5 minutes till its bottom is slightly brown.
Place it in the oven for baking at 350ºF for 9 - 10 minutes. Then, gently dollop out the vegetable mixture on one side of the omelet. The other half is to be covered with the grated Swiss cheese. Fold the omelet over the filling and cut into half and serve.

Stuffed French Toast

  • 1 loaf soy bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 2 packets sugar substitute
  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • 3 tbsp. sugar-free strawberry syrup
  • ½ cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup heavy cream mixed with water (½ cup each)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. salt
Preparation Procedure
Set the oven on the warm setting. Take a baking pan and line it with foil and place it in the warm oven. Now, take the loaf of soy bread and slice out 6 thick slices of bread. With a sharp knife, tear a pocket in each slice. Be careful not to cut through the other end. Do the same for all slices.
Now, in a bowl take cream cheese and strawberry syrup and mix them together until they blend. Drop in the strawberries and mix. Add the cinnamon powder as well and mix. Dollop this mixture into the bread pockets. Now, take another bowl and mix the cream-water mixture, eggs, sugar substitute, vanilla extract, and salt in a shallow vessel.
Dip each stuffed bread slice into the mixture until they get completely enveloped by the mixture in the bowl. Do the same for all slices. Heat some oil in a large skillet and drop these slices into the hot pan. Once golden brown, take them out and transfer them onto a baking sheet.

Almond Flour Pancakes

  • 1 tbsp. sour cream
  • 5 tbsp. almond flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 packet artificial sweetener
  • 1 tsp. cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 splash vanilla syrup
Preparation Procedure
Into a mixing bowl, drop in all the ingredients and mix them together. Take a non-stick skillet and spray it with non-stick spray or butter. Spoon out the pancake batter into a ladle and pour it into the pan to form a pancake. Cook until bubbles begin to rise and then cook the other side as well. Your almond flour pancake is ready.

Greek Turkey Salad

For Salad Base
  • 3 cups cooked chopped turkey meat
  • 1½ cups crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup tomato (thinly sliced)
  • 10 pitted Kalamata olives
  • 2 Medium cucumbers (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup sweet onion
  • ¼ cup red onion
For Greek Dressing
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. fresh oregano (chopped)
  • ⅛ tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. pepper
Preparation Procedure
Whip all the Greek dressing ingredients together in a bowl. The dressing is ready. Now, take all the salad ingredients together and toss them in a bowl. When you are ready to eat, pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and serve.
Carrot sticks, cheese (Cheddar, string, cottage), pickles, nuts, hard-boiled eggs, Deli meat, fresh berries with plain yogurt (low-fat), etc., are some other low-carb snacks. While these snacks will assist in weight loss, always follow a well-balanced diet. Don't forgo carbs completely.