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Harley Pasternak Blogs: 8 Great Low-Carb Snacks

Harley Pasternak Blogs: 8 Great Low-Carb Snacks
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10/23/2013 12:00PM

Whether you're watching your sugar intake or just trying to eat fewer refined carbohydrates, here are eight great low-carb snack ideas to help keep your hunger in check between meals.

1. Greek Yogurt with Berries

Add a handful of mixed berries (blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries) to a 6-ounce container of plain nonfat Greek yogurt.

Each serving contains: 18 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams fiber, 144 calories, 18 grams protein, 0 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat.

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2. Sliced Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups

Cut one mozzarella cheese stick (part skim) in half lengthwise. Roll about 1 ounce of sliced roasted turkey breast around half of the cheese stick and repeat with the remaining cheese and turkey to make a total of two roll-ups.



Each serving contains: 3.5 grams carbohydrates, 0.3 grams fiber, 144 calories, 17 grams protein, 6.6 grams fat, 3.8 grams saturated fat.

3. Hass Avocado and Shrimp Cocktail

Toss 2 ounces of cooked, thawed shrimp with ¼ Hass avocado (chopped) and a tablespoon of cocktail sauce.

Each serving contains: 8.5 grams carbohydrates, 3.4 grams fiber, 161 calories, 13 grams protein, 7.6 grams fat, 1.2 grams saturated fat.

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4. Peanut Butter and Celery Sticks

Serve three celery stalks with two tablespoons of natural peanut butter.

Each serving contains: 8.5 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams fiber, 208 calories, 7 grams protein, 16 grams fat, 2 grams saturated fat.

5. A Handful of Nuts

A handful, depending on the size of the hand, can be the ideal snack portion – about a quarter cup. You can keep roasted, unsalted mixed nuts on hand or choose any variation of nuts.

Each serving (14 cup roasted almonds) contains: 6.7 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, 205 calories, 9.5 grams protein, 18 grams fat, 1.4 grams saturated fat.

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6. Edamame Bowl

A super-convenient way to enjoy high-protein soybeans as a snack is to put 34 cup of frozen, shelled edamame into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave them for a few minutes or until nice and hot. Sprinkle with pepper and 12 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, if desired.

Each serving contains: 8 grams carbohydrates, 4.3 grams fiber, 97 calories, 9 grams protein, 4 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat.

7. Sliced Veggies and Hummus

Cut one large carrot and one celery stalk into sticks or coins and serve with 14 cup hummus.

Each serving contains: 15.8 grams carbohydrates, 8.8 grams fiber, 133 calories, 6 grams protein, 6 grams fat, 0.9 grams saturated fat.

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8. Nonfat Latte (Iced or Hot)

Blend a cup of skim milk or almond milk with a shot or two (18 to 14 cup) of espresso or triple-strength coffee (decaf if you're sensitive to caffeine). Serve over or blend with 34 cup crushed ice for an iced latte.

Each serving contains: 18 grams carbohydrates, 114 calories, 13 grams protein, 0 grams fat, 0 gram saturated fat.

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