Low carb snack ideas to get you through the day. These low carbohydrate snacks are much healthier than crisps and biscuits, and are, of course, kinder to blood sugar levels

Raw vegetables

Raw vegetables are relatively low carb and are as healthy a snack you can get.

The other advantage is that they make for a very quick and easy snack to prepare.

Examples include:

  • Carrot sticks
  • Chopped pepper
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes
  • Celery


One of the most popular low carb snacks are nuts.

Nuts are rich in calories so are good for providing energy, though just a word of caution if you are watching your calorie intake.

If you want to be kind to your heart, you may want to avoid the salted varieties of nuts.


This Greek favourite is a delicious snack needing little more than natural yoghurt, cucumber, olive oil and garlic.

Low carb hummus

Hummus is quite a good low carb choice in itself but if you wish for lower carbohydrate content then you can replace some of the chick peas with avocado.

Deli meats

A good cut of ham or slices of chicken make for a satisfying snack.

Enjoy either with mustard or a non-sugary sauce of your choice.

Cheese and apple slices

Apple may not be particularly low carb but half an apple’s worth of apple slices with cheese should have a relatively benign effect on blood sugar levels.

People with type 1 diabetes may find they need to inject a small amount though.

Cottage cheese dip

Cottage cheese dip with radish and dill makes for a nice snack. Enjoy with raw vegetables or low carb crackers.

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