1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2021 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Favourite low-carb snacks on the go (no refrigeration)?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by notepadplusplus, Dec 6, 2020.

  1. notepadplusplus

    notepadplusplus Other · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Long-distance drive back home this Christmas (6 hrs). Wondering what everyone's favourite low-carb snack is that doesn't need refrigeration?

    In non-diabetic times, I'd be normally pulling in at some service station near the Midlands and grabbing an overpriced burger and fries :lol:

    (Apart from pork scratching - got that on the list already!)
     
  2. ziggy_w

    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,966
    Likes Received:
    8,530
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Nuts (brazils, macadamias, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans), Babybel cheeses (are okay without refrigeration for a day), boiled eggs (also fine for one day), high cocoa content chocolate.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,305
    Likes Received:
    1,979
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Peperami salamis are individually wrapped and don't need refrigeration. Aldi do dark chocolate, nut and sea salt bats that are 5g carbs each. But for 6 hours most things will be ok in a plastic box in the boot in cold weather.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,972
    Likes Received:
    1,776
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Hello, beef jerky? Nuts? Dark chocolate? Flask of chicken broth? (There’s flasks that keep soups warm for over 8 hours), homemade keto bars that you mix and roll into bars and balls?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

    Messages:
    8,780
    Likes Received:
    5,257
    Trophy Points:
    198
    As I eat morning and evening I usually make a flask of coffee and put a water bottle with cream and water in a bag with a cool block.
    If I will be out late I usually make a ginormous tuna salad, but I have been known to take a camping stove and some bacon and eggs, even mushrooms and sweet pepper, a sliver of onion, courgette etc.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. mazza 2

    mazza 2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    435
    Trophy Points:
    123
    I've got a cool bag so that I can have more choice. It's worth getting one.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,761
    Likes Received:
    2,382
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Homemade soup in a flask as low carb as you want it. Lasts a good 6 hours or more. x
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,333
    Likes Received:
    2,778
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Nuts, dark chocolate, low carb bars, babybel cheese would be fine in this cold weather for a few hours.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    14,302
    Likes Received:
    8,226
    Trophy Points:
    298
    @notepadplusplus - To be honest, in this weather, the lack of refrigeration wouldn't concern me. I'd just put whatever I fancied into a clip-lock box in the boot.

    For a 6 hour journey, I'd not want a big full meal, but I'd likely want something decent to eat, rather than nibbles. There's nothing worse than boredom for generating (false) hunger pangs.

    For me, that might be a couple of chicken thighs or a chicken portion, with some salad and cheese. It could be decent cooked sausages, a cheese box, hard boiled eggs, gammon, cold cooked salmon, or smoked salmon, but the beauty of the likes of chicken thighs or sausages is wrapped in foil, they can become finger food, negating the need for cutlery.

    We bought a couple of these about 18 months ago. They're ace. So often you see claims of keeping drinks hot or cold for x many hours and being disappointed? These don't, in fact, if you don't want to be hanging around waiting for it to be cool, be mindful how hot you make your drink.

    If I am going to the office all day, I tend to make a drink and load the flask before I leave home, then leave it in the car all day, in whatever weather, then I have a drink to sip in traffic jams on the way home. It's just plain fab!

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0148QIJO0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
    • Like Like x 2
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook