I’m always on the hunt for low carb snacks, and when I find something that works with my diet and meets my carb budget it makes me smile. Even if you don’t have diabetes and your watching your carb intake, there are still snacks that taste good and don’t have all the junk of your mainstream snacks.
Fresh fruit, boiled eggs, cheese, hummus, and nuts are great, but when you need something on the go, a packaged snack works. I’m all for eating clean and having food that’s less processed, but I don’t always want to tote a heavy lunch bag or worry about keeping my items at a certain temperature.
Through trial and error, I’ve curated a list of healthy packaged snacks for people [like me] living with diabetes. All these snacks are under 15 carbs with calories that range from 60-180.
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1. Moon Cheese Snacks // 1 carb, 70 calories
I’m always skeptical when a snack has nothing in it, but I was put in my place after tasting it. They are so delicious. My only complaint is that the bag is so small I killed it in a couple of hours. This would be a good movie theater snack. Moon Cheese snacks come in Cheddar, Gouda, and Pepperjack. You can find these at Amazon, Vitacost, and even Startbucks.
2. GoGo Squeeze … Organic Fruit on the Go!, 15 carbs, 60 calories
Who says it’s a kids snack. (It really is.) But it’s perfect for an AM or PM pick-me-up, and it’s really all you need. GoGo Squeeze has under 5 ingrediates and it’s hard not to love it. This snack is good for everyone in the family in Apple Apple, Apple Banana, Apple Cinommon, Apple Peach, and Apple Strawberry.
3. Skinny Pop, 15 carbs, 150 calories
I like Skinny Pop in every flavor but the kettle. I just don’t like sweet popcorn. It’s a great alternative, and perfect to keep at work, or you can prep this snack and place it in baggies to have at the ready for your lunch bag or on your day out and about.
4. Austiri Bruschettini, 11 carbs, 70 calories
A good low-carb cracker snack mimicking the bread for bruschetta. Try these with hummus, salsa or a homemade tomato and basil bruschetta.
5. Sahale Snack .. Maple Pecan, 15 carbs, 160 calories
Satify your sweet-tooth with these maple-pecan clusters. This is another snack that you and your family will fight over, because it’s hard not to eat the whole bag.
6. Blue Diamond Mini Nut Thins, 15 carbs, 90 calories
These little crackers make a great addition to your kids lunches, day at the beach or sightseeing. They also make a great on the go snack, and the bag is the perfect serving size.
7. 4505 Chicharrones Fried Pork Rinds, 0 carbs, 80 calories
Pork rinds have never been healthy, but they are by far my favorite indulgence. This tasty snack has gone through and upgrade over the past few years. Baked not fried with 0 carbs, 0 sugar, 9 grams of protien and 80 calories, this is truly a no-guilt snack.
Traditionally served with beer or your favorite libations these pork rinds are addictive in Chili & Salt, Jalapeno Cheddar, and Smokehouse BBQ.
8. HU Dark Chocolate Bar, 13 carbs, 180 calories
Who says you can’t have chocolate. This vegan-Paleo dark chocolate bar comes in Salty, Crunchy Mint, Hazelnut Butter, Cashew Butter & Vanilla Bean or Plain.
9. Sejoyia Coco Thins, 13 carbs, 160 calories
I’ll admit these thin cookies don’t look like much but they actually taste good. Coming in at 13 carbs, they can be a dessert or a sweet treat after a hard day. The Salted-Carmel are my favorite, the Lemon Zest has a weird aftertaste, the Vanilla is great and I haven’t tried the Chocolate but it’s in my Thrive list.
10. Go Crazy Nuts, 11 carbs, 160 Calories
What’s not to love about flavored nuts. It’s actually hard to find a flavored nut or nut cluster that’s under 15 carbs, because once you add fruit or flavoring you add sugar and sodium. Go Crazy Nuts come in three flavors, Banana, Coconut, and Oatmeal cookie and they are all under 160 calories.
Nuts pack nutrients like Omega 3s and antioxidants which are good for your body but they do have more calories. These nuts can even be used as a topping for your yogurt or pancakes, so it’s a win-win.
These 10 tasty packaged snacks are great, but natural snacks like fruit and nuts that have endured less processing are always best. Having a special diet or having Diabetes shouldn’t limit your options because there are so many other treats made with less than 5 ingredients and under 15 carbs that are calorie friendly.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and I hope my list is helpful. If you find any other tasty snacks please feel free to leave those options in the comments. I’m always looking for healthy alternatives. Don’t forget to “like” & “subscribe”, I’d love to have you join the fam. — Peace —
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