4 Simple Low-Carb Snack Ideas for the Ketogenic Diet
|Habanero BBQ almonds: Nuts of the Gods.|
Net Carbs: Under 5g each
Recipe Type: Snack
Prep Time: 01 min
You'll rarely find recipes with a coveted 10/10 laziness rating. Pretty much every meal requires at least a little bit of preparation. But today, we've hit a new low. If you're like me, you probably hate chopping, mixing, and stirring ingredients. Especially when all the food just ends up in your stomach in a matter of minutes anyway. But since the following foods are snacks, rather than actual recipes, they require nothing of you—no effort, time, or preparation. Congrats, you've officially reached the pinnacle of gastronomic apathy. Here are 4 delicious and super-lazy snack ideas that have been essential during my last 12 months (and -62 lbs) on the ketogenic diet.
1. Blue Diamond BOLD Flavored Almonds
|Sometimes I pour several gallons|
in a tub & just swim with them.
I buy these almonds every week by the pound (literally 16oz bags) and eating them has become the highlight of my day. Each almond is covered liberally with flavored dust that sticks to your fingers when you eat them. They sort of remind me of those flavored pretzel pieces from Snyder's; they're just as tasty, except low carb, high fat, and high fiber.
Blue Diamond apparently offers a bunch of different flavors, which is great if you want to mix up your snacks a bit. Try them all until you find your favorites. I highly recommend the Habanero BBQ, Jalapeno Smokehouse, and Wasabi & Soy Sauce flavors. Each serving is 28 nuts (a decent handful) and has 2–3 net carbs, depending on the flavor:
- Habanero BBQ | Jalapeno Smokehouse: 170 cal; 15g fat; 6g protein; 2g (net) carbs
- Wasabi & Soy Sauce | Honey Dijon: 170 cal; 15g fat; 6g protein; 3g (net) carbs
|BOLD almonds - try to catch them all. I've still never spotted the Honey Dijon flavor in the wild.|