The Master List of Low Carb Snacks for Low Carb Diets, Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes

Chilled Yogurt with BerriesLooking for a list of low carb snacks to give you some ideas? This list will be frequently updated as I come across more snack ideas that work for low carb diets, gestational diabetes and diabetic diets. Since most of us don’t have time or the inclination to cook elaborate snacks, most of these can be thrown together in a matter of a few minutes. If the snack item on the list requires a recipe, the name of the snack will link to its corresponding recipe.

Low Carb Snacks on the Go

Low Carb Snacks under 100 Calories

When you just don’t want to think about your snack, the 100 calorie packs are a great option.  These are also excellent low carb snacks on the go since you can just pop them in your lunch box and head to work or school.

  • Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookie Crisps 16g carbs
  • Yogurt Covered Pretzels 16g carbs
  • Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels 16g carbs
  • Ritz Snack Mix 100 Calorie Pack 16g carbs
  • Oreo Cookie Crisps 100 Calorie Pack 16g carbs
  • Wheat Thins 100 Calorie Pack 16g carbs
  • Cheese Nips 100 Calorie Pack 14g carbs
  • Planters Peanut Butter Cookie Crisps 100 Calorie Pack 17g carbs
  • Chips Ahoy! 100 Calorie Pack 18g carbs

Low Sugar Low Carb Snacks

  • Sugar free pudding cups – Jell-o makes great chocolate, chocolate/vanilla and some mixes such as banana cream and bavarian cream, all under 15 carb

Low Carb Snacks for Kids

  • Fruit and cheese kabobs
  • Cheese and meat rolls
  • Ants on a log (celery with peanut butter and raisins)
  • Bananas with peanut butter
  • Pizza stackers (crackers topped with cheese, pepperoni and sliced olives)
  • Yogurt with granola
  • Mixed nuts with raisins
  • Low carb quesadillas (regular quesadillas on low carb tortillas)
  • Popcorn sprinkled with Parmesan cheese

Crunchy Low Carb Snacks

Salty Low Carb Snacks

  • Ritz crackers topped with cream cheese and bacon bits

Low Carb Vegetables

  • Celery sticks with peanut butter
  • Mixed veggies dipped in hummus
  • Cucumber slices with seasoning salt, ranch dressing or dip of your choice
  • Steamed broccoli and cauliflower with butter, salt and melted Cheddar cheese
  • Carrot sticks in ranch, hummus, sour cream dip or Greek yogurt
  • Mixed veggies dipped in Greek yogurt
  • Pickles with peanut butter

Low Carb Fruits

  • Apple slices with cheese slices
  • Apple slices dipped in peanut butter
  • Apple slices dipped in cream cheese

Bedtime Snacks

  • Small bowl of cereal with milk
  • Cup of milk with graham crackers

High Protein Low Carb Snacks

  • Cottage cheese with lemon pepper
  • String cheese dipped in spaghetti or pizza sauce
  • Cheese slices with summer sausage, optionally dipped in Grey Poupon
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Boiled eggs dipped in salt
  • Peanut butter and crackers
  • High fiber toast with peanut butter (one of my favorite breakfast foods)
  • Kashi TLC crackers with peanut butter (it’s so good it’s like dessert)

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2 Responses to The Master List of Low Carb Snacks for Low Carb Diets, Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes

  1. Lindsey
    June 5, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I find the items listed under Low Carb Snacks under 100 Calories to be quite worthless. Personally, I would not waste 100 calories on any of these empty calorie items. I would recommend we find things of nutritional value to consume.

    • Deanna
      June 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      Agree completely with Lindsey. I am shocked at these lists! These are not low carb options at all and even those that are somewhat lower carb choices are just plain garbage foods with hardly any nutritional value or fibre.

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