Low-carb snacks are best for preventing weight gain.
About one-third of your daily energy comes from snacking (1). So, it is important to keep track of what and how much to consume when it comes to snacking.
Yes, snacking is an important part of socializing, but you must take care of your health and avoid consuming high-calorie and zero-nutrition snacks. Here are 9 low-carb, nutrient-dense snacks that are easily available and/or easy and quick to prepare.
Read on and snack your way to good health.
1. Kale Chips
Want something crispy to eat along with black coffee or green tea? Opt for kale chips.
While you do get kale chip bags in the supermarkets, we suggest you make them at home as you will be able to regulate the amount of salt and customize the flavors according to your taste.
A serving of kale chips contains 50 calories and keeps you satiated for a long duration.
To make these, roughly chop 1 cup of kale, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and seasoning. Bake it at 200 o C, and your snack is ready.
2. Dark Chocolate
When you want to eat chocolate, have 80% or more dark chocolate.
It is a great replacement snack for other high-calorie and high-carb snack options.
Cocoa has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and helps protect the heart.
Consume no more than a piece of dark chocolate so that you do not over-consume the calories and fall off the weight loss track.