I had really only thought I’d be concerned with following a low carb diet for myself — however,with my almost 12-year-old son’s Type 1 Diagnosis four months ago, I try to find no carb and low carb snacks for him that he can have between meals. He’s a snacker, which meant I had to change the contents of my fridge and pantry so he didn’t feel deprived. With his Type 1 Diabetes ratios, that means if his snack is 5 carbs and under, he doesn’t have to take insulin. Certain kids and adults with Type 1 Diabetes may have either lower or higher ratios for foods to insulin, so please use judgment if you are making these snacks for a Type 1 Diabetic child or adult (meaning if your child is supposed to get insulin for over 3 or 4 carbs, some of these snacks may not work). Read your labels and doublecheck the portion sizes. This no carb and low carb snack list is a great list to have bookmarked! N
No Carb Snacks:
Bacon (Turkey or Pork)
Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Mini Baby Bel Cheeses
Cheddar Cheese Sticks
Monterey Jack Cheese Sticks
Olives (we send the small plastic containers of olives as a snack to school)
Hard Boiled Eggs
Scrambled Eggs (just use water or measure out the milk you use – if it’s a teaspoon or so, it may only add a carb or two).
Scrambled Eggs with Cheese
Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red Peppers
Cello Cheese Whisps (a serving is 23 cheese whisps for 1 carb – there are two servings per bag)
100 Calorie Packs of nuts (Can be either 3, 4 or 5 carbs depending on type or brand)
Ranch Dressing is very low carb – try Just Ranch for 2 carbs for 2 tbsps – I serve this with veggiesCaesar Dressing – we LOVE anything from Tessemae’s, especially their Caesar dressing
Guacamole (I buy the 5 carb mini packs) – my son will eat the guac on veggies
Peanut Butter (4 carbs for 2 tsp)
Choc Zero – 4 carbs per square
Utz Mini Cheeseballs (.25 oz) – 4 carbs
Popcorn — watch the brands and ingredients, but a cup of homemade popcorn should be around 5 carbs. The store bought popcorn can be higher, look for 100 calorie brands.
Low Carb Shakes – We also found these great shakes – EAS AdvantEDGE Carb Control Protein Shake Chocolate Fudge Ready-to-Drink, 17 g of Protein 11 fl oz Bottle – that are between 3 and 5 carbs and I send them to school almost everyday as my son’s morning and afternoon snack. You can get them widely, though Amazon has a 25% off coupon right now. These don’t spike my son’s blood sugar and keeps him in his low carb snack range.
A great book to use for carb counts is The CalorieKing Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter 2018 Mass Market Paperback – by
Have I forgotten any? Please leave a comment with your favorite no or low carb snack!
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