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Inexpensive low carb snack ideas

Commented on March 20, 2015
Created August 10, 2011 at 8:19 AM

Okay hard boiled eggs and pepperoni sticks kind of get old after a while.

I need some ideas for inexpensive low-carb snacks, ideally no more than 2% non-fiber carbs by mass.

Ideally it should contain a decent amount of fat too.

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on August 30, 2011
at 03:52 PM

I've seen salami and pepperoni both uncured in the hormel naturals line

306905a32e76b5c0764a663ea7e88426

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on August 15, 2011
at 07:10 AM

Okay, so it's not a "snack" per se, but half an avocado mashed with a boiled egg and crumbled crispy bacon sprinkled on top. That's breakfast... :)

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on August 15, 2011
at 04:36 AM

yeah an avocado and a few hard boiled eggs make a great snack/meal

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 14, 2011
at 09:55 AM

I love kale chips. and yes, thank you for knowing what it means to snack, and not having to cook or prepare much. seems most think a cup of lard sandwiched between a couple of animals and wrapped in a buffalo hide is the only way to go.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 14, 2011
at 09:45 AM

This is how I snack, so I was sticking with what I know and do. There are plenty of fruits that are low carb. Maybe the yogurt was off topic, but I put it in there cuz I was starving and got carried away. Besides, he said "snacks" not MEALS. anything eaten in moderation is low everything, and every gram of fruit fiber dismisses 1 gram of "carbs" - everybody else is posting things I do not consider "snacks"... I was sticking with the snack notion = small cravings; not binges.

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on August 13, 2011
at 07:21 PM

a year ago i probably would have said the same thing

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

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on August 13, 2011
at 06:49 PM

omg that's so revolting you get an upvote.

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

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on August 13, 2011
at 06:48 PM

dubpluris: some people believe it's allowed, especially older aged products.

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

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on August 13, 2011
at 06:45 PM

Or you could eat less at meals and then eat snacks so you can socialize with your co-workers. Socialization is very paleolithic.

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

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on August 13, 2011
at 06:43 PM

Yeah I try to buy ones that are as "normal" as possible. It's amazing how many sugar is the second ingredient.

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

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on August 13, 2011
at 06:42 PM

Good idea on the avocados, I like em.

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

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on August 13, 2011
at 06:42 PM

The snacks are probably mostly social but my wife insists she needs them

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

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on August 13, 2011
at 06:41 PM

Left over roast sounds good.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on August 11, 2011
at 04:01 AM

I buy Applegate Farms Genoa Salami or I buy from a local chartucerie that makes their own. http://www.applegatefarms.com/products/genoa_salami.aspx It's pricey but you can order the Applegate Farms online if you can't find it. Maybe you have some local butcher shops that may make their own and have something a bit more natural. Might be worth asking around.

C1a9731f404b68be8f7e6a032b3395dd

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on August 11, 2011
at 03:44 AM

Where do you find salami w/o a bunch of additives? I'm being sincere. And I live in Mississippi, so our options here are limited at best. That sounds SO yummy though!

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on August 11, 2011
at 12:21 AM

I thought I was the only person out there who did this. High five,yo !

40449b985898b088a64660b40f329f0f

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on August 10, 2011
at 08:56 PM

Is cheese paleo?

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on August 10, 2011
at 06:50 PM

Better to not snack. Eat more when you eat so you don't need a snack. Especially since you are low carb - give the insulin the longest break you can.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on August 10, 2011
at 06:46 PM

Oh girl! Heaven I tell ya. You can nuke them too. Crunchy fatty goodness.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

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on August 10, 2011
at 06:30 PM

Baked salami chips -- dang!

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on August 10, 2011
at 06:07 PM

I know the feeling! Hey, all we can do is speak our truth and let the chips fall where they may.

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on August 10, 2011
at 03:12 PM

There's nothing wrong with that guy, really.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on August 10, 2011
at 01:31 PM

No, just low carb (but protein & fat are all that's left). More than half of what you're listing is higher carb. Not downvoting since you're new, but make sure you read the question.

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on August 10, 2011
at 10:34 AM

Totally agree with all that has been submitted. Also, what about celery and almond butter and rolling up slices of meat and putting avocado in the middle?

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3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 10, 2011
at 05:57 PM

I have carried cold bacon in my briefcase; also leftover chunks of roast. Dogs love me.

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

(823)

on August 13, 2011
at 06:41 PM

Left over roast sounds good.

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A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:23 PM

I don't want to be that guy, but I've found that when I'm going low carb, its easier to eat 2-3 big meals a day. I don't really crave snacks.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18696)

on August 10, 2011
at 03:12 PM

There's nothing wrong with that guy, really.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 10, 2011
at 06:07 PM

I know the feeling! Hey, all we can do is speak our truth and let the chips fall where they may.

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

(823)

on August 13, 2011
at 06:42 PM

The snacks are probably mostly social but my wife insists she needs them

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B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on August 10, 2011
at 04:03 PM

a spoonful of butter with cinnamon

892d177f50b16f118152219229870e4e

(776)

on August 11, 2011
at 12:21 AM

I thought I was the only person out there who did this. High five,yo !

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on August 13, 2011
at 07:21 PM

a year ago i probably would have said the same thing

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

(823)

on August 13, 2011
at 06:49 PM

omg that's so revolting you get an upvote.

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306905a32e76b5c0764a663ea7e88426

(1072)

on August 10, 2011
at 08:52 AM

Well, I have to jump in with avocados...

Good level of fat, the majority of carbs are fibrous and they chock full of vits and mins.

Oh, and they taste delicious.

Coconut in any way shape or form is a winner - raw, chips, dessicated, butter or cream.

Macadamia nuts are good, just be aware of the caloric density a handful will impart.

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

(823)

on August 13, 2011
at 06:42 PM

Good idea on the avocados, I like em.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on August 15, 2011
at 04:36 AM

yeah an avocado and a few hard boiled eggs make a great snack/meal

306905a32e76b5c0764a663ea7e88426

(1072)

on August 15, 2011
at 07:10 AM

Okay, so it's not a "snack" per se, but half an avocado mashed with a boiled egg and crumbled crispy bacon sprinkled on top. That's breakfast... :)

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 10, 2011
at 12:50 PM

careful with the processing on the pepperoni and pork rinds though, those get pretty funky if you read the ingredients...

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

(823)

on August 13, 2011
at 06:43 PM

Yeah I try to buy ones that are as "normal" as possible. It's amazing how many sugar is the second ingredient.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 14, 2011
at 10:06 AM

Pork rinds. Broccoli and/or cauliflauer with shredded cheese and nuked for 30 seconds

personally, I'm a fan of a mouth squirt of whipped cream (real cream) right out of the can, or clotted cream and a few strawberries.Now, that's a snack! I also make my own trail mixes from bulk items, so you can control what goes in. I love string cheese, or fresh mozzarella for a quick caprese salad.

I'm also a huge fan of some already mentioned: celery + almond butter, and kale chips.

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66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:57 PM

I will echo what a couple people have already said, I find no need to snack at all, I have been LC for years. I figured out that snacking, at least for me, was just a habit. I am rarely hungry between meals but if I ever do decide I need a snack I always have left over steak in the fridge.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on August 10, 2011
at 06:50 PM

Better to not snack. Eat more when you eat so you don't need a snack. Especially since you are low carb - give the insulin the longest break you can.

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

(823)

on August 13, 2011
at 06:45 PM

Or you could eat less at meals and then eat snacks so you can socialize with your co-workers. Socialization is very paleolithic.

4
B1fcaceba952861d0324bdb291edbbe0

(3159)

on August 10, 2011
at 09:36 AM

Kipper snacks

sardines

avocado

eggs

jerky (though, the cheaper has the preservatives ...meh ..)

pork rinds

left over cooked meat or chicken

hefty dose of greens in animal fat of some sort

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98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on August 10, 2011
at 06:17 PM

My favorite snack are:

Olives warmed up a bit mixed with almonds and sometimes cheese chunks.

Meat and cheese rolled up around avo and/or kraut is really good.

A bowl of broccoli or spinach with butter

Bacon with guac as a dip

Baked salami chips with guac or mashed sardines or kraut

C1a9731f404b68be8f7e6a032b3395dd

(105)

on August 11, 2011
at 03:44 AM

Where do you find salami w/o a bunch of additives? I'm being sincere. And I live in Mississippi, so our options here are limited at best. That sounds SO yummy though!

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 10, 2011
at 06:30 PM

Baked salami chips -- dang!

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 10, 2011
at 06:46 PM

Oh girl! Heaven I tell ya. You can nuke them too. Crunchy fatty goodness.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 11, 2011
at 04:01 AM

I buy Applegate Farms Genoa Salami or I buy from a local chartucerie that makes their own. http://www.applegatefarms.com/products/genoa_salami.aspx It's pricey but you can order the Applegate Farms online if you can't find it. Maybe you have some local butcher shops that may make their own and have something a bit more natural. Might be worth asking around.

6da513ec59c25531127912318fbf27d5

(180)

on August 30, 2011
at 03:52 PM

I've seen salami and pepperoni both uncured in the hormel naturals line

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77ecc37f89dbe8f783179323916bd8e6

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on August 10, 2011
at 03:45 PM

Mozzarella balls.

Click for details and discussion:

http://paleohacks.com/questions/56928/ball-of-mozzarella-a-meal#axzz1UbrSNZSP

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Ac7edffeaea00e2076762ea16d19c239

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on August 10, 2011
at 03:03 PM

I have gone VLC and I really don't crave snacks as well, but when I do I enjoy a cup of frozen raspberries or blueberries drizzled with a tbls or 2 of coconut milk.

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on August 10, 2011
at 01:38 PM

I have given up snacks as well on low carb. However hard boiled eggs, cheese, butter and whey would all be on my list.

40449b985898b088a64660b40f329f0f

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on August 10, 2011
at 08:56 PM

Is cheese paleo?

9e975c86f483555ed19e59c5628488ca

(823)

on August 13, 2011
at 06:48 PM

dubpluris: some people believe it's allowed, especially older aged products.

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on August 10, 2011
at 09:27 AM

I do home made rollmops herrings with lactofermented chornichons and cider vinegar base, a great snack. gut/brainfoot in one roll ;)

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1a0976c846702f549ee4df0d811098be

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on August 10, 2011
at 11:59 PM

In my mind, a snack is just a smaller meal between meals, so my snacks don't usually differ from meals that much. Leftover chicken or pork chops (for some reason I never seem to have leftover steak....), raw or cooked veggies (kale chips, carrot sticks, asparagus), meatballs, bacon, etc. When I have tasty "snack" foods like nuts or cured meats, I end up overindulging.

If you need to avoid refrigeration or have to eat while driving ror something, many of these won't work, but if you're at home or work or otherwise near a fridge/microwave/fork, there is no reason to eat only "snack" foods when you need a snack.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 14, 2011
at 09:55 AM

I love kale chips. and yes, thank you for knowing what it means to snack, and not having to cook or prepare much. seems most think a cup of lard sandwiched between a couple of animals and wrapped in a buffalo hide is the only way to go.

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D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on August 10, 2011
at 11:40 PM

Try chunks of chicken, turkey, pork, or boiled egg - cold - mixed with a bit of full fat sour cream (provided that you tolerate dairy) and some salsa verde - it's a chicken salad with a lil' kick. YUM. :) Also try serving up in lettuce and cabbage leaf wraps.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 10, 2011
at 12:32 PM

Do your snacks have to be high protien / high fat?

There's grapes, any fresh fruit, walnuts, dried cranberries, avocado shake w coconut milk. Watermelon, make your own trail mix, string cheese, Greek Gods honey yogurt w/ raw walnuts is so delicious... this hack is making me hungry!

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on August 10, 2011
at 01:31 PM

No, just low carb (but protein & fat are all that's left). More than half of what you're listing is higher carb. Not downvoting since you're new, but make sure you read the question.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 14, 2011
at 09:45 AM

This is how I snack, so I was sticking with what I know and do. There are plenty of fruits that are low carb. Maybe the yogurt was off topic, but I put it in there cuz I was starving and got carried away. Besides, he said "snacks" not MEALS. anything eaten in moderation is low everything, and every gram of fruit fiber dismisses 1 gram of "carbs" - everybody else is posting things I do not consider "snacks"... I was sticking with the snack notion = small cravings; not binges.

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B5e89c74fb3f87488e0a989aa5b5809a

on October 29, 2014
at 07:52 PM

SWEET SNACK:  Ricotta cheese, sweet n low, cinamon, and vanilla extract if you have some... just a drop, then mix together; tastes like canoli filling. If you have cottage cheese or cream cheese you can use those as well.  Just mush up the cottage cheese first so its smoother, not curd like.  Also sugar free any flavor pudding, chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch to name a few... half and half creamer, put mix and creamer in bowl... mix with hand mixer for several minutes till it thickens like a butter, about 5 minutes.  Tastes great, can freeze to mimick ice cream.

CHIPS: Mozzarella Cheese sprinkled on a plate, then nuked, keep an eye on it, once it starts to burn, remove its like a cheese chip.  Another chip is done with Kale.  Break it up it pieces, sprinkle onion powder, pepper and canned parmessian cheese on it while in a bowl, lay it on a baking sheet so each piece can bake up...bake at 400 for several minutes until they start to crisp.  Keep an eye on them they cook up fast. Very savory yummy treat.

PIZZA SLICES:  2 Low carb torillas... place one in a frying pan, then put salsa or spaghetti sauce, cheese, onions, italian seasons, mushrooms if you like place other tortilla on top, cook each side till lightly brown...remove, slice up into triangles, serve like pizza and you can add a some sourcream too on top.  YUM!

 

 

05e8a1f6c7724213a6d05dbe927c206c

on March 20, 2015
at 07:21 PM

I'm sorry, but two of your options don't follow the paleo framework. No sweet & low and no tortillas. If you're trying to follow paleo and still eating these items, I would encourage you to do a bit of Google searching to refresh your memory of what's avoided as a paleo eater. 

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