Perfect Lower Carb Snack Options

Perfect Lower Carb Snack Options

When a person switches over to a diet with a reduced amount of carbs, they may feel as though their snack options are limited. Fortunately, there are some good lower carb choices out there.

Here are some ideas!

Lower carb snack options

Zucchini wraps-

Zucchini is just great in general on a low carb diet. You can slice it thinly and put in a tuna/mayonnaise filling- like what is show in the above picture.

Coffee and cream-

If you are a coffee drinker, consider having some with heavy cream in it! It can give you energy all while filling you up.

Parmesan crisps-

These are close to crackers! Some might find them too pungent though. There are cheese crisps that come in different flavors/cheese types that may be more mild than these parmesan ones.

Lunch meat, pepperoni slices and cheese-

These three things or a combination of them are great choices for a snack. A lot of people may eat them with crackers and/or bread for a sandwich- just skip those for a lower carb option!

Lower carb pudding-

Mixing together sugar-free pudding and two cups of heavy whipping cream gives you a decadent, lower carb treat. It is great for a snack and/or dessert.

Bacon-

Um… why not?

A handful of nuts-

Nuts provide good fats and nutrients all while being lower in carbs than other snacks. Combining a handful of nuts with something else (i.e. a cheese stick), can make for a great and filling snack!

There are more options out there!

Watching carbs is an adjustment at first because there are so many carb laden foods out there. Once you look more into this way of eating, you will find that you do not need to feel deprived. There are delicious and filling options available to turn watching carbs into a long term thing.

The foods pictured in this post are just some of my go-to snacks. My absolute favorite snacks right now are sea salted cashews and cheese.

What lower carb snacks do you guys like?

Thanks for reading!

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Matcha Tea White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Matcha Tea White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am all about treats in moderation. You can have them once in a while and still maintain a healthy, snatched body.

For this week, I decided to make some Matcha tea white chocolate chip cookies!

Why Matcha cookies?

I wanted cookies as the treat for the week but not just plain old chocolate chip ones. My first choice of cookies to make was actually a kitchen sink kind. They unfortunately turned out so horrible that I had to throw them out.

Way too salty. Gross!

I had some Matcha green tea in the drawer (non-expired) and remembered that I used to make blondies with it. Being that those were so good, I decided to use some of the powder to make cookies.

The recipe I found and changes made

I found a Matcha tea cookie recipe that also used white chocolate chips (which I had around) and decided to try it out.

There were some changes that I had to make to the recipe though. They are as follows:

  1. Reduce the amount sugar- I read some of the comments that talked about how the cookies came out too sweet so I decided to not add as much sugar as the recipe called for.
  2. Increased the amount of Matcha tea powder- The comments talked about the taste of the green tea not being very strong. Since I love the taste of Matcha, I decided to add more.
  3. Go eggless- For the past four years, I have had issues with eggs. They make my stomach hurt really bad and give me hives. Because of this, I substituted the whole egg and yolk that the recipe called for.
  4. The time needed to bake- Because I changed some things around and/or my oven is different than the recipe author’s, I had to increase the time for them to be in the oven.

The final recipe

So this is my take on the Matcha tea white chocolate chip cookie recipe:

Yes, part of the bottoms on a couple got burned!

Ingredients-

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsps Matcha
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cup melted butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (to replace one whole egg)
  • 1 tbsp water, 1 tbsp oil (these two replace one yolk)
  • 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of white chocolate chips

Directions-

  1. Grease baking sheets and then preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix dry ingredients (flour, Matcha, baking soda and salt) together in a large bowl.
  3. Mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract, applesauce and oil/water mix until it is creamy.
  4. Pour the wet mix into the large bowl with the dry mix and stir until blended.
  5. Stir the white chocolate chips in with the dough. I found it easier to put on gloves and use my hands to mix the chips in.
  6. Drop cookie dough on the baking sheets. There should be 24 cookies.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until edges are nice and brown. Let them cool completely after you take them out.
  8. Store in an airtight container.

The taste verdict for us

We thought these cookies were amazing. They did not last long at all! I never knew that white chocolate could go so well with Matcha but it really does.

I will definitely make these again in the near future and would recommend them for anyone looking for a less-common type of cookie.

What was the last treat you had?

Thanks for reading!

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