Top 25 Low Carb Snacks to Curb Your Appetite
Eating low carb can help you stick to a low calorie diet and curb your appetite. Here’s 25 of my favorite, low carb snacks, under 7 grams of carbs per serving.
Here’s the truth about carbs. They are essential for reaching your health and fitness goals. I would never cut out carbs entirely.
However, to reach weight loss goals with carbs, because of their impact on appetite, you’ll find the best success by choosing complex carbs, rather than simple carbs.
Complex carbs are foods such as fruits, veggies, starchy veggies and whole grains. These are processed slower, therefore keeping you feeling full longer and helping you eat less food.
If you’re wanting to live a low carb diet, it is important to understand what exactly that means. Depending on your total calories for the day, according to the Mayo Clinic, a low carb diet might consist of a daily intake of 20-57g of carbs. Although, I consider a low carb diet, anything below 100grams of carbs.
Considering this, I chose to round up a variety of snack options that have about 7g of carbs or less!
Foods You Can Buy
- Seaweed – When looking at the different brands of individual seaweed packs you can buy, generally a single serving was 2g of carbs or less! This makes for a super low calorie, easily transportable snack.
- Guacamole – Guacamole itself is actually really low in carbs. Now if you eat it on bread or chips, that carb count quickly goes up. Whether you eat it plain or on top of cucumbers, enjoy 2 tablespoons off Sabra guacamole for just 2g of carbs.
- Cheese – Generally a slice of cheese is about an ounce. This guide shows lots of different types of cheese and how many carbs are in 1 oz of each! Because the carbs are so low, you could even have a slice of cheese along with a few crackers, you’d just want to check the nutrition on whatever kind of crackers you grab.
- Jerky – One ounce of Jack Link’s Original Beef Jerky has 6g of carbs. Other brands have similar nutrition facts, so this is a great, high protein option. If you’re feeling more snacky and want more to eat, try their turkey jerky. You could have 1.5oz for 6g of carbs.
- Yogurt – The calories and sugar content in greek yogurt varies a lot, so it’s important to pay attention to the brands. Oikos triple zero berry yogurt has 7g of carbs of 1 cup. You can also have 3/4 a cup of Fage yogurt for 5g!
- Pickles – After looking at a few brands, I found that generally 1oz of pickles has 1 g of carbs. This option is also low in calories and has a variety of available flavors, but I know pickles aren’t for everyone.
- Skinny Pop Popcorn – Popcorn in general is a lighter calorie and carb snack, as long as you don’t buy the extra butter flavor. Skinny Pop in particular is a healthier option because of their minimal use of butter flavoring. 1 1/4 cup of Skinny Pop brand popcorn has just 5g of carbs!
- Cottage Cheese – Across the different cottage cheese brands, about 1/2 a cup has 4-5g of carbs. You could eat it plain, or if you have a sweet tooth, add a bit of your favorite flavor of sugar free Jell-O! This adds 0 carbs to your snack, but can help you switch things up.
- Bell Peppers and Dip – According to Very Well Fit, 1/2 a cup of red bell peppers has 4.5g of carbs. You could eat it plain or even add 2 tbsp of Hidden Valley ranch. And if you want a lower calorie option, Bolthouse ranch is 3g of carbs for 2 tbsp but only has 50 calories per serving!
- Olives – Five medium-size pitted black olives contain 1g of carbs. It’s pretty much the same for green olives as well.
- Honey Dew Melon – For 1/4 cup of honey dew, there are 4g of carbs. This is a nice, refreshing snack to curb your appetite.
- Deli Meat – Most kinds of deli are pretty low in carbs and high in protein (you could have 2-3 slices for less than 7g of carbs). Instead of listing off a bunch of individual kinds and their nutrition facts, I’ll link this deli meat nutrition guide that you can check out. Sometimes the image is hard to find, so look it up on google images if you are having trouble!
- Pork Rinds – Typically while on a low carb diet, you can’t eat many chips or crackers. If you’re still wanting to eat something with a little crunch, have pork rinds! You could have 4oz for less than 7g of carbs.
- Carrots – According to Carb Manager, each large baby carrot contains about 1.2 grams of carbs. This means you could have a small handful (5-6 carrots) for a quick, light snack.
- Berries – 1/3 of a cup of raspberries or blackberries is 4-5 grams of carbs! Another option is 1/2 a cup of strawberries for 6g.
Foods to Prepare Yourself
While these don’t take a ton of time, they do require a little preparation. If you have 30 minutes, you can can make some of these to store for the next few days. One egg has just 1g of carbs and 6g of protein, so it’s an awesome snack for helping curb your appetite.
Let me preface. This is not a low calorie snack, but it is a low carb snack. These wings are packed with protein and lots of flavor to keep you going. One serving contains 283 calories, 2 carbs, and 21g of protein! You could make them as part of a meal or just have a couple to tie you over until the next meal.
Cucumbers are a really great food for low carb diets, because they can be used as a canvas or holder, similar to how crackers, bread, or tortillas sometimes function. Here they serve to compliment the tuna salad! One large boat contains has 60 calories, less than 6g of carbs, and has 7 grams of protein!
If you’re a fan of celery, then you’ll love these! Not only is there the everything bagel flavor, but I’ve seen all kinds of recipes for the fillings. There’s everything from cheddar and bacon to Italian seasoning to buffalo chicken flavors. Two celery sticks have 93 calories, 2g of carbs, and 2g of protein!
One serving or 3 ounces of broccoli has 93 calories, 6g of carbs, and 2g of protein. This is one of those snacks you could prepare in a larger batch and then save left overs for another day. There’s little prep or clean up, and you can feel great about getting some greens in you!
These pizza bites help satisfy that pizza craving while also being super easy to make and to store as a future snack. Four of these pizza bites contains just 4g of carbs. They are higher in calories, but also high in protein!
Crackers that are low carb? And they only need 2 ingredients?! You can be satisfied with the taste of these homemade crackers and how low carb they are! The recipe makes 8 servings and each serving has just 3g of carbs.
This recipe has about 7g of carbs if you only use 1 tablespoon of the dressing. If you’re feeling really hungry, this recipe is filling while also leaving you feeling light and refreshed. .
Not only are these low in carbs, but they are super easy and quick to prepare. You could have 3-4 bite sized pieces and still fall within the low carb snack category!
I don’t know about you, but I could always go for pizza. If you’re craving pizza but wanting to cut down on your carbs, try these roll ups! They will give you the pizza flavor you want for just 2g of carbs per roll up.
If you have other go-to low carb snacks, feel free to share! I’m always looking for new recipes that taste good and help me feel good too.
Do you have any recommendations to replace the milk products (cheeses, etc.) used in your meal plans? Since the macros are based on these foods I wasn’t sure how to substitute. Thank you for the great information on your site!
ah! That’s a tough one to sub, just because there aren’t many foods with the same protein/carb/fat split!
I would just focus on the meals that don’t have any of these, but if it’s just 1/2 ounce of cheese in the plan, I’d leave it off.
The yogurt could be subbed with some vegan protein powder. Do you have a vegan powder you like?