New Low Carb Meal and Snack Ideas

New Low Carb Meal and Snack Ideas

Are you in need of some new low carb recipe ideas? This article features 12 new recipe ideas that can be enjoyed as either a meal or a snack.  Each recipe has 10 grams of carbohydrate or less per serving. If you follow a meal plan that allows for additional carbs at meals or snacks, try adding one of the suggested foods below for an additional 10-20 grams of carb per serving. Each suggested food ranks low on the glycemic index scale.

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1/2 small pear
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ slice sourdough rye bread
  • 1 corn tortilla
  • 1 slice 100% stone-ground whole wheat bread
  • 1 thin slice pumpernickel bread
  • ½ cup shelled edamame

For complete nutrition information refer to the USDA Nutrient Database.

Kale Salad

Ingredients:

1 cup kale leaves, 4 cherry tomatoes, 5 strips yellow pepper, 3 oz. grilled shrimp, 2 tbsp. walnuts, 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar, 1 tsp. olive oil, salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in medium size bowl; toss with vinegar and oil; add salt and pepper as desired.

Nutrition:

Calories: 263

Carb: 10 g

Fiber: 3 g

Fat: 16 g

Protein: 22 g

Stuffed Celery

Ingredients:

1 large raw celery stalk, 2 tbsp. cream cheese, ¼ cup chopped pecans

Directions:

Spread cream cheese on celery stalk; top with chopped pecans.

Nutrition:

Calories: 315

Carb: 8 g

Fiber: 4 g

Fat: 31 g fat

Protein: 5 g

Avocado Salad

Ingredients:

1/3 sliced avocado, 4 cherry tomatoes, 1 tbsp. diced red onion, 2 oz. mozzarella cheese, 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp olive oil, salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in small bowl; toss with vinegar and oil; add salt and pepper as desired.  

Nutrition:

Calories: 324

Carb: 10 g

Fiber: 5 g

Fat: 26 g

Protein: 14 g

Dill Cucumbers

Ingredients:

1 cup sliced cucumbers, ½ cup 2% cottage cheese, 1 tsp. fresh dill

Directions:

Top sliced cucumbers with cottage cheese, garnish with fresh dill.

Nutrition:

Calories: 111

Carb: 7 g

Fiber: 1 g

Fat: 3 g

Protein: 14 g

Chicken Salad Wrap

Ingredients: 

3 oz. diced grilled chicken breast, 1 tbsp. mayonnaise, ¼ cup diced celery, 1 large lettuce leaf, salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix together diced chicken, mayonnaise and celery. Add salt and pepper as desired. Scoop mixture on to one side of lettuce leaf. Roll up lettuce leaf.

Nutrition:

Calories: 201

Carb: 2 g

Fiber: 1 g

Fat: 12 g

Protein: 20 g

Goat Cheese Toast

Ingredients:

2 slices whole grain Melba Toast, 2 oz. soft goat cheese, ¼ cup sliced red peppers

Directions:

Spread goat cheese on toast; top with red peppers.

Nutrition:

Calories: 196

Carb: 10 g

Fiber: 1 g

Fat: 12 g

Protein: 12 g

Veggie Burger

Ingredients:

1 Morning Star Farms Grillers Prime Burgers, 1 large lettuce leaf, 1 medium slice tomato, 1 thin slice red onion, 1 tsp. yellow mustard 

Directions:

Heat burger in non-stick skillet over medium heat for 10 minutes. Top burger with lettuce, tomato, red onion and mustard.

Nutrition:

Calories: 184

Carb: 7 g

Fiber: 3 g

Fat: 9 g

Protein: 18 g

BLT

Ingredients:

2 slices American cheese, 2 oz. cooked turkey bacon, 1 large lettuce leaf, 1 medium slice tomato

Directions:

Place American cheese on parchment paper. Microwave cheese for 10 seconds. Allow cheese to cool. Once cheese has cooled it will be similar to a cracker. Build BLT sandwich using cheese “crackers” as the bread. Place turkey bacon, lettuce and tomato between cheese “crackers”.  

Nutrition

Calories: 214  

Carb: 2 g  

Fiber: 0 g

Fat: 17 g  

Protein: 14 g 

*The cheese “cracker” recipe has been adapted from Dr. Richard K. Bernstein (Author of: Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution)

Mediterranean Wrap

Ingredients:

1 large lettuce leaf, 2 tbsp. hummus, 2 oz. crumbled feta, ¼ cup sliced green pepper, 2 tbsp. chopped tomatoes, 1 tsp. olive oil

Directions:

Spread hummus onto lettuce leaf. Top lettuce with feta, green pepper, and tomatoes. Drizzle olive oil on top. Roll up lettuce leaf.

Nutrition:

Calories: 253

Carb: 10 g

Fiber: 3 g

Fat: 19 g

Protein: 11 g

Radishes with Egg Salad

Ingredients:

2 hard boiled eggs, 1 tbsp. mayonnaise, 1 cup sliced radish, salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Chop hard boiled eggs. Mix chopped eggs with mayonnaise. Add salt and pepper as desired. Top sliced radishes with egg salad.

Nutrition:

Calories: 265

Carb: 5 g

Fiber: 2 g

Fat: 21 g

Protein: 14 g

The Un-California Roll

Ingredients:

½ cup crabmeat, 1 tbsp. mayonnaise, ¼ diced avocado, ½ cup sliced cucumber, salt and pepper to taste.

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix together crabmeat and mayonnaise. Gently stir in diced avocado. Add salt and pepper as desired. Top sliced cucumbers with crabmeat mixture.

Nutrition:

Calories: 249

Carb: 5 g

Fiber: 3 g

Fat: 19 g

Protein: 17 g   

Taco Salad

Ingredients:

1 cup shredded romaine lettuce, 2 tbsp. salsa, ¼ sliced avocado, 1 tbsp. sour cream, 3 oz. grilled chicken breast strips

Directions:

Build salad in medium size bowl. Start with shredded lettuce and top with salsa, sliced avocado, sour cream, and grilled chicken.

Nutrition:

Calories: 217

Carb: 9 g

Fiber: 4 g

Fat: 11 g

Protein: 24 g

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