15 Best High-Protein Low-Carb Snacks
Have you been meaning to cut carbs this year? Why wait? Check out our list of high-protein low-carb snacks to kick off your healthier habits.
1 kabob: 10g protein, 7g carbohydrate
If you need a healthy, filling snack, reach for cooked chicken breast. It’s rich in protein without weighing you down. These cold chicken cheese kabobs are perfect for a tasty party appetizer or easy afternoon snack.
1 egg half: 4g protein, 1g carbohydrate
Deviled eggs aren’t just for holiday parties—they’re also a crave-worthy, high-protein snack for any afternoon. Experiment with new flavors like adding bacon and cheddar. If you like a little kick, go with a squirt of sriracha. Each serving has (one egg half) has 4 grams of protein and a mere 1 gram of carbs.
1 serving: 6g protein, 4g carbohydrate
Treat yourself to the most decadent spinach and artichoke dip ever. Warm and creamy with a spicy bite, you won’t believe this recipe belongs in your low-carb diet. Scoop it up with carrots or cheese crisps to make your low-carb app complete.
1 bag: 21g protein, 4g carbohydrate
When the office vending machine is calling your name at 4 p.m., reach into your desk drawer for a healthy office snack like protein chips. This variety pack ($60 for 30 bags) comes with six heavenly flavors like sour cream and onion and ranch.
1 frittata: 10g protein, 4g carbohydrate
Need an easy morning snack before your early meeting? Keep your freezer stocked with this delicious grab-and-go treat. Morning spinach frittatas can be enjoyed any time of day and will keep you fueled until dinner.
Cottage Cheese with Raspberries
1 serving: 14g protein, 5g carbohydrate
If you’ve been missing sweets lately, indulge in a cool bowl of cottage cheese with fresh raspberries. Cottage cheese is rich in protein, and mixing in a handful of raspberries adds sweetness without overdoing it on the carbs.
1 boat: 13g protein, 8g carbohydrate
Creamy and dreamy, these avocado crab boats are bursting with rich flavor, healthy fats and lean protein. It’s perfect for a weekend lunch or a satisfying snack.
1 kabob: 8g protein, 2g carbohydrate
Bored with steamed broccoli and chicken breast every day? Spice up your afternoon snack with these easy kabobs. In addition to being loaded with savory protein, they’re fun to make and eat.
1 beef stick: 7g protein, 1g carbohydrate
When your stomach is growling and a handful of nuts just isn’t going to cut it, reach for a keto-approved stick of beef jerky. With 7 grams of protein per serving, this meaty snack ($22 for 12 sticks) will keep you satisfied until dinner time.
1 egg: 6g protein, 0.1g carbohydrate
For a high-protein food you can grab in a flash, keep your fridge stocked with a few hard-boiled eggs. They’re perfect for busy mornings when everyone is rushing out the door without breakfast.
1 serving: 5g protein, 2g net carbohydrate
If you’ve always been a cereal lover, invest in this sweet and crunchy low-carb granola ($13). Made from crisp almonds, seeds and coconut shreds, this munchy snack satisfies your morning sweet tooth without going carb-crazy. Learn more ways nutritionists recommend adding extra protein to your diet.
1 serving: 14g protein, 10g carbohydrate
It’s time to welcome rich, cheesy pizza back into your low-carb life. Swap out traditional dough for light, shredded zucchini for better flavor and fewer calories.
1 salad cup: 17g protein, 11g carbohydrate
We love these perfectly-portioned shrimp avocado salads for all the reasons. They’re delicious, packed with protein and look beautiful.