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Healthy snacks with under 5 grams of carbs

Snacks often make your balanced diet go off track with its extra calorie and carbs additions. Try these healthy snacks to satisfy your temptations and avoid consumption of extra calories and carbs.

Exercise & Fitness By Meenakshi Chaudhary / Jun 30, 2015

Snack attack

Who doesn't fall prey to odd time snack cravings. While crunching on our snacks, we often fail to realise the bulk of carbs that they may be adding to our plate. This is not to say that you have to quit enjoying them. All you have to do is learn about some healthy snacking options that are delicious and yet offer under 5 gms of carbs.

Minty ice cubes

If you love the freshness of mint, this one is for you. Mint is economical and offers hardly any carbs or calories that you should worry about. Just add a little mint to water and let it freeze in an ice tray. Add the cubes to your glass of water for a healthy and refreshing treat. Image source: 17apart.com

Tomatoes with basil

You can prepare an amazing snack with just 1/2 cup of tomatoes and some basil leaves and still consume only 13 calories and 2 grams of carbs. Remember not to store unripe tomatoes in the refrigerator as doing so will prevent them from ripening. Enjoy the basil seasoning over halves of tomatoes. Image Source: bonnieplants.com

Lemon-pepper cucumber

Cucumber can make a great snack for you. Just add a bit of lemon juice and fresh black pepper powder and your snack is ready with as low as 8 calories and 2 grams of carb. Image Source: Dreamstime.com

Cream cheese radishes

A radish has around 1 calorie and is well under half a gram of carb. Prepare your healthy snack with some low-fat cream and cheese on the radishes. Image Source: www.miedemaproduce.com

Crunchy salad

Salad greens including lettuce and basil make a perfect crunchy snack for odd time hunger. You can enjoy both the taste and crunch without worrying about the calories and carbs. Mix cut fruits of your choice with the veggies to make a sumptuous, low-calorie treat. Image Source: taste.com.au

Berry blues

A cup full of Blueberries has 20 calories and 5 grams of carb. You'll get more blueberries per serving if you choose wild blueberries. Get unsweetened wild blueberries to prepare your healthy snack. Image source: sociallizard.com

Kohlrabi sticks

If you like carrots, celery, and other crudite-platter, prepare your healthy snack with slices of kohlrabi. It is sweet and crisp, slightly similar to a radish with a cup full adding up just 18 calories and 4 grams of carb. Image Source: nwitimes.com


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