Easy ways to make healthy, tasty snacks

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Using fresh vegetables, pig rinds, or low carb crackers, here is a great way to snack on a healthy lifestyle.

You can make a variety of low carb dips to spice these healthy snacks up.  Just remember that healthy eating requires planning and moderation.

 

Easy Low Carb Chicken Salad

2 cups chicken (grilled shredded)

2 hard boiled eggs (chopped)

1/4 cup chopped pecans

3 pickles (chopped)

1/2 green bell pepper (seeded, chopped)

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon whole grain mustard

2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon dried dill weed

salt

pepper

Gather all of your ingredients in one place. Make sure everything is chopped up and ready to be mixed together.

 

Healthy Ranch Dip

1/3 cup light mayonnaise

1/3 cup light sour cream

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon dried herbs (mixed)

1 clove garlic

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, dried herbs, garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper in a bowl.  Let it sit for 30 minutes so the dried herbs can soften a little, then serve.

 

Low Carb 

Cauliflower 

Hummus

3 cups cauliflower florets

2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons avocado oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 whole garlic cloves

1 1/2 tablespoons tahini paste

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 garlic cloves (crushed, in addition to above)

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

smoked paprika

olive oil

Combine the cauliflower, water, 2 Tbsp avocado or olive oil, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, and 3 whole garlic cloves to a microwave safe dish. Microwave for about 15 minutes – or until softened and darkened in color. Put the cauliflower mixture into a magic bullet, blender, or food processor and blend. Add the tahini paste, lemon juice, 2 raw garlic cloves, 3 Tbsp olive oil, and 3/4 tsp kosher salt. Blend until mostly smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. To serve, place the hummus in a bowl and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika. Use thinly sliced tart apples, celery sticks, raw radish chips, or other vegges to dip with.

 

Almond Low Carb Hummus

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup olive oil (and/or grapeseed oil)

1/2 cup raw almonds

1/4 cup lemon juice

3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1 clove garlic (or more to taste)

2 teaspoons soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon coriander

1/4 teaspoon paprika

Toss all ingredients into a high power blender, like a Blendtec, nutribullet, or a food processor. Blend for 2-3 minutes till smooth. Best served chilled. Store in fridge in airtight container.


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