Especially in the evening, when the stressful day is over and everything calms down, we hear our body signaling that we are hungry. We know that late-night snacks aren’t the best way to reach our goals, especially when we’re dieting. They can also harm our health. But it doesn’t have to be like that, because there are definitely healthy alternatives that we can use to satisfy our little hunger and at the same time do something good for our health, yes, even not miss our diet goals. It depends on “what” we’re eating, and in that case, low-carb snack alternatives offer a good option. Here are some ideas on how to achieve this.
Healthy low carb treats
If you get hungry in the evening, it can come quickly, and if you need to fill up quickly, it helps to have a healthy snack option on hand. Keep four to five of these suggested foods on hand at all times so you can access them when you need them or make something relatively quick.
Low carb stock for evening snacks
- Raw vegetables: cucumber, celery, radish, cherry tomato, pepper, lettuce, iceberg lettuce
- Vegetables to Bake or Roast: Broccoli, Zucchini, Brussels Sprouts, Asparagus, Cauliflower
- Nuts and Seeds: Peanuts, pecans, macadamias, walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds
- Dairy products: cottage cheese, natural yogurt, organic cheese (eg cubes), organic mozzarella
- Protein snacks: organic hard-boiled eggs, lean turkey/chicken or chicken, tuna, shrimp, nut butters, tofu, canned baked beans (such as kidney beans, baked beans, or black beans)
- Low-carb fruits: blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, cantaloupe, apricots, grapefruit, kiwi, avocado, guava
You can then use this pool of ingredients to make the following evening snacks, such as:
- Natural yogurt with chia seeds or flax seeds
- Iceberg Lettuce Wraps Stuffed with Sliced Chicken Breast and Cucumber
- Hard-boiled eggs with garlic cream
- Celery sticks with tzatziki sauce
- Vegetable sticks with guacamole and allows any fantasy, taste and relevance.
Low-carb: sweet evening snacks
This sweet, healthy low-carb waffle recipe is quick to make and perfect for sweet cats. You will need the following equipment and materials:
- 1 waffle iron
- 2 eggs
- 120g grated organic mozzarella
- 2 tablespoons of almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (assuming you like cinnamon)
- a pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar soda
- 1 teaspoon of walnut oil or coconut oil or pumpkin seed oil or organic oil
Preparation is quick and easy:
- Beat the eggs and mix with the almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
- Finally, mix the grated mozzarella and oil until everything is a smooth mixture.
- Pour the mixture into a lightly oiled, hot waffle iron and cook until the waffles are golden brown.
You can taste some honey with a little cream or chopped nuts or berries or other fruits in the finished waffles. Cinnamon helps curb sweet cravings.
For a little hunger in the evening: hot low-carb ideas
Bacon Egg Casserole
For 4 people you need the following ingredients:
- 8 organic eggs
- 200 g of breakfast pork
- 150 ml cream or milk
- 150 g of grated mozzarella or grated cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 onions, chopped
- 4 cherry tomatoes
It is quite simple to prepare:
- Chop everything (except cherry tomatoes and grated cheese) and mix in a large bowl
- Grease a baking pan and heat the oven to 200 degrees.
- Pour the mixture into a baking dish, sprinkle with grated cheese and top with sliced tomatoes.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden. Bon Appetit
Low-carb evening snacks: What you can offer guests
Party and healthy diet? At first glance, it doesn’t seem like it at all, as we all know our party vegetable messes. But do you want to host a party and offer your guests healthy, low-carb snacks? Just try this suggestion:
Meatballs stuffed with cheese
- 1/2 kg of organic minced meat or ground beef
- 1/2 kg Italian salsiccia sausage
- 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, oregano and garlic powder
- 1 package mozzarella cheese sticks, cut into 2cm pieces each
- 2 tablespoons organic olive or avocado oil
- 1 cup organic pasta sauce with herbs
- 150 – 200 g of grated mozzarella
- 2 tablespoons fresh, chopped parsley
How to prepare it:
- Mix ground beef and Italian sausage in a large bowl.
- Mix salt, pepper, oregano and garlic powder evenly.
- Make small golf ball sized patties with your hands. Make a hole in it and fill it with one of the mozzarella pieces. Then close the hole again.
- Take an ovenproof dish or casserole dish and rub the bottom with olive or avocado oil. Spread the stuffed meatballs side by side there.
- Heat the oven to 200 degrees and put the meatballs in the pan for 15 minutes until golden. Then pour pasta sauce and grated mozzarella over it and cook in the oven for another 15-20 minutes.
- Remove the dish from the oven and finish with chopped parsley.
With this dish, you can serve pumpkin noodles, lentil noodles, and/or crunchy pumpkin sticks.