Low Carb Snacks:
Ready-made vs. Homemade
It is fairly common to associate the term diet with starvation
and deprivation. It is a dreaded word almost akin torture. Fortunately, sensible
eating plans like the low carb plan emerged – and are now redefining how society
Diet refers to the kind and quality of food we eat. It’s not
all about portions and weights and measures. The low carb diet focuses more on
what you should eat and what to consume less of . You still enjoy you’re three
square meals a day, as well as healthy low carb snacks.
Since low carb food is not exclusive to adults, even children
or adolescents (especially those who are already overweight or have metabolic
problems) are encouraged to look for healthier snack options.
Yes, it is never too early to start educating your kids about
the hazards posed by rich cakes, ice cream, chocolate and candy. While they
should not be deprived of those child hood treats – they should be viewed that
way – treats enjoyed on rare and special occasions.
Low Carb Snacks – How Good are Ready-to-Eat Products?
There’s nothing to fear though, low carb snacks and treats are
widely available in the market, and hardly taste any differently from their
There is a wealth of snack options available for people on low
carb diets and some have sworn by their quality and freshness. There are also
others who turn to ready-to-eat snacks because they miss the comfort food they
have grown up with. Nowadays low carb versions of “potato chips” and other
well-loved goodies are being developed for the benefit of health-conscious
But the amount of carbs present in them vary from product to
product. Moreover, the ideal low carb snack must ideally have healthy fat,
protein and fiber, and there are those which lack one or two of these – you
wouldn’t know until you read everything printed in the labels.
Kids however, are more impulsive and can’t be expected to
consider nutrition before putting something in their mouths. It is because of
this that most parents who have espoused the low carb lifestyle opt to pack low
carb snacks for their kids – and often bring them to work themselves.