Monday, February 25, 2013

Snacks, low-carb

SNACKS, low-carb (to be eaten in SMALL amounts, occasionally)

There are a variety of low-carb snacks which can be eaten in moderation if one gets the munchies.


For example: 
  • Kale chips
  • Zucchini chips
  • A handful of nuts (pistachios, brazil nuts, etc.) 
  • A small slice or cube of cheese
  • Some dried meat or fish
  • Some roasted seaweed
  • Fresh cut vegetables

KALE CHIPS, ZUCCHINI CHIPS, ROASTED SEAWEED:

  • Tear kale into bite sized chunks (not too small)/cut zucchini into thin pieces/open package of Japanese sushi wrapper seaweed
  • Prepare mixture(s) of olive oil, salt and spices in a large bowl
  • Put your vegetable or seaweed pieces into the bowl and mix, coating all the pieces
  • Assemble the pieces on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake until dry, or assemble them on the trays of a food dehydrator and dry
  • The zucchini chips taste good with cheeses















NUTS, CHEESE, VEGETABLES:

  • Shell the nuts and eat, or buy shelled nuts and eat
  • Cut cheese into small cubes or thin slices and eat
  • Cut low-carb vegetables/mushrooms into bite sized pieces and eat (may be served with high-fat/low-carb dips/sauces)













DRIED FISH:
  • Cut fish (salmon) into thin stripes
  • Sprinkle with salt and spices (optional)
  • Dry in food dehydrator



DRIED MEAT:

  • Use some lean beef (or other red meat) and cut into thin slices or strips
  • Soak them over night in a solution of water, vinegar, salt spices
  • Then dry the meat in a food dehydrator, or on a low setting in a convection oven or conventional oven





SMOKED SALMON


  • take some sockeye salmon and baste it with some natural soy sauce
  • smoke overnight in a smoker

















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