Ask Leah! The Ingles Dietitian

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Q: What are some snack ideas for things I could eat that are low in carbohydrates and lower in sodium?

A: I tend to suggest snacks that have some protein for satiety so here are a few ideas: 

• Greek yogurt - there are lower sugar/carbohydrate versions - these often have a good amount of protein

• nut butters (no added sugar) with celery or a whole wheat/whole grain cracker 

• unsalted nuts (small serving) with raisins or some low sugar cereal

• Fairlife milk, it's lower in carbohydrates and higher in protein that unfiltered milk.

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• frozen mixed vegetables, microwave and top with  grated cheese

• berries (one of the lower carb fruits) with plain Greek yogurt or cottage cheese (it's a little higher in sodium but has a good amount of protein)

• Edamame (soy beans) - fiber and protein

• Roasted chickpeas - use canned chick peas(garbanzo beans) and roast w/ olive oil and spices in a hot oven until crispy.  Chickpeas have  fiber and protein, some  carbohydrates but no sugar

• Raw vegetables like celery, cucumber, mini peppers, pepper slices, jicama, cherry tomatoes with hummus or a dip made from Greek yogurt

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian

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