As a relatively niche type of lifestyle, the slow carb diet doesn't really have too many resources on the net with Google usually correcting "slow carb" to "low carb" when searching for tips. Some low carb snacks are great, but many do not fit the restrictions of the slow carb diet. Here is a list of some of my favorite slow carb friendly snacks.
They do take a bit of time, but a lot of it is just waiting around for it to bake. I make them once every so often when I need a little something sweet.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs are an excellent snack both for at home, and when travelling. They are easy to make in bulk, delicious, and portable. An easy way to eat them on the go is to just pack it in a plastic bag. You can peel the egg, throw the shell back into the bag, and seal it up until you get to a trash can. You can even bring multiple hard boiled eggs in this fashion since they do have a shell to protect them.
Deli meats are another great slow carb snack, if you pick the right one. Many of them contain
added sugars so scan the ingredient list for things like corn syrup or honey. Also, take a quick look at the nutrition label and try to find the golden zero grams of sugar.
My personal favorite is the "Bold Chipotle Chicken Breast" from Boar's Head. It has no carbs and no sugars (or at least a negligible amount) and tastes absolutely delicious! It's also only 60 calories for 2 oz. of it! A few slices should be good for a snack here and there or you could incorporate it into your meals for extra protein. Did I mention that it contains 13 grams of protein per serving? This could be another way to get your 30 in 30 every morning.
Fajita Chicken Strips
Low Sugar Fruits
Even though they're all technically banned, there are some that are better than others while slow carbing, namely, the ones lower in sugar. They include the following:
Apples are especially great when travelling since they're practically ready to eat anywhere and are very common (such as at those hotel breakfasts). There are also some high sugar fruits that should be ideally avoided. They include the following:
Again, experiment on yourself and see what works for you.
Quest Bars have a binder of isomalto-oligosaccharide which is sweet, but high fiber and low calorie. Quest Nutrition has two lines of Quest Bars. One uses artificial sweeteners (sucralose), and the other, sugar alcohol (erythriol) plus stevia. I like to avoid artificial sweeteners when I can so I like the choices that Quest Nutrition gives us. Lots of flavors are great, but some are not so much. My personal favorite is their "Cinnamon Roll" flavor, but "Strawberry Cheesecake", "Banana Nut Muffin", and "Chocolate Peanut Butter" are also delicious. I've been warned to stay away from the "Lemon Cream Pie", and I personally did not enjoy the "Peanut Butter and Jelly".
You can find Quest Bars at GNC or you can order them online at Amazon or the official website.
Again, experiment with adding different things into your lifestyle and keep track of the way it affects your body. I haven't heard anything negative about Quest Bars and slow carb, but who knows? Maybe it's just a vocal minority praising them. The way that things affect you is the most important thing to consider.
I hope you enjoyed these snacks and maybe keep some on hand if needed. Transitioning into a new lifestyle of health can be hard with both an internal struggle to stay on it as well as other people trying to convince us to stay with the status quo.
If you have a great slow carb snack idea that you'd like to share, please comment it below and I'd be glad to add it to the list! With the amount of resources available, we have to work together to make things easier for newcomers and be the ones to create those resources that are needed.
Thanks for reading and I wish you all the luck in finding success and sticking to the lifestyle.