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15 Packaged Low-Carb Snacks That Are Actually Delicious

Cut the carbs, keep the flavor.

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As a diabetic person who loves snacks, I'm always on the hunt for packaged food that's low in carbs.

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Sure, I could make ants on a log or eat an avocado, but sometimes I just want something I can toss in my bag and eat on the go.

If you're trying to cut down on carbs for whatever reason, here are some of my favorite low-carb snack options.

1. Chili-lime pistachios, which are totally worth the extra shell-cracking effort.

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Carb count: 8g per serving

I stan for these hard, but keep in mind that they are fairly spicy.

Get a one-pound bag on Amazon for $14.50 or at Fiddyment Farms for $10.85.

2. Peanut butter or almond butter packets perfect for pocket-stashing.

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Carb count: 7g per packet for peanut butter, 6g per packet for almond butter

Sure, you can put it on and apple or some celery, but I would be lying if I said I had never ripped one of these bad boys open with my teeth and consumed its contents in one gulp.

Get 10 peanut butter packets on Amazon for $4.89. Get one almond butter packet at Target for $1.

3. Nut and seed granola bars that have an incredibly satisfying crunch and about half the carbs of a typical granola bar.

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Carb count: 12g per bar

These bars satisfy my sweet tooth without spiking my blood sugar, but mostly I like them because they taste incredible.

Get a box of 15 bars at Jet for $20.93.

4. Dill pickle cashews, which combine two delicious foods into one unstoppable force of snackdom.

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Carb count: 9g per serving

That may have sounded hyperbolic, but trust me, I was restraining myself. These cashews are sweet, salty, sour, and perfect.

Get them at Jet for $7.79.

5. Turkey sticks that will give you a protein boost without a sugar crash.

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Carb count: 0g

I'm a big fan of jerkies of all kinds, but a lot of them have added sugar. Not so these sticks! They are delicious, sugar and carb-free, and I have a drawer full of them that makes me look like a doomsday prepper.

Get six packages of two sticks on Amazon for $18.19.

6. These beef sticks, classic road trip fare that deserve some love even off the highway.

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Carb count: 2g per stick

We had these at the BuzzFeed office for a hot second, and now they're gone, and I miss them with all my diabetic heart.

Get a jar of 20 sticks at Jet or on Amazon for $12.99.

7. Fancy-ass pork rinds, which prove that you can make anything artisanal if you put your mind to it.

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Carb count: 0g

Does "artisanal pork rinds" sound a little Portlandia? Sure! Do these pork rinds taste amazing? You bet your artisanal ass.

Get four bags on Amazon for $15.99.

8. Regular-ass pork rinds, if you want that crunch for less cash.

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Carb count: 0g

Once I tried to replace the bread crumbs in a meatloaf recipe with these pork rinds. It didn't really work, but then I ate the rest of the pork rinds I had bought and enjoyed them thoroughly.

Get an 18-ounce barrel on Amazon for $6.63.

9. Dry-roasted edamame that will give you your daily dose of wasabi.

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Carb count: 7g per snack pack

I love snacking on steamed edamame, but this roasted version is easier to pack when you're on the go.

Get a box of eight snack packs for $5.15.

10. Moon cheese, so you can snack like a Jetson.

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Carb count: 0g in the gouda and pepper jack flavors, 1g per serving in the cheddar

I haven't tried this one, but it has great reviews and I just ordered some.

Promising review: "These are delicious. I'm on a keto LCHF diet, and I cannot recommend these enough as a snack. They are tasty, easy to transport, and low to no carbs. The cheddar does have a carb, but the other two flavors do not. If you want to add more crunch to your meals, or just snack, I would recommend trying these snacks." —Michael S McDaniel

Get a three-pack for $13.45 or a six-pack for $23.94 on Amazon.

11. Vegan jerky, proving once again that we live in a golden age of meatless foods.

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Carb count: 4g per serving

Vegans, take note! This jerky comes in five flavors: smoked chipotle, smoked black pepper, maple bacon, Sriracha maple, and smokey Carolina BBQ.

Promising review: "Crazy good and comparably priced to the 'real' thing. With that said, you don't want to get just one pack—buying in bulk is definitely the way to go. It seems like a lot of money (and is) but it's really worth it. The only challenge will be pacing yourself—I go through these five bags in about five days!" —D Fox

Get a three-pack for $24.39 or a five-pack for $36.83 on Amazon.

12. Olive snack packs that won't leak brine all over your bag.

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Carb count: <1g per serving

Promising review: "I like these little packs of olives. They are packed without juice and need no refrigeration, so they travel well, and the taste of the various flavors is excellent. The olives are crisp, and there is just the right amount for a quick snack." —William A. Nolan

Get a 12-pack box of garlic green olives for $11.88, savory pepper green olives for $15.51, or Kalamata olives with thyme for $14.73 on Amazon.

14. Hulled sunflower seeds, for the snacker with no time to deal with pesky shells.

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Carb count: 4g per serving

Those shells are a menace. Without them, sunflower seeds are a perfect snack.

Get a two-pound bag at Jet for $8.39.

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