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    14 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.

    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 $14.99.

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

    Carb count: 7g per packet for peanut butter, 6g per serving 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 $5.49. Get one jar of almond butter packet from Amazon for $10.36.

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

    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 $4.80.

    4. 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 $16.29.

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

    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 from Jet for $12.99.

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

    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 $13.26 (available in four flavors).

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

    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 from Walmart for $8.97.

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


    Carb count: 9g per serving

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

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.99.

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

    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 them from Amazon for $11.59for a three-pack or $22.95for a six-pack.

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

    Carb count: 4g per serving

    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-oz bag from Amazon for $9.59.

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

    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 from Amazon for $14.73+ (available in six flavors).

    12. Sesame seaweed snacks, a low-carb choice you shouldn't ignori.

    Carb count: <1g per serving

    These snacks are the chips of the sea!

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five flavors).

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

    Carb count: 4g per serving

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

    Get a two-pound bag from Jet for $11.99.

    14. Smokehouse almonds, the smokey, salty nut you won't be able to quit.

    Carb count: 5g per serving

    A salt fiend's best friend.

    Get a 25-ounce bag from Amazon for $11.68.

    You're on the right snack.

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