Low Carb Snacks and Sweet Treats

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If you’ve got resolutions to stick to your healthy-eating guns this January, then good for you. That being said, it’s pretty easy to fall off the wagon. To help keep you motivated, we’ve listed some of our favourite low carb healthy snacks. We’ve even snuck in a LCHF treats for the days when you really need something extra special to get you through.

Energy Boosting Snacks

Keep these in your desk drawer or bag for when you need a boost or are battling a craving.

Cherry Crumble Bars

Cherries are filled with antioxidants and magnesium, which assists in energy production in the body. Infuse your tea with some fresh cherries and enjoy these treats as a teatime snack.

Recipe for Cherry Crumble Bars

Chickpea Pecan Brownies

You would never think to add chickpeas to brownies, but they add a delicious nutty flavour, and also make for a filling and protein-rich snack when used in these brownies.

Recipe for Chickpea Pecan Brownies

Low Carb Healthy Snacks Recipes
Low Carb Healthy Snacks Recipes

Date & Chia Seed Balls

These are so easy to make and they freeze really well. Pop them into small bags so you can grab them on the go. Chia seeds are little nutritional bombs so these are great for an energy boost any time of day. They are also banting/paleo and vegan-friendly. For extra texture and flavour, consider rolling them in desiccated coconut.

Recipe for Date & Chia Seed Balls

Date and Almond Butter Granola Bars

Try these tasty energy bars for a midday pick-me-up. Perfect for lunchboxes!

Recipe for Date and Almond Butter Granola Bars

Low Carb Healthy Snacks Recipes
Low Carb Healthy Snacks Recipes

Greek Pasteli Bars

The ancient Greeks have been making these energy bars for centuries. A combination of nuts, honey and sesame seeds make this traditional confections wholesome and healthy. Keep in your desk drawer for when the 4 p.m. slump hits.

Recipe for Greek Pasteli Bars

LCHF Berry Muffins

Breakfast on the go can be super easy and tasty with these muffins. They’re even great for a sneaky cuppa tea with a friend.

Recipe for LCHF Berry Muffins

Low Carb Healthy Snacks Recipes
Low Carb Healthy Snacks Recipes

LCHF Buttery Pistachio and Almond Biscuits

A cup of tea in the evening is lovely but it’s even better with a cookie – something that is really missed when trying to eat well. These LCHF Pistachio and Almond Biscuits are a healthy and heavenly treat.

Recipe for LCHF Buttery Pistachio and Almond Biscuits

LCHF Rusks

Rusks are the quintessential South African tea and coffee dunker. These nutty seed rusks are made with banting-friendly ingredients, so if you’re following that lifestyle, tuck in. Your only challenge will be sticking to dunking just one!

Recipe for LCHF Rusks

Low Carb Healthy Snacks Recipes
Low Carb Healthy Snacks Recipes

 Gluten-Free Seed Crackers

These easy-to-make seed crackers are a win for anyone following a gluten-free or low carb lifestyle. The literally take a few minutes to prepare and they are the perfect vessel for all sorts of tasty toppings. Try cottage cheese, hummus, guacamole and more.

Recipe for Gluten-Free Seed Crackers

Salted Dark Chocolate Nut Bars

Ok, so we all get that day when the craving is real and the need for something really indulgent hits. Try these very delicious, but-a-bit-of-a-cheat, salted dark chocolate nut bars. They’re divine!

Recipe for Salted Dark Chocolate Nut Bars

Quinoa & Prune Balls

This is a healthier and more energy-boosting version of the well-loved date ball treats.

Recipe for Quinoa & Prune Balls

Apricot & Pumpkin Seed Snack

These are filling and healthy, making them perfect for lunch box additions.

Recipe for Apricot & Pumpkin Seed Snack


Low Carb Sweet Treats

Low carb might mean less sugar but luckily for you, there are plenty of natural sugars and sweeteners that make these treats taste amazing.

Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

Want carrot cake for breakfast without the guilt? Look no further than this Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl. Top with seasonal berries and toasted coconut flakes, and enjoy!

Recipe for Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

Chia & Chocolate Avocado Cups

If dessert-for-breakfast is your favourite meal of the day, you’ll love these good-for-you Chia & Choc Cups. They not only boost your mood, but your energy levels too.

Recipe for Chia & Chocolate Avocado Cups

Low Carb Healthy Snacks Recipes
Low Carb Healthy Snacks Recipes

LCHF Blueberry and Coconut Fudge Cake Squares

This LCHF flourless cake is perfect for a teatime treat, very easy to make and an absolute pleasure to eat. Make it and invite your friends over for a weekend afternoon tea.

Recipe for LCHF Blueberry and Coconut Fudge Cake Squares

LCHF Lavender and Linseed Cake Pops

Planning a healthy high tea? These pretty cake pops not only look cute but will satisfy any lingering sweet tooth.

Recipe for LCHF Lavender and Linseed Cake Pops

LCHF Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a light and creamy dessert with a touch of chocolate and coffee. This LCHF option uses ground almonds and coconut flour and psyllium husks.

Recipe for LCHF Tiramisu

Earl Grey Pots de Crème

Earl Grey Pots de Crème are perfect as a teatime treat. This low carb-friendly version uses xylitol instead of sugar.

Recipe for Earl Grey Pots de Crème

Frozen Chocolate Bites

A high-fat, low-carb treat for those days when you just need a bit of chocolate in your life.

Recipe for Frozen Chocolate Bites

Frozen Yoghurt & Nut Butter Pops

Not only do these ice cream pops look cute, they’re also easy to make and taste divine.

Recipe for Frozen Yoghurt & Nut Butter Pops

Creamy Berry & Nut Bombe

A perfect low carb dessert for the hot South African summer.

Recipe for Creamy Berry & Nut Bombe

Mini Coconut & Almond Doughnuts

Who says LCHF followers can’t enjoy a guilt-free doughnut treat every now and then? It’s really hard to believe that there’s no flour in these doughnuts – they are extremely tasty!

Recipe for Mini Coconut & Almond Doughnuts

Choc & Avo FroYo with Nut Crumble & Raspberries

Who knew avos could be this versatile? They add a lovely, creamy texture to this frozen dessert – no-one will even know what’s hidden inside this sweet treat.

Recipe for Choc & Avo FroYo

Nutty Chocolate & Orange Pots

This is a great dessert for Banting dieters, and can be enjoyed on special occasions, in smaller portions.

Recipe for Nutty Chocolate & Orange Pots

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