Snacks

Snacks that are actually good for you.

Fried Hard-Boiled Eggs

I love hard boiled eggs. I love them plain, with just a sprinkle of salt and pepper. I love them topped with a variety of toppings – mayonnaise, mustard, sour cream, salsa, or hot sauce. Obviously, I love them deviled (who doesn’t?).

I make a dozen hard boiled eggs at least once a week, so we can always have one or two if we’re hungry between meals.

My latest egg discovery: hard boiled eggs halved and fried in butter until golden-brown. They come out so delightful: warm and buttery, soft yet crispy. Fried hard boiled eggs make a perfect snack, a great breakfast, and they are also very good for lunch or dinner, as a salad topping. Click for the recipe

Bacon Cheese Crackers

With just three ingredients, these low-carb bacon cheese crackers are ready in 2 minutes and provide flavor and crunch without wheat, gluten, or unnecessary carbs. Click for the recipe

Honey Roasted Nuts

Crunchy, fragrant and salty-sweet, these honey roasted nuts make a great homemade hostess gift this holiday season – assuming you’ll resist the temptation to polish them off by yourself. :) The amount of honey in this recipe adds just a touch of sweetness. If you like your roasted nuts sweet, double the amount. Click for the recipe

Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs – hard boiled eggs enclosed in sausage meat – make a fun, tasty meal or snack. They’re great for dinner, lunch, or breakfast, and can be enjoyed warm, at room temperature or straight out of the fridge. Needless to say, Scotch eggs are the perfect party or game day food!

Rather than use store-bought sausage, I usually use seasoned ground beef, but sausage is fine if you prefer it. To keep my Scotch eggs low-carb and Paleo, I skip the breading. I also like to bake them instead of frying, simply because I find it easier. The result is juicy and delicious! Click for the recipe

Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella

Prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella is the perfect low-carb snack. It’s delicious, easy to make (the only difficult part is remembering to freeze the cheese the night before), and quite healthy, if you use uncured, additive-free prosciutto. I like to use pre-sliced Prosciutto di Parma by Citterio, which I get at Trader Joe’s and I believe you can also get at Costco. The only ingredients are pork and salt. Click for the recipe

Homemade Fruit Snacks

These homemade fruit snacks are not just fun and delicious- they are also healthy. Made with unflavored gelatin (here’s why gelatin is healthy), 100% fruit juice and honey, they are a far better choice than commercial fruit snacks, and although their texture is a bit different, they are still delightful.

It’s difficult to tell how many fruit snacks this recipe is going to yield for you, because it depends on the mold you use. For me, it yielded 30 truffle-size gummies (using this mold) plus two bigger ones (filling 2 silicone muffin cups 1/4 full), so I would say about 12 servings.

I used 100% grape juice to make my fruit snacks. You can use any juice you like, of course. Click for the recipe

Bacon Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are always a delicacy. In this recipe, the addition of bacon bits and smoked paprika adds extra flavor and warmth, making this classic appetizer extra irresistible. Click for the recipe