Crunchy low carb things!

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potas Thu 21-Jan-21 19:21:25

Hi
I am a vegetarian and following the low carb bootcamp. I am craving crunchy textures! Nuts arent crunchy enough.
I've tried chia seeds and crispy kale which are both good but looking for any other clever ideas.
Thanks

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WineGetsMeThroughIt Thu 21-Jan-21 21:42:22

Homemade cheese crisps? Essentially just melted cooked cheese. But they're really crunchy

Sparklfairy Thu 21-Jan-21 21:56:06

I get the same cravings. So much low carb is ... mushy!

Celery. Bell peppers with cream cheese. There's also a very low carb bread talked about on here which is great for toast. It's called Seriously Low Carb. It's pricey but hits the spot as a treat.

WineGetsMeThroughIt Thu 21-Jan-21 22:26:50

Oh! @Sparklfairy reminded me - celery dipped in peanut butter is amazing! I'm obsessed. It's actually a very common snack in America

Clymene Thu 21-Jan-21 22:31:51

Peppers, celery, iceberg lettuce

cardoon Thu 21-Jan-21 22:54:47

I made really crunchy crisps today
chilli cheese slices, cut into 4, baked @ 180 for 15 minutes, lovely!

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Thu 21-Jan-21 23:04:06

I make my own kale crisps. They're very crunchy.

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Taciturn Thu 21-Jan-21 23:04:16

Carrots

potas Fri 22-Jan-21 07:16:52

I thought carrots were too sugary so have avoided them?
I will try baking some cheese slices - they sounds like they might hit the spot.
Thank you

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WineGetsMeThroughIt Fri 22-Jan-21 12:22:45

Taciturn

Carrots


Carrots are not keto friendly. There's too much sugar. Pretty much any veg that grows underground is not keto friendly. Good luck @potas

Tallybeebloom Fri 22-Jan-21 12:30:22

Roasted chickpeas

LittleRa Fri 22-Jan-21 12:33:10

I’m a veggie low carber, OP (though I’m currently 33 weeks pregnant so am off the wagon).
This is what you want:
www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/product/future-brands-special-offers/serious-pig-snacking-cheese-classic-24g

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Fri 22-Jan-21 12:59:15

Tallybeebloom

Roasted chickpeas


Chickpeas aren't low carb either.

Tallybeebloom Fri 22-Jan-21 13:19:45

Chickpeas aren't low carb either

Ah well my mistake, I thought they were and still managed to lose 3 stone including them pretty often in my low carb diet.

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Fri 22-Jan-21 14:05:51

Well done!

idontlikealdi Fri 22-Jan-21 14:06:49

Salami crips and serano ham crisps from M&S

MrsHuntGeneNotJeremyObviously Fri 22-Jan-21 14:08:56

How about homemade coleslaw?
I make it with cabbage, shallot, celery and a little grated carrot, mixed with teaspoon of French mustard, lemon juice, salt and mayonnaise. You can vary what you put in according to personal taste.

MrsHuntGeneNotJeremyObviously Fri 22-Jan-21 14:09:36

Also celery with boursin is nice

LittleRa Fri 22-Jan-21 15:18:51

idontlikealdi

Salami crips and serano ham crisps from M&S

She’s a vegetarian

Sparklfairy Fri 22-Jan-21 15:37:59

Tallybeebloom

*Chickpeas aren't low carb either*

Ah well my mistake, I thought they were and still managed to lose 3 stone including them pretty often in my low carb diet.

They're lowish. You're allowed them in moderation. I think the rule is 5g or less per 100g of carbs is ideal, and 20g or less per 100g is allowed to a point.

LittleRa Fri 22-Jan-21 15:42:16

@Sparklfairy Chickpeas are 61g carbs per 100g

LadyDanbury Fri 22-Jan-21 15:47:08

M&S crackling. You can get them in discs or sticks. Super crunchy.

LittleRa Fri 22-Jan-21 15:58:30

LadyDanbury

M&S crackling. You can get them in discs or sticks. Super crunchy.

The OP is a vegetarian

Sparklfairy Fri 22-Jan-21 18:11:03

LittleRa

*@Sparklfairy* Chickpeas are 61g carbs per 100g

Shit, I'm getting mixed up with lentils!! grin

potas Fri 22-Jan-21 18:20:19

LittleRa

I’m a veggie low carber, OP (though I’m currently 33 weeks pregnant so am off the wagon).
This is what you want:
www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/product/future-brands-special-offers/serious-pig-snacking-cheese-classic-24g

Ooooh these look amazing! I might have to stockpile them! Thank you and thanks for all the ideas. Lots to try.

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