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Quoted in Livestrong on the 25 Best Low-Carb Snacks That Will Fill You Up

January 20, 2022

Written By Marina Savelyeva, RDN

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An article in by Tiffany Ayuda, published on Jan 20th, 2022 featured Marina’s expert opinion on low carb snacks.

Speaking on what qualifies as a low card snack, Marina is quoted

“But if you’re looking for some baselines, Marina Savelyeva, RD, author of the ‌Easy Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Healing and Sustainable Weight Loss‌, says low-carb snacks generally have no more than 15 grams of carbs and 5 grams of sugar.

Instead of focusing on counting carbs in a snack, think about the quality: “These carbs should come from high-quality food sources, like whole grains and fruits, and provide antioxidants and fiber,” Savelyeva says. Try the best low-carb snacks below — they’re all recommended by dietitians.”

She offers a savory snack idea with low card tuna,

For a quick savory snack made with pantry items, Savelyeva likes to cut up cucumber or radish slices (which you can roast in the oven with some olive oil) and top them with tuna and sun-dried tomato pesto.

She usually goes for tuna in olive oil, like this one from Bumble Bee, for its healthy fats and flavor. But instead of mixing it with mayo, she likes pesto. If you prefer something creamy, try cucumber slices with cream cheese, lox and fresh dill.

She also recommends her favorite brand of cottage cheese,

“Savelyeva likes Muuna’s plain cottage cheese for its mild flavor and she dresses it up with zero-added-sugar jam and SunButter No-Sugar-Added sunflower seed butter. “Cottage cheese comes in different styles, including European and Russian styles, so find one you like best. Good Culture and Lifeway Farmer Cheese are other great brands that have less sugar. They also have probiotics,” she says.”

Check out more low-carb snacks – there’s a whopping 25 snack ideas in this article so read the whole thing here!