If you need to satisfy your salty/crispy craving, here are a few ideas. I would highly recommend pairing this with either a dip, meat, or cheese to increase your satiety.
Dips are easy to make, economical, convenient (lasts in the fridge for days), and can increase the satiety factor and enjoyment of vegetables. Naturally, you need to be really cautious with the chips/breads as the calorie and carb intake can skyrocket in a hurry.
First, the good news. You can eat sweets (and I’m not talking about the nauseating no-sugar added garbage treats). Please tell your well meaning but misguided family members that they don’t know what they are talking about, and that Dr. Berry says you can eat sweets.
Now, the bad news. If you like to get your sugar high from baked goods, you are mostly out of luck. That is because of the breathtakingly high carbohydrate content of these foods. One could easily blow an entire day’s worth of carbs on a single desert.
Be aware, a label saying “sugar free” does not mean it is low carbohydrate or even sugar free. I repeat, JUST BECAUSE A LABEL SAYS IT IS “SUGAR FREE” DOES NOT MEAN IT IS LOW CARBOHYDRATE (OR EVEN FREE OF SUGAR). Food markerters are sly bastards, and want to trick you into eating their products by any means necessary. Don’t be fooled.
This list is a bit small, but I promise to add to it in time. I don’t make prepared desserts, so if you want low-carb dessert recipes there are many great websites you can go to for inspiration. Ideally, sweet snacks should be 15gm carb or less. If you flex up to 30gm carb, I won’t tell anyone. But please, do not go any higher. Your metabolism will hate you for it.