By Isadora Baum
Cucumber slices are often used in salads or in water for flavor, but there are so many ways to enjoy cucumber as a side dish, appetizer or snack that can be refreshing and hydrating for the summer.
Plus, cucumbers are low carb and keto friendly, so if you pair with a healthy fat, like avocado, peanut butter, or olive oil, you’ll be able to stick to the diet and enjoy a clean snack that is low in calories and sugar. Here are four great cucumber snack recipes you can enjoy in these warmer months.
Instead of making avocado toast, swap for hummus on whole grain or wheat bread and top with sliced cucumbers and herbs, like dill. Don’t want herbs? Go for spice, with cayenne pepper, or some acidity, with lemon juice. It’s easy to eat with your hands and has some protein to fill you up longer.
These keto, low carb, and low-calorie bites make for a great fresh cucumber snack for a crunchy appetizer that has that bagel feel but without the bread. The cream cheese and sour cream provide fat, and the seasoning is made with garlic, onion, seeds, and salt. Add in Greek yogurt for extra probiotics to boost gut health.
This smoothie is a wonderful cucumber afternoon snack or quick recipe for breakfast, and it’s a good edition to have for any detox or clean eating plan. If you want, you can add in peanut butter or protein powder for a boost in daily value of fat and protein. It’s done in 5 minutes total time, so you can whip it up and head out the door.