One of the most frustrating things about a low-carb diet is the lack of snack foods.
In a world of chips, dips, crackers, candies, sauces, wraps, cakes...there you sit with the broccoli.
Sometimes a girl just wants something fun to snack on while she watches the NFL playoffs. Oh boy did I never think I'd ever in a million years type that sentence...
Anyway, so I've been on the lookout for low carb snacks. In my mind, a good low carb snack- or any low carb food, really- needs to be a couple of things.
1) It has to actually be yummy enough that people who AREN'T low-carbing will want to eat it too
So anyway, I was plotting my snack plan for the Seahawks game last weekend, despairing at the fact that I couldn't just make a batch of Spicy Tortilla Rollups. I stumbled across a recipe for something so simple it could hardly be considered a recipe that also looked tasty and very snackable.
Salami, cream cheese, and pepperoncinis.
That's it. It really couldn't get any easier!
Just smear a little cream cheese on a thin piece of salami, top with some pepperoncini slices, fold it closed and secure with a toothpick.
You could definitely play with this a little...maybe a different deli meat, a flavored cream cheese, or some roasted red peppers or pickled okra or something. Whatever. Between these and a plate full of chicken wings with my latest low-carb sauce creation (recipe coming soon!) I was a happy girl as I watched my Seahawks win!
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
18 slices thinly sliced salami
18 slices pepperoncini peppers, drained, or to taste
1. Spread about 1 1/2 teaspoon softened cream cheese over a slice of salami; top with 1 to 3 slices of pepperoncini pepper. Roll the salami around the cheese and pepper; secure with toothpick. Repeat with remaining ingredients; serve immediately.