To avoid giving in to snacking on the nearest junk food, ripped guys know they should have healthy grab-and-go snacks on hand at all times. This will help keep your muscles fueled and make sure your body gets the nutrients it needs to stay in top shape. While bars are the obvious answer, many of the ones you find on supermarket shelves have upwards of 20 grams of carbs a pop. And while that's not necessarily a bad thing—especially when you're eating them before or after a workout—if you're following a low-carb diet or just want a lower-carb snack option, those aren't the best bets. So, here are 8 low-carb diet bars, bites, and balls that you can whip up yourself in no time all with fewer than 20 grams of carbs each—some with far lower than that amount! Part of the benefit of making them yourself is that you can create smaller portions than you'd get in a package, allowing you to really customize your carb intake. (Because really, who is going to save half a protein bar for later?)
2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together.
3. Slowly whisk in milk until you reach a thick pancake-like or brownie mix batter consistency. If your mix looks too runny, wait a few minutes, as coconut flour will slowly thicken. If it does not, add more coconut flour, 1 tablespoon at a time until you see a pretty thick batter. If it’s too thick, add a few tablespoons of milk and whisk to desired consistency
4. Pour into an 8×8 silicone pan (or line a pan with parchment paper) and bake for 25 minutes or until top is set and edges start to brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Place raw nuts, nut butter, and pitted dates into a food processor (may use high-power blender).
2. Process for 5 minutes or until ingredients start coming together. Once this occurs, scrape the sides once and let process for 30 seconds longer (you may need to repeat this step). Test dough with hands to see if dough will stick together to form a ball.
3. Transfer dough to a medium bowl.
4. With hands, firmly and with pressure, form the dough into about 16 small round bites.
Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 month.