FWTFL Approved Snacks for Low Carb Days & Regular Macro Days

After receiving lots of questions about the snacks I eat during low carb days, I’m sharing my FWTFL approved snacks. Including a Whole Foods dupe I created for regular macro days. 

FWTFL Approved Low Carb Snacks & Regular Macro Day Snacks featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Since today is low carb day, I thought it was an appropriate time to share today’s post. I’m highlighting two of my go to snacks for low carb days. These two snacks help me reach my healthy fat goals on low carb days! Truly, without them, I do not think I would be able to reach the goals. Plus, they both help satisfy my sweet tooth, in a healthier – low carb way! 

Additionally, I am sharing my absolute favorite snack for regular macro days. I actually just made these for the first time last week after spotting dates at Aldi. I completely forgot about the Whole Foods Coconut Date Balls I use to be obsessed with until spotting those dates! Instantly I decided to whip them up myself! And with the amazing deal at Aldi + purchasing the coconut myself, the recipe was a FRACTION of the cost of Whole Foods Coconut Date Balls. It also made more and I have lots of left over coconut for next time. 

Below you will find recipes for these FWTFL approved snacks as well as the nutrition facts to go along. I created my own recipes within the My Fitness Pal app to track these items. You can do the same or possibly find mine by searching the names below and including the word homemade

FWTFL Approved Low Carb Snacks & Regular Macro Day Snacks featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog | Peanut Butter Fat Bombs
FWTFL Approved Low Carb Snacks & Regular Macro Day Snacks featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog | Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

Peanut Butter Cup Fat Bombs

Ingredients

1/2 cup melted coconut oil 
1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter 
2 tbsp cocoa powder

Directions

Mix together melted coconut oil and cocoa powder 
Mix in peanut butter until creamy and smooth 
Pour into muffin tines – about 2 tbsp each 
Feeze for 30 minutes 
Then store in a ziplock bag in freezer for up to 2 weeks 

*Makes about 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 cup 
Calories: 122 
Fat: 11.8g 
Carbs: 2.2g 
Protein: 1.8g

FWTFL Approved Low Carb Snacks & Regular Macro Day Snacks featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog | Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Fat Bombs
FWTFL Approved Low Carb Snacks & Regular Macro Day Snacks featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog | Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Fat Bombs

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Fat Bombs

Ingredients

8oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature 
1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter 
1/4 cup coconut oil 
Chocolate chips for topping bombs

Directions

Mix together cream cheese (softened), peanut butter, and coconut oil until well combined – about 2 minutes
Place bowl in freezer to firm up the mixture – 10 to 15 minutes
When mixture has hardened create golf ball sized balls and place on cookie sheet
Top with chocolate chips – one each
Place in refrigerator to harden – 10 to 15 minutes
Store in ziplock bag or airtight container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks

*Makes about 15-18

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 ball 
Calories: 176
Fat: 16.5g 
Carbs: 5.3g 
Protein: 4.8g

FWTFL Approved Low Carb Snacks & Regular Macro Day Snacks featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog | Whole Foods Coconut Date Ball Dupe
FWTFL Approved Low Carb Snacks & Regular Macro Day Snacks featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog | Whole Foods Coconut Date Ball Dupe

Whole Foods Coconut Date Ball Dupe

Ingredients

22-24 pitted dates 
5 tbsp boiling water 
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 

Directions

Pit dates and place in shallow dish/bowl
Boil water and add 5 tbsp to dish/bowl with pitted dates. Soak for 10 minutes
Empty the dates into a blender or food processor and blend until dates are fully chopped. Similar to a paste-like consistency
Create small balls with chopped dates
Spread the 1/2 up of unsweetened shredded coconut on a plate
Roll date balls on plate of unsweetened shredded coconut and completely cover
Place coconut date balls in the fridge and let harden – about an hour
Store in airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks

*Makes about 18-20

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 ball 
Calories: 60 
Fat: 10.9g 
Carbs: 12.6g 
Protein: 0.6g

Let me know if you whip any of these FWTFL approved snacks and your thoughts on them! I will say the peanut butter cup fat bombs are my favorite of the two fat bombs. However, both are good! Also, if you want to check out an example of what I eat on low carb days (full menu) check out this post on FWTFL Low Carb Meal Plan Ideas. And if you’re contemplating whether or not to give FWTFL a try, check out FWTFL: My Experience.

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30 Comments

  1. Rachel wrote:

    These snacks look absolutely delicious! I need to try the peanut butter cups asap!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    Posted 3.18.19 Reply
  2. Cathy wrote:

    Those peanut butter cups sound amazing! Thank you for the recipe, I will have to try them!

    XOXO
    Cathy

    Posted 3.18.19 Reply
    • They’re so tasty! Honestly taste so sinful but are such a healthier version than the Reese’s cups we’re use to indulging in.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.18.19 Reply
  3. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    Ahh these all sound amazing!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    Posted 3.18.19 Reply
  4. Morgan wrote:

    All of these sound delish!! I think I’m going to try the cheesecake fat bombs first! Coop would love those too

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 3.18.19 Reply
    • They’re really yummy! I’m certain you’d like them all!! Let me know what y’all think of those.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.18.19 Reply
  5. Thanks for the great ideas! I am on week 4 of FWTFL and love it! Those low carb days can be challenging sometimes!

    Posted 3.18.19 Reply
    • Of course! I am so thrilled to hear you are loving FWTFL – agree, low carb days can be challenging!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.18.19 Reply
  6. Amanda wrote:

    ooh love these ideas! Have been debating doing something keto like

    Posted 3.18.19 Reply
  7. McKenna wrote:

    These look so yummy!! I’ve heard good things about that diet plan!!

    Posted 3.18.19 Reply
  8. Lee wrote:

    Those PB cheesecake fatbombs look like an incredible snack!

    Posted 3.18.19 Reply
  9. Megan wrote:

    These snacks just made me so hungry. All of it looks so good.

    Posted 3.19.19 Reply
  10. Oh these snacks are perfect! I’m interesting in the PB cheesecake fatbombs.

    Posted 3.19.19 Reply
  11. dana mannarino wrote:

    These look delicious, and sound like a great snack option for myself (I do Isagenix).
    Thanks for sharing!

    The Champagne Edit

    Posted 3.19.19 Reply
  12. Those peanut butter cheesecake bombs sound amazing!

    xo,
    Madison

    Posted 3.19.19 Reply
  13. Anabelle wrote:

    I need to try these!!!

    Posted 3.19.19 Reply
  14. Mariya wrote:

    Omg, I’m craving all of these now!

    Mariya

    Posted 3.19.19 Reply
  15. wow these look so yummy. Pinning.

    Posted 3.20.19 Reply
    • Thank you! Yay – you’ll have to let me know what you think when you give them a try!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.20.19 Reply