When you need a refreshing low-calorie snack, nibble on these Lemon-Pepper cucumbers for just 8 calories and 2 grams of carb. Plus the lemon juice and black pepper count as free foods!

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Drizzle freshly squeezed lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper over the cucumber slices.



Tip: Cucumbers are often waxed to prevent moisture loss. If you plan to eat the peel, opt for cucumbers sealed in plastic in lieu of waxing (although the wax is edible, it's not tasty). During the summer months, shop for locally grown, unwaxed cucumbers.

Did you know? Cucumbers made into dill pickles lose some of their water-soluble vitamins, including vitamin C, in the pickling process-and gain sodium from added salt.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup cucumbers
24 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 6g; dietary fiber 0.8g; sugars 2.6g; fat 0.2g; saturated fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 159.9IU; vitamin c 6.2mg; folate 11.6mcg; calcium 25.7mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 20.4mg; potassium 230.3mg; sodium 3.1mg.