Are you hungry on your keto diet, but it’s not time to eat? Then keto snacks can be the answer. Snacks can buy you some time, allowing you to delay meals to fit your schedule.
Snacking, however, should perhaps not happen every day. One of the best parts of eating keto is that hunger may be kept at bay for hours after meals. If you regularly need to snack, try adding more fat to your meals.
Check out some great keto snack options below.
Take the edge off of your hunger with these tasty options. Almost no preparation required! Keto basics like cheese, avocados, olives and macadamia nuts keep healthy fats, front and center, and minimize carbs.
The numbers below the snacks are the percent of digestible carbohydrates, i.e net carbs. So for example, a hundred grams of avocado (3½ ounces) contains 2 grams of net carbs.
A slice of cheese, a few olives, some fatty cold cuts, or a few slices of bacon fit the bill for keto snacking. If you snack on nuts, choose the lowest-carb choices like macadamia nuts, pecans or Brazil nuts (be careful of cashews.) A hard-boiled egg is a great keto snack — try it with mayo, cream cheese, a keto dip, or butter.
Vegetable snacks and Dip
Again, the numbers are net carbs (fiber excluded) in 100 grams (3.5 ounces.)
Vegetable sticks: Snack freely on the lowest carb vegetables. Carrots are a bit higher in carbs though, and can add up quickly towards the daily limit.
Dip: What goes great with veggies? Cream cheese, sour cream or any yummy, high fat dipping sauce.
Pork or chicken rinds: Also called cracklings, chicharrones, or pork crisps, these are a zero carb treat when you just have to have something salty and crunchy. Artisanal pork or chicken rinds — increasingly being made by keto entrepreneurs — are superior in taste to the commercial packaged product.
Beef jerky: Read the packages and choose the lowest net carbs, as many commercial brands have lots of sugar. Most brands typically have at least 9 grams of net carbs per 100 grams. Many people make their own.
Quick and Easy
Sometimes you just want a little something to delay lunch or dinner. Consider a quick combination:
Slice of cheese with celery, cucumber, radish or wrapped in lettuce
Celery filled with cream cheese, natural peanut butter, brie or other soft cheese
Slice of cheese smeared with butter
Cucumber or lettuce spread with mayo
Parmesan crisps smeared with butter
Slice of salami and cheese, rolled together
Slice of bacon smeared with peanut butter
Piece of dark chocolate smeared with butter
Shot glass of heavy cream
Spoonful of crème fraîche
Spoonful of butter, ghee or coconut oil melted into coffee or tea
Cup of Bulletproof coffee or Keto hot chocolate