Whether you’re a seasoned Ketogenic dieter, or new to the game, you’ve likely struggled with one major thing – SNACKS.
The spice of life, right?
We seem to have breakfast, lunch and dinners figured out. But what about snacks? What about those moments where you’re sitting at your desk, or watching a movie, and your normal snacking is out the window with these low-carb meal plans? Thankfully, Keto snacks are some of the best Keto-specific recipes out there. You’ll not only squash your cravings, you’ll be refueling with healthy fat snacks that will keep you going until dinner.
Ok so this is a dip, but one with endless opportunities. Dip a cheese crisp, crispy bacon, flax seed crackers or veggies into this avocado-based dip (which if you haven’t heard by now – is an essential “healthy” fat in your meal plan).
Truly ambitious? Yes, you can just eat it off a spoon. Oh, the perks of the low-carb meals.
2. Low-Carb Keto Tuna Pickle Boats
When you get hungry, you need a good snack, and quick. This recipe will save your meal plan, keep you from grabbing the wrong things, and it’s low-calorie, low-carb, high-fat and everything you’ve dreamed of.
Don’t shy away from the odd combination, it’s actually a pretty amazing food fusion. The tanginess of the dill pickle is the perfect compliment to its tuna salad filling.
3. Pork Rinds
Pork skin that puffs up when fried is the perfect substitute for chips. These aren’t very filling, but they’re high in fat (helpful for keto) and the perfect snack when you need to do some mindless eating.
They come in a variety of seasonings, but best stay away from the kinds of added MSG. You can always season them yourself too, make nachos, dip in cream-based dips and so on. They’re usually found in most grocery stores, but if you’re having trouble finding them, check out your local Asian food market!
4. Cheese Crisps
As I just mentioned for a suggestion to dip in guac, you may be wondering what the heck cheese crisps even are. Well, they’re basically cheese, crisped.
Made quickly in the oven by placing sliced cheddar cheese onto parchment, broiled and then left to cool, they bubble and harden into the perfect chip!
5. Canned Sardines
Listen, I get it. I was pretty hesitant about these too. But, as it turns out, they’re not the gross, disgusting fish heads you may have envisioned them to be.
Typically packed in oil with heads removed, these are easily forked and eaten for a perfect low-carb snack. If you’re wondering what they taste like? They taste like a mild tuna, actually. They often come in flavors such as jalapeno and tomato sauces for some added delight. Don’t knock it till you try it, and they’re fairly inexpensive, so they’re worth a shot.
6. Keto Pigs In A Blanket
These party-friendly, lunch-box worthy hot-doggity bites are made to perfection in just 10 minutes of prep and 20 minutes of cook time. Hot dog!
Made with almond flour, egg, cheese and baking powder as the key ingredients of the bread-like “blanket”, this recipe makes 4 servings of delicious bite-sized pigs in a blanket that you really need to try.
7. Fudge Fat Bombs
OOH! Yes, please. This recipe hits all the high notes, and I mean ALL of them. This recipe is keto, low-carb, paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan and refined sugar-free.
Oh, but it’s fudgy and delicious and made with simple ingredients that you likely already have in your cupboard. Win win win.
8. Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark
Have a snacking sweet tooth? This recipe is for you! With the use of coconut oil, natural peanut butter, sugar-free chocolate and some whole & crushed pecans, you have a freezer snack ready at all times.
Be warned though, if you make a tray of this – be prepared for how quickly it will disappear. It’s good. Too good.
9. Peanut Butter
Now, not just any kind of peanut butter. On the ketogenic , you’re going to have to steer clear of anything with added sugars (meaning added carbs).
Opting for a healthier natural version, it’s the perfect snack when paired with some celery (sorry, no raisins on this log!)…or a spoon. Always read your labels, and find the nut butter that’s best for you. Almond is also a popular choice.
10.Low-Carb Onion Rings
Made with while onion, coconut flour, eggs, whipping cream, pork rinds and parmesan cheese – these onion rings are the baked, keto-version of onion rings you never knew existed.
If you prefer to dip your onion rings in ketchup, try and swap for tomato paste, or a sugar-free at home version. Or, instead – opt for a mayo-based dip or otherwise to keep those carbs low!
Easy, packable meat that doesn’t require refrigeration. Perfect to store on your desk at work, your purse, car, jacket pocket, I mean… best to be prepared, yes?
These meat sticks are dry-cured, an instant hit of protein and salty enough to satisfy your snack cravings. They’re inexpensive, don’t expire for a long time, and definitely worth keeping on hand
12. Hard Boiled Eggs
Make them in a large batch (heck, why not the whole dozen?) all at once, and have them ready for grabbing on the go as you need them throughout the week.
There are some places that you can buy them pre-made, but if you’ve got a pot, some water, and some eggs – you can do this all on your own (we believe in you!).
13. 1-min Keto Mug Bread
So maybe not a snack, but if you’re a carb-loving human, it sure is. With this bread, you can whip it up in one minute, in the microwave and slice and enjoy whenever you please.
Since it’s fairly small and yields about 6 slices you can eat the whole loaf, guilt-free. It also toasts well, freezes for later, and is versatile for many different snack options. Cheese and meat? yup! Toasted with butter? sure! Spread with peanut butter? Oh heck yes you can!
14. Zucchini Chips
Something you can make in advance for a healthy snack option for now or for later! Zucchini is incredibly low-carb and mild in taste so you can bake some up and flavor as you choose.
Try topping with seasonings that mimic your favorite potato chip to keep those carb cravings at bay!
15. Keto Blueberry Muffins
AHHHH! How much have you missed muffins in your life since starting the Keto diet? This recipe is a much-welcomed surprise into your life and snacking habits.
Made of coconut flour, it packs healthy fats in your diet and sweetened with a sugar-alternative sweetener that’s safe on a low-carb diet.
16. Seaweed Snacks
Sometimes you just need to have some crunchy, salty, mindless-eating snacks. When it comes to one that you can eat all day and it won’t impact your diet – it’s seaweed snacks.
Thin layers of dehydrated seaweed, seasoned and crispy and come in a variety of flavors!!
17. Cream Cheese Cookies
Why, yes you may! These cookies are whipped up easily with minimal ingredients, mainly coconut flour, butter and cream cheese.
Make a batch of these and pack them to go! The bonus is, they’re only 91 calories each, and 1g of net carbs!!
18. Chia Seed Pudding
When chia seeds are placed into a liquid, they absorb, expand and become perfectly gelatinous for a pudding-like texture.
How you prepare them, is up to you. They help keep you full, satisfy your sweet tooth and can be made well in advance from when you choose to eat them!
19. Mixed Nuts (In The Shell)
Invest in a nutcracker, because it’s time you get cracking on some snacking nuts. It’s recommended that you get the kind still in the shell for a good reason – they take longer to eat.
While nuts are amazing to enjoy on the Keto diet, they still have to be in moderation. High in fat, low in carbs, they are also calorie dense. It’s an easy fix by slowing yourself down with the process of cracking when enjoying.
20. Deli Meat & Cheese Roll-Ups
The easiest recipe in the world – deli turkey meat, slices of cheese, rolled up, eaten. Seriously simple.
These sandwich like roll-ups are perfect to pack for snacking throughout the day, packing in your lunch or even having as an evening snack when you feel peckish. The protein from the turkey will keep you sustained, while the fats from the cheese will have you staying in Ketosis. This is genius