When trying to stick with a keto diet, snacking on snacks that offer adequate amounts of fat and protein is crucial to keeping your macros balanced. Choose treats with lower amounts of carbohydrates so as to maintain balance.
There are a wide variety of “keto-friendly” snacks on the market, but be wary as some could contain hidden sugars or excessive carbs. Always read ingredient lists and calculate net carbs prior to consuming any product.
These delicious keto diet-compliant finger foods are a favorite among people following it, boasting moderate levels of fats and proteins while offering minimal carbohydrates. Plus, they’re low cal and filling, making them perfect for on-the-go eating! You can enjoy these finger foods either with or without dip.
This easy recipe only needs six ingredients and can be baked or fried, depending on your preferred method of preparation. It features havarti cheese – a semi-soft Dutch variety with mild flavor – though mozzarella or another similar semi-soft cheese could also work just as well. Other components are easy to find such as almond flour, egg white powder, pork panko breadcrumbs with parsley and oregano, mayonnaise and sour cream are required as part of a creamy dip sauce.
To make these delicious keto snacks, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Whisk eggs in one bowl while mixing pork rind panko, parsley and Italian seasoning in another one. Now dip each cheese stick in egg mixture before rolling it in panko breading twice to ensure each stick is fully covered in breading.
Once coated, freeze the cheese sticks for at least an hour after coating them to prevent their cheese from melting too early while being breaded in an oven or skillet. As they slowly warm back up as their breading cooks, they won’t reach an uncontrollable melting point like pizza topping.
Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds are an integral component of healthy diets, providing essential fats, proteins and nutrients. Plus, they’re easy to transport, shelf stable, delicious snacks or additions to recipes or meals – not forgetting most nuts are keto-friendly (though be mindful when purchasing packaged nuts; some brands may add additional sugars/carbs into their products).
Almonds, peanuts, macadamia nuts, and pistachios are among the best keto nuts to add to any keto diet. Not only are these tasty nuts rich in fats while being relatively low in net carbs; they’re also chock-full of anti-aging antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and choline – perfect additions!
Peanuts are one of the most beloved nuts on the market and an excellent plant-based source of protein with only two grams of net carbs per serving. Plus, they’re loaded with B-vitamin antioxidants and heart-healthy fatty acids!
As nuts are generally keto-friendly, it is essential to monitor their serving sizes due to their filling nature and potential overindulgence. A handful of nuts in your purse, desk or car for snacking on-the-go may help you reach and maintain ketosis more easily. Some individuals may have difficulty digesting nuts due to phytic acid; pre-soaking them before eating may greatly enhance digestion.
Sugar-free gummies are a delicious treat on the keto diet, but be wary about eating too many at once; too many may upset your stomach. When selecting one with low carbohydrate content (some brands even contain MCT oil and stevia!), try choosing those containing low levels of both MCT oil and stevia.
If you’re in search of a protein-packed keto snack, these low-carb jerky snacks should definitely make an appearance on your shopping list. Crafted using only clean ingredients without trans fats, these high fiber and potassium snacks also boast low sodium contents – ideal for people living with hypertension.
These keto gummies are an exciting and simple-to-make treat! All that is required to create them is gelatin, Swerve and herbal tea – with any mold (gummy bears, worms or hearts work great!). Once made, place in refrigerator to set before devouring or freezing for later enjoyment; once firm place into freezer. Refrigeration makes gummies firmer but they become chewier at room temperature; they should last about one week in fridge storage or three months when frozen!
On a keto diet, chips may seem out of the question due to their high carb content; fortunately, several brands offer tasty yet low-carb versions that won’t compromise your healthy eating regimen.
BeyondChipz tortilla-style chips contain only 2 grams of net carbs per serving while still packing a powerful punch of plant protein courtesy of pea protein, coconut flour, flax seed, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds cassava flour toasted sesame oil and black pepper – making these snacks truly healthy!
Quest Nutrition’s tortilla-style chips boast only 4 grams of net carbs per serving, making them a delicious keto-friendly treat to dip into keto-friendly dips such as nacho cheese or ranch!
These baked garlic chia chips make another keto-friendly chip option, and can easily be customized by topping with ingredients such as cheese or nuts.
These keto garlic chia chips are perfect for munching alone or with any keto-friendly dip you love, or can serve as an easy replacement for breadcrumbs in dishes like grilled meat dishes, soups and salads. Sprinkle a few over cauliflower steak! Genius Gourmet also offers popular fat bombs which use an easy combination of nut butters, seeds and coconut oil to bring all of their ingredients together into bite-size balls that satisfy cravings without exceeding carb limits.
Cheese crisps offer an irresistibly crunchy snack that is low in carbs – made by baking shreds of cheese into crispy chips! Available commercially (like Whisps), they make for an ideal alternative to potato chips while being far healthier due to the absence of added fats or sodium.
Make these delicious snacks easily yourself using just a few ingredients and your oven or air fryer! All that is necessary are some cheese (like cheddar, parmesan, mozzarella or pepper jack) along with some fat (such as melted butter) for flavor enhancement and some herbs like rosemary, oregano and parsley to add extra flair! Be sure to grease up your parchment paper or baking sheet well prior to starting this project, as shredded cheese tends to stick easily once baked!
Your keto-friendly snacks include cheese crisps. Enjoy them alone or pair them with other keto-friendly items such as low carb marinara, ketchup or BBQ sauce for an unforgettable bite! For something extra spicy try mixing 1/4 cup of finely diced jalapeno into the mix or sprinkling nacho cheese mix on top for some zest! You could also experiment with seasonings such as garlic, smoked paprika or cayenne pepper to customize their unique taste – these snacks should last 3-5 days in an airtight container at room temperature without losing their crunch.
Homemade Keto Snacks
There are plenty of keto recipes for snacks that are both tasty and healthy. Most typically contain both fats and proteins to satisfy both sweet and salty cravings, and can even be enhanced with various spices and seasonings to add even more variety and variety.
Example recipes of cauliflower and goat cheese chips would be delicious snacks that pair perfectly with ketchup, mustard or other condiments. Or how about trying avocado and artichoke hearts as an easy low carb option to create crunchy snacks!
Avocado is an ideal keto snack, packed with healthy fats and vitamin E. Use it in salads or turn it into guacamole; or spread it on sandwiches and wraps as a spread!
Olives are another delicious keto snack and provide essential fats while only having limited carbohydrates; however, be wary of those processed with added dextrose or maltodextrin as these could contain additional fillers that reduce health benefits.
Pickles are an excellent source of fiber and inflammation relief, so opt for those that contain dill or sour pickles instead of those sweetened by sugar. Fermented vegetables like this also offer great electrolyte support to combat dehydration symptoms associated with keto flu.