Keto-friendly snacks can help you reach your daily calorie and macronutrient goals more effectively. Unlike many processed “low carb” foods, the ideal keto snacks feature whole ingredients and don’t contain high levels of sugar that could hinder ketone production.
Try one of these keto snacks to satisfy both sweet and savory cravings!
Peanut Butter Cups
Peanut butter cups are an unforgettable classic that make an excellent keto snack. Popular among those on the diet due to their high levels of fat content and ability to keep you feeling satisfied between meals, these treats should always be read carefully as many contain added sugar that could increase risk of diabetes and other chronic illnesses.
Look for foods made with nutritious ingredients and no refined sugars, and be wary of too much sodium content as too much can contribute to high blood pressure and other cardiovascular complications.
The ideal low carb peanut butter cups are those created using all-natural ingredients with no artificial sweeteners or flavorings, no trans-fats and made with grass-fed butter. Furthermore, there may also be gluten free varieties without sugar or dairy components.
These unique energy balls differ from traditional versions in that instead of using grains to hold their form, these ones use nut butter and coconut oil as binding agents – making them much healthier than their processed counterparts, while still tasting great!
Reese’s cups feature not only peanut butter but also an indulgent layer of milk chocolate to complement their crunchy peanut pieces. Available in various sizes and wrapped in foil for convenient storage, these Reese’s treats make an ideal Keto snack when craving something sweet but don’t want to exceed your daily added sugar limit.
Enjoy these bite-size snacks by themselves or add them to a smoothie for an easy, portable meal that contains no dairy or gluten. You can find these at most grocery stores and online.
Olives are an integral component of many healthful diets, providing essential fatty acids, antioxidants and essential vitamins – not to mention low calories and carbs! Olive oil made from these seeds has become one of the world’s most widely used cooking oils.
Olives make a healthy addition to the keto diet as they contain monounsaturated fats which have been proven to lower cholesterol and reduce heart disease risk.
Within the carb limits of keto diets, daily servings of 6-10 small or 4-8 regular-sized olives may be eaten as part of their meal. They can be enjoyed alone or served alongside cheese for an appetizer treat!
Store-bought versions of these delicious snacks may be easily accessible, but making your own is easier than ever! Simply mix together all the following ingredients in a muffin tray or other molds before freezing for maximum effect – when ready, simply pop your snack out of its shell and enjoy!
Mix together Greek yogurt, berries and celery for an easy snack option suitable for anyone following the keto diet. Not only is this treat dairy-free but its sugar content is low.
Grilled mackerel makes an ideal road trip snack idea. Low in carbs and rich with protein and omega-3 fatty acids – essential nutrients for maintaining health – mackerel makes a nutritious yet flavorful option that’s simple to cook on either the pan or grill, plus spices or seasonings can enhance its taste further.
Bone broth makes an unexpectedly satisfying and keto-friendly snack option, packed with proteins and other vital nutrients like minerals and electrolytes. Furthermore, its carb count per 8-ounce serving may even drop as low as 10 grams!
Bone broth is a rich source of gelatin that promotes digestive health while aiding detoxification processes in the body. This versatile liquid can be used as the base for soups and stews or added into casseroles and other recipes; or drunk as an immune booster drink to promote gut and immune system health.
When creating bone broth at home, for maximum nutritional benefits choose high quality bones from grass-fed or pastured animals and simmer them with other ingredients for 12-24 hours before straining out solids and straining again to make broth. Feel free to add vegetables, herbs and spices as flavor enhancers – adding these will enhance its flavor further! You can store bone broth in larger containers such as silicone baking molds or ice cube trays can allow you to keep in the freezer until needed and heat as necessary.
Sliced deli meats provide another protein-rich keto snack that’s filling and portable, including turkey, roast beef or ham without added sugars or preservatives for maximum nutrition. Serve this with an avocado-rich dip such as guacamole to hit all your daily fat macro targets more effectively.
Nuts are an excellent snack choice for keto dieters as they contain healthy fats and proteins while being low in carbohydrates. In addition, nuts provide fiber and minerals. You can find nuts in various forms like trail mix, almond butter or straight nuts; make sure that when selecting a variety it has minimal processing or any added sugars.
Keto-friendly nuts include pecans, macadamia nuts and peanuts; these contain plenty of monounsaturated fat that’s good for heart health by helping lower cholesterol levels. Incorporating these fats into meals also reduces inflammation while improving bone health – plus they contain multiple vitamins and minerals such as magnesium phosphorus iron.
Brazil nuts make an excellent keto snack because they contain selenium. Not only that, but these nuts also offer vitamin E and dietary fiber – two essential components to keeping blood sugar under control and helping protect against diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Beef jerky makes for an excellent keto snack because it offers high levels of protein and low-carbs, along with omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation and promote cardiovascular health. When selecting beef jerky for keto dieting purposes, read its label as some brands may contain added sugars that might cause health concerns; look for options with lower carbohydrates and sodium label.
Add fermented vegetables for an incredibly filling and nutritious snack option that’s guaranteed to keep you satisfied for hours on end. Packed with beneficial bacteria that aid digestion and promote gut health, fermented veggies are packed with fiber that keeps you feeling full for longer and are made with organic ingredients and zero or low sugar levels – making these treats the ideal keto snack when trying to control carb intake.
People have recently become interested in fermented foods due to their digestive health benefits, with studies at the University of Minnesota finding that regular consumption of lacto-fermented vegetables like kimchi or kraut can stimulate bacteria to produce butyrate, known to improve colonic mucosal lining health and gut wellness.
Fermentation is an ancient preservation technique and is increasingly being used to produce tasty snacks rich in nutrients while low in carbs. To create your own fermented veggies, begin by sterilizing a jar and mixing in salt solution – you can adjust this depending on how salty you like your food – then arrange vegetables inside a sealed jar covered by brine solution and press down on top to release any air bubbles before leaving fermenting at room temperature for three days.
After three days, transfer your fermented vegetables to the fridge. Add herbs and spices for extra flavour or experiment with different kinds of vegetables to find those you like best. Fermented snacks are an easy way to use up overripe veggies that would otherwise end up in the bin; plus they’re ideal for topping abundance bowls like Buddha bowl, bibimbap bowl and dragon bowl as well as sandwiches, burgers or soups and fried rice dishes!