Are you on the ketogenic diet and looking for a satisfying snack to hold you over between meals? Look no further! The right keto snack can not only curb your hunger but also support your overall health and weight loss goals. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the best keto snack options to fuel your body and keep you on track. From crunchy and savory to sweet and satisfying, we’ve got you covered with a variety of options to fit your taste buds. So grab a snack, get comfortable, and let’s dive into the world of keto snacking!
Can I snack while following a ketogenic diet?
If you’re on a keto diet and feeling hungry between meals, a keto snack may be the solution. Snacks can help buy you some time, allowing you to delay meals to fit your schedule. However, snacking shouldn’t be a daily occurrence. Ideally, the keto diet should prevent hunger for hours after meals. If you find yourself frequently snacking, try incorporating more protein into your meals, or adding more calories from healthy fats to up the satiety. Indulge in these top picks for keto-friendly snacks during those occasional hunger pangs.
Easy whole food options:
These tasty keto basics require almost zero preparation. Making them a great option when hunger strikes.
The net carbs listed (fiber excluded) are per every 100 grams (3.5 ounces) serving.
- Hard Boiled Eggs: 1 gram of net carbs
- Cheese: 2 grams of net carbs
- Cold cuts: 2 grams of net carbs
- Avocado: 2 grams of net carbs, 7 grams of fiber, 9 grams of total carbs
- Olives: 3 grams of net carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 6 grams of total carbs
- Brazil nuts: 4 grams of net carbs, 7.5 grams of fiber, 11.5 grams of total carbs
- Pecan nuts: 4 grams of net carbs, 9.5 grams of fiber, 13.5 grams of total carbs
- Macadamia nuts: 5 grams of net carbs, 8.5 grams of fiber, 13.5 grams of total carbs
Keto veggies and dips:
Snack freely with the lowest-carb veggie options and pair them with satisfying full-fat dips like cream cheese, nut butter, or flavored mayo.
Per 100 gram (3.5 ounces) serving
- Celery: 1 gram of net carbs, 1.5 grams of fiber, 2.5 grams of total carbs
- Cucumber: 3 grams of net carbs, 1 gram of fiber, 4 grams of total carbs
- Green pepper: 3 grams of net carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 5 grams of total carbs
- Red pepper: 4 grams of net carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 6 grams of total carbs
- Yellow pepper: 5 grams of net carbs, 1 gram of fiber, 6 grams of total carbs
- Carrots: 7 grams of net carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 10 grams of total carbs
- Avacado Mayo: 0 to 1 gram of net carbs
- Sour Cream: 5 grams of net carbs
- Cream cheese: 4 grams of net carbs
- Almond Butter: 8 grams of net carbs, 10 grams of fiber, 18 grams of total carbs
Savory Keto Options
- Pork rinds: 0 grams of net carbs
- Zero-sugar beef jerky or biltong: less than 1 gram of net carbs
- Zero-Sugar Beef or Pork sticks: less than 1 gram of net carbs
- Parmesan Cheese Crisps: 1 gram of net carbs per serving
- Fat Snax Almond Crackers: 2 grams of net carbs per 11 crackers
Satisfy your sweet tooth on your keto journey with a small serving of high-quality chocolate. Opt for chocolate with 70% or higher cocoa content, limiting yourself to a maximum of two squares. Avoid milk chocolate and dark chocolate with less than 70% cocoa, as they contain more carbohydrates. Each square of 86% chocolate contains 2 grams of net carbs, while one square of 70% chocolate contains 3.5 grams. To make your treat stretch further, try shaving a square of 70% or 86% chocolate over whipped cream.
It’s also worth mentioning that dark chocolate is known to have a number of health benefits due to its high concentration of antioxidants, flavonoids, and other nutrients. Dark chocolate has also been shown to have a positive impact on stress and anxiety levels, which makes this delicious decadent bar the perfect sweet treat.
My top picks for keto-friendly chocolate brands include Lily’s and ChocZero.