We all can agree that everybody likes snacks, including you. And if you choose the wrong food to snack, you might be kicked out of ‘ketosis’.
Quick background of ketosis:
Ketosis is a normal metabolic process that happens when the body doesn’t have enough glucose, it burns stored fats instead.
You can read more about the ketosis at our simple keto beginner’s guide here.
Whether you’re a new ketogenic dieter or a seasoned player in the game, you’re likely to struggle with snacking.
If you’re doing it right, snacks can be an excellent way to boost your fat intake and also satisfy your cravings.
The question: Where to find snacks that are ketogenic?
You can either find them easily in grocery stores or you can make simple, amazing keto snacks recipes yourself. Making them yourself is definitely a great way to stock up your snack supplies at home.
Being in a ketogenic diet is awesome because you can always find all kinds of ketogenic recipes out there to help you stay keto! These recipes not only help you burn fat but also taste amazing.
In this list, we will cover keto snacks you can find directly in stores and also snack recipes that can satisfy you while staying ketogenic!
You want to get those beef jerky that’s carb-free. The ones in the grocery store or the gas station are usually packed with sugar. Fret not! There are plenty of low-carb options that are available online.
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If you own a dehydrator at home, you could make your own beef jerky with this recipe! Honestly, it’s pretty easy! You mix all the ingredients in a bowl, press them into strips, and finally dehydrate them.
The perfect substitute for chips is pork rinds. These puffed up pork skins are high in fat which is exactly what we need in the keto diet.
Almost any pork rinds you can find contain zero carbs, some proteins and high in fat. That’s why pork rinds are awesome for any type of low-carb diet!
They usually come with different flavors so you can enjoy yourself without having just the plain version. Though you still should avoid those that have added MSG.
You can add your own seasoning for your own twist of flavor too!
You can never go wrong with Avocados! It’s a keto diet godsend. Half of an avocado has about 15g of healthy fat, but less than 2g of carbs. As you can see, this creamy delight has an excellent healthy fat content and low in carbs. That is the reason it’s one of the best keto snacks.
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Jalapeno poppers are excellent for a snack that is full of flavor and fats. Each one is packed with a mouthful of cheese that is soft and delicious inside the pepper. The spices fuse with the cheese mixture, giving a nice flavor to it.
They’re simple, fast to make as long as you have extra spice and some jalapenos around your kitchen.
Try this recipe! It wraps bacon around the peppers!
Pepita or pumpkin seeds are great when you need a quick snack. These seeds are high in fat and are especially filling. You can either roast them or eat them raw with seasoning. Look for those that are already hulled in your grocery stores. They are small, green seeds with their shells removed.
They can be salted too since your body will also need to replenish the loss of sodium and electrolytes from keto dieting.
Make a batch of hard-boiled eggs that can last for several days! So when you’re rushing in the morning, you can grab one or two and go!
Some places do sell pre-cooked hard-boiled eggs, and that can be convenient for those who haven’t had time to cook some at home. Well, if you happen to have a pot, some eggs and water, there’s no excuse for not making them!
For those who have more time, you can try doing deviled eggs!
Avocado Deviled Eggs
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If you’re bored with hard-boiled eggs, then you can up your game with “deviled eggs”.
The yolks of hard-boiled eggs are removed and mixed with other ingredients. They are then stuffed back into the egg white. That’s deviled eggs!
Traditionally, deviled eggs are unhealthy since they’re stuffed with heaps of mayonnaise. However, you can replace the mayonnaise with avocados and other healthy spices. A little flavor, texture and health benefits, you’ll love this avocado deviled eggs recipe!
Coconuts are an amazing snack for keto dieters because their soft white meat has almost no carbs. They’re also high in saturated fats, so you will get satiated easily.
Enjoy yourself by getting a whole coconut and scoop the meat out! If you can, try finding young Thai coconuts at the market.
Dark chocolates have many health benefits from improving blood flow to reducing heart diseases. They’re also perfect to be part of the ketogenic diet. You can eat them plain or make chocolate dipping sauces for desserts.
However, only choose unsweetened dark chocolates that contain 70% or more cocoa solids.
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Talk about dark chocolates! You can actually melt them into delicious dipping sauces. Bacon may already perfect as it is, but combining with chocolate is a whole new level! This chocolate-covered bacon gives your taste buds a sweet, salty and crunchy sensation that will satisfy you in no time.
You can view this recipe here.
Keto Chocolate Ice Cream
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We all know that ice creams are high in sugar. When you eat foods high in sugar, you will get a sugar crash. Plus, sugar can also kick you out of ketosis easily.
This keto chocolate ice cream doesn’t require any sugar to make. It is also packed with healthy fats from coconut oil, ghee and cacao butter. So, it’s basically high in fat, low in carbs.
Now you can treat yourself with chocolate ice cream without having to be afraid of getting kicked out of ketosis. You can get the full recipe here at Bulletproof Blog.
This is a must for your keto staple. You can never go wrong with guacamole on a low-carb diet. This is because it is high in heart-healthy fat which is essential in a ketogenic diet.
Have guacamole with your burgers, grilled chicken or salad! You can also use this as a dip for your crispy bacon, cheese chips and other keto snacks.
For avocado lovers, you can even eat it off a spoon if you like!
It’s easy to make and you can refer the recipe here!
Keto Cheese Chips
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So, what goes well with guacamole?
Crunchy keto cheese chips!
This recipe only requires two ingredients to keep you satisfied! You can make them easily and quickly in your oven. After taking them out of the oven, wait for them to cool off and harden into perfect chips.
Low-Carb Onion Rings
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You probably didn’t know that keto-version onion rings existed until now. Your kids will love these onion rings. They’re made of white onion, eggs, coconut flour, parmesan cheese and pork rinds.
If you’re going to dip them in ketchup, make sure they’re either homemade or sugar-free version.
You can get the recipe here.
Specifically, only peanut butter that has no added sugars. You’re going to stay away from commercial peanut butter since they contain sugar.
Always read the labels when buying. You might come across some sugar-free ones on the shelves of the supermarket.
Though peanut butter may fit in the keto diet, you still have to avoid overeating it. A good combination is eating it with celery. Sounds too healthy, eh? Try it! You might just love it more than we do.
Cream Cheese Cookies
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These cream cheese cookies are low-carb and gluten-free. They’re baked with coconut flour, butter and cream cheese. It’s simple, yet tasty!
The cream cheese adds texture and flavor, making them delicious all the way! They are soft and chewy but firm up after storing in the fridge a while.
You can make these in batch for grab-and-go by following this recipe! By the way, they are only 1g of net carbs!
If you crave for the salty, crispy potato chip but want to avoid excess carbohydrates, seaweed snacks are a perfect alternative. You can eat all day, and they won’t affect your diet.
They are gluten-free, low-carb and healthy snacks are so delicious that even the non-keto peeps might eat them all. So, keep them hidden!
You won’t get bored too as these seasoned and crispy seaweeds come with a variety of flavors.
Bacon-Wrapped Avocado Fries
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How about substituting your fries with this amazing, ketogenic combination of bacon and avocado?
Wrap those avocado slices with bacon and bake them in the oven until they’re crispy! The bacon gives this crispy, salty flavor that is perfect when combined with the creaminess of avocados.
Add this into your keto snacks arsenal, so that now you can skip that drive-thru and stay keto!
You can check out the recipe here.
Keto Low Carb Granola Bars
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Granola bars are one of those easiest grab-and-go snacks. There are good ones out there, but there are also a lot of ‘unhealthy’ ones too. The unhealthy granola bars are the ones added with sugar and carbs.
Despite that, we still love granola bars.
Recently, we stumbled upon this keto granola bar recipe. It’s sugar-free and low-carb. The recipe uses coconut oil, coconut flakes, almonds and keto-friendly chocolate chips.
Now you can have your very own supplies of ketogenic granola bars in your home.
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Use only fruits that are low-carb such as raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. Then, add fat with some coconut milk!
Throw them in a blender and blend them until smooth. Lastly, pour them into cups and top with some berries or coconut meat!
For more details, you can visit the recipe here.
Enjoy Your Keto Snacks
Most of the diets try to get you to eat less. Not this one though. Just stay aware of what you are eating.
Ketogenic snacks are great alternatives to your usual snacks. Always keep yourself stock up with some keto-friendly snacks. At least when you’re craving arise, you won’t find yourself staring in front of the vending machine.
We also have a list of awesome keto recipes that will be a great addition for your lunch and dinner menu!
Just between us, here are some super keto hacks to help you enter ketosis quickly.