One of the best things about the keto diet is that you can eat keto snacks between meals so you don’t have to starve yourself to stay in ketosis. When most people think of dieting usually the first thing that they think is, “I’m going to have to stop eating”. With diets like Ketogenic Diet, Whole30, and The Paleo Diet this is far from the case and eating keto snacks is actually encouraged.
Here are some more keto friendly snacks that you can grab at the grocery store or make at home that will make staying in ketosis easy and pleasurable:
1. Deli Meat & Cheese Wraps
One of our favorite keto snacks and probably the easiest to put together quickly when you’re “hangry”. All you need is your favorite deli meat, slices of cheese, wrap the meat around the cheese and you have a delicious keto snack to enjoy. Make up a bunch at one time and put them is a resalable container for quick in-between meal keto friendly snacks.
Who says you can’t have sandwiches on the keto diet? Just ditch the bread and you have a great tasting keto treat that you can take with you or snack on day or night. The high protein in the deli meat will keep you from losing muscle while burning fat and the fat from the cheese keep you in ketosis.
2. Hard Boiled Eggs
While these take a little longer to prepare than our deli meat wraps above, if you plan ahead and boil a dozen or more at a time and peel them they will be in the fridge and ready to eat when hunger strikes. Hard boiled eggs are the perfect keto snack with only 75 calories, 7 grams of protein and 5 grams of fat and of course zero carbs.
3. Almond Butter and Celery Sticks
When looking for the best nut butter for keto friendly snacks almond butter is by far the best. Almond butter is by far the healthiest of all nut butters containing 3.5 grams of protein, 9 grams of fats (yay for healthy fats!), and is a great source of omega-3. It also has the highest concentration of nutrients of all nut butters per tablespoon including Vitamin E and contains magnesium and calcium which is great for your bones. It is also very low carb for a nut butter with only 3 grams per tablespoon. Celery sticks only have one gram of net carbs per cup.
4. Avocado with Bacon and Cheese
Avocado contains fiber, copper, folate, and potassium. The fruit also contains Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6. That’s a lot of B-Vitamins! It also contains zinc, iron, manganese, and magnesium. With a mere 2 net carbohydrates per 100 grams, the avocado is a must on the list of acceptable foods on the keto diet. It is low in saturated fats and absent of sodium and cholesterol.
Bacon! Who doesn’t love bacon? Being able to eat pretty much all the bacon you want is one of the big pluses of being on a keto diet. Cook the bacon until it really crispy so you can crumble it onto the avocados. Cut the avocado in half, fill the space that the seed came out of with bacon and top with cheese then place in the oven just long enough to melt the cheese. Yummy! This is a keto snack anyone would love.
5. Nuts and Seeds
Some people on the Keto Diet question whether it is okay to eat nuts and seeds, the quick answer is that you surely can have nuts and seeds on keto, but it’s best to know which ones are lower in carbs and limit intake since it’s possible to kick you out of ketosis.
High in fat, mostly low in carbs, but they are also calorie dense. Make sure you know the numbers and don’t eat more than an ounce or so a day. Our favorite low carb seeds and nuts are walnuts, pecans, macadamias, and sunflower seeds.
So there you have a handful of quick and easy to make healthy keto snacks to help you stay in ketosis while keeping hunger at bay.