wellness — By rsp nutrition
It’s the middle of the day—your stomach is grumbling, but it’s too early for dinner. You try to think of a quick snack that fits into your Keto diet, but most popular snack foods have way too many carbs. You begin to get restless trying to figure out the perfect solution for this in-between-meal hunger.
No worries—there are plenty of low-carb snack options that can fit into your ketogenic lifestyle that are just as nutritious as they are delicious.
Here are our top 10 Keto Snack recommendations:Mixed nuts
Nuts are a great keto-friendly snack packed with low carbs, healthy fats and protein. Nuts are also easily portable and non-perishable—so you can put them in your car, bag, desk, anywhere you can access this easy Keto snack! Be sure to stick with the low carb nuts which include macadamias, almonds, pecans and walnuts.
Avocados are incredibly low in carbs, with only 2 net carbs per 100 grams. Low carbs, high healthy fats, and packed with vitamins & nutrients—the perfect superfood for Keto! The best part about avocado is that there is so much you can do with it, giving you a range of tasty snack concoctions you can make. Or, you can just eat it by itself—it’s just that good.
Although sometimes it can be difficult to find a protein bar that’s Keto, there are a number of good options on the market. Our favorite is RSP Nutrition’s Whole Bar because it’s macros are fantastic—only 4g of net carbs, 11g of grass-fed protein, 19g of high-quality fats, 10g of fiber, and 0 added sugar or sugar alcohols. It’s sweetened with monk fruit extract, arguably the healthiest sweetener on the market. Whether you go with Whole Bar or another protein bar, make sure you’re looking at the macros because unfortunately, not all protein bars are created equal.
Beef jerky is high in protein and very low in carbs. It’s also very convenient and has a long shelf life, so this snack can be taken just about anywhere. Be sure to keep an eye out for added sugars because that can increase the carb content. Most beef jerky isn’t very high in fat though, so pairing this snack with some nuts or cheese can make it a killer Keto combo.
Cheese is great for the Keto diet, but it’s important to recognize which cheeses are nutritionally the best. Goat cheese, blue cheese, cream cheese and parmesan cheese all have extremely low carbs and high fats. If you’re in the mood for something crunchy, you can also have cheese crisps. These dehydrated pieces of cheese have 11g of fat and 1g of carbs. Cheeses not so great for the Keto diet are: Cottage cheese, Ricotta cheese, Cheddar cheese, American cheese, and spray cheese.
Pork rinds have 0 carbs and provide you with a salty, crunchy treat! They help satisfy your salty cravings and can be used as an alternative to chips or crackers. Pork rinds also come in many different flavors and are extremely convenient.
Kale chips are also a great solution to salty, crunchy cravings and give you all the added health benefits. You can buy these at the store (but make sure to look at the nutritional facts first to see their carb content) or you can make them at home. Kale chips are extremely simple to make—just put them in the oven until crispy, then add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle some salt. Delicious crunchy Keto snack!
For those who are craving something more on the sweet side, dark chocolate with more than 70 percent cocoa and Stevia, not sugar, helps satisfy any dessert snack craving.
Did you know that olives are one of the best sources of healthy fats? Olives contain mono-unsaturated fatty acids which has anti-inflammatory properties and helps lower cholesterol. Olives are also a great source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, calcium and iron. They’re also packed with antioxidants, so if you’re looking for a simple, nourishing keto snack, olives are a fantastic option!
Hard boiled eggs are a very inexpensive and easy Keto snack. They’re rich in good fats and have high-quality protein. Each egg has 6g of protein, 5g of fat, and 0 gram of carbs. You can buy them from a store or make them at home and store several in your fridge for a simple grab-n-go snack. For some extra flavor, add some hot sauce to mayonnaise to create the ultimate Keto dipping sauce!
And there you have it—the perfect snack guide for the Keto diet! These are our top picks, but there’s a whole range of snacks you can make at home. As long as you always keep track of the number of carbs and added ingredients—you’ll maintain ketosis all while still eating delicious snacks.