Keto diets are all the rage right now, and for all the good reasons. This type of diet is ideal for weight loss and perfect for meat lovers. The high-fat, low-carb diet will put your body in a state of ketosis, which can help treat a variety of disorders and of course, help you lose a ton of weight.
In general, keto diets consist of 5-10% carb intake and 80% fat intake. This means you’re going to gobble up healthy fats while going low on carbs. It also means more bacon for you! You can eat it for breakfast and lunch and have a hearty meal for dinner, but what about the snacks? Snacks are actually the main reason why many people hate the keto diet.
There just aren’t that many options when it comes to keto snacks unless you’re willing to prepare them yourself. All those tasty energy bars and fruits are forbidden due to the carbs. As you need to keep your carb intake to less than 10% or somewhere around 25 gr., keto snacks present a challenge. That’s about the number of carbs you get in a medium-sized apple.
If you’re one of those people afraid of going keto due to the snacks, you don’t have to worry anymore. As a matter of fact, we have a variety of simple keto snacks that are within the keto macros and are definitely not cheating.
1. Low-Carb Cheese Crackers
- 2 cups parmesan or cheddar
- 2 oz. cream cheese
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon powdered garlic
- ½ teaspoon dry thyme
Put the egg, seasoning, and herbs aside, then mix the all the other ingredients on medium heat on a stove. Stir well until the cheese has melted and everything is mixed well. Now, add the egg in that mix after a few minutes – you don’t want it to cook, but don’t make the mistake of adding it to hard cheese. Add the other mixture to this one then knead it like dough. When everything’s fully combined, flatten the dough on an oiled pan, then cut bite-sized pieces off it.
Bake the crackers on parchment paper on 450 degrees for 5-7 minutes in the oven per side. Take them out, leave them to cool down (if you can), then enjoy. You’ll thank us later.
Nutritional facts per serving: 274 calories, 19.2 gr. protein, 4.1 gr. carbs, 0.8 gr. fiber, 20.5 gr. fat.
2. Dark Chocolate
No, we’re not kidding. Dark chocolate is actually the perfect keto snack. Of course, it needs to be made from at least 70% real cocoa and not be full of refined sugar. Both cocoa and dark chocolate are full of antioxidants which will give your health a nice boost. Of course, don’t go overboard with it – a few rows should be just enough.
Nutritional facts per serving: 144 calories, 4.6 gr. fiber, 7.2 gr. carbs, 4.1 gr. protein, 15.5 gr fat.
2. Beef Jerky
Another simple keto snack, beef jerky is a great idea if you don’t have anything else on your mind. It’s simple to find and cheap, just make sure you get an unflavored brand.
Nutritional facts per serving: 90 calories, 0 gr. fiber, 11 gr. protein, 7 gr. carbs, 1.5 gr. fat.
3. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Eggs are rich in fat and protein while containing no traces of carbs. They will keep you satiated for a long time and are quite easy to prepare as well.
Nutritional facts per serving: 63 calories, 0 gr. fiber, 5.5 gr. protein, 4.4 gr. fat, 0.3 gr. carbs.
The tropical fruit is a great source of essential nutrients and has a lot of healthy fats as well. You can eat it any way you like – fresh, juiced or make a tasty guacamole. You can and should eat avocado every day – it’s a real wonder of nature.
Nutritional facts per serving: 103 calories, 4.3 gr. carbs, 3.4 gr. fiber, 1 gr. protein, 9.8 gr. fat.
5. Cheese Crisp
Cheese crisp is a great quick keto snack you’re going to fall in love with. Just take a few pieces of sliced cheese, season them, then sprinkle a pinch of powdered garlic on top. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, then oil a pan and bake the mix until it’s golden and crispy. Enjoy!
Nutritional facts per serving: 114 calories, 0 gr. fiber, 0.6 gr. carbs, 9.3 gr. fat, 7 gr. protein.
6. Radish Chips
Instead of stuffing yourself with salty potato chips, why not try something different? You can turn many vegetables into nice ships, with radish being at the top of the list. You just need to clean a few radishes, slice them thinly, then fry them in coconut or olive oil. Place them on a paper towel to soak up the oil, then sprinkle some salt and pepper and enjoy.
Nutritional facts per serving: 37 calories, 3.5 gr. fiber, 7.5 gr. carbs, 0 gr. fat, 1.5 gr. protein.
7. Lime-Berry Popsicles
Oh, you’re going to love this one. These lime-berry popsicles are great for a hot summer day and are quite easy to prepare. Here’s what you need to do:
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- ¼ cup raspberry
- ½ a can coconut cream
- 6 drops liquid stevia
Mix the ingredients with a blender, then pour the mix in a popsicle mold and freeze them until solid. That’s it – your great tasty popsicles are done!
Nutritional facts per serving: 140 calories, 0 gr. fiber, 3.3. gr. carbs, 14.2 gr. fat, 1 gr. protein.
8. Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are the easiest and probably the cheapest snack on this list. They are full of fiber and healthy fat which is ideal if you’re on a keto diet. You can also take them anywhere you go so you don’t feel tempted to get an unhealthy snack.
Nutritional facts per ¼ cup: 67 calories, 2.4 gr. protein, 1 gr. fiber, 2.3 gr. carbs, 5.9 gr. fat.
Another great keto snack to go, walnuts are great for your heart and full of healthy fats and fiber. Of course, you’ll need to stick to a maximum of ¼ cup per day, as the numbers can easily add up.
Nutritional facts per serving: 193 calories, 7.5 gr. protein, 2.1 gr. fiber, 3.1 gr. carbs, 7.5 gr., 19.4 gr. fat.
10. String Cheese
String cheese is an easy and fun keto snack to prepare. It is full of protein and fat which your body needs to stay in ketosis, and not surprisingly, it’s very tasty. The calories can add up, though, so don’t go overboard with it.
Nutritional facts per serving: 80 calories, 0 gr. fiber, 5 gr. fat, 7 gr. protein, 1 gr. carbs.