20 Delicious Keto Snacks That Will Leave Your Mouth Watering!
What is life without snacking! We all have friends who cannot stay without munching on some kind of snack all through the day. If you are one such soul, dieting is a word you may dread.
Most diets do not allow people to snack, and you will be on a restricted calorie intake that gives no bandwidth for snacking.
Thankfully for snack-lovers, the keto diet is a blessing in disguise.
The keto diet is not based on calorie restriction. Instead, it puts people on a Low Carbohydrate High Fat (LCHF) meal plan that does have room for interesting snacks and munchies.
If you are already on a keto diet or want to start it right away, here is a list of 20 different snacks you can buy or make at home very easily.
This list is put together keeping in mind that you cannot afford expensive packed snacks and you do not have the time to make elaborate meals in the kitchen.
This is a recipe you will enjoy making and eating. In a bowl, put together the following.
- 1/4th cup each of almond flour, coconut flour and cocoa powder
- Sweetener (stevia)
- 10 tablespoons of butter
- Baking soda
- 3 eggs
- Vanilla extract
Mix well until they are combined and smooth. Make rough brownie shapes and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Each brownie has just 1-2 g of carbohydrates and is downright yummy too.
These are relatively newer snacking options that people on a ketogenic diet are after. These are crushed or roughly broken down pieces of cocoa beans that are roasted. The delicately bitter and chocolaty taste of these nibs is loved by many.
Shallow fried cottage cheese
Cottage cheese or paneer is a great snacking alternate in keto. Fry some paneer in coconut or olive oil and season with salt, chili powder, and some garam masala and enjoy.
One cup of olives has just 2 g of carbohydrates making this a perfect snack. Olives are a perfect mix of tangy, salty and sweet flavors. Olives contain polyphenols that are great antioxidants too.
1 cup of peanuts has about 4 grams of carbohydrates. If you are craving for something desi style, add a handful of fried and salted peanuts to a bowl and mix in finely cut onions, tomatoes, and cucumber. Enjoy this topped with salt, lemon and coriander leaves.
Macadamia nuts are fat loaded. 100 grams of the nut contains up to 76% fat and this is creamy and super tasty too. These can be your go-to snack options when you do not have the time to cook.
1 whole cup of walnuts contains less than 4 g of carbohydrates. You can sauté walnuts with a little salt in butter or olive oil and enjoy snacking on it.
Almonds contain the following macros.
- 74% fat
- 13% proteins
- 13% carbohydrates
This is hence a great keto snack too. Fried almonds are tasty and almonds are generally very healthy too.
Though not completely carbohydrate-free, a couple of pieces of dark chocolate are still considered an accepted snack when on keto. Do remember that the darker the chocolate, the better it is. Chocolate prevents DNA damage and helps reduce cellular stress too.
If you are not meeting your fat macros every day, consuming these fat bombs as snacks help. Take a bowl and add a quarter cup of melted coconut, half a cup of your favorite nut butter, a couple of tablespoons of cocoa and the sweeter of your choice. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt too. Mix well and pour in ice cube trays and freeze. Store in the refrigerator and eat anytime you want.
If you can find kale in groceries nearby, wash and dry the leaves and bake them in an oven for 10 – 12 minutes with a sprinkle of olive oil and salt. The leaves turn crispy and you can enjoy the chips with a dip or with mayonnaise.
Blend lots of garlic, some chili powder, salt and vinegar in a blender. Sauté onions and mushrooms in a pan and add the garlic blend. Let the mix cook for a while. Enjoy this snack/starter hot.
If you love cheese, you will love this snack. All you have to do is get a couple of selections of fresh cheese and store them in the fridge. Cut them into bite-sized pieces and enjoy when you feel like having a snack.
This is yet another easy snack you can make at home. Pick up nice and ripe avocados, slice them thin and sprinkle some salt over them and relish.
Veggie sticks and mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is made of oil, egg yolk and some kind of acid like vinegar and hence it is almost carbohydrate-free. 100 grams of mayonnaise has only 0.6 g of carbs. You can cut slender pieces of low carbohydrate vegetables, dip them in mayonnaise and snack on them.
Berries are some of the tastiest and healthiest fruits that are allowed on a keto diet. Here is the carbohydrate content of some of the commonly available berries.
- Raspberries – 5 g of carbs per 100 g of fruit
- Strawberries – 6 g of carbs per 100 g of fruit
- Blackberries – 6 g of carbs per 100 g of fruit
- Blueberries - 12 g of carbs per 100 g of fruit
Always have a bag of mixed berries on your work table and much through them if you feel like snacking.
If you are looking for an instant snack that is rich in fat and proteins for your keto diet, then there is no better choice than a couple of hard-boiled eggs. Boil eggs for 12-14 minutes, remove the shell and dip the same in salt and pepper and munch on these beauties.
Avocado chocolate pudding
This is a pudding that is tasty enough to serve to your guests too and no one will realize this is low carb! Take a blender and add one avocado sliced into rough pieces. Add in a couple of pieces of dark chocolate and a tablespoon of your favorite natural zero carb sweetener.
Add a pinch of salt, a pinch of cinnamon powder and some vanilla extract. Blend all this and add some coconut milk to make the mixture smooth and thick. Add the contents to serving bowls, refrigerate for a few hours and serve!
Who does not love guacamole? This is Mexico’s best gift to mankind. Guacamole tastes amazing all by itself and you can also use it as a dip with vegetable sticks and enjoy its fresh taste.
Cut open a ripe avocado and mash it with a fork roughly. Add diced onions, tomatoes, jalapeños, and salt and pepper to the mix. Top with fresh coriander leaves and some lime juice and enjoy the mouth-watering delicacy. A single serving of avocado gives you just 4 g of carbohydrates.
Keto ice cream
Does the summer have you craving for some ice cream? Ice cream is a snack whether or not you accept that! Try out this amazing and easy keto ice cream recipe that you can make in a jiffy and enjoy in the evening or at night.
Mix 2 cups of full-fat coconut milk, half a cup of heavy cream, some keto sweetener and a drop of vanilla extract. You can toss a handful of berries to this or a couple of pieces of chopped dark chocolate. Freeze the mix and once it is frozen, quickly pulse in a blender to get ice-cream like consistency.
Roll up your sleeves and try out each one of these scrumptious snacks right away and make your keto journey a happy and fun-filled one.