Welcome to Four Score Living where we believe you can achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle through 80/20 living - and that includes a balanced diet. Today we’re sharing a collection of our favorite keto snacks.
We’ve rounded up some of the best keto snacks and low carb snacks! From cheeses, crunchy snacks, and snack bars, to keto snacks to buy, keto sweet snacks, keto diet snacks, keto snack ideas, easy keto snacks, and healthy keto snacks.
When eating a keto diet or low carb diet, one of the questions often asked are around keto snacks. People want to know what are the best keto snacks that will keep them full.
While some people like to keep snacking to a minimum, others like to have a keto snacks on hand, to grab for when hunger strikes.
Keto Friendly Snacks
We're going to start with some simple keto snacks that you can keep on hand and a few keto snack ideas and recipes, that are simple to make.
Cheese - Cheese is one of the most consumed foods on the keto diet and it's an easy keto snack idea. You can buy blocks of cheese and cut them into cubes, or buy cheese that's already in servings - string cheese and baby bells are two of our favorites. Tillamook sells individually wrapped one ounce cheese rectangles, for a quick grab and go keto snack.
Jerky - While many manufacturers use sugar to help flavor jerky, there are plenty that don't. There are quite a few keto friendly snacks on the market, and sugar free jerky is one of them. Look for sugar-free, paleo, and/or keto on the packaging. Always check labels to make sure that no sugar was added.
Nuts and Seed - Nuts and seeds are high in healthy fats and protein and they make for some of the best keto snacks. We recommend measuring out a serving, as it's easy to chomp away on nuts and seeds until you're full.
Deli Meats - We're not the biggest fan of eating deli meats for keto snacks, but it's an easy option that is high in protein. Wrap some deli meat around an avocado slice, or spread on some cream cheese to get more fat in.
Celery - Celery is a low carb, low calorie keto snack and you can add your fats with nut butters, seed butter, or cream cheese. We've dipped celery in keto queso on occasion. We've also used celery as a dipper in keto buffalo chicken dip.
Keto Chips - There are a few different keto chips on the market, but we like making our chips at home. These keto tortilla chips are a reader favorite.
Pork Rinds - There are so many flavors of pork rinds! You need to be careful though, a few of the flavors have added sugar. Pork rinds are a super low carb or zero carb keto snack, and you get that satisfying crunch that people often crave when snacking.
Keto Trail Mix - Similar to nuts, but with some extra fun stuff, you can make keto train mix for your keto snack. Mix any nuts and seeds, and throw in some sugar free chocolate chips for an easy keto trail mix.
Nut Butters - Nut butters make easy keto snacks and they are satisfying and filling. Make sure you buy a no sugar added nut butter, or make the nut butter from scratch at home.
Pickles - If you're looking for something salty, with a little bit of a crunch, pickles are a great option. They can help with keto flu, as well. We love wrapping a piece of turkey around a pickle for a quick keto snack.
Avocado - High in fat and super filling, avocado makes a great keto snack. We'll enjoy it as-is, mixed with some tuna, or we'll mix up some easy guacamole.
Hard Boiled Eggs - Hard boiled eggs make a great high protein snack. Although they don't have much fat, they will keep you full.
Best Keto Snacks to Buy
We shared a few keto snacks to buy, above, but the supply of store bought keto snacks has increased a ton the past few years - the keto diet continues to gain followers.
Catalina Crunch - Makes a keto friendly snack mix. We haven't tried them ourselves, but we've hear great things about them.
Simple Truth (a Kroger brand) - Makes some great keto snacks, including keto cheese crisps. If you're looking for a quick cracker like keto snack, or you need something to dip into keto spinach dip, they are highly recommended.
Beef Jerky - Jacklinks makes a zero sugar added beef jerky that our kids love. They sell them in 1 oz. packages, making it an easy grab and go keto snack. Caveman and Chomps also sell a zero sugar beef jerky and beef sticks that are keto friendly snacks.
Pork Rinds - We mentioned pork rinds above. The cheapest pork rinds we've found have been at the dollar store. For a fancier pork rind, we look to our favorite pork rind brand, Southern Recipe. Mission makes a simple pork rind that's also relatively cheap and easy to find.
Crackers - There are LOTS of keto crackers you can buy. Here are a few that you might like:
Keto Sweet Snacks
Catalina Crunch - In addition to some of their other snacks, they make cookies. If you need a keto sweet snack, these might be your thing. They have a chocolate mint cookie that is pretty tasty.
High Key - Makes keto mini cookies and crackers, and a variety of keto friendly snacks. Although cookies might not be considered a keto snack, if you're looking for keto sweet snacks, they are an option.
Perfect Keto - Makes keto bars. There's a variety of flavors and they are pretty good for keto diet snacks.
Kiss My Keto - If you love gummy bears, and my kids do, than you'll want to check these out. Although their more of a keto sweet snack, they'd be great mixed in with some nuts or seeds, for a keto trail mix of sorts.
Sugar Free Chocolate Chips - We love grabbing a few sugar free chocolate chips every once in a while. Lily's is our favorite brand, but you can enjoy your favorite. Also, most high cocoa chocolate tends to be lower in carbs.
We love enjoying keto cheesecake for a keto sweet snack. It's loaded with healthy fats and protein and it will keep you full until dinner. It's a great dessert-snack option.
Keto Snack Recipes
Keto Cheese Chips - Only 2 ingredients, simple to make, and perfect for dipping. Finding great chips to eat with your favorite dips just got a little bit easier with this recipe.
Keto Deviled Eggs - Keto deviled eggs are the perfect keto appetizer or keto party snack. This high protein, easy-to-make finger food is perfect for any special occasion, BBQ, or potluck.
Keto Crackers - You're going to love this recipe for Keto friendly crackers. They can be served with cheese and meats, used for dipping, or enjoyed all on their own for a satisfying, crunchy snack.
Keto Berry Smoothie - Packed with protein and antioxidants, this Keto Berry Smoothie is the perfect low carb breakfast or afternoon snack.
Keto Avocado Smoothie - This keto smoothie is made with only four ingredients and has the perfect combination of healthy fats and protein to keep you satisfied and energized.
WHAT IS KETO?
Keto is shorthand for the word ketogenic in ketogenic diet. While keto really refers to burning fat for fuel, it is most popularly used in reference to the keto diet (see below for more information). Some people feel better on a keto, low carb diet, or a moderately low carb diet. The amount of carbohydrates you consume will vary depending on your insulin tolerance and activity level.
Here are the average numbers of carbohydrates to consume for each diet type (depending on which resource you reference):
Keto diet – Under 25g net carbs per day
Low carb diet – 25g - 50g net carbs per day
Moderate low carb diet – 50g - 100g net carbs per day
It usually takes 3 days for your body to enter ketosis, but it can vary by person. Not everyone counts net carbs – some people count all carbs. Just a note that the keto diet isn’t right for everyone. Please follow a lifestyle that works best for you.
WHAT IS KETOSIS?
Ketosis is the natural process of burning fat for energy and can occur no matter what macro-nutrient ratio your diet is. Depending on activity level you could be burning a large quantity of carbohydrates to fuel the active portions of your day while relying on fat stores for energy the rest of the day.
Since getting into the fat burning mode depends on activity level, your exact carb intake isn’t going to make or break your progress. If the recommended carb intake to reach ketosis is 25 grams a day, eating 26 isn’t going to kick you out of ketosis. The recommendations are a best guess at what works for the majority of people.
WHAT IS THE KETO DIET?
The keto diet is a type of low carb diet that is focused on consuming a certain percentage of each macro-nutrient (macros). Macro-nutrients are fat, protein, and carbohydrates.
The purpose of a keto is to put your body in a higher state of ketosis. There are many benefits to eating a keto diet including weight loss, improved mood, mental focus/clarity, fewer cravings, higher energy, and the ability to go longer between meals.
- 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, black pepper, paprika, curry powder, or your seasoning of choice
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Add shredded cheese in small heaps on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure to leave enough room in between them so they aren’t touching.
- Sprinkle seasoning on top and bake for 7-10 minutes, checking after 5 minutes for doneness.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
- Allow to cool completely on a cooling rack before enjoying.
- You can substitute parmesan cheese for all of some of the cheddar cheese.
- This recipe makes 32 chips if each pile of cheese is 1 tablespoon. Different amounts of cheese will make different sized chips and a different number of them.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 251mgCarbohydrates: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g
The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands.
We hope you like this collection if keto snacks. These are some of the best keto snacks, and keto snack ideas.