Snacking is for everybody, keto or not! Although keto enthusiasts find few premade snacks in the grocery store, there are many natural ingredients that make perfect keto snacks.
Keto snacks are also much healthier than the alternative, since they are all sugar-free whole foods.
Some of the best keto-friendly snacks include:
- Nut Butters
- Celery Sticks
Nuts are high in protein and often contain omega-3 fatty acids, the same healthy fat you find in fish. Each kind of nut has its own nutritional profile, but the following are all keto friendly and highly nutritions:
- pecans: YES, pecans are both nutritious and keto-friendly. Try our delicious, sugar-free Keto Friendly Pecan snacks, new in stock!
Like nuts, seeds are also high in protein and can contain omega-3 fatty acids. These nutritious seeds are all keto friendly:
- chia seeds
- pumpkin seeds
- sunflower seeds
If nuts are so good, why not make them into butters? Everyone knows about peanut butter, but you can also make butter of other nuts, including almonds and walnuts.
Be careful when buying store-bought nut butters, however. Many of them contain added sugar, which you don’t want. Nut butters labeled “natural” are often healthier than their alternatives.
Olives are high in fat, which is great if you are on keto. They also contain a fair amount of fiber and a lot of salt. One 3.5 oz serving of olives contains:
- 1.2 g of fiber
- a whopping 14 g of fat
- 900 mg of sodium
Avocados are perhaps the most famous keto-friendly food. High in fat and fiber, they make almost everything taste better. You can use them in many different ways, from guacamole to eating them raw.
A single avocado averages:
- 20.4 g of fiber
- 44.6 g of fat
- 6.08 g of protein
Eggs are perhaps the single most versatile ingredient on the planet. You can fry them, boil them, scramble them, poach them, bake them, or even (if you are careful) eat them raw.
They also happen to be high in protein and keto friendly. One egg contains 6 g of protein and 5 g of fat.
Cheese comes in a zillion different varieties, from feta, to mozzarella, to cheddar, to brie.
(American cheese, by the way, is technically not cheese. It is classified as a “cheese dairy product”)
Each cheese variety has its own nutritional profile, but all contain healthy amounts of fat and protein, near-zero carbs or fiber.
For maximum protein, go with parmesan. It can have up to 9 grams of protein per ounce.
As a fermented dairy product, yogurt provides helpful bacteria for your gut. It is also low in carbs and high in protein.
One 6 oz serving of Greek yogurt contains:
- 6.77 g of carbs
- 8.5 g of fat
- 15.3 g of protein
Celery sticks are sort of bland on their own, which is why they are so valuable mixed with other ingredients. Their stiff stalks provide a base for nut butters, cheese, or yogurt.
With essentially zero calories, celery is pretty much just water with a bit of plant fiber added in.
Pizza? On Keto?
Yes, you can have pizza on Keto. But only if you use an alternative kind of crust, one made without regular flour.
At KBosh, we specialize in keto friendly pizza crusts. They are easy to bake, and you can put all your favorite toppings on them.