A keto lifestyle seems like a dream come true. Not only does the keto diet benefit from weight loss to cancer prevention, but it emphasizes foods high in fat and protein. A diet that encourages rather than denigrates fat?
But not all fats are created equal. While our bodies love healthy fats like avocado and coconut oil, a keto diet doesn’t mean eating only high-fat foods – you still want healthy keto fats. My compilation of low-carb snacks here’s a Great place to start, but if you want specific keto snacks, I just got the keto recipes for you.
These keto diet snacks build on my food list and are just what you need when you find yourself feeling hungry between meals. Whether you’re trying the keto diet or are already an expert, you’ll love munching on these healthy snacks.
1.Avocado Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs have a bad reputation because they are usually made from piles of commercial mayonnaise, which contains canola and vegetable oils. Hello GMOs! On the other hand, these deviled eggs rely on beneficially rich avocados for a creamy texture that doesn’t require unnecessary ingredients. With condiments like cumin, paprika, and fresh cilantro, you’ll love eating on the go.
2.Fat Head Nachos
These nachos use the trendy Fathead Pizza Crust as “nachos,” with cilantro, cumin, and chili peppers in place of rosemary and garlic at the base of the pizza. After you’ve cut them into tortilla shapes, you’ll top them with a succulent sauce and finish with your favorite toppings like guacamole, jalapeños, and salsa. They’re the perfect snack for movie night with the family.
3.Buffalo Keto Chicken
The low-carb “breadcrumbs” on these chicken nuggets create a crispy appearance just like your favorite restaurant nuggets. You dip each piece of chicken first in a wash of eggs and cream, then in a sauce of almond flour , which is gluten-free and grain-free. You grill the chicken to perfection and then season the tender chicken. Best of all, this method works great whether you’re craving crispy chicken or not!
4.Caprese salad skewers
Caprese salad is a classic Italian favorite. When you assemble the ingredients on skewers, it turns into a great portable snack.
Preparing it is as easy as alternating pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese, basil leaves, and cherry tomatoes onto skewers. Eat it plain or mix a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil for dipping.
A 3.5-ounce serving (100 grams) of Caprese salad may provide about 139 calories, 7 grams of protein, and 11 grams of fat — not including dipping sauce.
5.Caesar salad bites
If you’re a fan of Caesar salad, you’ll love these mini Caesar salad bites. You can use romaine lettuce if you want to keep it classic, but a heartier type of green like kale holds up better if you’re not planning to eat them right away.
Make individual cups to hold the salad by heating tablespoon-sized portions of grated Parmesan cheese on a parchment-lined baking pan. Bake until the cheese has melted and is starting to brown.
Let the melted cheese portions cool slightly before placing each over the bottom side of a mini muffin pan, lightly pressing the cheese into the shape of the muffin cups. Let them cool completely, and they’ll turn into small, edible, crispy cups.
Toss the greens with your favorite dressing and portion into each Parmesan cup. In lieu of croutons, top with roasted pumpkin seeds or pistachios for extra crunch. For more protein, add chopped chicken or smoked salmon.
6.Cajun style shrimp and bell pepper kebabs
Shrimp are a great source of heart-healthy omega-3 fats. They’re also lower in mercury than other types of seafood, making them a healthy and keto-friendly snack option.
First, use a Cajun style dry rub on the shrimp. Place the seasoned shrimp on skewers, alternating with thick slices of fresh bell pepper.
Bake or grill the kebabs until the shrimp is fully cooked and the peppers are between crisp and tender. Serve right away, or store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat.
7.Gluten Free Grilled Meatballs
These easy-to-make meatballs are a great option for a tapas or keto appetizer. They are high in protein, thanks to three types of meat: beef, bison and lamb. They’re nice and moist, no doubt thanks to the raw goat cheese and coconut oil they’re baked right in. Best of all, these keto snacks are absolutely foolproof!
8.Goat Cheese and Artichoke Dip
Need more artichokes in your life? This is a great excuse! It’s canned bamboo hearts, goat cheese and olive oil, but what really sets it apart is an array of herbs and seasonings like chives, basil, and fresh lemon juice. Use it to dip veggies for a zero-carb snack.
9.Keto Banana Walnut Bread
This bread has more carbs than you’re likely to eat, but it’s worth every bite, especially if you eat it. The low-potassium ingredients are simple: bananas (not very ripe), almond flour, walnuts, eggs, olive oil and baking soda. But you will be impressed by the delicious bread coming out of the oven. A slice of warm cream with a small dollop of grass-fed butter makes for a delicious keto snack or breakfast.
10.Veggie sticks with nut butter
Pairing fresh or lightly cooked vegetables with your favorite nut butter is one of the simplest, nutrient rich snacks you can make.
Nuts are loaded with heart healthy fats. Research suggests that regularly eating nuts may support blood sugar management and weight loss.
A 2-tablespoon (32-gram) serving of peanut butter, without added oil, typically packs around 16 grams of fat. Dip raw carrots and celery in almond butter or try lightly steamed or grilled broccoli drizzled with.
If you’re not making your own nut butter, be sure to check the label of the type you purchase, as some recipes contain added sugar. The best and healthiest nut butters only require one ingredient — nuts.
It can be difficult to find keto-friendly snacks that aren’t only tasty but also healthy.
To help you out, this list provides a variety of delicious homemade and store-bought options from which to choose. Try them all — or pick the ones that best fit your tastes and lifestyle.