The right appetizer can make or break that next special meal or party. But unfortunately, GREAT low-carb and keto appetizers are not always so easy to make. Until now…
From Easy Baked Teriyaki Chicken Wings to Pulled Pork Tomato Melts to Bacon Wrapped Cheese Sticks, find the perfect appetizer to take your next meal from meh to wow and stay on your low-carb diet at the same time!
1. Keto Tortilla Chips
Your typical tortilla chips are not part of the keto regimen, but these surprisingly easy homemade chips are made with almond flour, flax, and mozzarella cheese, making for a tasty snack that is diet-friendly. Serve the keto chips as-is or with a low-carb dip such as guacamole.
2. Keto Pigs In A Blanket
I don’t think a recipe can get much simpler. All you need to prepare is the crust and I’ve given you a four-ingredient crust! It resembles a fathead crust, but without the cream cheese which means fewer calories per pig. Once you’ve got the crust all you need to do is cut any hot dog of choice into pieces and wrap those babies! They only take 30 minutes total to make which means you’ll always have a go-to, sorta classy, super delicious appetizer! And, nothing beats that.
3. Easy Antipasto Skewers
These are prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, and a fresh leaf of basil skewered on a toothpick. Pretty darn easy and delicious. I think the sun-dried tomato is what makes the whole thing. It has so much flavor and when you combine it with mozzarella, prosciutto, and fresh basil it is a perfect bite.
4. Chicken Skin Chips
The next time you’re making chicken stock or soup, don’t toss out that limp chicken skin—it can become crunchy, satisfying chips. Spread out the skin on baking sheets, add some seasoning, and cook until perfectly crisp and delicious for an irresistible snack. You can even serve the chicken chips with dip or stack them with toppings.
5. Keto Onion Rings with Bacon
I have always loved onion rings, but with the keto/low-carb way of life, I have avoided them. As I was looking through my recipes looking for new inspiration, I saw my Bacon Wrapped Cheese Sticks and thought that I could do something similar to make keto onion rings. I mean, anything with bacon is better, right? Once the inspiration hit, I was on a mission. It didn’t take but a few minutes to cut the onions, wrap them with the slices of bacon, and pop them in the oven. The crunchy bacon, onion, and tangy sugar-free BBQ sauce together turned out better than I could have imagined.
6. Keto Cheese Crackers
Keto Cheese Crackers are one of the first recipes most try when they embark on a low-carb lifestyle. Cutting carbs from your diet seems impossible, but with recipes like this keto cheez, it is easy and even fun to do! I know you’ll love these easy low-carb cheese crackers just as much as my family does.
7. BLT Stuffed Avocado
This BLT stuffed avocado recipe makes a perfect lunch or snack. It’s naturally healthy, low carb, paleo, and gluten-free. Would it have been faster to just say they contain everything?! It sure feels that way. As if that wasn’t enough, the healthy fat in avocado is oleic acid, which is a monounsaturated fat that reduces inflammation and the risk of cancer.
8. Keto Pretzels
Keto pretzels may seem impossible since typical pretzels are full of wheat, but with some help from a creative, gluten-free dough, everyone can enjoy this classic snack. While the dough includes yeast, it’s purely for flavor and there are no long proofing times, making keto pretzels quicker and easier to make than regular pretzels.