If the keto diet has left you feeling hungry, look to these low-carb keto snacks to hold you over until your next meal.
Snacking on a keto diet can feel stressful, especially if you feel like you have to cook everything from scratch.
The good news is that there are plenty of grab-and-go snacks that are 100% keto-approved. This simple guide calculates the macros of quick and tasty nibbles, like cucumber smeared with guacamole and coconut cream mixed with frozen raspberries. So go ahead and grab a handful before dinner!
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1/3 Cup Almonds
24g fat | 5 net carbs | 9g protein
Raw almonds are best, but if you prefer them roasted, make sure they were cooked in a Paleo-friendly oil without any other added ingredients. Tip: Keep almonds in the fridge to preserve freshness!
2 Tablespoons Almond Butter + 2 Stalks of Celery
17g fat | 5 net carbs | 8g protein
This light yet filling snack is just like the classic “ants on a log,” but without the high-carb raisins.
1 Tablespoon Cashew Butter + 1 Teaspoon Cacao Bibs
9g fat | 5 net carbs | 4g protein
Craving cookie dough? A spoonful of cashew butter and a sprinkle of cacao (measured precisely, of course) will give you the flavor of your desired treat without the effort of whipping up a batch of fat bombs.
1 Cucumber + 2/3 Cup Guacamole
21g fat | 5 net carbs | 4g protein
If you’re craving crunchy chips with a satisfying dip, try this: slice up a cucumber and crack into some guacamole – you can even use the store-bought kind if you choose a Paleo-friendly one.
1 Tomato + 3 Bacon Slices + Lettuce
11g fat | 5 net carbs | 9g protein
It’s a quick BLT, keto-style. Tip: Sub in a cup of grape tomatoes if you don’t feel like slicing.
½ Cup Walnuts
38g fat | 5 net carbs | 9g protein
All nuts are not created equal, which is an essential fact to remember on a keto diet. Luckily, walnuts offer a larger serving size than almonds!
½ Cup of Pistachios
14g fat | 5 net carbs | 6g protein
½ Cup of Hazelnuts
41g fat | 5 net carbs | 10g protein
1 Cup of Pecans
78g fat | 5 net carbs | 10g protein
2/3 Cup Macadamia Nuts
67g fat | 5 net carbs | 7g protein
Speaking of larger serving sizes, macadamias are lower in carbs and have lower levels of omega-6 fatty acids than other tree nuts, making them an excellent fatty choice for a keto diet.
You can also have 5 tablespoons of raw macadamia butter for the same net carbs.
½ Cup Blackberries + ½ Avocado
14g fat | 5 net carbs | 3g protein
Mix together a pitted avocado with half a cup of blackberries, and spoon your way to a simple snack. You can also use raspberries for the same net carbs.
¼ Cup Coconut Cream + ¼ Cup Raspberries
17g fat | 4 net carbs | 2g protein
If you’re missing ice cream, try this luxurious swirl of berries and cream. Stir the two ingredients together, add a drop of stevia, and pop it in the freezer for quick, chilled treat. If you’d rather have a mini smoothie, add ½ cup water and purée.
If you’re still hungry and can’t afford any more carbs for the day, then count on one of the following zero-carb snacks for a pick-me-up:
Note: Just because these snacks have no carbs doesn’t mean they can be eaten endlessly. Sticking to a palm-sized serving is ideal because excess protein can get converted to glucose, which could result in kicking you out of ketosis.
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Snacking due to cravings is one of the
biggest roadblocks to weight loss. With Paleo
snacks like Macadamia chocolate snack balls,
pistachio muffins, and fig & walnut biscuits,
that roadblock will be GONE.
Snacking due to cravings is one
of the biggest roadblocks to
weight loss. With Paleo snacks
like Macadamia chocolate snack
balls, pistachio muffins, and fig &
walnut biscuits, that roadblock
will be GONE.