Staying on the keto diet requires that you eat the right foods that will keep you in ketosis. Just one keto shake can keep hunger pangs away for hours before your next meal. It is easy to lose weight because you end up having fewer meals with fewer calories.
There are times you get so busy and have no time to prepare your meal. When hunger hits, you need an energy boost from a homemade keto snack. Luckily, we have snacks that you can make, pack, and carry with you to enjoy as you wait for mealtime.
Here are some of the healthy snacks we have put together for you to try while in ketosis:
Eggs are very low on carbs with good protein content. A large egg has on 0.6 grams of carbs. They are a tasty snack if you want to stay under the recommended 20-gram daily carb intake when in ketosis. Seasoning your hard-boiled eggs with salt and pepper can help you stay full. You can boil several eggs and keep in your refrigerator for two to three days’ snacking.
Zucchini Parmesan Chips
Zucchini parmesan chips are very satisfying. You just cut your zucchini into thin slices and season with salt and pepper. Cover these slices in parmesan cheese and bake them until they are golden and crispy. You can enjoy these delicious and flavorful chips with enough fat content from cheese.
Bacon Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs with bacon are the best snack option when on keto. They help to increase the daily fat content intake and lower the carb content. You can still add fat to your bacon deviled eggs by eating them with avocados, mayo and more.
Snack on Olives
Olives are low in carbs and high in the good fats. Using olives as your snack means stuffing yourself with fiber. Not all the carbs from olives are digestible, meaning that you will stay full for longer. An ounce of olives has 2 grams in total carbs and one gram of fiber. This means that out of the 20 grams of carbs recommended every day, olives only take one gram.
Cheese and Nuts
Snacking on cheese and nuts is the best way to stay keto-friendly. Take a handful of nuts with several slices of cheese and enjoy a delicious snack that will fill you for hours. Always choose full-fat cheeses and low carb nuts like macadamia and pecans.
Hummus and Veggies
Hummus combined with cucumbers and bell peppers present a great snack that won’t take you out of ketosis. Do not eat them with carrot sticks because carrots have high carb content. Enjoy healthy and delicious keto-friendly hummus and veggies.
Make your kale chips from home and enjoy a low carb snack with natural ingredients. Kales have plenty of vitamin A and C, which are rarely consumed in the keto diet. They offer a balanced snack with added nutrients.
Bacon-wrapped asparagus are very delicious keto snacks you can make in your kitchen. They are salty, with enough fat and protein. Very flavorful but still low on carbs. Trim your asparagus and wrap them in bacon before baking them on a sheet pan for ten minutes at 400 degrees. Flip them and continue baking for about 15 minutes more until they are crispy.
Also known as pepita, pumpkin seeds come as an excellent quick snack that is high in fat. They are quite filling when you roast them. You can also eat them raw after seasoning. When choosing pumpkin seeds, look for the ones that are already hulled. They are small and green seeds that have their shells removed.
Pumpkin seeds can be salted before eating to add some sodium the body needs. They have antioxidants, fiber, and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which are good for the liver and the heart. They can help to reduce cholesterol and the risks of developing heart disease.
This is a snack loved by many. It is high in the much needed healthy fats in keto. Make your guacamole with fresh ripe avocados, red onions, cilantro, and lime juice. You can add a few tomatoes and bell peppers. Ad some cheese chips and you have your ideal keto snack.
You can also enjoy your guacamole with grilled chicken, salad, or burgers. Use it as a dip for crispy bacon and other snacks too. Guacamole is easy to prepare.
Dark chocolates help to reduce the risk of heart-related diseases and also improve the blood flow in the body. You can make chocolate dip sauce for dessert or eat it plain. When choosing your dark chocolate, get one that is unsweetened with high cocoa solid content.
Coconut meats have high saturated fat content that fills you quickly. They have no carbs, making them an ideal snack that will help keep you in ketosis. Scoop that white meat from a whole coconut and enjoy a very healthy fresh snack. Young Thai coconuts are very great for snacking out.
Keto Chocolate Ice Cream
You are probably wondering how ice creams fit in a keto diet since they contain high sugar. Sugar is a no-no when you are in ketosis. You don’t want to get a sugar crash.
This keto chocolate ice cream can be prepared without any sugar. It also has very healthy fats from cacao butter, ghee, and coconut oil. Therefore it is quite low in carbs and high in fat. You can give yourself a treat with this snack without worrying about staying out of ketosis.
Low carb onion rings are prepared using eggs, white onions, parmesan cheese, coconut flour, and pork rinds. This satiating keto-version snack can be enjoyed by dipping in ketchup. When preparing your onion rings, ensure they are fresh and homemade.
Cream Cheese Cookies
Cream cheese cookies are entirely gluten-free and low carb. You can bake them with cream cheese, butter, and coconut flour. The cream cheese ads flavor and texture, making this simple snack very delicious.
Cream cheese cookies are chewy and soft and can be firm when stored for a while in the fridge. You can make as may cream cheese cookies as you can for later.
Keto smoothies are quite tempting. You can snack on them and forget you are in ketosis. Do not over-snack on keto smoothies or you will not achieve your goals.
To make your healthy keto smoothies, use the recommended low carb fruits such as blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries. You can add fat to your smoothies with coconut milk. Put the combination in a blender and blend to your desired consistency.
Top them up with coconut meat or some berries after pouring them into cups.
Now you have plenty of keto snack recipes you can try at home. You can prepare extra batches that to take with you and avoid temptation from the vending machine across the road. Always prepare quality keto snacks from healthy ingredients that come from whole, fresh foods.