Keto snacks – the best and the worst
Are you hungry on your keto diet, but your next meal is hours away? A keto snack may be the answer. Snacks can buy you some time, allowing you to delay meals to fit your busy schedule.
Snacking shouldn’t happen every day, though. In fact, ideally, you shouldn’t feel the need to snack at all.
A major benefit of keto is that it often prevents hunger for hours after meals.
If you regularly need to snack, try adding more fat and protein to your meals.
Easy keto whole foods
Take the edge off your hunger with these tasty options. Almost no preparation required! Keto basics like cheese, avocados, olives and macadamia nuts keep healthy fats front and center while minimizing carbs.
A slice of cheese, a few olives, some fatty cold cuts, or a few slices of bacon make excellent keto snacks.
Or choose a small portion of nuts that are very low in carbs, like macadamia nuts, pecans or Brazil nuts (be careful of cashews.)
A hard-boiled egg is another ideal keto snack. Try it with mayo, cream cheese, a keto dip, or butter.
gain, the numbers are net carbs (fiber excluded) in 100 grams (3.5 ounces.)
Vegetable sticks: Snack freely on the lowest-carb vegetables.
Carrots are a bit higher in carbs, so keep portion sizes modest in order to stay within your daily carb limit.
Dip: What goes great with veggies? Cream cheese, sour cream or a savory high-fat dipping sauce. Here are a few popular options:
Berries: Small amounts of fresh or frozen berries are okay from time to time, but too many can take you out of ketosis. Best keto choices are raspberries and blackberries. Blueberries’ carbs can add up quickly. Learn more in our guide to keto fruits and berries.
Heavy whipping cream: For a decadent treat, put a dollop of whipped heavy cream on top of your berries, without adding any sugar or sweeteners.
Let the natural flavors shine through.
Be careful, though — berries with cream are so delicious that you may end up eating more than you need, which could stall weight loss.