he Ready-to-Eat Healthy Keto Snack List
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of keto snack recipes available for you to try — but sometimes life gets in the way. What are you supposed to do if you don’t have time to prep your meals and snacks?
Before you give in and grab an unhealthy snack, try something from our list of ready-to-eat snacks. To help you find what food items will meet your specific needs, we split them up into three subcategories: snacks that mostly consist of fat, snacks that are good sources of both fat and protein, and snacks that are super low in calories.
hese snacks provide you with a delicious way to fit more fats into your keto diet:
- Avocados — This is one of the best keto snacks if you need more fat without so much extra protein. Just add a little salt and pepper or mash it up with some mayonnaise, and you’ll be all set to snack.
- Olives — Being a good source of fat and fiber with minimal carbs and protein, olives are one of the best ready-to-eat keto snacks. Just pick your favorites from an olive bar or get a jar from the store. However, make sure to avoid any products that have added oils or carb-ridden ingredients.
- Pork Rinds — If you crave something crunchy and salty, have these instead of carb-rich crackers or chips. Many products are low quality and fried with unhealthy oils, so stick with pork rinds that are made with the simplest ingredients (i.e., pork rinds and salt) like these.
- Macadamia Nuts — Most nuts are littered with inflammatory omega-6 fats, but macadamias are in a league of their own, with high amounts of monounsaturated fat and minimal omega-6 content. Be careful with them though! They can be surprisingly easy to overeat. Look for raw macadamia nuts in small packages for added convenience and portion control.
- Raw Coconut Butter — This is made from blended coconut meat, and provides us with a delicious way to get plenty of coconut fat without missing out on our favorite coconut flavors. Make sure the coconut butter you find has no added sugar — and, most importantly, don’t overdo it. Coconut butter is packed with calories, which can slow your weight loss.
- High-Fat Nuts and Nut Butters — Some nuts are fairly high in carbs (such as cashews and pistachios), so it is best to keep your snack portions small. Stay away from any nuts or nut butters that have added carbs, polyunsaturated oils, or vegetable oils. Choose higher fat nuts and nut butters, such as almonds, pecans, and macadamia nuts. You can also make your own nut butter at home by using this recipe. (Feel free to use MCT oil instead of coconut oil for an extra ketone energy boost.)
- Pre-Made Keto Cookies. If you don’t want to make your own cookies, you can purchase them already made for you – ready to stick in your pocket or purse. They have the same texture of a gooey, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie pulled straight from the oven. Click this link to take a look at the flavors offered.
- Keto-Friendly Dark Chocolate — If not sweetened with stevia or another low carb sweetener, make sure it’s at least 80% cocoa content or higher, as the carbs can add up quickly. Click this link if you’d like to try some premade keto-friendly chocolate for yourself. You can also make your own by mixing melted coconut oil with cocoa powder and your favorite low carb sweetener(s).
- Cacao Nibs — These little chunks of cacao bean are the original “chocolate chips.” They are flavorful, healthy, and very low carb. Munch on these piece by piece or have them with nuts, nut butter, or seeds. Be careful though; you can easily overdo these and accumulate calories quick.
- Pepperoni Slices — Although these are super convenient and keto-friendly, they are highly processed, so it is best to limit them. Try to find organic and hormone-free pepperoni without any added dextrose, maltodextrin, and unhealthy preservatives when possible. These go great when paired with high-fat cheese.