So you’ve started the keto diet and you’re already a wee bit tired of eating whole avocados and drinking mugs of bulletproof coffee. Hey, we all need a little variety in our snacks, and a restrictive diet like keto can definitely cramp your snacking style.
That’s why we’ve scoured store shelves (and the internet) to share our favorite mid-day noshes to keep you riding that keto train. All of these options are rich in fats, moderate in protein, and most importantly, really low in carbs. Many are packed with monounsaturated fats for heart health and fiber to keep you regular. So whether you’re a cheese fan, a meat lover, or are looking for some plant-based options, we’ve got a keto-approved (and nutritionist-approved!) snack for you.
With just two ingredients (almonds and palm oil) and 18 grams of good-for-you fat, this almond butter is an easy on-the-go snack. And since it’s ready to eat in a single-serving squeeze pack, there’s really no need to spread it on a cracker or bread. Not an almond fan? They’ve also got cashew and peanut butter varieties with no sugar added.($15 for 10; amazon.com)
Keto diet or not, cheese is always a good idea. But when you’re craving that chip-like crunch, Moon Cheese satisfies it best. With just 1 gram of carbs per serving and 5 grams each of protein and fat, get ready to have some crazy cheese dreams. ($12 for 3; amazon.com)
Need a crispy snack fix to keep your mouth happy without the carbs? These organic roasted seaweed snacks are low in calories and carbs but huge on flavor. With just 1 gram of carbs per serving, 25 calories, and a little sea salt for your “something salty” needs, these umami-bombs are as addictive as they are good for you.($15 for 20; amazon.com)
Need a fun new way to get your calcium and fat? These light-as-air cheese puffs are made with real hormone-free cheese from local farms and offer 14 grams of fat per serving. Use them to top salads or soups, eat them straight out of the bag, or serve them as a mini cracker for loading on more cheese. Hey, we don’t judge.($12 for 3; amazon.com)
Olives to go? Sign us up. These briny babes are available in four zesty flavors with less than a gram of carbs and 5 grams of monounsaturated fat per mini-pack. A great keto-friendly add-on for a salad or just an easy mid-day nosh.($14 for 12; amazon.com)
Keto crackers? This is not a drill! These bite-size snacks are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and totally keto-friendly. They’re made with a unique blend of organic flaxseed, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, and herbs. We’re partial to the Rosemary Flaxseed variety with a smear of chevre and a pecan on top, but there are five other tasty flavors to explore.($8; amazon.com)
Missing your daily chocolate indulgence? Don’t worry, we got you. With no added sugar and a rich, chocolaty taste, these cacao nibs are the tastiest way to meet your antioxidant quota. Add them to a low-carb trail mix or just down them by the handful for instant chocolate satisfaction. ($13; amazon.com)
With no added sugars, flavors, preservatives, or sulfites, these organic coconut chips are an easy tropical-themed snack. Eat right out of the bag or sprinkle them onto yogurt, mashed avocado, or coconut cream for a tasty afternoon escape. ($9; amazon.com)
While most jerky is low in fat with some stealthy sugar added to glazes and marinades, this playful snack has 10 grams and only 2 carbs per ounce. And by combining two of America’s favorite foods—pizza and jerky—into each individually seasoned slice, you get the full-on pizza experience without the dough.($14 for 3, amazon.com)
Keto grilled cheese? OMG, OMG, OMG. Made exclusively with real, natural Wisconsin cheese and zero carbs, this is every keto dieter’s nostalgic food dream in snackable form. Not a grilled cheese fiend? First of all, you’re crazy, but also, check out their aged cheddar and jalapeño cheese flavors to get your unique cheesy fix.($24 for 12; amazon.com)
Buttery, rich, and energy-dense, these simply salted macadamia nuts are a real keto-diet treat. While all nuts are keto-safe (as long as there is no added sugar, of course), macadamia nuts are one of the highest fat and lowest carb options you can buy. ($40 for 6; amazon.com)
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