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53 Best Snacks To Try On The Keto Diet

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Whether you’re a seasoned Ketogenic dieter or new to the game, you’ve likely struggled with one major thing – SNACKS.

The spice of life, right?

We seem to have breakfast, lunch and dinners figured out. But what about snacks? What about those moments where you’re sitting at your desk, or watching a movie, and your normal snacking is out the window with this low-carb dieting? Thankfully, Keto snacks are some of the best Keto-specific recipes out there. You’ll not only squash your cravings, but you’ll also refuel with healthy fat snacks that will keep you going until dinner.

53. Pork Rinds

Pork skin that puffs up when fried is the perfect substitute for chips. These aren’t very filling, but they’re high in fat (helpful for keto) and the perfect snack when you need to do some mindless eating.

They come in a variety of seasonings, but best stay away from the kinds that add MSG. You can always season them yourself too, make nachos, dip in cream-based dips and so on. They’re usually found in most grocery stores, but if you’re having trouble finding them, check out your local Asian food market!

52. Low-Carb Keto Tuna Pickle Boats

When you get hangry, you need a good snack, and quick. This recipe will save your diet, keep you from grabbing the wrong things, and is low-calorie, low-carb, high-fat and everything you’ve dreamed of.

Don’t shy away from the odd combination – it’s actually a pretty amazing food fusion. The tanginess of the dill pickle is the perfect compliment to its tuna salad filling.

Photo and Recipe Credit: Forkly

51. Guacamole

Ok so this is a dip, but one with endless opportunities. Dip a cheese crisp, crispy bacon, flax seed crackers or veggies into this avocado-based dip (which if you haven’t heard by now – is an essential “healthy” fat in your diet).

Truly ambitious? You can just eat it off a spoon. Oh, the perks of the low-carb diet.

50. Cheese Crisps

As was just suggested to dip in guac, cheese crisps are a great option for dipping or just eating by themselves. They’re basically cheese, crisped.

Made quickly in the oven by placing sliced cheddar cheese onto parchment, broiled and then left to cool, these bubble and harden into the perfect chip!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Forkly

49. Canned Sardines

While you may feel a little hesitant about these, as it turns out, they’re not the gross, disgusting fish heads you may have envisioned them to be.

Typically packed in oil with the heads removed, canned dardines are easily forked and eaten for a perfect low-carb snack. If you’re wondering what they taste like? They’re a lot like a mild tuna, actually. They often come in flavors such as jalapeno and tomato sauces for some added delight. Don’t knock it till you try it! Plus, they’re fairly inexpensive, so they’re worth a shot.

48. Low-Carb Onion Rings

Made with white onion, coconut flour, eggs, whipping cream, pork rinds and parmesan cheese – these onion rings are the baked, keto-version of onion rings you never knew existed.

If you prefer to dip your onion rings in ketchup, try and swap for tomato paste, or a sugar-free homemade version. Or, instead – opt for a mayo-based dip to keep those carbs low!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Keto Connect

47. Peanut Butter

Now, not just any kind of peanut butter. On the ketogenic diet, you’re going to have to steer clear of anything with added sugars (meaning added carbs).

Opt for a healthier natural version, which is the perfect snack when paired with some celery (sorry, no raisins on this log!) … or just on a spoon. Always read your labels, and find the nut butter that’s best for you. Almond is also a popular choice!

46. Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

Have a sweet tooth? This recipe is for you! With the use of coconut oil, natural peanut butter, sugar-free chocolate and some whole and crushed pecans, you have a freezer snack ready at all times.

Be warned though, if you make a tray of this – be prepared for how quickly it will disappear. It’s good. Too good.

Photo and Recipe Credit: Forkly

45. Fudge Fat Bombs

Yes, please. This recipe hits all the high notes. It’s keto, low-carb, paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan and refined sugar-free.

Oh and it’s fudgy and delicious and made with simple ingredients that you likely already have in your cupboard. Win win win.

Photo and Recipe Credit: Real Balanced

44. Keto Pigs In A Blanket

These party-friendly, lunch-box worthy hot-doggity bites are made to perfection in just 10 minutes of prep and 20 minutes of cook time. Hot dog!

Made with almond flour, egg, cheese, and baking powder as the key ingredients of the bread-like “blanket”, this recipe makes four servings of delicious bite-sized pigs in a blanket that you really need to try.

Photo and Recipe Credit: Keto Connect

43. Pepperettes

Easy, packable meat that doesn’t require refrigeration. Perfect to store on your desk at work, your purse, car, jacket pocket, I mean … it’s best to be prepared, yes?

These meat sticks are dry-cured, an instant hit of protein and salty enough to satisfy your snack cravings. They’re inexpensive, have a long shelf life, and are definitely worth keeping on hand.

42. Hard Boiled Eggs

Make them in a large batch (heck, why not the whole dozen?) all at once, and have them ready for grabbing on the go as you need them throughout the week.

There are some places that you can buy them pre-made, but if you’ve got a pot, some water, and some eggs – you can do this all on your own (we believe in you!).

41. Step-By-Step How To Hard Boil Eggs In An Instant Pot

Want to batch cook a whole bunch of eggs at the start of the week? Our favorite method is the 5-5-5 method using our Instant Pot! In 15 minutes you have eggs that peel so easily from the shells and you don’t need baking soda or vinegar or salted water to achieve it. They’re perfectly cooked every single time.

Photo and Recipe Credit: Forkly

40. One-Minute Keto Mug Bread

So maybe not a snack, but if you’re a carb-loving human, it sure is. You can whip up this bread recipe in one minute in the microwave and slice and enjoy whenever you please.

Since it’s only the size of a mug and yields small six slices you can eat the whole loaf, guilt-free. It also toasts well, freezes for later, and is versatile for many different snack options. Cheese and meat? yup! Toasted with butter? sure! Spread with peanut butter? Oh yes you can!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Forkly

39. Zucchini Chips

Something you can make in advance for a healthy snack option for now or for later! Zucchini is incredibly low-carb and mild in taste so you can bake some up and flavor it as you choose.

Try topping with seasonings that mimic your favorite potato chip to keep those carb cravings at bay!

38. Keto Blueberry Muffins

How much have you missed muffins in your life since starting the Keto diet? This recipe is a much-welcomed surprise to your life and snacking habits.

Made of coconut flour, it packs healthy fats into your diet and is sweetened with a sugar-alternative sweetener so that it’s a-okay on a low-carb diet.

Photo and Recipe Credit: Peace, Love and Low Carb

37. Cream Cheese Cookies

Cookies? Yes, please! This recipe is whipped up easily with minimal ingredients, mainly coconut flour, butter and cream cheese.

Make a batch of these and pack them to go. The bonus is, they’re only 91 calories each and one gram of net carbs!!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Divalicious Recipes

36. Seaweed Snacks

Sometimes you just need to have some crunchy, salty, mindless-eating snacks. When it comes to one that you can eat all day and it won’t impact your diet – it’s seaweed snacks.

Thin layers of dehydrated seaweed, seasoned and crispy and come in a variety of flavors!

35. Chia Seed Pudding

When chia seeds are placed into a liquid, they absorb, expand and become gelatinous for a pudding-like texture. Enter, this recipe!

How you prepare them is up to you. They help keep you full, satisfy your sweet tooth and can be made well in advance from when you choose to eat them!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Keto Summit

34. Mixed Nuts (In The Shell)

Invest in a nutcracker, because it’s time you get cracking on some snacking nuts. It’s recommended that you get the kind still in the shell for a good reason – they take longer to eat.

While nuts are amazing to enjoy on the Keto diet, they still have to be consumed in moderation. High in fat, low in carbs, they’re also calorie dense. It’s an easy fix by slowing yourself down with the process of cracking when enjoying.

33. Deli Meat & Cheese Roll-Ups

The easiest recipe in the world – deli turkey meat, slices of cheese, rolled up, eaten. Seriously simple.

These sandwich-like roll-ups are perfect to pack for snacking throughout the day, packing in your lunch or even having as an evening snack when you feel peckish. The protein from the turkey will keep you sustained, while the fats from the cheese will have you staying in ketosis. Now that’s smart snacking!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Healthy Snacks For Work

32. Cheese Strings

Sure, they were packaged and marketed for kids to have an enjoy in their school lunchbox, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in them as well. They are keto, after all!

The high-fat content in the cheese and perfectly portioned size helps you stay on track and packs easily for on the go!

31. Beef Jerky

Beef jerky is a road trip essential, but it’s also a great snack for Keto dieters! It’s perfect to keep in your bag since it doesn’t need refrigeration and is a very satisfying little snack.

Be careful of the sweeter flavors such as “Teriyaki” or otherwise, and always be reading your labels to make sure the sugar content is low or non-existent in your jerky selection!

30. Dark Chocolate

Like almost all snacks, you’ll need to read your labels first before you begin munching! However, you may be surprised to be seeing dark chocolate on this list, but it’s true – it’s safe on Keto. If you get the right kind, that is.

Dark chocolate around 85-90% will have very minimal amounts of sugar. It won’t be sugar-free (unless you find a stevia variety) but it will be low enough to enjoy a couple of squares!

29. Sugar-Free Jell-O

You won’t get much nutritional value from this snack, but it will satisfy your sweet tooth!

With a variety of flavors and colors available, sugar-free Jell-O is an easy snack to make and enjoy when the cravings hit! Some suggest making it mixed with cream cheese to get that much-desired fat content into your Keto diet.

28. Olives

With a bunch of varieties to choose from, including stuffed with blue cheese, garlic or almonds – they’re all going to be a great option to snack on while on the Keto diet.

Typically packed in oil, they’ll also help you get a bit more fat into your diet too!

27. Kale Chips

You can buy them premade, but you’ll be risking yourself to just more added sugar (broken record: read the labels). So why not try and make them homemade?

This recipe uses only four simple ingredients: kale, olive oil, salt, and Italian herbs. Oh, we love easy!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Fat For Weight Loss

26. Caprese Salad

This salad is easy to make at home with some fresh tomatoes and mozzarella, some basil and a drizzle with olive oil before you season it to your liking.

It’s a perfect “in-between meals” snack when you need something of a little more substance!

25. Coconut Butter

Coconut butter is not to be mistaken for coconut oil, as they are really quite different. Coconut butter is thick and sweet with a consistency of a thick icing!

It’s often found in health food stores or online in jars. It’s enjoyable enough to just eat right off the spoon!

24. Pumpkin Seeds

Also knows as “pepitas,” these little seeds can be your best friend when you’re hankering for a quick snack that will fit your dietary needs.

High in fat, they are incredibly filling and satisfying either raw or roasted, seasoned or not. When you look for them in stores, you’ll be looking for a small green seed! Try not to look for the in-shell variety, but the hulled kind (they’ll be green and delicious).

23. Halo Top Ice Cream

This low-calorie ice cream is made sweet with the help of sugar alcohols, making it a low-carb sweet treat too! However, it’s recommended that you only indulge in one single serving, not a whole pint.

Halo Top has risen to fame in the food industry for offering a delicious alternative to ice cream, with a variety of flavors that will keep just about anybody happy!

22. Low Carb Bacon and Eggers

Breakfast sandwiches are one of the best grab-and-go meals – especially if you order them from the drive-through! This recipe transforms a breakfast favorite into a keto-approved snack so that you can enjoy any time of the day!

Sandwich a crispy piece of bacon and cheese between a hard-boiled egg. It’s so easy to do and can help to keep those carb cravings at bay!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Meal Plan Addict

21. Italian Sub Roll-Ups

Subs are an awesome option when it comes to quick and easy takeout dinners. Not only is it easy and convenient, but is also a healthier option to deep-fried fast food.

Try making these Italian sub roll-ups for a quick and easy snack. They contain all the same flavors as your favorite Italian sub but without the carbs!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Our Paleo Life

20. Easy Low-Carb (Keto) Big Mac Bites

This Big Mac Bites recipe is absolutely drool-worthy and the Copycat Big Mac Sauce is spot on – you wouldn’t even know it didn’t come out through the drive-thru! They’re perfect for barbeque and patio season when hosting commitments, parties, and potlucks are in full swing.

Perhaps the best part? These perfect little snacks or appys are keto-friendly, which means you don’t have to starve at the next potluck or party you attend! They’ll be enjoyed by everyone – keto-dieters and carb-lovers alike – so no need to double up on the dishes you bring.

Photo and Recipe Credit: Forkly

19. Portobello Mushroom Mini Keto Pizza

There is nothing worse than a pizza craving! It’s happened to almost all of us at some point or other. The next time your cravings hit try making a portobello mushroom mini pizza for a perfect snack to tide you over until your next meal.

This recipe is the perfect size to mimic an English muffin! Top the mushroom cap with low-carb marinara sauce, cheese, and pepperoni slices.

Photo and Recipe Credit: I Eat Keto

18. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fat Bombs

Do you get tempted at the checkout lines? Is that Reese’s Peanut Butter cup calling your name? Put it down and make these peanut butter and chocolate fat bombs instead.

This recipe is made with two layers and each layer requires five ingredients or less! Fulfill your sweet tooth cravings without derailing your diet.

Photo and Recipe Credit: Momma Fit Lyndsey

17. Lemon Cheesecake Fat Bombs

Who said cheesecake is only for dessert? Enjoy a delicious lemon cheesecake snack that is most certainly keto-friendly!

This frozen recipe is not only keto-approved but also gluten-free and sugar-free. Fresh lemon juice provides the perfect zing while a sugar-free sweetener makes this treat irresistibly sweet!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Savory Tooth

16. Keto Popcorn

Popcorn can be enjoyed on the keto diet, but you have to stick to about only one cup. Since when has one cup of popcorn fulfilled your snacking needs?! Instead, try making this keto popcorn recipe.

This one ingredient substitute is probably not what you think it is! Surprisingly, it’s cheese!  This is a two-step recipe that requires you to begin the process the day before you want to eat it. However, don’t worry, it’s easy and the pay off is worth it!

Photo and Recipe Credit: My Keto Kitchen

15. Keto Tortilla Chips

Who said you can’t enjoy delicious nachos on the keto diet? With these keto-approved tortilla chips, you can fulfill all your snacking needs!

This recipe requires four ingredients and just 17 minutes of your time. Serve these chips with your favorite keto-approved dip or top with your favorite keto-friendly nacho toppings!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Sugar Free Londoner

14. Tuna Stuffed Avocados

You don’t need a tuna sandwich when you can snack on these delicious tuna stuffed avocados! This recipe is loaded with healthy fats, is a great source of protein and will satisfy your taste buds.

To create this snack you’ll first need to prepare the tuna salad. This is made with cans of tuna, mayo, dijon mustard and a few additional ingredients that add flavor. Scoop the tuna salad onto the avocado and enjoy!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Downshiftology

13. Cheesy Sausage Puffs

If you’re tired of snacking on string cheese and hard boiled eggs then give these cheesy sausage puffs a try! This is a quick and easy snack that can be prepared ahead of time. Then, store them in the fridge so that you have accessible keto snacks on hand.

This recipe is made with sausage, shredded cheese, sour cream, and a few other ingredients. You’ll only need to eat two or three puffs to quench your snack cravings!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Instrupix

12. No-Bake Coconut Bars

These coconut bars look like a sinfully delicious chocolate bar but are actually keto-approved! This no-bake recipe is sugar-free but will still satisfy your sweet tooth thanks to sweeteners such as erythritol.

Aside from your ingredients, you’ll need a rectangular silicone mold to create the candy bars. First, you’ll need to prepare the delicious coconut filling then you’ll dip them in melted sugar-free chocolate!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Hungry For Inspiration

11. Keto Cookie Dough

Always tempted to snack on the dough when you’re making cookies? You’re not the only one. This recipe allows you to purposely snack on cookie dough guilt-free and safely!

This snack will hit the spot and comes in at only one net carb per serving! Coconut flour makes this recipe low-carb and other ingredients such as liquid stevia, erythritol, heavy cream, and butter make it keto-approved.

Photo and Recipe Credit: That’s Low Carb

10. Chewy Keto Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Snacking on cookie dough is strange to some and that’s totally okay! Fulfill your cookie craving with this chewy keto chocolate chip cookies recipe.

This recipe uses the perfect ratio’s of a low-carb flour so that you end up with a seriously drool-worthy chewy cookie. You might want to consider doubling the batch since these will get eaten up quickly!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Mouthwatering Motivation

9. Blueberry Keto Fat Bombs

This keto fat bomb is a blast of sweet flavor without the added sugar. They’re naturally bold in color thanks to blueberries.

You only need five ingredients and 20 minutes to make this recipe. They’re so delicious that your family will love them too!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Hungry For Inspiration

8. Keto Cheddar and Everything Bagel Seasoning Fat Bombs

Perhaps you have a savory craving instead of a sweet tooth. In that case, try these keto cheddar and everything bagel fat bombs! You’ll enjoy the flavors you love about everything bagels without the carbs!

This recipe is made from two simple ingredients, cream cheese, and shredded cheddar cheese. Then you’ll roll them in Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning and store them in the fridge until you feel the need to snack!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Linneyville

7. Keto Chocolate Pudding

Store-bought snacks such as pudding cups are convenient but are loaded with refined sugar. This healthy pudding recipe is not only delicious but keto-friendly.

There’s a secret ingredient in this chocolate pudding that not only increases the fat content but also provides a silky smooth texture. In addition, unsweetened cocoa makes the pudding decadent and rich and swerve sweetener provides a lovely sweet flavor.

Photo and Recipe Credit: Kimspired DIY

6. Bacon-Wrapped Avocado Fries

Potatoes are high in carbs which means traditional French fries are not keto-friendly. If you’re thinking about hitting up the drive-thru for some delicious fries consider making this bacon-wrapped avocado fry recipe instead.

Creamy avocado slices are wrapped in bacon and then baked in the oven. The bacon crips up perfectly and provides a delicious salty flavor that you’re really going to enjoy.

Photo and Recipe Credit: Kirbie’s Cravings

5. Keto Chocolate Covered Pecans

Snacking on a handful of nuts can get boring quick! Enhance your snacking experience with this keto-friendly chocolate covered pecan recipe.

It’s important to toast the walnuts first. To do this you’ll need to coat them in melted butter and stevia and then toast in the oven for about 20 minutes. Then melt keto-approved chocolate chips with coconut oil and stevia and dip the walnuts into the chocolate. Store them in the fridge until you’re ready to eat!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Forget Sugar Friday

4. Keto Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Spinach and artichoke dip is one of the most popular restaurant appetizers. Step up your snacking game the next time you sit down to watch your favorite show or movie by enjoying this keto hot spinach dip!

This dip recipe is loaded with delicious cheese, sour cream, pancetta and of course contains artichoke hearts and spinach to give it an authentic flavor. Enjoy this dip with your favorite keto-crackers, pork rinds, or keto-friendly veggies!

Photo and Recipe Credit: A Girl Worth Saving

3. Keto Granola Bars

Granola bars are always on our grocery list because they’re one of the easiest grab-and-go snacks. Unfortunately, many store-bought granola bars are not keto friendly due to the carbs and added sugar.

Try making these keto granola bars on the weekend so that you can have assessable snacks on hand at all times! This recipe is loaded with exciting ingredients such as almonds, coconut flakes, and keto-friendly chocolate chips.

Photo and Recipe Credit: Food Faith Fitness

2. One-Minute Keto Cheesy Garlic Mug Bread

Most people on the Keto diet miss bread a lot. But the carbs in traditional wheat bread are just way too high and make you slip out of ketosis! This cheesy garlic mug bread is low-carb, packed with flavor, and easy to whip up when the craving hits.

Whether you just need an afternoon snack or desperately want some garlic bread to go with dinner, we’ve got you covered with this easy microwave mug recipe. The ingredients are simple (you may even have them already!) and the instructions are straightforward, making this one of our favorite Keto snacks!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Forkly

1. Creamy Keto OREO Cookies and Cream Fat Bombs

You thought you had to say goodbye to OREOs, but we’ve got you covered with these delicious fat bombs inspired by the famous cookie!

This recipe is creamy, chocolatey and luckily, keto-friendly!

Photo and Recipe Credit: Forkly

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