Keto snacks are essential to successfully sticking to the keto diet. So crucial that not being prepared can kick your chances of success out the window.
To make keto easy, we’ve compiled a list of 29 great snacks that fit just about every craving you might have!
What Is Keto?
The keto diet, also known as the ketogenic diet, puts your body in ketosis. What does this all mean? Well, simply put, it means your body eats fat for its fuel instead of calories.
So how do you do keto? This diet is low carb, no sugar, and high fat. To get into ketosis, try and keep your daily carbohydrate intake under 35, have no sugar, and a high-fat content (fat bombs are super helpful – see below).
How Long Until I’m In Keto?
Once you’ve started your keto journey, it can take 3-7 days for your body to get into ketosis.
The best way to find out if you’re successful is to use urine test strips. These strips test the ketone proteins in your urine. The larger the protein, the more ketones you’re burning.
What To Expect Getting Into Ketosis
There are some telltale signs that your body is starting to get into ketosis.
- You may get a “keto slump” where you become exhausted for a day or two. This will pass!
- Increased thirst. Sometimes you may become more thirsty when getting (and while on) into ketosis.
- Increased bathroom breaks. This is due to the increase in thirst.
- Decreased appetite. You might find that you don’t feel hungry as much as you did before.
- Trouble sleeping. Some keto dieters have trouble sleeping when their bodies are adjusting to the new diet.
Be sure to consult with your physician before starting a new diet!
How To Be Successful On Keto
The best way to be successful on the keto diet is to be prepared! If you know, you usually get hungry in the late morning while you’re at work, after your afternoon walk, or post-workout, then make sure you have ample access to keto-friendly snacks.
Stock up a drawer at work. Bring a “snack bag” with you on a long drive. However you do it, just be prepared!
Another key to success is avoiding temptation. If you can, remove any snacks that may tempt you, especially during the first few weeks. This means take out the cookies, gummy bears, chips, the whole lot of it. Gone. Say bye-bye!
28 Easy & Delicious Keto Snacks
On The Go Keto Snacks
1.Premium Growers Hazelnuts 2 oz. Pack
These are the best on the go keto snacks! You can toss one in your purse, your hiking pack, in your car, or wherever for a quick healthy snack that’ll keep you in ketosis! The best low carb flavors are the Natural Roast and the Lightly Salted.
They have a great crunch that satisfies afternoon snack cravings.
2. Pepperoni Sticks
Several pepperoni sticks offer 0 carbs and no sugar, but you should always double-check! These are a great grab me go item that will provide you with some needed protein.
3. String Cheese
String cheese is a great snack option if you have a lunch box or fridge that you can use to keep it cool.
4. Pork Rinds
Pork rinds are a great keto snack! They come in a variety of different flavors and can satisfy the junk food craving when it strikes!
5. Kale Chips
Kale chips come in a variety of flavors and are often packed in a single serving! They’re a great grab and go option to keep your keto game going strong!
Easy Keto Snacks Prepared At Home
Preparing keto snacks at home for work or outings is key to sticking with the diet.
When you’re home and start to have a snack craving, these can do wonders! Make sure the pickles you select are keto-friendly though, some do contain carbohydrates. Deli turkey meat also contains carbs, but it’s roughly 1 carb per slice, so unless you eat 20 or more, you’ll be fine. 2 is a good snack. As a bonus, the cream cheese doubles as a fat bomb, providing that high amount that you need to stay in keto.
7. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Hard-boiled eggs are a great source of protein, and their very filling!
That’s right; you can have bacon on the keto diet! Mind blown, right? They provide a great source of fat as well as a delicious reprieve when doing keto.
Avocados are great keto snacks. They’re full of healthy fats and can be very filling.
Cut an avocado in half, take out the pit, then sprinkle some seasoning salt on each half. Enjoy!
10. Veggie Sticks
A veggie tray full of carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and cucumbers is a great healthy snack. Pair the veggie sticks with a ranch dressing (or other dressing of your choice) but make sure it is low carb and has no sugar.
11. Steak Bites
Steak bites can be a meal in themselves. Cook up a steak to your liking (rare, medium-rare, medium, etc.) and cut it up into bite-sized pieces. Yes, like you usually would to eat it. Pair it was some steak sauce, or if you’re feeling daring, you could use some horseradish.
12. Cottage Cheese And Grapefruit
Pairing your grapefruit with a cup of cottage cheese is a refreshing and tasty treat! It’s great for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
13. Sugar-Free Jelly Sandwich
Using keto bread (no carbohydrates) and sugar-free jelly, you can make yourself a pb&j, well, minus the peanut butter.
Sweet Keto Snacks
14. Sugar-free chocolate chips
If you’re really feeling the need for chocolate, you can eat a handful of sugar-free chocolate chips.
15. Sugar-Free Pudding Cups
Another great fix for those pesky chocolate cravings is a chocolate sugar-free pudding cup! Jell-O makes a variety of sugar-free pudding cup flavors.
Jell-O also has a bunch of pudding mixes you can choose from to make your own! Just use heavy whipping cream instead of milk.
16. Smart Sweet Gummy Bears
If you find that you’re still craving sweets, these sugar-free gummy bears will hit the spot!
17. Sugar-Free Jello
Jell-O makes tons of sugar-free flavors to choose from, so no matter what you’re in the mood for, you can rest assured you won’t slip out of keto!
Crunchy Keto Snacks
These are almost too good to be keto. Pair them with a keto-friendly ranch, and you’re set!
19. Parm Crisps
Parm Crisps are amazing! Pizza and Sour Cream & Onion are spectacular!
Missing Cheetos? These are a great stand-in option! You may never go back!
Keto Snack Ideas To Satisfy Your Junk Food Cravings
21. Onion Rings
That’s right. You can still have onion rings on keto! I recommend using an air fryer if you have one. If not, a deep fryer works just fine.
These are great for filling that junk food craving, and they’re quick and easy to make.
When you have to stay away from bread, it only makes you want it more. So, naturally, when you’re in keto, you want things you can’t have.
Pretzels usually fit into this category. However, this keto soft pretzel bites recipe kicks all that to the curb!
23. Keto Pizza
Are you craving some pizza? Great! Making a keto pizza is easier than you’d think. The crust only calls for eggs and mozzarella cheese! Both prep and cook time is minimal. Plus, it’s so good no one will know it’s keto.
24. Low Carb Mac And Cheese
Just because you’re rockin’ the keto diet doesn’t mean you have to say buh-bye to comfort food! This keto mac n’ cheese will make you feel all warm and fuzzy AND keep you in ketosis!
Easy Keto Fat Bomb Snacks
The best part of keto is the fat bombs. It’s hard to believe that they’re vital to your keto success because they’re so delicious! Most fat bombs take less than 30 minutes to make, so when you’re feeling those severe cravings, get your fat bombs!
The Best Keto Snacks
The key to a successful keto diet is preparation. Yes, low carbs, no sugar, and a high fat intake are vital, but avoiding temptation requires preparation.
The best keto snacks are the ones you can easily take on a trip, hike, have in the car, or at work. Our hazelnuts are precisely that! Easy, on the go, healthy snacks!
Which keto snack is your favorite? Which one are you dying to try!?