Trying any new diet can be daunting, especially one that demands you to eat specific macronutrients in order to succeed, like the keto diet.
If you find yourself in the mood for a snack but not sure what's low-carb, check out these delicious keto snacks that are easy to make at home. You'll be surprised by how many options there are!
When trying a new diet, sometimes the energy is amiss. That is okay! We have you covered. Try these energy balls that mix nut butter, seeds and nuts, coconut oil, and cocoa powder to give you the boost you need and help you consume some extra fat if you are slacking!
- ¼ C nut butter of your choosing
- ¼ C crushed nuts
- ¼ C seeds of your choice (chia, pumpkin, etc.)
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- Splash of coconut oil (enough to make the balls stick together)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, form 1-inch balls, and refrigerate for up to 30 minutes before consuming.
Celery Sticks with Almond Butter
Almond butter is an excellent source of protein and fiber, which can help you feel full. It's also rich in healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals like magnesium and iron.
Celery sticks are low in calories and carbs but high in fiber, and they're also a natural diuretic (meaning they keep your kidneys healthy). Mixing these two ingredients is a perfect crunch and helps keep your belly happy while holding you over between meals.
Stuffed Jalapeno Fat Bombs
Suppose you like spicy (which you should – it helps boost the metabolism), these jalapeno fat bombs are a real treat! This simple recipe involves cutting jalapenos in half, adding cream cheese, bacon bits (or any meat), and covering them with cheddar cheese. Bake for at least 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees or air fry for 5-6 minutes.
Parmesan Crisps and Guacamole
Parmesan is an excellent alternative to potato chips. They're also low in calories and carbs! Finding a low-carb chip while on keto is challenging, so we picked a few you can try with the guacamole recipe!
- Parmesan crisps
- Pork rinds
- Quest protein chips
Recipe for the Guacamole:
- 2 ½ ripe avocados
- 2 tablespoon sour cream
- Juice from ½ lime
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- Crack of salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
Mix ingredients into a bowl and enjoy!
Get ready for a probiotic-packed snack! Pickles are a great source of probiotics, which helps with digestion and keeps a healthy gut microbiome! We need to keep our guts healthy while on keto because of all the fat we require them to process.
- Small pickles
- Cream cheese
- Ham or turkey
Take your lunch meat and spread cream cheese over the top of it evenly. Add the pickle to the edge of the meat, rolling until the pickle is fully covered in the meat! If you are not a pickle lover, you can feel free to opt for small cucumbers instead.
What?! Cauliflower can be a vegetable, pizza, AND rice?! YES! Making cauliflower rice is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. There are two ways to do it: by hand or with the help of a food processor or blender.
To make cauliflower rice by hand, you'll need the following:
- A head of cauliflower (½-2/3 cup per person)
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cutting board
First, cut your cauliflower into small florets, then chop them up into smaller pieces until they resemble grains of rice (about ⅛th inch).
Alternatively, you could use a food processor instead – just pulse until broken down into small pieces about ¼ inch thick at most. Just be sure not to overprocess them into mushy bits!
Next, place them in your bowl with some salt and pepper if desired (you can also add other spices such as cilantro or garlic powder), then microwave on high for 5 minutes; stir once halfway through the cooking time, so all sides cook evenly. You can also opt for cooking this on the stove; it just takes longer.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard Boiled eggs are an excellent snack for keto dieters because they're high in protein and fats but low in carbs.
- Place the eggs in a large pot and cover them with cold water to make them.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat, then simmer for 10 minutes before removing from heat and draining immediately.
- Rinse with cold water, then peel your hard-boiled eggs!
- Season with salt and pepper, and enjoy! You can pop the leftover eggs into the fridge; they usually last three days!
If you're looking for great keto snacks, we hope this list has given you some ideas. Remember to keep it simple and stick with what works best for your body. Some may find that eating more frequently throughout the day is better than eating less often but more significant portions at once - it all depends on what works best for each person!
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