A keto lifestyle can seem like a dream come true. Not only do keto diet benefits range from weight loss to cancer prevention, but it emphasizes high-fat and protein-rich foods. A diet that encourages rather than vilifies fat? Sign me up!
But all fat isn’t created equal. While our bodies love healthy fats like avocados and coconut oil, a keto diet doesn’t mean just eating anything that’s high in fat — you still want good-for-you foods that include those healthy keto fats. My compilation of low-carb snacks is a great starting point but, if you want specific keto snacks, I’ve just got the keto recipes for you.
These keto diet snacks rely on my food list and are just what you need when you find yourself hungry between meals. Whether you’re flirting with a keto diet or are already a pro, you’ll love munching on these healthy snacks.
18 Keto Snacks
Deviled eggs get a bad rep because they’re usually made with heaps of commercially made mayonnaise, which is loaded with canola and vegetable oils. Hello, GMOs! These deviled eggs, on the other hand, rely on benefit-rich avocado to get that creamy texture without unnecessary ingredients. With seasonings like cumin and chili powder along with fresh cilantro, you’ll love taking these on the go.
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Heart-healthy macadamia nuts make up the “crust” of these blackberry fat bombs. They’re full of coconut oil and coconut butter, plus a bit of soft cheese and blackberries for natural sweetness. With no baking required, these keto snacks are super easy to make. See more keto fat bomb recipes here.
The low-carb “breading” on these tenders produces a crispy exterior just like your favorite restaurant chicken tenders. You’ll first dip each chicken piece in an egg-and-cream wash, then dip it into seasoned almond flour, which is gluten-free and contains no grains. You’ll bake the chicken to perfection and then sauce the tenders to order. Best of all, this method works great anytime you want crispy chicken, saucy or not!
Turn your mug of hot chocolate into a bulletproof version with this recipe. Perfect as an after-dinner keto snack, this hot chocolate has grass-fed butter, coconut or MCT oil and cocoa powder, turning your favorite cold weather drink into a keto powerhouse.
Fresh cheese and grass-fed beef: how could you not like this ingredients list? These seasoned meatballs are a delicious keto snack, as they taste great warm and at room temperature, or can be added to a bed of leafy greens for a more substantial keto meal.
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These little keto snacks may look like candy, but they are pure healthy fat goodness. Made with coconut oil, chia seeds, vanilla extract and coconut flakes, they’re the perfect size to tide you over until your next meal.
These nachos use the trendy Fat Head pizza crust as the “nachos” with a Tex-Mex twist, substituting cilantro, cumin and chili for the rosemary and garlic in the pizza base. After you cut them into tortilla shapes, you’ll load them with a meaty sauce and finish off the nachos with your favorite toppings, like guacamole, jalapeños and salsa. They’re the perfect snack to enjoy with family on movie night.
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These easy-to-make meatballs are great as a pre-dinner snack or keto appetizer. They’re packed with protein, thanks to three types of meat: beef, bison and lamb. They’re nice and moist, no doubt thanks to the raw goat cheese and coconut oil that are baked right into them. Best of all, these keto snacks are absolutely fool-proof!
Need more artichoke in your life? This dip is a good excuse! It’s made with canned artichoke hearts, goat cheese and olive oil but what really makes it special is the array of herbs and seasonings, like chives, basil and fresh lemon juice. Use this as a dip for veggies for a zero-carb snack.
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10. Indian Samosas
These samosas are genius! The dough is made from almond flour and mozzarella cheese, but it doesn’t taste — or feel — cheesy at all. Inside, there’s a delicious veggie filling of cauliflower and onion, seasoned with garam masala, cumin, fresh ginger and other spices. These little keto snacks are perfect when you’re craving Indian food. They’ve got all the flavor without the carbs.
This bread has a few more carbs than you might be eating, but each bite is worth it, particularly if you have low potassium. The ingredients are simple: bananas (not too ripe), almond flour, walnuts, eggs, olive oil and baking soda. But you’ll be impressed by the scrumptious loaf that comes out of your oven. A warm slice of this with a pat of grass-fed butter makes a tasty keto snack or breakfast.
Chocolate and avocados are a strangely fantastic combination. Adding avocado to dessert-type recipes gives them a smooth, silky texture without a pronounced flavor. That’s certainly the case with this pudding, which is crazy easy to make. Just add cocoa powder, avocado, stevia, vanilla extract and salt to a bowl and mix. Easy? Yes. Tasty? Also yes.
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13. Keto Coffee
Take your coffee up a notch with this keto caffeine boost. It’s made with bone broth collagen powder, which supports healthy guts and bones, and grass-fed butter. Coconut oil makes it feel rich without any dairy, while a sprinkle of cinnamon satisfies the need for something sweet without any sugar. Revamp your mornings with this AM keto snack!
This ingenious take on a hasselback potato is low-carb but now low on taste. It’s full of all the best potato fixins, like cheese, sour cream, green onions and, of course, bacon! (Just opt for turkey or beef bacon.) Instead of a carbohydrate-heavy potato, though, it’s all loaded into a firm, roasted zucchini. This is a terrific keto-friendly way to use up all that zucchini growing in the garden!
These cheesy, crunchy crackers are perfect for snacking when you’re on the run. They’re seasoned with rosemary and made with a mix of almond flour and cheese. While the instructions list is long, they actually come together quite easily and you’ll definitely get the hang of it by the second time — and with crackers this good, there will be a second time! Just a few of these keto snacks will satisfy any hunger panes.
This is one of my favorite low-carb snack ideas. Soft pretzels are one of those recipes you never think to make at home but they’re so much healthier that way. And I doubt you could get a keto pretzel at the mall! These make a big batch and are best the same day they’re baked, so make them when you have friends or family over.
17. Paleo Brownies
Mmm, brownies. Wait, keto and paleo friendly brownies? Yes! These are made with coconut oil and arrowroot starch — no grains allowed. For strict keto, substitute a little stevia for the maple sugar in this one. The brownies are still deliciously chocolatey.
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Mushrooms make the perfect vehicle for all of the yummy ingredients in these delightful little keto snacks. The inflammation-reducing veggie is packed with cauliflower, goat cheese, turkey bacon and butter. It sounds decadent but, luckily, these are all a go on the keto diet! These make a great game day snack. Go mushrooms!