The 7 Best Snacks for the Keto Diet

We’ve talked about the best keto diet books.  And we know that starting out on a Keto diet is easy. The hard part is finding snacks that are genuinely low carb. It’s all because most of the available snacks are either too sugary or contain a lot of carbohydrates. If you are on a keto diet, make sure the snacks you take in between are appropriate. Here is a list of the best snacks for the Keto diet.

I always recommend that newbies research a Ketogenic diet. It is very low carbs, high fat and moderate protein. The basic science behind it is that it switches your body into a mode where is uses fat for your energy instead of the food you eat. So a typical American diet we are taught that we eat to fuel our bodies for the day, which is fine if you are of a healthy weight. Folks that are overweight have excess fat, so switching ur body to burning your fat reserves for energy is the easiest way to lose weight while maintaining good nutrition intake. If you have access to it, Pinterest has collections of recipes that follow the diet plan that are easy to create. Spices are your friend!!

As far as cravings go they will be tough for a while, but the less carbs you have for a longer starting period the sooner those cravings will disappear! I recently did a different diet for health reasons and within three weeks I felt so much better that I didn’t have cravings anymore and was able to resist cheating.

The Keto diet is easy to not cheat on because your body needs about 5 days to go into “Ketosis” (that fat burning method for cellular energy). If you “cheat” on the diet your body will “kick” you out of Ketosis and you will require about 5 morr days to get back into fat burning mode again. So one cheat is an entire week of hard work ruined.

The best part about keto is that you can have full fat dairy and get to keep your cheese!!!

Keto Bars

These are essentially high-protein bars on which you can snack without worrying about its carb content. The bars are made to have a low carb content while retaining a lot of fats. The good thing is that they are also largely gluten-free. You can munch on these bars anytime of the day.

Keto Cookies

Adopting to a ketogenic diet doesn’t necessarily mean you stop eating cookies. Keto Cookies are made to be gluten-free, low in carbohydrates, and with zero sugar. You will find them in a number of flavors including cinnamon and chocolate. You can eat these at work or with a glass of milk.

Wild Planet Sardines

This is a brand of snacks that are a little more on the savory side than on the sweet. Apart from providing a low-carb diet snack, sardines also contain iron, potassium, calcium, and Omega-3 oils. If what you want is a keto balanced diet, you should eat these snacks. The good thing is that you will be free to choose one from among seven different types. You will get sardines in marinara, salt-less water, extra virgin olive oil, and lemon, among others.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Did you know that the pizza you love can be a low-carb option? The cauliflower crust pizza is a great way to treat yourself at home or at the workplace. The crust is super easy to make.  And the toppings are your choice. The cauliflower is mixed with garlic, parmesan cheese, and egg white. Once you are done, use cheese toppings to make it as tasty as regular pizza. Make sure to bake it.

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse

Did you know that you can have chocolate mousse without all the sugar? It’s keto yogurt with a twist. All you need is a smart recipe to turn the mousse into something that tastes as sweet. If your aim is to maintain a Keto-friendly diet, you can follow a very simple recipe to make this chocolate mousse. Take the chocolate powder and mix it in heavy cream. Add some vanilla and maybe some stevia to make it sweet. Stir it till you get the consistency of a mousse. Refrigerate it and then serve.  This might be my favorite Keto friendly snack.

Nuts

Best Snacks for the Keto DietNuts are some of the best snacks for a Keto diet. Nuts are good for a number of key reasons. To begin with, nuts have a high content of healthy fats. They also have very low carbohydrates and are naturally tasty. Try macadamia nuts, pecans, Brazil nuts, and walnuts. They contain very low amounts of carbohydrates and have a low number of calories.

String Cheese

String cheese is a delicious snack is sure to meet the hunger for certain of your cravings. You can eat it as a snack in your Keto diet, mainly because of its high protein and fat content. Make sure you check the label for ingredients as this can vary from one brand to another.

Go ahead and enjoy a keto-friendly snack.