Snacks on Keto – What Can We Eat?

Snacks on Keto

Usually when you are following a ketogenic way of eating (woe), you feel hungry less often. But sometimes you might find yourself out and about and not able to have lunch and are caught unprepared. If you want to have a snack, it’s important to know what’s okay to ensure you stay in ketosis. If you find yourself in a grocery shop and bombarded with too many cleverly marketed processed packaged foods, you will want to be prepared to know where to go to quench your hunger. Lets take a look at what can be eaten as snacks on keto.

In an effort to keep things simple and easy, I’ll share some ideas that I do to help the transition from a high carb diet to a low carb one easy and non-intensive. Although I’ve been doing this for over 3 years now, I still prefer to keep things simple as I manage life’s demands on a daily basis as we all do.

Keto Keep it Simple Snacks – Keto KISS

There are so many snacks that you can have on this way of eating, there’s too many to list here. Instead, I’ve put together a round up of some common and easy to make snack ideas for you to consider and incorporate in your new or current-but-need-extra-inspiration way of eating :).

  • Parmesan crisps with cream cheese spread on top. Place grated parmesan in small piles on the oven tray. Place in an oven at 180 degrees (360 degree fh) for 20 mins. Slightly longer if you like it crunchier. Optional is to mix in garlic powder and chives before placing onto baking tray. snacks on keto
  • Vegemite Cheese slice: Here, I switch out the cracker and instead slice off a piece of cheddar cheese and generously spread on grass-fed butter, then top with a small smear of vegemite. In countries other than Australia you might prefer to use Marmite or Promite.snacks on keto
  • Celery stick with sugar free (sf) peanut butter or cottage cheese.
  • Create your own antipasto platter: include salami, cabana, pastrami, ham. Add some semi dried tomatoes black or green olives, and your favorite cheese.
  • Cheese platter: Types of cheeses you can include are Havarti, Gouda, Cheddar, Cream Cheese, Edam, Swiss Cheese, Brie and Camembert etc. The added bonus with cheese is that some of these cheeses contain probiotics. These are Gouda, Swiss, Parmesan, Edam and Cheddar. So if you’re not a fan of yoghurt, then this is another way of getting some good bacteria into your system. They are also an excellent source of healthy fats to help you feel full to get you through the day till your next meal.
  • Bliss balls:  Make your own low carb, sugar free bliss balls. Here’s our favorite family recipe. For an alternative to coconut, you can use hemps seeds to roll the bliss balls in.

snacks on keto

  • Low Carb Nuts: Pack a container of low carb nuts to keep on hand for when you feel a bit peckish. These are much easier to transport and have on the go for when hunger strikes. Here’s my travel pack that goes with me everywhere, even down the highway while hubby does the driving :).
  • Salami Stick: Grab a salami stick or two if you’re in the grocery store and need to eat.
  • Olives:  black or green.
  • Veggie sticks with dip: I like to slice cucumbers in either sticks or round slices which are excellent for dipping. I prefer not to include carrots in my veggie platter due to their higher carb count. Keto- friendly veggies include cucumber, celery, capsicum slices, snow peas, green beans. Make your own dip or look for a sugar free dip like tzatziki, or capsicum dip.
  • Low Carb Protein Bars: Not ideal as these are not natural. If you are stuck though these can be just enough to stop you from reaching for higher carb snacks.

 

What do you enjoy as your go-to snack idea during your low carb journey? Leave comments below.

 

Happy keto’ing friends

10 thoughts on “Snacks on Keto – What Can We Eat?

  1. First let me say that I have never been the "health conscious eater" type. But i changed my diet (for the better) starting this year and couldn't be more thrilled. I especially love the cheese platter idea as i'm a big cheese head. I could eat cheese on anything if you let me. Thanks for the other great suggestions that i can try as i continue on this health conscious journey.
    1. Hi Shantaye, thanks for leaving a comment. I'm glad you found some ideas on here that can help you be conscious of how to eat healthier. All the best on your health journey :).
  2. I actually started looking into the keto diet when I realized that carbs aren't my best friend. I've slowly been transitioning into it and snacks were my biggest struggle because I love crunchy, salty snacks. These look delicious. Thanks for sharing, I will def try them out!
    1. Hi Daybe, thanks for stopping by. Yes, getting the hang of what's okay on the keto diet takes a bit to adjust to. Especially if it feels like you miss so many of your old ways of eating. Hopefully this post can help you feel less like you're missing out, while keeping your carbs low. Good wishes on your low carb journey :).
  3. Hi, I'm definitely going to try those Parmesan crisps. I'm currently not on a keto diet but have been intrigued by the possibility of trying it for quite a while now. Thanks for the healthy snacking options :-)
    1. Hi Lynne, you're welcome. I hope you enjoy the parmesan crisps, they're definitely a winner in our household! Even if you're not doing the ketogenic diet, you can still incorporate healthy options as an alternative to the less healthy ones. Enjoy :).
  4. Great post Kathleen! I don't know much about keto, but i have to say i'm intrigued based on the snak options that you have listed here. I will be using your site to read up on this topic a bit more. Thanks! -Christen
    1. Hi Christen. I'm glad the snack options have piqued your interest. Feel free to browse around my site to find out more about the keto way of eating. If you have any questions, email or post on comments and I'll be sure to help you where I can. All the best with it :).
  5. I am so thrilled I came across your article. I have been looking into keto dieting and was looking for information on snacks or food for on the go. I am busy with activities and sports that my girls are in. I am normally ok with not eating from the concession stands, but there are some sports that require us to be there the entire day and even into the night. I was worried that if i had started the keto diet i would be waisting my time due to how often I am away from home for these long days. Now that I have read this, I plan on checking out your other post as well. I will need all the help I can get as I have never done this before. I haven't a clue as to what and how much of it I need in order to get to the ketosis state. I am also going to share this. Thank you for giving me hope.
    1. Hi Lee Ann, thanks for dropping by. I'm so pleased you found this helpful. It is an adjustment once you decide to follow the ketogenic way of eating, and knowing what you will need when you have to leave the house can certainly make things easier for you to continue to stay in ketosis. Yes it is possible, it just takes a some knowledge and preparation to help you along the way. If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email or comment on here and I'll ensure you get the support you need. Thanks for spreading the word :).

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