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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Kale Chips: Either make your own using a dehydrator or get them here. I’ve found a company from Byron Bay in NSW Australia who create these delicious Kale Chips in 3 different flavors. Garlic Spices, Dill and Onion and Cashew Cheese. They are organic, vegan, low carb and sugar free so they are perfect for those following a ketogenic woe.
- 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