If you’re trying to lose weight or get healthier, low carb snacks will be instrumental in keeping those hunger pangs at bay in between meals. Following a low carb diet isn’t an easy thing to do. We are used to eating carbohydrates, and shifting away from that mentality can severely change our everyday routines.
Letting go of carbs is even more difficult if you’re following the ketogenic diet because you can’t eat more than your daily allowance of carbohydrates or else risk knocking your body out of ketosis. As you’ll know, if you’ve started your keto diet, this isn’t an easy thing to get into, and so you want to do everything possible to stay in ketosis.
Here are eight delicious low-carb treats you can reach for without guilt, and crush those cravings.
8 Delicious Low Carb Snacks that are Keto-Friendly
Olives and (certain) Nuts
Olives are a great source of healthy fats, and they’re also perfect if you’re craving chips or fries as they’re salty. As a bonus, they are rich in antioxidants and can help promote your bone and heart health, so you can feel good about eating them.
Nuts are a great choice when you’re craving something carby because they’re dry, salty, and crunchy. But you do need to be careful about which nuts you choose. Macadamias, walnuts, hazelnuts, and pecans are four of the lowest carb nuts. Cashews, while not entirely different from pecans, are almost eight times higher in carbohydrates than pecans, so it’s best to avoid them.
Keto Pumpkin Spice Donut
Fall is approaching, but pumpkin spice is delicious all year round! Who says you can’t jump on board the pumpkin spice bandwagon just because you’re following a keto diet? Our Keto Pumpkin Spice Donuts are soft, moist, and bursting with flavor! They are baked, not fried, and are free of dairy, gluten, GMOs, and grains. Who said you couldn’t eat delicious keto desserts?
Full-Fat Cheeses and Cold Cuts
Did you ever think you’d see the day when there would be a diet that encourages you to eat cheese and meat? Well, it’s here, and it’s delicious! You can enjoy hard cheeses such as cheddar, gruyere, and gouda, and soft cheeses like goat’s cheese or brie on a low-carb or keto diet. They’re high in healthy fats and protein and should serve to keep your hunger at bay until dinner time.
As for the meats, you’re free to enjoy your favorite sliced chicken, turkey, pancetta, and pastrami without worrying about your carb intake for the day. Jerky is another winner.
Keto Everything Bagel
If you’re a fan of bread and crave a morning bagel, this one is for you – keto bagels do exist! Our Keto Everything Bagel is fresh, filling, and delicious. As a gluten-free bagel, you might expect this to be chewy and bland, but this keto bagel is everything you need to substitute the classic New York Bagel. It’s made entirely without dairy, gluten, grains, and GMOs. Whether you slather on your favorite cream cheese or enjoy it with peanut butter, these keto bagels are a sure winner.
Guacamole is an old classic and one you can eat without too much restriction on a ketogenic diet! You can easily make this delicious dip with avocados, red onion, lime juice, diced tomato, kosher salt, and fresh garlic. For an extra hit of healthy fats, add some sour cream to your guacamole. It’s perfect with raw low-carb veggies or on top of your favorite grilled meats.
Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sometimes, all you want is an easy treat. Preparing your keto-friendly meals and snacks can get tiring after a busy day, and you may want a little hit of deliciousness to stave off the cravings or to eat for your keto desserts. If this sounds like you, then this is your answer! With a gentle vanilla flavor and subtle sweetness from the chocolate chips, your sugar cravings will disappear soon. This cookie is made with almond flour, so it’s gluten-free. It’s dairy-free and grain-free too! This cookie offers the satisfaction of a sweet treat without all the unnecessary sugar and carbs.
Super Dark Chocolate
Lindt Excellence Bar 90% Cocoa Supreme Dark Chocolate is ideal for the keto lover! With 22g of fat and only 12g of carbs per serving, this rich chocolate is perfect for nibbling on as a guilt-free treat. It also has more fiber than sugar, so you’ll only get 7g of net carbs per serving of this chocolate. You can eat any super-dark chocolate on keto – the darker it is, the more you can eat. Remember that it won’t taste like your average bar of Hershey’s, so you may need to build up to it.
Keto Lemon Coconut Cookie
Not a fan of chocolate, or want something tangy and zesty? Look no further than our Keto Coconut Cookies. With just 90 calories and only two net carbs per cookie, these delightful little cookies are ideal for the keto dieter with a sweet tooth! They’re the perfect blend of firm and soft. Their subtle coconut taste means they’re the ideal keto desserts.
A low carb or ketogenic diet needn’t be as restrictive as you first thought! You can still enjoy versions of your favorite high-carb foods! And with fall approaching, what better time to explore all of the new and delicious pumpkin and cinnamon toaster strudels, donuts, and cookies?