Snacking while on the Keto Diet is TOUGH! Most of the common “snack foods” available are non-Keto-friendly (they’re usually heavy on the sugar and carbs), so it can be tough to find good, healthy, convenient snacks. Thankfully, there are lots of snacks you can simply make for yourself and store at home. Here are the healthiest and most delicious keto snacks to try:
Carrots, cucumbers, jicama, and celery all make excellent keto snacks to take with you anywhere you go. You may not be able to bring hummus along as a dip, but you can still enjoy a little bit of crunch—and a whole lot of fiber—in your day!
Basically, these are as simple as bits of cheese that have been baked in the oven until they harden into crusts. You can make them using almost any type of cheese, and all you need to do is place a little handful of cheese on a baking tray and watch as the melting cheese spreads out into a thin layer. Let them bake until golden brown, cool, and scrape carefully off the tray to enjoy as cheese-only crackers!
Everyone loves nuts, and you’ll be thrilled to find that nuts are permitted on the Keto Diet—making them one of the best keto snacks around. You can pick your favorite nuts, from almonds to cashews to peanuts to macadamia nuts. Buy them raw and roast them yourself, along with a bit of salt, pepper, and even chili pepper for flavor. Roasted nuts make one awesome snack that you can take with you anywhere you go.
Another quick and easy snack, one you can find anywhere! You can collect your own pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin you’re carving up for Thanksgiving, or simply buy them at any local grocery store. They make a quick, delicious, and highly nutritious snack that is absolutely keto-friendly!
The perfect thing to serve with your veggie sticks! You can spice up plain Ranch by adding in some bacon bits (also Keto), your favorite herbs, or even grated cheese to up the fat and protein content. Ranch dressing is a delicious keto snack that can make a great centerpiece for your game day offerings, or it’s the perfect addition to your salad.
Missing out on chips after a few long months of Keto dieting? Don’t sweat it: potatoes aren’t the only veggie you can turn into chips. Grab your mandolin and slice carrots, zucchini, pumpkin, and parsnips into thin slices, add olive oil and seasonings, and throw them into the oven (or air fryer). You’ll end up with delicious chips that are super easy to snack on and will satisfy your cravings for potato or tortilla chips anytime.
There are few snacks more delicious than a sheet of roasted, dried seaweed! Whether you use the seaweed used to make sushi or you buy seaweed snacks, you’ll love how flavorful and easy to eat it is. It makes a delicious keto snack that can be packed wherever you go.
Olives and Cheese
You may not be able to enjoy this snack with crackers or bread, but it’s the olives and cheese that are the best part anyway! You can serve black or green olives with any cheese of your choice—from blue cheese to cheddar cheese to camembert cheese. Thanks to the high fat and protein content of the keto diet, cheese is one of the primary staples, and you’ll find that few things pair better with a delicious cheese than some nice olives.