I’ll admit it: The keto diet is one that’s still a bit confusing to me (I know I’m not the only one). It’s all about finding the perfect balance of high-fat, low-carb foods while incorporating moderate levels of protein. But what about keto-friendly snacks? Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS, suggests options like nuts, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, grass-fed beef jerky, avocado, sugar-free dark chocolate, or protein shakes sans sweeteners.
But since most of these snacks require some prep (or at least a little running around the grocery store), we decided to round up our favorite pre-made options. Because really, who has the time to boil eggs every day? It’s time that we make maintaining a healthy regimen simpler for those who are always on the go. Below, find eight of our favorite on-the-go keto snacks. You might want to stock up on these.
This beef jerky crafted from an old family recipe includes all-natural spices like cracked pepper and sea salt. The extra-lean meat is high in protein and has zero preservatives.
This ice cream by Halo Top is refreshing and will cure your sugar cravings. It’s low in carbs, is GMO-free, and packed with protein.
These grain-free chips mimic real tortilla chips—sans the corn. Coconut flour, avocado oil, and ground chia seeds make up the ingredients. Pair them with guacamole cups to fill up faster.
Let’s face it: Kale chips are one of the most addictive snacks. Unfortunately, we don’t always have time to bake them up fresh, which is where these organic kale chips come in. They’re low in calories, high in protein, and contain vitamins A and K. Plus they come in a resealable bag to preserve freshness.
Craving dessert? QuestBar’s chocolate chip cookie dough bar has 21 grams of protein and zero added sugar. Almonds, cocoa butter, and unsweetened chocolate make the taste that much sweeter.
Small cups of on-the-go guacamole are great with fresh veggies or the grain-free chips we mentioned. Avocados are a top food for the keto diet since they’re low in net carbs, have tons of fiber, and also contain fatty acids that are heart healthy.
This one is for the cheese connoisseurs. Parmesan cheese crisps contain nine grams of protein per serving. Sub them in for croutons in salads or soups since they’re so low in carbohydrates.
Bone broth typically contains zero grams of carbs per serving, which is pretty amazing if you’re on a keto diet. In fact, it can even be swapped out for coffee for a little boost of midday energy.
Do you have any favorite ketogenic snacks to add to our list? Be sure to share with us in the comments, and then read about the top probiotics for bloating.