Keto tends to discourage snacking. Not as in, “If you’re keto, you’re not allowed to snack!” More like, “If you’re keto, you probably won’t feel the need to snack as much,” which is generally a good thing.
Still, hunger strikes. Even the most metabolically flexible individuals will want keto-friendly snacks now and then. A snack can get you through that endless wait at the DMV, the long flight made even longer by delays, or the kids’ football game that went into overtime. Some keto folks eat a midday “snack” because they find they don’t need three substantial meals every day.
Either way, you need to be prepared. Typical “snack foods”—chips, pretzels, popcorn, granola bars—will derail your keto efforts. The best keto snacks contain protein and fat for satiety while keeping carbs to a minimum. And ideally, they are quick and easy.
Here are some of my favorite low-carb keto snack ideas.
Easy Keto Snacks (No Cooking Required)
When you’re in a hurry, convenience is key. These 15 snack ideas require little to no preparation, perfect for the keto dieter on the go.
In a perfect world, you have time to plan ahead and prepare some keto snack options. That way, you’re never caught off guard by between-meal hunger. Keep a couple of these snacks on hand, or ready to whip up at a moment’s notice, to stay on track with your low-carb way of eating.
1. Sweet and Savory Keto Trail Mix
This recipe has both sweet and savory options, so you’ll be satisfied no matter what your mood. Or get wild and combine them for the best of both worlds!