32 Best Keto Snacks to Make (or Buy Online!)
Kill carb cravings fast by having the best keto snacks at the ready. Here's a roundup of keto diet-friendly munchies to buy or make.
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Chopped Bell Peppers
If you’re deciding to go on a diet, it’s easy to focus on what you can’t have. When it comes to keto foods, there’s still a lot to enjoy. One great example: fresh vegetables. So chop up a bell pepper and crunch away on fresh, healthy good taste.
1 cup, chopped (149g): 46.2 calories, 0.4g fat (0.0g saturated fat), 0.0mg cholesterol, 6.0mg sodium, 9.4g carbohydrate (6.3g sugars, 3.1g fiber), 1.5g protein.
Blending almost a dozen tasty ingredients—from mascarpone to prosciutto—makes for an ideal appetizer truffle. Roll balls of the blend in pine nuts and refrigerate to create Tuscan truffles you can grab any time.
1 appetizer: 80 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.
There’s nothing complicated about combining balls of mozzarella with grape tomatoes and fresh basil, but this snack is a classic for good reason. Even better, it’s within keto guidelines. Prep a few skewers to keep in the fridge, and have a ready-made snack for anytime you’re feeling munchy.
1 kabob: 44 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat.
Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Yogurt Sauce
Cauliflower may seem like an ordinary vegetable, but it becomes something to look forward to with this recipe. Golden brown, crisp and roasted, it’s both tasty on its own and addictive with this creamy, tangy dip.
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1 cauliflower wedge with about 2 tablespoons sauce: 177 calories, 14g fat, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.
A Handful of Roasted Almonds
It’s hard to find a simpler, easier keto snack than this: a handful of almonds. Naturally high in healthy fat, nutrient-dense almonds pack a punch of protein, fiber, vitamin E, magnesium and copper.
1 ounce whole, roasted, salted kernels (28g): 167 calories, 14.8g fat (1.1g saturated fat), 0.0mg cholesterol, 94.9g sodium, 5.4g carbohydrate (1.4g sugars, 3.3g fiber), 6.2g protein.
Get your pizza fix even without the heavy gluten load. This zucchini-based recipe is fun, filling and a great option to prep ahead and freeze. The next time you miss your favorite takeout, just pull out your prepped crust, top and bake.
1 slice: 219 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 680mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 2 medium-fat meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Crunch on crackers like any carb lover, but stay on the keto path. With these almond flour crackers from Simple Mills ($10), the snacks you’re savoring are packed with protein and healthy fats.
17 crackers (30g): 150 calories, 8g fat (0.5g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (0g sugar, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
Take some raw cashews, salt and coconut oil to whip up your own homemade nut butter. Enjoy a big spoonful on its own, spread it on celery or have it with another favorite vegetable. Luxuriously creamy and rich, this is a snack you’ll love having on hand.
1 tablespoon: 83 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat.
This recipe is the stuff appetizer dreams are made of. It calls for stuffing baby portabello mushrooms with mayonnaise, cheese, tomatoes and basil, then baking until browned. Make a batch to warm up for snacks all week!
1 appetizer: 35 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
If you think going keto means skipping sweets, think again with these keto dessert recipes. Here’s another great idea: keto brownie mix. These sweet bites from Keto and Co ($10) have just 1.1g carb per serving, with no added sugar. All you do is add eggs and butter/oil, bake and you’re in business.
1 prepared brownie (18g dry mix): 110 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 8g fiber), 2g protein.
Grilling sliced zucchini sets the stage for a super snack option. Once the zucchini is cooked, fill it with a blend of cheese, basil, capers, olives, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Roll each slice up into a bite-sized snack anyone would love.
1 appetizer: 24 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
Reach for these hearty snacks for a high-protein, gluten-free, sugar-free, nitrate-free, non-GMO choice for fueling your body. Made of grass-fed beef, Mission Meats snack sticks ($22) come in several flavors, too.
1 ounce (28g): 80 calories, 6g fat (2.5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 7g protein.
Nuggets are traditionally made with breadcrumbs, but these keto-friendly chicken nuggets rely on sweet potato chips instead. After coating the chicken, all you have to do is deep-fry it for crispy, flavorful bites of tender meat. This is a snack that could even be dinner, just like our other favorite low-carb dinner ideas,
3 ounces cooked chicken: 308 calories, 17g fat (1g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 690mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.
Made with healthy and low-carb ingredients such as almond flour, coconut oil and collagen, HighKey Snacks cookies ($14) are gluten-free and keto-friendly. Choose them for sweet, crispy treats you can take with you anywhere.
6 pieces (30g): 140 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
You’ll never have to regret a snack of roasted broccoli. This recipe dresses the nutrient-rich veggie up with lemon juice and pepper for a tangy, spicy twist. It also includes almonds on top for extra crunch, as well as healthy fat.
1 cup: 84 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Here’s another party food that makes a great keto snack: mushrooms stuffed with a blend of cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic salt, artichoke hearts, spinach and cheese. The resulting bites are both impressive and filling.
1 stuffed mushroom: 51 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
When you’re feeling that midday slump and want a way to curb hunger fast, reach for a box of EPIC Chicken Sriracha Protein Bars ($27). Gluten-free, keto-friendly, paleo-friendly and approved for Whole30, these bars are a filling, flavorful blend of heat and tartness.
1 bar (43g): 130 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.
Enjoy a sweet treat that leaves you satisfied and on track with these keto cups from Evolved Chocolate ($14). Made from only five ingredients, these cups are paleo, gluten-free and vegan-friendly. They also have 13 grams of fat and two grams of net carbs per cup.
1 cup (21g): 130 calories, 13g fat (10g saturated fat), 0mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.
Portobello mushrooms become simply irresistible stuffed with ricotta cheese and topped with tomato slices. The finishing touch is a blend of basil, almonds and garlic, with Parmesan sprinkled on top. This smart snack is as satisfying as it is delectable.
1 stuffed mushroom: 201 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 238mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable.
Ever miss those sour cream and onion potato chips of the past? Baked instead of fried and using a protein blend instead of potatoes, Quest Nutrition protein chips ($17) are a savory, gluten-free, guilt-free substitute.
1 bag (32g): 140 calories, 4g fat (0.5g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (<1g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.
Because olives are a savory snack naturally high in fat and low in carbs, they’re a great, easy choice for keto-friendly snacking. Even better, these little bites are also high in antioxidants and vitamin E, and they may be protective against heart disease and cancer.
1 ounce (28g) ripe, canned (small-extra large): 32.2 calories, 3.0g fat (saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 1.8g carbohydrate (0.0g sugars, 0.9g fiber), 0.2g protein.
Cozy up to this sweet, creamy dip and a plate of vegetables, and you’ve got a keto snack to make you forget you’re dieting. It combines three cups of chopped Vidalia or sweet onion with mayonnaise and Swiss cheese for gooey, gourmet goodness.
1/4 cup (calculated without crackers and vegetables): 212 calories, 21g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 143mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
This frittata recipe proves it’s hard to go wrong when you combine eggs with lots of vegetables and cheese. Featuring asparagus, sweet red or green pepper, portobello mushrooms and onion, this pretty dish is loaded with healthy nutrients, too.
1 wedge: 130 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 192mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.
A Slice of Cheddar Cheese
For a small snack that’s safe on keto and full of flavor, try opting for a wedge of cheese. A single slice of cheddar gives you nine grams of fat and seven grams of protein, which may be enough to stay cravings until dinner.
1 slice (1 oz, 28g): 113 calories, 9.3g fat (5.9g saturated fat), 29.4mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 0.4g carbohydrate (0.1g sugars, 0g fiber), 7g protein.
This recipe creates a meaty spin on traditional party skewers. Each kabob features a cube of mozzarella with a tomato and a cube or two of chicken, dressed with oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and chili powder.
1 kabob: 115 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 286mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.
Half an Avocado
Here’s a keto-friendly snack that requires almost no prep work: eat half an avocado. Simply cut an avocado in half, remove the pit and slice up the flesh. Dress with salt and pepper if desired. This ready-made snack is high in healthy, filling fat.
1/2 avocado (105g): 161g calories, 14.75g fat (2.15g saturated fat), 0.0mg cholesterol, 7.05mg sodium, 8.55g carbohydrate (0.65g sugars, 6.75g fiber), 2g protein.
This recipe combines some keto classics: cheddar cheese, sweet red peppers and olives. By marinating them together with oil and vinegar, as well as garlic, basil and oregano, you get a tasty snack to enjoy any time of day.
1/2 cup: 155 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
Fun to look at, flavorful and full of healthy fats, these lettuce wraps are a great go-to snack. Iceberg lettuce leaves hold sausage, avocado, eggs and tomato, drizzled with a creamy blend of blue cheese and watercress, topped by ranch dressing.
1 serving: 433 calories, 38g fat (10g saturated fat), 174mg cholesterol, 887mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.
The colors and flavors of this snack scream “fresh” and “bright.” Its fun blend of radishes, carrots and cilantro make for a crisp, crunchy combination that is sure to cure a craving. While it’s great on its own, you can also use it as a topping for meat.
2/3 cup: 51 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.
Indulge in this Asian-inspired layered chicken dip. The plate begins with cream cheese, topped by sweet-and-sour sauce, then spinach and Asian-flavored chicken. The final accessories are peanuts and green onions. Eat it with veggies or keto crackers.
1/4 cup dip: 97 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.
A classic snack choice in Korea, dehydrated seaweed gives you all the pleasure of thin, flaky, crunchy chips with a slightly sweet flavor that’s hard to resist. Annie Chun’s seaweed snacks ($24) are dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan-certified, too.
1 serving (5g): 25 calories, 1.5g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
There’s nothing like a devilishly good deviled egg. This version fills the eggs with a blend of sharp cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pimientos, chopped sweet onion, garlic, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. It’s perfect for parties!
1 stuffed egg half: 67 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.