What can you do when hunger strikes or cravings hit? It may be time for a snack, but what can you eat that can keep you on your keto or low-carb diet while satisfying you? It’s good to know which foods are naturally low-carb, and to add great-tasting and portable snacks that are keto-friendly and guilt-free. Here are 10 top keto snacks, including some top categories from Netrition.
Berries are among the fruits that are lowest in net carbs. They don’t have as much total sugar as some other types of fruit, and they’re high in dietary fiber. Blackberries have about 6 grams of net carbs per cup, while raspberries have 7 and strawberries have 8 grams. They’re also high in antioxidants and nutrients.
You can certainly enjoy them on their own, or you can turn them into a snack with more fat by having your berries with whipped cream. They’re also good with cottage cheese or plain yogurt for a high-protein snack. If you want a sweet treat, consider dipping them into melted Sugar-Free Chocolate, which is available in many varieties at Netrition.
2. Protein Chips
Potato chips and tortilla chips are classic snacks. They’re salty and delicious, and it’s easy to crave them. You can keep the crunch but cut the carbs by choosing Protein Potato Chips or Puffs, or Keto Tortilla Chips. They’re available at Netrition in favorite flavors, such as Sour Cream and Onion, Nacho Cheese, BBQ, Ranch, and Sea Salt and Vinegar. You can have them right from the bag on their own, or try them with keto-friendly dips, such as cheese dip, guacamole, salsa, or hummus.
Avocado is technically a type of fruit, but it’s way more keto-friendly than most fruit. It has a ton of monounsaturated fat, very little sugar, and a dose of dietary fiber. Plus, it provides vitamin E, which is an antioxidant.
Baked avocado fries are a fun, nutritious, and keto-friendly snack to try. You can also spread pureed ripe avocado on Keto Crackers, or make avocado toast using Low-Carb Bread. Another way to enjoy avocados is to make guacamole and dip Keto Chips or raw vegetables into it.
4. Jerky and Meat Snacks
Meat, chicken, and fish are naturally carb-free, but they can be hard to have for snacks due to the need to cook and store them. Netrition has snack-friendly options that are ready to eat and don’t require refrigeration. Examples include Jerky and Meat Bars. They’re made with different poultry and meat varieties, such as turkey, chicken, beef, pork, and more. Other options are Pork Skins and Salmon Skins. They’re salty, crunchy, and keto-friendly, and you can take them anywhere for instant satisfaction.
5. Keto Crackers
Crackers are known for being comforting, but high in carbs and pretty bad for diets. Keto Crackers can be a different story, though. Whether you choose Almond, Flax, or another variety, you can count on a satisfying crunch that’s guilt-free.
Enjoy them straight from the box or add a keto-friendly topping. Examples include cream cheese, cheddar or other types of cheese, turkey, Keto Nut Butters, and Sugar-Free Jam or Fruit Spread.
6. Keto Cereal
Not only is cereal a favorite breakfast food, but it’s also a top snack food. The trouble when you’re on a keto diet is that most cereal is almost pure carbohydrate, made from a mixture of grains and sugar.
Choose Keto Cereal or Keto Granola instead, and you can have a snack that feels right, but doesn’t add a load of carbs and sugar. Flavors include Honey Nut, Cocoa, Vanilla Almond, Cinnamon Crunch, and other favorites.
You don’t even have to be a major fan of kale to enjoy kale snacks. You can toss shredded kale with olive oil and garlic or parmesan cheese and bake the pieces into delicious chips. Or, just have a ready-to-eat version from Netrition, such as Brad’s Raw Foods Crunchy Kale. Kale and other greens and non-starchy vegetables are naturally high in fiber and low in net carbs. Celery, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, bell peppers, and asparagus are other great snacking vegetables.
8. Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds are some of nature’s gifts to keto dieters, and Netrition has them in whatever form you’re looking for. We have plain nuts and seeds, as well as Keto Trail Mix and Snack Mix, not to mention packages of flavored nuts or seeds.
If you’re looking for something to spread on Keto Crackers or Keto Bread, our Nut Butters, Peanut Butter, and Seed Butters are all available in different flavors. We even have High-Protein Peanut Butter Powder for your keto-friendly smoothies and shakes.
9. Protein Bars
Protein Bars can be staples on a keto diet, but only if you choose the right ones. Netrition has Low-Carb and Sugar-Free varieties to help you stay on your plan, plus you can look for different levels of protein and fat to help you meet your macros.
Our selection of Protein Bars is varied enough for any taste or craving. Flavor profiles include chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, pretzel, caramel, raspberry, lemon, mocha, and so much more. Whether you’re looking for crunchy or chewy, we have that, too.
10. Keto Cookies
When that sweet tooth hits, Keto Cookies can heed the call. From big Protein Cookies to Keto Mini Cookies, we have what you’re looking for to enjoy a sweet snack. Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Double Chocolate, Snickerdoodle, and Cream Sandwich cookies are just a few of the varieties you can try. We also have Meringue Cookies that are sugar-free and light as a feather. Have your cookies right from the bag, or pair them with fruit or some cheese cubes for a more substantial snack.
Smart snacking is one trick to losing weight and staying on a keto diet, and that means choosing low-carb snacks that are delicious and convenient. Along with preparing naturally low-carb foods such as berries, nuts, and raw vegetables, you can check out the wide range of Keto Snacks at Netrition. You’ll love the selection and variety and can take snacking and weight loss to the next level.