The ketogenic diet is all about high-fat content. It rarely leaves you feeling hungry but for snack lovers like me, sometimes we cannot resist the urge to munch a snack or two. That is why we need a Keto snack that gives as a quick fix but does not ruin our ketogenic diet. This article will help you find the best keto snacks that you can grab your hands into. There are some precautions in which you should take note while incorporating the keto snack to your ketogenic diet. Your keto coach will tell you the right amount and what time can you eat your keto snack.
1. Beef Jerky
For those who do not have the time to assemble and prepare keto snacks, the beef jerky snack is a nice go-to snack for busy people. Try to buy a beef jerky brand that is reputable and has minimal carb content (check out the calories content written on the package). Try to take note of the sugar content of the jerky (can also be seen in the package). if it is too much, ditch it. Too much sugar means high carbohydrates amount.
2. Nuts and Seeds
Nuts in general, have high-carbohydrates content (peanuts, cashews, pistachios and so on and so forth). Do not buy peanuts that are doused in vegetable oil. Examples of nuts that you should try are almonds, macadamia, flaxseed, chia, and so on and so forth. These nuts and seeds have a high-fat content.
3. Stevia Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate sweetened with Stevia is good for the ketogenic diet. If every the dark chocolate does not have any stevia in it, try those dark chocolates in which 80% of its ingredient is pure cocoa.
4. Seaweed Snacks
Seaweed snacks are generally keto friendly snacks. However, some brands add ingredients (like oily carbs) into it that contributes extra carbohydrates. Seaweed snacks have a unique taste, you just might want to try it and maybe you will dig it.
5. Laughing Cow Cheese
There are many versions of the laughing cow milk cheese. Try to purchase the full-fat version.
6. Cacao Nibs
Cacao nibs are a great alternative for chocolate chips. They are low in carbohydrates and have the same crunch as a regular chocolate chip would have. Though cacao nibs are generally a keto snack, try to take it in moderation. Do not overdo it. Cacao nibs are not only keto friendly snacks. They are also a nutritional powerhouse. This is because organic nibs are an excellent source of fiber and iron. Not only that, cacao nibs are full of magnesium and antioxidants which are helpful to the nerves and immune system respectively. Another great thing about cacao nibs is its ability to stabilize blood sugar.
Studies suggest that eating cacao nibs is good for the cardiovascular system. It reduces high blood pressure and prevents other high blood pressure induced ailments. Cacao nibs also promote insulin sensitivity. Since cacao nibs are good at lowering our blood pressure, it follows that it is also good in lowering the risk of diabetes. This is because cacao nibs are flavonol-rich snacks. Last but not the least, cacao nibs lifts up your mood. Cacao has compounds that increase the number of endorphins and serotonin in our body. Both hormones are said to be a mood-enhancer.
Guacamoles are avocados! It is delicious and very easy to eat. Avocados are whole fruit, so you do not have to mind if it inhibits the effectiveness of your keto diet. You can try a variety of avocado snack. Just try to be conscious of the ingredients you are putting. Make sure each ingredient is keto friendly. Guacamole is one of the simplest keto snack recipes you can make. It is perfectly gluten-free and vegan. For low carb guacamole, try to these ingredients zucchini, celery, cucumber, kale chips, and low-carb cheese.
Sardines are impressive zero carb diet snacks. This snack has enough protein to be dubbed as a supercarrier of macronutrient. Steer away from tuna. Tuna fish can adversely affect your keto diet. Tuna fish has zero fat content but has a high protein content. This is not an ideal snack for keto dieters. Try to purchase sardines, they are more keto friendly.
9. Kale Chips
Kale chips are another keto-friendly snack that you will enjoy. It might be your next potato chip quick fix because is crunchiness is amazing as ever plus, itis a keto snack. Look for Kale Chips that have no added sugar. Cooking kale chips are quite easy. You just need to be reminded of these two notes. The first thing that you should do is try to extract as much water as you can to the Kale. Extracting water from it will crisp it down. The second one is not to overcook it. Overcooked Kale chips might be too tough in terms of texture and may be too bitter for your taste. There are a lot of recipes you can look up online. Some of them might suggest to let you put salt directly in the oven. Try to put the salt after the Kale is cooked. It will turn out to be more delicious if the salt is the last ingredient to be infused.
10. Grass-fed Beef
Grass-fed beef is a snack that provides your protein and fat macros. Don’t worry about eating “too much” meat — it won’t kick you out ketosis. Grass-fed beef has a high fatty acid CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) which as close to the keto concept compared to other snacks. Synthetic CLA’s are alternative popular weight loss but grass-fed beef have naturally occurring CLA levels. Try to get a grass-fed beef that is organic, has no preservatives added to it, no hormones, no antibiotics, and so on and so forth.
These snacks are all keto friendly but still, it needs supervision in terms of amount. There should be a threshold on how much you can eat. Also, try to be mindful of the ingredients that you would like to infuse in your snacks. Make sure that they keto friendly as much as possible.