Quick Low Carb Snacks for the Ketogenic Diet

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If you’re a busy professional and don’t have time to cook, you need go-to snacks that work on the keto diet.

Especially if you’re following a stricter 20g net carbs rather than 50g.

These snacks are great for munching when you’re on the go or don’t have time to make food when you’re at home.

Yes, you can always eat out. Or, you can stop by a grocery store during the day.

However…. restaurants don’t always have the most keto-friendly foods.

And stopping by restaurants or grocery stores takes up precious time in the middle of the day.

What you need, is a short list of easy snacks when you’re on the go and/or don’t have time to prepare anything.

Meats:

  • Proscuitto
  • Smoked salmon
  • Jerky (without added sugar)
  • Meat snack sticks
  • Anchovies packed in olive oil
  • Tuna
  • Bacon

Dairy:

  • Parmesan whisps
  • Moon cheese
  • String Cheese
  • Nearly all full-fat cheeses
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese

Nuts & Seeds:

Sprouted nuts and seeds by Living Intentions are rich with flavor and a great snack.

  • Hazel nuts
  • Brazil nuts
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Flax seeds

Veggies:

  • Kale chips
  • Avocado
  • Celery (great to eat with fatty dips)
  • Nori (Seaweed)
  • Pickles
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini
  • Asparagus
  • Brussels Sprouts

Dips & Sauces:

  • Guacamole
  • Ranch dressing
  • Spinach artichoke dip
  • Queso
  • Balsamic olive oil vinagarette
  • 1000 island dressing
  • Ceaser dressing
  • Italian dressing
  • Pesto

Desserts:

  • 86%+ dark chocolate
  • Halotop ice cream

Others:

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Protein chips (note – not very much fat, but low-carb)
  • Pork rinds
  • Epic bars
  • Quest bars

Pro Tip: For the truly busy, it’s a good idea to maintain stashes of staple foods in places where you spend the most time. For example, keeping MCT oil and unsalted butter at work for easy access when you make coffee or tea. Or, making sure to keep some chicken and parmesan whisps in the kitchen at your significant other’s place if you find yourself over there often.

 

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