There’s a constant struggle being on a ketogenic diet to be able to eat healthy keto foods that aren’t bacon and eggs. As a fellow keto girl myself, I tried nearly every snack under the sun that was nutrient-packed, healthy, but still significantly low in carbs. If you’re a keto beginner who feels a bit lost going grocery shopping, this is my list of the best keto snacks to stock in your pantry.
Dark chocolate or chocolate chips are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth on keto. You can make fat bombs using dark chocolate, or simply enjoying them as is. Cocoa packs nutrients and antioxidants while the chocolate recipe remains low in carbs. Though the carb content is low, it doesn’t mean they’re carb-free, so indulge in moderation.
String cheese is the best grab-and-go snacks on keto. A healthy, filling snack that’s super low in carbs and high in fat. Pair it with some olives or salami, or enjoy it on its own. Just pop one or two in your bag, and you’re good to go.
Now if you did a little research on the keto diet, you’ll find some confusing information about which nuts are best on keto and which ones to avoid.
Pecans and walnuts are probably the most keto-friendly nuts you can have. They contain the least carbs. Pistachios and brazil nuts are pretty good too for a quick snack between meals. But remember, everything in moderation if you want to have the best results.
One of my favorite things about going keto was being able to indulge in some of my favorite savory foods without a single ounce of guilt. And just like cheese, pickles are one of my favorite foods ever. Don’t judge.
Besides being low in carbs and delicious, pickles are handy for their high sodium levels. That’s so beneficial to regaining your electrolytes while being in a ketogenic state. You will lose lots of weight and still have plenty of energy to conquer the world!
If you ever find yourself craving carb packed chips, or Doritos in my case, pork rinds are the way to go! They are very low in carbs and delicious. Sprinkle some seasoning and a little bit of coconut oil, and you’ll have a healthy and tasty version of your favorite chips! Read the labels and make sure to get the ones who only contain salt and pork rinds. Other brands and flavors can sometimes contain sugar and other harmful ingredients.