“What snacks can I eat on Keto?”
Starting Keto two years ago, I had to learn my lesson the hard way:
Using willpower to ‘hush hunger’ doesn’t work for everyone.
I can’t count how many times I’d fallen off the Keto bandwagon because I got tempted by a snack that used up all my precious carbs!
And nope. No amount of treadmill hours could reset that.
It went on for months. Then one day I got honest with myself and… started experimenting with Hacks that don’t require giving up my favorite treats.
What if it was possible to re-invent all my childhood favorite snacks into healthy, guilt-free versions? ✨ Cut the carbs. ✨ Cut the calories too.
What if I could enjoy the treat without the cheat?
Hi, I’m Helen, founder of Schoolyard Snacks.
The first one is obvious, some of us just love to eat.
Some days I would just get tired of nuts, jerky and another plate of baby carrots. I really missed ‘that crunch.’
Secondly, I needed something that was both healthy and a great substitute for the real thing.
That’s how this Top 10 Keto Snacks list was born.
There’s something for everyone. Whether you’re obsessed with peanut butter or you’re a chip monster at heart.
Do you remember crunchy cheese doodles that make your fingers orange? Well, these Schoolyard Snacks Cheddar Cheese Puffs are a great swap, with only 1 net carb per bag! These are also high in protein and only 100 calories. And people can’t get enough...
2. Nut Butter
Nuts are loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Unfortunately, store bought peanut butter is too high in carbs, so we recommend almonds and macadamia nuts.
However, if you absolutely can’t live without peanut butter (who can blame you, right?), we make this Keto peanut butter cereal that is to die for! Here’s what one peanut lover has to say:
Spicy snacks are especially hard to come by on Keto. If you’re like me and absolutely need something with a kick, you’re in luck, because I invented these Keto flaming red hot puffs.
In fact, these were so popular, our first batch sold out in 10 days! Don’t believe the hype? Here’s what spicy lovers are saying:
4. Monk Fruit Sweetened Dark Chocolate
If you’re a chocolate lover, a good Keto option is a dark chocolate that is sweetened with a sugar-free sweetener. Look for a dark chocolate that is sweetened with monk fruit, which doesn’t have the strong and bitter aftertaste that stevia often comes with.
Mmm...the smokey sweet flavor and hearty crunch of barbecue chips! Did you know BBQ chips were the first flavored potato chips introduced and remain the most popular chip flavor in the nation?
Although you can find BBQ chips in just about every corner store, supermarket, and vending machine in the nation, they're definitely one of the first things to kick out of your pantry and avoid buying when you start Keto or any healthy eating plan.
But if you love BBQ chips, don’t fret! Schoolyard Snacks Keto BBQ Puffs only have 2 net carbs in an entire bag, and they’ve got all the crunch and flavor! Here’s what fans on Facebook have to say:
By the way, did you know that crunchy foods actually help satisfy our cravings by tricking our brains into thinking we’re eating junk food?
A good source of fat and fiber, avocados are a naturally nutrient-dense food. Even though avocado toast is off limits on Keto, we think chopping up an avocado, topping it with a fried egg, and sprinkling some himalayan salt on top isn’t a bad option!
7. Pork Rinds
Did you know pork rinds are actually the fried skin of pork?! You can find pork rinds at most gas stations, so it’s great for when you’re on a road trip and forget to pack Keto snacks. We like to go for a simple salt & pepper flavor.
8. Keto Cereal
Saturday morning cartoons and cereal, the ultimate duo! What if we told you you’re not too old for cartoons, or cereal? At Schoolyard Snacks, we make sugar-free cereal with just 1 net carb per bowl!
I love to mix our Keto Peanut Butter and Cocoa cereals into a bowl and top it with some unsweetened almond milk (zero net carbs) for some sweet memories!
Here’s what people are saying:
9. Veggie Sticks
You have plenty of options here, but our favorite veggie sticks are a blend of zucchini, celery, and carrots. Even though veggie sticks are plain on their own, you can spice them up by making a low carb dip to go along with them. If you’re low on time, just dip them in some Frank’s buffalo sauce, which is Keto-friendly too!
10. Sugar-Free Jello
Did you know jello can actually be low carb? Sugar-free jello is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth. There’s nothing particularly nutritious about it, but it’s definitely better than falling off the bandwagon. Add some protein powder into your jello, and you can get a high protein snack out of it too!
One caution: Most sugar-free jello brands are sweetened with sucralose, a questionable artificial sweetener, so try not to have this on the daily. Alternatively, you can make your own with a natural sugar-free sweetener.
Where can I buy Keto snacks?
You can purchase Keto snacks at specialty health food stores, and you may even be able to find some in your traditional grocery stores. However, for the most variety in options, we recommend purchasing online.
What makes a snack Keto?
Keto snacks are low in carbs and sugar. This means that they are free of high carb ingredients like processed grains or sugar.
Are there any Keto snacks that taste good?
If you’re new to Keto, we know just switching to “veggie sticks” might not do the trick. That’s why we recommend starting off with something with a flavor and texture closer to what you’re used to.
What should I look for when purchasing Keto snacks online?
We recommend purchasing from websites that offer free shipping and a money back guarantee.