Top 5 Keto Friendly Snacks

Top 5 Keto Friendly Snacks

Several people have had great success doing the ketogenic diet including myself. But if you were to go to a grocery store, you would be surrounded by carbohydrate rich foods. None of which are acceptable on this diet. Here is a list of a few quick on the go snacks that don’t require any prep or very little prep.

Pork Rinds

Some of you may not like the idea of eating deep fried skin of a pig but pork rinds are one of the best keto friendly snacks out there. The majority of brands out there contain 0 to 1 grams of carbohydrates per serving. Meaning that it is basically pure fat and protein. The only downside I can see to pork rinds is that it can easily knock you over your protein limit for the day. If you are to buy pork rinds, make sure you use 1 to maybe 3 servings per day. Now if you aren’t on the ketogenic diet but you are on Atkins or Low Carb, you can eat as much of this as you wish. Pork rinds also come in different flavors from hot and spicy to barbeque. Just make sure that you read the nutrition facts to make sure the carbohydrate level is in check.

Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts are by far the number one snack on my list. The reason why is because one serving packs a whopping 21 grams of fat! It also tastes nice and buttery. It is incredibly addicting and tastes great. The only downside I can see to macadamia nuts are that they are quite pricy. A small 6-8 ounce container can run you $8. That’s a dollar an ounce! But if you are willing to spend some extra money, you won’t go wrong with these. Especially if you have a hard time getting in large amounts of fats, this nut works wonders for hitting macros.

Avocados

Avocados are the next on the list since they contain about 20-30 grams of fat per avocado. Now avocados are higher in carbs but they make up for it by being also high in fiber. So in reality you might only be consuming 2-5 net carbs per avocado. Avocados also contain more potassium than a banana. Pour a little salt on it and you have two of your electrolytes taken care of for the day. You can turn avocados into guacamole and use it as a dip for your pork rinds, create a chocolate mousse out of it, or eat it by itself with a little salt. This superfood contains 20 different types of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients as well.

Sausage/Lil’ Smokies

Lil’ Smokies, otherwise known as cocktail weiners, were one of my favorite foods growing up as a kid. Come to find out that a lot of sausages are great as snacks or even used as part of a full meal. Pair the Lil’ Smokies with some ranch dipping sauce for some extra fat and you are good to go. If you want to incorporate sausages into your meal, just pay attention to the nutrition facts to make sure carbs are either non-existent or very mimimal. Pair your smoked sausage with riced or mashed cauliflower and you got a cheap and quick meal.

Fat Bombs

Unfortunately fat bombs are not sold in stores yet so this would have to be prepared. Depending on the ratios you use of each ingredient will determine the fat content. But the recipe is simple. You will need cocoa powder, sweetener, coconut oil, butter, and anything else you want to throw in there. Typically you will find a fat bomb containing over 10 grams of fat per serving. Not only that but depending on the ingredients you use, you can create a delicious and portable snack.

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