Even Keto and low carb eaters get cravings.

This is where low carb friendly and keto snacks can come in handy.

Crush that urge without falling straying from your meal plan.

There are a lot of options for keto snack foods. Their low to no carb ingredients are not going to screw up your ketogenic meal plan. Particularly when you need an on the go snack or need keto friendly movie foods.

Glynn’s Guide:
Takeaways That Won’t Fail You

  • We can safely consume 20-30 grams of low glycemic carbohydrates a day and still maintain a ketogenic state.
  • It’s crucial that you select only low glycemic or “slow” carbohydrates if the snack you choose is carbohydrate based.
  • Quantity must be limited.
  • The only two sugar substitutes I could find that do not elicit an insulin response are sucralose and stevia. Both are acceptable if the label states zero to 2 grams of carbohydrates per serving.
  • Learning to read and really understand food labels is the key to selecting safe keto snacks. If there is no label, I’ve listed an unbiased website that discloses nutritional information of just about every food imaginable.

Keto Snack Ideas

We’ll look at potential foods keto snack ideas that are both non-sweet and semi-sweet, as well as some of the sugar substitutes. Since many of the sugar substitutes actually cause an insulin response, we have to discount those particular snack ideas.

I took some time and reviewed the ingredients of over 130 online recipes for approval. The whole list keto snack ideas are included with links for your convenience.

I would also like to cover why some of the food choices are keto friendly. I don’t know about you, but I was (and still am) the guy who always asks why. So, an explanation is in order.

The Best Easy Keto Snacks

Pepperoni

This is a great choice because the carbohydrate content is so low that it’s not worth counting and it’s also an easy “keto friendly finger food.”

Cheese

Also so low in carbohydrates that it does not interfere with a ketogenic meal plan. That said, I’ve had clients respond differently to cheese. My guess is it’s easy to over consume calories with cheese, so be careful and test how you respond.

Cream Cheese

This low carb snack is a great choice that can be to added to your favorite fresh veggie.

Rolled Deli Ham

I’m not a fan of deli meat, but roll it, cut it and it makes a keto friendly finger food.

Fried Ham

Again, I’m not a fan of deli meats, but fried ham makes a tasty keto friendly snack.

Annie’s Beef Hot Dogs

Cut them into finger servings. A hair on the expensive side, but quality ingredients.

Dill Pickles (Not the Sweet Ones)

This might be one of my favorite keto friendly snacks. A medium sized dill pickle has about 1 gram of carbohydrates. That’s negligible for the amount someone will typically eat. Enjoy!

Beef Jerky

One that’s not made with sugar (typically home-made). Be careful with this one. Many of the more popular brands are high in sugar. My suggestion is to find the one lowest in sugar/carbohydrates and regulate the amount you eat. Otherwise, it’s a great source of protein.

Celery

Despite it’s super low caloric content, there are still some carbohydrates that are sugar. But, since the rest of the carbohydrates are fiber, most of which are insoluble, it makes a decent choice if you don’t eat a ton.

Olives

Bottom line, this is a great choice, super low in carbohydrates and a decent source of fat.

Cucumbers

These go great with hummus, very low in carbohydrates and very refreshing.

Peppers

Are versatile, low carbohydrate and pack a serious punch for nutritional value. The also go well with hummus and cream cheese.

Pork Rinds

Pretty much a zero carbohydrate food high in protein and fat. If you can get past the fact that it’s fried pork skin, it makes for an easy snack and great “keto on the go” snack. Check for some recipes below too.

Hard Boiled Eggs

I consider this more part of a meal than a snack, but it is easy to squeeze a couple in between meals. I’m a huge fan of whole eggs for all their nutritional value and really low price.

A Tbsp of Coconut Oil

I don’t really consider this a snack, but when I need a few extra calories and I feel like my fats are a little too low, I grab a Tbsp of coconut oil. I find it very tasty. Great in coffee too.

A Tbsp of Kerry’s Irish Butter

Again, not really a snack, but ideal extra calories if fats are too low. Seriously tasty too! And also great in coffee.

Jones Pork Sausage

The fully cooked version can be heated quickly in the microwave and makes a delightful snack and convenient snack.

“Just Okay” Easy Keto Snacks

Hummus

Typically, the ingredients are garbanzo beans (chickpeas), olive oil and tahini. Why is it just an okay choice? Two tablespoons have 4 grams of carbs, so if the rest of your day is really low in carbs, then it’s acceptable to eat a couple servings with fresh veggies.

Guacamole

Typically, the ingredients are avocado, onions, peppers, herbs, and spices. Two tablespoons contain up to 3 grams of carbohydrates. So this falls into the same category as hummus. A couple servings on fresh veggies or with your eggs is a great addition if the rest of your day is super low carbohydrate.

Really Dark Chocolate

You read that right, chocolate. But it has to be really dark. Must be 86% or higher.

Avocado

A great source of fat, but on the high end for carbohydrates on a keto diet. That said, I think they’re a great food to include if your overall carbohydrate intake is on the lower end (less than 20 grams).

Keto Sweet Snacks

There’s a lot of us who sometimes just need a little something sweet. And if you’re as motivated to “stay the course” on your meal plan as you should be, here are a few recipes that are suitable.

Easy Keto Chocolate Mousse

Low Carbe Diem

Add healthy fats to your low carb diet while eating a rich and creamy (easy!) keto chocolate mousse. This low carb dessert doubles as a fat bomb, and fits the macros for a fat fast recipe…

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Easy No Bake Cheesecake

Keto Connect

The third installment of our cheesecake trio has arrived, and it’s quite possibly the best one yet! What makes this Easy No Bake Cheesecake so amazing is the simple chocolate ganache we’ve created to top it with! If you prefer to watch over reading then check out the video…

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Easy Avocado Pudding

Keto Connect

Would you rather have chocolate or avocado? Wait, why have just one when you can have both with our Chocolate Avocado Pudding recipe. After all, two is better than one! You’ll not only be indulging in a chocolatey pudding…

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Coconut Raspberry Slice

Ruled.me

A delicious keto treat which is perfect for summer! This coconut raspberry slice has the fresh flavors of coconut and raspberry on a crunchy biscuit base – all topped with a crisp layer of dark chocolate! It feels very indulgent but comes in at under 4 net carbs…

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Chocolate Pumpkin Keto Fudge

Divalicious Recipes

When I first made this keto fudge recipe I was surprised at how addictive this is. A first batch disappeared almost as fast as I could make it…

*Xylitol must be replaced with stevia or erythritol

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3 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Coconut Cups

The Big Man’s World

3 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Coconut Cups (Paleo, Vegan, Sugar-Free)- An easy, homemade three ingredient healthy dessert or snack which is low carb, dairy-free and gluten-free…

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Low-Carb, Keto Ice Cream Recipe

Cooking LSL

Low-Carb, Keto Ice Cream Recipe – custard-based vanilla ice cream, made with a few simple ingredients and churned in an ice cream maker. Perfect for summer. Sugar and gluten-free…

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Sugar Free Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Covered Katie

Easy homemade sugar free chocolate chips that can be keto and vegan, with NO artificial sweeteners! How To Make Sugar Free Chocolate Chips…

*With Stevia Only

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Low-Carb Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Simply So Healthy

Celebrate Valentine’s day with our Low-Carb Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake. This cheesecake is a refrigerator cheesecake that is simple to whip up…

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Sugar Free Chocolate Truffles (low carb, keto)

Low Carb Maven

Yes, you can make delicious low carb chocolate truffles at home that are completely sugar-free. My kids were so in love with these treats that they asked to do extra chores in exchange for an extra…

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Low-Carb Chocolate Drizzled Coconut Macaroons

Simply So Healthy

This low-carb chocolate drizzled coconut macaroons recipe makes delightful soft cookies with just the right amount of coconut and chocolate. They are not only low-carb, but also gluten-free…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge

Sugar Free Londoner

The easiest chocolate peanut butter freezer fudge! This sugar free, finger-licking-good candy has only four ingredients. Low carb and keto….

*Must use stevia or erythritol

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Keto Cream Cheese Brownies

Domestically Creative

If you are looking for a great sugar-free, low-carb alternative to traditional cream cheese brownies, you’ve found it in these chewy, chocolate, keto cream cheese brownies…

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Keto Chocolate Muffins

Pease Love and Low Carb

Moist, delicious, and perfectly chewy. These bite sized keto chocolate muffins are sure to curb that nagging sweet tooth…

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Keto Cheesecake Tarts

Keto Krate

Sometimes you just have a craving for cheesecake. The great thing about the Keto diet is that cheesecake is a delicious dessert we can indulge in nearly guilt-free…

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Mini Brownie Bites

Keto Connect

I am always in the mood for a brownie, but most of the time my macros won’t allow it or I’m just craving something indulgent and sweet…

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Vanilla Coconut Bars

Low Carb Diem

This super high fat, low carb dessert tastes like a keto candy bar, and converts into something special by adding one extra ingredient…

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Keto Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites

Hey Keto Mama

These Keto Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites are a yummy, low carb, high fat, no-bake dessert that will have you running back for more…

*Limit quantities

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Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Ruled.me

These Lemon Raspberry sweet rolls will help you start off the morning right! The sweet, delicate, layers of dough are slathered with lemon cream cheese filling and a sweet…

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Coconut Ice Cream With Berries

Diva Delicious Recipes

A rich coconut ice cream with mixed berries makes a creamy and tasty ice cream for a warm day. Berries go so well with coconut that I decided to put them…

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Keto Savory Snacks

Not everyone following a keto plan craves something sweet. Rather salty or spicy will make for a happy camper. Here are a few recipes that will keep those campers happy.

Best Ever Keto Savory Thyme Dip

Two Sleevers

I know you’re going to wonder what is wrong with me, for posting such an obviously simple Keto Dip Recipe. Less than 5 ingredients…

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Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs

Peace Love and Low Carb

Deviled eggs are my favorite go-to keto snack. They are pretty much natures perfect low carb fat bomb. There are so many different ways to jazz them up…

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Savory Keto Rolls

The Keto Cook Book

These rolls have to best the ultimate crowd pleaser. Packed full of cheese, pancetta, and spinach, they are full of flavor and perfect for eating with your hands…

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Broccoli, Bacon, and Cheddar Fritters

The Keto Cookbook

It’s because fritters are so versatile, that they are the perfect recipe to bring into your keto diet. For example, our recipe includes bacon and cheddar cheese..

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Keto Ham and Cheese Savory Scones

Ketovale

From savory to sweet, this recipe will help keep you on track on your keto diet and it will impress all your non-keto family and friends…

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Keto Jalapeño Poppers

Low Carb Yum

If you’ve been on a low carb keto diet for a while, you’ve likely heard of fat bombs. One of my most popular ones is white chocolate flavored…

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Garlic and Herb Savory Keto Gluten Free Biscotti

Anedible Mosaic

Garlic and Herb Savory Keto Gluten Free Biscotti have complex savory flavor paired with the classic addictive crunch of biscotti…

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French Savory Cake

Keto in Pearls

This quick bread is actually called Cake Salé in France, which means “cake of salt”. It looks like a pound cake but tastes like quiche. This is super easy to make…

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Sweet n’ Savory Keto Bagels

Keto in Pearls

Are you a bagel fanatic? Do you miss the chewy, soft, slathered in cream cheese goodness that can only be found in a bagel…

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Savory Ketogenic and Low-Carb Muffin Recipe

Prima Ledge Health

Looking for a simple snack? Perhaps a new low-carb quick and easy recipe? You have found it…

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GG’s Keto Savory Herb Bread

Keto Recipes for Beginners

Fresh Sage and Parsley add bursting flavor to this bread recipe. It’s moist like a quick bread, slices, and toasts like sandwich bread. So full of flavor and substance…

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Grain-free Savory Breakfast Muffins

Tasty Yummies

Whenever I ask, over on the Tasty Yummies Facebook page, what types of recipes you guys want more of, inevitably, easy, healthy breakfasts are almost always requested…

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Savory Paleo Crepes and Keto Wraps

Forest and Fauna

I go through phases where I get obsessed with a recipe for certain food for a bit, and at the moment I am a wee bit obsessed with my savory Paleo crepes…

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Loaded Hasselback Zucchini

Peas and Crayons

Your zucchini dreams have come true with these Loaded Hasselback Zucchini! This tasty foil-baked side is sure to impress and SO easy to make…

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Cheesy, Savory, Herb Bread

Ethan Bearman

Like many of you, my gorgeous wife Amy prefers savory over sweet. You’ve seen my Lower Carb, Lower Glycemic, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies and…

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The Best Low-Carb Tortilla Chips

Simply So Healthy

This recipe for the Best Low-Carb Tortilla Chips makes a perfect snack for dipping. Best of all, these chips work for low-carb, Atkins, ketogenic…

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Savory Breakfast Cookies

My Life Cook Book

These savory breakfast cookies are like an omelet and biscuit rolled into one. Full of tasty savory ingredients for a low carb breakfast on the go…

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Keto Savory Parmesan Almond Flour Biscuits

Ketovale

The smell of fresh baked goods is one of those smells that makes you feel comfortable as soon as you sense it. It is the kind of trigger that makes you look forward to a meal…

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Keto Cookies

Let’s face it, very few people say they dislike cookies. So, here are some great keto cookie options. Albeit, you have to be careful of your quantities for the listed recipes.

Gluten-Free Spiced Keto Cookies

Two Sleevers

These little keto cookies won’t last long. Perfect texture, 10 min prep, and incomparable taste. You may find yourself choosing these spiced keto cookies over sugary ones…

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Low Carb Keto Cream Cheese Cookies

Wholesome Yum

These low carb keto cream cheese cookies are so fast & easy to make! Just 6 ingredients, 10 minutes prep, and 15 minutes in the oven…

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Low Carb Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies

Wholesome Yum

These easy raspberry cheesecake thumbprint cookies are gluten-free & low carb. A cream cheese shortbread cookie with a raspberry swirl cheesecake center…

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Keto Sugar Cookies

Cooked by Julie

Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Keto Friendly “Sugar” Cookies. These keto sugar cookies Perfect with a glass of milk or cup of coffee…

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Bakery-Style Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gnom Gnom

Chewy, lightly crisp and customizable to your taste buds! These gluten-free and keto chocolate chip cookies are utterly amazing and just 1.5g net carbs a pop…

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Lovely Fragrant Keto Cookies

My Sweet Keto

We have friends whose toddler is (surprisingly!) not a sweets lover. While he does show white bread addiction, he never wants to eat cake or cookies. Only when they come over for a visit, and when we bring a keto dessert on the table, he’s all over it…

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Keto Shortbread Almond Cookies

My Sweet Keto

Having a cup of tea on the weekend morning, missing something …Shortbread cookies…

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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Keto Cookies

Perfect Keto

Low carb or gluten-free cookies with great flavor can be hard to find at your local grocery store. But, you can still indulge in decadent desserts…

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Chewy Keto Coconut Flour Cookies

Perfect Keto

Deliciously chewy cookies you can make in less than a half hour that are sure to provide you with all the healthy fats you need when following a keto diet? These cookies almost sound too good to be true…

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Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jennifer Banz

These Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies are so easy to make and they are kid approved! Make them anytime you get that chocolate chip cookie craving…without the guilt…

*Limit 2

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Keto Thick and Fudgy Brownie Cookies

Jennifer Banz

I make these keto cookies, let them cool, then take a bite. OMG, these taste just like brownies…

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Edible Cookie Dough

Jennifer Banz

An easy 5 ingredient low carb dessert for delicious edible cookie dough! This cookie dough low carb dessert is flour free and sugar free…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Eat Well 101

Chewy, thick keto chocolate chip cookies made with both coconut and almond flour. These low carb cookies are a perfect recipe to make for any occasion, they take only 15 minutes or less…

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Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Cooking LSL

These guilt-free low-carb peanut butter cookies are made with crunchy peanut butter, powdered erythritol (I use Swerve) and egg…

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Keto No Bake Cookies In 5 Minutes!

How to This and That

Creamy, fudgy and crunchy are just a few words to describe these amazing keto no bake cookies. A perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth and get in some valuable macronutrients…

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Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Moscato Mom

Creamy, fudgy and crunchy are just a few words to describe these amazing keto no bake cookies. A perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth and get in some valuable macronutrients…

*If stevia or erythritol is used

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Keto Chocolate Cloud Cookies

Paleo Hacks

Bite into these light and fluffy cloud cookies for a keto-friendly treat!

These sugar-free, dark chocolate cloud cookies are made with meringue for an ultra-fluffy texture…

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Nutty No-Bake Keto Cookies

Mercola

A plate of freshly baked cookies is a delightful, heartwarming treat that will remind many of their childhood days. But owing to today’s busy, fast-paced lifestyle…

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Keto Cinnamon Butter Cookies Recipe

Keto Size Me

This Keto Cinnamon Butter Cookies Recipe is the most popular keto recipe I have ever shared to date! Everyone loves this recipe and everyone has their favorite version…

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Chewy Keto Chocolate Cookies

All Recipes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine almond butter, eggs, sweetener, cocoa powder, vanilla extract…

*Limit 2

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Keto Fat Bombs

Fat bombs may be a new concept to you, but you’ll get the idea reading the recipes. Here are some great recipes that meet my keto guidline approval. I do want to comment that even if you’re in a healthy state of ketosis, eating too much will still cause weight gain. So, go easy.

Pina Colada Fat Bombs Recipe

My Keto Kitchen

Our Low Carb Pina Colada Fat Bombs will take you back to those wonderful summer flavors. Without the need for sugar and alcohol…

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Strawberry Fat Bombs

My Keto Kitchen

Strawberry Fat Bombs – Cream Delights are an excellent low-carb, high-fat keto snack. This strawberries and cream fat bomb recipe are great for an energy lifting snack or an in-between meal hunger buster…

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Raspberry Cream Fat Bombs

My Keto Kitchen

Their texture is unique, and the flavor floods your mouth as you bite into them with a creamy taste accompanied by a hint of raspberry. These Raspberry Fat Bomb cream hearts are simply delicious…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

Keto Connect

My personal favorite fat bomb recipe is this Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bomb recipe. I honestly believe there is no better combination in the world than chocolate and peanut butter…

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Cinnamon Bun Fat Bomb Bars

Ditch the Wheat

A fat bomb is used in a ketogenic diet to increase the amount of fat consumed for that day. You might be thinking why on earth would you want to increase fat…

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Almond Butter Chocolate Keto Fat Bombs

Two Sleevers

3-ingredient Almond Butter Chocolate Keto Fat Bombs cook in less than 5 minutes in your microwave. Chill overnight and enjoy when you’re craving some chocolate…

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Keto Butter Burgers

Forget Sugar Friday

These zero-carb Keto Butter Burgers are the ultimate savory fat bomb! Serve them any time of the day for a “bomb” of fat and flavor. Easy to make and even easier to eat…

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Bacon & Egg Fat Bombs

Keto Diet App

I’m a big fan of savory fat bombs! I’ve explained how to incorporate fat bombs in your diet in my post here. Don’t get me wrong, I like their sweet version too and have even created several recipes myself…

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Bacon & Guacamole Fat Bombs

Keto Diet App

Do you need fat bombs on the ketogenic diet? No, you don’t. I’d like to clarify something about these high-fat snacks: they are not suitable for everyone and you shouldn’t be upping your fat intake…

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Pumpkin Spice Keto Fat Bomb Recipe

Grass Fed Girl

This pumpkin spice keto fat bomb recipe is the perfect fall treat for those on a ketogenic diet. It is sugar-free and full of healthy fats that boost metabolism such as coconut oil…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

Divas Can Cook

Have you ever heard of fat bombs? Sounds pretty gross if you ask me but it’s actually a delicious (kinda) little snack/food made from healthy fats. A lot of people use these high-fat morsels…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

Wellness Mama

Everyone lately is talking about the benefits of a ketogenic diet and how research shows it can reduce inflammation, increase energy levels, speed up weight loss, and improve focus…

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Cheesecake Keto Fat Bombs

Savory Tooth

These low carb, keto fat bombs are an easy, no-bake frozen dessert that you can make with only 5 ingredients. Tastes like a strawberry or raspberry cheesecake treat…

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Dairy-Free Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Fat Bombs

Savory Tooth

Keto cheesecake fat bomb balls made without dairy! A perfect keto dessert or keto snack to keep you satiated…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Fat Bombs

A Zesty Bite

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fat Bombs for a keto/low carb snack. These fat bombs are made with chocolate, peanut butter, heavy cream, coconut oil, and butter…

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White Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

Tasty Yummies

These White Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs are a wonderful between-meal bite that won’t affect blood sugar, cause the after snack crash or increase cravings…

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Sea Salted Chocolate Fat Bomb Recipe

Dirty Floor Diaries

I recently wrote about how I’m a complete sugar addict and since then I’ve fallen on and off the wagon over and over again, and each time has been due to my love, ice cream…

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Strawberry Shortcake Keto Fat Bombs

Forget Sugar Friday

These delicious keto low carb energy bites (fat bombs) are sweetened with strawberries (of course!) and stevia. They make an awesome low carb, sugar-free dessert or snack…

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White Chocolate Keto Fat Bombs

Low Carb Yum

These sugar free blackberry coconut fat bombs are low carb and Paleo. Eat them between meals to stay in ketosis on a ketogenic diet during weight loss…

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Low Carb Chocolate Covered Vanilla Buttercream Truffle Candy

Low Carb Yum

Low Carb Chocolate Covered Vanilla Buttercream Truffle Candy (Keto Fat Bombs) are the perfect way to simultaneously get in those healthy fats and satisfy your sweet tooth…

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Keto Smoothie

I can’t tell you how many clients believed they were eating healthy because they were consuming “smoothies.” Ugh… mostly sugar and the exact opposite of healthy. So I found the following keto smoothie recipes that will fit the “keto bill.”

Keto Avocado Apple Coconut Smoothie

Keto Summit

Want a creamy nutritious smoothie that’s keto-friendly? Look no further than this dairy free Keto avocado apple coconut smoothie recipe…

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Keto White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha

Keto Summit

Time and time again, we boast about how we save time and calories by making our own coffee concoctions at home. This time, we were inspired by a care package that was sent to our home…

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Keto Smoothie with Avocado, Chia Seeds & Cacao

Draxe

A keto smoothie is made up of healthy fats and protein, all foods that are naturally low in carbohydrates. Using a high-powered blender, add in these heart-healthy, keto diet-friendly foods…

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Keto Smoothie – Blueberry Galaxy

Fat for Weight Loss

This keto smoothie is perfect for a quick breakfast or a post-workout refuel option. It’s lighter and in comparison to my other avocado green smoothie…

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Keto Eggnog Smoothie

Fat for Weight Loss

I can already smell the warm cinnamon wafting through the kitchen as I try and describe how delicious this Keto Eggnog Smoothie is. It’s an easy smoothie recipe…

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Keto Peanut Butter Shake

Tasteful Keto

Enjoy my chocolate keto peanut butter milkshake. It’s my favorite recipe for when I am busy or too tired to cook. View more Keto Shakes, Keto Smoothies, and Keto Milkshakes…

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Tasteful Keto

Pumpkin spice smoothie with medicinal spices. Use fresh pumpkin when in season…

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Keto Green Smoothie

Green Healthy Cooking

A low-carb high fat Keto Smoothie to snack on or to have for breakfast! No sugary fruit, no sweeteners, only low carb veggies, high-fat avocado and ginger, lemon and cilantro for that special flavor…

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Cinnamon Almond Keto Shake

Ali Miller RD

The ketogenic diet can be so nourishing and satisfying, leading to reduced insulin levels, regulated blood sugar, balanced hormones and weight loss that can actually be maintained…

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Keto Cinnamon Almond Butter Breakfast Shake

I Breathe I’m Hungry

This super luxe Keto Cinnamon Almond Butter Breakfast Shake is the stuff of your low carb breakfast smoothie dreams…

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Healthy Low Carb Snickers Breakfast Shake

The Big Man’s World

Whip up a healthy protein packed and low carb breakfast shake in less than 60 seconds! This cool, creamy and milkshake-like smoothie is low calorie, and completely paleo…

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Pineapple Kale Smoothie

My Crazy Good Life

When the weather is warm or on those days that we need to get out of the house in a hurry, this pineapple kale smoothie can be a great start to the day…

*Cut the pineapple in half

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Mermaid Smoothie Bowl

Natural Force

Featuring clean burning fats, collagen protein, and superfoods like spirulina and coconut, this beautiful bowl of goodness will not only keep you feeling full, it will also boost your mental focus…

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Super Delicious Green Matcha Smoothie

Epic Matcha

Absolutely packed with superfoods and utterly delicious, this low-carb, paleo- and keto-friendly green matcha smoothie is high in healthy fats, magnesium, and potassium…

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Keto Beetroot Shake For Athletes

Fat for Weight Loss

This keto beetroot shake is the perfect addition to your fat adapted endurance workouts, as beetroot allows your muscles to receive more oxygen in less time…

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Keto Sunflower Smoothie

Living with Ashley

This smoothie is keto-friendly because it is high in fat, adequate in protein and low in carbohydrates. Generally, the macronutrient ratio for meals can vary…

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Strawberry Avocado Keto Smoothie Recipe with Almond Milk

Wholesome Yum

The best strawberry avocado smoothie recipe needs just 4 INGREDIENTS! You’re going to love this low carb keto smoothie with almond milk. And, it’s ready in just a few minutes…

*Limit to 1 serving

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Keto Smoothie

How to This and That

Kick your keto flu symptoms super fast with this easy keto smoothie. Don’t get dragged down anymore, start reaping one of the biggest benefits of keto-energy…

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Keto Tropical Smoothie

Ruled.me

Come along and savor the last few days of summer that are left with me! Sit back, relax, and pour yourself a fruity and refreshing smoothie. Here’s a great way to get all the delicious…

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Breakfast Keto Smoothie

Broke Foodies

The ketogenic diet is high fat, low carb diet where you get most of your calories from fatty foods and supplement the rest with a healthy amount of protein and a minimal amount of carbs…

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Keto Cupcakes (and Muffins)

As kids, we all grew up enjoying cupcakes. As an adult, we still love the taste, but can’t enjoy them guilt free. Now you can though. This list of keto cupcake recipes that all meet my approval. As with many of the other “keto snacks,” limit quantities.

Keto Coconut Flour Cupcakes

Hey Keto Mama

These keto coconut flour cupcakes are a moist and delicious low carb version of a childhood favorite. If you love coconut, you’ll go crazy for these cupcakes…

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Easy Vanilla Cupcakes

Ketogenic Girl

What’s not to love about sweet, fluffy cupcakes topped with a creamy frosting? This amazing version is ketogenic with all the satiety but none of the guilt…

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Keto Blueberry Cupcakes

Divalicious Recipes

These blueberry cupcakes are baked with coconut flour and topped with a blueberry cream cheese topping. A colourful and tasty cupcake for an afternoon treat…

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Keto Blueberry Muffins with Almond Flour

Wholesome Yum

Ultra moist almond flour blueberry muffins from scratch are quick and easy to make! This low carb paleo blueberry muffins recipe takes just 30 minutes…

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Sour Cream Vanilla Healthy Cupcakes

Joy Filled Eats

Looking for basic yellow healthy cupcakes? These Sour Cream Vanilla Healthy Cupcakes have only 2 net carbs each. They are great plain or with your favorite icing…

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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Gnom Gnom

In our book, gingerbread anything is a must come winter. And these gluten-free and keto gingerbread cupcakes fit the bill perfectly, particularly when paired with our lemon buttercream frosting…

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Zevia Keto Ginger Ale Cupcakes

Zevia

With only 3g net carbs per cupcake, all of our keto and low carb friends can have their (cup)cake and eat it too…

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The Best Sugar Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Keto in Pearls

In my world, chocolate is magical! I have had a love affair with chocolate at a young age. As much as I LOVE keto, it did not make me stop loving chocolate…

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Keto Mini Coffee Chocolate Cupcakes

Ketovale

Going to a birthday party or a friendly gathering can be challenging when on a keto diet, this is how I came up with the idea for this recipe. These mini low carb cupcakes are just bite size and packed with flavors from the combination of cocoa and coffee…

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Keto Coconut Cupcakes

The Healing Spoon

Where I come from, every year, sometime in February, children get to celebrate a carnival weekend that could be called a “doughnut holiday.” Thus, wherever you go during that weekend, you’re going to smell doughnuts, fresh ones, just out of the boiling sunflower oil…

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Ketogenic Vanilla Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Frosting

The Healing Spoon

Not for every day, but sometimes you just crave something special. It may be a birthday, holiday or just an “I need to treat myself” day. If you are following a low carb or ketogenic diet…

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Keto Lemon Coconut Flour Cupcakes

Sugarless Crystals

It’s springtime, and these lemon coconut flour cupcakes surely hit the spot. I brought out taste testers for this keto dessert, and it turned out to be a hit. Two people couldn’t believe it was a sugar-free cupcake…

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Keto Cheesecake Cupcakes

Bethany Aroutunian

I’m so excited to share this recipe! These cheesecakes are the BEST Keto dessert I’ve had so far. They taste just like regular cheesecake except they won’t kick you out of ketosis! Typically, I’m not a huge fan of baking things from scratch…

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Keto Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

Rule.me

My keto vanilla bean cupcakes are sweet and full of flavor. Each cupcake is rich enough in vanilla that anyone would be able to taste it. This is a recipe you really have to try for yourself. I paired this with a vanilla cream cheese frosting…

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Keto Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Frosting

All the Nourishing Things

These super fun Keto Chocolate Chip Cupcakes taste just like the cupcake form of a chocolate chip cookie! And topped with a sugar-free, dairy-free Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Frosting? Swoon! You’ll definitely want to serve…

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Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe

I Save A to Z

The following recipe comes from, Amy as part of our Ketogenic Diet Pumpkin Recipe challenge…

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Keto Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

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If you love the taste of lemon and poppy like I do, then you’ll be an instant fan of these muffins. They’re so fast and easy to make and store (and freeze) well for a perfect breakfast throughout the week. Plus, they’re only 1.73g net carbs per muffin…

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Keto Low Carb Chocolate Cream Cupcakes

My Keto Kitchen

You’ll love this keto cupcakes recipe with low carb chocolate and cream flavor. These Keto cupcakes are beautifully light and fluffy, even after a few days in the fridge…

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Keto Berry Coffee Cake

Low Carb No Carb

Every time summer was approaching and all of the fruits started growing in the gardens, this cake was always a must. in every single family, every coffee shop you went to, every party you attended, every visit you were invited to…

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Keto Movie Snacks

Let’s face it, even on Keto movie snacks are a must. But it’s big business to theaters (read overpriced) and typically all junk. Here are some fantastic keto movie snack options that will keep you on-course and still happy. There are even some keto popcorn alternatives. These are the best keto movie snacks you’ll find whether it is in a theater or at home with Netflix.

Keto “Popcorn”

Healthful Pursuit

No-carb “popcorn” that’s perfect for late night or middle of the day Netflix binging. Whip up a batch in less than 15 minutes and enjoy the crunchiness! Summer nights are better as movie nights…

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Keto Popcorn Cheese Puffs

Keto Summit

Crunchy Keto Popcorn Cheese Puffs are so tasty and perfect for low carb eat movie snack. This recipe takes a little bit of waiting but the results are well worth the wait!…

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Low Carb Popcorn Cauliflower

Foodie Fiasco

Popcorn is an integral part of any House of Cards binge (raise your hand if you finished the season in a day! like me!). But for my fellow carb free warriors, popcorn is but a memory from the late night movie marathons of the dark ages before the low carb dawn…

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Smothered Portobello Mushroom Fries

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Satisfy your fry cravings without feeling guilty! These baked portobello “fries” may not be the crispy, carb-laden version of fries you are used to but they are sturdy enough to…

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Keto Pork Rinds

Healthful Pursuit

Do you know what’s in your pork rinds? If you make our keto pork rinds recipe you will find out how they should be made…

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Pesto Keto Crackers

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These Pesto Keto Crackers combine a buttery crisp texture with the Italian taste that everyone loves. The flavor is a delightful combination of garlic, basil, and black pepper with just a hint of cayenne to wake up…

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Keto Roasted Thyme Sunflower Seeds

Keto Diet App

I have a friend with an extreme nut allergy. Added to that, she’s also allergic to coconut, so you can imagine that finding foods that we can both munch on it tricky, to say the least…

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Keto Pepperoni Chips

Keto Summit

Chips are a no-go on a keto diet. Or are they? This keto pepperoni chips recipe will satisfy your salty cravings with a crispy crunchy snack…

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Dippable Crispy Cheddar Cheese Chips

Nourished Caveman

I’m the type of person who doesn’t care if you look at me sideways when I break out my low-carb condiments at a restaurant. I try to be sly about it, sure, but sometimes you just gotta break out your low carb cheddar cheese nacho chips…

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Almond Butter Cabbage Chips

Noursihed Caveman

Is a question many readers and clients ask me. Usually followed by: “Can I eat any vegetables at all?” In truth, a ketogenic diet could contain a lot of vegetable choices, but it really depends on your grade of carb intolerance or insulin resistance…

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Garlic Dill Baked Cucumber Chips

Keto Summit

Garlic Dill Baked Cucumber Chips – All of the crunch, without all the carbs…

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Oven Fried Stuffed Olives

Beauty and the Foodie

Oven Fried Stuffed Olives are paleo, low carb, keto and gluten-free. These oven-fried olive snacks are stuffed with sausage and coated with a low carb breading and spices…

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Green Chile & Bacon Cauliflower Tots

All Day I Dream About Food

Delicious low carb cauliflower tots with the great flavours of green chile and bacon. Spice up your game day festivities…

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Avocado Deviled Eggs

Draxe

Deviled eggs are hard-boiled eggs that have had the yolks removed and mixed with other ingredients, which are then stuffed back into the egg. Why are they called “deviled eggs”…

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How Do You Tell if a Food is a Good, Okay or Bad Choice for a Keto Diet?

If there is a particular food that you think would make a great keto friendly food but are unsure of its nutritional information, use this site.

It is a great way to find the unbiased nutritional makeup of foods. If the carbohydrate content is greater than 1-2 grams per serving, avoid large quantities.

What About Keto Sugar Substitutes

This is a really valid question.

Let’s look at the sugar substitutes that will not interfere with a keto diet plan. I’m not going to discuss whether they are controversial to overall health. That could make up a very long article in itself.

But there is some compelling peer-reviewed research stating that many sugar substitutes may elicit additional carbohydrate cravings. Resulting in weight gain. Nonetheless, let’s look at their application to a keto diet.

The following three sugar substitutes are the only ones that I could find any research stating that they do not produce an insulin response:

  • Sucralose: is technically noncaloric since we can’t break it down. There’s plenty of controversy around sucralose and I don’t find it to be very palatable. But that’s my preference.
  • Stevia: is a sugar substitute extracted from a particular plants leaf. Like sucralose, it has a distinct flavor that is palatable to some, but not all.
  • Erythritol: is a sugar alcohol that does not elicit an insulin response. Making erythritol a perfect Keto sugar substitute

If these sugar substitutes are listed on your food selection and it states zero to almost no carbohydrates, it’s an acceptable keto snack idea.

A Recap About Keto Diet Plans

Let’s do a quick review of how a ketogenic diet works. You can learn a lot more about it from my article How to Get into Ketosis Fast and Staying There [Safely].

Health care professionals have a little different perspective on ketosis. They type they’re referring to typically occurs during a very dangerous stage of diabetes where one’s blood sugar is extremely elevated, but they are still producing ketone bodies. This is dangerous and is not the type of outcome for a ketogenic diet we’re discussing.

Our body does not need carbohydrates to survive. We have some really cool systems that will make the glucose needed for our neural system and red blood cells. I’m referring to gluconeogenesis.

The rest of our cells can survive just fine on ketone bodies. They are acetoacetate, beta-hydroxybutyrate, and acetone if you dig the nerdy component to metabolism.

It takes about two weeks of super low carbohydrate consumption to reach the stage where we switch from ketone bodies as a predominant fuel source to more of our stored fatty acids at rest.

After about three weeks of super low carbohydrate consumption, your blood concentration of ketone bodies continues to rise to a steady state. These ketone bodies are then used via gluconeogenesis to fuel our neural tissue and red blood cells.

By maintaining this high level of ketone bodies, there’s a sparing effect on muscle tissue. This is a really good thing!

So, bottom line, we shift our metabolic system to burn ketone bodies and fatty acids, sparing muscle tissue and perpetuating our survival.

So, I sincerely believe (from an educated perspective), have peer reviewed proof and personal proof (see my blood work after 6 months of a ketogenic diet) that a ketogenic diet is safe and extremely effective.

And no doubt, having low carb keto friendly snacks and keto sweet snacks helps a lot!

A Recap of Carbohydrate Metabolism

Remember, depending on your body size, fitness level and gut microbe makeup (not that you’ll know that information), you can still consume close to 30 grams of carbohydrates and maintain a ketogenic state.

But before I do a brief recap of carbohydrate metabolism, allow me to preface the importance of only consuming low glycemic or “slow carbohydrates.” Selecting only slow or low glycemic carbohydrates minimizes our insulin response.

All of the listed keto friendly and keto sweet snacks listed in this article are low glycemic.

You can learn more about how we respond to certain carbohydrates on my article Carbohydrate Metabolism: The Secret to the Success of Slow Carb Diets and Snacks.

Conclusion on Keto Snack Ideas

If you have taken the leap and switched to a full blown keto diet meal plan and you’ve been on it for more than two weeks, you definitely know the benefits. It’s most certainly not an easy plan to follow particularly because our society is built around carbohydrates as a staple.

It definitely makes transporting your snacks or finding keto movie snacks difficult. But as you can see, there are a few selections available and thanks to the copious amount of blogs, more and more options are made available.

Cleary, we need to make ourselves label savvy and learn to decipher between super low carbohydrates and low carbohydrates. We also have to be very skeptical of sugar substitutes claiming to make sweet keto snacks if they elicit an insulin response.

If you’re armed with the above information, you should be successful in maintaining a ketogenic state and continue to preserve muscle tissue while growing leaner (and feeling great).

What Keto snack ideas have you found that are keto friendly? Leave them down below in the comments

References on Keto Snacks

Groff, JL et al. Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism, St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Company, 1995.

Jing Ma, Max Bellon, Judith M. Wishart, Richard Young, L. Ashley Blackshaw, Karen L. Jones, Michael Horowitz and Christopher K. Rayner, Effect of the artificial sweetener, sucralose, on gastric emptying and incretin hormone release in healthy subjects, American Journal of Physiology, Volume 296 Issue 4, April 2009 Pages G735-G739.

Manninen AH. Metabolic Effects of the very-low-carbohydrate diets: misunderstood villains of human metabolism. J. Int. Soc. Sports Nutr. 2004;1:7–11. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-1-2-7.