21 Best Keto Snacks to Lose Weight and Stay in Ketosis

Low carb snack ideas for Keto

Searching for some easy keto snacks for on-the-go and weight loss? Search no more! Because we have them all here in this list below.

Finding snacks low-carb enough to fit into your keto diet menu can be a challenge. But fear not, there are plenty of keto snack options out there, and you just have to know them.

What Snacks Can I Have on the Keto Diet?

Good snacks for keto have to be low in carbs and high in fat.

In this article, I’ll list 21 low-carb snacks that’ll help you stay in ketosis. For convenience, we picked easy on-the-go snacks that fit right into your keto weight loss plan.

Some require a little bit of prep time, while others you can just buy at the store or order on Amazon.

Here are 21 best low-carb snacks to include in your keto diet meal plan.

21 Best Low Carb Snack Ideas for Keto

1. Keto Low-Carb Cheese Crackers

Didn’t I say keto diet is a cheese lover’s heaven? Well, this low-carb keto cheese cracker snack is here to prove it. 

If you are into crunchy snacks, you’d love this too. 

The best part is, these cheese crackers are super easy to make and completely fail-proof. All you need is less than 30 minutes and just a few ingredients. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cup cheese of your choice (I like Parmesan but cheddar is also good too!) 
  • 1 cup Almond Flour 
  • 2 oz cream cheese 
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1/2 tsp dried herb seasonings like thyme, oregano, basil… 

Makes 4 servings:

  1. On the stovetop, mix all the ingredients except for the egg and seasonings and herbs in a medium pot. Stir it until the cheese melts and the almond flour is fully mixed with the cheese mixture. 
  2. Remove it from the heat and cool it for 2-3 minutes before adding the egg. You don’t want the egg to cook in the pot but you don’t want to wait until the cheese gets hard.  
  3. Add the egg, salt, and seasonings and mix with the dough while the cheese is still soft and blends. 
  4. Mix it together until all the ingredients are fully combined.  
  5. On a flat oiled pan, place the dough and flatten it to a thin layer. If you are using a rolling pin, put a parchment paper on top of the dough for easy rolling. 
  6. Cut the thinned out dough into small bite-size pieces with a knife or pizza cutter. 
  7. Bake the sheet in the oven at 450 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Flip and bake for another 5-7 minutes on the other side. The baking time may depend on the thickness of your crackers. You may need to bake it for 8-9 minutes per side for the crispiness you are after. Take out the crackers and cool them before enjoying them!

Serving size: 1, Calories: 274, Fat: 20.5g, Protein: 19.2g, Carbs: 4.1g, and Fiber: 0.8g

2. Raspberries and Blackberries (3.5-gram carbs/1/4 cup) 

For those with more sweet cravings, here are a couple of fruits that are actually allowed on the keto diet. 

While most fruits are not allowed on keto for being too high in sugar and carb, but not these berries. 

Raspberries and blackberries are two berries low in carbs. Every cup of these berries only amounts to 15 grams of carbs. For every 1/4 cup of raspberries and blackberries combined, you get 3-4 grams of carbs. 

You can also add these berries to your Greek yogurt breakfast as I did in the sample keto diet meal plan. 

Serving size: 1/4 cup (both berries combined), Calories: 16, Fat: 0.2g, Protein: 0.4g, Carbs: 3.6g, and Fiber: 2g

3. Dark Chocolate

For those with a sweet tooth, here is another snack that saves your cravings while on the ketogenic diet. 

It’s dark chocolate. 

Yes, chocolate can be a keto-friendly snack as long as it’s dark and with limited sugar. 

Cocoa and dark chocolate are a great source of antioxidants known to improve health. 

The trick is to stick with unsweetened chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content. 

Serving size: 1oz, Calories: 144, Fat: 15.5g, Protein: 4.1g, Carbs: 7.2g, and Fiber: 4.6g

4. Vegetable Sticks with Cottage Cheese Dip

Here is another one for cheese lovers!

Cottage cheese is a high-protein, low-carb cheese with a net carb count of 8 grams per cup. You also get it to makes a perfect dip for veggies like celery sticks, summer cherry tomatoes, or broccoli. 

It’s also a perfect pack-n-go snack for school, work, or play.  Though the recipe below is plain salt and pepper, you can add herbs and dry seasoning packs to dress it up. Feel free to use cayenne pepper for a bit of heat!

  • 1/2 cup of cottage cheese 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 8 celery sticks

Makes 2 Servings:

  1. Mix the cottage cheese with salt and pepper. Drizzle one tablespoon of olive oil on top. 
  2. Dip with vegetable sticks of your choice like celery, broccoli, and cucumber. 

Serving size: 1, Calories: 114, Fat: 8.1g, Protein: 7.9g, Carbs: 2.6g, and Fiber: 0.3g

5. Beef jerky

If you are out on the go and must pick up something at the store, pick up either nuts or jerky. 

The only challenge with beef jerky is that depending on the brands and flavors, they may be high in carbs. 

Lower carb brands generally have about 7 grams of carbs per 1 oz of jerky. 

Adjust your serving size to fit your carb budget. 

Serving size: 1 oz, Calories: 90, Fat: 1.5g, Protein: 11g, Carbs: 7g, and Fiber: 0g

6. String Cheese 

This is another one of perfect on the go snack you can have being a keto dieter. Keep a stack in your fridge so you can easily take on with you to work or school. 

String cheese contains both fat and protein, which help you stay full and bring satiety. 

Organic Valley’s string cheese, for example, contains no-carb, 6 grams of fat and 7 grams of protein per one stick. Each unit weighs 28 grams brings you 80 calories, so be sure to account for the calories. 

Serving size: 1 stick, Calories: 80, Fat: 5g, Protein: 7g, Carbs: 1g, and Fiber: 0g

7. Hard-Boiled Eggs

Just because you need high-fat, low-cal snacks don’t mean you can only eat cheese for snacks. 

Eggs have both high protein and fat content without any amount of carb. They bring you satiety and fulfillment, perfect for your weight loss efforts. 

You can have one and pair with other items on the list or have two for snacks. 

Below are nutritional facts of 1 egg: 

Serving size: 1 egg, Calories: 63, Fat: 4.4g, Protein: 5.5g, Carbs: 0.3g, and Fiber: 0g

8. Walnuts

While a vast majority of nuts including walnuts are high in fat and low in carbs, making them a solid keto snack. Walnuts are no exception. 

They are heart-healthy and make a perfect combo with dark chocolate. 

To be considerate of your calorie cap, stick to one serving size, which is 1/4 cup. That’s about one handful of nuts. 

Here are walnut nutritional facts: 

Serving size: 1/4 cup, Calories: 193, Fat: 18.4g, Protein: 7.5g, Carbs: 3.1g, and Fiber: 2.1g

9. Pistachios

Though pistachios are part of the nut group, they aren’t like any other nuts. While pistachios are far lower in calories than other nuts, they have been one of the highest in protein.  They are also quite high in fat, making them very keto-friendly. 

For weight loss, I recommend pistachios in shells. Having to take its shell out slows you down and prevents overeating. 

Serving size: 1/2 cup (with shells), Calories: 160, Fat: 14g, Protein: 8g, Carbs: 6g, and Fiber: 3g

10. Sunflower Seeds

Like nuts, seeds make great keto snacks especially sunflower seeds.

They are full of healthy fat and fiber with a moderate amount of protein. In every 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds, you find 7g of carbs. 

It’s also super easy to take them on the go and have them when you are hungry. 

Serving size: 1/4 cup, Calories: 67, Fat: 5.9g, Protein: 2.4g, Carbs: 2.3g, and Fiber: 1g

11. Avocado

Avocado is a popular low-carb fruit on the keto diet. It’s high in healthy fats, fiber, and potassium. 

You can slice them and eat as is. This is practically what I do on my busiest day. 

I treat 1/4 avocado as one serving but feel free to adjust your serving size depending on your needs. 

Serving size: 1/4 avocado Calories: 103, Fat: 9.8g, Protein: 1g, Carbs: 4.3g, and Fiber: 3.4g

12. Cucumber and Guacamole 

If you find having plain avocado boring, try going the extra mile to make guacamole. 
To make simple guacamole, mush one-fourth of avocado with the back of a fork in a cup. Combine it with lemon juice, salt, pepper, and chopped cilantro to make guacamole. 

Slice one-fourth of cucumber and dip it into the fresh guacamole for low-carb keto snack. 

Calories: 125, Fat: 10g, Protein: 1.9g, Carbs: 9.8g, and Fiber: 4.1g

14. Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is another common item on the ketogenic diet. It’s rich in protein, fat, yet lower in carbs than regular yogurt. 

To stay low sugar, choose plain yogurt. 

To enjoy, add 2 oz of plain Greek yogurt into a bowl. Sprinkle 0.5 oz of almond slices and sprinkle a dash of cinnamon powder if desired. 

Calories: 98, Fat: 7.1g, Protein: 4.5g, Carbs: 5.7g, and Fiber: 2.1g

15. Cheese Crisp

I’m the first one to admit that I can be quite lazy about cooking. If you are anything like me, you’ll love this Keto cheese crisp snack. 

It takes 2 ingredients. That’s it.

  • 2 slices of sliced cheese (cheddar, Swiss, parmesan, etc) 
  • 1 pinch of garlic powder 

To make cheese crisp, simply cut your sliced cheese into bite-sized pieces. Heat up the oven to 350 degrees. Lay them on an oiled baking pan and bake for 10 minutes or until crispy. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes before enjoying them. 

Calories: 114, Fat: 9.3g, Protein: 7g, Carbs: 0.6 g, and Fiber:0g

16. Berry-Lime Popsicles

On a hot summer day, you want keto-friendly popsicles ready in your freezer. Well, these are the perfect ones. 

They are also super easy to make and take less than 10 minutes. 

  • 1/2 can coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 6 drops of liquid stevia

Makes 6 pops. 1 per serving. 

Direction:

  1. To make these ice pops, blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour the mixture into the molds and freeze in the freezer overnight. Enjoy one pop at a time! 

Calories: 140, Fat: 14.2g, Protein: 1g, Carbs: 3.3g, and Fiber:0g

17. Radish Chips

You can turn countless vegetables into baked chips, but none is as good as these radish chips. You can use radishes in any size, but note that your size of chips depends on your original radish size. 

To make these salted radish chips, you need 3 ingredients. 

  • 8 oz radishes (in any size) 
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or avocado oil
  • Dash of sea salt

Servings: 2

Directions:

  1. Use a slicer to slice your radish thin. Heat up the oil in a small-sized pan. Drop your radish slices into the oil to deep-fry.
  2. When the chips start to brown and curl up, remove them from the oil and place them on a paper towel on a plate. Sprinkle with salt. 

Calories: 37, Fat: 0g, Protein: 1.5g, Carbs: 7.5g, Fiber: 3.5g 

18. Asparagus “Fries”

While French fries may be off-limit on keto, many other veggie fries are not. Thankfully, you can practically make any veggies into healthy fries. Even asparagus! 

Asparagus is actually a perfect low-carb vegetable for this keto snack recipe. Have them nicely coated with the parmesan cheese and almond crumbs. Once baked, they’ll come out nice and crispy. All while, the inside has the tenderness of the veggie that gives the fries the juiciness! They are an absolute delight and perfect addition to this keto snack list.

Head over to Ashley, and hip2keto.com for the original recipe. 

Per Serving: 228 calories, 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 4g net carbs, 14g fat, 22g protein.

19. Kalamata Olives

Looking for no-prep keto snack? You got it!

If you are into savory snacks, you’ll love this snack choice. Kalama olives are salty and chunky, and a hint of acidity gives them the kick you crave.

10 large olives and one cup of sliced cucumbers make a great low-carb snack for complete foodies. If you are low on salt, this keto snack option also helps balance your sodium level. Especially when you are in ketosis, your body needs more salt to prevent constipation.

Per serving: 71 calories, 4.8g fat, 5g carbs, 2.3g fiber, 2.1g sugar, 285mg sodium, 1.2g protein.

20. Cheese and Salami

You don’t have to order a pizza pie to get your fix on salami and cheese. By themselves, they make a great keto-friendly snack with ample protein and fat. Best of all, they are low-carb. As far as the cheese goes, you have a variety to choose from.

Brie, mozzarella, and even goat cheese all come with almost little to no carbs. Salami is about one to two grams of carbs depending on the variety. Just keep your portion appropriate. About one ounce each for a snack should be a good measure to go by.

Per serving: 215 calories, 16.5 g fat (8.4 g saturated fat), 0.6 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 0.1 g sugar, 660 mg sodium, 14.8 g protein.

21. Pork Rinds (Brand Epic, Oven Baked)

Sometimes you get crazy cravings for a salty, crunchy snack. And the only thing that’ll do is a bag of chips. Except, potato chips are a big no-no on keto.

But have no fear. We have a great alternative that is as good as chips or better! And that’s, of course, is pork rinds. They are fried or roasted skin of a pig. And fellow keto dieters are going nuts over it for its high fat and protein profile! It’s also free of carbs, which makes it the ultimate keto snack you can count on.

Per serving 0.5 oz (14g): 70 calories, 2.5g fat, 0g carbs, 11g protein

The Takeaway

I hope this list of keto-friendly snacks gives you more keto snack options. All the options are easy to make and delicious.

If you have some favorite keto diet snacks that you don’t see on the list, please share it with us in a comment below. 

We’ll continue to add more keto diet snacks to this list so you can have more options to add to your ketogenic diet meal plan

Misato Alexandre

Co-Founder

After making healthy living a priority, Misato lost over 20 lbs in less than 90 days. Instead of weight loss being a dreading experience, living the lifestyle of health and fitness granted her more happiness and joy than ever before. She co-founded Fitwirr to make health and fitness simple for everyone and share her tips through writing evidence-based articles on nutrition, weight loss, and exercise.

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