A keto lifestyle can seem like a dream come true.
The benefits of the keto diet not only range from weight loss to cancer prevention, but also emphasize foods high in fat and protein. A diet that encourages rather than denigrates fats? Sign me up!
But all fat is not created equal. While our bodies love healthy fats like avocados and coconut oil, a keto diet doesn’t just mean eating anything that’s high in fat, it still requires fats that are good for you.
This compilation of low carb snacks is a great starting point, but if you want specific keto snacks, these are the ideal keto recipes for you.
These keto diet snacks are just what you need when you find yourself hungry between meals. If you are flirting with a keto diet or are already a pro, you are going to love eating these healthy snacks.
Taste these 18 keto appetizers
1. Eggs stuffed with avocado
Deviled eggs get a bad rap because they are usually made with lots of commercially made mayonnaise, which is loaded with canola oil and vegetable oils.
These stuffed eggs, on the other hand, rely on the benefit-rich avocado for that creamy texture without unnecessary ingredients. With seasonings like cumin and chili powder along with fresh coriander, you’ll love taking them with you wherever you go.
2. Bombs with coconut oil, walnuts and blackberries
Heart-healthy macadamia nuts make up the “crust” for these blackberry bombs. They’re packed with coconut oil and coconut butter, plus a little soft cheese and blackberries for a natural sweetness. With no baking required, these keto snacks are super easy to make.
3. Keto buffalo chicken breast fillets
The low-carb “breading” in these appetizers produces a crisp exterior just like the chicken nibbles from your favorite restaurant.
You’ll first dip each piece of chicken in an egg cream bath and then dip it in seasoned, gluten-free, grain-free almond flour.
Bake the chicken to perfection and then cook the snacks to your liking. Best of all, this method works perfectly anytime you want crispy chicken, with sauce or not!
4. Bulletproof hot chocolate
Turn your mug of hot cocoa into a bulletproof version with this recipe. Perfect as an after-dinner keto snack, this hot chocolate has grass butter, coconut or MCT oil, and cocoa powder, turning your favorite cold-weather drink into a keto powerhouse.
5. Cheese dumplings
Fresh Cheese and Grass-Fed Beef – How could you not like this ingredient list?
These seasoned meatballs make a delicious keto snack as they taste great at room temperature, or they can be added to a bed of leafy greens for a more substantial keto meal.
6. Coconut sandwiches
These little keto snacks may seem sweet, but they are totally healthy and nutritious. Made with coconut oil, chia seeds, vanilla extract and coconut flakes, they are the perfect size to accompany you until your next meal.
7. Keto tortilla nachos
These nachos use keto tortillas to form the “nachos” with a Tex-Mex twist, substituting coriander, cumin and chili for rosemary and garlic in the pizza base.
After cutting them into triangles, you prepare them with a meat sauce and finish the nachos with your favorite toppings, like guacamole, jalapeños, and salsa.
They are the perfect snack to enjoy with the family on movie night.
8. Gluten-free baked meatballs
These easy-to-make meatballs are great as a pre-dinner snack or keto appetizer. They are packed with protein, thanks to three types of meat:
They are nice and moist, no doubt thanks to the raw goat cheese and coconut oil that are cooked directly in them. Best of all, these keto snacks are absolutely foolproof.
9. Goat cheese and artichoke dip
Do you like to eat artichokes? This dip is a good excuse! It’s made with canned artichoke hearts, goat cheese, and olive oil, but what really makes it special is the variety of herbs and seasonings, like chives, basil, and fresh lemon juice.
Use this as a vegetable topping for a no carb snack.
10. Indian Samosas (Indian-style patties or sandwiches)
These samosas are great! The dough is made from almond flour and mozzarella cheese, but it doesn’t taste or feel cheesy.
Inside, there’s a delicious cauliflower and onion filling, flavored with garam masala, cumin, fresh ginger, and other spices. These little keto snacks are perfect when you’re craving Indian food. They have all the flavor without the carbs.
11. Keto Banana and Nut Bread
This bread has a few more carbs than you could be eating, but every bite is worth it, especially if it’s low in potassium.
The ingredients are simple:
- Bananas (not too ripe).
- Almond flour.
- Olive oil.
- Sodium bicarbonate.
But you will be impressed by the delicious bread that comes out of your oven. A hot slice of this with some herb butter makes a tasty keto snack or breakfast.
12. Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Chocolate and avocados are an oddly fantastic combination. Adding avocado to dessert recipes gives them a silky smooth texture without a pronounced flavor.
That’s certainly the case with this pudding, which is insanely easy to make. Just add cocoa powder, avocado, stevia, vanilla extract, and salt to a bowl and mix. Easy? Yes. Tasty? Yes.
13. Keto Coffee
Take your coffee to the next level with this keto caffeine boost. It’s made with bone broth collagen powder, which contains healthy bones and intestines, and herb butter.
Coconut oil makes you feel rich without any dairy, while a pinch of cinnamon satisfies the need for something sweet without sugar. Renew your mornings with this keto snack!
14. Hasselback Stuffed Zucchini
This nifty take on a hasselback potato is low carb but now low in flavor. It is filled with the best ingredients for potato recipes, such as:
- Agria crema.
- Green onions.
- Bacon (Just go for turkey or beef bacon.)
Instead of a carb-heavy potato, though, it’s all loaded into a firm, roasted zucchini. This is a great way to use up all your garden-growing zucchini!
15. Low Carb Cheese Crackers
These crispy cheesy crackers are perfect for snacking on the go. They are seasoned with rosemary and made with a mixture of almond flour and cheese.
While the list of instructions is long, they actually come together quite easily and you will definitely understand it by the second time around, and with the cookies so good, there will be a second time!
16. Keto Low Carb Soft Pretzels
This is one of my favorite low carb snack ideas. Soft pretzels are one of those recipes that you never think of making at home, but they are so much healthier that way.
Make a large batch and they are best the same day they are baked, so make them when you have friends or family.
17. Brownies Paleo
Mmm, brownies. Wait, keto brownies? Yes! They are made with coconut oil and arrowroot starch, grains are not allowed.
For strict keto, substitute some stevia for the maple sugar in this recipe. The brownies are delicious chocolate.
18. Stuffed Mushrooms
Mushrooms are the perfect vehicle for all the delicious ingredients in these delicious keto bites.
Vegetables to fill are: cauliflower, goat cheese, turkey bacon, and butter. These make a great game day snack. Come on, eat mushrooms!