Curious about the Keto craze? We hear you! If you’re trying to lower your sugar and carb intake, support your weight loss goals, or improve your insulin sensitivity, the keto diet may be something to consider! And if you struggle with cravings or frequent hunger pangs, the high-fat content of this diet can help keep you feeling full and satiated for longer periods of time. Plus, many report feeling more mentally sharp and energetic, which is always a win!
All that said, we all should be looking for healthy, low-sugar snack options — whether we’re going ‘fully keto’ or not! So, regardless of your dietary preferences, incorporating low-carb and nutrient-dense snacks can do us all some good. It can help balance blood sugar levels, minimize sugar cravings, and give us the energy we need to get through the busy afternoon.
And while the diet restricts carbohydrates, don’t fret — there are plenty of flavorful and nutrient-dense recipes and meal ideas to enjoy! Ahead are ten delicious keto-friendly snacks that will keep you nourished all day long.
10 Keto-Friendly Snack Ideas & Recipes
#1 Avocado Deviled Eggs
Let’s face it, avocados are one of the healthiest and most delicious foods out there. Aside from being incredibly creamy, tasty, and versatile, they’re also packed with nutrients and minerals. Avocados are a rich source of fiber and healthy monounsaturated fats. Plus, they’re full of vitamins C, E, K, and B6, and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and folate. These nutrients can help to lower cholesterol levels, reduce inflammation in the body, support heart health, and boost immune function.
While there are countless ways to enjoy them, avocado deviled eggs are the perfect keto-friendly snack. They’re rich in protein and healthy fats and full of mouth-watering flavor in a low-carb package.
- 6 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled and seeded
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime (or lemon) juice
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp garlic powder (optional)
- 2 tbsp of finely chopped green onions or cilantro
- Sprinkle of smoked paprika and sea salt (optional)
Step #1: Prep your hard-boiled eggs to your liking (you can even prep in advance). Once cooked, let cool (or, refrigerate if prepping in advance). Next, peel your hard-boiled eggs and discard the shell.
Step #2: Cut the hard-boiled eggs in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop the egg yolks into a large bowl. Set egg whites aside on a separate platter.
Step #3: Add the avocado, lime juice, dijon mustard, black pepper, garlic powder, and herbs into the bowl with the egg yolks. Mash together until incorporated.
Step #4: Scoop a spoonful of filling into the center of each egg white. Option to garnish with smoked paprika and a sprinkle of fresh herbs.
#2 No-Bake Peanut Butter Bliss Balls
Looking for something simple and delicious that’s easy to take on the go? Prep a batch of Keto No-Bake Peanut Butter Bliss Balls! Rich in protein, fiber, and omegas, these healthy keto energy balls are perfect for a quick and nutritious snack.
- 1 cup peanut butter (or your favorite nut or seed butter of choice)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup keto-friendly dark chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
Step #1: Spray a mixing bowl with cooking spray. Add the peanut butter, coconut flour, chia seeds, and sugar-free maple syrup. Stir until well combined. It will take some mixing to get everything combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Step #2: Use a tablespoon to roll into balls. Store in an airtight container. These do not need to be stored in the fridge but can be. The bites are softer when stored outside of the fridge and more firm, like cold fudge, when stored in the fridge.
#3 Dairy-Free Turmeric Milk Latte
Love an afternoon latte? Try making a turmeric latte made with creamy coconut milk! Unlike coffee, it won’t give you the jitters or disturb your sleep. Instead, it will provide you with a steady stream of energy and help boost mental clarity while also helping to stabilize blood sugar and curb sugar cravings. Made with full-fat coconut milk and superfood spices like ginger and cinnamon, it’s the perfect low-carb recipe that’s full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties!
- 1 cup full-fat coconut milk, canned
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ginger powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- dash black pepper
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 4 drops vanilla stevia (optional)
Step #1: Heat the coconut milk in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Step #2: Once warm, add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan and whisk until well combined. Whisk the mixture until it’s warm and frothy.
Step #3: Pour into a mug and enjoy!
#4 Bone Broth With Coconut Oil or Ghee
No matter if you’re keto or not, bone broth is a superfood snack worth sipping on if you’re looking to boost your overall health! It packs in plenty of protein per cup, and it’s full of vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, it’s a rich source of collagen, a protein that supports healthy hair, skin, joints, and gut health.
The best part? It’s easy to customize! Load up your cup with your favorite veggies, or mix in some ghee or coconut oil for a tasty and satiating keto-friendly snack.
#5 Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
While many smoothies are loaded with sugary fruits (and aren’t always healthy or keto-friendly), whipping up a low-carb smoothie is easier than you think! With some keto-friendly swaps and a handful of ingredients, you can have a creamy and delicious blend that you’d never guess was low in carbs and sugar!
Perfect as a post-workout refuel or a post-dinner treat, this Chocolate Avocado Smoothie will keep you satiated and satisfy your sweet tooth.
- ½ cup water
- ½ avocado
- 1½ tbsp vanilla protein powder
- Low-carb sweetened of choice
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp almond butter
Step #1: Add all ingredients to the blender. Blend until smooth.
Some other Keto-friendly smoothie ideas? Blend up some dark leafy greens, hemp seeds, raspberries, raw cacao nibs, and collagen protein with some full-fat unsweetened coconut milk. Sip, enjoy, and let the smoothie nourish your body with what it needs for better energy for the rest of the day.
#6 Egg & Veggie Muffin Cups
Easy to prep ahead of time and pack on the go, egg muffins are a convenient snack option for busy days. Whole eggs pack in a nice dose of protein and healthy fats, making them an ideal nutrient source for boosting energy and metabolism while curbing cravings. Plus, eggs are rich in choline, which is an important nutrient for brain health. Best of all, egg muffins can be customized with a variety of different fillings and toppings, making them a versatile keto snack option. Add your favorite veggies, proteins, herbs, and spices, and customize based on your cravings!
Made with pesto, parmesan, and veggies, these Breakfast Egg Muffins can be enjoyed any time of day! Don’t tolerate dairy well? Simply swap the parmesan cheese for a dairy-free alternative like cashew cheese!
- 12 eggs
- 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
- ¼ cup pesto
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- sea salt & black pepper, to taste
Step #1: Start by preheating the oven to 350°F and grease a muffin tin with oil.
Step #2: Add the eggs to a large mixing bowl and whisk well. Season with salt and pepper, and add the chopped spinach, cherry tomatoes, and parmesan cheese.
Step #3: Pour the egg mixture into the muffin tins, filling halfway.
Step #4: Add 1 teaspoon of pesto to each egg muffin.
Step #5: Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the muffins are set and cooked through. Enjoy!
#7 DIY Keto Trail Mix
This simple and easy keto-friendly snack idea is the perfect low-carb option for busy days. Simply mix together your favorite nuts and seeds (such as almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, and chia seeds) with unsweetened coconut flakes and a sprinkle of cinnamon. You can add cacao nibs, freeze-dried berries, or any other add-ins of your choosing!
Enjoy a portioned-out serving as a delicious and filling snack on the go! You can even sprinkle it on yogurt bowls or smoothie bowls as a low-carb topping.
#8 Coconut Milk Chia Pudding
Coconut milk chia pudding is the ultimate keto-friendly snack. It’s creamy, nutritious, and tastes like dessert! Plus, every bite provides you with tons of fiber, plant-based protein, and healthy omega-3 fats.
To make it, simply mix together full-fat canned coconut milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract, and a keto-friendly sweetener of your choice (such as stevia or monk fruit). You could even swap the coconut milk for another creamy non-dairy base, such as homemade cashew milk or hemp milk. Once mixed, let it sit in the fridge until it thickens! Top with sliced almonds or berries for extra flavor and nutrients!
#9 Crispy Turnip Fries
If you’re a savory snack lover, you’ll love these Crispy Low-Carb Turnip Fries! Just like traditional fries, they crisp up to golden perfection. The difference? This keto-friendly fry alternative is low in calories and carbs, and comes with serious health benefits. Thanks to their high fiber content, adding turnips to your diet is a great way to help support digestion. Plus, they can help regulate blood sugar and are rich in nutrients like potassium and vitamins A and C.
Give this tasty recipe a try!
- 3 turnips, peeled and cut into wedges
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1½ tsp paprika
- ¾ tsp garlic powder
- ¾ tsp onion powder
- Sea salt & black pepper, to taste
Step #1: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or cooking spray.
Step #2: Toss the turnips with olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
Step #3: Place in one layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes, flipping after 10 minutes until nice and crispy. If needed, you can broil them at the end to help crisp them up.
#10 Low-Carb Caprese Flatbread
This keto-friendly flatbread comes together in 5 minutes or less, and it’s the perfect healthy snack for all you pizza lovers looking to satisfy your comfort food cravings. Simply choose a grain-free tortilla crust option (like Siete) and load it up with your favorite toppings of choice. You can opt for this Caprese Flatbread recipe or customize your own with tomato sauce and veggies of choice!
- ½ tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tbsp basil leaves, chopped
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 3 tbsp pasta sauce
- 1 low carb wrap
- 2 tsp balsamic vinegar glaze
- 3 oz mozzarella, sliced
Step #1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the flatbread on a baking sheet and cook for 2 minutes.
Step #2: Remove from oven. Add a thin layer of sauce. Then add the mozzarella cheese, cherry tomato halves, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.
Step #3: Bake for 4-5 minutes until cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Top with basil and balsamic glaze
10 Delicious Reasons to Enjoy Keto-Friendly Snacks
Hungry yet? Here’s your invitation to go ahead and grab that afternoon snack. If you’ve been avoiding an afternoon bite, ditch the idea that snacking is bad for you. So long as you stick to nutrient-dense foods, you can actually do some good for your health! Munching on a healthy, balanced snack is a great way to help support sustained energy and better blood sugar balance until your next meal.