The keto craze is here to stay, and when it comes to snacking, we all should be looking for healthy low-carb snack options whether we are keto or not. Low-carb and nutrient-dense snacks will do everyone some good by keeping our blood sugar levels in check, sugar cravings at bay, and will give us the energy we need to get through the busy afternoon. Have the afternoon munchies? Here are five keto-friendly snacks that will keep you nourished all day long.
5 Keto-friendly Snacks
#1 Avocado with Lemon & Sea Salt
Nothing screams keto more than snacking on half an avocado. But, even if you aren’t following a keto diet, some sliced avocado with freshly squeezed lemon juice with a pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt makes the ideal snack. Avocados are loaded with fiber to keep you full and your blood sugar levels stable, and healthy fats to help keep your brain fueled and your energy levels high. Avocados are also super-rich in magnesium, so if you need a little magnesium boost, snack on an avocado.
#2 Hard-Boiled Eggs with Raw Cheese
Looking for something simple and that’s easy to take on the go? Boil a handful of eggs to stock in your fridge for the busy week and enjoy one with a piece of raw cheddar cheese when you get hungry. Eggs will pack in a nice dose of protein and healthy fat (so long as you eat the yolk too.) Plus, eggs are rich in choline, which is super important for brain health. Don’t tolerate dairy very well? Enjoy your hard-boiled egg with half a cup of low-sugar fruit like raspberries.
#3 Turmeric Milk Latte
Who says you can’t enjoy your afternoon latte and still lose weight and keep your carb count low? So long as you whip up a healthy and anti-inflammatory version, you are free to sip on that afternoon latte you crave. Try making a turmeric milk latte with full-fat unsweetened coconut milk, a sprinkle of ground turmeric, a pinch of cracked black pepper, and if you need a little pick-me-up, add half a cup of brewed coffee. Talk about a delicious and incredibly nutritious beverage option to help you get through the rest of your day and serve as the perfect “snack” in beverage form.
#4 Bone Broth With Coconut Oil or Ghee
Bone broth is an amazing addition to anyone’s diet, and it’s a gut-boosting superfood. Plus, bone broth can pack in up to 10 grams of protein per cup, and you can add your own fat by mixing in some ghee or coconut oil for a tasty and healthy keto-friendly snack.
#5 Green Cacao Smoothie
While many smoothies aren’t exactly keto-friendly, you can whip up a low-carb smoothie with just a handful of ingredients. 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.
Got the munchies?
Hungry yet? Here’s your invitation to go ahead and grab that afternoon snack. Ditch the idea that snacking is bad for you. Snacking doesn’t have to totally derail your healthy diet. So long as you stick to nutrient-dense and low-carb options, you can actually do some good for your health.
Make the most of each snack by viewing it as another opportunity to really nourish your body. So, get snacking. Just make sure to keep it clean, low-carb, and as nutrient-dense as possible. It may be the key to helping you have sustained energy and better blood sugar balance until your next meal.