Many diet trends have emerged in the past decades, offering different eating and weight management methods. The ketogenic diet, known as keto, has been popular for several years. It has gained wide recognition that many well-known brands have manufactured keto-friendly products to cope with the new trends and lifestyles.
Briefly, the keto diet depends on reducing your carbs intake significantly and increasing your fat intake in an attempt to induce your body to get into ketosis, which is the state where your body produces ketones and taps into your fat store for fuel instead of depending on carbs. Thus, staying in ketosis requires low-carb meals.
Although the high fat intake of this diet can leave you full for hours, you can find yourself craving some sweet treats. Between-meal snacks are also a great way to reduce your overall daily calorie intake. Interestingly, there’s a wide array of keto snack recipes that you can resort to in order to satisfy your cravings without kicking your body out of ketosis.
Here’s a delectable list of keto snack recipes that you can try out and stop your craving in their tracks:
1. Keto Tortilla Chips
Nacho chips are irresistible munchies you can devour all day, especially when a guacamole dip is on the side. You can put a spin on those crunchy tortilla chips by turning them into a healthy keto snack using only two ingredients.
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Flavouring Spices of your choice (Paprika, salt, black pepper, turmeric, etc.)
1- Add the almond flour into a large mixing bowl along with the spices of your choice.
2- Melt the mozzarella cheese in a microwave for a couple of minutes.
3- Pour the melted cheese onto the almond flour and blend them well until you form a thick dough.
4- Flatten the dough and place it between a parchment paper sheet, one on top and one below, then press it down.
5- Mould your dough into triangular shapes using a cutter or knife.
6- Bake your triangle-shaped doughs for around 12-15 minutes, then let them cool before you serve them.
Now you can enjoy this low-carb version of nacho chips. They make a delicious keto snack that you can go to kerb your cravings. Besides, you can dip them in guacamole or salsa.
2. Rosemary Keto Crackers
This recipe is for you if you’re craving crackers while on keto. Rosemary crackers can be easily made into a suitable keto snack in the easiest ways possible. The best part is that they can be stored for up to two weeks, so you can stock them for when you need to grab a quick keto snack.
- 2.5 cups of Almond Flour
- 1/2 cup of Coconut Flour
- 1/2 tsp of chopped dried rosemary
- 1/2 tsp of onion powder
- 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp of ground flaxseed meal
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
1- Preheat your oven to 325° and let it heat until you get your recipe ready.
2- Add the flour, onion powder, flaxseed meal, salt and rosemary in a large bowl and whisk together.
3- Then add the oil and eggs gradually while mixing to form a giant dough ball.
4- Place the dough between parchment paper and roll it out until it’s thick enough, then slice it into small squares and place them on a baking sheet.
5- Let the squared dough bake for 12-15 minutes until it reaches a golden hue.
6- Let it sit for a while to cool down before eating or storing it.
You can use only the almond flour to create this heavenly keto snack if you prefer. However, the addition of the coconut flour intends to add a semi-sweet note to the herby-flavoured crackers, making them even more succulent.
3. Chocolate Coconut Balls
These little heavenly balls are an irresistible bliss wrapped in sweet coconut and chocolate flavours. Coconut is the most popular keto-friendly item, so let’s make use of it by creating this keto snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Even better, you won’t need to turn your oven on; it’s a no-bake recipe!
- Full-fat coconut milk
- Coconut oil
- Coconut butter
- Coconut flakes
- Coconut extract
- Dark chocolate
- Granulated Erythritol or any zero-calorie sugar
- Vanilla extract
1- Mix every coconut item on the list with vanilla extract, salt, and Erythritol to make the coconut balls. Keep mixing until some clumps are formed and have a firm consistency.
2- Scoop the mixture and roll as many balls as possible, then put them in the freezer until they become firm.
3- Meanwhile, prepare the chocolate coating by adding the dark chocolate cubes into a small ball with coconut oil and heating them in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir the mixture and put it back into the microwave for another 30 seconds. Keep repeating until the mixture is totally smooth.
4- Take the coconut balls out of the freezer and dip them into the chocolate mixture until they’re entirely covered.
5- Remove the excess chocolate sauce before setting the balls on the parchment paper.
6- Transfer your ready-to-eat keto snack to the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes to let the chocolate coating set.
If you want to store this delicious keto snack for later, don’t leave it outside the freezer, as it will quickly melt. Store it in the freezer to preserve its consistency, and take it out to cool before indulging.
4. Keto Burger Fat Bombs
Did you know that you can enjoy a burger on a keto diet? Yes, and even better, it should be fatty enough to keep your fat-burning game on top. Those little fat bombs make a great keto snack. Their main ingredient is lots of butter to meet your daily fat intake and keep you satiated for a long time.
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 2 tbsp of cold butter
- 2 oz. Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
- Kosher salt
- Ground black pepper
- Cooking spray
1- Preheat oven to 375°. Meanwhile, cut the butter and cheese into 20 small pieces.
2- Grab a muffin tin and spritz it with the cooking spray until it’s greasy.
3- Add the ground beef into a bowl and season it with pepper, salt, and garlic powder.
4- Now press one teaspoon of the ground beef into the tin, add one piece of butter over it, and then cover it with another teaspoon of beef. Add cheese on top of the beef, then cover it with one more beef teaspoon.
5- Repeat this process with all the beef, cheese, and butter you have until you finish them.
6- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until the meat is thoroughly cooked.
You can enjoy your little fat bomb with tomatoes, lettuce, mustard or any other condiment. It’s one of the easiest and fastest keto snack recipes you can depend on in times of hunger.
5. Cheesy Keto Pizza Cups
Having pizza and burgers as snacks makes this keto diet a magnificently satisfying lifestyle. Who wouldn’t want to eat pizza, especially on a diet? You also get to enjoy lots of cheese without having to worry about calories. These mini pizza bites will be your go-to keto snack once you try them out.
- 1 and 1/2 cups of whole milk mozzarella cheese
- 1 oz of full-fat cream cheese
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp of coconut flour
- 1 cup of almond flour
- 1/3 cup of any pizza sauce
- 1/3 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/8 cup of pepperoni slices
1- Preheat oven to 375°
2- Use a microwavable bowl to combine the mozzarella and cream cheese and microwave them for a minute. Stop the microwave several times to stir the cheese mixture until it’s entirely smooth.
3- Beat the egg and add it to the bowl and stir it until a dough ball forms.
4- Squeeze the dough, and add some almond flour to make the dough a bit sticky.
5- Cut the dough into 8 small pieces and roll them out. Transfer the dough to the muffin tin and press down on each dough until it forms a cup shape.
6- Bake the cup-shaped dough for around 15 minutes until golden brown.
7- Take the tin out and add cheddar, pepperoni, and sauce. Feel free to add more ingredients if you’d prefer.
8- Put the tin back into the oven for a few minutes so that the cheese melts entirely.
9- Your little pizza cups are ready to serve!
Pizza cups are enjoyable snacks to grab between your meals. They’re even better when they’re keto-friendly and ensure you stay on track. Feel free to resort to this easy keto snack recipe whenever you need a light meal to kerb your hunger and banish boredom.
6. Chocolate Pistachio Protein Balls
Nothing beats the euphoric flavour of chocolate and pistachios coming together. Not only are pistachios beneficial for one’s health, but they also make for a great keto snack that you can guiltlessly enjoy. These protein-packed balls aren’t only fulfilling and flavoursome, but they’re also no-bake and take no time to make.
- 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder or dark chocolate
- 1/4 cup of a sweetener (Raw honey or pure maple syrup)
- 1 and 1/2 tbsp of protein powder
- 1 and 1/2 tbsp of coconut flour
- Unshelled pistachios
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1/3 almond butter or tahini
- Extra ground pistachios (Optional)
1- Chop the pistachios into fine pieces, then whisk them in a bowl with other dry ingredients (protein powder, coconut flour, and cocoa powder).
2- Add the butter, syrup, and vanilla extract to the mixture and blend to form a consistent dough.
3- Roll the dough into relatively small balls and leave them in the refrigerator until firm.
4- Take the balls out and sprinkle some ground pistachio or cocoa powder for an extra flavour.
You can make as many pistachio balls as you like and store them in the freezer to keep them fresh. Besides the flavoursome taste, this keto snack is laden with nutrients and can be your go-to keto snack to help stop your cravings.
7. Roasted Broccoli with Tahini
Broccoli is super nutritious and keto-friendly. Adding it to your diet is nothing but wise. Roasting your broccoli and adding garlicky tahini sauce is an excellent way to add flavour to your vegetables. Besides, it will make your meals quite interesting and delicious.
- 1 lb of broccoli
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- 1/2 lemon zest
- 1 tsp of salt
1- Preheat oven to 230˚C.
2- Line your broccoli one after another on a baking sheet and spill some olive oil over them.
3- Add lemon zest and salt to season, giving your meal a flavourful taste with citric notes.
4- Roast the broccoli for 12 minutes or until they turn light brown.
5- Your broccoli will be ready to dip in tahini sauce.
These ingredients give around 4 servings, so you can keep the rest of the meal in the fridge and reheat it when needed. This recipe is beyond a healthy keto snack; it’s also tasty and nutritious.
8. Avocado Chips
Avocado is one of the foods that are synonymous with the keto diet. You can enjoy it abundantly despite its high-fat content. If you’re looking for a sweet keto snack, chips are the most enjoyable ever, and they’re even more interesting when made with avocados.
- 1 large ripened avocado.
- 1 tsp of lemon juice
- 3/4 cup of powdered parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp of ground white pepper
1- Preheat oven to 180˚C.
2- Set aside parchment paper to place your mixture.
3- Place all the ingredients in one large bowl. Mix them, then start mashing the avocado until it turns smooth.
4- Scoop the avocado mixture with a tablespoon onto the parchment paper forming a flat circle. Repeat until you finish all the mixture in the bowl.
5- Bake the avocado for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
6- Take the tray out of the oven to cool for 10 minutes.
7- Enjoy your crispy avocado chips alongside your favourite dip – make sure it’s keto-friendly, though.
This recipe is a fast keto snack to make and is relatively healthy. You can add cheese on top of your chips to add some extra flavour. You can double up the servings by adjusting the quantity of the ingredients in accordance with your preference.
9. Zucchini Chips
Zucchini is a nutritious and tasty vegetable that doesn’t get the hype it deserves. It’s another healthy ingredient you can make chips out of to have a healthy keto snack. All you’re going to need are just three essential ingredients, and you’re ready to go!
- Zucchini (any quantity you want)
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper to season
1- Place a lined baking sheet aside, for you’re going to need it.
2- Cut your zucchini into thin slices; the thinner, the crispier.
3- Pat the zucchini dry to remove any moisture.
4- Toss the zucchini slices into a large bowl and add olive oil with the seasoning.
5- Mix the ingredients well until they’re thoroughly combined.
6- Place your slices on the baking sheet and put them into the oven for 90 minutes.
7- Take the zucchini chips out once they’re golden brown.
Once your chips cool down, you can enjoy this simple yet nutritious keto snack. Even better, you can pair this low-carb treat with extra flavours, including ranch, cheese, cayenne pepper, or barbeque.
10. Keto Chocolate Mug Cake
Rich and moist chocolate cake in a mug sounds like an opportunity you don’t want to turn down. Interestingly, you can have this succulent delicacy as a keto snack and give your taste buds the most delicious culinary ride. The best part is that it takes a single minute to be ready for you to devour.
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp of butter
- 3 tbsp of Almond flour
- 1 and 1/2 tbsp of cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp of heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract (optional)
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp of Erythritol
1- Scoop the butter into the mug and microwave it until it completely melts
2- Add the remaining ingredients to the melted butter. Keep stirring until the mixture is free of lumps and smooth.
3- Put the mug into the microwave for another minute.
Feel free to add more flavours to your mug, either nuts, chocolate chips, or even cinnamon. Add whipped cream for a more proper keto snack with lots of healthy fats.
Pick up your favourite keto snack from this list and keep your weight loss journey interesting. We can even create your recipes if you use keto-friendly ingredients.