Low Carb Snacks and Keto Friendly Snacks
In recent years the ketogenic diet has undergone a huge rise in popularity, and the low-carb nutrition plan is fast becoming the go-to option for entrepreneurs looking for a healthy option to match their busy lives.
Sticking to the diet can be tough though, particularly if you are looking for keto on the go. However, with some planning and with the right preparation, there are lots of delicious foods you can still enjoy. To help you with your diet and meal preparation, we have taken a look at some of the best foods to include in your keto diet - as well as three tasty recipes for clean keto on the go snacks that you can cook at home!
So what are some of the best keto-friendly ingredients?
Seafood is a staple of the keto diet and fish such a salmon and mackerel are high in Vitamin B as well as being a brilliant source for essential items such as potassium and selenium. Fish are also high in useful fats such as Omega-3 so they can help to keep you fuelled all day long.
You might think that all types of vegetables are fine and although most are very low in carbohydrates, things like potatoes and yams are high in starch and can push you over your daily limit without you realizing. A good rule to remember is to only choose those vegetables that grow above ground and focusing on those that are green and leafy!
- High-fat dairy products
The good news for those following a keto diet is that high-fat dairy products such as cheese and butter are most certainly allowed! Not only are these ingredients delicious but they are also highly nutritious. If you are planning on cooking, then you can also include items such as heavy cream into your ingredient list.
If you are planning on using the keto diet to lose weight, you should keep a check on the quantity of cheese you are snacking on though as it has been shown to slow the process down.
Another very delicious treat to include as part of your diet, however, you should watch out for overeating as it is very easy to keep snacking on nuts. You should try to stick to certain types too, such as macadamia’s, as nuts such as cashews can be surprisingly high in carbs.
- Meat and Poultry
Alongside fish, meat and poultry are the other staple food group for the keto diet. Fresh meat contains no carbs and is a valuable source of vitamin B as well as other essential minerals. Alongside that, meat and poultry are also packed with protein which can help to maintain your muscle mass.
Where possible, try to opt for meat that has been grass-fed as this helps to increase the amount of omega-3 fats and antioxidants they contain.
No matter how you like them, eggs are one of the healthiest foods you can eat and they are also incredibly versatile. Using organic eggs are the healthiest option but any eggs, any style is fine to eat as often as you like.
Typically, most fruits are too high in carbs to be included as part of a keto diet, however, berries are the exception to the rule. Raspberries and blackberries are very healthy and packed with antioxidants and when eaten in moderation can be a very tasty on the go keto snack.
Meal prep, meal prep, meal prep!
Based on our personal experience we believe the best way to be successful in the keto diet is to meal prep!
We also know that not everyone has the extra time to meal prep, so our friends at TheSpruceEats.com put together this list of best keto meal delivery services! Check it out.
Three delicious keto on the go recipes…
These mouth-wateringly delicious snacks are a perfect mid-afternoon treat and can be made using simple ingredients you’ll find in your kitchen! In order to make these treats, you will need:
- Brown Sweetener
- Vanilla Extract
- Almond Flour
- Baking Powder
- Keto-friendly White Chocolate Chips
- Macadamia Nuts
The good news is that you do not need to be a pro baker to make these blondies and you will be able to whip up a batch in a little over half an hour. The full recipe and cooking instructions can be found on Hey Keto Mama’s blog - alongside a host of other delicious, keto-friendly snacks.
Tracy’s Cucumber and tomato salad
Bring the freshness of spring into this awesome salad that is great for an on the go snack. This dish has 5 ingredients with an additional option for extra flavor.
All you need is cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, olive oil, salt and pepper and balsamic vinegar. Basil is optional if you want to kick it up a notch.
Dice all the vegetables and add equal parts olive oil and balsamic then season with salt and pepper to taste. Store in a Tupperware and take with you for an easy, nutritious salad for a low-carb snack that pairs well with any meat and satisfies the taste buds.
If you are looking for the perfect snack to keep you going mid-afternoon or you are looking for clean keto on the go, then these spiced nuts from Have Butter Will Travel are a very tasty treat. To make these spiced nuts, you will need:
- 100 g pecans
- 100 g walnuts
- 20 g butter, melted
- 1 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ¼ tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
These delicious treats can be made in just twenty minutes and if stored correctly are able to last for a couple of weeks, making them a perfect solution to have tucked away at your desk or in your bag.
Looking for quick keto on the go?
If you are looking for a quick on the go keto snack and do not have the time to make your own, then here at Kevive foods we have a range of delicious treats designed just for you. For a long time, we struggled to find truly tasty and healthy low carb snacks when we were away from home, often having no alternative but to purchase the usual tasteless and low-quality keto snacks.
We knew there could be an alternative. Tasty, healthy, clean keto snacks do not need to be complicated, so we decided to launch our own range of delicious keto on the go snacks. We wanted a product that not only tasted good but packed all of the clean nutrition that your body needs to keep it fuelled throughout the day.
Whether it is our Maple Almond CooKeto Bites or our scrumptious Cacao Chip Cooketo Bites, we have worked hard to deliver a truly flavorsome keto snack. So say goodbye to those bland snack bars and instead say hello to our revolutionary nutritional keto snacks.