Written by Daena Ryan (Dietitian APD)
A Dietitians top 3 keto snack suggestions
Keen to add some Dietitian approved keto snack suggestions to your snack bank? As a quick refresher - ‘Keto’ is short for the term ‘Ketogenic Diet’ which is a style of eating that attempts to keep the body in a state of Ketosis a.k.a where your body obtains its energy via a metabolic process of breaking down fats for fuel. The macronutrient balance looks a little different to a typical diet, as Keto meals and snacks are typically high in fat, moderately high in protein and low in carbohydrates. For all the Keto dieters, here are a Dietitians top 3 keto snack suggestions to keep you going!
1. Caprese Skewers
If you want to feel like you are basking in the sunshine on the coast of Italy, this snack will trick you into thinking you are. All you need is a few skewers or toothpicks, cherry bocconcini cheese balls, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves and an optional drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar. Skewer your ingredients (cheese - tomato - basil) before drizzling in Balsamic Vinegar. Cherry Bocconcini cheese is high in both Fat and Protein, low in Carbohydrate and a super delicious and refreshing snack that will keep you satisfied between meals. While on the topic of cheese, cheese is a great Keto snack option to have handy. If you need an emergency snack at home or work, keep some cheese and a tub of tomatoes in the fridge and you are sorted.
2. Eggs and Veg
Another easy and underrated high protein and low carbohydrate snack is the humble boiled egg. Nature’s protein ball. Grabbing 2 hard boiled eggs with some salt, pepper and chilli flakes alongside some low-carbohydrate vegetable sticks such as carrots, cucumber, capsicum is an easy way to have a nutritious no-fuss snack that is super easy to prep. Boil eggs the night before and pop them in the fridge at work alongside your pre-cut veggie sticks and you are good to go. Who said the Keto diet had to be complicated?
3. Peanut butter on celery sticks or on homemade super-seedy crackers
Does the combo of peanut butter and celery sticks take you back to your childhood? Same. One of the most underrated snacks - a refreshing, crunchy, simple snack that will keep you satiated between meals - not to mention it's cheaper than an individual protein bar. Keep a jar of peanut butter (or any nut butter of choice) handy, chop up some celery into sticks and keep it in the fridge until it's snack time. If you aren't a fan of celery, peanut butter is also delicious paired with some seedy crackers and there are plenty on the market that are high in protein and fat from the seed content and low in carbs. If you are the DIY type, why not bake some yourself.
Some packaged/ shelf-stable snack ideas to keep handy for when hunger pangs strike: canned fish in oil, trail mix/roasted nuts, beef jerky, bliss balls, seaweed, avocado.
Last but not least, a Keto friendly snack that is perfect to keep handy are FUNDAY Sweets - Our Sour Peach Hearts and Raspberry frogs have only 3.3g of available carbohydrates per pack. Keto lovers rejoice!
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