Being on a diet doesn’t mean zero snacks. In fact, if anything, being on a diet should encourage you to listen more to your body, which means feeding it when you feel hungry. Having smart snacks on hand can help you indulge without getting off track.
In a ketogenic diet specifically, these snacks should consist of mainly healthy fats. Don’t get frustrated if you’re struggling to think of ways to stay satiated. Below we’ve created a list of the five best snacks for keto-ers:
Pork rinds – If you’re addicted to potato chips, this is possibly the best alternative that still provides that crunchy, salty fix. Try dipping them in a legume-free hummus for variety.
Avocados – Avocados contain the best type of healthy fats, so eat up! If you cut it in half, you can add even more fats by baking an egg yolk into the center of each side.
Hard-boiled egg – Quick, easy and portable, this incredibly healthy snack is appropriate any time of day.
String cheese – Feel like a kid again! String cheese is fun and easy to grab on the go. Eat it on it’s own or pair it with cold cuts or pepperoni. Just be sure to buy the full-fat version, and look for raw and organic products if possible.
KETO BOMB™ – BPI Sports’ first ever ketogenic creamer is a delicious way to add electrolytes, MCTs and other essential fats to coffee, tea or your favorite beverage.
As a reminder, the goal of a ketogenic diet is to force your body into ketosis, and this is only possible with a strict diet. While the breakdown of macros varies per person, roughly 75% of your daily calories should come from fats, 20% from proteins and 5% from carbs. That means to be successful, you have to snack smart!