The ketogenic diet brings great rewards for the body. So much so, that many companies are using keto as a marketing tactic. Seeing "keto-friendly" on a label doesn't mean that product is healthy. Even if it checks off the boxes for low-carb and high-fat, the ingredients can still be unhealthy. Here are 5 keto snacks to satisfy your cravings and some quick recipes to make them at home instead.
1. Lupini Hummus
Hummus is the new hot sauce. It's an excellent condiment, spread, and can even make for a tasty marinade. However, hummus is most handy for a keto-friendly snack.
Traditional hummus is made with chickpeas. It's suitable for keto followers who consume in smaller doses.
Lupini-based hummus is a friendlier keto snack. These beans have almost no carbs in them! Additionally, lupini beans have 7g more protein than chickpeas per 100 calories.
Brahmi makes keto-friendly hummus with lupini beans. However, you can also make your own lupini hummus.
Spicy Lupini Hummus
- 1 cup of Lupini Beans, Drained
- 1/2 clove of Garlic
- 1/2 tsp of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
- 1/4 cup of Tahini or Almond Butter
- 1/4 tsp of Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 of Lemon, Juiced
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Optional
- Rinse the beans under cold water and strain them thoroughly.
- Peel the garlic and mince it well.
- Pout the beans, garlic, salt, tahini, and cayenne in a blender.
- Pour the lemon juice over the ingredients.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add olive oil to improve consistency.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Eat within 4 days.
2. Ice Cream
There are a growing number of low-carb, low-sugar ice cream options out there. Satiate your sweet tooth without sacrificing your keto diet.
One of the best keto ice creams brands is Nick's. They have a wide variety of flavors that serve up just 4-7 net carbs per serving.
Ketonilla Ice Cream
- 3 T of Grass-Fed Butter
- 4 cups of Heavy Cream, Divided
- 1/3 cup of Allulose
- 2 tsp of Vanilla Bean Extract
- 1/4 cup of MCT Oil
- Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat.
- Add 2 cups of heavy cream and the allulose.
- Bring the pan to a boil, before reducing to simmer for 30-45 minutes.
- Stir occasionally, stopping once the volume is halved.
- Pour mixture into a bowl and allow to cool.
- Stir in the vanilla bean extract and whisk in the MCT oil.
- Then, whisk in the last 2 cups of heavy cream until smooth.
- Freeze overnight to enjoy!
3. Beef Jerky
Before you snap into a Slim Jim like the Macho Man, you should be wary of commercial beef jerkys. High-quality jerky should be free of additives, low in carbs, and booming with protein. Get all of these with Cattaneo Brothers.
These mouth-watering jerky slices are crafted with apple cider vinegar, herbs, and spices. They are made with grass-fed beef and dried in brick ovens. You'll love its natural smokey flavor. Otherwise, experiment with making beef jerky at your home!
- 5 lb of Flank Steak
- 1 T of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp of Black Pepper
- 1 T of Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp of Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Monkfruit Sweetener
- Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut the steak crosswise into 2-inch strips. Make sure they are very thin, about 1/8 an inch.
- Put the beef strips in a bowl and toss with the remaining ingredients.
- Place the strips onto the baking sheet and in the oven for three hours.
- Rotate the baking sheet after 1.5 hours.
- Allow the strips to cool on a cooling rack for about 30 minutes before eating.
- Put leftovers in the fridge.
Crackers are a great holdover between meals. They offer a satisfying crunch and provide plenty of taste for our buds.
Flackers Organic Flax Seed Crackers are made with simple ingredients and come in a variety of flavors. The Sea Salt flavor only has 1g of net carbs per serving. However, you can also make keto crackers at home!
- 2 1/2 cups of Almond Flour
- 1/2 cup of Coconut Flour
- 1 1/2 tsp of Ground Flax
- 1/4 tsp of Rosemary
- 1/4 tsp of Thyme
- 1/2 tsp of Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
- 3 Free-Range Eggs
- 1 T of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Whisk the flours and spices in a large bowl.
- Add the eggs and oil, mixing to making a dough.
- Place the dough between two sheets of parchment paper.
- Roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thick.
- Cut the dough into squares and place in prepped baking sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden.
- Allow to cool before storing in an airtight container.
5. Keto Fat Bombs
Only in a keto diet is high-fat something to celebrate. Consume healthy fats in tasty servings with keto fat bombs.
There are many types of keto fat bombs out there. It's easy for manufacturers to go overboard with the added ingredients. We like to keep it simple with Nature's Fuel.
They have three delicious fat bombs that have 1g of net carbs per serving, MCT oil for fat, and dietary fiber that feed probiotics.
Almond Fat Bombs
- 1/2 cup of Coconut Oil, Melted
- 3/4 cup of Almond Butter
- 1/4 tsp of Pink Himalayan Seat Salt
- 1 tsp of Vanilla Bean Extract
- 1 T of Cacao Powder
- 6 T of Coconut Oil
- 1 drop of Stevia
- Whisk the melted coconut oil, almond butter, sea salt, and vanilla extract until creamy.
- Line a 6-muffin tray with cups.
- Spoon 3 T of the mixture into each cup and refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Whisk the remaining ingredients together in a separate bowl until smooth.
- Spoon 1 T of the topping on each cup. Chill everything for at least a half-hour before serving.