REACH FOR MEATS
Meat is always a good keto snack. Snacking on a piece of meat might feel a little strange initially, but it's filling and often easy. Some easy keto snack ideas include:
- Cold cuts
- Cut up chicken or steak bites
- Beef jerky
- Salami or pepperoni
- Tuna pouches
- Smoked salmon
- Pork rinds
DIP A VEGGIE
Craving a crunchy keto snack? There are plenty of vegetables that will give you that satisfying crunch. Pair them with a dip, and you have perfect easy keto snacks for beginners.
Best vegetables for keto dipping:
- Pepper strips
- Zucchini strips
- Green beans
- Carrots (in moderation)
Dip raw vegetables or blanch them in a little boiling water to make them bright and crispy.
As for the keto dips, you really have many different options. Because keto is high-fat-friendly, look for unsweetened, higher fat options like:
- Homemade mayo
- Cream cheese
- Sour cream
Mix in fresh herbs for a fresh flavor. You could also try the sauces with some hot pepper for a kick or add in your favorite spices. One of the joys of keto is experimenting with the different flavors to create something you really love.
TACKLE SWEET CRAVINGS
Finding sweet keto snacks can feel like a challenge, especially to those who are just starting out on the plan. Fortunately, there are a few sweet snacks that can make things a little easier: avocado, coconut, and berries. All of these items, along with whole heavy cream, are keto-friendly.
Crush your cravings with these sweet keto snacks:
- Cream cheese topped with berries
- Whipped avocado with chocolate to make a mousse
- Berries dipped in heavy cream
- Macadamia nut butter
- Dried coconut chips
- Small piece of dark chocolate (80% or higher)
- Keto-friendly coffee (make it bulletproof with butter, ghee, or coconut oil)
GET A LITTLE CHEESY
Cheese lovers can satisfy all their desires with these easy keto diet snacks. Keto is one of the few diets where cheese is on the menu (and who doesn’t love that)?! Satisfy your savory cravings with some of the following keto snack ideas:
- Baked brie
- Cheddar cheese cubes
- Parmesan cheese crisps
- Cheese balls (made from cream cheese)
- Sliced cheese rollups
- Mozzarella cheese or string cheese
GRAB CONVENIENT LATE-NIGHT KETO SNACKS
Looking for late-night keto snacks? If you find yourself rummaging around the kitchen at night, seeking snacks, don't worry—we've got you covered! No one wants to cook late at night, of course, so here are a few late-night healthy keto snacks that are easy to eat before bed.
- Macadamia nuts
- Hardboiled egg
- Half an avocado
- Celery with cheese dip
- Cucumbers with vinegar and sea salt
- Kale chips
- Freeze-dried vegetable chips (check for keto-friendly varieties)
BRING-ALONG PORTABLE KETO SNACK IDEAS
What are the best keto snacks on the go? If you're traveling or heading out the door and need some excellent keto snack ideas to bring along, try these:
- Beef jerky
- Macadamia, pecan, or Brazil nuts
- Hardboiled eggs
- Cubed cold cuts
- Meat sticks
- Olives (look for pre-packaged to-go cups)
- Cheese sticks or string cheese
- Pork rinds
- Celery sticks
OPT FOR A MINI-MEAL
The other answer to keto snack cravings is to eat something you'd typically eat as a meal—just opt for a smaller version. For example, have a chicken breast, a mini breakfast, a few strips of bacon, or your favorite keto-friendly pasta dish!
Make a small serving of one of your favorite dishes and enjoy a portion to tide you over until your next regular mealtime. A few options to consider:
You can also riff on any of your favorite pasta dishes or rice bowls using It's Skinny. Add some protein and fat, and you'll have a delicious, keto-friendly snack that will keep you full and satisfied. So don't give into those junk food cravings and undo your hard work!
With It's Skinny, you can do keto your way—and still enjoy many of your favorite meals, carb (and guilt) free!