Are you looking for a delicious and nutritious snack that fits into your keto diet? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of 23 salty snacks perfect for the keto lifestyle. From cheese chips to pork rinds, these snacks satisfy any craving while keeping you on track with your health goals.
Each snack includes detailed instructions on preparing them, so you can ensure they taste just right. So grab some nuts or jerky and get munching – it’s time to indulge in some tasty keto snacking!
1. Cocktail Nuts
These make the perfect snack for any occasion. Simply combine your favorite nuts with a tablespoon of olive oil, one teaspoon of salt (or more to taste), and some dried herbs or spices like garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, etc. Roast in an oven preheated to 300°F for 10 to 15 minutes and it should be ready.
2. Keto Cheese Snackers
These crunchy snacks are incredibly easy to make and so tasty! Start by preheating your oven to 375°F. Then, combine two cups of finely grated cheese (cheddar, parmesan, or a combination works well) with two tablespoons of almond flour and one teaspoon of black pepper. Mix until fully combined and form into small patties, about the size of a golf ball. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for approximately 15 minutes.
3. Cheese Chips
For this tasty snack, preheat your oven to 375°F. Then, cut a block of cheese (Monterey Jack works well) into thin slices, about one-eighth inch thick. Arrange the slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper (or any spice you desire). Bake for 8-10 minutes or until melted and lightly brown. Let them cool before serving – they will become crunchy as they cool down!
4. Keto Corn Dog Nuggets
These delicious nuggets make a great snack or meal. Start by cubing 1 pound of hot dogs into small pieces and place in a bowl. Combine one cup of almond flour, one teaspoon of baking powder, two tablespoons of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix until fully combined then coat the hot dog pieces in the mixture. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375°F for 20 minutes.
5. Hard-boiled Eggs
This classic snack is always a hit – it’s inexpensive, nutritious, and incredibly easy to make! Simply cover eggs with cold water in a pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 12 minutes. Drain the water and run cold water over them to cool. Crack the shells and feast!
6. Sunflower Seeds
These tasty little snacks are an excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Simply purchase sunflower seeds with or without shells (or one of each!) and store in a sealed container at room temperature until ready to eat.
7. Spinach Squares
For a snack that’s both nutritious and delicious, try making these spinach squares! Start by preheating your oven to 350°F. Then, combine two cups of fresh spinach leaves with one cup of shredded cheese (cheddar is best) along with one tablespoon of olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste. Spread the mixture onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until it gets darker.
8. Celery Sticks With Cream Cheese
This tasty snack is simple to make and requires just a few ingredients – it’s perfect for any time of day! Start by slicing celery into thin sticks and arranging it on a plate. Then, in a small bowl, combine one cup of cream cheese with your favorite herbs or spices (such as garlic powder, dill weed, etc.). Dollop the cream cheese mixture onto each celery stick and enjoy!
9. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
These flavorful bites are sure to please even the pickiest eater! Start by preheating your oven to 375°F. Then, trim the ends off of one bunch of asparagus and wrap each spear with a thin slice of prosciutto. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the prosciutto is crispy and lightly browned. Serve warm!
10. Baked Mushrooms With Parmesan Cheese
These savory bites are sure to be a hit! Start by preheating your oven to 350°F. Then, wash and dry one pound of mushrooms (any type will work). Arrange them on an ungreased baking sheet and sprinkle with olive oil, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese.
11. Pork Rinds
These crunchy snacks are a great source of protein and make a great low-carb alternative to chips! Simply purchase pork rinds (chicharrones) at your local grocery store, or you can make them at home if you have the time. To do so, preheat your oven to 375°F. Then, cut one pound of pork skin into thin strips and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Let cool before serving.
12. Salmon Jerky
This delicious snack is sure to please even the pickiest eater! Start by preheating your oven to 175°F (or the lowest setting it will go). Then, trim one pound of skinless salmon into thin strips (you can also use other types of fish such as tuna or mahi-mahi). Arrange the strips on an ungreased baking sheet and sprinkle with your favorite herbs and spices. Bake for 2 ½ hours or until dry and slightly crispy. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
13. Gherkins Pickles
These crunchy snacks make a great addition to any meal! Simply purchase gherkin pickles from your local grocery store and refrigerate until ready to eat. Enjoy them straight out of the jar or serve them with cheese, crackers, or sandwiches!
14. Dill Pickle Spears
A classic snack that’s both easy to make and delicious! To prepare, purchase dill pickles (or you can make them at home if you have the time). Simply cut the cucumber into spears and place in a glass jar with water and one tablespoon of sugar. Cover and let sit overnight before serving.
15. Sliced Salami or Pepperoni
These flavorful snacks are perfect for any time of day! Simply purchase pre-sliced salami or pepperoni from your local grocery store, or slice your own using a sharp knife or deli slicer. Serve with cheese, crackers, or alone as a protein-packed snack.
16. Crispy Chickpeas
This healthy alternative to chips is sure to please even the pickiest eater! Start by preheating your oven to 400°F. Then, drain and rinse one can of chickpeas and pat dry with paper towels. Spread onto a greased baking sheet and sprinkle with olive oil, salt, pepper, and any other desired spices (such as cumin or chili powder).
17. Deli Meats
These tasty snacks are perfect for lunch on the go! Simply purchase pre-sliced deli meats such as turkey, ham, salami, or bologna from your local grocery store. Serve them in a wrap or sandwich along with cheese and vegetables of your choice.
18. Cheesy Chicken Fritters
These delicious bites are sure to please even the pickiest eater! Start by preheating your oven to 375°F. Then, combine one cup of cooked chicken (shredded or chopped), ½ cup of shredded cheese, 1 large egg, and any desired herbs and spices in a bowl. Form into 2-inch patties and place on a greased baking sheet.
19. Zucchini Chips With Smoked Paprika
These flavorful chips make a great snack or side dish! Start by preheating your oven to 375°F. Then, slice one medium zucchini into thin rounds and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
20. Keto Pepperoni Chips
These crunchy snacks are a great alternative to potato chips! All you need is one package of thinly sliced pepperoni (found in the deli section of most grocery stores). Arrange the slices on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 7-10 minutes or until lightly browned and crispy.
21. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
You can either buy ready-made or make your own! To make, preheat your oven to 350°F. Then, spread one cup of rolled oats on a greased baking sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar (or any desired spices). Bake for 10 minutes or until dark brown and crispy. Enjoy!
22. Low Carb Popcorn
This light snack is perfect for munching on in between meals! Start by purchasing pre-popped popcorn from the store or use an air popper machine to make your own at home. Drizzle with butter (or coconut oil) and season with salt, pepper, and any other herbs/spices you like.
23. Taco Bites
These delicious snacks are sure to be a hit with everyone! Start by preheating your oven to 350°F. Then, layer a greased baking sheet with tortilla chips and top with cooked ground beef, refried beans, cheese, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and any other desired toppings. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Lastly, don’t forget to grab some nuts, such as almonds or walnuts, for an easy snack. Nuts are high in protein and can help curb hunger cravings between meals. Simply pack a handful of your favorite dry roasted nuts into a small container for on-the-go snacking throughout the day!
These salty keto snacks are sure to keep you full and satisfied no matter when you choose to indulge. With so many options, there’s something for everyone! So whether you’re looking for a protein-packed snack or something sweet, these keto snacks will surely hit the spot!