The cravings. They’re here.
You need that salty crunch. And you need it now.
You open the pantry to find…
A heaping bag of potato chips.
Should you cave and break keto?
Not so fast.
You can replace any carb-favorite with a healthy keto friendly snack.
You just have to know what to look for.
Which is why we’ve put together this list of the 37 best keto friendly snacks to buy.
Buy them at the grocery store. Stock them in your pantry. Combine them to make extra-delicious snacks (we’ll show you how).
Just don’t let hunger keep you from healthy living.
Ready to start snacking clean? Great, let’s do it.
Nuts & Seeds
Keto nutrition you can take anywhere? Nuts are your answer – and the staples of keto friendly snacking.
That’s because nuts are:
Most nuts have ideal keto macros on their own: 75% fat / 25% protein / 5% carb.
You can snack with almost any nut on keto. Just watch those carb-filled cashews...
You can enjoy nuts raw or roasted and salted. But if you want nuts with optimal nutrition and superior flavor and texture, try sprouted nuts. You can find sprouted nuts on Amazon or featured in our very own Keto Trail Mix.
Simple and delicious. Almonds are one snack you can’t do keto without.
How it fits: Convenient nutrition that travels well.
For your health: 50% of your daily magnesium needs in just 1 serving. Magnesium regulates 300 bodily processes – everything from blood pressure to sleep.
Best bet: Sprouted or roasted and salted. Watch out for flavored options with added sugar. Buy in bulk from Amazon to save.
Amazon’s Wickedly Prime Sprouted Almonds, Unsalted, 18 Ounce
Combination idea: Eat a handful with snacking cheese.
Walnuts are nutrient-dense. And their signature flavor makes for a great pair with other keto friendly snacks.
How it fits: Convenient nutrition to pair with other keto friendly snacks like raspberries and snacking cheeses.
For your health: Protect your heart with Omega-3 and Omega-9 fatty acids
Best bet: Sprouted or raw. Buy in bulk from Amazon to save money.
Amazon Brand - Happy Belly California Walnuts, Halves and Pieces, 40 Ounce
Combination idea: Crumble on top of a snack-sized chicken salad.
Craving something sweet? But don’t want to blow your diet on a dessert? Reach for these rich nuts.
How it fits: Convenient keto nutrition + satisfy your sweet cravings.
For your health: More antioxidants than any other nut.
Best bet: Sprouted, raw or roasted and salted. Sprouted pecans are hard to find but 100% worth it! You can find them in the Keto Farms Sweet Strawberry Trail Mix.
Or you can try these delicious roasted pecans with sea salt from Amazon:
All Natural Roasted Pecans - Pack of 4 (Sea Salt)
Combination idea: Top them on sardines for a heart-healthy keto friendly snack.
4) Macadamia Nuts
The best nut for keto friendly snacking? It might be macadamias – they’re the fattiest nut – and their rich, buttery taste makes them an irresistible keto snack.
How it fits: Macadamia’s have the highest fat / lowest carb content of any common nut. Use them as convenient fat bombs.
For your health: High in potent antioxidants called flavanoids that protect your cells from environmental damage.
Best bet: Roasted and salted. Many find raw macadamias too bland for snacking. And they can be expensive so try this bulk option on Amazon:
MacFarms Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts With Sea Salt Fresh From Hawaii 24 Ounce
Combination idea: Mix them with coconut butter and make a keto fat bomb bowl.
On keto for weight loss? This could be the nut for you.
How it fits: Your lowest-calorie nut option. Shelled pistachios also take longer to eat which solves a potential problem with nuts... overeating.
For your health: Pistachios are the only nut with lutein and zeaxanthin – the same compounds carrots have to protect your eyes.
Best bet: Roasted and salted. Just watch the carbs, pistachios are the #2 carbiest nut behind cashews.
Combination idea: Crush into a bowl of whipped cream for a pistachio-ice cream like snack.
6) Pumpkin Seeds
With so many nuts options, you can easily forget about seeds. Don’t make this mistake.
These little seeds pack more nutrition than almost anything else on this list.
How it fits: Convenient, portable keto friendly nutrition. Small size – easy to pack while traveling.
For your health: 25% of your daily potassium needs and high in vitamin B2 and folate – 2 hard-to-get nutrients without eating grains.
Best bet: Roasted and salted. Save with this bulk option at Amazon:
Wonderful Pistachios, Roasted and Salted, 32 Ounce Bag
Combination idea: Mix in a bag with almonds and walnuts for a simple keto nut mix.
Nut butters aren’t as portable as nuts. But their rich taste and velvety texture makes them one of the best keto friendly snacks to buy. And they’re sure to satisfy even your most intense cravings.
7) Almond Butter
Something magical happens when almonds turn to butter. They become even more delicious – and versatile.
How it fits: Keep this essential in your pantry at all times. Eat it out of the jar. Dip your vegetables in it. Spread it on dark chocolate. The possibilities are endless.
For your health: All the great benefits of almonds: ideal keto macros, high in magnesium, and high in antioxidants like Vitamin E.
Best bet: Find jars with just one ingredient: almonds. Or make your own at home with this recipe! It’s easier than you think.
Combination idea: Spoon onto celery and top with chia seeds for a healthy ants on a log.
8) Peanut Butter
The childhood classic isn’t as healthy as almond butter. But for its robust flavor, peanut butter is a solid keto friendly snack to buy.
How it fits: Great out of the jar. Use it to flavor your smoothies.
For your health: Protein-packed with ideal keto macros on its own. Just be careful: peanut butter is high in the Omega-6 acid linoleic acid – the same inflammatory fat found in many vegetable oils. Eat in moderation.
Best bet: Just one ingredient: peanuts. Many store varieties have sugar and hydrogenated oils added. Avoid these.
Combination idea: Mix in a bowl with a few raspberries for a keto friendly PB&J.
9) Coconut Butter
Meet the one keto friendly snack on this list that will change your life. What is it?
Coconut butter – pureed coconut meat. This butter is 90% coconut oil – but also has the sweet goodness of coconut meat. So delicious… hard to believe there is just 1g of sugar per serving.
How it fits: Use it just like almond butter. It’s a snackable keto dessert out of the jar.
For your health: Coconut butter has all the health benefits of coconut oil:
- Fights inflammation
- Boosts your immune system
- Promotes gut health
All with 2g of fiber to keep you full between meals.
Best bet: Any clean, natural option at the store. Artisana organics is the leading brand.
Combination idea: Spread on dark chocolate with almond butter. Even a 100% cacao bar becomes a decadent dessert.
Ever been told fruit is forbidden on keto?
Maybe you thought: “no way I can do this diet without fruit.”
Well don’t worry. They were wrong.
Discover the right fruits for keto… and you can snack on these delicious foods every day.
And you’ll get vital nutrients and antioxidants that can be lacking on a standard ketogenic diet.
We’ll show you how next.
The only fruit made of fat instead of sugar. It’s a keto superfood. And cut in half – one of the most keto friendly snacks there is.
How it fits: Eat with a spoon for an easy snack. Avocado’s neutral flavor makes them hard to overeat.
For your health: Avocados have twice the potassium as bananas. They’re great to fix electrolyte imbalances on the keto diet.
Best bet: When Ripe. They should be dark in color and yield to gentle pressure.
Combination idea: Cut in half and top with lemon, olive oil, and salt & pepper.
11) Grape Tomatoes
Yes, tomatoes are a fruit. And these succulent, bite-sized fruits make great keto friendly snacks.
How it fits: Keep in your fridge for a ready-to-eat snack. With just 4g of sugar per serving – they’re a guilt-free snack option.
For your health: Rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that protects your cells.
Best bet: Watch sugar and control portions. Limit snacks to 6 tomatoes (~5g of net carbs).
Combination idea: Eat with a handful of mozzarella cheese balls.
All the health benefits of olive oil in a snackable form.
How it fits: Olives are another unique fatty fruit. Keep a jar in your fridge or buy on-the-go options from Amazon.
For your health: High in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and loaded with antioxidants.
Best bet: Black or green olives – both are just as nutritious.
Combination idea: Pair with salami for an Italian twist on low-carb snacking.
Raspberries can be your keto dessert. But they’re more tart than sweet – and relatively low-carb.
How it fits: Ready-to-eat keto snack dessert.
For your health: Highest antioxidant content of any fruit.
Best bet: Portion control.
Combination idea: Mix with whipped cream for a keto snack dessert.
Craving something extra sweet? Strawberries are your sweetest option from the list.
How it fits: On hand for a sweet treat.
For your health: One serving has more Vitamin C than an orange – 140% of your daily needs.
Best bet: Watch the carbs. Each serving of strawberries has 8g of net carbs – 33% of a standard keto carb allowance.
Combination idea: Add to your greek yogurt. Here is the Keto Farms Sweet Strawberry Trail Mix added to a full-fat, triple-cream Peak Yogurt (yum!):
Meet your lowest carb keto fruit option.
How it fits: On hand in the fridge.
For your health: Most fiber of any fruit. With 8g per serving, this keto snack helps control cravings between meals.
Best bet: Any store variety will do. You can also try wild varieties at your farmer’s market – these will have the lowest sugar.
Combination idea: Add them to cottage cheese.
You can have all the vegetables you want on keto… right?
Starchy vegetables like potatoes are some of the highest-carb foods that exist.
Even vegetables like carrots, squash and onions can add up in carbs.
But a few vegetables make ultra-nutritious keto snacks. And with a little dip become something special...
Watching calories? At just 15 calories per serving, celery is a great choice.
How it fits: Use it as a low-calorie crunchy snack. Great with dips and spreads like almond butter.
For your health: Celery is rich in Vitamin K which has been shown to lower your risk of heart disease.
Best bet: Any fresh option at the grocery store.
Combination idea: Dipped in peanut butter. Irresistible classic.
Missing chips to dip in your guacamole? Cucumbers are your low-carb alternative.
How it fits: Slice them up for your favorite dip. Great for when you’re entertaining guests on a low-carb diet.
For your health: Cucumbers are 95% water. Now you can hydrate and fight the keto flu all while snacking.
Best bet: Any fresh option at the store.
Combination idea: Lose the tortilla chips and dip cucumbers in guacamole.
18) Dill pickles
Craving the salty crunch of potato chips? Reach for the pickle jar instead. You’ll get salty satisfaction at just 1g of net carbs.
How it fits: Snack on pickles out of the jar. Use them when you need a natural electrolyte boost (which you will need starting out on keto).
For your health: Fermenting turns cucumbers into a natural probiotic – great for gut health.
Best bet: Dill pickle jars. Just watch for added sugar.
Combination idea: Add to rolled up meat and cheese for a crunchy keto snack sandwich.
Meet your keto answer to potatoes. Like potatoes, Jicama is a root vegetable – but with 70% less carbs.
How it fits: Jicama delivers starchy satisfaction at a fraction of the carbs. It’s high in fiber and water and great for weight loss.
For your health: Jicama is high in the fiber inulin, which promotes digestive health.
Best bet: You can find jicama at most grocery stores. Buy the whole root or pre-sliced portions if you can find them.
Combination idea: Cut into super thin slices and bake for 30 minutes at 400°F. Now you have keto tortilla chips.
Meats are your best bet for protein-rich keto friendly snacks. Getting enough protein is vital – every part of your body needs it to function properly. Use these protein-rich snacks to:
- Curb appetite between meals
- Maintain lean body muscle
- Recover after a hard workout or busy day
Remember the keto diet is a high fat, moderate protein diet. And many meats on the list are lean. So try combining them with other fatty foods – like nuts and cheese – to get the right macronutrient ratios.
Once an unhealthy gas station snack, jerky has made a comeback with many clean options available now. Meat quality has improved and you’ve now got turkey, salmon, and even venison to choose from.
How it fits: High-protein snack on-the-go. Good for post-workout recovery.
For your health: Jerky is high in iron, magnesium, and vitamin B12, all of which support your energy levels.
Best bet: Clean labels and simple ingredients. Jerky is notorious for added sugars and preservatives. Biltong is a great option for clean keto jerky. Try this one from Amazon:
Ayoba-Yo Spicy Biltong on Amazon
Combination idea: Eat with snacking cheeses for an easy on-the-go charcuterie.
21) Deli Meat
Want a protein-rich keto friendly snack in seconds? Head to the deli counter – almost any meat from the grocery store works great.
How it fits: Keep at home for a handy keto meat snack.
For your health: All deli meats are high in protein which helps you burn more calories while maintaining lean muscle.
Best bet: Fattier meats. Italian meats like salami and prosciutto make a better keto snack than lean meats like turkey.
Combination idea: Roll up deli meats & cheese – one of the easiest keto snacks there is.
22) Pork Rinds
Caught on the road without a keto snack? Don’t worry – you can find these crunchy fried pork skins almost anywhere (even gas stations). And they deliver keto nutrition right out of the bag.
How it fits: Get keto macros whenever you’re in a pinch. Use them to satisfy those salty, crunchy cravings.
For your health: Pork rinds have 11g of protein per serving and ZERO carbs. They’re one of the few packaged snacks that won’t impact your blood sugar levels.
Best bet: Rinds fried in rendered pork fat or olive oil – and just a few simple seasonings added. Watch out: many pork rinds are processed with unhealthy vegetable oils and contain added sugars.
Combination idea: Dust rinds with cheddar cheese powder. Voila, keto cheetos.
The healthiest food on the planet? Keto gurus like Dr. Dominic D’Agostino and Tim Ferriss think so. Sardines are nutrition powerhouses.
How it fits: Canned sardines travel anywhere. Keep them in your bag for a complete keto snack anytime.
For your health: Sardines are loaded with Omega 3s and more vitamins and minerals than we could fit on this page: Selenium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B-12 just to name a few.
Best bet: Wild caught and packed in extra-virgin olive oil. Wild Planet is our favorite brand:
Wild Planet Wild Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lightly Smoked – 4.4oz Can (Pack of 12)
Combination idea: Put on a bed of greens and top with nuts for a nutritious snack-sized salad.
24) Canned Tuna
Like sardines, tuna is one of most nutrient-rich foods on the planet. And convenient pouches make tuna easy to snack on – and take anywhere.
How it fits: Stock cans or pouches in your pantry. Enjoy a tuna salad snack at home or pack for quality protein on-the-go.
For your health: Rich in manganese, zinc, vitamin C, and selenium – all of which boost your immune system.
Best bet: any quality grocery store brand (look for blue cans/pouches). Wild caught if possible. Tuna is lean (especially packed in water) so try combining it with other fatty foods.
Wild Planet Wild Albacore Tuna with Sea Salt, 100% Pole & Line Caught, 5 oz Can (Pack of 12)
Combination idea: Mix with mayonnaise and celery and wrap in lettuce for a keto tuna salad sandwich.
25) Hard Boiled Eggs
Eggs have almost every single nutrient we need to be healthy. And by hard boiling them, we can snack on this nutritious food anytime.
How it fits: Store in your fridge and enjoy one of the most keto friendly snacks there is.
For your health: Eggs are rich in choline which supports memory and increases focus.
Best bet: Pasture-raised eggs. Just don’t ditch the yolk – that’s where all the fat and nutrients are. And here’s a little secret… there’s no nutritional difference between white and brown eggs.
Combination idea: Don’t you dare! Salt and pepper is all you need (okay and maybe red pepper flakes or Tapatio hot sauce).
26) Smoked Salmon
Salmon as a... snack? With convenient smoked salmon we can enjoy this dinner time-favorite anytime hunger strikes.
How it fits: Salmon is one of the fattiest fishes you’ll find (great for keto). Keep smoked salmon in your fridge for a protein-rich keto snack.
For your health: Nature’s best source of heart-healthy Omega-3s. High in the antioxidant astaxanthin which fights inflammation and promotes healthy skin.
Best bet: No added sugar or preservatives. Try bulk options at Costco to save or Wild Planet pouches for ultimate convenience.
Combination idea: Top with cream cheese and dill for a keto snack twist on the classic breakfast.
The best part of keto? Many would say….
You can have all you want.
High fat, low carb, and moderate protein – cheese hits our macros right out of the bag.
You know cheese is great in recipes. Now let’s see why it makes one of the best keto snacks to buy.
27) Snacking Cheese
How it fits: Keep in the fridge for a keto friendly cheese snack you can take on-the-go.
For your health: Great source of calcium (20% of RDV) to protect your bones.
Best bet: Pre-portioned cheeses like Babybel or Laughing Cow.
Combination Idea: Pair with Italian meats like salami or prosciutto for charcuterie at home.
28) Deli Cheese
The world is your oyster. Almost any deli cheese works great for keto snacking.
How it fits: Convenient cheese to keep in your fridge.
For your health: Cheese is high in butyrate, which boosts your metabolism.
Best bet: Any cheese you fancy. Hard cheeses like cheddar are lowest in carbs (and lactose).
Combination Idea: Bake into cheese crisps.
29) Cottage Cheese
How it fits: Perfect “midnight” keto snack. Protein-rich and great for recovery after a long day.
For your health: Cottage cheese is high-protein – and 80% of it is quality casein protein. Cottage cheese has been proven effective in lean muscle-building.
Best bet: Any quality grocery store option.
Combination Idea: Spice it up with a dash of hot sauce.
When your keto snacks need a fat boost – or a serious flavor boost – turn to these 2 condiments:
All the amazing health benefits of avocado in your favorite dip.
How it fits: A nutritious dip for veggies.
For your health: 10g of fiber serving to curb appetite and maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Best bet: Buy in bulk at the store. Whole Foods is known for their delicious guac. Or – make your own with this recipe.
Combination idea: Add bacon bits for a delicious savory fat bomb.
Surprised to see this one? Long known for making sandwiches unhealthy, mayonnaise can be a great source of fat – and flavor.
How it fits: Add healthy fats to lean meats like tuna or turkey.
For your health: Mayo can be a great source of heart-healthy Omega-3s if you choose one made with olive or avocado oil.
Best bet: Healthy options made from olive or avocado oil. Primal Foods has a good one you can find at any Whole Foods. Watch for added sugar and unhealthy vegetable oils.
Combination idea: Add to chopped hard boiled eggs for keto egg salad.
Let’s face it… sweet cravings will happen. But before you reach for a glazed donut…
Check out these snack-sized keto dessert options.
32) Dark Chocolate
The Aztecs relied on cacao for health and vitality for thousands of years. It’s a true superfood – as long as you avoid the sugar.
How it fits: When you need an energizing keto dessert snack.
For your health: Cacao is ultra-high in antioxidants – 40x as many as blueberries. It’s also your highest plant-based source of iron, which you need to maintain energy levels.
Best bet: Almost all chocolate contains sugar (cacao is really bitter). Go for 85% cacao and up. Or raw (100%) cacao if you can handle it!
Need a little sweetness? Try this delicious low-sugar Keto Bark from ChocZero on Amazon.
Combination idea: Break up chunks into greek yogurt with berries.
33) Greek Yogurt
How it fits: Easy morning keto snack or dessert. Protein-rich recovery food (15g per serving).
For your health: Natural source of probiotics for gut health.
Best bet: Plain. Even plain yogurt has 4g of sugar per serving. Anything flavored is likely too high in carbs for keto.
Combination idea: Add almond butter and whip it up. Boom, keto snack mousse.
34) Whipped Cream
Your favorite dessert topping makes a great keto snack. Just watch the sugar.
How it fits: Top on berries, chocolate, or eat out of the bowl when you’re craving something sweet.
For your health: Heavy whipping cream is carb-free. It’s great for making keto dessert snacks that won’t spike your blood sugar.
Best bet: Store-bought options in moderation. You can also make your own low-sugar version.
Combination idea: Add your favorite keto berries for a simple dessert.
Don’t just eat your snacks. Drink them too.
These keto snack drinks are a great way to hydrate – and get nourishing fats and electrolytes in your diet.
35) Almond Milk
How it fits: Keep in your fridge for healthy fats you can drink at home.
For your health: Almond milk has heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. It’s also low-calorie and good for weight loss (assuming it’s unsweetened).
Best bet: Unsweetened varieties at the store. Or make your own with this delicious recipe.
Combination idea: Pour over sprouted almonds and pecans for a keto snack cereal.
36) Coconut Milk
There are populations in Asia that virtually live off coconuts (60+% of their calories). Drink it and you’ll see why:
Coconut milk is one the most nourishing keto snacks there is.
How it fits: Keep refrigerated in a mason jar for when you need a natural energy boost.
For your health: The fats in coconut milk – medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs – convert to ketones better than any other fat. Ketones are the most efficient way to fuel your mind and body.
Best bet: Full-fat cans at the store. Limit added gums and stabilizers if you can.
Combination idea: Add cinnamon and nutmeg for a nutritious keto coconut horchata.
37) Bone Broth
Feeling achy? This healing broth could be for you.
Bone broth is made from animal bones slow simmered for 20+ hours with herbs and spices. The process collects collagen – a group of healing proteins essential for your health.
How it fits: Sip for an electrolyte and collagen protein boost.
For your health: Collagen has been shown to ease joint pain, reverse skin aging, and build lean muscle.
Best bet: Kettle & Fire is the gold standard. You can buy their broth on Amazon or at any Whole Foods (try the Mushroom Chicken). Or if you’ve got the time… you can make your own with this bone broth recipe.
Combination idea: Combine with veggies and coconut milk like in this Kettle & Fire tomato curry soup recipe.
Want more? Bulletproof-style lattes, like our instant, all-in-one Keto Coffee and Keto Matcha lattes are the perfect way to stay energized between meals – all while indulging in a delicious treat.
With these 37 clean keto snacks to buy, you’ll never be caught without a healthy low-carb snack.
Whether you’re at-home...
Or traveling somewhere special…
Healthy keto snacking is yours to enjoy anytime, anywhere.
Which keto snack on the list is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
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- Ben & Brandon