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The most common problem newbies have on keto? 1) Figuring out what they can eat, and 2) Keeping their stomachs satisfied throughout the day.
If you’ve already mastered what you can eat on a ketogenic diet, you probably don’t need 101 keto snack ideas—in fact, you probably shouldn’t snack at all so you can decrease your insulin resistance by fasting between meals. But when you’re just starting out, snacks can be a lifesaver—and they can be the difference between keeping keto and raiding your nearest vending machine.
I put together 101 keto snack ideas because the lists I have seen just didn’t have enough creativity to them. ;) 25? 50? You need at least 101, people! You saw it here first!
A few notes before you dive in:
This list was created for you to get food in your stomach in a few minutes (at most), using things most keto followers already have in their fridges—most take 5 minutes or less. Heck, the majority of these are just grab-and-go style foods.
Always check your macros. Some of these ideas are higher in carbs than others, so make sure you account for that if you’re tracking your food.
Some of these “cheat” on the prep time by assuming you’ve already made some things—but again, if you’re keeping keto you likely have many of these premade items in your fridge.
Everyone approaches keto differently. We personally wouldn’t eat everything on this list, and you might not either—but everyone has different preferences and resources. These are just snacks that are either popular in the keto community, or fit nicely with a keto lifestyle.
Super bonus tip: if you’re fasting between meals instead of snacking, you can easily create a quick lunch or dinner plate by assembling 3-5 of these list items together!
Without further ado...
Hard boiled eggs with Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel seasoning
Jerky (but watch your carbs! Here’s a very keto friendly one)
Epic bars (only certain kinds, though; here’s a flavor we’d recommend)
Lil’ smokies dipped in mustard
Quick tuna salad (here’s a keto-friendly recipe)
Egg salad (this recipe is quick if you already have boiled eggs around!)
Egg drop soup (recipe)
Frozen meatballs topped with cheese and pesto
Canned vienna sausages (some people like them!) fried up, dipped in mustard
Sardines with your favorite seasoning
Brown n’ serve sausage patties topped with guac/salsa/cheese
Full fat unsweetened yogurt (such as Fage) topped with nuts, cacao nibs, or unsweetened coconut flakes
Cottage cheese with a few berries
Grilled halloumi cheese
Brie smeared on mini peppers (or ham!)
Cloud bread and butter (recipe)
Primal Thin Crackers dipped in sour cream
Keto muffins with butter (recipe)
90-second bread (basic recipe here)
Cheese and Flackers
Mini peppers schmeared with cream cheese
Celery sticks and ranch
Bagged salad with ranch and bacon bits
Halved mini peppers dipped in low-carb hummus (recipe)
Low-carb veggies and cream cheese dip (here’s a good recipe)
Parmesan zucchini chips (recipe)
Celery topped with cream cheese and bacon bits
Radishes and ranch
Kimchi (watch for excess sugar. Here’s one with good macros.)
Sugar snap peas with ranch (carbs can add up, so watch out)
Greek salad: cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta, olives
Straight up fat
Pork rinds (these are our favorites)
Fat bombs (here’s a super easy recipe)
Scoop of sugar free peanut butter
Halved avocado w/ salt and pepper (or Everything But The Bagel Seasoning)
Melted cacao butter mixed with almond butter
Butter coffee or Bulletproof Coffee
Green smoothie (good recipe)
Sugar free hot chocolate with heavy whipping cream, blended with MCT oil
Bone broth (blend in butter to make even more decadent!)
Low carb protein shakes (here’s a brand with good macros)
Bulletproof Collagen Protein Bites
Kirkland Signature protein bars (get them online if you have to, but you might as well just run to Costco)
Chia pudding (takes minutes to prep, but needs to set overnight)
DIY trail mix with nuts, unsweetened coconut, and low sugar chocolate chips
Roasted salted pumpkin seeds (watch for added sugars and flavors: here’s a good one with 0 net carbs)
Sugar-free chocolate (ChocZero is amazing!)
Low carb tortilla with peanut butter and Lily’s chocolate chips
A few spoonfuls of Halo Top ice cream ;)
Dark chocolate dipped in homemade cheesecake dip (recipe)
Smashed raspberries, cream cheese and dark chocolate chips
Keto whip: blend heavy cream with sugar free gelatin (here’s a brand sweetened with stevia)
Keto mug cakes (fast recipe here)
Sugar free jello (here’s a stevia-sweetened brand)
Chocolate mousse (fast recipe here)
Mascarpone mousse with berries (another fast recipe)
Smart Sweets gummy bears (keto-friendly, but watch your portions)
Nekstella (on it’s own or on low-carb bread/tortillas)
Leftovers from your fridge!
Cucumber sandwich with smoked salmon and cream cheese (scrape out the seeds)
Keto quesadilla (low carb tortillas grilled with cheese)
Skillet pizza (try our recipe!)
Nori rollup with cucumber, avocado, and/or smoked salmon
Precooked bacon dipped in guacamole
Celery sticks dipped in a mix of cream cheese and canned, wild-caught smoked salmon
Lavash bread BLT with precooked bacon
Chicken salad with avocado (substitute rotisserie chicken) (recipe)
Mini zucchini pizzas (recipe)
Deli cheese and meat roll ups with mustard/mayo
Deviled ham dip and veggies (recipe)
Fried spam wrapped in nori
Liver pate on low carb crackers
Sandwich cheddar cheese between two pecans
Avocado deviled eggs (recipe—great if you have hard boiled eggs laying around)
Nori + cream cheese + Everything But The Bagel seasoning
Smokehouse almonds dipped in cream cheese
Want the recipes we linked all in one place? I’ve added them to our keto snack Pinterest board so you can check them out anytime.