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Snack ideas on the ketogenic diet

After starting the ketogenic diet, you will likely find that you are not even hungry or 'craving' snacks.  I find occasionally these snacks turn into meals... and they are super yummy and mostly simple!

 

Snack ideas for general keto :

  • Cheese with butter on top (optional: wrapped in lettuce/spinach or in sliced meat).
  • Cheese wrapped in sliced meat.
  • Olives
  • Sardines with avocado
  • Tuna salad with mayonnaise with minced onion and pickles (believe me, Delish!) in lettuce wrap
  • Hard boiled eggs with mayonnaise 
  • High fat dip with vegetables (sour cream, guacamole, taratour (tahini, olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper), caesar, ranch or blue cheese dressing).
  • Bacon wrapped anything (avocado, asparagus, brussel sprouts, etc)
  • Nut or seed butter with celery/cucumber/bell peppers.
  • Nuts (watch your intake as it is easy to overeat and ignore fullness cues!)
  • Hard boiled eggs mashed with avocado, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Eat as a dip with vegetables or wrapped in a lettuce wrap.  Feel free to add sour cream!
  • Pepperettes from Albion Hills Farm (nothing added to meat except spices).
  • Sour cream or guacamole and cheese wrapped in Mennonite summer sausage. 
  • Fat bombs (pls note, if these have sweeteners, they really should be a treat, not eaten daily as sweeteners spike insulin and can stall weight loss goals).
  • Heavy cream or coconut oil in coffee or tea (my only thought with this is that you may override your fullness cues and consume more calories than your body actually needs in a day, leading to possible weight loss stalls).
  • Salad with avocado, olives, seeds, nuts, or cheese and lots of olive oil. 

Snack ideas for dairy-free keto:

  • Olives
  • Hard boiled eggs with mayonnaise 
  • Sardines with avocado
  • Tuna salad with mayonnaise with minced onion and pickles (believe me, Delish!) in lettuce wrap
  • High fat dip with vegetables (guacamole, taratour (tahini, olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper), or dairy-free caesar dressing.
  • Nut or seed butter with celery/cucumber/bell peppers.
  • Nuts (watch your intake as it is easy to overeat and ignore fullness cues!)
  • Hard boiled eggs mashed with avocado, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Eat as a dip with vegetables or wrapped in a lettuce wrap.  
  • Pepperettes from Albion Hills Farm (nothing added to meat except spices).
  • Guacamole wrapped in Mennonite summer sausage. 
  • Fat bombs (pls note, if these have sweeteners, they really should be a treat, not eaten daily as sweeteners spike insulin and can stall weight loss goals).
  • Coconut oil in coffee or tea (my only thought with this is that you may override your fullness cues and consume more calories than your body actually needs in a day, leading to possible weight loss stalls).
  • Salad with avocado, olives, seeds,  and/or nuts, and lots of olive oil. 

 

Snack ideas for lacto-ovo vegetarian keto:

  • Cheese with butter on top (optional: wrapped in lettuce/spinach).
  • Olives
  • High fat dip with vegetables (sour cream, guacamole, taratour (tahini, olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper), caesar, ranch or blue cheese dressing).
  • Nut or seed butter with celery/cucumber/bell peppers.
  • Nuts (watch your intake as it is easy to overeat and ignore fullness cues!)
  • Hard boiled eggs mashed with avocado, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Eat as a dip with vegetables or wrapped in a lettuce wrap.  Feel free to add sour cream!
  • Fat bombs (pls note, if these have sweeteners, they really should be a treat, not eaten daily as sweeteners spike insulin and can stall weight loss goals).
  • Heavy cream or coconut oil in coffee or tea (my only thought with this is that you may override your fullness cues and consume more calories than your body actually needs in a day, leading to possible weight loss stalls).
  • Salad with avocado, olives, seeds, nuts, or cheese and lots of olive oil. 

 

Snack ideas for vegan keto:

  • Olives
  • High fat dip with vegetables (guacamole, taratour (tahini, olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper), nut butter)
  • Nuts (watch your intake as it is easy to overeat and ignore fullness cues!)
  • Fat bombs (pls note, if these have sweeteners, they really should be a treat, not eaten daily as sweeteners spike insulin and can stall weight loss goals).
  • Heavy cream or coconut oil in coffee or tea (my only thought with this is that you may override your fullness cues and consume more calories than your body actually needs in a day, leading to possible weight loss stalls).
  • Salad with avocado, olives, seeds and/or nuts, and lots of olive oil. 

 

If there are snacks you love that I've missed here, or you have comment or questions, please email me at eliana@eatdifferentrd.com.

Best of health, Eliana

 

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