Life is always way better with snacks. Whether you are just starting out with theketo diet or have been doing it for a long time, you may be looking for some new keto-friendly snacks to add to your shopping list. Grab-and-go options like fresh fruits, crackers, and granola bars are convenient but often off-limits because many of them have more carbs than the diet allows, which is typically less than 50 grams a day.
Fortunately, there are many nutritious foods that are low in carbs. “Typically, I encourage clients to choose fiber-rich snacks that are low in saturated fat,” says Mary Wirtz, RDN, a consultant for Mom Loves Best. Think: non-starchy vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, green beans, and peppers.
Healthy fat sources such as avocados, olives, nuts, and nut butter are also low carb, Wirtz adds. And of course, high-protein snacks, such as cheese, chicken, eggs, and fish, fit the bill as well.
And you don’t have to DIY if you don't want to. Here are some choices you can buy online and make at home that will satisfy your cravings and help you stay in ketosis.
1. Enlightened Keto Ice Cream
Just because you're on keto doesn't mean you can't enjoy your favorite dessert. The Enlightened company makes it so much easier to stay on course, offering keto-friendly flavors (from butter pecan to chocolate-glazed donut to pumpkin cheesecake) with zero-net carb sweeteners and one gram of sugar or less per serving!
Per serving: 200 calories, 18 g fat, 10 g carbs, <1 g sugar, 50 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.
2. EPIC Beef Bar
Calling all jerky lovers. You'll definitely enjoy this flavorful keto-compliant, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly snack. The bars are made with grass-fed beef and you can choose from a a variety of flavors, such as habanero cherry walnut and sea salt and pepper. Each bar has about three grams of carbs.
Per serving: 120 calories, 8 g fat, 3 g carbs, <1 g sugar, 630 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.
3. Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
If you're worried about getting your food ratios just right, these peanut butter protein bars will make your life easier. Designed specifically for keto dieters, you'll only be eating about three grams or fewer of net carbs.
Per serving: 250 calories, 21 g fat, 13 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 190 mg sodium, 6 g fiber, 8 g protein.
4. EPIC Keto Pork Rinds
If you always want something crunchy, consider these keto-friendly pork rinds packed with with 11 grams of protein per serving. Buyers love its light and airy texture. Plus, made with pink Himalayan sea salt, this tasty snack will satisfy your salt craving.
Per serving: 70 calories, 2.5 g fat, 0 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 190 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 11 g protein.
5. Trader Giotto's Oven-Baked Cheese Bites
Each bag contains less than one gram of carbs, and the bites are still high in protein, gluten-free, and contain no sugar. Eat this cheesy snack alone or sub it for croutons in a side salad for a delicious crunch.
Per half-package: 170 calories, 12 g fat (8 g sat), <1 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 310 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 15 g protein.
6. Roasted Seaweed Snack
Miss chips? Grab roasted seaweed for a quick snack when you’re in the mood for savory and crispy. Seaweed is a great source of iodine, a nutrient that supports thyroid function, says Pegah Jalali, RD, a dietitian at Middleberg Nutrition in New York City. She suggests topping 'em with sliced avocado for additional fat.
Per half package: 30 calories, 0 g fat (0 g sat), 1 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 50 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.
7. SkinnyPop Mini Popcorn Cakes
A fave snack of keto queen Halle Berry, these Skinny Pop mini popcorn cakes have no sugar and four grams of fiber per 22-cake serving, netting you at 14 grams of carbs. Choose from sea salt or sharp cheddar flavors—you won't be disappointed.
Per half package: 120 calories, 3.5 g fat, 18 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 170 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein.
8. Avocado Chips
Because what's better than avocados? Avocado chips. This easy recipe from Delish will have you snacking keto in no time. Topped with lemon, salt, pepper, and parmesan, the crispy snack is both packed with flavor and will keep you on your eating plan.
Per serving: 120 calories, 7 g protein, 4 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 10 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 230 mg sodium.
9. Bacon Asparagus Bites
Veggie snacks don't have to be boring. Turn this classic crunchy veg into drool-worthy munchies with this 30-minute Delish recipe. Everything's better with bacon anyway.
Per serving: 130 calories, 5 g protein, 3 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 11 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 210 mg sodium
10. Peanut Butter And Cream Cheese
Meet your new fave keto combo: peanut butter and cream cheese. “This snack almost tastes like a dessert—think peanut butter cream cheese frosting,” says Boise, Idaho-based dietitian Emily Norbryhn, RD, who often works with keto clients. Mix two tablespoons of natural peanut butter with one tablespoon of whipped cream cheese.
Per serving: 215 calories, 18 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 8 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 2.5 g sugar, 110 mg sodium, 8 g protein.
11. Keto Taquitos
Don't be intimidated by how intricate these look. The recipe from Delish is super simple and provides a keto option for your go-to game day snack.
Per serving: 230 calories, 17 g protein, 2 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 18 g fat, 9 g saturated fat, 310 mg sodium.
12. Cinnamon Greek Yogurt With Walnuts
Combine two ounces of whole-milk Greek yogurt, one tablespoon of chopped walnuts, and half a teaspoon of cinnamon for a sweet but healthy snack between meals, suggests Franziska Spritzler, RD, a certified diabetes educator in Huntington Beach, California.
And don't be thrown off by the carb count: “Although the sugar and net carb counts may seem a bit high, the effective carbs are probably about half because some of the sugar has been converted to lactic acid during the fermentation process," she says.
Per serving: 160 calories, 12.5 g fat (6.5g saturated fat), 6 g carbs, 5.5 g sugar, 25 mg sodium, 0.5 g fiber, 8 g protein.
13. Dark Chocolate
If you want a little something sweet, Kendra Whitmire, RD, a nutritionist in Laguna Beach, California, says dark chocolate that’s been sweetened with stevia, not sugar, should hit the spot. Choose chocolate with more than 70 percent cocoa and stick with a small amount, like a half of an ounce.
Per serving: 59.5 calories, 6 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat), 6.7 g carbs, 2.8 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 0 mg sodium, 1 g protein.
14. Coconut Milk
So yes, this is technically a drink more so than a munchy snack, but it's worth it. You can’t really beat the flavor of coconut milk, even when there's no added sugar. And it’s loaded with nutrients.
“I like Silk Unsweetened Coconut Milk,” says Charlotte Martin, RDN, the owner of Shaped by Charlotte. “Compared to other brands of unsweetened coconut milk, it's the lowest in calories and fat, and it's fortified with vitamins and minerals, like potassium, which most Americans don't get enough of."
Per serving (1 cup): 40 calories, 4 g fat, (3 g saturated), 1 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 45 mg sodium, 0 g protein.
15. SmartSweets Gummy Bears
"If you’re looking for a sweet treat, I lean towards these keto friendly gummy bears called SmartSweets,” says registered dietitian Shawn Wells, MPH, RD. And these gummies pack 100 percent of your dietary fiber needs, thanks to tapioca.
Per serving: 90 calories, 0 g fat, (0 g saturated), 33 g carbs, 28 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 15 mg sodium, 0 g protein.
16. Berries And Cream
There are few fruits you can eat on keto—a small amount of berries can often fit (and they’ll add the much-need fiber to your diet too). Add a quarter cup of raspberries to a bowl and cover them in a few tablespoons of cream.
Per serving: 116 calories, 12.2 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 3.7 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 1.4 g sugar, 10 mg sodium, 0.4 g protein.
17. Berry Cheesecake Smoothies
Did I have you at cheesecake? Made with frozen berries and cottage cheese (which IS indeed keto-friendly), you get the cheesecake taste in a glass with this clever recipe from Lindsay Cotter, the woman behind the gluten-free-dedicated blog Cotter Crunch.
You can also cut way back on the sugar by using stevia or xylitol syrup as a sweetener.
Per serving: 165 calories, 9 g fat, (3 g saturated), 17 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 10 g sugar, 176 mg sodium, 7 g protein.
18. Chocolate Almond No-Bake Protein Bars
These no-bake protein bars are a no-brainer for an easy and delicious snack. And you can add a layer of sliced berries for some extra fiber, says Cotter—plus, they’re gluten-free AND grain-free.
Per serving: 169 calories, 11 g fat, (3 g saturated), 11 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 10 mg sodium, 7 g protein.
19. Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls
A keto snack doesn’t get much better than this—chocolate, coconut, and protein pretty much make up these no-bake balls. And to make this recipe really keto-friendly, leave out the maple syrup and use sugar-free chocolate chips, says Cotter.
Per serving: 58 calories, 5 g fat, (2 g saturated), 2 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 36 mg sodium, 3 g protein.
20. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Just like string cheese, a hard-boiled egg provides protein and fat, while also being pretty low-cal, says Beth Warren, RDN, the author of Secrets of a Kosher Girl. Eat a couple for a filling keto diet snack or pair one with something else on this list.
Per serving (1 egg): 60 calories, 4 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 0 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 60 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 6 g protein.
Avocados are packed with healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, along with plenty of other minerals like fiber and potassium—and they’re keto-friendly too. “Avocados are one of my favorite keto diet snacks,” says Jessica Cording, RD, a New York-based dietitian.
She recommends eating one half of an avocado when it's snack time. Or if you don’t want to deal with stashing the other half in your fridge, Cording recommends looking out for “gator eggs”—tiny avocados that each count as a single serving.
Per serving (1/2 avocado): 114 calories, 10.5 g fat (1.4 g saturated fat), 6 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 5 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, 1 g protein.
22. Eggplant "Fries"
You can make fries out of practically any vegetable, but eggplant is a less common one. So try this unique twist, courtesy of Sophia DeSantis, the author of Veggies Don’t Bite, made with almond flour and maple syrup.
Per serving: 214 calories, 14 g fat, 17 g carbs, 7 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 605 mg sodium, 33.5 g protein.
23. Kalamata Olives And Cucumber
One cup sliced cucumbers and 10 large olives make for a great keto-friendly snack, with added benefits: “This is a great snack to help people in ketosis supplement their sodium levels." says Desiree Nielsen, RD, the author of Un-Junk Your Diet. When you're in ketosis, your body needs more sodium, and “without adequate sodium, people are at risk for dehydration, constipation, and more dangerous electrolyte imbalances," she explains.
Per serving: 71 calories, 4.8 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 5 g carbs, 2.3 g fiber, 2.1 g sugar, 285 mg sodium, 1.2 g protein.
24. Wrapped Dill Pickles
"Dill pickles are a great way to get in salt and a perfect vehicle for deli sandwich items, sans bread," says Sarah Koenck, RD, of Virta Health in San Francisco.
For this low-carb snack, wrap one large dill pickle with one ounce sliced deli meat and once ounce sliced cheese.
Per serving: 160 calories, 9.5 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 1.5 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 3 g carbohydrates, 1645 mg sodium, 6 g protein.
25. Smoky Garlic Pumpkin Seeds
If you’re on the keto diet, you should skip the pumpkin but not pumpkin seeds. They’re loaded with healthy fats and protein, and this smoky snack only has four simple ingredients. The recipe from DeSantis uses smoked paprika, garlic powder, sea salt, and your choice of oil (for more healthy fat!).
Per serving: 193 calories, 16 g fat, (2 g saturated), 6 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 0g sugar, 265 mg sodium, 10 g protein.
26. Coconut "Bacon"
It’s no secret that bacon is a staple of the keto diet, but coconut is a keto-friendly, meat-free alternative. And this vegan option is a smoky, yummy alternative, according to Brittany Mullins, the owner of Eating Bird Food.
Per serving: 77 calories, 6 g fat, 4 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 1 g protein.
27. Warm Tuscan White Bean Dip
Hummus is also keto-friendly, but it can get boring fast. Mix it up with this easy-to-whip-up white-bean dip (yes, white beans are great for keto!) for a flavorful and fiber-filled dip for veggies. Psst...you'll need a food processor for this one, but it's well worth it.
Per serving (¼ cup): 105 calories, 3 g fat, 16 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 240 mg sodium, 5 g protein.
28. Collard Cheese Wraps
“This is an easy portable snack that helps you get extra greens, while being balanced with a bit of protein,” Nielsen says. Take one large collard greens leaf (sans stem) and spread it with one teaspoon each of Dijon mustard and mayonnaise. Top with one ounce sliced cheddar cheese and roll like a wrap.
Per serving: 162 calories, 13.4 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 1.3 g carbs, 1.5 g fiber, 0.4 g sugar, 269.4 mg sodium, 8.2 g protein.
29. Cucumber Slices And Guacamole
“This snack takes seconds to prepare and the healthy fats from this guacamole dip make it a perfectly filling and satisfying snack,” Alyssa Sharp, RD, a Connecticut-based nutritionist, says. Cut up half a cucumber and dip into half a cup of guacamole.
Per serving: 233 calories, 19.9 g fat (4.3 g saturated fat), 14.9 carbs, 3.3 g sugar, 14 mg sodium, 7.7 g fiber, 3.2 g protein.
30. Hummus And Veggies
Surprised you can have hummus? Chickpeas are rich in carbs, but in small amounts and used as a “flavoring,” hummus can fit in a keto diet, says Whitmire. Just keep it to a tablespoon and enjoy with a half cup of bell pepper strips.
Per serving: 48 calories, 2.8 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 5 g carbs, 1.8 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 66 mg sodium, 3.6 g protein.
31. Keto Chili
While chili may seem like a main dish, a small scoop can provide you with enough protein (almost three grams!) to keep you going. "Use an Instant Pot for great fast cooking," says Suzanne Ryan, the author of Beyond Simply Keto. This is also a great keto meal-prep recipe to have on hand.
Per serving: 387 calories, 24 g fat, 7.2 g carbs, 33.5 g protein.
32. Almond Butter And Seed Bites
These are perfect keto snacks alone, but they’re even tastier together, says Norbryhn. “The fat, protein, and fiber in this snack will keep you full for hours,” she adds. Mix together two tablespoons creamy almond butter, one teaspoon chia seeds, one teaspoon sunflower seeds, one teaspoon flax seeds, and two teaspoons pumpkin seeds. Dig in.
Per serving: 262 calories, 21 g fat, 11.6 g carbs, 7.8 g fiber, 11 g protein.
33. Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms
If you’re looking for a savory, bite-sized snack that is seriously loaded with flavor, these sausage mushrooms are a MUST. Pop them in an air fryer for super fast cooking, says Ryan.
Per serving (4 mushrooms): 305 calories, 25 g fat, 5 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.
34. Bacon And Bell Pepper Roll-Ups
You’ll get fat and protein from bacon, and much-needed fiber from bell peppers. Here’s how to make one, says Chicago-area nutritionist Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN: Wrap a slice of bacon around a slice of bell pepper, then cook in the oven until crisp.
Per serving: 83 calories, 7 g fat, (2.5 g saturated), 0.6 g carbs, 0.2 g fiber, 0.4 g sugar, 320 mg sodium, 5.1 g protein.
35. Easy Tuna Salad
A couple ounces of canned tuna whipped up with a couple tablespoons of mayo makes a great quick tuna salad that you can dollop on lettuce leaves, says Whitmire.
Per serving: 261 calories, 22.3 g fat (3.7 g saturated fat), 0.1 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 0.2 g sugar, 389 mg sodium, 13.6 g protein.
36. Mexican Cole Slaw
I guarantee this is the zestiest cole slaw you’ve ever tasted. If you don’t love cabbage, you can swap for broccoli slaw, says DeSantis. And bonus, limes (in this cilantro-lime dressing) are also a keto-friendly fruit.
Per serving: 84 calories, 7 g fat, (1 g saturated), 5 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 76 mg sodium, 1 g protein.
37. Cheese And Salami
Why mess with a classic? “Cheese has almost zero carbs, and salami might have one or two grams of carbs depending on the variety,” says Norbryhn. She suggests purchasing high-quality salami from the deli, and mixing it up with different types of cheeses (gouda, Swiss, Manchego) for variety. Snack on one ounce of each.
Per serving: 215 calories, 16.5 g fat (8.4 g saturated fat), 0.6 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 0.1 g sugar, 660 mg sodium, 14.8 g protein.
38. Grain-Free Granola
You can do *so much* with this healthy granola. Plus, it only has five ingredients. Whip up a batch for breakfast, or sprinkle some on whole-fat Greek yogurt.
Per serving: 387 calories, 24 g fat, 7.2 g carbs, 33.5 g protein.
39. Guacamole With Bacon “Chips”
Seriously, this is a thing. “Avocados are a great source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, as well as fiber,” says Northbryhn. Cut prep time by picking up pre-made guac; some grocery stores also have breakfast hot bars where you can buy bacon slices. Just break two bacon slices into bite-sized pieces and dip into ¼ cup guac, she recommends.
Per serving: 170 calories, 15 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat), 6 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 560 mg sodium, 7 g protein.
40. Cottage Cheese Grapefruit Bowls
Top a half cup of cottage cheese with segments from a quarter of a grapefruit, suggests Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN. Bonus: Grapefruit is rich in antioxidant vitamin C.
Per serving: 136 calories, 5.1 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11.6 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 8.2 g sugar, 410 mg sodium, 12.5 g protein.
41. Roasted Chickpeas
“You might assume that you can’t eat pulses like chickpeas, beans, and lentils on the keto diet. But you totally can, especially in smaller portions," says Amy Gorin, RDN, the owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in the New York City area. "Pulses are a good source of satiating protein and an excellent source of filling fiber—and research shows that eating them daily can help your overall health and can even help you lose weight." Roast chickpeas and toss with oil for added fat and spices to amp up the flavor.
Per serving: 65 calories, 0.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 10.5 g carbs, 2.5 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 15 mg sodium, 3.5 g protein.
42. Brie And Cherry Tomatoes
An ounce of brie has no carbs (harder cheeses like cheddar contain small amounts of carbs), but offers filling fat and protein, which is why this is one of Gorin’s go-tos. Add a half cup of cherry tomatoes for fiber and hydrating water, she says.
Per serving: 133 calories, 11.2 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 2.9 g carbs, 0.9 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 164 mg sodium, 4.7 g protein.
43. Crab Salad Lettuce Wraps
If tuna’s not your thing, try crab, suggests Retelny. Mix a half cup of crabmeat with a dollop of Greek yogurt and mustard, and dill (optional). Dig in with a fork or wrap in Bibb lettuce leaves if you’re feeling all fancy.
Per serving: 92 calories, 0.3 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 0.3 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 0.2 g sugar, 370 mg sodium, 15.7 g protein.
44. Ricotta Caprese
Cottage cheese gets all the love, but don’t forget about smooth ricotta. In this twist on stuffed cherry tomatoes, Retelny suggests mixing together ricotta cheese (go for whole-milk ricotta) with finely diced basil. In each hallowed out cherry tomato, put in a half teaspoon of the mixture.
Per serving: 56 calories, 1.8 g fat (1 g saturated), 5.1 g carbs, 1.2 g fiber, 2.7 g sugar, 22 mg sodium, 2.1 g protein.
45. Celery Peanut Butter Boats With Chia Seeds
“This snack is packed with fiber, protein, and healthy fats, making it the perfect snack to fuel your day,” says Sharp. Spread two tablespoons of peanut butter on one celery stalk. “Sprinkle some chia seeds on top to get a healthy dose of omega-3s,” she adds.
Per serving: 225 calories, 18.3 g fat (3.6 g saturated fat), 9.8 g carbs, 3.2 g sugar, 162 mg sodium, 4.6 g fiber, 9.3 g protein.
46. Moon Cheese
Made entirely out of cheese, “this is great in a pinch, as you can find it at most Starbucks and airports across the country, making it super easily accessible,” says Jalali. (You can also buy it on Amazon to stock your pantry at home.)
Per serving: 70 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 1 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 140 mg sodium, 5 g protein.
47. Cocoa Peanut Butter Balls
You love peanut butter cups, and this is a keto take on the classic, says Retelny. She suggests rolling a tablespoon of natural smooth peanut butter in your hands to make a ball, then sprinkling with unsweetened cocoa powder. Chill for an hour in the fridge.
Per serving: 101 calories, 8.3 g fat (1.7 g saturated fat), 5 g carbs, 2.5 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 55 mg sodium, 4.5 g protein.
48. Core Foods Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
This salty and sweet flavor combination is a classic pairing that will make every bite blissful. Plus, it only has three grams of net carbs and includes a solid serving of both prebiotic and probiotic fiber.
Per serving: 1 serving = 1 bar: 170 calories, 12 g fat, 17 g carbs, 2 g sugar, 7 g fiber, 7 g protein
49. String Cheese
This one is easy enough to do: Just keep a bunch in your fridge at home or work and grab one when you’re ready to nosh. String cheese has a nice mix of protein and fat, which can definitely help you fill up and stay full, says Cording.
Per serving: 90 calories, 7 g fat (4.5 g saturated fat), 0 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 170 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 7 g protein.
50. Flaxseed Crackers
If you're craving crackers on the keto diet (and crunchy veggies aren't cutting it), try crackers made from flaxseed, which are high in omega-3 fats. Amp up your fat content even more by dipping these in some guacamole or topping them with cheese.
Per serving: 170 calories, 12 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 9 carbs, 1 g sugar, 10 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, 5 g protein.
51. Quevos Egg White Crisps
These chips are crispy and keto-friendly, and you can choose from five delicious flavors: cheddar, dill pickle, honey mustard, mesquite BBQ, and sour cream and onion.
Per serving: 150 calories, 10 g fat, 7 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.
52. Albacore Wild Tuna
A fan of fish? Wirtz recommends picking up a pouch of albacore wild tuna. Packed with 21 grams of protein per serving, this is an easy on-the-go snack that will keep you full until your next meal.
Per serving: 100 calories, 2.5 g fat, 0 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 0 g fiber, 21 g protein
Alexis Jones is an assistant editor at Women's Health where she writes across several verticals on WomensHealthmag.com, including life, health, sex and love, relationships and fitness, while also contributing to the print magazine. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University, lives in Brooklyn, and proudly detests avocados.