The Complete Guide to Keto Snacks (Over 50 Keto Diet Snacks)

Snacking on the keto diet doesn’t have to be boring! In this post you’ll find over 50 mouthwatering keto snacks to enjoy when you’re feeling a bit hungry between meals. This post includes tons of recipes and lists of keto pantry essentials!

roundup of six photos of keto snacks including pancakes, meat balls, keto granola

Folks, I am a good friend. I know that sounds like I am blowing my own horn a little bit, but I am only repeating what I was told by a friend of mine who is on the keto diet. She has been on it for a few months and loooves it (and now has very loose clothing to show for it).

Like the good friend I am, I have been helping her find flavourful, exciting keto recipes. She eats all the ‘plain’ keto foods like avocados, meats, eggs, greens, etc. (which are quite good) but I have been helping her find all the extra-good stuff.

I started off with my roundup of 12 Easy Keto Recipes You’ll Want to Make Right Now (she loved it) and then my roundup of 17 Unbelievably Good Keto Desserts (she really loved it and is still talking about the cheesecake).

Recently, she told me she was keen on finding some really, really good keto snacks. And off I went, 1) researching keto snacks pantry staples (for those times when you don’t have time for a recipe) and 2) compiling amazing keto friendly snacks from fellow food bloggers.

I ended up with this: The Complete Guide to Keto Snacks with over 50 keto snack ideas. I told her to expect the post soon and that’s when the whole ‘good friend’ bit came about. I am very happy when I can make my friends very happy, so it’s a win-win.

Note: You can still eat these keto snacks even if you aren’t on the keto diet. There are so many good snacks to choose from here.

overhead view of keto snacks in a blue bowl with low carb granola and a flower on top

What is the Keto Diet?

For those of you who don’t know, the keto diet is a diet that promotes high fat, low carb eating. The idea is that by reducing carbs and increasing fat, the body enters a state of ketosis which results in benefits (including fat burning).

Don’t Forget to Adhere to the #1 Rule of Keto Snacks

When you reach for a snack on the keto diet, remember the #1 rule of keto snacking: Aim for a high-fat snack. So don’t just eat asparagus. Eat asparagus cooked in butter. (I like this rule very much.)

Keto Snacks Pantry Essentials

Sometimes you want an easy snack that requires little to no preparation. You’ll want to stock up on keto snack pantry essentials for times like those so you can just grab, nosh and get on with life. Here are a few keto friendly pantry snacks:

Keto Snacks Pantry Essentials: Fats

Fats are a staple of the keto diet. Try some of these:

  • Fresh nuts
  • Nut butters
  • Olives
  • Nut butter
  • Avocados

Keto Snacks Pantry Essentials: Dairy

  • Cream cheese
  • Cheese (slices, sticks, etc.)
  • Butter and ghee
  • Heavy cream (to put in coffee, etc.)

(Not everything in the photo below is suitable for the keto diet, but plenty of it is — it is easy to build your own keto friendly platter for snacking.)

keto snacks including cheese and meats grouped together

Keto Snacks Pantry Essentials: Protein

Remember not to eat too much protein on the keto diet (fat > protein). But some protein is acceptable, including these choices:

  • Tinned fish
  • Eggs (hardboiled, softboiled, scrambled, pickled… there are so many ways to get creative here)
  • Easy-to-grab meat (pepperoni, bacon slices, sliced meat — make sure it is free of added sugar)

Keto Snacks Pantry Essentials: Vegetables

Stick to low-carb vegetables such as:

  • Mixed greens
  • Radishes
  • Courgettes (zucchini)
  • Mushrooms
  • Asparagus
  • Celery

overhead view of keto snacks fresh vegetables with a dipping sauce on a large pan

Keto Snacks Pantry Essentials: Other

  • Pork cracklings (pork rinds)
  • Cacao nibs

Sooo many choices, peeps. Now let’s move on to the recipes (and there are plenty of those). I’ve divided them into 4 categories for easy browsing.

Savoury Keto Snack Recipes: with Vegetables

The savoury keto snacks in this category contain at least a bit of veggies (and some are entirely based on veggies).

four separate keto snacks including okra, zucchini relish, stuffed chicken, and bacon wrapped pickles

Crispy Roasted Okra – African Recipe from Recipes from a Pantry

This roasted okra is sooo good (snacking made sexy, I say). Dip them in a chilli-mayonnaise sauce or just eat plain.

Zucchini Bruschetta with Pepper Relish from A Communal Table

Bruschetta made with courgettes (zucchini)? Love it. And the pepper relish is ‘sweet, smokey, and bursting with flavour.’

Healthy Stuffed Chicken Breast from Diabetes Strong

Chicken breast as a snack? Why not? This flavourful chicken breast is stuffed with cheese, artichokes, sundried tomatoes, basil and spices.

Bacon Wrapped Pickles from Dancing through the Rain

These Bacon Wrapped Pickles are unbelievably easy to make and super tasty. Easy keto recipes are the best, so be sure to add this one to your list.

A few more savoury keto snack recipes (with vegetables) that you’ll love:

Savoury Keto Snack Recipes: without Vegetables

The savoury keto snacks in this category contain no veggies (and I doubt you’ll miss them).

four keto snacks including keto biscuits, pumpkin seeds, wings, and cheese balls

Low Carb Biscuits with Bacon and Cheddar from Savory Tooth

These easy homemade biscuits are made with almond flour, cheddar cheese and bacon to keep carbs low.

Crunchy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from Delicious Table

These Crunchy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds make a quick keto snack and can also be added to salads.

Parmesan Garlic Baked Chicken Wings from Served from Scratch

These wings are baked to perfection and are coated with Parmesan and garlic.

Keto Cheese Meatballs from Fat for Weight Loss

These are cubes of cheese wrapped in baked beef mince for a fat-heavy snack.

A few more savoury keto snack recipes (without vegetables) that you’ll love:

Sweet Keto Snack Recipes

The keto diet snacks in this category will satisfy your sweet tooth with very few carbs. Note this section does not include keto fat bombs, which are located in the next section.

four different keto snacks including keto pancakes, keto jelly, keto overnight oats, and keto mug cake

Perfect Keto Pancakes from Recipes from a Pantry

Slather these keto pancakes in butter, nut butter, or sugar-free syrup for a perfect keto pancake experience.

Coconut Jelly from Low Carb Yum

These sweet keto snacks are made with gelatin, coconut cream and stevia

Keto ‘Overnight’ Oats from Meal Prep on Fleek

To make these into a keto diet snack, hemp seeds and chia seeds are used instead of oats.

Coconut Flour Peanut Butter Mug Cake from Leelalicious

This easy mug cake can be made even lower in carbs by using a low-carb sweetener of choice.

A few more sweet keto snack recipes that you’ll love:

Keto Fat Bombs Recipes

The keto diet snacks in this category are all keto fat bombs. Keto fat bombs are bite-sized treats that are almost always sweet in flavour and deliver a ‘bomb’ of fat for a quick energy boost.

four different keto fat bombs for keto snacks including peanut butter, pecan, chocolate fat bombs

Keto Low Carb Peanut Butter Protein Balls by Wholesome Yum

These tasty peanut butter keto fat bombs include vanilla protein powder for added protein and flavour.

Pecan Pie Fat Bombs by Bakerita

Full of vanilla bean and buttery pecans, these keto fat bombs make a lovely keto snack.

Easy Almond Butter Fat Bombs by Hey Keto Mama

These almond butter fat bombs contain only 4 ingredients and contain fewer than 2 grams net carbs per serving.

Frozen Cheesecake Bites from Divalicious Recipes

These simple cheesecake bites can be flavoured chocolate, vanilla, lemon or any flavouring of your choosing.

A few more keto fat bombs that you’ll love:

If You Liked This Guide, Please Share it!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this guide to keto snacks. If you like it and found it useful, would you mind giving it a share using the social sharing buttons? You can pin it on Pinterest, share it on Facebook, tweet it, whatever you’d like… (or all of the above).

And please comment and tell me your favourite keto snacks. My friend is always looking for new ideas and I’d love to pass them on to her.

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  4. They’re all mouth-watering. Goes to prove that dieting can also be tasty. These are all fun snacks and I would definitely try them all! Thank you for sharing!