Low Carb Snack Ideas you can make in 5 minutes

Low Carb Snack Ideas you can make in 5 minutes

Below is a post from ditch the carbs that we wanted to share with our readers. More like a handy checklist to have available in case you run out of ideas.

Carnivores like us will rarely run into this issue – as food boredom is a thing of the past. Give us our red meat and we’re all good, Hollywood!

But for those transitioning from the horrible standard American diet (SAD), could use all the help they can get. And this list is perfectly A-OK for those just starting out.


50 Keto Snack Ideas

The ultimate guide to the BEST 50 Keto Snack Ideas – you can make in 5 minutes – some may surprise you.

There is a printable PDF for you below. Print and keep on your pantry or fridge so you stay on track.

50 Keto Snack Ideas – You Can Make In 5 Minutes

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Get your FREE printable list – 50 Easy Low-Carb And Keto Snacks

Snacks are a great way to keep you satiated for longer until your next main meal but they can easily work against your health and weight-loss goals if you aren’t too careful with the levels of carbs included.

Take full-fat milk as an example- healthy in small amounts but easy to over-consume by adding to various hot drinks throughout the day and before you know it, you have significantly increased your carb content.

Which Carb Level Do You Aim For?

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Whenever I refer to a low-carb or keto diet, it’s important to understand the different carb levels that will dictate whether you are following a strict keto diet or are in fact following a moderate or low-carb diet.

All three levels of carb restriction have impressive health benefits due to the reduction of carb intake translating to reduced blood glucose levels and the reduced levels and impact of insulin in the body.

But the amount of carbs you consume every day will directly impact on the goals you set for yourself.

Carb Levels To Aim For

Here’s an easy distinction between the three main carb levels that you should aim for:

  • <100g/day = moderate low-carb
  • <50g/day = low-carb
  • <20g/day = keto

50 Snacks To Eat On A Keto Diet

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Get your FREE printable list – 50 Easy Low-Carb And Keto Snacks

If you aren’t sure what snacks you can eat on a keto diet, then follow the simple guide of basing all meals on whole food that is low in carbs, has moderate protein and is high in healthy fats.

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Whether you enjoy boiled eggs or scrambled, the great news is that there is no limit to how many you can eat and they make for easy and very quick snacks.

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All types of unprocessed meat can be enjoyed as keto snacks which could include meat you have as leftovers from the evening before such as chicken drumsticks (you get to keep the fat and skin on the chicken!), leftover roast meat, steak, plain rotisserie chicken.

You may also include meat products or home-cooked meat recipes such as meatballs, sausages, casseroles or meat-based snacks purchased from the store such as salami sticks BUT you must keep a close eye on additives and starchy fillers.

TOP TIP: DON’T choose ultra-processed meat with fillers and packers such as wheat, rice starch, potato starch, or sugar (yes, some beef jerky and rotisserie chickens have sugar).

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When choosing cheese as a keto snack, make sure that you have bought only full-fat options as anything low-fat usually contains higher levels of carbs in order to make the food palatable. Full-fat cheese slices or sticks make a yummy snack.

Nuts And Seeds
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Nuts and seeds are super simple snacks that can easily be taken with you on the go but just be careful not to over-consume and watch out for those higher in carbs like cashews. Think of almonds, walnuts, pecans, macadamias, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds.

Read more: The Ultimate Guide To Carbs In Nuts And Seeds

Nut Butters
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Nut butter can be enjoyed on pieces of cucumber or celery. You can also enjoy a teaspoon of nut butter entirely on its own as a delicious healthy fat snack.

Choose wisely as the carb values of nuts and nut butters can vary widely.

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When opting for fruit as a snack, It’s best to choose low-sugar, low-carb, nutrient-dense berries such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries. They go extremely well with some double cream, natural unsweetened yoghurt or coconut cream for a longer period of satiation.

If you desire something a little more salty then olives and pickles (yes, pickles are also classified as fruit) are a great option.

Read more: The Ultimate Guide To Carbs In Fruit

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All types of vegetables that are grown above the ground are typically what can be included in the keto diet. This includes your leafy greens, spinach, silverbeet, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, avocados, courgettes, aubergines, capsicums, mushrooms, lettuce.

Adding nut butter to celery sticks is a great way of combining veg with healthy fats.

Read more: The Ultimate Guide To Carbs In Vegetables

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You’ll want to make sure that any cream you eat is full fat, double, or whipping. Try adding some chocolate whipped cream or whipped coconut cream to berries as a sweet keto snack.

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Eat all types of fish especially those high in Omega 3 which is anti-inflammatory.

When thinking of quick snacks, reach for tinned or canned tuna and sardines in olive oil or spring water.

TOP TIP: Avoid fish canned in ultra-processed seed oils such as soy or canola. And ALWAYS check nutrition labels for hidden sugar and starches in canned fish sauces.

Read more: The Ultimate Guide To Healthy Fats

Easy Keto Snack Ideas Made In 5 Minutes

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Get your FREE printable list – 50 Easy Low-Carb And Keto Snacks

Apart from the food types listed above, the following list should inspire you when you next plan for keto-friendly snacks. They are all very easy to make and won’t demand more than 5 minutes of your time:

  • Ham And Cheese Roll-ups
  • Ham, Cheese And Pickle Roll-ups
  • Turkey And Cheese Roll-ups
  • 1-minute Mayo With Cheese Sticks
  • Veggie Sticks And Cream Cheese
  • Grain-free Granola, Berries And Unsweetened Yoghurt
  • Avocado With Salt & Pepper
  • Pizza Chaffles + FREE cookbook
  • Cheesy Chaffles
  • Double Chocolate Chaffles
  • Tuna Mayonnaise
  • Fat Bombs – have a look at my simple 5-minute coconut fat bomb recipe here!
  • Guacamole
  • Baked Cheese Chips
  • Bake Pepperoni Chips
  • Baked Bacon Strips
  • Sugar-free Jello
  • Cacao Nibs – enjoy a small handful to nibble on either alone or added to some full-fat unsweetened yoghurt and grain-free granola!
  • Dark 95% Cacao Chocolate

Keto Snacks In A Hurry – always be prepared

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Get your FREE printable list – 50 Easy Low-Carb And Keto Snacks

These 5-minute keto snack ideas are perfect for those of us in a rush or need to pack something light while on the go, keeping us satiated for longer and any potential cravings at bay till the next main meal.

They are also great snacks, to begin with, if you are new to the keto diet as they are simple with barely any prep work or complicated ingredients required, making the transition into the keto diet that much easier.

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