Believe it or not, snacks low in carbs, high in protein, that contain healthy fats, and are low in refined sugars are some of the tastiest foods you can eat. If you combine them with a few rejuvenating sessions of a sweaty workout every week, these mini munchies are sure to help you tone up your body’s lean muscle mass and can even boost your metabolism.
Keto diets are a truly incredible way to get rid of that unwanted muffin top. In fact, experts state that those who follow a diet in which less than 45 percent of daily calories come from carbs can lose between 2.5 and 9 more pounds in the first 6 months compared to individuals following a low-fat diet.
This diet forces your body to burn ketones (a byproduct of fat) instead of the regular old glucose your body uses for fuel. However, in order to maximize all of the effects of a keto diet, you have to make sure you’re eating mostly good fats, a moderate amount of protein, and of course, low-carb snacks.
To help you out on your weight loss journey, we at Jeff’s have created the ultimate listicle filled with low-carb snack ideas that you can create in the comfort of your very own home, or purchase from your local supermarket.
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Ah, pork rinds – these crunchy yet savory snacks low in carbs have long been a popular snack in the Southern United States, however, they’re a staple in a wide range of cultures around the world. This low-carb snack is huge with fans of keto. They act as a fantastic substitute for potato chips or pretzels.
Fun question – can you go nuts with nuts on a keto diet? The answer, you’ll be happy to hear, is yes! You can go nuts, but how much you consume depends on the type of nut you choose.
Check out our list of nuts that can act as low-carb snacks:
- Pecan nuts – 100 g (3½ ounces or about three handfuls) contains 4 grams of net carbs.
- Brazil nuts – 100 g contains 4 grams of net carbs.
- Macadamia – 100 g contains 5 grams of net carbs.
- Hazelnuts – 100 g contains 7 grams of net carbs.
- Walnuts – 100 g contains 7 grams of net carbs.
- Peanuts – 100 g contains 8 grams of net carbs.
- Almonds – 100 g contains 9 grams of net carbs. Almonds can also be ground into almond flour. Its neutral flavor makes it a good substitute for high-carb flours, and it’s used in many
Although Bacon is considered processed meat and is not exactly the healthiest thing in the world, it is a wonderful low-carb snack, but only in moderation. You can eat bacon while on a keto or low-carb diet and still manage to shed pounds. Moderation is key, try to limit your intake to around once or twice per week. As long as you do that, then enjoy!
A hard-boiled egg is a delicious low-carb snack. It’s also extremely low in calories, and it promises fast and effective weight loss. In addition to this, eggs are super healthy! They’re packed with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, protein, and healthy fats. This all helps to make you feel fuller for longer, ultimately, making it easier to resist the cookie jar.
String cheese wasn’t only incredibly fun to eat when we were kids, but the right brand is extremely flavorsome. It’s an easy and portable snack low in carbs. In fact, just one ounce of mozzarella string cheese provides a tiny 1 gram of carbs, but 6 grams of that much-needed protein.
Celery and Bell Peppers
Celery sticks are one of the best low-carb snacks, simply due to the immensely low-calorie intake. They’re perfect to consume with a dip like ranch, bleu cheese dressing, or all-natural butter. Bell peppers on the other hand are anti-inflammatory and super high in Vitamins A and C, and again, are one of the tastiest low-carb snacks when dipped with the right sauce.
Salami is a great balance of protein, good fats, is that perfect low-carb sweet snack, and is probably always the first thing to be consumed on an appetizer table. Pair it with an incredibly delicious side dish (like bell peppers), and you have the best low-carb snack out there right at your fingertips.
4% Cottage Cheese
Cottage cheese is incredibly tasty, but you must ensure you check the nutrition label and compare brands when it comes to picking up a box. Try to source those that are plain, and 4% fat. This will provide you with the lowest amount of carbs.
Turkey Lunch Meat Roll-Ups
Turkey contains much less fat than chicken, pork, and beef, and can be perfectly put into a lunch meat roll-up. All you have to do is pretend that the turkey is a tortilla, wrap up some low-fat
Jeff’s Famous Beef Jerky
The keto diet can be tough, but it would be tougher without the delicious keto snacks available from Jeff’s Famous beef jerky.
Last, but definitely, definitely, definitely, not least – Beef Jerky.
Here at Jeff’s Famous Jerky, our ingredients are our foundation, and we’ve made a special section to help those trying to reach new heights in their life, and meet their goals. We hand butcher fresh beef that is grown by farmers who respect their animals, along with the environment. The high-quality beef you receive in each packet of jerky is the foundation of our product, it’s in our taste, it’s in our texture.
Our approach is very laborious, however, we don’t care! All we want to ensure is that every bite you take is full of the most complex and brightest flavors. Our obsession with the ingredients we use here at Jeff’s Famous ensures delicious flavor, and are also inherently healthier than other brands you find out there.
With every low-carb snack of beef jerky you taste from us, you’ll know exactly what you are putting into your body. From the beef, all the way to any other seasoning and spice we use.
Check out Jeff’s Famous Jerky – Ranked by Carb Content:
FLAVOR & CARBS
Ideal for Strict Phase 1: Low Carb Keto Diet
Smoked Paprika Steak Tapas Beef Jerky – 1g Carbs
Orange-A-Peel Beef Jerky – 1g Carbs
Cranberry Jalapeno Beef Jerky- 1g Carbs
Old Fashioned Original Beef Jerky – 2g Carbs
Black Pepper Sea Salt Beef Jerky – 2g Carbs
Jalapeno Carne Asada Beef Jerky – 2g Carbs
Sweet Teriyaki Beef Jerky – 2g Carbs
Thai Satay Turkey Jerky – 2g Carbs
Jamaican Jerk Beef Jerky – 3g Carbs
Carolina Reaper Beef Jerky – 3g Carbs
Click here to see our entire list of Keto-low carb goodness and order your low-carb sweet snacks today!