Keto Snacks That Are Actually Worth Your Time (and Calories)

Keto diets are known for being low in carbohydrates, low in sugar, and high in fat with a moderate amount of protein. Even though this may sound like a complicated balance to strike, finding keto-friendly snack options is anything but difficult.

When you think of the word diet, another word that may come to mind is “restrictive.” Thankfully, when you’re following a keto lifestyle, that doesn’t have to be the case! In fact, the keto diet opens up a whole new world of high-protein, low-carb snack options that might seem too good to be true. (Spoiler Alert: These delicious no added sugar, high-fat morsels are very, very real.)

Still, the keto options on the market can seem a little too endless — there’s no way BBQ pork rinds, cheese crisps, and beef jerky can actually be good for you, right? And what if you’re trying to incorporate more high-protein, vegan-friendly snacks into your daily routine?

If you’re wondering how to tell what keto snacks are actually worth your time, we have just the list for you. You won’t find a ton of empty-cal potato chips, parmesan whisps, or nacho cheese snack packs here. We’ve got the good stuff your body actually needs (and wants!) after a long day at the office, taking care of the kids, or enjoying some much-needed R&R.

We know your calories are precious when you’re on a keto diet! These keto snack possibilities are totally worth the calories while keeping your goals in mind. From savory to sweet and everything in between, here are our favorite keto snacks — plus what makes something keto in the first place.

What Makes a Snack Keto?

If you are following a ketogenic diet for weight loss (or any other reason), staying in ketosis is important. This is because when your body is in ketosis, it burns fat for fuel — bringing your wellness goals that much closer.

Keto foods require a specific macronutrient split. A common ratio of macronutrients for a keto diet is 70 to 80% of calories from fat, 10 to 20% protein, and five to 10% carbohydrates. When minding these requirements, considerations must be taken for your snacking needs.

You’ll be looking for snacks that are generally high in fat with minimal carbohydrates to ensure that your body stays in ketosis. Sure, there are some zero sugar or paleo options out there, too, but the perfect keto snacks are just delicious morsels that keep the carbs at a minimum.

Savory Keto Snacks

You can find many keto snacks online that are on the savory side — no need to search fruitlessly through the aisles at your local grocery stores! 

Here are some of our fave easily accessible savory keto snacks that are worth your time:


The tangy flavor of pickles can be hard to resist! Pickles are low in carbohydrates, as far as veggies go. And the first iteration of a pickle, cucumbers, is also keto-friendly. 

Did you know that ingesting pickle juice can even help relieve cramping? We aren’t sure how the first person to realize this made that discovery, but it’s definitely a fun fact. 


The tangy flavor of pickles can be hard to resist! Pickles are low in carbohydrates, as far as veggies go. And the first iteration of a pickle, cucumbers, is also keto-friendly. 

Did you know that ingesting pickle juice can even help relieve cramping? We aren’t sure how the first person to realize this made that discovery, but it’s definitely a fun fact. 

Nuts and Seeds


Different kinds of seeds and nuts are definitely a keto dieter’s secret weapon. Nuts and seeds can help reduce body inflammation and promote heart health. Whip up some homemade trail mix and snack to your heart’s content! 

Macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts, and almonds are just a few delicious options to incorporate into your diet. Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds come through for us, too! Nut and seed butters are also a great option — almond butter ants on a log, anyone?

Bell Peppers

Bell peppers can be chopped up and eaten raw with a side of keto-friendly hummus or dip as a keto-friendly alternative to tortilla chips. We adore bell peppers for their antioxidant properties. Bell pepper strips fresh out of the fridge make for a delightfully refreshing summer snack choice!



Mash some avocado with a little bit of salt and pepper on top of your favorite keto-friendly bread or cracker for a guacamole-like dip you won’t be able to put down. The healthy fats in avocados grace us with health benefits that we are forever thankful for, such as weight management and graceful aging. The fact that avocados are so satisfying is just an added bonus!

Lupini Beans

While most members of the legume family have a higher carb content, lupini beans come in as a great savory keto snack. There are 13 grams of protein in each ½ cup serving. Lupini beans also serve as a wonderful source of lysine, which can assist in giving our immune systems a boost. 

Sweet Keto Snacks

There are many ready-to-go keto-friendly snacks that gravitate towards the sweet side of things! Below are a few options for sweet keto snacks for your quest to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Granola Bars and Snack Bars


Grabbing a keto bar on your way to work or the gym has got to be one of the easiest ways to fuel your body.


Watermelon is low in carbs compared to other fruits. This juicy and hydrating summer snack is also teeming with vitamins and minerals.

Peanut Butter Cups

Yes, we now live in a wonderful world where vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups can fit into a keto lifestyle. Hurray! Effortlessly silky smooth and rich, peanut butter cups are an amazing keto-friendly snack to try.



High in fiber and low in carbohydrates, strawberries may be your answer when looking for keto snacks that are worth your time. Chop up some strawberries and add a sprinkle of our keto Dark Chocolate Baking Chips for a yummy treat.

Keto-Friendly Ice Cream

There are various different kinds of ice cream brands that cater specifically to those following a ketogenic diet. You are sure to find almost any flavor and satisfy your sweet tooth!

Healthy Keto Desserts

If you’re in a DIY mood, try some of these keto dessert recipes on for size:

Keto Fat Bombs

The MiiRO blog comes through for us again with our article on delectable keto fat bomb recipes

Our keto dairy-free Peanut Butter Baking Chips and Peanut Butter Cups are the stars of the show in our Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fat Bombs. Meanwhile, other delicious recipes like our 5 Ingredient Vegan Cookie Dough, Pecan Pie Fat Bombs, Chocolate Almond Fat Bombs, and more use all of our other favorite MiiRO treats to create some easy and satisfying keto desserts. 

Whether you’re partial to our keto White Chocolate Bar With Crispy Almond Pieces or our No Added Sugar Maple Flavored Syrup, we’re sure you’ll find a keto fat bomb recipe the whole family will love.

Keto Chocolate Cake

Everyone should have a versatile, delicious chocolate cake recipe in their repertoire. This keto chocolate cake is also vegan and totally worth the calories. Whip up some coconut frosting with canned coconut milk and our keto No Added Sugar Maple Syrup

You can also always add a few handfuls of our keto Dark Chocolate Baking Chips to the batter for an extra chocolate oomph.

Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Keto 3 Ingredient Cookies

We love this simple, straightforward, and delicious cookie recipe. The sky’s the limit when it comes to possibilities with these cookies. Chop up and add any of our keto chocolates from our chocolate sampler subscription box, and add them to your cookie dough right before baking. Serve these cookies with a glass of cold nut mylk and enjoy!

Fudgy Keto Brownies

Could brownies BE any more satisfying?! The Roasted Root took brownies to that next level by harnessing the power of almond flour to make this fudgy keto brownie recipe deliciously low-carb. As featured in our list of 39 easy vegan and keto dessert recipes, these Fudgy Keto Brownies are sure to become a weeknight favorite.

Still have a craving for everything keto dessert? The rest of the recipes featured on our list are sure to blow your mind — from keto chocolate muffins to keto peppermint bark and everything in-between.


There you have it, folks! We’ve done the work for you and have sifted through the internet to find all of the best keto snacks that are worth your time (and calories). 

Try some strawberries and keto brownie batter for a mid-morning snack. Chase away the hunger pangs with keto crackers and creamy pumpkin hummus. Show the hangry attitude who’s boss by munching on a keto White Chocolate Bar. Don’t forget to save room for dessert — with dozens of delicious keto possibilities. Snack time, anyone?



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