Grownup Gripe: Meals are hard enough to plan; what the heck can you just grab and go when 🤤?
The #1 question I’m asked is what to snack on when you can’t grab a bag of chips or candy bar.
Technically when you up your protein, it’ll keep you satisfied longer so you won’t feel the need to snack as often but but who doesn’t like a treat?
I know I do! Snacks are my lifeline and I never pass up a good munch especially late at night 😊.
That is actually one of my favorite parts about this diet is it does not matter WHEN you eat at all.
90% of my calories are consumed between 5 and 10 PM as I intermittent fast throughout the day and everyday the scale keeps going down no joke!
Do what diet works for you!
This is sky strategy to maintain my late night snack schedule but may not be your ideal move.
If you want tweaks to your macros, click here!
I’m not hungry in the morning so this works well for me, maybe you have the opposite schedule.
Whenever you prefer to start eating work your food schedule around that window (5-12 hours).
So if you enjoy snacks too be sure you factor them into your daily calorie allotment with tracking.
Typically when I have done other diet plans in the past my late night snacking becomes a PROB.
Not on keto!
As noted before, this is still a diet so your daily calorie allotment is king but if you factor the extra snack calories in early on you’re all good.
The most important thing is to keep track of everything you put in your mouth. PERIOD.
Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or savory, crunchy or soft, healthy or not-there are plenty of keto snack options you can enjoy.
Obviously the next most important thing is to choose snack options that are low in carbs.
Easier said than done because we’ve been force fed highly processed garbage that’s super cheap.
Food corporations have made millions feeding us byproducts products of corn due to the low cost.
Nowadays find grocers such as Whole Foods have capitalized on Americans trying to be healthier.
The good news is you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to stay within the keto diet regulations.
Need help with what your macros are, click here.
Press play on this video for my zero carb keto-friendly crunchy on the outside, soft and cheesy on the inside cheese chips (could use different seasonings for different flavors too-ranch, etc.)
A lot of marketing dollars have been spent on labels highlighting high protein and low carbs.
Many of these claims are misleading so be sure to keep an eye on nutritional content in the label.
Low-Carb Keto-Friendly IIFYM Snacks and Sides
- Cheese Chips – Recipe above
- Salami Chips – Bake Salami slices 400° 8 mins
- Cucumbers and ranch
- Tomatoes and mozzarella
- Pork rinds
- Mixed nuts
- Deviled eggs or hard boiled eggs
- Buffalo cauliflower – roast cauliflower in Frank’s hot sauce and melted butter
- No sugar added nut butters
- Beef jerky or beef sticks (slim jims)
- Mozzarella cheese sticks or any cheese
- Lunch meat
- Olives and artichoke hearts
- Cream cheese balls (my fav is crab ragoon)
- Canned green beans fried in butter
- Shrimp or most any seafood
- Bacon and cream cheese stuffed jalapeños
- Bacon wrapped asparagus
Hope you enjoy these snacks as much as I do, if you want more awesome Keto meals click here😋