Keto is a very low-carb, high-fat regimen. The reduction in carbs puts the body into a metabolic state called ketosis, when the body burns stored fats instead of glucose for energy. Health benefits include weight loss and potential for improved blood sugar levels for those with type 2 diabetes. Finding high quality keto packaged snacks can be a challenge. Here we share our top picks.
4505 Meats Pork Rinds
With zero carbs, these crispy, crunchy pork rinds created by chef and butcher Ryan Farr are the ultimate keto snack. Feel good knowing that the pork is sourced exclusively from sustainably and humanely raised animals. Flavors include Classic Chili & Salt, Jalapeno Cheddar, Smokehouse BBQ, Sea Salt, and Spicy Green Chili & Lime.
PER SERVING: 80 CAL; 7-9 G PROTEIN; 6 G FAT; 0 G CARB; SODIUM 190 MG; 0 G FIBER
Meat and poultry contain no carbs and are rich in high-quality protein and B vitamins.
These light and crunchy bite-sized cheese crisps are made with 100 percent cheese, plus a touch of sea salt, enzymes and natural color. Flavors include Parmesan, Cheddar, and Asiago & Pepper Jack.
PER SERVING (23 CRISPS): 170 CAL; 10 G PROTEIN; 14 G FAT; 1 G CARB (0 G SUGARS); 330 MG SODIUM; 0 G FIBER
There are hundreds of types of cheese. Fortunately, all of them are low in carbs and high in fat, which makes them a great fit for the keto diet.
Known for their weight-loss products, SlimFast has created a line of keto bars, snacks and drinks. Try the Keto Peanut Butter Cup Fat Bomb, made with milk chocolate, peanut butter, MCT-laden coconut oil and zero added sugars (sweetened with stevia and erythritol).
PER SERVING: 90 CAL; 2 G PROTEIN; 8 G FAT; 7 G CARB (1 G SUGARS); 15 MG SODIUM; 5 G FIBER
Weight loss is one of the best-known and researched benefits of the keto diet.