Looking for a delicious keto snack to keep you in the Keto Zone?
The Keto Zone Diet switches your metabolism from using carbs and sugar as the primary fuel source to using fat as fuel to promote weight loss.
In between meals, your cells are gobbling up stored body fat, instead of waiting for your next hit of sugar.
However, it can be difficult to stick to a ketogenic diet when most available snack foods are full of processed carbohydrates, which will spike your blood sugar and take you out of fat-burning mode.
No need to feel discouraged; we have your back!
Here are 10 delicious fat-burning keto snacks to boost your metabolism, keep you full, and help you reach your health goals.
Top 10 Fat-Burning Keto Snacks
As one of the fundamental ketogenic foods, avocados are a must-have fat-burning snack. They are portable and relatively easy to eat.
The nutrients in avocados include heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, glutathione, carotenoids, and more.
Avocados are also an excellent source of fiber, which will help keep you full, regulate your digestion, and prevent constipation.
These fatty fruits are also a great source of minerals, such as potassium, copper, and magnesium. Minerals are essential to the proper functioning of the mitochondria in your cells which regulate energy production.
To top it off, avocados have a host of energizing B vitamins, as well as vitamins K, E, and C.
2. Nuts and Seeds
One of the easiest and most enjoyable on-the-go keto snacks is nuts and seeds. Such as:
- Chia seeds, like Living Chia with Probiotics
- Flax seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Hemp seeds
Nuts and seeds are full of healthy fats and are jam-packed with nutrition, including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Beware though, because many keto nuts contain a fair amount of carbohydrate. Cashews are one of the biggest offenders here. This doesn’t mean you can’t eat nuts, but definitely exercise with caution. A small handful of nuts and seeds should be all you need.
It’s also important to note soaked and/or sprouted nuts and seeds are lower in carbohydrates and easier to digest.
The enzymes in the seeds have been activated, making the nutrients more bioavailable. Sprouted nuts and seeds can be bought at the health food store or simply made at home.
3. Hard-Boiled Egg
Now that cholesterol is no longer demonized as the harbinger of heart disease as it once was, eggs are reclaiming their place as a healthy and nutrient-dense food.
Hard-boiled eggs are easy to make, portable, and incredibly delicious.
Egg whites are mostly bioavailable protein in favorable ratios. This protein will keep you feeling full and help stave off carb cravings.
While, egg yolk contains all the fat-soluble nutrients, including choline, calcium, selenium, folate, and DHA.
Like avocados, this Mediterranean fruit is a great source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.
Olives also have a considerable amount of fiber to promote gut health and satiety.
Additionally, olives have an array of nutrients, including antioxidant vitamin E, iron, copper, and calcium.
Other antioxidants in olives include oleuropein, tyrosol, and oleanolic acid. These will help calm inflammation and fight free radicals that lead to belly fat formation.
5. Raw Cheese
Who doesn’t love cheese? Well, some people. Especially those who are lactose intolerant or sensitive to casein! However, that’s why raw cheese is the way to go.
Raw cheese is more nutritious because it’s lower in casein content than pasteurized cheeses. The heat of pasteurization can destroy the delicate nutrients in the cheese: And there are a lot of nutrients!
Cheese is loaded with fat-soluble nutrients, such as vitamins A, D, and K.
If lactose is an issue, try to find a mild goat cheese, such as goat cheddar. These can be just as delicious as cow cheese, but has far less, if any lactose. In fact, goat milk has more similarities to human milk than cow milk does.
6. Beef Jerky
Portable, delicious, and nutrient-dense, beef jerky is a great keto snack!
Make sure to look for grass-fed beef whenever possible. This can be found in most health food stores.
Conventional grain-fed animals become sick from their unnatural diet and must be fed antibiotics to combat infections caused by immunity issues from poor living conditions.
Beef is not the only kind of jerky either! There’s lamb, turkey, pork, venison, and salmon jerkies available as well. Each of these can be a great ketogenic snack.
7. Canned Fish
If you don’t mind stinking up the room, canned fish can be an awesome nutrient-dense keto snack. Coldwater fish, such as salmon and sardines, are a great source of the essential omega-3 fats, EPA and DHA.
Additionally, new studies have found omega-3s have anti-depressant properties.
Tuna is a great option as well, especially if you love tuna salad (made with canola oil-free mayonnaise, of course). But keep tuna to only once or twice a week, since it’s generally higher in the heavy metal mercury. Tuna is higher up on the food chain and mercury bioaccumulates.
8. Kale Chips
Whether you make them at home or buy them in a bag, you really can’t go wrong with kale chips!
Kale chips are easy-to-make at home and can be seasoned to your liking.
Very low in carbs compared to other types of chips, kale chips also offer an impressive array of nutrients. This includes potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. There are also trace amounts of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Try out our Crispy Keto Zone Kale Chips recipe!
In moderation, blueberries can be a wonderful keto snack.
Despite their fructose content, blueberries are high in soluble keto fiber, which slows the absorption of carbohydrates and promotes satiety.
Blueberries are wonderful sources of antioxidant polyphenols that will fight free-radicals and lower inflammation.
Additionally, the polyphenols in blueberries also promote lymphatic flow. Blueberries are great detoxifiers for this reason. As lymphatic flow improves, the lymph transports toxins from the cells to the digestive tract to be eliminated. The fiber in the blueberries then binds to toxins allowing them to be safely eliminated from the body.
New studies have also shown that blueberries may help lower blood pressure.
10. Dark Chocolate
Emphasis on the dark! Look for chocolate that is at least 75% cocoa.
The less sugar, the better. Despite the carbs, high-quality chocolate can be a powerful ally in weight loss. Chocolate is another rich source of antioxidant polyphenols and contains flavonoids, which can help with insulin resistance.
Chocolate is filled with theobromine, which can help reduce stress, the leading cause of overeating and weight gain.
Don’t overdo it, though! A little goes a long way. One or two squares depending on sugar content will be enough.
Get in The Zone
Try these delicious keto-approved snacks and see if you feel more energized, focused, and satiated throughout the day. Low carb snacks help you avoid blood sugar swings, low energy, and the need to eat more.
Keto snacks allow you to tap into slow and stable burning stored body fat so you can lose weight while living your life. No more thinking about food every couple of hours! Who knew that you could eat such delicious snacks and still burn fat?