Looking for some super Simple Keto Snacks?
All of a sudden everyone is homeschooling, working from home and cooking dinner every-night.
Well, it's nothing that we haven't done before by choice here at Castleinthemountains.com (except for the avoiding human contact for a month portion).
But, the chances are good that it's a period of serious readjustment for most people.
If you feel like you've been doing a lot more cooking, you aren't alone.
This post is dedicated to quick and simple Keto snacks that you can make without having to follow any recipes.
Ham, Pickle and Cream Cheese Roll-ups: 1 Net Carb
These have been a favorite of mine since way before the Keto Diet entered the scene.
What you need: A package of sliced ham, a block of cream cheese and kosher pickles.
We also like ham, cream cheese and green onion. You can mix in a little mayo or mustard to make these seem like a bread-less sandwich.
Easy Guacamole: Makes 2 servings ~ 3.5 Net Carbs
You don't have to get too fancy with guacamole. The goodness of the avocado carries just about any recipe. This is just a bout the most basic way in the world to make guacamole.
I usually get fancy and chop up all fresh ingredients but since I have cooked dinner 395 times this month, this is how my guacamole snack is going to look today.
It's perfect with fresh veggies or low carb tortilla chips.
What you need: 1 ripe avocado, ¼ cup chunky hot salsa and a squeeze of lime juice.
Mash it up together and add salt and pepper if you want.
Mozzarella and Prosciutto: 1 Net Carb
This one is as easy as they come.
What you need: Mozzarella sticks and prosciutto or any sliced deli meat.
Wrap prosciutto around a stick of mozzarella.
If you are not a prosciutto fan ( like myself), use pepperoni slices, ham turkey or roast beef instead.
Dip in mustard if desired. This with pre-packaged deli ham is my snack of choice lately since our local deli is closed until further notice.
Chia Seed Pudding: 3 Net Carbs
This one is not only delicious it's so good for you. It's packed with any flavor that you choose and has 10 grams of fiber to keep your belly happy.
Chia seeds have not always been available at my local store and the best place that I have found to get them is here...I haven't found better quality or pricing anywhere else.
What you need: Two tablespoon chia seeds, 1 teaspoon erythritol, ½ cup of unsweetened almond milk, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and any ⅛ cup frozen blackberries.
Let it sit for 5 minutes to gel into pudding. No cooking is necessary.
You could always substitute the vanilla for some cocoa powder or any flavored extract that you like. Add nuts, sugar free chocolate chips or seeds.
This "recipe" is really about just using what you like. The nutrition above is for the ingredients stated though....
Chia Seed Pudding is a great alternative if you miss your morning yogurt. It's good for your gut and doesn't have all of the sugar of plain milk derived yogurt.
Want to learn about chia seeds? They are so healthy and have been a part of the human diet for thousands of years.
Avocado Tuna Boats: 2 Net Carbs
You can make these simple, or dress them up and make a meal out of them.
I added egg and olives for the photo but these can be really easy.
What you need: ½ avocado, two tablespoon tuna, 1 tablespoon mayo and, 1 teaspoon mustard.
Mix up the tuna, mayo and mustard and spoon into the avocado half. Easy peasy.
Add salt, pepper, and Tabasco if desired. These are really filling and contains lots of fat to keep you full.
Roast Beef and Pepper-jack: 0 Net carbs
Okay it's more like .22 net carbs. But I think you can see that this is a snack for someone who is saving their carbs for and awesome dessert.
We have a lot of those on our site and you can look through those here....
This isn't really a recipe at all, just something you may have forgotten about.
Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts: 1 Net Carb Each
This is easy and keeps well.
What you need: ½ package bacon, 12 fresh brussel sprouts.
I think frozen brussel sprouts might work. But I am not 100% sure.
Slice the bacon in half crosswise, wrap it around the brussel sprout and secure with a toothpick. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
Tomato Sandwich: 4 Net Carbs
Look at this gorgeous sandwich! It's as delicious as it is messy and I ate mine outside lol.
What you need: 2 oz cooked chicken, small lettuce leaf, 1 tablespoon mayo, ¼ oz cheese.
The above portions are what I used but really, you can put anything you want on your tomato sandwich.
Deviled Eggs: .32 Net Carbs for 2 deviled eggs
So, you will probably want to make at least six eggs at a time for this snack.
Deviled eggs keep for a few days in the fridge and are easier to make in batches.
I made mine with wasabi paste and mayo but you can dress them up however you like.
What you need: 6 hard boiled eggs, 3 tablespoon mayo, ½ teaspoon wasabi paste (or whatever spices you like).
After you have peeled the eggs, mix the yolks with mayo, mustard, wasabi or whatever floats your boat.
Keep them around for 3-4 days for a super filling snack.
Baked Egg Avocado Boats: 2 net carbs per serving
These are gorgeous,, filling and really easy to make.
What you need: ½ avocado, one egg and 1 tablespoon crispy bacon.
Before you start, scoop out 2 tablespoon or so of the avocado flesh to make sure you have room for your egg. Crack the egg into the avocado half and bake at 425F for about 20 minutes.
Top with bacon and enjoy.
That's it for the Super Simple Keto Snacks today!
There are so many easy ways to fit the Keto way of eating into your schedule that I can't possibly post them all here.
But, if you would like to share a simple keto snack or low carb delight with the community please leave it in the comments below. The more the merrier!
Cheers everyone and stay safe and healthy!