Keto Snacks

1. Crispy Seasoned Kale Chips

Keto Snacks

If you’re looking for a healthy and satisfying alternative to fried potato chips, you are in the right place. These crispy kale chips are super easy to make, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind before you begin:

The first consideration is finding the right combination of oven temperature and cooking time. These chips will burn very quickly, so keep a close eye on them, especially the first time you make them. Here, a 325-degree oven and 6–7 minutes was all that was needed to yield crispy chips that weren’t soggy or overly bitter and brown. However, you’ll want to test this closely in your own oven to find the right balance.

Next, the kale needs to be completely dry before popping it in the oven. Moisture left on the leaves can create steam, which leads to soggy chips. Also, don’t overdo it on the olive oil. Add a small amount and massage it in until each leaf is very lightly coated. If more oil is needed, add it in very small increments until each leaf is coated.

Finally, feel free to experiment with any combination of seasoning you desire. Basic sea salt is perfect on its own, but in this case the addition of smoked paprika, garlic powder, and ground cumin adds a little more depth to the flavor.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 6–8 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

2 large bunches of kale, tough stems removed and torn into chunks
1½ – 2 T. extra virgin olive oil

1 T. smoked paprika

2 t. garlic powder

2 t. ground cumin

Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 °F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Wash kale leaves and dry completely before adding to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with a little olive oil and toss to combine while rubbing each leaf with your fingers to make sure it is evenly coated in oil.
  3. Sprinkle smoked paprika, garlic powder, and cumin on top of kale and season with sea salt, to taste. Toss until evenly combined.
  4. Arrange seasoned kale leaves on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer, being careful to not overcrowd them. Work in batches, if necessary.
  5. Place the baking sheet in pre-heated oven and bake for 5–6 minutes before rotating the pan. Bake for another 1-2 minutes. Do not overcook. Remove chips from the oven when they are still mostly green, with only a tiny bit of brown developing.
  6. Let chips sit for 2–3 minutes to crisp up a bit more before serving. Enjoy!

2. Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

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Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 1 minute

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

1½ T. coconut flour
½ t. baking powder
1¾ T. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 T. unsalted butter
1½ T. low-carb sweetener of choice*
1 egg
2 T. heavy cream
¼ t. pure vanilla extract
¼ t. salt

Optional:
Fresh sliced strawberries, to serve

Directions:

  1. Add the first three ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Melt butter in a small bowl in a microwave for several seconds. Add low-carb sweetener and stir until completely dissolved. Add egg, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt to the butter mixture and whisk to combine.
  3. Add wet ingredients to the dry and stir until thoroughly blended. Pour blended mixture into mug or small microwave-safe container and microwave on high for 1 minute.**
  4. Remove from microwave and serve immediately with fresh sliced strawberries, if desired. Enjoy!

 

Nutritional Information: 

Carbs/Serving:

Total Carbs: 13g

Fibre:  7g

Net Carbs:  6g

Calorie Breakdown:

Protein: 8%

Fat: 84%

Carbohydrates: 7%

Information for this recipe is an approximation because coconut and other low-carb flours are not included in the HappyForks.com ingredient database.

3. Baked Parmesan Zucchini/Courgette Fries

Courgette Fries

 

Prep time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

2 medium zucchinis

2 eggs

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup almond flour

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp Italian seasoning

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the ends off the zucchinis and slice into fry-shaped pieces, about 1/2 inch thick. (or whatever shape you like!)
  3. Beat the eggs in a shallow dish.
  4. In another shallow dish, mix the parmesan cheese, almond flour, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  5. Dip each zucchini slice into the beaten eggs, then coat with the parmesan mixture. Place the coated zucchini slices onto the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and crispy.

Enjoy your delicious and healthy zucchini fries!

 

4. Avocado Deviled Eggs

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Prep time: 25 minutes

Makes: 12 deviled egg halves

Ingredients:

6 large eggs

1 ripe avocado

2 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tsp Dijon mustard

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Place the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then remove from heat and let stand for 12 minutes.
  2. Drain the hot water and fill the saucepan with ice water. Let the eggs sit in the ice water for 5 minutes to cool.
  3. Peel the eggs and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and place them in a bowl.
  4. Mash the yolks with a fork. Add the avocado, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined and smooth.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the egg whites.

Enjoy your creamy and delicious deviled eggs!

5. Cream Cheese and Berry Stuffed Peppers

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Prep time: 30 minutes

This recipe makes 8 stuffed pepper halves

Ingredients

4 large bell peppers, any color

4 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen)

1 tbsp sweetener of your choice (such as stevia or erythritol)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the bell peppers in half and remove the seeds and stems.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Stir in the mixed berries and sweetener.
  4. Fill each pepper half with the cream cheese mixture. Place the stuffed peppers onto the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the peppers are tender.

Enjoy your sweet and tangy stuffed peppers!

6. Keto Fat Bombs

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Prep time:15 minutes

This recipe makes about 12 fat bombs

Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup almond butter

1/4 cup cacao powder

1/4 cup sweetener of your choice (such as stevia or erythritol)

Preparation:

  1. In a saucepan, melt the coconut oil over low heat.
  2. Add the almond butter, cacao powder, and sweetener. Stir until well combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into a silicone mold or an ice cube tray. Place in the freezer for 2 hours or until set.
  4. Once set, remove the fat bombs from the mold or tray. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Enjoy your rich and satisfying Keto Bombs!

7. Keto Trail Mix

Keto Trail Mix

Prep time: 35 minutes

This recipe makes about 6 cups of trail mix

Ingredients:

1 cup raw almonds

1 cup raw pecans

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the almonds, pecans, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, dark chocolate chips, and salt.
  3. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the nuts are golden and fragrant.
  5. Let the trail mix cool completely on the baking sheet.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

Enjoy your crunchy and delicious trail mix!

8. Keto Chia Pudding

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Prep time: 10 minutes total time (including prep) plus 2 hours or overnight chilling time

This recipe makes about 2-4 servings of chia pudding

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chia seeds

2 cups unsweetened almond milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp sweetener of your choice (such as stevia or erythritol)

Fresh berries and/or nuts for topping (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla extract, and sweetener.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Stir the mixture well to break up any clumps.
  4. Serve the chia pudding in bowls and top with fresh berries and/or nuts, if desired.

Enjoy your creamy and nutritious chia pudding!

9.Keto Cheese Crisps

Cheese Crisps

Prep time: 20 minutes

This recipe makes about 20 cheese crisps

Ingredients:

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper to taste (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop mounds of cheese onto the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes.
  6. Serve the cheese crisps warm.

Enjoy!

10. Keto Avocado Boats

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Prep time: 10 minutes

This recipe makes 4 avocado boats

Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados, halved and pitted

1/4 cup diced tomatoes

1/4 cup diced red onion

1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice

Salt and pepper to taste

Hot sauce, if desired

Directions:

  1. Scoop out some of the avocado flesh to create a well.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, red onion, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the avocado wells.
  4. Drizzle with hot sauce, if desired.
  5. Serve the avocado boats immediately.

Enjoy your tasty and healthy keto snacks!