Keto-Friendly Snacks That Taste Great

Cheese, nut butters, and jerky make for a perfect keto-friendly charcuterie board.

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Cheese Whisps

The crisps are perfect for crumbling over a salad, crusting a protein, or lobbing into your mouth with reckless abandon.



Photo: Whisps.

For parmesan cheese crisps
150 calories per serving, 10 grams of fat, 1 gram of carbs, 13 grams of protein


Every time I go to Costco, the store is always running low on bags of this salty snack—and with good reason. These keto-friendly baked cheese crisps are so delightfully crunchy and savory that it’s difficult to tear yourself away from the bag before downing it in one sitting.

They come in several flavors now: there's parmesan cheese, cheddar, tangy ranch, barbecue, nacho, tomato basil, and a spicy asiago and pepper jack.

I also love to sprinkle them over tomato soup. It's the perfect alternative to a carb-y bag of potato chips.

Blue Diamond Almonds

Low-carb and high-flavor, so it’s a win-win snacking situation.



For roasted, salted almonds
170 calories per serving, 16 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbs, 6 grams of protein


What is it about eating almonds as a snack that makes you feel suddenly healthier than you've ever been? Blue Diamond makes it easy with its range of flavored almonds.

For the purists out there, there’s whole natural almonds.

To satisfy a sweet tooth, try the honey roasted. My personal favorite is wasabi, which packs a spicy sinus-clearing punch, and there’s also salt and vinegar flavor—if you're into that sharp and tangy flavor.

Whatever the craving, Blue Diamond almonds are low-carb and high-flavor, so it’s a win-win snacking situation.

You can also incorporate Blue Diamond almonds to your meal by tossing a few into a salad or preparing a keto-friendly trail mix.

Laughing Cow Cheese

Eat it straight up or spread some on other low-carb snacks, like jerky, veggie chips, or slices of cucumber.



Photo: The Laughing Cow USA.

For original creamy swiss flavor
50 calories, 4 grams of fat, 1 gram of carbs, 2 grams of protein


Laughing Cow cheese makes keto snacking so easy.

The luscious, creamy triangles of cheese are already conveniently portioned out for you, and you can’t help but smile looking at their grinning cow mascot wearing cheese wheel earrings.

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts

These high-fat nuts pair perfectly with a keto diet and are said to reduce your risk of heart disease—which is just a small added bonus.



For dry roasted with sea salt
200 calories, 21 grams of fat, 4 grams of carbs, 2 grams of protein


Mauna Loa macadamia nuts are so buttery and creamy that it’s easy to forget you’re snacking on a bunch of nuts.

The best part about Mauna Loa is that you can choose for a range of flavors; from Maui garlic and onion to honey roasted to original salted.

Dang Coconut Chips

Dang toasts whole fresh Thai coconuts until crispy and flavors them with either salt, caramel and sea salt, or chocolate and sea salt.



For original recipe
170 calories, 12 grams of fat, 14 grams of carbs, 1 gram of protein


Dang, these coconut chips are good (I’m so sorry).

There’s also the original flavor which is unbeatable in its delicious simplicity.

All I know is that if your Thai mom’s recipe is the inspiration behind your snack—like Dang’s is—it’s bound to be good.

I'd dip this in scoops of peanut butter, top it on keto-friendly ice cream, or add the salted version to a salad for an element of crunch.

Moon Cheese

They’re crispy and they’re 100% little balls of cheese; what is not to love?



For cheddar
170 calories, 14 grams of fat, 2 gram of carbs, 11 grams of protein


Moon Cheese comes in a variety of flavors: gouda, cheddar, white cheddar with black pepper, pepper jack, cheddar bacon, and garlic parmesan—for gluten free, low-carb snacking.

They're not quite as crispy as the Whisps. Instead, they're a bit squeakier; the texture is crunchy with a bit of bounce.

Moon Cheese would be perfect in a bowl of tomato soup.

Justin’s Nut Butter

Is it acceptable to just eat a scoop of nut butter as a snack? On the keto diet, yes.



For classic almond butter
190 calories, 18 grams of fat, 6 grams of carbs, 7 grams of protein


Justin’s Nut Butter makes it easy with their prepackaged portions, crafted with all your beloved nuts like peanuts, almonds, and cashews.

Squeeze your choice favorite on to a celery stick for the best throwback snack, top apple slices with almond butter and a sprinkling of cinnamon for a dessert-like treat, or just directly spoon the nut butter directly into your mouth because sometimes that's the ideal snack.

Utz Pork Rinds

I don’t miss potato chips or tortilla chips if I have a jug of pork rinds in front of me.



Photo: Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock.

80 calories, 5 grams of fat, 0 grams of carbs, 8 grams of protein

I don’t miss potato chips or tortilla chips if I have a jug of pork rinds in front of me.

Utz makes them just right: lightly salted with an audible crunch.

Dip them in nacho cheese, salsa, and guacamole, or crumble them over your salad; you’ll never miss those spud-heavy chips again.

Highkey Mini Cookies

intended for people participating in a keto diet and thus have high fat contents, but also fiber.



  • For the chocolate chip flavor
    140 calories, 14 grams of fat, 10 grams of carbs, 4 grams of proteins


  • Okay, yes, these mini cookies do have some carbs—but not nearly as much as a typical chocolate chip cookie would.

    The flavor, shockingly, can rival your favorite packaged chocolate chip cookies from your childhood and even has that signature crispiness. If you're having a craving for cookies, reach for Highkey instead.

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