Keto-Friendly Snack Ideas to Hold You Over Until Dinner

Reach for quality whole foods first

Snacking on walnuts

It’s 3:30 p.m. and your stomach is rumbling. That salad you ate for lunch hit the spot, but it just isn’t quite holding you over today.

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If you’re following a keto diet and eating high-fat meals with moderate amounts of protein and plenty of vegetables for fiber, hopefully this doesn’t happen too often. But sometimes, a snack is inevitable.

Ideally, you should approach a snack with the same philosophy as a meal.

“Good keto-friendly snacks are balanced with quality sources of protein, healthy fats and minimal carbohydrates,” says Ariana Cucuzza, RD, a dietitian in the Center for Functional Medicine. “It should be something that will fuel and sustain the body until the next meal.”

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For example, whole seeds and nuts are good options. Walnuts, Brazil nuts and hazelnuts are among the most nutrient-dense choices, according to Cucuzza, while peanuts (which are actually a legume) have a less appealing fat profile.

If you get bored with plain nuts, try mixing things up by roasting them with spices like cinnamon, rosemary, cayenne pepper or turmeric.

Store-bought, seed-based crackers and veggies with guacamole or nut-based “cheese” spread on top are also tasty, well-rounded options.

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