If You're a Parent on the Keto Diet, Here Are 19 Snacks Both You and Your Kids Can Eat
Changing your diet and the foods you keep around the house becomes much more complicated once you have kids, whose main food groups are bread, chicken nuggets, and fruit snacks. If you're currently on the keto diet — whether alone or with your partner — keeping nonketo food in the house is definitely tempting (we always want what we can't have!). Although it's not recommended that you put your kids on the keto diet with you, there are plenty of snacks that are both kid- and keto-friendly that the whole family can enjoy.
Sure, you'll probably still have the nonketo kid stuff around to ensure your kids are getting all the nutrients they need, but putting these keto snacks at the front of the cupboard means you'll be a lot less tempted to eat Goldfish crackers out of your kids' snack cups.
Just the Cheese Bars
These Just the Cheese Bars ($24) are made from 100 percent natural Wisconsin cheese, but are delightfully crunchy. Each serving of the gluten-free snack contains the same amount of calcium as one glass of milk, so you can feel good throwing them into your kids' lunch boxes.
Perfectly Crisp Parmesan Crisps
Cheese crisps are one of the greatest joys of a keto diet for you, so why not share them with your kids? Try these Perfectly Crisp Parmesan Crisps ($2, originally $5) from Whole Foods to help them satisfy their afterschool munchies.
Legendary Foods Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Nut Butter
A scoop of this Legendary Foods Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Nut Butter ($16) would be delicious with sliced fruit or spread on a rice cake (or shoveled straight into their mouth via spoon).
BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Ciliegine Cheese
Your kids will love popping these balls of BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Ciliegine Cheese (price varies by store) straight into their mouths.
Oven-Baked Cheese Bites
These Oven-Baked Cheese Bites ($2) are a great alternative to Goldfish crackers, Cheez-Its, and other processed cheese crackers.