The keto diet — high-fat, low-carb, moderate protein — has been a hot topic for a while now. If you've decided that it's right for you and you're just getting started on the diet, you'll probably want to know what kind of snacks you're allowed to eat. Max Lugavere, best-selling author of Genius Foods, created a cheat sheet you'll want to bookmark if you're on the keto train.
"Typical ketogenic diets require you to minimize your carbohydrate intake to 5 to 10 percent of calories (give or take depending on activity levels), while filling out the rest with fat (about 60 percent) and protein (about 30-35%)," Max wrote. These are the nine keto-friendly snacks you should stock up on:
- Brazil nuts
- Canned fish
- Deli meats
"Biltong is an air-dried beef seasoned with vinegar and spices, no sugar (unlike beef jerky!). And for deli meats, please stick to those that are minimally processed and do not contain additives, fillers, and preservatives," Max concluded, "And finally, for canned fish 🐟 , PLEASE make sure the fish is packed in either water, extra virgin olive oil, or tomato sauce. None of those unhealthy grain and seed oils."
Before you make any drastic changes to your diet, be sure to speak to your doctor.