Ask Our Keto Nutritionist: Snacks, Sweeteners, and Protein Powders

Got questions for our keto nutritionist?

Dedicated to helping you live your best life through the ketogenic diet, we’ve partnered with a tried and true keto nutritionist to answer your questions! Please note that we’re not doctors. If you have any specific questions regarding your own health, please consult with your trusted medical partner. 

What are some quick and easy keto things to snack on?

I always have certain keto-friendly snacks on hand like macadamia nuts, summer sausage, olives, nut butters, avocados, etc. Since eating healthy keto involves preparation, I spend time every weekend planning my menu for the week. I sometimes have fat bombs on hand every once in a while that get me by if I get stuck in a pinch.

Check out these posts for more snacking ideas…

What’s the healthiest sweetener substitute?

We ask our keto nutritionist about the best sweetener- pictured here is stevia

Life can be just as sweet on keto as in any other lifestyle. The key to keto is in using moderation and looking for your best options for use in your coffee, desserts, and other applications. At the end of the day, you should be seeking satisfaction from your food, but without overindulging your sweet tooth.

Aim for natural alternative sweeteners:

  • stevia
  • monk fruit
  • Erythritol
  • Xylitol

Avoid or limit the following artificial sweeteners:

  • sucralose
  • aspartame
  • acesulfame potassium
  • neotame
  • saccharin
  • advantame

A more complete list of keto sweeteners we love can be found here.

I’m looking for a keto-friendly protein powder. Any good ones?

We ask a keto nutritionist about snacks, sweeteners, and protein powders – Three protein powders on a counter

If you don’t have an issue with insulin resistance or dairy, Whey Protein Isolate from NOW Sports is a good middle of the road brand. I also like:

Got questions you’d like to ask a keto nutritionist? Let us know!

Tara Finnerty RDN, CSP, CD—is a ketogenic specialist and fat-fueled enthusiast. Tara is a registered dietitian in Utah and owner of Sugar House Nutrition LLC. Her aim is to provide nutrition support for people wanting to reap the many health benefits of the ketogenic (keto) diet. Her expertise in the keto diet was initially working with children who have uncontrolled epilepsy. Tara supports nutrition diversity and works toward helping people find an individualized approach to make healthy eating sustainable.

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