7 of the Best Low-Carb Nuts for Keto Snacking

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We’re nuts for this snack!

Nuts are a great low-carb and keto snack, but not all nuts are created equal. Are you wondering which nuts are the best to eat on a low-carb or keto diet? Today we’re sharing seven keto-friendly nut varieties that we love!

adding pecans to top of brie

1. Pecans make a yummy high-fat snack or topping.

Pecans are a high-fat tree nut perfect for keto-friendly snacking. They’ve been linked to lower levels of insulin and can be enjoyed as a snack or as a crunchy topping added to many keto foods.

Serving: 1/4 cup | 200 Calories | 20g Fat | 4g Total Carbs | 3g Fiber | 1g Sugar | 3g Protein | 1g Net Carbs

Try chopped pecans on top of this yummy baked brie appetizer shown above! YUM!

bag of Brazil nuts next to snack container

2. Get a day’s worth of selenium from just one Brazil nut!

Brazil nuts are a tree nut grown in South America, and they’re known for being an excellent source of selenium. In fact, just one single Brazil nut provides more than 100% of your recommended daily intake of this essential nutrient! Consuming too much selenium may have negative health effects though, so be sure not to overeat these yummy nuts!

Serving: 1 oz. | 180 Calories | 18g Fat | 4g Total Carbs | 2g Fiber | <1g Sugar | 4g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

holding a bag of macadamia nuts at Walmart

3. Enjoy the mild flavor and heart health benefits of macadamia nuts.

Macadamia nuts are tree nuts that are very high in fat, making them a satisfying snack for keto eaters! They’ve also been shown to reduce “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels and increase “good” (HDL) cholesterol levels for improved heart health.

Serving: 1/4 cup | 250 Calories | 27g Fat | 5g Total Carbs | 3g Fiber | 2g Sugar | 3g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

These white chocolate Macadamia nut cookies have fewer than 2 net carbs each!

woman holding canister of peanuts

4. OK, peanuts aren’t technically a nut, but they make a great low-carb snack!

While peanuts are technically considered a legume, they’re a widely-available and welcomed addition to our list of keto-friendly nuts! They’re an excellent source of plant-based protein and packed with essential amino acids too.

Serving: 1 oz. | 170 Calories | 14g Fat | 5g Total Carbs | 2g Fiber | 1g Sugar | 7g Protein | 3g Net Carbs

This homemade keto peanut butter is sweet, salty, and SO good!

holding bag of raw Oregon hazelnuts

5. You’ll love the buttery texture and nutritional profile of hazelnuts.

Hazelnuts are a tree nut with a smooth, buttery texture. They’re also rich in vitamin E, which has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.

Serving: 1 oz. | 180 Calories | 18g Fat | 5g Total Carbs | 3g Fiber | 1g Sugar | 4g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

Shelled Walnuts at Sam's Club

6. Walnuts are delicious as a snack, a mix-in, or a topping!

Walnuts are a popular tree nut that is high in fat. They’re delicious as a satisfying snack, or as a crunchy topping for salads and keto-friendly desserts.

Serving: 1 oz. | 180 Calories | 18g Fat | 4g Total Carbs | 2g Fiber | <1g Sugar | 4g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

Walnuts are the perfect addition to these rich and creamy keto brownies!

woman holding bags of Blue Diamond almonds

7. Get a heaping helping of health benefits with every handful of almonds!

Almonds are a tree nut that can be eaten raw or roasted as a keto-friendly snack. They’re packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Almonds are also rich in vitamin E, magnesium, copper, and antioxidants. They’ve been shown to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Serving: 1 oz. | 170 Calories | 16g Fat | 5g Total Carbs | 3g Fiber | 1g Sugar | 6g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

This pinecone-shaped cheese ball appetizer is a beautiful way to showcase almonds!

These are our favorite keto-friendly store-bought snacks to keep on hand.

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 3 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and HipKeto.

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