Ask Our Keto Nutritionist: Snacks, Sweeteners, and Protein Powders
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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.
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What’s the healthiest sweetener substitute?
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:
- monk fruit
Avoid or limit the following artificial sweeteners:
- acesulfame potassium
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?
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:
- Pure Whey Protein by SFH
- Perfect Keto Collagen Protein (dairy-free)
- Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (dairy-free)
- Julian Bakery’s Paleo Protein (beef protein)