20 Low Carb, High Protein Snacks for Keto Eaters

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Check out these delicious low carb, high protein snacks to try!

adding cured meats to charcuterie

Heavy on hunger but short on time? You need these high protein snacks!

When it comes to a low-carb diet, you may not be aware of all the options you have for snacks. In a world that seems full of carb-driven snacks and foods, rest assured that there are tons of low carb, high protein snacks to enjoy!

Here are a whole bunch of keto snack recipes, too!

Please note that some items on our list may be considered dirty keto, so be sure to check the nutrition info to decide if they are products that would work for your keto lifestyle.

Here are 20 low carb, high protein snacks to try:

1. Beef Jerky 

beef jerky

Serving: 1 oz | 70 Calories | 1.5g Fat | 0g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 14g Protein | 0g Net Carbs

When craving a salty convenient snack, our team usually opts for beef jerky. This savory treat is smoked to perfection while being totally satisfying. Stick with zero sugar varieties.

2. Keto Avocado “Toast” 

holding a piece of keto avocado toast

Serving: 1 Avocado Toast | 110 Calories | 22g Fat | 7g Total Carbs | 5g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 11g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

Our “toast” is melted cheese, topped with avocado along with everything but the bagel seasoning. 😋 You could also axe the cheese and just enjoy half an avocado with everything but the bagel seasoning, which is what our teammate Rachel does!

3. Mozzarella String Cheese Sticks

cheese stick

Serving: 1 Piece | 90 Calories | 6g Fat | 1g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 7g Protein | 1g Net Carbs

Cheese sticks of any kind are the best convenient snack. My favorite is dipping them into some no-sugar-added marinara sauce!

4. Pistachios

wonderful pistachios

Serving: About 1/2 Cup with shells | 160 Calories | 1.5g Fat | 8g Total Carbs | 3g Fiber | 2g Sugar | 6g Protein | 5g Net Carbs

You can’t go wrong with pistachios, and this salt and pepper variety adds the extra kick of flavor you didn’t know you needed.

5. Edamame

edamame appetizer at the Cheesecake Factory

Serving: About 3/4 Cup | 90 Calories | 4g Fat | 6g Total Carbs | 4g Fiber | 2g Sugar | 10g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

Whether you’re looking for a yummy side dish or a snack, edamame makes a highly addictive yet delectable choice.

6. Hard-Boiled Eggs

hard-boiled eggs on a cutting board

Serving: 1 Egg | 78 Calories | 5g Fat | 0.6g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 6g Protein | 0.6g Net Carbs

Who said hard-boiled eggs are only for breakfast?! These make the ultimate snack for any time of the day and are a fantastic source of protein!

7. Hilo Tortilla Chips

close up of blue bowl full of chips

Serving: 1 oz. bag of chips | 150 Calories | 10g Fat | 5g Total Carbs | 2g Fiber | 1g Sugar | 9g Protein | 3g Net Carbs

Any low-carb tortilla chip is going to be an excellent choice of protein, but Hilo chips are by far the best! We’ve even used them to make pan-sheet nachos. 🤤

8. Greek Yogurt

tablespoon of greek yogurt

(Two Good Vanilla) Serving: 3/4 Cup | 90 Calories | 2g Fat | 4g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 2g Sugar | 13g Protein | 4g Net Carbs

Not only is greek yogurt tasty, but it’s also filled with tons of nutritious probiotics! You can add some chia seeds, granola, or fruit to kick it up! Also, check out our picks for the best keto yogurts to buy.

9. Canned Tuna

tuna in a bowl for Keto Tuna Melt

Serving: 113g | 90 Calories | 0.5g Fat | 0g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 20g Protein | 0g Net Carbs

Tuna is incredibly nutritious and a fantastic zero-carb, high-protein snack. We use canned tuna in our classic keto tuna melt recipe.

10. Deli Meat

sliced meats for charcuterie

Meats including salami, pepperoni, prosciutto, turkey, and ham are all great choices; as long as you avoid those meats with a high amount of added sugar or sodium, any one of those is a great choice. You can even make a charcuterie board!

11. Peanut Butter

peanut butter on hero bread

Serving: 2 Tbsp | 180 Calories | 16g Fat | 5g Total Carbs | 3g Fiber | 2g Sugar | 8g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

You can enjoy peanut butter in tons of different ways. Various types of nut butter in general are a great protein-filled treat. We’ve even made our own peanut butter and almond butter from scratch! And the bread shown above is totally keto-friendly too (thanks to ALDI!).

12. Almonds

blue diamond almonds

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

Almonds are a classic high protein, low carb snack. We also love these chocolate-dipped almonds from ChocZero, too!

13. Pumpkin Seeds

bowl soaking pumpkin seeds

Serving Size (Salted): 1/4 Cup | 170 Calories | 15g Fat | 3g Total Carbs | 2g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 8g Protein | 1g Net Carb

Pumpkin seeds are something you can enjoy year-round! We also love this recipe for Roasted Everything but the Bagel Seasoning Pumpkin Seeds!

14. Think Keto Protein Bars

Think! peanut butter keto protein bars

Serving Size: 1 Bar | 180 Calories | 14g Fat | 14g Total Carb | 3g Fiber | 7g Sugar Alcohols | 10g Protein | 4g Net Carbs

We love Think Protein Bars because there is no aftertaste while having an amazing consistency! If you love peanut butter, you have to try this. Be sure to check out our top 5 keto protein bars!

15. Egg Bites

Grab and Go Baked Egg Ham and Cheese Cups keto breakfast recipe

The best part about egg bites being high protein and low carb is that you can add anything you want!

Check out these must-try egg bite recipes:

16. Whisps Cheddar Cheese Crisps

Whisps cheese crisps holding asiago pepper jack

Serving Size: 28g | 170 Calories | 14g Fat | 1g Total Carb | 0g Fiber | 10g Protein | 1g Net Carb

Here at Hip2Keto, we absolutely love these cheese crisps. They come in various flavors, including parmesan, asiago pepper jack, cheddar, hot & spicy, and tangy ranch. The best part, these crisps are made of solely one ingredient: cheese!

17. Deviled Eggs with Bacon

hand holding keto deviled egg

Serving Size: 3 Deviled Eggs | 224 Calories | 17g Fat | 1g Total Carb | 0g Fiber | 13g Protein | 1g Net Carb

Deviled eggs are as easy to make as they are delicious! If you’re a picky eater but need a high-protein snack, you have to try our recipe.

18. Fairlife Shakes

fairlife protein shakes

Serving Size (Chocolate) : 1 Bottle | 150 Calories | 2.5g Fat | 4g Total Carb | 1g Fiber | 2g Sugar | 30g Protein | 3g Net Carb

Protein shakes, regardless of the brand, are always going to be a solid high protein, low carb choice. My Hip sidekick loves Fairlife Shakes, and she uses them as a base to make keto ice cream in her Ninja Creami!

19. Keto Pizza Roll-Ups

dipping keto pizza roll up into marinara

Serving Size: 1 Roll Up | 75 Calories | 6.4g Fat | 0.6g Total Carb | 0g Fiber | 4.9g Protein | 0.6g Net Carb

If you’re missing pizza, these roll-ups will satiate all your cravings and are super simple to make! Try dipping them into some keto-friendly marinara sauce, too. 🤤

20. Quest Cookies

quest cookie

Serving Size: 1 Cookie | 240 Calories | 15g Fat | 21g Total Carb | 11g Fiber | <1g Sugar | 5g Erythritol | 15g Protein | 5g Net Carb

Although the total carb amount is high, we’re including Quest Cookies as they contain a lot of fiber and some sugar alcohol that reduces the net carb count to just 5 grams. And because who can resist cookies?!

Check out the best sugar-free sweeteners for keto baking!

About the writer:

Kaitlyn has a Bachelor's Degree from St. John's University with 2 years of writing experience for LinkedIn, Celeb Magazine, and other various publications.

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