20 Low Carb, High Protein Snacks for Keto Eaters
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Check out these delicious low carb, high protein snacks to try!
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Serving: 1 oz. bag of chips | 150 Calories | 10g Fat | 5g Total Carbs | 2g Fiber | 1g Sugar | 9g Protein | 3g Net Carbs
8. 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
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
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
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!).
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
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!
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
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:
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!
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
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!
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
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?!
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