Keep in mind any snacks or recipes and meal ideas I post are Keto tested by me first. There are a lot of misleading labels out there and products that claim to be "Keto friendly' but they are not! Clever marketing tactics can kick you right out of ketosis! Some of my tried and tested favorites are listed below. I typically will have 2 snacks per day. One late afternoon and one at bedtime.
My Bedtime Snack!! They are so delicious. I warm them them up for like 10 seconds in microwave. As of right now you can only buy them online. Click here to purchase
Serving Size 2 cookies
Net Carbs: 3 grams
Sugar: 1 gram
Sugar Free Jello with Whipped Cream
I empty 2 of those snack cup sized Sugar Free Jellos (10 calories each) into a bowl and top it with Extra Creamy Whipped Dair topping (Whipped Cream) or Cool Whip. The Whole snack is only about 75 Calories and 2 Carbs! Not a lot of fat, but if you are craving something sweet this will do the trick. It works for me!
Let me start by saying that I did not introduce atkins bars into until about 3 weeks into my keto diet. I wanted to make sure that I was in a steady ketosis before introducing them. I had read a lot of reviews that for some people they kicked them out of ketosis. Im happy to report that I finally did try them and they did not kick me out of ketosis, in fact on a recent trip to Colombia, I relied on them heavily since it wasn't always easy to get my meals in while traveling and working in a foreign country. That being said, proceed with caution here, because some people may not tolerate them as well as others. The artificial sweetener used in them is called Malitol and I have read that it causes "bubble guts" for some, Luckily for me I had no adverse effects and was able to eat them and still remain in Ketosis. That being said, I do limit them to only maybe 2-3 bars a week since they do have abut 3 grams of sugar per bar and I really do watch my sugar intake. I have provided a link to some of my favorite flavors below. They really are delicious and taste just like regular Candy bars.
Dark Chocolate (90% Cocoa or Higher)
Dark Chocolate is a great way to "Fat Bomb" yourself if you are low on fat or if you just want a snack. Really watch the label though and limit your serving size. The best one of have found is Choc Zero. Its Completely Sugar Free and only 45 Calories per square. It has 4.5 grams of fat and only 1 net carb. I just got them, so I haven't had a chance to experiment, for now I just eat the plain chocolate squares, but I have some ideas for some yummy desserts I can make with them so bookmark this page and check back often, I will be posting more snack ideas.... I found them on Amazon (Amazon is my go-to for most keto friendly foods)
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
3 Squares of Choc Zero 92% Dark Chocolate (Available online only, link above)
1/2 Tbs Coconut Oil
5 small Strawberries Sliced
Microwave or Melt over stovetop, blend with spoon
Drizzle over sliced strawberries & ENJOY :)
Lily's Chocolate Bar
I finally found an Absolutely delicious Chocolate Candy Bar. I don't think I will ever eat a regular candy bar again! It is a large candy bar and Half of it equal 1 service. Only 150 Calories, 15 grams of fat, 4 net carbs and 1 gram of sugar! I really feel like I have died and gone to heaven. They aren't too cheap, but it is a large king sized bat at approx $5 a bar. Worth every penny. You know how it can feel when that sweet tooth kicks in!