The Best Keto Snacks

The Keto Diet is an incredibly healing diet, but sometimes you may feel a bit limited on it. That’s why I’ve gathered up the best keto snacks for you. And if you have little ones and are still packing lunches you’ll find the best keto snacks for back-to-school.

The Best Keto Snacks

There are plenty of nut-free options below since so many schools now have this policy in place for those on a Nut-Free Diet. It’s also hard to find good keto snacks that are dairy-free, but I’ve given you options ranging from dark chocolate, to pork rinds, seaweed, and much more.

The Best Low-Carb Chocolate BarsDark Chocolate

There’s nothing like a square or two of dark chocolate to snack on and I love Theo 85% dark chocolate. If you are able to tolerate corn-based sugars, try a Lily’s Chocolate Bar.

Pork RindsPork Rinds

Ok, have you ever had pork rinds? They are seriously good and totally addicting. I buy Epic Pork Rinds. They’re a great keto snack straight up, and also fantastic for dipping in the pesto recipe in my latest book Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. I haven’t had a potato chip since 2001 when I gave up grains, corn, rice, and potatoes, and I didn’t think I’d end up finding something even better.

Seaweed Snacks

I began packing seaweed snacks in the boys lunches almost two decades ago. Before they were a thing. Back then I used to make my own. Now we’re addicted to Thrive Market Seaweed Snacks. They’re full of healthy iodine and a nice balance of fat, carbs, and protein.

Magic Spoon Keto CerealMagic Spoon Cereal

Everyone asks me, “Can I have cereal on the Keto Diet?” The answer is now yes. My friends Gabi and Greg have created an incredibly tasty keto cereal called Magic Spoon. It comes in four flavors, chocolate, frosted, fruity, and cinnamon. It’s nut-free so you can pack it your kiddo’s school lunch.

moon cheeseMoon Cheese

I first found moon cheese at the REI in Boulder years ago. The boys and I have been hooked ever since. What is moon cheese? It’s simply dehydrated cheese that’s crunchy and kinda like Cheetos, but without all the crap. It comes in a number of flavors including Cheddar, Gouda, and Pepperjack. Moon Cheese is my keto popcorn without the corn!macadamia nuts

Macadamia Nuts

The possibilities for macadamia nuts as a snack are endless. I like organic dry roasted macadamia nuts that are salted, but they’re incredibly expensive. Try a conventional brand like Royal Hawaiian or Mauna Loa. I use raw, unsalted macadamia nuts in my Keto Brownies recipe and that low-carb chocolate dessert is an all-time winner.

Goldfish CrackersKeto Goldfish Crackers

My Keto Goldfish Crackers recipe is another all-time fan favorite. With only 6 ingredients, they’re super easy to throw together. If you’re rushed for time, forget about the goldfish shape and roll them out into square crackers. They’ll taste every bit as good.

paleo spiced nutsKeto Spiced Nuts

My Keto Spiced Nuts are made with antioxidant-rich black pepper, chili powder, and cumin, plus olive oil and a touch of salt. These are the perfect cocktail snack, and also great for packing in your child’s healthy school lunch.

Keto Diet

The Keto Diet has been so helpful to me. I love low-carb living and am constantly searching for the best snacks as well as working to create healthy keto recipes for you like my Keto Bread, made with only 6 ingredients.

Healthy Keto Lunchbox Ideas

More keto snack ideas? Hard-boiled eggs, olives, and avocados all do the trick! If you have a child with epilepsy this list of the best keto snacks will help you get started on creating low-carb healthy lunches for your little one. You may also want to take a look at my post, Top 5 Alternative Treatments for Epilepsy.

Keto Bread Recipes

To get further ahead in the keto snack and low-carb lunch box department, check out my Keto Bread Recipes!

Great suggestions!


6 responses to “The Best Keto Snacks”

  1. Hello Elana,
    Good new ideas, thank you. I wanted to alert you to a Dr. Tom O’Bryan, from “Coast-to-Coast” program last night, Sat. 8/17/19, regarding autoimmune diseases. His website is “” and he has written books on the topic. He has many helpful suggestions for everyone living in this supercharged electronic atmosphere we all endure in this era. I know you have already done many things in your household to limit exposure, but there might be something new in his books and in this broadcast. You can probably podcast the show from last night.

    You are such a Renaissance Woman in the life you have lived. Such a pleasure to know you.
    God Bless you and keep you healthy. You have contributed much to so many people.

  2. Great suggestions! the Epic pork rinds are amazing , esp the salt and pepper flavor.
    I also really liked lorissa’s kitchen jalapeno sticks, which are meat jerky sticks like Slim Jims but I didn’t 100% check if they were keto, but they definitely are dairy free and gluten free. macadamia nuts , excellent!
    as is a nice little charcuterie platter plus some olives. best of luck snacklings!
    Keto snacks actually feel much more indulgent than regular processed ones we are used to and fill you up for longer.
    As a slightly ‘ higher’ carb option during paleo I opted to add some grapes to the charcuterie snack plates.

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