The ketogenic diet has taken the health world by storm. From the famous — newscasters like Katie Couric, actresses like Halle Berry, and athletes like LeBron James — to your next door neighbor, your parent, or your sibling, everyone seems to be talking about this popular way of life.
The ketogenic diet is all about managing your macronutrients — carbohydrates, fat, and protein. Specifically, the ketogenic diet — called keto diet — “relies on three specific dietary elements: extremely low-carb intake, very high-healthy fat intake, and, depending on the type of keto diet, a certain intake of protein.” When you reduce your intake of glucose-loaded carbohydrates, which is your body’s primary energy source, your body turns to fat for energy instead. When the body switches to burning fat over glucose, releasing ketones in the process, this is called ketosis.
While the keto diet is known to help burn adipose fat tissue, it has also “been shown to lower blood sugar and insulin levels leading to a healthy insulin sensitive state.” Plus, there are many different ways to practice the keto diet including the standard keto diet — 75 percent fat, 20 percent protein, and 5 percent carbs — the cyclical ketogenic diet — a periodic carb consumption mixed with periods of strict keto dieting — targeted ketogenic diet — allows for carb consumption during high-intensity workout — and the high protein ketogenic diet — 60 percent fat, 35 percent protein, and 5 percent carbs.
Yet, no matter how you personally keto, getting the right amount of fat, protein, and carbs while also practicing a vegan or plant-based diet can be somewhat difficult. Integrating vegan-friendly high fat, moderate protein, and low carb snacks is a great way to focus your energy on those larger raw-ingredient meals! Here are a few vegan keto snacks available on Amazon to try out!
This ChocZero’s Keto Bark, Dark Chocolate Almonds with Sea Salt is the perfect way to get healthy fat and protein while avoiding carbs and slaking that sugar craving. These snacks have been sweetened exclusively with monk fruit — a low carb, all natural sweetener — and is free of sugar, alcohol, and artificial sweeteners. ChocZero created this chocolate treat with 100 percent stone-ground premium cocoa beans and with only 2 grams of net carbs per serving. Plus, this all-natural vegan and keto-friendly snack are non-GMO, soy-free, and gluten-free. A 2-bag order costs $14.99.
Laura Fernandez says “Take my money! Seriously …this stuff should be illegal! Packaged well, keto-friendly bark, this stuff packs a flavor punch! Large rectangle squares so you know exactly nutrition information per piece. Tastes amazing, dark chocolate (not too bitter) with small pieces of almonds. Would make a nice gift too! Buying again soon!!!”
Go Raw is a well-trusted company offering raw, sprouted, and organic snacks! This Go Raw Sprouted & Organic Pumpkin Seeds pack offers a vegan-friendly alternative that also meets keto diet standards with 9 grams of protein, 14 grams of fat, and only 3 grams of carbs per serving. Pumpkin seeds are also a great source for antioxidants, magnesium, zinc, and copper. This go-to snack is not only minimally processed, but also organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and kosher! A 1-pound bag costs $11.45.
TJB says “These sprouted seeds are dried rather than roasted and have a touch of sea salt rather than a ton like in salted nuts. The Bag says “proudly made in the USA by Freeland Foods” but I bet the original seeds are imports because so many reviewers are finding everything comes from China. These Go Raw sprouted seeds are tasty, crisper than raw seeds, with just the right mild touch of salt.”
When you think of keto-friendly snacks, your mind probably doesn’t go to olives. With that said, these Mario Camacho Pitted Snack Olives are a delightful and filling vegan and keto-friendly snack. This all-natural snack is incredibly low in carbs with zero cholesterol, yet a 1-ounce pack offers up 2.5 grams of monounsaturated and 0.5 grams of saturated fat. Mario Camacho sells these Spain-derived olives pre-pitted with no brine. A 12 pack of 1.05-ounce packs cost $13.90.
James T. says “Love these Olives by Mario Camacho! Great flavor, easy to throw in the lunch bag or just snack on them throughout the day. These green olives go great with Martinis too! Definitely will subscribe to keep them in the house as everyone in our household devours them. I haven’t tried all the flavors but the quality of these olives are top notch. I also love that they are not drowning in oil or heavily flavored, they are lightly seasoned and packed in light oil which also is nice not to spill oil everywhere when opening the pack. I put these on my salad or have as a snack by themselves. If you haven’t tried these yet, you’re missing out!”
This Montezuma’s Absolute Black Dark Chocolate 100 percent Cocoa Solid is the perfect not-so-sweet, decadent treat to have on hand when you get those sugar cravings! This keto-friendly chocolate bar uses 100 percent cocoa solids with a final product offering 14 grams of fat, 3 grams of protein, and 6 grams of carbohydrates, 4 of which are sourced from dietary fiber! This vegan-friendly snack is free of gluten, soya, artificial coloring, and preservatives.A 3.5-ounce bar costs $6.77.
Teresa Blommers says “My Favorite Chocolate EVER!!!!!! But at $10 a bar plus shipping, it’s a more than a little insane!! Surely SOMEONE in the US could distribute this incredible AWESOME Chocolate here in the US a little more reasonable priced??! You eat less, and let it melt in your mouth one glorious little square at a time!”
Source: ELAN Vegan Nut Granola Paleo Mix
This ELAN Vegan Nut Granola Paleo Mix can be eaten raw out of the bag, sprinkled on your favorite vegan coconut yogurt, or mixed with plant-based milk. Along with a vegan-friendly make, this granola is keto-friendly offering 5 grams of protein, 15 grams of fat, 4 grams of net carbs, and only 2 grams of sugar. This mix includes nutrient-dense cashews, macadamia nuts, and brazil nuts, which make a great oatmeal replacement that focuses on providing energy, reducing hunger, maintaining a healthy weight, and soothing digestion. This vegan-friendly product is gluten-free, grain-free, non-GMO, soy-free, dairy-free, and salt-free. A 1.33-pound bag costs $22.77.
Bonnie Stowe says “This is one of the best and healthiest snacks on the market today. We travel a lot, and it’s not always easy being a vegan and gluten-, caffeine-, and sugar-free. Most snacks have chocolate and/or sugar. I searched far and wide before finding this ideal product to have in my backpack when I travel. No more starving when airlines serve less than desirable meals or needing something in between meals!”
Keto To Go is one of those wonderful companies that make our food choices easier and healthier! These Keto To Go Peanut Butter Keto Bar Fat Bombs are 100 percent keto compliant with a whopping 50.88 grams of fat, 13.23 grams of protein, 12.29 grams of carbs, and 2.93 grams of sugar. This product is not only keto-friendly, but it is also suitable for vegans, organic, raw, and gluten-free. Keto To Go promises zero added sugar, alcohols, chemicals, gums, thickeners, or preservatives. A 5-pack costs $29.91.
Chocolate is one of the few dessert treats that are allowed on a ketogenic diet and here’s a truly decadent option. This Synchro Ketomanna Ketogenic Chocolate is rich liquid chocolate when warmed and a thick, creamy bar when chilled. Synchro Ketomanna is ketogenic-friendly with 20 grams of healthy fat, such as MCTs, 2 grams of net carbs, 3 grams of protein and only one gram of sugar. This bar is 100 percent plant-based, vegan-friendly offering the cleanest nutrition possible. A box of 20 packets costs $46.97.
Abraham S. says “Completely obsessed!! Since trying it for the first time, it has become part of my daily routine. I was already a fan of the original manna, but I have to say somehow this sugar-free Ketomanna is even more delicious. Being a lover of experience design possibly one of my favorite things about Ketomanna is its functionality. It’s so practical and easy to eat as you go, maybe even too easy! I end up sometimes having 3-4 a day. It helps curb my hunger and give me a burst of energy. Seriously couldn’t recommend it more. I am currently on a 5-week trip and bought 2 cases to take with me. I would seriously love to see Synchro develop other types of uber-nutritious on-the-go packets like these. Serious mind blown.”
These Dang Toasted Coconut Chips offer a light, crispy keto-friendly treat! These chips are not only keto-friendly but are also vegan-friendly, non-GMO, gluten-free, and dairy-free containing only two simple ingredients — coconut and sea salt. These lightly toasted and salted coconut chips are also free of preservatives and added sugar. Plus, they are an excellent source of fiber! A 2 pack of 3.17-ounce chips cost $9.17.
Peggy says “I love these coconut chips!! My daughter turned me on to them. They don’t taste salty but lightly sweet. They work great for when craving sweets and also good fat intake. I’ve let others try them and all agree with me. I just wish I could find them on the shelves in store. They only carry the flavored ones which are yummy too.”
Source: P N B Performance Nut Butter
This P N B Performance Nut Butter is a delicious and satisfying snack crafted to boost energy, reduce hunger cravings, and soothe that salt tooth without the crash of most energy foods. P N B Performance is proud to offer a product that is 100 percent real, 100 percent natural with zero sweeteners, chemicals, or stimulants. On top of that, this product is kosher, gluten-free, dairy-free, keto-friendly, and vegan-friendly. This performance nut butter empowers the brain and provides focus, clarity, and stable moods through macadamia nuts, cashew nuts, and coconut. A 10-pack box costs $26.59.
Customer Service says “I loved this product! I’m on the ketogenic diet and I’ve been looking for a keto-friendly snack that not only is high in fat, low in carbs and will satisfy my sweet tooth. For those that are on the keto diet, probably one of the hardest things is not being able to enjoy those sweet sweet desserts, especially if you have a sweet tooth like me. You can only eat so much butter laced protein and veggies before you need something sweet! This is the perfect snack to satisfy that craving! I like to squeeze the butter on some apples (with the skin on, of course) and boom, that’s my dessert! Hope they come out with more flavors because I can’t wait to try them!!!”
This Pili Hunters Original Wild Sprouted Pili Nuts with Himalayan Salt and Coconut Oil is the perfectly plain and simple keto-friendly snack. Along with high levels of healthy fat and a profile of complete protein, this snack is a great source of magnesium, vitamin B1, copper, zinc, phosphorous, and manganese. Along with being keto-friendly, this snack is also vegan-friendly and can be consumed on a paleo diet as well. A 5-ounce bag costs $16.62.
Amazon Customer says “Don’t let the price stop you from buying this brand of Pili Nuts, it’s totally worth it! I tried a different brand for less sold on Amazon and ended up wasting money because they tasted terrible and actually gave me a stomach ache. To Jason the founder, thank you for making these available in the U.S.!!”
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