Over the past several years, eating a diet high in fat but low in carbohydrates has taken the world by storm. In fact, it has its own weight-loss plan named after it: the keto diet. The idea behind the keto diet is slashing your carbohydrate intake and instead filling up on more fats, causing your body to burn fat rather than carbs — and therefore losing weight.
Whether or not one is on the keto diet, high-fat, low-carb snacks are great choices to satisfy those cravings. It’s a great way to feel full without ingesting a lot of heavy carbs, excess sugars and processed ingredients. Here are some great options:
Hummus is a great choice as a high-fat low-carb snacking option. It’s a spread or dip made out of chickpeas, as well as a few other ingredients like garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. It’s full of good fat, but low in carbohydrates. Plus, it’s great for dipping with your favorite low-carb vegetables, like peppers, carrots or celery.
Select a full-fat cheese that doesn’t have a lot of added components, and you’ll have a great high-fat, low-carb snack choice on your hands. Even string cheese works in many cases, provided you find a low-carb option. The advantage of cheese is that it’s easily portable, small and minimally messy — perfect for a snack at the office or while on the go.
Kale or Seaweed Chips
Kale and seaweed chips aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but they’re a great alternative to regular potato chips. These items come in a variety of flavors, so do some exploring to find a choice that suits your preference.
Certain nuts are relatively high in carbohydrates (peanuts, cashews and pistachios, for instance) and should be avoided if you’re looking for a high-fat, low-carb snack choice. Other types of nuts, however, such as almonds, macadamia nuts and pecans, are great options. They’re also easily portable and make a great vending-machine snack.
Look for protein bars that boast a low carbohydrate content but have higher levels of fats. Make sure they don’t have added sugars or other fillers, and you’ll have a vending machine-friendly snack that can be taken just about anywhere.
High-fat, low-carb snacks are healthy choices for just about anyone, not just those adhering to the keto diet. Many of those same choices make the perfect addition to a vending machine — that’s a match that just can’t be beat.