What Snacks Can You Eat on a Ketogenic Diet?
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low carbohydrate diet that allows us to enter ketosis, a state in which the body burns fat rather than carbohydrates. There are many benefits to a ketogenic diet, including weight loss support, clearer skin, and reduced risk of disease. In fact, ChipMonk’s founder Jose Hernandez was able to successfully manage his type-II diabetes with a ketogenic diet. If you are considering a keto diet as well, you might be disappointed to learn that there are quite a few foods you should avoid.
What Can’t You Eat On A Keto Diet?
Unfortunately, a lot of the most decadent and delicious foods are not compatible with keto and should be avoided. In general, if it is high carb, sugary, or starchy, it probably isn’t keto. Here is a list of foods to avoid on your ketogenic diet:
Sugary Foods to Avoid on Keto
- Traditional Cookies & Desserts
- Sweetened Yogurts
- Ice Cream
- Breakfast Cereals
- Most fruits (more on this later)
- Honey, maple syrup, agave and all the other hidden names for sugar
Starchy Foods to Avoid on Keto
Well that’s a bummer! A lot of my favorite foods are on that list, but I’ve got good news: You are starting your keto journey at just the right time, because there are now tons of substitutions, recipes, and packaged goods that are keto-friendly. So let’s find out what you can eat on a keto diet:
What Can You Eat on a Keto Diet?
In general, you are looking for foods that are high in protein and low in carbs and sugars. Here are some very basic staples that are very much keto-approved:
- Meat & Poultry
- Dairy & Cheese
- Vegetables (but watch our for starches like potatoes and corn)
- Nuts & Seeds
- Berries (particularly raspberries and strawberries)
- Dark Chocolate
- Olive oil
Alright, some of that stuff sounds pretty good, although it is a little basic. And with these ingredients you can make a shocking number of keto-friendly alternatives to your favorite recipes. Check out our Recipes for tons of keto dessert options and the occasional savory recipe too (what can we say, we like it sweet!) And if you’re really looking for a pick me up, check out our blog post on 7 surprisingly low carb foods that are 100% keto-diet approved
Of course, sometimes you just want an easy, pre-made keto-friendly snack. In that case, you have definitely come to the right place, because ChipMonk Baking is dedicated to making the very best tasting low carb and keto friendly cookies you’ll ever try.
ChipMonk's Favorite Keto-friendly Snacks
- ChipMonk Keto Cookies & Bites
- ChocZero Keto-Friendly Chocolate
- Magic Spoon Cereal
- Schoolyard Snacks
- Elite Donuts
- Appletons Veggie Bites
- Stryve Jerky
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