Amazon Prime is the best thing to happen to keto dieters since cloud bread.
Because Keto Snacks Are Better Delivered Right to Your Door
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Anyone observing the keto diet knows that there are secret keto foods at all your go-to places (we're talking Trader Joe's and even some fast-food chains like Starbucks and Chipotle), that allow you to score high-fat and low-carb foods on the go.
Amazon is another great place to score the best keto-friendly finds—especially since you can use your Prime account to ship delicious snacks to your doorstep, stat. The only downside: Amazon offers so many different snacks that it can be kind of intimidating to determine which products are truly healthy and won't throw you out of ketosis.
Thankfully, selecting the best Amazon keto snacks doesn't need to be challenging. Here, registered dietitians selected the best keto-safe snacks that deliver necessary fiber and skip out on unnecessary sugars. (Pssst... if you're a Prime member, use your discount to pick up these keto foods at Whole Foods too.)
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Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Hulled Sunflower Seeds
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"Sunflower seeds are a great snack option whether you follow a keto diet or not," says registered dietitian Katey Davidson, M.S., R.D. Although all sunflower seeds are an excellent source of healthy unsaturated fats, protein, and vitamin E, many companies use flavorings to season their products which can be high in both salt and sugar, says Davidson. She recommends Terrasoul Superfoods because they aren't flavored or salted. And with only 6 grams of carbs and 1 gram of sugar (per one 1/4 cup), you won't have to worry about these seeds throwing you out of your hard-earned ketosis. However, Davidson says you'll want to aim to eat just a handful of seeds, which is considered a serving. (Related: This keto smoothie recipe is delicious even without a ton of fruit.)
Nutrition Stats: 181 calories, 16g fat, 6g carbs, 6g protein per 1/4 cup
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People's Choice Old Fashioned Beef Jerky
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Not only is this jerky zero-carb, sugar-free, and full of protein, but Davidson says it's the perfect keto post-workout recovery snack, especially since protein is crucial in building and repairing muscles after exercise. (P.S. This is what you need to know about exercising on the keto diet.) And since jerky is harder to eat and chew, it allows time for your stomach to tell your brain you're full, keeping those pesky carb cravings at bay, she says.
Nutrition Stats: 90 calories, 2.5g fat, 0g carbs, 16g protein per 1 ounce (28g)
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Doctor in the Kitchen Flackers
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Although there are many seed-based crackers available on Amazon, Davidson says these flaxseed crackers are a winning keto pick, because they're relatively low in carbs and provide a decent amount of fiber. They're also high in omega-3, a fatty acid that's beneficial for a healthy brain, skin, and heart. Davidson recommends adding some flavor and creaminess by spreading some Laughing Cow Cheese on top.
Nutrition Stats: 100 calories, 7g fat, 8g carbs, 5g protein per six flackers
SunButter Natural, No Sugar Added Sunflower Butter
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"Healthy in fat, moderate in protein, and low in carbs, SunButter makes for a tasty addition to a keto diet," explains registered dietitian Toby Amidor, M.S., R.D. (Especially since you can't have peanut butter on the keto diet.) The sunflower seeds used in SunButter are also locally grown, roasted, and processed in a dedicated peanut-free and tree nut-free facility, she adds, meaning it's fair game if you have nut allergies.
Grab a spoon, and you have an instant snack. (Or spread on this low-carb keto bread.)
Nutrition Stats: 210 calories, 18g fat, 5g carbs, 7g protein per 2 tablespoons
General Nature Low-Carb Granola Cereal
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Yes, really: Keto-friendly granola exists. This oatmeal-, nut-, and seed-based granola has only 4 grams of net carbs and 2 grams of fiber per 1/4-cup serving. But it still tastes sweet, thanks to stevia, which contains no calories and no carbohydrates, and is zero on the glycemic index, says Jenn Fillenworth, M.S, R.D.
The oatmeal is also high in fiber, an important nutrient many keto dieters may be lacking, considering they eliminate grains, most fruits, and some vegetables due to the high carbohydrate content, says Fillenworth.
"Since many of these foods are the primary source of fiber in our diets, many people that start the keto diet will notice constipation as a side effect of eliminating those carbohydrate-rich foods," Fillenworth says. "Fiber is crucial to maintaining consistent bowel movements, helps to keep our GI system healthy, and creates a feeling of fullness when eating." Women should aim for 25 grams of fiber per day to keep things ~regular~.
Nutrition Stats: 120 calories, 10g fat, 6g carbs, 3g protein per 1/4 cup serving
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Sejoyia Chocolate Chip Coco-Roons
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These cookies will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping you in ketosis, says Fillenworth. They're made primarily with coconut and cashews, which are rich in good fats. Although they contain some coconut sugar, these cookies get most of their keto-safe chocolate flavor from unsweetened chocolate. However, Fillenworth notes that a serving of two cookies contains 8 grams of net carbs, which can be too high for some keto dieters. She recommends sticking with one cookie if you want to successfully work it into your diet. (Also try these homemade keto fat bombs for a sweet treat.)
Nutrition Stats: 130 calories, 10g fat, 10g carbs, 2g protein per two cookies
Señor Avocado Freeze-Dried Bites
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If you're looking for a keto-friendly alternative to freeze-dried fruit, registered dietitian Diana Sugiuchi, R.D.N., L.D.N., says these crunchy freeze-dried avocado bites are a perfect snack. You'll get all the same crunchy texture, minus the carbs. (Here are other healthy foods you can't have on the keto diet.)
These avocado bites (made only from freeze-dried avocado pieces and sea salt) are high in fat and have 7 grams of carbs per serving, making it a perfect portable keto-friendly snack. And if its low-carb appeal isn't enough, avocados are also full of fiber and potassium, she says, two nutrients that can be difficult to get enough of on the keto diet. "I recommend eating an avocado per day to most people on the keto diet, and these dried bites are a good way to help reach that goal," she says. Best part? They won't go brown like the avocado sitting on your kitchen counter.
Nutrition Stats: 140 calories, 12g fat, 7g carbs, 1g protein per package
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Jayone Seaweed, Roasted and Lightly Salted
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While healthy fats are a keto mainstay, they're not the only thing you need: "It's important to make sure you're getting plenty of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients when observing the keto diet," Sugiuchi explains. Seaweed snacks, she says, are a salty and crunchy way to score some extra nutrients and can satisfy any crunchy/salty/carby cravings.
Nutrition Stats: 30 calories, 2g fat, 1g carbs, 1g protein per pack
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BRAMI Lupini Beans Snack
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Fillenworth suggests Brami beans as a great snack for keto dieters, especially since most legumes tend to be too high in carbohydrates. With only 60 calories, 2 grams of fiber, and a whopping 7 grams of protein per 25 beans, these Brami beans are an excellent way to boost protein intake (especially if you need a break from meat). (Related: Is a Vegetarian Keto Diet Healthy?)
Nutrition Stats: 60 calories, 1g fat, 7g carbs, 7g protein for 25 beans
IQ BAR Brain Food Bar
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"Not only do I love IQ BAR's all-natural taste and smooth-yet-crunchy texture, but also its ingredient list," says registered dietitian Kathleen Wright, R.D. IQ Bars are loaded with healthy fats, fiber, and protein from plant-based foods like nuts, seeds, and fruit, she says. This low net carb, high-fat treat promotes sustained energy throughout the day and makes a perfect keto-friendly choice for snackers on the go. (But read this first: Is It Healthy to Eat a Protein Bar Every Day?)
Nutrition Stats: 180 calories, 15g fat, 19g carbs, 6g protein per one matcha chai hazelnut bar
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Pili Hunters Nut Variety Pack
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"Since fat is the most desirable macronutrient in the keto diet, these pili nuts are a great keto snack," says Fillenworth. In fact, they contain more fat than any other nut, she says. They're not a bad source of protein, either. Pili nuts contain all essential amino acids, which make them a complete protein, unlike most other nuts, she adds.
Nutrition Stats: 360 calories, 15g fat, 2g carbs, 5g protein per 1/3 cup of Rosemary & Olive Oil flavored nuts
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