Even when we’re trying and sometimes—against all odds—succeeding to keep breakfast, lunch, and dinner healthy, snacks provide little bursts of food fun throughout the day. Mini indulgences to look forward to and keep serotonin flowing without giving away the farm. We love snacks. We need snacks. In fact, do you have any snacks on you now and could I maybe have some?
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With so many popular forms of a low-carb diet (keto, paleo, Atkins, etc.), food brands have been working hard to deliver those fun food indulgences with fewer carbs than the classic bag of potato chips, crackers or cookies. With so many new keto snacks out there—some good and some decidedly not so—and with more coming to market every week, we tested a slew of new low-carb snacks.
Here are our favorites.
We’ve written about these full-flavored wisps of rotisserie chicken skin goodness before, and that’s because they are damn delicious. Be warned, these aren’t a low-calorie snack by any stretch but if you’re trying to trim carbs and keep all of the flavor, Flock is it. Read our full review here.Buy Now
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Our Editor at Large, Joey Skladany, swears by these short lil’ sausages from Dukes for a bold blast of protein in a pinch. A perfect pre-workout snack, available in original flavor, Hatch green chili, andouille, and hot & spicy.Buy Now
Sweetened with stevia, these candy peach rings are a perfect low-glycemic movie theater candy to replace your Sour Patch Watermelons or Gummy Bears. Just five net grams per serving and no corn syrup.Buy Now
Cookies are one of the tougher low-carb snacks to pull off. Part of me wants to say, if you’re going to have a cookie, just have a cookie but if it’s really a keto version you covet, my vote goes to HighKey’s keto chocolate chip cookies. I would compare them to Famous Amos with a more buttery flavor and not quite as much crunch. But with just one gram of net carbs, they still taste better than Chips Ahoy.Buy Now
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Light as a feather, Quevos are chips made from egg whites and contain just three net carbs for every 1.1-ounce bag. Sour Cream and Onion is the best flavor we’ve tried, but the airy snacks come in plain, BBQ, Quevos Rancheros, and cheddar, too.Buy Now
This keto-friendly cereal brings us right back to the cartoon-filled Sunday mornings of yore, with fun flavors like Fruity (think Froot Loops), Cocoa, Blueberry, and Frosted. With 12 grams of protein and just three grams of net carbs per serving, Magic Spoon makes for an easy breakfast or guiltless late-night sweet snack. Read my full review of Magic Spoon here.Buy Now
I’ve often wondered what it would be like to straight-up bite into a block of parmesan. It probably wouldn’t work out as well as I hope, but the next best thing may be these keto-friendly Moon Cheese bites. The garlic parmesan flavor reigns supreme (in my opinion) and at just two net carbs per bag they definitely won’t bust up your keto-mentum.Buy Now
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Is a drink a snack? We may never know, but Bai’s line of low-cal, low-carb fruity drinks has been growing by the year. There are a few flavors, sweetened with Bai’s on-the-money blend of stevia and erythritol, that I’ve come to love—but the teas, and especially the new(ish) Nariño Peach Tea tops my list. Perfect for those thirsty “mornings after” or when I just can’t down another can of seltzer. Buy Now
Header image courtesy of Flock Chips.