Looking for Keto-Friendly Snacks?
Looking for Keto-Friendly Snacks?
Let’s start with the basics. A ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate, high-fat diet. It involves drastically reducing your carb intake and replacing it with fat. This means of dieting aims to put people in a state of ketosis. By depriving the body of carbs, the body naturally exhausts glycogen reserves in the muscles and liver and there is a limited amount of glucose available. The body begins to convert fatty acids absorbed through foods in the liver into ketone bodies.
The ketogenic diet or commonly referred to as keto aims to contain 70% of calories from fat, around 30% from proteins, and a very small amount of carbs. Aiming for 50g of carbs a day.
Keto helps with weight loss as you are naturally reducing your calorie intake. Restricting carbs and eating more protein-dense foods results in weight loss. Keto can be great for people who don’t want to track their calories.
Going keto can seem very restrictive and tough to keep up with. It is great for those who love meat and fatty foods. However, at times, it can become quite boring and mundane. That’s why we’re popping by to show you our favourite Nutty Delights keto-friendly snacks. It’s important to spice things up every now and then.
Everything at Nutty Delights is keto-friendly and vegan. If you’re someone whos a keto vegan then we’ll be your best snacking friend.
Our bodies need fatty acids. The essential fatty acids are unsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. If you’re consuming enough fatty meats, it will ensure your body is getting enough saturated fats and focusing your keto snacking on foods like nuts and seeds that are brimming with unsaturated fats. By finding the right balance between the two you will ensure you’re getting enough healthy fats in your keto diet.
Including nuts and seeds in their raw form or in nut butters or flavoured variations are great ways of getting fibre into your diet, something a keto lifestyle lacks.
We’ve Got All your Snacking Needs Covered
At Nutty Delights, we have a stacked selection of nuts, dried fruits and seeds available. We have cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts, chia seeds, peanut butter, dried apricots to name a few. Let’s have a little look at some of our keto favourites!
First up - this needs no introduction, raw almonds. Even if you’re not keto, almonds in any form - smoked, salted, caramelized - should be a staple in anyone’s diet. Low in calories and carbs, they have huge levels of calcium and monosaturated fats, the heart-healthy ones! Almonds are a great choice for a ketogenic lifestyle.
Chia seeds the perfect source of dietary fibre for any keto! A handful of these a day can help keep your digestion ticking over nicely. They’re also super useful for making an overnight chia pudding - look it up, it will be your newest breakfast obsession not only does it taste great, but it’s also aesthetically pleasing, too. Get eating and snapping those chia puddings, tag us, we want to see them!
Perhaps you’re looking for a sweet keto-friendly snack, we got the perfect thing for you. Our honey pecans. We have roasted and glazed these bad boys in honey, making for a delectable treat. Pecans are a natural source of protein, fibre and fats so its always useful to keep a pot near you when you feel a bit peckish for a filling, nutritious snack.
These are just a few ideas from our catalogue that can add not just snacking variety to also help prevent food boredom. Although by its nature, keto can be quite restrictive it does not mean that a keto diet must be bland and tasteless. Aforementioned, all our products are keto-friendly so why not browse our range and find the perfect snacks for you!
January 19, 2021 | By: Nutty Admin