Keto Tip (75): Keto Snacks
Updated: Sep 9, 2022
These Keto boxes will be fun for you. It will give you things to try without buying a whole bunch. But always keep in mind, you don't need to be eating every two hours. You don't need to eat a snack just because it's in front of you. "Out of sight out of mind". You can still overeat good food.
Hey everybody! Welcome to the Keto Mom page. My name is Stephanie, and we're going to talk about keto snacks. I got a whole bunch of snacks in the mail, and I thought we could talk about them to have some options for snacks.
Why snack, or not snack?
How often do we snack?
How do snacks work for us or against us?
Are you a snacker, or do you stick to your meals?
What's your favorite keto snack?
I'm actually not a snacker unless it's a protein shake after my workout. You can actually still overeat good food. So I got this box in the mail, it's called the Keto box. You can go on to Instagram or you can just go look it up, I'm sure they always have sales. I want to show you something because it has a lot of snacks.
Can I snack? What can I snack on?
This Keto box comes in lots of different options. But here's one thing that came with it and it says 5 net carbs. Have you tried these "Legendary Pop Tarts?". I don't really like it, but I'm going to give you an example of how you can calculate the 5 net carbs.
If you look at it, my daughter said there are 24 carbs in this snack. First of all, I want you to very clearly understand keto snacks. What you could eat for a better option when you're snacking and why you might need a snack.
People tend to overeat good food, and oftentimes people just overeat.
So let's just say you walked into a friend's house, an office, or a party, and you see Keto snacks like this on the counter. These Keto snacks aren't bad, they're actually a better option. Companies are now aware that people are becoming more conscious of their carbs, and that's why they made snacks like these. It's incredible.
But you still have to be very aware. Just because it says something like a "FATT" ketogenic net bar, you still need to look at the ingredients at the back. Oftentimes people will say that they can't seem to lose any fat and don't know what to do...
What are you eating?
How often are you eating?
How often are you snacking?
What I usually uncover is that most people are overeating good food too. Whether it's prepackaged keto snacks or a whole avocado.
I'm going to give you some of my favorite options, which are not bad but these are better options. For example, this pop tart has 24 carbs. You can flip over the package and check on the nutritional value at the back. Take the total carbs, subtract the total fiber, which is 7 and you subtract the erythritol, which is 12. When you subtract those two things, you can then get a net carb.
I'm not going to tell you that this snack tastes great. I think a lot of this stuff tastes very "erythritol" and I would never eat them, but it's considered to have 5 net carbs. I would not eat these for breakfast but maybe for a snack because it's a better option.
It's a better option than the regular Pop-Tarts. If you love it and that's your jam, there you go. But I don't really like Pop-Tarts in general. Another example is these cookies. The girls just ate these cookies and they said it was great. They're called "Mmmly's" Simply Almonds. Here's a quick tip, "The tip is to flip". So flip it over and look at the total carbs. You can subtract fiber and sugar alcohol and it gives you a net carb.
That means it won't spike your insulin as much as a regular Pop-Tart might. Now, I love this Keto Krate/Box, it's even my favorite box so far. Only because it came with my favorite syrup. This isn't a snack, but you guys need to try this "Choc Zero Syrup".
I love a protein waffle, which is very simple and easy to make. It's just two eggs, put in one scoop of your favorite protein. Put a little dash of vanilla and use this syrup, it will be incredible.
But that was just a side note. Here are my favorite snack if I really need to snack. I'm usually going to snack on a cheese stick or macadamia nuts. I'm quite boring when it comes to food. I don't love to try new things. Years ago when we were still making a whole bunch of Keto recipes, I would try new things.
But I honestly stick to the things that I love. I can eat the same thing over and over again. I can eat the same lunch, breakfast, and dinner. If I need a snack, it'll be a cheese stick, Almonds, or Macadamia nuts. That's how simple I am.
But I realize some of you are not the same, and some want to have a whole bunch of options. So these Keto boxes will be fun for you. It will give you things to try without buying a whole bunch.
But I want you to honestly think about this question as you're going throughout your day, or when you find yourself going to a Keto box for snacks...
Am I hungry, or am I bored?