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7 keto-Friendly Snacks Designed To Keep You Full On A Low-Carb Diet

There are many factors individuals may decide to follow a low - or even reduced carb - diet. While it can be relatively easy to select low carb meals, it can be more challenging to understand what snacks fit the bill when fruit, yogurt, biscuits and snack bars are off the menu.

Therefore, if you are on a low carb diet, listed here are some of the best, nutrient rich snack choices that contain minimal to insignificant amounts of carbs.

1. Popcorn
While corn is obviously off the menu if you are focusing on low carb food, popped corn on the other hand is fairly low in carbs with just 4g per 2 cups of air popped popcorn. In addition, it has protein and fibre, and even if you are trying to keep your carbs below 20-30g daily, you could get away with a handful of popcorn every day to fend off the munchies.

2. Cottage cheese
One of the essential nutrients that takes a beating on many a low carb diet is calcium, as key options for calcium such as milk and yoghurt are often ditched in favour of coconut or almond milk. With simply 1g of carb per tablespoon plus lots of protein, you can easily enjoy a couple of tablespoons every day with chopped veggies or low carb breads for a low carb, nutrient hit.

3. Biltong (dried meat)
Widely used in South Africa, dried flavoured meat is a protein rich snack choice that clocks in with simply 3g of carbs per 50g serving together with a massive 29g of protein. Just be mindful that dried meat can be exceptionally rich in salt, with a serve containing almost your upper every day advisable intake of sodium, which can also result in fluid retention.

4. Berries
Berry is strictly avoided on a low carb diet, but if you think about the fact an entire cup of strawberries has simply 6g of carbs (and some of this will be dietary fibre), including some berries into your daily diet makes sense from a dietary perspective. Stay with ½ to 1 cup and your overall carb intake should stay low whilst giving your body an anti-oxidant and fibre boost.

5. Nuts
Nuts are a nutritionally rich snack for any of us. With minimal quantities of carbohydrates, you could easily contain a 30g serve of any kind of nuts once per day for a boost of good fat and protein for as little as 1g of carbs per serve. Bear in mind though that nuts are energy dense so simply 20-30 daily will help to keep your overall calorie intake controlled.

6. Boiled egg
With 5-8g of proteins per serve and minimal carbohydrates, a boiled egg is just one of the most nutrient dense foods you will find.

7. Veggie Chips
Vegetables such as cucumber, carrot and celery can be added into a low carb diet freely, but if you are searching for a little more flavour you could make your own kale or zucchini chips. Simply slice thinly, and bake with olive oil along with a little salt for a tasty, low carb, vegetable-based snack.