Let us enjoy an easy keto snack. According to Harvard (scroll on to discover why), there are pros to snacking. That’s all I had to read to support these 2 easy keto snack ideas.
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Don’t worry if you’re short on time or if you just don’t want to take the time, and/or if you want to use up common items in the fridge. We have you covered with this easy keto snack.
Or snacks with an S as it’s the same protein offered two different ways resulting in two different flavor profiles. Fun, right?
Keto snacks should be low-carb (obviously) and simple equals easy, so this is your next easy keto snack, two ways.
This Recipe Is All About Your Next Favorite Easy Keto Snack
The Best Keto Snacks
Lurking around every corner is the option to make a bad food choice. Well, that’s the case for me living in downtown Philly. Not surprisingly, there are so many stores, restaurants, and food carts tempting me. However, with a little planning and a focus on my goals, I can easily beat the temptation with easy keto snacks.
What’s your motivation for snacking and how does it impact your goals? Does snacking make you feel a certain way? For example, are you simply hungry? Or maybe you’re experiencing a dip in energy? Perhaps you’re just really looking forward to enjoying your favorite treat?
Here’s an article from Harvard. The Science of Snacking. You may find it interesting if snacking is part of your routine. In other words, here is an article for everyone. Haha.
The Pros and Cons of (Keto) Snacking
This is the highlight reel from Harvard:
- Provides a boost of energy if several hours pass between meals and blood glucose levels drop.
- Helps curb your appetite to prevent overeating at the next meal.
- Provides extra nutrients when choosing certain snacks like fresh fruit or nuts.
- Unwanted weight gain if portions or frequency of snacking is too much, adding excess calories.
- Too much snacking can reduce hunger at meal times or cause one to skip a meal entirely, which increases the risk of losing out on important nutrients.
Easy Keto Snack Recipes
What do you need to satisfy a snack attack? Firstly, how do you feel about smoked salmon? Secondly, how do you feel about a snack that takes only 5 minutes to prepare? Especially one that could be along the lines of a clean keto snack (the cucumber version)? And, thirdly, one that doubles as a delicious appetizer when entertaining.
Let’s break down what you need. You’re going to love this shortlist. You won’t even need a pen to remember the items, it’s that easy. You probably have some of these items in your home right now. Smoked Salmon, Carb-Friendly Bread, Cucumber, Your Favorite Mustard, Cream Cheese, Onion, and Apple Cide Vinegar.
That’s only 7 things. I know, right? For this reason, I’m calling it now – this will become your new favorite.
Easy Keto Snacks Grocery Store Edition
I cannot pass by smoked salmon in the grocery store without thinking of this low-carb recipe. Moreover, the shelf life of this product is a dream. Therefore, you could be snack ready at almost any time. This means that you also shouldn’t pass it up when in the grocery store.
Besides this pepper version, you’ll find many options in your local store. Whatever speaks to you is what you should buy and that is what will work perfectly with these recipes.
Next, you’ll need your base. For option 1: cucumber. Option 2: low-carb bread. Reach for a juicy cucumber. Or, grab your favorite pre-packaged bread like Thin Slim Foods Olive and Garlic Rolls (net carbs 0!). Or, make your own keto baguette like this one from Carb Manager for only 1.5 net carbs.
If you go the cucumber route, cut slices big enough to handle. Because good snacking is finger food ready, right? If you go the bread route, you’ll do the same cut, and keep in mind that toasting it is ideal. Just a few minutes in the oven. You can rub garlic cloves over the toast to enhance flavors.
Easy Keto Snacks To Make
The bread version is my favorite. Let’s check it out again.
Here’s a bonus tip if you have the extra ‘carb room’ within your day. In the above picture, I’ve used apple cider vinegar to season the onions. Which is far fewer carbs in comparison with balsamic vinegar while still providing that vinegar note, a bright ‘bite’ if you will. Though, if a sweeter flavor is attractive to you, splurge on the balsamic vinegar. It’s divine!
Can you picture obsessing over this? The keto bread, the whole grain mustard, the salmon, the vinegar-soaked onion garnish. Put your fingers together in the air and wave them slightly near your lips. Chef’s kiss! This is my absolute favorite and my friends are obsessed as well.
Easy Keto Snacks With Cream Cheese
Is cream cheese your thing? Perfect! Then slather the sliced cucumber with your favorite brand of this soft and luscious spread (ahem, Philly of course). Followed by the salmon and onion garnish. Let’s review this option again:
How do you feel about capers? Another garnish option!
Which option will you try today? I must know! Email me with pictures of your snacks. Hello@CaseaKeto.com
Smoked Salmon, Two Ways
- 1 package Smoked Salmon Plain, pepper, sliced - whatever you'd like
- 1 Low-Carb Bread, Sliced & Toasted Baguette style is the best
- 1 large Cucumber, Sliced Thick
- Whole Grain Mustard, To Taste
- Cream Cheese, To Taste
- 1/4 cup Diced Onion
- 2-3 T Apple Cider Vinegar Substitute balsamic vinegar for a sweeter flavor profile (my favorite but watch those carbs)
- In a bowl, combine the vinegar and onions and set aside.
- Slice your bread crostini style and toast for 2-3 minutes OR slice thick rounds of cucumber.
- Open the package of salmon and assemble it one of two ways.
- Option 1: With the bread - Slather mustard on top of the bread followed by salmon and garnish with a bit of the marinated onions.
- Option 2: With the cucumber - Slather cream cheese on top of the cucumber followed by salmon and garnish with a bit of the marinated onions.
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