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Keto-Friendly Junk Food

Jason Hughes
Published by Jason Hughes
Fact checked by Markus Oliver, BHSc FACT CHECKED
Last updated: June 28, 2022

Are you looking for keto-friendly junk food options? Or maybe you're just curious about what kind of delicious snacks you can indulge in while on the keto diet. Either way, you're in luck! In this blog post, we will discuss some of our favorite keto junk food snacks.

We will also provide tips on how to make your favorite unhealthy snacks keto-friendly.

So, whether you're looking for a new snack to try or want to know how to make your old favorites keto-approved, this blog post is for you.

Cheese Straws

You don't have to sacrifice delicious flavors when you're eating keto junk food! These irresistible cheese straws combine gooey cheddar cheese with grated parmesan to create the ultimate snack for your keto diet.

It's low carb and you can easily pack these away to have during the day while you're at work or store them in a bowl and pick at them while you're home relaxing. You'll want to prep these the night before to let the dough cool down before using it to bake with.

Zucchini Crisps

Cravings for french fries just got satisfied with these zucchini crisps. Keto dieters rejoice- now you can have your favorite fried food without all the carbs that come along with it.

All you need is zucchini, olive oil, parmesan cheese, and salt to make these delicious chips. You could even add in some cayenne pepper for an extra kick but they'll do just fine on their own.

Atkins Brownies

Brownies are the perfect snack for keto diets because all you need to do is substitute some key ingredients and you can chow down on as many of these as you want.

Make these Atkins Brownies with some unsweetened baking chocolate and a sugar substitute and you're good to go. These brownies are so delicious that you'll want to make a double batch and freeze them for later.

Just be careful your kids aren't around because they could easily start stealing a couple without you looking and your healthy snack will disappear before your eyes.

Chicken Wings

When the big game is on, you can eat just like the rest of the party by trying out some keto chicken wings. These are baked, not fried so you won't have to worry about all the unhealthy oil that usually comes along with wings.

You can make them as spicy or as mild as you like by adjusting the amount of hot sauce you use. Serve these up with some celery and ranch dressing on the side to get the entire experience.

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Don't torture yourself by going without a delicious mouth-watering smoothie while everyone else is enjoying a frosty beverage. This keto-friendly junk food substitutes some of the ingredients to make it diet-friendly.

All you need is some unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar-free peanut butter, almond milk, and a few ice cubes. Blend it all up and enjoy your delicious chocolate peanut butter smoothie without feeling guilty.

You could even throw in some cinnamon into the mix to create a flavor that you won't be able to get enough of.

Almond Pretzels

There's no denying the crispy outer crust and soft middle of a well made pretzel and you can have as many as you want with an almond substitute.

These are easy to make and only require some almond flour, salt, baking soda, and water. You could even add in some seasonings of your choice to give them an extra flavor boost.

Enjoy these with a side of low-carb mustard for the full effect. You'll think you are walking right on the boardwalk with a delicious almond pretzel.

Kale Chips

If you have a dehydrator at home there is no better keto junk food than kale chips. All you need is some kale, olive oil, and salt to make these delicious chips.

You could even add in some Parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast for an extra flavor. Dehydrated kale is the perfect crunchy snack that satisfies your craving for something salty without all the carbs that come along with traditional chips.

Keto Donut Holes

You probably didn't know that someone on the keto diet can even have donuts. Just use almond flour and a sugar substitute and you get can the same great flavor and texture as a donut without all the carbs.

These little bites are perfect for a quick snack or a dessert after dinner. You can even make them ahead of time and store them in the freezer for when you're feeling a little naughty.

Make yourself a little low-carb sauce on the side for dipping and you'll be in keto junk food heaven.

Keto Chocolate Fudge

Fudge is unbelievably good because you can just snack on it all day long and never get tired of it. Lucky for you there's a keto friendly version that uses a sugar substitute and coconut butter that can really knock your socks off.

This fudge is so good that you'll want to make a double batch and keep it in the freezer for when you get a sweet tooth. It's the perfect little snack to have on hand when you need a quick pick-me-up.

Paleo Strawberry Ice Cream

There's no need to swear off ice cream when you're following a keto diet with a healthy version of strawberry ice cream. Just use some coconut cream and some fresh strawberries and you're good to go.

You could even add in some dark chocolate chips or a sugar-free syrup to really take it over the top. This rich and creamy ice cream will have you feeling like you're eating the real thing without all the guilt.

FAQs

What junk food can you eat on keto?

You can enjoy keto-friendly versions of your favorite junk foods, such as almond pretzels, kale chips, and frozen donut holes. You can also make fudge, ice cream, and a variety of other snacks that will satisfy your cravings with specific subsitututes for ingredients that aren't keto-friendly.

What keto junk food has the lowest carbs?

Kale chips are one keto-friendly junk food option that will not have any carbs when consuming.

Can I have popcorn on keto?

Yes, you can enjoy popcorn on a keto diet because it contains very little carbs per serving.


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