Best Healthy Snacks to Fight Off Midday Hunger (Keto-Friendly)

Written by Cristina Powell, PN1, ME-3, CMS

Best Healthy Snacks

If you’re following any diet, you may find yourself struggling with afternoon hunger, needing a quick pick me up. Should you just put your head down and push your way through? Probably not the best idea—if you want to stay focused and productive, that is.

So, here are our best healthy snacks for folks following a ketogenic diet. These super quick, super simple recipes are perfect to help you stay on track and fight off midday hunger. They can be made ahead of time and are great for on-the-go midafternoon munchies or anytime you need a pick-me-up.

Each of these recipes are not only keto tested, but they are great for low-carb lovers to boot. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the mood for sweet, or savory. We have something for everybody. So, enjoy our best healthy snacks.

Best Healthy Snacks to Fight Off Midday Hunger

Vanilla Cupcake Bombs

Vanilla Cupcake Fat Bombs

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Heat the coconut oil and protein powder in a saucepan on medium heat until it has a smooth, white consistency.
  2. Pour equal amounts into silicone molds to make ten fat bombs.
  3. Put the fat bombs in the freezer, and allow to set for at least 2 hours.
  4. These can be stored in a Ziploc® bag in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Chef Tip: Sprinkle the fat bombs with a little sea salt to amp up the flavor!
Chef Tip: If you don’t have a silicon mold, an ice cube tray will work great.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Yields 10 servings

  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 13.75 g
  • Carbs: .5 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g

Best Healthy Snacks

Lava Cake

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp erythritol
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine erythritol and cocoa powder, and whisk to remove any clumps.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg until fluffy.
  4. Add egg, heavy cream, vanilla extract, salt, and baking powder to the erythritol and cocoa mixture.
  5. Spray cooking oil into mug, and pour your batter in and bake for about 10 – 15 minutes.

Chef tip: Do not overcook the cake, or the lava will not flow!
Chef tip: You can also microwave your mug cake for one minute.

Nutrition Facts:
Servings: 1

  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 13.75 g
  • Carbs: .5 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Ingredients:

  • 16 fresh jalapeños
  • 16 strips bacon
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Slice the ends off each jalapeno, then slice each jalapeno in half length-wise.
  3. Remove seeds and membranes with a corer or knife. *Caution: use gloves to protect hands, and keep your hands far away from your face!
  4. Mix the cream cheese and cheddar cheese together in a bowl.
  5. Fill each jalapeño half with the cheese mixture.
  6. Wrap each jalapeño piece in each half of bacon.
  7. Place all bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  8. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.

Chef tip: The longer you bake the poppers, the less spicy hot they become.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Yields 16 peppers (32 halves)
Serving size: 4 peppers (8 halves)

  • Calories: 225
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Carbs: 10 g
  • Protein: 3 g

Mexican Chocolate Pudding

Mexican Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 2.5 Tbsp raw cocoa powder
  • 1/16 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp erythritol
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch Stevia
  • 1 pinch pink Himalayan sea salt (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cut and pit an avocado and blend the avocado flesh in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Add cocoa powder, coconut milk, and vanilla extract, and blend until smooth.
  3. Add in erythritol (or your favorite sweetener), cinnamon, a pinch of stevia, and ground cayenne pepper.
  4. Keep blending until smooth.

Chef tip: This is great served with a sprinkle of Himalayan sea salt on top!

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Yields 2 servings

  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Carbs: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 3 g

So, stop fighting off the midday hunger pangs and enjoy some of these best healthy snacks.

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