Keto (ketogenic) eaters stick to a diet of high healthy fat intake, adequate protein and uber low carbohydrate intake. The diet switches your body chemistry so you start burning ketones as fuel, rather than glycogen. This results in your body using fat as energy which means your body fat melts right off. While the keto lifestyle is most frequently applauded for its fat loss properties, it is also purported to have a lot of other health benefits.
According to Keto School, just a few of the benefits of a keto diet include:
- Focusing the brain (increased memory, cognition, clarity, and seizure control; less migraines)
- Fights some types of cancer
- Prevents heart disease (lower blood pressure, lower triglycerides, better cholesterol profiles)
- Battling a wide variety of neurologic and metabolic diseases
- Improving energy levels and sleep
Keto benefits align well with cannabinoid benefits. It is no wonder that many consumers who enjoy the health benefits of cannabis, also enjoy the benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle. Especially once you consider that the healthy fats that keto eaters enjoy, such as coconut oil and clarified butter, are big fans of THC, and used by the top edibles bakers and cannabis chefs around.
There has been many a keto eater that consumes a munchies-inducing strain and finds it difficult to fight the urge to consume a whole ton of carbs. Just one carb overload session and a keto eater can be kicked right out of ketosis!
We searched keto blogs across the internet to find some delicious goodies, perfect for keto eaters with a case of the munchies. Some of these are easy to grab at the store at the last minute, and some others may require a bit of prep. ALL are incredibly delicious and munchie craving satisfying. Any keto cannabis consumer will be grateful to have these snacks on hand when the munchies kick in.
5 Keto-Friendly Munchies
1. Macadamia Nuts
Macadamia nuts are a simple ready to eat, keto-friendly munchie which you can have in your pantry at all times, or run to the store to pick up in a pinch. Per serving, they pack about 20 grams of fat and about 2 grams of net carbs (ideal keto). Buy the ones seasoned with sea salt and you’ll satiate the craving for salty and crunchy when the munchies kick in.
#2 Veggie Sticks with Dip
Veggies with some low carb dip is quick, easy and delicious, as long as your celery sticks or cucumbers are cut and washed ahead of time, and your low-carb dip is prepared.
Try this spinach dip for a creamy flav-packed keto friendly munchie.
Try this smoked salmon dip for a smoky, salty, keto friendly munchie
Try this Pesto for a garlic and phytonutrient filled keto friendly munchie
#3 Marinated Mozzarella Balls
These can usually be found pre-made at your local grocery store in tubs. Mozzarella balls marinated in olive oil with some herbs and spices make for the perfect, ready-made keto friendly munchie with 14 grams of fat and just 1 gram of net carbohydrates. (NOTE: double check that the marinade is made with olive oil rather than canola oil or some other not so keto friendly oil!)
#4 Deviled Eggs
These babies take a bit of work ahead of time but you’ll be glad to have them when the munchies kick in! Mix the yolk with avocado for an extra healthy fat boost!
#5 Fat Bombs
Keto fat bombs are used by keto eaters to efficiently up their healthy fat intake. The keto world has come up with hundreds of fat bombs, any of which could be used as a keto friendly munchie just waiting in your fridge for when the munchies hit. Here are a few fat bombs that may be extra fit for the keto friendly munchie category (each with over 15 grams of fat and under 2.5 grams of net carbs).
Try these savory pizza fat bombs for savory keto friendly munchies
Try these chocolate pb fat bombs for sweet(ish) keto friendly munchies
Try these almond pistachio fat bombs for nutty keto friendly munchies
Have any keto friendly munchies at the top of your list, that we missed? Share them in the comments below!
(P.S. if anyone infuses a keto fat bomb with THC we’d love to hear about it! CBD fat bombs sound like a really good idea too.)