Deliciously Crunchy Keto Snacks to Make or Buy

Deliciously Crunchy Keto Snacks To Make Or Buy

Low-carb snacking can get repetitive if you don't know where to look. We've collected our favorite keto snack recipes across the web to help fit every mood. This particular list is all about the crunch, but stay tuned, because we'll also be collecting our favorite sweet and salty snack lists to share with you.

Each of these low-carb snack ideas has 6 net carbs per serving or fewer, perfect for low-carb diets and the ketogenic diet. Whether you're shopping for a packaged snack, looking for something fresh, or want to get creative in the kitchen, we have the crunchy keto snack for you

crunchy baked pork rind keto snack

Epic makes a number of delicious keto-friendly snacks, but their pork rinds scratch that crunchy itch to the max. Try their pink Himalayan salt for a simple yet satisfying snack.

Serving Size: 0.5oz
Fat: 2.5g
Carbs: 0
Protein: 11g

Nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free.

crispy parmesan and cheddar cheese snack

Cheesy snacks are all the rage on the keto diet—the perfect keto chips. Finding new and interesting ways to enjoy cheese might as well be an official pastime! Crispy is best, and Whisps’ new BBQ option will add a new flavor to your list of cheesy snacks.

Serving Size: 23 crisps
Fat: 14g
Carbs: 2g
Protein: 10g

Nut-free, gluten-free, vegetarian

crunchy cheese keto snack

Another creative take on a cheesy snack, Moon Cheese are the closest thing you'll get the cheeseballs without the GMO corn to boot. These little pops of cheese come in three flavors, gouda, cheddar, and pepper jack.

Serving Size: 1oz
Fat: 14g
Carbs: 2g
Net Carbs: 1g
Protein: 11g

Nut-free, gluten-free, vegetarian

crunchy tortilla style low carb protein chip loaded taco

Quest has been making diet food for a long time, but their mastery of a crunchy, tasty, high-protein chip is on the newer side. They offer alternatives to both potato chips and tortilla chips. With seven flavors to choose from (nacho cheese is our favorite!), you’ll enjoy these again and again, guilt-free.

Serving Size: 1 bag
Fat: 4.5g
Carbs: 5g
Net Carbs: 4g
Protein: 19g

Vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free

crunchy parmesan cheese crisps

This cheese thing just won’t quit! We love cheese in all its forms, but when you add crunch, it’s a whole new level of cheesy bliss. In fact, bring on the parmesan for some extra umami to boot.

Serving Size: 1.25oz
Fat: 7g
Carbs: 5g
Protein: 9g

Vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free

crunchy low carb pizza cheese crisps

Does the keto diet have you missing pizza? Well, the good news is that most pizza toppings are keto-friendly. That includes the tomato and cheese that make this high-fat snack out of this world.

Serving Size: 7 crisps
Fat: 14g
Carbs: 2g
Net Carbs: 1g
Protein: 10g

Vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free

cool ranch low carb organic kale chips

Are you one of the rare unicorns in the wild who happens to be both keto and vegan? If so, this is the snack for you. Not only are these delicious crunchy kale chips vegan, they’re also cool ranch flavor, which means you get all the flavor and none of the dairy.

Serving Size: 1oz
Fat: 7g
Carbs: 12g
Net Carbs: 6g
Protein: 6g

Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, organic, raw

Naturally Crunchy Keto Snacks

#1 Celery

healthy naturally crunchy keto snack celery

You might associate good ol' celery with old-fashioned dieting, but the truth is, celery is a fantastic snack. Eat it on its own for a low-calorie crunch or load on the fat with cream cheese or peanut butter.

Serving Size: 1 medium stalk
Fat: 0g
Carbs: 1g
Protein: 0g

vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, raw, dairy-free, nut-free.

#2 Radishes

healthy crunchy snack radishes

Another great old-school diet food, radishes are actually a delicious raw, healthy, crunchy substitute for chips. Dip a slice of radish into a keto-friendly dip and enjoy!

Serving Size: 1 cup, sliced
Fat: 0g
Carbs: 4g
Net Carbs: 2g
Protein: 1g

vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, raw, dairy-free, nut-free

#3 Nuts

delicious crunchy low carb snack natural nuts

Nuts like macadamia nuts, almonds, pecans, and walnuts make for a great grab-and-go natural keto snack. They also happen to pack a crunchy punch. Almonds, in particular, are also available in a pretty wide variety of flavors, including some sweet options sweetened with stevia and sugar alcohols to stay low-carb.

Each nut has its own nutritional info. Head over to Self Nutrition Data to enter your favorite nuts for detailed nutrition info.

vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, raw, dairy-free

#4 Cucumber

natural low carb snack cucumber

Another great addition to a crudités appetizer platter, cucumber makes for a naturally crunchy veggie snack. Toss some cucumbers in the mix with sliced bell peppers, celery, and even some raw cauliflower florets, add some keto-friendly cream cheese- or Greek yogurt-based dip, and you have a healthy snack.

Serving Size: 1/2 cup, sliced
Fat: 0g
Carbs: 2g
Protein: 0g

vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, raw, dairy-free, nut-free

#5 Jicama

low carb crunchy jicama

Jicama might be a root veggie, but it happens to make the cut for low-carb crunch. That's because, while it's higher in carbs than the other veggies on our list, it's also much higher in fiber than the others, coming in at 4.5 net carbs per cup.

Serving Size: 1 cup, sliced
Fat: 0g
Carbs: 10.5g
Net Carbs: 4.5g
Protein: 1g

#6 Dill Pickles

keto friendly crunchy pickles

Dill pickles might just be close to the top of the list for low-calorie keto snack. Not only are they crunchy, they're also salty, giving you a reboot on sodium that so many keto dieters need. Of course, while keto isn't so much focused on counting calories, calories do count if your goal is weight loss. Most keto recipes tend to focus on fat bombs and other high-fat options, but sometimes you just want a snack that doesn't add so much to your calorie intake. Pickles are your best friend. Just make sure you're choosing sugar-free dill pickles.

Serving Size: 1 large 4" pickle
Fat: 0g
Carbs: 3.5g
Net Carbs: 2g
Protein: 0.8g

vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, raw, dairy-free, nut-free

Crunchy Keto Snack Recipes

keto friendly goldfish substitute recipe

Brace Yourself for a grain-free, gluten-free, keto-friendly goldfish recipe by Ruled.Me. The ingredients are simple: sharp cheddar cheese, butter, coconut flour, salt, and a pinch of onion powder. You'll never crave the Pepperidge Farm snacks again.

Serving Size: 1 batch
Fat: 22.5g
Carbs: 2g
Protein: 7.6g

easy keto pizza chip recipe

Remember what we said up top about pizza toppings? Well what if you could take your favorite pizza toppings and bake them together without the crust? That's just what this recipe by Peace Love and Low Carb does. This one features pepperoni and cheese, but who's to say you couldn't add in some sliced mushrooms or peppers too? Give it whirl.

Serving Size: 4 chips
Fat: 7.8g
Carbs: 0.7g
Protein: 7.4g

homemade parmesan crisp recipe

If you're a cheese lover who doesn't want the packaged stuff, this recipe is for you. The simplest way to make your cheese crunchy is to bake it on parchment paper, which is just what this recipe by Low-Carb Yum does.

Serving Size: 10 chips
Fat: 10g
Carbs: 2g
Protein: 10g

low carb baked paleo zucchini chip recipe

Another simple recipe from Low-Carb Yum, these baked zucchini chips are only made of three ingredients: sliced zucchini, olive oil, and sea salt. Easy peasy.

Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
Fat: 3g
Carbs: 3g
Protein: 1g

crispy homemade almond flour cracker recipe

Low-Carb Maven has come up with an amazing snack cracker that holds up and isn't made of cheese. These crackers are both keto and paleo, and they're absolutely divine.

Serving Size: 10 crackers
Fat: 17g
Carbs: 6g
Net Carbs: 4g
Protein: 8g

crunchy avocado chip recipe

Did you ever think you'd get to enjoy the flavor of avocado with a crunch? This recipe by Delish gives you both. Featuring ripe avocado, parmesan, lemon juice, and spices, this keto recipe might surprise you.

Serving Size: 1 chip
Fat: 10g
Carbs: 4g
Net Carbs: 3g
Protein: 7g

keto friendly french fries with jicama recipe

We included raw jicama up in the no-fuss list, but if you're willing to make a little bit of fuss, you'll get some keto-friendly french fries out of the deal. Make some aioli or horseradish mustard for dipping, and you'll be in keto snack heaven.

Serving Size: 100g
Fat: 7g
Carbs: 8g
Net Carbs: 4g
Protein: 0g

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Toni Sicola
 
Toni is a wellness professional with a Master's in Integrative Health, is passionate about spreading health, happiness, and personal fulfillment to as many people as possible. She has a professional background in health and wellness, dietary supplements, and nutrition, and embarks every day to live a well, balanced, happy life.

Published: February 5, 2021

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