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15 Best Keto Snacks Your Kids Will Actually Like

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15 Epic Keto Snacks Even Your Kids Will Like

My good friend Ben is a guru when it comes to all things keto. He’s been living the keto life for a while, and honestly, it’s been doing him good. Since he started to go on the Keto Diet, he lost a ton of body fat and started to get ripped. He looks healthy and has been feeling better than ever. His success has been inspiring me to give the Keto Diet a try.

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The Keto Diet isn’t easy, though. It’s a diet that is designed to kick your body into ketogenesis, which means that you start burning fat faster than ever. To do this, you have to stick to a very low-carb diet that encourages fat burning 24/7. That being said, it’s a diet proven to reduce cravings, stabilize your blood sugar, and help you lose weight.

The biggest hurdle for people who want to try is finding keto snacks that are actually enjoyable and satisfying. This is doubly true if you want to help kids stay fit with a healthy diet, too. Thankfully, these tasty treats below are the best keo snacks, are kid-approved, and can help you kick your carb cravings fast.

1. Tillamook Country Original Beef Jerky

The number one most popular keto-friendly snack you can buy is beef jerky. It’s savory, chewy, flavorful, and extremely low-carb. The protein levels in beef jerky are high, and most jerky styles have very little to no sugar involved in their creation. A good rule of thumb is to avoid sweet flavors like teriyaki, and opt for a brand that’s oriented towards keto dieters, such as Tillamook Country Smoker.

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2. Laughing Cow Cheese Wheels

Many diets will tell you to avoid dairy, but not the Keto Diet! Cheese is low-carb and incredibly flavorful. It’s also really easy to find in stores. Laughing Cow Cheese Wheels are a staple among many keto snackers and are super kid-friendly.

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3. 365 Everyday Value Chopped Walnuts

Who doesn’t love the delicious taste of walnuts? These crunchy, buttery nuts are a favorite across the board. They’re also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and offer up a nice boost of protein, too!

(Whole Foods, prices vary)

4. Life Savers Sugar-Free Hard Candy

Candy is keto?! It’s possible, and you might even know one of the most popular keto-friendly candy brands on the market. Life Savers, the sugar-free candies, are actually approved for keto dieters. They taste just like the sugary ones and can be found just about anywhere you go.

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5. Sugar-Free Strawberry Jell-O Cups

Sugar-free gelatin cups aren’t just keto-friendly; they’re low-calorie. A single tasty cup will only add 15 calories to your overall intake, and the flavors are pretty delicious. You can binge on these and feel totally guilt-free. What’s not to love?

(Walmart, $3.72)

6. Oscar Mayer Center Cut Bacon

Bacon is one of the most delightfully decadent low-carb treats money can buy. There are no carbs with regular bacon, and yet, it tastes so incredibly salty and savory. When you’re on keto, you can eat all the bacon you want without worry.

(Walmart, $5.68)

7. Oloves Natural Pitted Olives

When I found out about these snack packs, I totally flipped. This company makes snack packs filled with olives that are a mean, lean 50 calories per pack. Along with being richly flavored, they also have the perk of being low-carb.

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8. Cherry Tomatoes

Kids and adults alike enjoy the satisfying pop of biting down on a cherry tomato. They’re tart, slightly sweet, and totally fun to eat.

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9. Cucumbers

Another kid-friendly veggie that makes the cut are cucumbers. Slice them up, add some salt, and enjoy. It’s just that simple.

10. Van Holten's Pickle-In-A-Pouch Jumbo Dill Pickles

Assuming that you’re not going for sweet types that add salt to their brines, a great go-to snack for people looking for a salty or sour pick-me-up is your run-of-the-mill pickle. A typical pickle has virtually no carbs, maxes out at 15 calories a pop, and also is finger-lickin’ good.

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11. Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Criollo Cacao Nibs

Cacao is not sweet like your typical milk chocolate bar, but it still has the flavor you love. Pure chocolate is a great treat for everyone and even offers a nice number of health benefits you can reap, too. If you want to sweeten it up, try adding some stevia to your nibs.

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12. SmartSweets Sweet Fish

Swedish Fish are generally not keto-friendly, but then again, most companies aren’t smart about their recipes. SmartSweets is a company that makes sugar-free organic treats that are kid-friendly and help you satisfy your sweet tooth. Their Sweet Fish are great, and have been acknowledged as keto-friendly.

(Thrive Market, $2.79)

13. Epic Provisions Chicken Sriracha Bars

These protein bars are known for being a dieter’s favorite, especially if you are into Paleo, raw, or keto dieting. That being said, these bars are probably going to be a bit much for younger children. Older teens that want to build muscle, though, will love their savory-spicy flavor.

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14. Rhythm Superfoods Cheddar Kale Chips

Move over, Doritos! There’s a new snack in town. With a net carb count of 4 grams per serving, these cheesy-tasting chips are a far better option for parents and kids that want a cheesy movie treat without the bad nutrition of a typical chip. Better still? Kale is rich in vitamins and fiber.

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15. Quest Nutrition Protein Chips

If you’re not a “kale person,” don’t worry. There’s another chip you can snack on without worrying over your waistline. Quest Nutrition made Protein Chips specifically for this reason. They’re Paleo and keto-friendly, all while packing 20 grams of protein per serving!

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Ossiana Tepfenhart is a writer based out of Red Bank, New Jersey. She writes primarily about lifestyle, food, finance, and relationships. You can follow her @bluntandwitty on Twitter.

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