A ketogenic diet has come to be a preferred choice for weight loss because it forces the body to burn stored fats. The keto diet is basically high in fats and protein and very low in carbs. The absence of carbs in the diet means that the body will not have anything to breakdown into energy, and hence results into burns stored fats.
Fat is a very important component of a keto diet as it is the main source of calories. It is vital to consume enough fat to prevent developing health problems as a result of low calorie intake. That said, remember that you have to consume only healthy fats and steer clear of unhealthy fats.
You have limitless options for tasty high fat blends for your meals and snacks. The best way to make a snack is always to combine healthy oils with a protein source and veggies to create a tasty balance.
Healthy fats that you can use to make keto-friendly snacks include: Coconut oil, avocado oil, butter/ghee, flaxseed, lard, macadamia, nuts and seeds, and cheese.
You also need to include high fat protein from sources such as: free-range eggs, poultry, fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, bass, trout and sardines. Other protein sources include high fat grass-fed meat, and organ meat such as liver and oxtail.
Your source of vitamins should come from non-starchy vegetables that include: leafy veggies such as collars, spinach, and kale while cruciferous veggies include broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. You can also include celery, cucumber, zucchini and leeks.
High fat keto-friendly snack combinations
Here are some suggestions for tasty high-fat blends for a quick snack;
Salads make for a great snack that keeps you full and prevents you from craving unhealthy foods. For a regular snack you can combine a high fat fruits, veggies, seeds and protein. A good example would be to combine avocado, cucumber, pepper, carrots, smoked salmon, macadamia nuts, and watermelon seeds. Dress your salad with coconut or olive oil and enjoy. You can always substitute these ingredients for others that are high in fat.
Everybody loves meatballs as the go-to snack in between meals. You can prepare your meat balls by combining minced high fat meat with spices and herbs such as rosemary and mint. Fry them in coconut oil and drip melted cheese over them.
Gluten and grain free bread made from almond flour or coconut flour makes for a perfect snack, smeared with peanut butter, and sprinkled with your choice of seeds such as sunflower seeds.
Bacon is another easy go-to snack and for a high fat keto-friendly snack, you can roll cheese in your bacon and add a few leaves of lettuce as well.
We cannot forget eggs and how well they blend in with other keto diet-friendly ingredients to make for a healthy and tasty snack. Combine boiled eggs with fruits such as olives, and veggies such as peppers and lettuce. You can dress this combo with melted cheese or olive oil.
Preparing high fat keto-friendly snacks only needs a little creativity. All you have to do is find options such as suggested here to combine healthy fats with high fat protein sources and veggies. There are unlimited options to ensure that you enjoy tasty meals every time.