Ketosis is basically a process where the fat gets broken down into ketones by the body and used for energy. In this scenario, your carb intake should be lower than 10% of the total calorie consumption. But, the main factor is that your food must be extraordinarily high in fats. And that can get pretty tough for most people. So, if you are not sure of it, do check up with your doctor to see if it is good for you. Know that most of our food is carb-based. So, are there any food eligible for keto? There are many and here are a few of them:
1.Low Carb Keto Butter Crackers
Unlike normal crackers and cheese which are a no-no for anyone willing to get that taut body, butter crackers are a tastier and healthier alternative.
Extremely simple to make, it requires almost no culinary skills.
- 8 tbsp of softened butter
- 2 eggs (white)
- Almond flour – 2.5 cups
- Sea salt
To get the best out of it, pair it with cheese. For the full recipe, visit http://www.thismomsmenu.com/butter-crackers/
Serve: About 4 crackers
2.Raspberries and Blackberries
Most fruits are extremely bad for a keto diet, for they contain a high amount of carbs. But not all. Raspberries and Blackberries for example, contain only about 1.5 grams of carbs per serving.
Add them with Greek yogurt for a tasty, healthy, post workout meal.
Serve: ¼ cup
Although they contain a bit more carbs than the above-mentioned berries, they are still good dietary supplements. Mix them with dark chocolate and not only do you have a healthy, but also a fancy date night meal. They contain around 3gms of carbs per serving.
Serve: ¼ cup
You can have chocolate and not harm your body. Dark chocolate is always good for they contain antioxidants. And in case you still need to cut down on the sugar, why not indulge in some unsweetened cocoa? Do check the ingredients and calorie count before buying.
Serve: 1 oz.
Most beef jerkies contain extra sugar and preservatives, so you need to check before you buy. Nonetheless, they are good, tasty, and as we can see, it can be an integral part of a keto diet. Just check the brand and the ingredients before consuming.
Serve: 1 oz.
6.Cottage Cheese and Veggie Sticks
Cottage cheese is one of the healthiest products you can ever find. With a high protein and mineral count, while being low on carbs, it is perfect for the keto diet, if you include veggies sticks. You need that fat too, remember?
- Half a cup of cottage cheese
- Olive oil, 1 tbsp
- Sea salt, a pinch
- A pinch of pepper
- Celery sticks, 8
All you need to do is put the seasoning on the cottage cheese, and add a dash of avocado oil. Next, use the celery sticks as bread sticks, dip it in the salsa, and have a great meal.
Perfect as a snack, and something to have on the go, string cheese is useful if you really want high fat and no carbs at all. It will also fill you up and keep you from being hungry. Loaded with calcium and vitamins, it can strengthen your bones and immune system.
Serve: 1 string cheese
Boiled eggs. Ahh, where do we start? The workout meal of the ages, this would definitely make you feel strong, nourished, and give you a sense of accomplishment. You can also carry them with you too. The best thing though- 6g of protein along with 1 gram of carb in one egg.
For all the vegans out there, walnut is definitely the food for you. Contains high amounts of fat, along with high amounts of protein, it helps to regulate heart health. Add it with dark chocolate and coconut chips, and you have a good pre-workout meal. But since it brings in a lot of calories, why don’t you stick to just one serving?
Serve: ¼ cup
Not exactly common, but again, an excellent choice. Almost 74% of olives contain monounsaturated fatty acids called oleic acid. It is healthy and should be considered as a part of a keta diet.
Have around 10 of these, and you would find yourself nourished. Pair it with cheese for an extra boost.
Always a good option when you are on the go. Keep them in your handbag or in your pocket, and munch on them when you are famished. They contain high fats and high proteins, but almost no carbs at all. Good choice, isn’t it?
Despite being a fruit, it is still a good keto snack. Why? For it contains mostly monounsaturated fatty acids, which help regulate unhealthy cholesterol. Almost every serving of avocado has around 15g of fat, while clocking 2g of carb. Great product for keto, isn’t it?
Need you look elsewhere? Go on, give these a try.