The social misconception that you will starve while dieting can be replaced by careful nutrition in the ketogenic diet. Therefore, when you follow the ketogenic diet as long as you care for what you eat, no problems occur.
It is known that many snacks are specific to the ketogenic diet. Thus, we have compiled some of these recipes that you can consume during the ketogenic diet for you.
Muffins with Eggs
Muffins with eggs are wonderful, ketogenic diet-friendly snacks that are easy to prepare and are fully customizable. This snack should easily find its place in the ketogenic diet lists. Moreover, to get started all you need is a dozen eggs, a standard 12-piece muffin pan, a mixing bowl, and an oven.
To bake muffins with eggs for your ketogenic diet, you need to crack the eggs in a bowl, adding a little salt and pepper. The egg mixture should be evenly distributed over the muffin pan. It is necessary to add your preferred low-carb ingredients, such as spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, or cheese. Then bake at 180°C for about 15-20 minutes.
The nutritional values of the cake vary depending on what you add to your recipe. But a basic version of a muffin with eggs will likely contain about 90 calories, 6 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fat.
Store the remaining muffins with eggs in the refrigerator so that you can easily take a pair of cakes with you when you wish or freeze them for a snack later.
Caprese Salad Skewers
Caprese salad is a classic Italian favorite. It is a great ketogenic snack to bring skewers together with suitable ingredients.
It is also quite easy to prepare if you wish to add it to your ketogenic diet list. The preparation is as easy as attaching pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese, basil leaves, and cherry tomatoes to skewers.
You can mix a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil to add to the salad.
One 15.2 cm Caprese-salad skewer provides an average of 80 calories, 6 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fat. However, the sauce is not included in these proportions.
Caesar Salad Bites
If you're a Caesar salad fan, you'll love these mini ketogenic-friendly Caesar salad bites. You can use lettuce if you want to go classic, but the Caesar salad with greens like kale are also a good option if you do not plan to eat the bites immediately. You can prepare the bites in a pan covered in a waxed paper by having pre-heated tablespoon-sized portions of Parmesan cheese and keeping the salad in separate small bowls. Cook until the cheese melts and starts to toast.
It is necessary to allow the portions of melted cheese to cool slightly and to slightly press the cheese into the shape of the muffin containers. After you allowed them to cool completely, you will have small, crispy, and edible bowls.
Mix the greens with your favorite sauce and do not forget to divide it into each bowl of Parmesan. Do not forget that instead of croutons, you can add more crunch with shelled pumpkin seeds or pistachios. For more protein, you can add chopped chicken or smoked salmon.
Avocados are full of healthy fats, fibers, vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory compounds. Some studies even suggest that they can provide healthy aging.
Using avocado instead of mayonnaise in traditional egg salads is a great way to increase the nutritional content of this classic dish while keeping the snack in line with your ketogenic diet list.
You can serve it with chopped hard-boiled eggs, avocado mash, chopped red onion, slices of lettuce with a little salt and pepper, celery stick or thick cucumber, and slices of radish.