2 Quick Ways to Keep it Keto
Here at The Fasting Place we all have a bit of a snack fetish. A snack is usually something quick and can be eaten at the blink of an eye…at least that is how we see it. In order to get these quick snacks in without much prep is somewhat difficult when eating keto friendly. Most snacks are carb loaded and are usually filled with sugar. That is why prepping your cupboards and pantries with the keto snacking essentials is a good idea before the snack monster hits.
We are going to express our love for snacking while keeping it keto friendly. These recipes and quick tips can transform your snacking habit to a satiation sensation. Sometimes it is hard to stick to any diet let alone a totally new diet. By arming your kitchen with the essential ingredients, it can become Simple Simon. Most of these snacks you can pre-make and have on hand, which makes it even easier.
This snack packed article will dive into two of our favorite quick keto snacks. Get your grocery list ready, we will be changing up the kitchen scenery a bit.
Keto Egg, Feta and Bacon Muffins
These are one of our favorite go to for a keto snack. These bad boys are packed with flavor, fat and the best part is that you can pre make these and eat them cold or on the go. Let’s roll the ingredients out so you can start on that list
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup of feta cheese
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 5-6 ounces of bacon
- 1 tbsp of Kerrygold grass fed butter
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Chop up bacon in to 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch strips, stir in fryinpan with Kerrygold butter. While that gets delicious, whisk up 6 whole eggs add in 1/2 cup of feta and the salt. When your bacon is done pour all the bacon in your egg mix. I always keep the butter and juices in the mix, but feel free to strain if you want. Mix your egg mix with bacon until satisfied.
While your oven is still getting up to temp, get out a muffin pan (any size will do) and start pouring in your egg muffins. Leave an 1/8 inch or so from the top of the muffin pan, these puppies will expand a bit when cooking. Once your oven is to temp, place the muffins in and let ’em cook for 18-25 minutes. Keep an eye on them, you don’t wanna burn em and every oven varies just a little.
Serve however you want. Eat them whole, eat them warm or eat them cold.
How The Fasting Places likes ’em: Let cool for 20 minutes and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Eat cold, cut in half and sprinkle sea salt on each half. Then a drizzle of hot sauce – boom you have an amazing keto snack.
It is as simple as that. All in all this meal takes: 35 minutes
Prep – 15 minutes
Cook time – 20 minutes
The glory of these muffins is that you can refrigerate them and them for the coming days as snacks. Personally I like them cold and will take them to work for my 2 pm snack, these are a great filling snack on the go. My wife and I make these and take them when we go on hikes with the kiddos or at soccer games. Sure beats a 7$ hamburger at the fields. This is one of my favorite snacks. Let’s move on to what I like to call the “I am hangry snack”.
The Keto Quesadilla – Air Fried and Super Duper Simple
The keto quesadilla is a snack that has adapted over time, we love cheese and love the idea of quesadillas. Because they are delicious and easy – bottom line. This snack is a much easier snack to produce than the one above. This snack is like I said earlier the “hangry” snack. When you can’t take it anymore and food must enter the body.
We like to use an air fryer for this snack, but if you don’t have one…no problem. A microwave oven, skillet or even regular convection oven will do just fine. The great thing about the air fryer is it takes a lot of the oiliness of the cheese and quesadilla magically gets rid of it. The ingredients for the quesadilla recipe is extremely simple and can be altered however you want and is absolutely delish.
- 1 Quesadilla Wrap our choice (Julian Bakery Gluten Free Paleo Wraps)
- 1/4 cup of Mozarella Cheese (or cheese of your choice)
- 1 tbsp of Kerrygold butter
Directions: Take quesadilla wrap and spread 1 tbsp of Kerrygold butter on outside of quesadilla. Next fill the other side of the cheese of your choice. Now that you have done that it is cooking time. Set your air fryer to 370 degrees Fahrenheit and place on the middle rack. Cook for 8-10 minutes and DONE!
Take out the masterpiece and add some hot sauce if you would like (we like hot sauce here). Feel free to mix it up and put an egg on it if you would like as well. You can even put some meat in there if you wanted. We left that out because that is more of a meal than a snack, but you get the idea.
Serve either folded in half and cut up to dip in to keto friendly sauce, or keep as a pizza style.
How The Fasting Place Likes ’em – Fold in half when done, drizzle some hot sauce and feta on top. More cheese please!
It is as simple as that. All in all this meal takes: 15 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
The greatness of this snack goes without saying. This can be done before an episode Dawson’s Creek is through the drama filled entry scene. And that is good enough for us!
Now Fill that Pantry
OK we have given you the tools for two of our favorite and easiest recipes to keep it keto. Quick keto snacks are a keto enthusiast’s best friend and we hope you find this article helpful. The recipes are simple and the grocery list is short. The ingredients can be found at any local market.
The two items that may be hard to find is the Kerrygold butter and the low carb quesadillas. By hard I don’t mean they are impossible to find, just have to look in various sections of stores. I know in the Midwest if you are familiar with Aldi, that is where we get it. If you are anywhere else, Hy Vee (another Midwest store), Trader Joes and Target carry it as well. We order the low carb quesadillas online, but you can just look for the lowest carb quesadillas and grab ’em.
If you can’t find these, it truly isn’t the end of the world. But I strongly urge you find them, there is a difference in taste and the carbs vs. fat ratio is maintained for the die hard keto fan.
Things to Remember – The Path Less Traveled
The keto snack world is new and exciting. These snacks are more than your average bag of chips. You will be filling up on these snacks as if they were meals, and sometimes can replace meals entirely. Your trip to the grocery store will evolve as well. You may have to stray off the beaten path.
You know that section where the white dude with dreadlocks is shopping? You will probably have to venture over there for every once in a while.
I hope you enjoyed this snack packed in and if you have any questions or comments about keto friendly snacks please start a conversation below. Snacks are our favorite part of fasting (hmm?), it’s true!
Thanks for reading and have a pleasantly uncomfortable day