Once you feel the benefits of the healthy Keto diet you feel like you want everyone around you to start that healthy lifestyle and most of all you want that for your children but getting them to eat healthy food is quite hard so the solution is to trick them into eating healthy without them knowing it by utilizing some keto friendly snacks for kids.
Starting from the snacks is also a good idea if you’re the one trying to go keto and it’s not going very easy. Either way it’s not an issue because today there are a lot of keto friendly snacks for kids that are low on carbs and are tailored for kids taste.
Before we get to the products let’s mention something about the Keto Diet and Kids
Fun fact about the keto diet, it was invented about a century ago as a treatment of epilepsy in children. It’s quite effective in lowering the seizures in people that suffer from epilepsy and it has minor side effects. It’s actually a medical treatment that is being used in the present in many hospitals around the world.
The point we’re trying to get across here is that the keto diet is also kid friendly and not only of use if your kid has epilepsy. However for growing kids it’s best not to go full keto with the diet and focus more on the low carb high, fat diet that can be sustained for a longer period.
What are the health benefits of the keto diet?
- Lowers the risk of diseases such as:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Blood clotting tendency
- Chronic inflammation
- Help with weight loss/stabilization
- Reduces abdominal obesity
- Improves blood sugar levels
The main thing you need to focus on when going low Carb, high fat diet is to eat as much as 4 times more fat than carbs and protein combined, although it’s not necessary to go that high. Another thing you need to keep in mind is that sugar is not the only place you get carbs from, you can get a lot of them through consuming bread and grains.
Our Best Keto Friendly Snacks For Kids Rundown
1.SoLo Carb Bread
This is an alternative that is extremely similar to real bread without the excess carbs. Although it’s a bit harder in texture than some regular breads on the market it’s still quite soft and can be gilled and toasted well. Getting this low carb bread alternative opens up some wonderful snack opportunities for your kids like grilled cheese sandwich and low carb PB&J.
All you need to make these is a few pieces of this bread and KerryGold Irish Butter with Horizon Organic American Singles for the grilled cheese sandwich, Nature’s Hollow Sugar Free Preserves and Maranatha Organic Peanut Butter for the PB&J.
When compared to Mrs. Baird’s White Bread, the SoLo Carb bread has 3.5 times less net carbs which is a lot in our opinion.
2.Good Good Co Jelly
Jelly that has the exact same taste as traditional jellies without all the sugar and carbs. They utilize real fruit and don’t put any added sugar in it. It’s sweetened utilizing stevia and erythritol, it’s about 50% fruit and its vegan and vegetarian.
They make three flavors which are apricot, blueberry and strawberry and all of them contain 1g net carb per tablespoon.
We all know how much our kids love Capri Sun but it’s full of very bad sugars and artificial sweeteners. Hapi Water on the other side is a brand that makes alternatives of Capri Sun that has 0g sugar in them. The sweetener utilized is erythritol and they come at 0 calories as well. They have 4 different flavors which are: Pure Punch, Grape D’Vine, Apple Joy and Strawberry Kiwi.
This brand makes a low carb ice cream that is keto friendly. There’s another brand on the market called Halo Top which you might already be familiar with but Enlightened contains less carbs.
5.Sola Granola Cereal
Cereal needs to be crunchy and sweet otherwise it wouldn’t be the same, and this brand hits both those marks and on top of it it’s keto friendly. They make three different flavors: Maple Pecan Chocolate (3g net carbs), Double Chocolate (3g net carbs) and Vanilla Almond (2g net carbs).
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6.So Delicious Coconut Milk
Basically there are a lot of low carb milk choices but milk that comes from dairy like cows isn’t one of those because it has around 12g of sugar per cup. Our suggestion is to pick a milk that contains zero sugar. It doesn’t taste as good on its own but you can always use some keto friendly sweeteners to make it better like BetterStevia extract.
In case you kids really hate non-dairy milk there is an alternative that comes at 6g net carbs per cup which isn’t ideal but it passes as keto friendly. That one is the Fairlife Ultra-Filtered Whole Milk.
7.Lesser Evil Paleo Puffs
Even though these are not exactly low carb they have a low glycemic index because of the compounds they are made of such as cassava flour and coconut flour, meaning you won’t really be avoiding carbs but there are a few benefits that come along that the carb count can be overlooked.
- Better oil used (coconut oil)
- Lower glycemic impact
These are an excellent option if you like Cheetos since they are a little bit better and much more keto friendly. They taste quite good and they come in 3 different flavors that contain 17g net carbs per serving of 1 oz, the flavors available are No Cheese “cheesiness”, Himalayan Pink Salt and Salt and Apple Cider Vinegar.
8.The Real Coconut Tortilla Chips
Although there are a bunch of other keto friendly tortilla options out there the one we recommend is this one because of their crunchy texture and the fact that they go great with salsa and guacamole. The primary compound is coconut flour and coconut oil that have a low glycemic index of 45 which is much better than corn. They also come with a lot of healthy fat to keep you satiated. They have 4 different flavors that come at about 12g net carbs each and the flavors are Beach Barbecue, Original, Himalayan Pink Salt and Sea Salt and Vinegar.
When compared to Tostito’s Corn Tortilla Chips these have 6g net carbs.
9.Think Kids Protein Bars
These bars contain only 7g of proteins so they’re quite safe since they won’t overload your children on protein. They also contain 3 times less carbs when compared to similar products like Clif Kids Z Bar. They have around 4g of sugar and they taste kind of sweet which is amazing especially for kids. They have 5 flavors with different net carb counts and they are Peanut Butter Cup (7g net carbs), Vanilla Cupcake (7g net carbs), Chocolate Chip (8g net carbs), Cookies & Crème (8g net carbs), Cinnamon Sugar Cookie (8g net carbs).
10.Lily’s Double Chocolate Crunch
These bars are similar in texture to the Nestle Crunch bars and we were so happy when we heard that this brand are making them since they have a lot of low carb products on the market and we love them all. They utilize non-GMO compounds and use stevia and erythritol as sweeteners. They have 2 flavors that come in 2g net carbs and they are Double Chocolate Crunch and Sour Cherry Double Chocolate Crunch.
When compared to the Nestle Crunch Bar these have 9 times less net carbs.
11.Quest Protein Cookie – Chocolate Chip
Not too many cookies could get on our rundown but this one is definitely worth trying. It’s very soft because of the buttercream and it comes at only 4g net carbs.
12.Fat Snax Chocolate Chip Cookies
Another cookie that made it to our rundown because of its muffin-like surface and amazing taste. They utilize erythritol to sweeten these cookies and they contain around 2g net carbs per cookie.
13.Alyssa’s Healthy Bites
The third cookie that we recommend as keto friendly. It has an awesome oatmeal-like taste but doesn’t have all the carbs. Chicory root fiber is utilized as a sweetener and it has 2g net carbs per cookie.
14.Sola Granola Bars
Bars of this sort are extremely convenient when it comes to packing lunch for you kids, especially in the US but the problem with them is that they are very high on carbs. However Sola’s bars are similar in texture and very tasty but they don’t pack as much carbs. They offer 3 flavors which are White Chocolate Vanilla & Caramel (5g net carbs), Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate (6g net carbs) and Chocolatey Nuts & Sea Salt (6g net carbs).
Compared to the Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars these have 4 times less net carbs.
15.Liberated Cheddar Crackers
These are very similar to the Cheez-It Crackers but they are low carb and keto friendly. They have the same cheesiness and crunchiness but contain only 2g net carbs. This is an amazing alternative if you enjoy eating Cheez-It and want to lower your carbs consumption.
Compared to Cheez-It these have 19 times less net carbs.
16.Good Dee’s Sugar Free Sweetness Pancake Mix
Pancakes are widely loved by kids all around the world especially for breakfast. Even though it’s not technically a snack we decided to put this on our rundown because they are just amazing and will surely keep your kids satisfied. They contain 1g net carb per 2 pancakes and they are almond based and sugar and gluten free. What’s even better you can use this same mix to make waffles.
Comapred to Kursteaz Pancake Mix these have 13 times less net carbs.
17.Smucker’s Breakfast Syrup
Smucker’s really puts an accent on their flavor and taste and this product of theirs is no exception. The only downside of this is that it utilizes sorbitol as a sweetener which some people may be sensitive to but it’s not a big deal since you can just go for another option that utilizes more natural compounds such as ChocZero Maple Syrup.
18.Body Armor Lyte
Although this is a sports drink it’s the best one we found as a fruit juice alternative for kids. They come at about 6g net carbs per 8 oz but it’s hard to calculate the exact amount because the label doesn’t have the sugar alcohols listed. They have 4 fruit flavors which utilize stevia, cane sugar and erythritol as sweeteners and they are Peach Mango, Orange Citrus, Blueberry Pomegranate and Cherry Berry.
Compared to Dole Pineapple Orange Banna Juice these have about 5.5 times less net carbs.
19Veggie-Go’s Organic Fruit and Veggie Strips
These are very convenient to pack into a lunch box and they save you a huge amount of sugars. They utilize fruit and veggie purees without any preservatives and food coloring. They have 6 flavors which have around 4g net carbs and they are:
- Berry, Apple, Spinach
- Carrot, Apple Ginger,
- Beet, Apple, Cinnamon
- Strawberry, Apple, Sweet Potato
- Mango, Apple, Pumpkin
- Sweet Potato, Apple, Spices
Compared to Fruit Roll-Ups these have 2.5 times less net carbs.
20.Strawberries, Raspberries and Blackberries
When on low carb diet these 3 are the safest one to consume of all the actual fruits. They come at about 3 g net carbs per serving which is still on the low side compared to something like a banana that comes at 15g net carbs.
This is a very easy snack to have any time of the day and it’s best to go for the organic brands and full fat variety when you are in the market and deciding which one to get.
That’s our rundown of best keto snacks for kids. Hopefully it will help you in your quest of getting your family to eat healthier especially your kids.