While many begin the ketogenic diet with the best of intentions, the truth of the matter is that many begin this regimen with a formidable sweet/carb tooth, making the institution of PCOS recipes essential to long term PCOS management.
Adherence to this radically different lifestyle will prove difficult for many used to the typical snack foods that are widely available for anybody to consume. As such, it is vital to provide a comprehensive menu of between meal treats to graze on, whether you prefer food that is savory or sweet.
We want you to change to transform your life by taking on the health transforming benefits that the keto diet can provide. In order to save you from relapsing, we have gone to the trouble of assembling 50 PCOS recipes that will satisfy you without tipping the carb scales of your diet.
PCOS Recieps for Keto Snacks
1) Beef Jerky
Of all the classic PCOS recipes, this is a popular one. Readily available in gas stations and grocery stores, but be sure to check the label, as some are surprisingly carb heavy.
2) Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Peppers with Cheese
Have a high tolerance for heat? Try stuffing some jalapeno peppers with shredded cheese, wrap them in bacon, and put them in the oven for about 20 minutes … drool! (1)
3) Deviled Eggs
This requires a bit more work, but if you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing dish that will show outsiders that PCOS recipes can be awesome, making this dish for gatherings will get a lot of mmm’s out of your guests. (2)
4) Unbreaded Chicken Tenders
Mourning the loss of chicken tenders? You still can enjoy them as much without the breading! Just dry rub them with your favorite spices, cook them for 20 minutes at 375 Fahrenheit, and use blue cheese for dipping!
5) Zucchini Chips
Veggies aren’t just for eating raw – cook’em with some salt, Parmesan cheese and garlic powder and you have your new favorite treat! (3)
6) Pepperoni Slices
This one is fairly straight-forward – slice’em up, toss them in a frying pan or the microwave, and enjoy them as is or with cheese dips. Watch the calories though!
7) Nori Wraps
Take some Japanese-style dried seaweed sheets (nori), fill them with some salmon/tuna/lobster/etc, along with avocado and cucumber and wrap them up for some bite-sized East Asian yumminess!
8) Low Carb Meatballs
Who doesn’t love these spherical globes of meaty goodness. Whether you love beef, pork, chicken, goat, etc, you’ll be able to make these amazing treats with ease by following the recipe in the following link. (4)
9) Cauliflower Calzones
Cauliflower is a common substitute for carbs in many keto friendly meals, and this recipe for Cauliflower Calzones is just another classic example. (5)
10) Tomato Chips
Another dried veggie chip that makes an excellent entry into the world of PCOS recipes are tomato chips. You’ll need to buy a dehydrator for this, but it is well worth the money you’ll spend.
While the calories can add up fast, nothing chases away the hunger pangs like a handful of almonds. Plus, they have a ton of healthy properties that make them totally guilt-free.
12) Zucchini Hummus
Zucchini doesn’t just make for great veggie chips, they have a flavor profile that make them a believable substitute for hummus. Find the recipe here. (6)
13) Nuked Mozza Cheese with Tomato Sauce and Pepperoni
Want to have something that sounds cringe-worthy at first glance, but it still compatible with the keto diet? Put some shredded mozza cheese at the bottom of a bowl, put about 1 ½ tablespoons of pizza sauce and 6 slices of pepperoni in there, and coat these two ingredients with more cheese. Microwave for 20 seconds, and enjoy the mess that results!
14) Pork Rinds with Guacamole
Buy some pork rinds from the snack section of your supermarket, get some guacamole for dipping, and go to town.
15) Eggplant Chips
Eggplants are another excellent candidate for veggie chipification when it comes to PCOS recipes. Create a cilantro pesto to go with this boss treat. (7)
16) Low-Carb Tortillas with Cheese
While many tortilla are made of corn or wheat flour, there are tortillas that are very low in carbs. Seek them out, sprinkle some cheese in, and grill/nuke them … and enjoy the result.
17) Sunflower Seeds
Another awesome grab and go snack if you are on the road … sunflower seeds! Ball players go through tonnes of them, and most of them these days are in top shape, so dig in without worrying too much.
18) Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings
Out at the bar with friends and negotiating the minefield that is your average pub menu? Salt and pepper chicken wings offer seasoning that keeps your snack a delicious one without the diet-busting sauces that plague the other flavors.
19) Crispy Mushroom Chips
Why limit yourself to veggies when making chips? Our fungi friends are just as tasty, especially when you take King Oyster mushrooms, slice them up, and season them with salt, pepper and ghee. (8)
20) Roast Chicken
While this is typically a dish one would have for dinner, you can also cut up a cooked chicken and plunk down a plate of it on the coffee table while you watch sports … why not?!
While it isn’t everyone’s favorite finger food, some people just love gnawing on dill pickles. This food is keto-friendly, so if you’re into this, keep on snacking on!
22) Macadamia Nuts
Almonds aren’t the only nuts worth snacking on. Macadamia nuts are also quite tasty and keto-friendly, but again, watch that calorie count!
23) Oven-Baked Prosciutto Chips
Place a pan coated with parchment paper that has this thinly cut premium pork product upon it in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Watch carefully so that it doesn’t burn! (9)
While peanuts is relatively permissible as far as PCOS recipes go, always read the label when you go to buy this treat, as it is often highly processed by many snack manufacturers!
25) Celery Sticks
Being a negative calorie food, celery sticks are a perennial favorite, but kicking up the flavor, with sour cream, mayo, or cheese won’t weigh negatively against your keto diet efforts.
Sweet PCOS Recipes
26) Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
If you count yourself as an addict of peanut butter cookies, fear not! There is a keto-friendly version available … check it out. (10)
27) Diet Soda
Speaking of addictions, soda lovers are practically welded to their bottles of sugary water. Diet soda gives you your sweetness fix with artificial sweeteners that dodge the problems that arise with the simple carbs of refined sugar.
28) Atkins and other Low Carb Bars
While the early versions of low carb candy bars often lacked the consistency that many expect from this sweet treat, recent iterations by Atkins and others have fixed the flavor problem they once suffered from.
29) Keto Friendly Cupcakes
Think that cupcakes are off-limits, no matter what? Think again. With flavoring agents, alternative flours and artificial sweeteners, the sky is the limit. (11)
30) Fat Bombs
Consisting mostly of fat (which is totally cool if you are on the Keto Diet) and being in low in carbs, scary-sounding fat bombs are an example of delectable PCOS recipes that you’ll savor. (12)
31) Sugar-Free Jello
The same old gelatin-based dessert, only with artificial sweeteners taking the place of refined sugar. Top with heavy whipped cream infused with vanilla extract for a sweet ending before bed.
32) Atkins Shakes
Atkins just doesn’t sell the bars which we mentioned, they also do shakes these days. From mocha latte to classic flavors like strawberry and vanilla, it makes for a nice mid-afternoon reprieve from any hunger pang you might have.
33) Protein Bagels with Blueberry Flavoring
Bagels aren’t just for breakfast – they make for a great treat at any time of day. Standard bagels are carb bombs, but protein-based bagels fit well within the lines of the ketogenic diet.
34) Dark Chocolate
If you’re a chocoholic, you’ll need to be careful, but those that can exercise some self-control will be able to enjoy a few squares of dark chocolate per day (at least 70% cocoa or more) without violating your carb limit.
35) Berries with Heavy Whipping Cream
Most fruit is off-limits on the keto diet, but if you meter out the berries you eat with scales, eating this form is perfectly OK. Match these berries with heavy whipping cream will make for a healthy treat.
36) Sugar-Free Popsicles
Perfect for a hot day, sugar free popsicles is a great way to beat the heat without cheating on the keto diet. Whether you make them yourself (13), or buy a commercial product, this will help keep you cool on the stickiest of days.
37) Keto-Friendly Danishes
What? There’s a recipe for even the most carb-packed of pastries out there? There is … check out this recipe for keto-friendly danishes … DANISHES! (14)
38) Low Carb Cheese Cake
Cheese cake too?! Yes, yes … with a little creativity, you can have a diet where you aren’t doomed to a life of meat and vegetables for the rest of your days. (15)
39) Keto-Friendly Hot Chocolate
With winter coming, it’s comforting to know that you can warm up from the chill outside without having to worry about sliding outside of ketosis with this low carb hot chocolate recipe… (16)
40) Low Carb Ice Cream Bars
Not only are there popsicles for keto dieters, ice cream makers (such as Breyer) have come up with ice cream bars that satisfy the confines of low carb diets … amazing!
41) Keto Float (diet root beer with heavy whipping cream)
Those lamenting that they can no longer enjoy the classic root beer float with their embrace of the keto diet will be pleased to know that there is a friendly alternative. Putting heavy whipping cream into diet root beer will create a similar effect, keeping memories of their favorite childhood drink alive.
42) Low Carb Muffins
Another staple of breakfast for many people, by now you should realize there is a way to produce a keto-friendly alternative to muffins. Here you go … and enjoy! (17)
43) Greek Yogurt with Berries or Splenda
While many yogurts are jam-packed with sugar by manufacturers, some (but not all) Greek yogurts are not, making this variant a great way to get those probiotic bacteria in you without upsetting your keto carb balance.
44) Shredded Coconut (unsweetened)
One of nature’s miracle foods, shredded unsweetened coconut is an excellent choice for mid-day gnawings. Considering its nutritional properties (18), make some room for this in your snacking life.
45) Avocado Chocolate Pudding
An excellent hack to get chocolate pudding back into your life without breaking your carb fast is to make it with avocados. Find out how to do that here. (19)
46) Keto-Friendly Brownies
Well, as we’ve mentioned a few times by this point, many sweets can be reproduced through substitution of sugar by artificial sweeteners and standard flour with coconut/almond flour. Brownies are no different. (20)
47) Low Carb Cake
Got a birthday coming up? No? Well, any day can be your un-birthday. Have some keto cake. (21)
48) Low Carb Gummie Worms/Bears
Gummie worms and bears may be barely a few rungs above pure sugar in our mind, but if you love them, there’s a keto alternative for that. (22) Go ahead, indulge. We won’t judge.
49) Almond Butter Cookies
If you’re not too crazy about the peanut butter cookies mentioned earlier, try some keto-friendly almond butter cookies. (23) C’mon, they’re keto-riffic!
50) Coconut Macaroons
Finally, we are quite fond of these coconut macaroons. Give them a try by surfing over to this recipe… (24)