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25 Low-Carb and Keto Snacks at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market is the fanciest of national grocery stores, and it just keeps expanding to new areas. Many customers will happily go well out of their way to shop at Whole Foods. Others have a love/hate relationship with the place: the quality is top-notch, but the prices are high to match, and sometimes it can seem bougie beyond belief.

Whole Foods has designed its stores to de-emphasize the foods that traditionally end up in the middle of the grocery store — the boxed and packaged products that don’t need refrigeration. That’s probably a good thing for all of us, given how much of that stuff is highly processed, starchy and sweet. Doctors and nutrition experts prefer us to shop at the periphery of the store, where you find less junk and more raw unprocessed ingredients, like fresh fruits and veggies. But who has the inclination (or time) to eat well all the time?

This is where Whole Foods really knocks it out of the park: Whole Foods is a low-carbohydrate snack paradise! Some of the products below are specially-made keto and low-carb snacks, using alternative ingredients. Others are just naturally low-carb, using only small amounts of sugar.

We took a stroll through the aisles at our local Whole Foods, and found so many low-carb and keto snacks — cataloging them all would have been exhausting. Consider the following 25 products a mere smattering of the collection.

Your local Whole Foods will probably have a slightly different selection, but we’ve provided links to the manufacturers so you can order the snacks you need if they’re not available nearby. Some of this stuff is pretty darn pricey and only available through specialists, but some of it can be found at discount groceries like Costco and Walmart.

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Chocolatey Snacks

Lily’s Salted Caramel Extra Dark Chocolate Bar, a dark chocolate bar with zero added sugar.

Total carbs per serving: 14g

Net carbs per serving: 1g

Sweeteners: Erythritol, stevia extract

Starches: Chicory root fiber

Lily’s Milk Chocolate Style Peanut Candy-Coated Pieces, a peanut M&M’s alternative.

Total carbs per serving: 16g

Net carbs per serving: 4g

Sweeteners: Erythritol, stevia extract

Starches: Dextrin, chicory root fiber, soluble corn fiber

Unreal Dark Chocolate Coconut Bars, small Mounds-like chocolate bars.

Total carbs per serving: 19g

Net carbs per serving: 16g

Sweeteners: Cane sugar

Starches: None

Evolved Keto Cups, vegan low-carb Reese’s-style chocolate cups.

Total carbs per serving: 7g

Net carbs per serving: 2g

Sweeteners: Monk fruit

Starches: Jerusalem artichoke fiber

Miss Jones Keto & Paleo Fudgy Brownie Baking Mix.

Total carbs per serving: 12g

Net carbs per serving: 2g

Sweeteners: Erythritol, monk fruit

Starches: Almond flour, chicory root fiber, potato starch

Salty & Crispy Snacks

Brad’s Veggie Keto Crisps, a low-carb cracker that is pretty much just seeds and veggies.

Total carbs per serving: 7g

Net carbs per serving: 3g

Sweeteners: None

Starches: None

Rhythm Kale Chips, chips that are sort of like Doritos made out of crispy kale.

Total carbs per serving: 8g

Net carbs per serving: 3g

Sweeteners: Organic cane sugar

Starches: None

Thai Curry Cashews, just one of many zingy nut flavors that Whole Foods stocks.

Total carbs per serving: 9g

Net carbs per serving: 8g

Sweeteners: Sugar, fructose, molasses, corn syrup solids

Starches: None

Moon Cheese Crunchy Cheese Sticks, like Cheetos made entirely of cheese.

Total carbs per serving: 3g

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Net carbs per serving: 3g

Sweeteners: None

Starches: None

Lesser Evil Paleo Puffs, a vegan Cheetos alternative.

Total carbs per serving: 19g

Net carbs per serving: 18g

Sweeteners: None

Starches: Cassava flour, tapioca starch, sweet potato powder, coconut flour

Gimme Seaweed Snacks, lightly roasted crispy seaweed crackers.

Total carbs per serving: <1g

Net carbs per serving: <1g

Sweeteners: None

Starches: None

Wilde Protein Chips, a potato chip alternative made from chicken breast.

Total carbs per serving: 8g

Net carbs per serving: 5g

Sweeteners: Maltodextrin, sugar

Starches: Tapioca starch

4505 Chicharrones, crispy gourmet pork rinds.

Total carbs per serving: 0g

Net carbs per serving: 0g

Sweeteners: None

Starches: None

Breakfasty Snacks

Three Wishes Fruity Cereal, a grain-free and low-sugar Froot Loops alternative.

Total carbs per serving: 20g

Net carbs per serving: 17g

Sweeteners: Organic cane sugar, monk fruit

Starches: Chickpea, tapioca

Catalina Crunch Cinnamon Toast Cereal, a keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch alternative.

Total carbs per serving: 14g

Net carbs per serving: 5g

Sweeteners: Stevia extract, monk fruit

Starches: Catalina flour (pea protein, potato fiber, corn fiber, chicory root fiber, guar gum), tapioca flour

Paleonola Maple Pancake Granola, a granola with plenty of nuts and seeds.

Total carbs per serving: 8g

Net carbs per serving: 6g

Sweeteners: Maple syrup, honey

Starches: None

Keto and Co Peanut Butter Crunch Keto Granola, a nutty granola with peanut butter and coconut.

Total carbs per serving: 11g

Net carbs per serving: 4g

Sweeteners: Erythritol, monk fruit

Starches: Almond flour, soluble corn fiber, inulin

Keto Krisp, a snack/granola bar.

Total carbs per serving: 18g

Net carbs per serving: 4g

Sweeteners: Erythritol, stevia

Starches Chicory fiber, rice flour

Fishy Snacks

Echo Falls Salmon Candy, sweet smoked salmon you can nosh like beef jerky.

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Total carbs per serving: 4g

Net carbs per serving: 4g

Sweeteners: Brown sugar

Starches: None

Blue Hill Bay Herring in Cream Sauce, rich, creamy pickled herring.

Total carbs per serving: 8g

Net carbs per serving: 3g

Sweeteners: Organic cane sugar

Starches: none

Fruits de Mer Anchovies with Garlic, Spanish-style anchovies packed in oil.

Total carbs per serving: 3g

Net carbs per serving: 3g

Sweeteners: None

Starches: None

Fatty Snacks

Bhu Keto Cookie Dough, low-carb cookie dough you eat with a spoon.

Total carbs per serving: 7g

Net carbs per serving: 2g

Sweeteners: Monk fruit

Starches: Tapioca fiber, pea protein

Bhu Protein Bites, chewy chocolatey fat bombs.

Total carbs per serving: 8g

Net carbs per serving: 1g

Sweeteners: Monk fruit

Starches: Tapioca fiber, pea protein

Meaty Snacks

Epic Meat Strips, a low-carb, grass-fed jerky.

Total carbs per serving: <1g (varies by flavor)

Net carbs per serving: <1g (varies by flavor)

Sweeteners: None

Starches: None

Ayoba Biltong, a jerky-like South African beef snack.

Total carbs per serving: 0g

Net carbs per serving: 0g

Sweeteners: None

Starches: None

Krave Zero Sugar Beef Jerky.

Total carbs per serving: 1g

Net carbs per serving: 1g

Sweeteners: None

Starches: None

Cheese and Charcuterie

Don’t forget that Whole Foods is a terrific source of cured meats and cheeses, with many more fancy options than almost any grocery store. Doctors certainly don’t want us to overdo it with saturated fats, but there’s no question that a charcuterie board is at least easy on the blood sugar.

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