Are Pork Rinds Keto
Can I eat pork rinds on keto?
You are following a ketogenic diet and you love the food.
But the one thing you miss is the crunch of the carb-laden snacks you used to enjoy. And your crispy chicken!
So now you are asking whether you can snack on pork rinds?
The simple answer is that pork rinds are a low carb high fat snack with effectively zero carbs.
So yes, you can indulge.
But you may also be asking – How many pork rinds can I eat?
So, let’s talk pork rinds – what are they? What are the macros and what should you look out for when buying them?
The macros per 1/2 oz of unflavored pork rinds may vary from brand to brand, but in general this is what you can expect...
Glycemic Index (GI)
Like with other fat and protein-based snacks, GI is not a factor when we consider whether we can add pork rinds to our ketogenic diet.
Yes, they make for a healthy no carb high fat snack. So, where can we get them?
They are not hard to make, you just need time. Some people find the skin gross, so prefer to buy them.
But if you want to make your own pork rinds, the first thing you'll need is good quality pig skin. If you can buy skin with the fat already removed, then it is easy to do.
If you can't - then the first step is to remove the fat from the skin. You can do this by either boiling the skin or use your knife skills to separate the fat from the skin.
Here are the basic steps once the fat is removed from the skin...
If you want to make them yourself, then try this easy recipe.
As the ketogenic diet grows in popularity, I see more and more brands of pork rinds.
When you start looking for them, you'll find that the price differs very much between products.
If you are looking for well-priced pork rinds, then this is my favorite...
These are good value especially if you use them for breading.
But, you can also buy them crumbed...
If you buy them crumbed, check carefully that they don't have added MSG or any other fillers.
Or if you'd like to have a look at gourmet pork rinds, then check out our best pork rinds review.
What to Look Out For?
There are lots of good quality pork skins on the market.
Here are a few things to look out for when you choose which product to buy...
How to Use Them
This is how we eat them...
Pork rinds are the perfect crunchy snack. Replace your high carb snack food with this high fat zero carb alternative.
Why not make chicken tenders with crumbed pork rinds?
They make for a good filler for meatloaf or meat balls.
In conclusion to the question - Are pork rinds keto?
The answer is yes.
However, you'd want to control how much you snack on keto, so you'd still want to keep your portions small and only eat them occasionally.
Keto Stamp of Approval?
Pork rinds are keto approved.
They are the perfect low carb high fat crunchy snack and the best keto-friendly breading when you make crispy chicken.
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