There’s much to love about Halloween, even while living a ketogenic lifestyle—IF you know how to steer clear of the tricks and find the right kind of treats. From keto Halloween parties to candies to enjoy without kicking yourself out of ketosis, we present you with tips to a Happy Keto Halloween!
If you’re throwing a party:
Serve low-carb, high-flavor keto-friendly Halloween party food! Halloween is traditionally known to be a candy fest, but you can still throw a totally awesome Fright Night fest without the carbs. Skip the tricks and go straight for the treats with any or all of the following deliciously indulgent, totally keto party foods. They’re so fun and sweet, no one will even notice they’re low-carb, and easy edible decorations instantly transform them into spooky snacks.
Keto Moroccan Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt-Herb Dip
Low-Carb Loaded “Fauxtato” Skins
Keto Zucchini Fritters with Curry Sour Cream
Mummify these tasty snacks by striping them crosswise with the curry sour cream and adding two small pieces of olive for eyes. Get the recipe
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs
All treats and no trick here, though you can ghost them by coating them in sugar-free white chocolate and adding keto-chocolate chip eyeballs. Get the recipe
Keto Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
The orange and brown looks of these little cupcakes hint at Halloween flair, but the real surprise is the flavor–moist, chocolatey, and delicious without the sugar. Get the recipe
Yes, there are some wonderful low- to no-carb candies out there that you can buy and serve. Find some of our favorites below.
If you’re going to a party:
Unless you’re going to a party where the host is keto, you’ll want to prepare yourself to ensure you don’t fall prey to eating “carbage.” Here’s how:
Ask your host if there will be keto-friendly foods there.
If not, eat before you go so you don’t arrive hungry, and/or bring snacks and treats so you’re not deprived.
Scan the party provisions for keto-friendly snacks.
Charcuterie, cheese, crudités (think broccoli, bell pepper, and celery, not carrots), deviled eggs (sans breadcrumbs), chicken wings (without sweet sauces) are all good choices.
Drink keto-friendly alcoholic beverages.
In general, clear alcohols served straight up or mixed with soda water is best. But there’s a whole world of keto cocktails. Find out more here.
Watch your alcohol intake.
Get too tipsy and you’re more likely to succumb to forbidden foods.
If you just want treats without any tricks:
Treat yourself to awesome keto candy! There’s nothing wrong with enjoying something sweet on a ketogenic diet. The trick (and treat) is to find candy that doesn’t kick you out of ketosis. And guess what! That’s easier than you think. There are more and more quality keto candies on the market these days that are low carb and made from sweeteners that don’t easily spike glucose levels. Following are a few that we love:
Perfect Keto Chocolate Covered Almonds
Dark chocolate lovers will adore these chocolate-covered almonds. Made with 100 percent keto-friendly ingredients, including 85-percent dark chocolate, they have no negative impact on blood glucose and ketones and they taste delicious. Buy them here
Lily’s Milk Chocolate & Sea Salt Chocolate Bar
This decadently milky sweet chocolate with a kick of sea salt leaves nothing to be desired and doesn’t adversely affect ketone and glucose levels. Buy them here
Keto-Mojo Nut and Seed Brittle
Our recipe for keto brittle is delicious, totally keto-friendly, and easily customizable, so you can add whatever nuts, keto chocolate, seeds (like roasted pumpkin), or even cacao nibs you like to create crunchy-munchy Halloween treats. Get the recipe