Pork rinds are pork skin fried or roasted in fat. Once they have gone through the simmering and frying process, you get a crispy, puffed snack that’s super delicious. But what makes them one of the best keto snacks?
Here’s why pork rinds are the ultimate snack for your diet and how you can use them for more than just a snack!
How Are Pork Rinds Keto?
The great thing about pork rinds is that you do not have to subtract anything from your carb counting because there are no net carbs to take away! Pork rinds are high in fat and protein and have no carbs because they’re made entirely of fat and protein! These ingredients have no carbohydrates, which gives pork rinds a keto advantage over most fruits and vegetables, which have naturally occurring starch and sugars (even the keto-friendly options). All this makes them an easy fat source for anyone following a keto diet.
However, consider the other macros in pork rinds before you go hog wild on them. The protein in pork rinds is incomplete, meaning most of the protein content is not useful for other health goals. Consult the KetoNut macro calculator to ensure your pork rind intake doesn’t cause you to miss your daily goals for calories and protein.
How Can I Use Pork Rinds In My Keto Diet?
Obviously, pork rinds make for an incredible snack right out of the bag. If you were a big fan of potato chips, cheese puffs, and other starchy snacks, pork rinds can take their place in your pantry! You’ll find pork rinds in different flavours, and we season Collared Pig pork rinds immediately after frying. It ensures that the spices will stick to the surface, making the snacks more flavourful. Once the pork rinds are cooled, they’re ready to be bagged and sold!
If you’re not much on salty snacks, don’t worry – you can do a lot with pork rinds. Here are a few ideas, but try them out in your own keto-friendly kitchen!
- Grind them up and use them as a replacement for breading and bread crumbs! They are the perfect coating for chicken and mozzarella sticks.
- Crumble them on top of roasted or sauteed vegetables like green beans and asparagus.
- Warm the pork rinds up, crumble them, and put them on top of your keto-friendly tacos.
One of the best ways to make sure you meet your health goals is by looking at the food and snacks available and picking the one with the least amount of natural, healthy ingredients. Good pork rinds should never have a lot of ingredients in them, and that’s what you get by choosing Collared Pig – most of the ingredients come from the mix of spices we use!
If you operate a health food or general grocery store and want to expand your keto-friendly offerings, Collared Pig Pork Rinds come in three flavours – Dill Pickle, Sweet Cinnamon, and Ranch – and contain no preservatives.