Are Pork Scratchings Good for Keto? August 19, 2019 16:45
So you've just started on your low-carb diet, and while you're enjoying it for the most part, you wouldn't mind the occasional treat to keep you ticking. You know that crisps and chocolate are out of the window. But how about your mate's favourite snack and trusty pint companion: those otherworldly pork scratchings...
Why are pork scratchings good for keto diets?
Proper pork scratchings contain little to no carbohydrates, which make them a great ketogenic diet snack. Snaffling Pig's Pork Scratchings, Pork Crackling and Porky Puffs are just three of your keto-friendly mates you might not have known you had!
Are pork scratchings fattening?
Pork scratchings are high in fat, and we won't run from that. From a very general perspective, when we eat more food than we need to effectively function, then we typically put on weight. And humans can overeat sweets, savoury treats, vegan foods or meats and put on weight. So while we're big believers in pork snacks, we're equally strong believers in following a balanced diet: if you do fancy a packet of the porky good stuff, you should balance it with something green and fresh as well. Pork scratchings are a great indulgence, not entirely unhealthy, but, as any food, too much of it is never going to do that tummy any good.
How often can I eat pork scratchings on keto?
Pork scratchings can be super-filling because of how much protein and fat they have in them. On the other hand, eating too much protein on a low-carb diet could take you out of keto.
Which low-carb diets can I eat pork scratchings on?
Atkins, paleo and generally restricted carbohydrate diets could allow you to swap your occasional bag of crisps for a crisp bag of pork scratchings, which are basically protein, fat and salt. In fact, did you know, that two-thirds of all the fat in a pork scratching comes from unsaturated fats, as well as a type of saturated fat that isn't known to raise cholesterol? So, if you're off to Marbs and cutting the carbs kick those crisps to touch and snaffle a pack of the good stuff.
Are pork scratchings good for you?
Pork scratchings, in moderation, are just as good or bad for you as your next favourite snack. If you're interested in finding out why, make sure to read our article on this very topic: are pork scratchings healthy?
How do you incorporate pork scratchings into your ketogenic diet?
We've seen some incredible examples of scratchings being scrunched up in the bag and being swapped for breadcrumbs, and we've convinced most of our mates to swap their packets of salt and vinegar for our perfectly salted scratchings: how do you snaffle yours?