Fat is basically the main building block of losing weight on the keto diet. Increasing your fat intake—while cutting carbs—puts you in ketosis, and when you’re in ketosis, your body can start burning fat for fuel instead of sugar. That means you need to eat a *good* amount of fat, which kinda sounds like a free pass to chow down on fast food but is actually a little more complicated (you don’t want to go overboard on saturated or trans fat!).
Enter: Keto fat bombs. These small-but-mighty balls or bars get the job done when it comes to filling you up with the right amounts of fat, protein, and carbs, and also satisfying your taste buds. With keto fat bombs, you want to find recipes that are at least 85 percent fat. If so, they can function as a meal (if you eat more than one, typically) or a snack in a single serving.
Common bases for fat bombs include cream cheese, nut butter, and coconut oil, although the ingredients are often interchangeable for whatever high-fat products you have in your pantry. ensuring that you’re getting an energy boost and enough of the right kinds of fat in your diet to maintain ketosis.
FYI, most keto experts recommend you don’t eat more than two or three keto fat bombs daily because you can eat too much fat on the diet (aim for getting 70 to 80 percent of your daily calories from fat, according to Harvard Health). Eating high amounts of healthy fat means you’ll stay pretty full for a while and shouldn’t need to be popping these babies all the time, anyway.
Here are 15 keto fat bomb recipes to fill you up and make you *drool.*