These Keto Smoked Salmon Fat Bombs need just 5 ingredients and no cooking required making them quick, easy and a perfect snack anytime!
If you're new to the keto diet, you may be wondering what a fat bomb is and why you would want one? Fat bombs are usually a combination of some sort of healthy fat, like grass fed butter, coconut oil, nuts or seeds. But today I'm sharing a different kind of fat bomb using a favorite protein of mine, smoked salmon! Cream cheese is the fat of choice for these fat bombs and they are awesome for a snack or to serve as an appetizer for a party, even the non keto crowd will love.
The keto diet is all about low carb and high fat so that your body will get into a state of ketosis. When you're hungry, eating something with a healthy amount of fat will keep you satiated and won't spike your insulin as much as something with high carbs. So eating something that has a very low amount of carbs with the higher fat is important. It will also help keep you full for a longer period of time.
Whenever you eat your insulin spikes, but eating something with fewer carbs reduces how high or how often it spikes. When insulin spikes, you won't be able to lose weight. Reducing the amount of times your insulin spikes is the key so that your body will be able to burn fat, specifically, your own body fat.
Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
Trader Joe's sells their infamous Everything But the Bagel Seasoning and using it as a coating for these fat bombs is what makes them extra specially delicious! If you don't live near a Trader Joes I've given instructions on how to create your own seasoning at home. I bet you have all the ingredients you need for it as well. Red onion adds a little crunch and capers a nice spice!
Obviously without some sort of coating these fat bombs will be quite sticky to pick up and eat, but if it's just you at home, you can leave off the seasoning. Just be sure to keep them chilled in the fridge. Either way they are a scrumptious way to get in your macros! In fact, I'd be happy to just eat a few and call it a meal in my opinion!
Other fat bombs you might like:
- Blackberry Coconut Fat Bombs
- Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
- Almond Crunch Fat Bomb Bark
- Chocolate Fat Bomb Ice Cream
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Keto Smoked Salmon Fat Bombs
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Keto Smoked Salmon Fat Bombs
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 4 ounces smoked salmon
- 2 tablespoons red onion
- 2 tablespoons capers
- ¼ cup bagel seasonings
Combine all of the ingredients, except the bagel seasoning, in a medium bowl and mix well to combine.
Roll into 8 equal sized balls then roll in the bagel seasonings.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
If you don't have store bought bagel seasonings you can make your own by using a 1 teaspoon each of sea salt, dried minced onion and garlic, white and black sesame seeds and poppy seeds.
This recipe was published first in February 2019 and updated in March 2021.