These keto movie snacks and drinks are some great options to consider sneaking into the theatre or having in your home theatre on Friday nights. All have less than 6g of net carbs per serving so you don’t have to worry about overdoing it.
What’s movie night without your favorite snack and/or drink? Not as fun as it could be, that’s for sure.
For those on a keto diet, however, the choice of keto movie snacks at the concession stands is very limited or even non-existent. And no, you cannot eat theater popcorn on a keto diet — a small popcorn will have around 30g net carbs!
So, what’s a keto eater to enjoy on their movie nights?
For your next cinema outing, there are plenty of low-carb snacks and drinks that you can sneak in. And if you’re staying in like many of us are during the quarantine era, these same snack options will work too!
Want to find out which ones we’re talking about?
Keto Movie Snacks
So, let’s start with the snacks. This list of low-carb movie snacks includes sweet but also salty and crunchy options. Many are rich in ketogenic fats as well as protein, which means you get all the best nutrients along the way.
1. Kiss My Keto - Keto Gummies
If you prefer your snacks chewy and sweet, consider low-carb gummy bears. Keto Gummies are made with prebiotic fiber from chicory root, tapioca fiber, gelatin, and erythritol as the main ingredients – all being low-carb and natural. Make sure to not eat more than one bag, though. The combination of fiber and erythritol can cause digestive upset if you have too much. In other words, this is a snack to be enjoyed in moderation.
2. Kiss My Keto - Keto Bars
These keto bars will keep you full through the movie, as long as it’s not Gone with the Wind. They pack a generous punch of protein (10g per piece) and also contain energizing MCTs. These keto snacks are sweetened with stevia and monk fruit that even sensitive stomachs can handle. What’s also great is you get to choose between Peanut Butter Chocolate, Cookie Dough Chocolate, and Coconut Chocolate flavors.
3. Kiss My Keto White Bars
Keto white bars are similar to Keto Bars. However, these have a white coating made of inulin and milk proteins instead of a chocolate glaze. These bars provide many of the same nutrition benefits of regular Keto Bars, but they come in different flavors, namely Salted Caramel, Birthday Cake, and Maple Donuts, all of which are hard to resist.
4. Kiss My Keto - Keto Brownie
Sometimes, a chunky brownie is all you need to make movie watching sweeter. This one comes in 1.59oz single packages, each providing only 2g net carbs. That means you can enjoy 2 and still be carbs away from your macros limit. It contains almond flour, almond butter, cocoa, collagen, MCTs, coconut oil, and other good-for-you ingredients. And if staying in, serve this topped with some keto-friendly vanilla ice cream to make the whole experience a bit decadent.
5. Kiss My Keto - Keto Dark Chocolate
Sugar-free dark chocolate is a keto-friendly snack that’s easy to sneak into movie theaters. It has only 2g net carbs per ⅓ of a bar and the added benefits of MCTs. This Keto Chocolate comes in four different flavors: Original Dark, Roasted Almonds, Pumpkin Seeds & Sea Salt, and Toasted Hazelnuts. The varieties with nuts are best for movie watching thanks to added crunch.
6. Kiss My Keto - Keto Cookies
Of course, treats that are crunchy and chewy are some of the best keto theater movie snacks. These Keto Cookies come in butter and chocolate chip varieties, both having only 3g net carbs per serving. They’re made with almond flour like so many keto-friendly desserts, but these also contain added MCTs to help you stay in ketosis through every scene.
7. Beef Jerky
You could also bring a pack of beef jerky with you to the movies. Alternatively, save this one for Friday nights if you feel uncomfortable about the strong aroma. What’s so great about this snack is that it’s protein-rich, chewy, and has almost zero carbs if you go for zero-sugar brands like Jack Link’s Zero Sugar Beef Jerky or Cattaneo Bros. Range Beef Jerky Chipotle.
8. Nuts & Seeds Mix
It’s easy to make a keto-friendly trail mix to enjoy at home or movie outings. But you could also go for a nuts & seeds mix like Nature’s Garden Probiotic Keto Snack Mix or Happy Belly Deluxe Mixed Nuts. These crunchy and keto-friendly movie snacks have very little carbs but plenty of fat and protein to keep you satisfied and enjoying your night.
9. Pork Rinds
Plain ol’ pork rinds are the perfect substitute for popcorn. They do have a strong aroma that might make you think twice about opening a bag at the cinema. But they are good if you’re watching Netflix or Hulu. All pork rind brands will work on your keto diet. You could also go for flavored varieties like EPIC Chili Lime Baked Pork Rinds or 4505 Classic Chili & Salt Pork Rinds.
10. Keto Chips
Keto-friendly chips make it easy to stay keto at the movies. That’s because the best brands are just as good as their carby counterparts so you won’t even think about cheating on your diet. Some great options include Quest Protein Chips – Cheddar & Sour Cream and Parm Crisps. For a more economical option, you could also make cheese crackers at home.
11. Roasted Seaweed
This is a healthful, low-calorie, low-carb snack that’s perfectly crunchy for movie night. gimMe Organic Roasted Seaweed Sheets – Sea Salt & Avocado Oil has 0 net carbs in a serving and only 25 calories. Other brands to consider include KPOP Sea Snacks and Annie Chun’s Seaweed Snacks. You can find these at many health food stores or easily order online.
Keto Movie Drinks
Of course, you also need a hydrating drink to go with your salty (or sweet) keto snacks. Bottled water or coffee are some options that you can buy at the concession stand. But there are also things you can bring with you if you’d like more variety.
Zevia is a popular brand of diet coke, meaning it’s zero-calorie and perfect on keto. Choose between their Rainbow Sodas, Tea Time, or Mixer drinks. Their Rainbow Sodas come in 12 different flavors, including Black Cherry, Cream Soda, and Ginger Ale.
13. Diet Coke
If you don’t want to sneak in your drink, then go for Diet Coke. Diet Coke is now available in Ginger Lime and Fiesty Cherry flavors that you can purchase online. All are practically calorie-free, carb-free, and will keep you in ketosis.
14. Keto Milkshake
Milkshakes go perfectly with sweet theatre snacks. Unfortunately, most are high in carbs so you’ll have to make your own or. Optionally, you could bring a protein shake with you. A great option is Quest Protein Powder with Vanilla Milkshake flavor.
15. Hapi Water
This is a good option if you love the flavor of fruit drinks but need to avoid the carbs. Hapi Water is naturally flavored with fruit juice, so it will have some amount of net carbs. The product comes in four flavors: Grape D’Vine, Apple Joy, Pure Punch, Strawberry Kiwi.
Snacks and movies are an inseparable duo like PB and jelly, Mulder and Scully, or Bonnie and Clyde. Luckily, you don’t have to quit movie night snacking just because you’re on a low-carb diet.
These keto-friendly snack and drink options are all acceptable in this lifestyle, and some you can even enjoy in large batches. Make sure to check their carb count to see how they fit your daily macros limit, though. You need to know how a snack contributes to your keto goals, and the best way is by keeping track of carb count.