Can’t find extra time to make keto diet snacks from scratch? These top keto snacks on-the-go are easy to find in stores and some are easy to make at home.
There are more than enough keto recipes for homemade snacks on the Internet to keep your diet varied and yourself in ketosis for eons. But what if you’re pressed for time?
Then you should go for store-bought or easy-to-make keto snacks, of course!
Thankfully, there are countless choices for you in this department as well. With low-carb diets growing in popularity, food companies have been steadily introducing low-carb versions of your favorite snacks for you to buy online or at stores like Walmart. But keto snacks on the go can also include whole foods, pantry staples, and quick, home-made treats.
As is usually the case with healthy eating, variety is key here! That’s why you need a range of top keto snacks at your disposal to get all the nutrition and health benefits you can get. Below, you’ll find 16 of the best low-carb snack ideas to keep hunger at bay while you save time.
1. Keto Bars
Keto bars are the keto diet equivalent of protein bars. But unlike regular bars, these contain lots of fat on top of protein and very little carbs. Our chocolate Keto Bars take things further by including MCTs for a quick energy boost along with a generous 10g of satiating protein and no more than 3g of net carbs. If you’re not a fan of chocolate-flavored bars, our Keto White Bars come in maple doughnut, salted caramel, and birthday cake flavors.
2. Keto Granola Bark
This keto granola bark recipe takes only 20 or less minutes to prepare, but you’ll have yourself a tasty and healthy on-the-go snack to enjoy the entire week. All you’ll need to prepare this is two ingredients: dark keto chocolate and keto granola. A serving has around 0.4g of carbs and 15g of ketogenic fats, which means you won’t have to worry about going over your carb limit in case you end up feeling tempted to have two or more servings.
3. Pork Rinds
Pork rinds are one of the best, if not the best, on-the-go keto snacks. Why? Because they’re easy to find at any ol’ food store and have practically no carbs! Plus, they provide enough fat and protein to make for a filling and energizing treat. To get the most out of this crunchy low-carb snack, choose quality ones like Artisan Pork Rinds from Epic. They’re made with humanely-raised, antibiotic-free pork and don’t contain artificial flavors. However, classics like Utz and Lowrey’s Bacon Curls are just as good as zero-carb snacks on the go.
4. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Hard-boiled eggs take 10-12 minutes to make and can be refrigerated for up to a week, making them one of the most convenient quick keto snacks. As you know, eggs are rich in protein; one hard-boiled egg has a little over 6g of this satiating and muscle-building nutrient. Eggs are a good source of fat at 5g in one serving and also contain vitamins like riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin A, and selenium 1.
5. Nuts & Seeds
Unlike with other plant foods, keto eaters don’t have to worry about the carbs in nuts and seeds – most are pretty low in this nutrient.
The best nuts for the keto diet, however, are those that have the least amount of carbs per serving, like macadamia nuts, pecans, and Brazil nuts. The same holds for seeds, which typically have more fat than they do carbs. Alternatively, go for a keto nut butter like natural peanut butter, almond butter, or maybe even tahini. Enjoy these as is or with celery sticks.
6. Kale Chips
Commercial kale chips often contain added sugar, so be careful when grabbing a bag at the store. Your best bet is keto-friendly brands like Kale Bros Kale Chips or Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips. These are flavored with low-carb ingredients and provide only around 1g net carbs. Another option is to make your own from scratch, which is easy: season and oil some shredded kale, bake on low heat for a couple of minutes, and enjoy! Making it from scratch will save you money and time. As far as nutrition goes, a 1-oz serving has 140 calories, 7g protein, 10g fat, and 4g net carbs 2.
7. Dark Keto Chocolate
Chocolate can be a healthy treat enjoyed in moderation and if you go for the right kind. And by “the right kind,” we mean dark keto chocolate that’s sugar-free and, preferably, rich in keto-friendly nutrients. Our Keto Dark Chocolate is made with 65% cocoa along with 10% MCTs. It’s sweetened with low-carb sweeteners and comes in three different flavors for more variety. As on the go keto snacks, dark chocolates can curb sweet cravings and keep you in ketosis.
8. Keto Gummies
Our Keto Gummies are made primarily with dietary fiber, gelatin, and erythritol – all healthy and keto-friendly ingredients. They also contain a bit of MCTs and natural flavor and colors. These gummy bears will not only satisfy your love for these chewy, sweet treats, but they’ll add gut-benefiting prebiotic fiber to your diet. One bag will give you almost half of the recommended daily intake for fiber and only 3g net carbs. The small packaging makes them a great keto movie snack.
9. Olive Snack Packs
Looking for a portable keto diet snack you can buy at almost any food store? Choose olive snack packs! Some are sold as snack packs to make it more convenient and easier for you. Nutrition-wise, one olive has around 1g of net carbs and very few calories 3. But where olives shine is in their antioxidants, with studies showing that olives reduce the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol 4..
10. Keto Cookies
There are countless keto recipes for low-carb cookies. But if you really don’t have time to make homemade treats, go for our ready-made Keto Cookies instead. You can choose between butter and chocolate chip cookie flavors. Both are made with almond flour and contain 2-3g net carbs per serving. The packaging also makes these perfect portable keto diet snacks.
Sometimes, you may want to switch things up in your snack repertoire with healthy options, and avocados are a trusty keto treat. These fruits are a valuable source of healthy fats, fiber, and micronutrients on keto, with one fruit providing 9g of fiber, 21g of fat, and only 2.5g of net carbs 5. Enjoy them as is in place of a banana, add them to low-carb smoothies, make low-carb avocado toast, or eat them with other savory snack options.
12. Keto Brownies
Brownies are easy to make, and they’re easy to make low-carb with almond flour and other popular swaps. But when you’re in a hurry and have no time for brownie making, grab this single-pack Keto Brownie. One brownie has only 2g net carbs but 10g protein and 16g fat, i.e. the perfect macros ratio for your keto diet. Besides being keto-friendly, it’s also dairy-free and addictively chewy and fudgy.
13. String Cheese
The best keto diet snack to get at any old food store! While any brand will do, you also should prioritize organic ones for the added health benefits. Horizon Organic sells Organic Mozzarella String Cheese made from pastured part-skim milk. It’s also vegetarian since it’s made with non-animal enzymes. 365 by Whole Foods Market also offers Organic String Cheese.
14. Keto Bread
Ready-made bread makes keto so much easier. Because, let’s face it, — who has time to make bread several times a week? Our Keto Bread is available for purchase online, and it comes in four different flavors. Use it to make quick avocado toast, keto sandwiches, or as a vessel for low-carb spreads or even deli meats. As one of the most convenient zero-carb snacks on the go, keto bread can make following the keto diet seem simple.
15. Coconut Chips
As you know, coconut is a keto diet staple. Partly because it’s a source of MCTs but also because it has a high fat to carbs ratio. Another way to include this lovely fruit/nut into your weekly diet plan is with coconut chips. But beware of products containing added sugars! Go for brands labeled “unsweetened.” A great option is Dang Coconut Chips, which are lightly salted. Another popular option is Trader Joe’s Organic Unsweetened Coconut Chips.
16. Low-Carb Crackers
Crunchy keto diet snacks that you can buy are hard to find, which is why many keto dieters like to make their own crackers. But when that’s not an option, you can go for store-bought ones like Flackers Organic Flax Seed Crackers, Liberated Cheddar Crackers, and Julian Bakery Primal Thin Crackers. You can order these online to have a stash of healthy keto snacks on the go or see if they’re available at your nearest store if you’re lucky.
Snacks on keto can help you curb occasional hunger pangs and make this lifestyle more enjoyable. But making snacks, on top of your usual cooking routine, can be too time-consuming, which is where ready-made and quick homemade options come in handy.
Hopefully, you’ve found something on our list that can curb your cravings for sweet, chewy, or crunchy. Many of these snack ideas are suitable for parties, movies, and outings. Others have a good enough macros ratio to double as post-workout meals. But whichever you choose, also make sure they add variety to your diet so that you stay well-nourished on top of being satisfied.