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What are the best keto snacks on the go?

Sure, you can make homemade keto snacks like hard boiled eggs, fatty coffee, and fat bombs, but can you toss them in your gym bag and reach for them when you’re hungry on a plane, train, or between work meetings?

Not so much.

So if you want no-fuss keto snacks you can literally just grab, stash in your pocket or purse, and go, this list is for you.

I’ll be sharing 15 different ways you can sneak healthy keto snacks into your day and guess what?

None of them require refrigeration or time to make.

So no matter how busy you are, or where you’ll be, these are the best snacks to satisfy your cravings without kicking you out of ketosis.

The Top 15 Keto Snacks to Take On The Go

Premade low-carb snacks that actually taste good and are good for you do exist.

You just have to know which companies swap harmful ingredients like sugar for nutritious ingredients like healthy fats and fiber.

So keep a stash of these quick snacks in your car, office, or anywhere else you find yourself wishing for a quick bite to eat without sabotaging ketosis.

Let’s start with savory options first before moving on to sweet treats that only feel like you’re cheating later.

#1: Meat Sticks and Jerky

Meat sticks and beef jerky are two of the easiest keto snacks to grab on the go, which is just one reason why they’re at the top of the list here.

Aside from their convenience factor, these great snacks are loaded with protein and the right ones are low carb, which helps you feel satiated and gives you enough energy to power through your day.

You don’t have to settle for artificially made Slim Jims and other highly processed meat sticks either.

Most grocery stores are expanding their selection to include low or no carb options made from high-quality meat sources so they’re perfect on keto.

Some popular brands for low or no carb jerky and meat sticks include:

  1. Keto Carne. KC’s jerky is made with only three whole-food ingredients and there’s zero carbs or sugars lurking behind the label.
  2. Brooklyn Biltong. Biltong is essentially South African jerky. But the real difference is in how it’s made. Instead of zapping the meat with heat, it’s dried using air. Brooklyn Biltong’s products are also sugar and preservative free.
  3. Country Archer. While these meat sticks come with 1g of carbs as opposed to zero in the other brands, you’ll also find more fat, 7g as opposed to 2g, making this option worth the tradeoff.

If you can’t find these brands at your local grocery store, try shopping online at Amazon or Thrive Market for them.

For many people, however, meat sticks and jerky are just too tough on their teeth.

Fortunately, the next on-the-go keto snack gives you a similar macronutrient breakdown without the mouth struggle.

#2: Pepperoni Slices

Pepperoni slices offer the same easy portability as meat sticks and jerky, minus the tough-to-chew part, and their macros are just as good, if not better.

In this Organic Valley uncured pepperoni slices package, a single serving is:

  • 110 calories
  • 9g of fat
  • 1g of net carbs
  • 6g of protein

Stash a package of these in your work bag and you’ll be ready to go no matter where you are. But try to make friends to share with because they need to be refrigerated once open.

The next keto snack on the go delivers another solid dose of protein without a side of carbs.

#3: Chicharrones or Pork Rinds

Many people are surprised to learn most chicharrones, or fried pork skins, are not just low-carb, but no-carb.

So while you may find them in the potato chip aisle, their macronutrient breakdown is completely different.

In these keto-friendly 4505 Sea Salt Chicharrones, a single serving is just 80 calories, 6g of total fat, and 7g of protein.

And there’s absolutely zero carbs.

So if you’re craving salty, crunchy potato chips, consider reaching for pork skins instead.

Keep in mind, quality does matter here.

If you can avoid it, don’t be tempted by the cheap chicharrones made with skin from antibiotic-injected animals and cooked in harmful oils.

Splurge on brands — such as Epic and 4505 — that are free of hormones and harmful ingredients and cooked in higher quality oils.

In a pinch, the cheapo brands are good to grab on-the-go, but it pays to snack on high-quality treats and foods long term for your health.

This next category of keto snacks on the go is another great alternative to greasy, high carb potato chips.

#4: Keto Bars

Craving a sweet treat that is also clean, healthy, keto-friendly, and won’t raise your blood sugar so much that it kicks you out of ketosis? Perfect Keto Bars were formulated for that.

These bars not only have fewer carbs than most “healthy” bars out there, such as QUEST and KIND bars, but they also:

  • Contain grass-fed collagen, which supports your skin, gut, brain, nail, hair, and joint health.
  • Are formulated to minimize spikes in blood sugar
  • Are made from high-quality, clean ingredients that support both health and ketosis
  • Taste like dessert. Because they’re made with real ingredients, their flavor is real and delicious.

They’re perfect for taking on-the-go, in your car, in your gym bag, or to the airport. Whenever you crave a sweet keto snack, Perfect Keto Bars are it.

#5: Primal Crackers

Don’t have time to make your own low-carb flaxseed crackers?

Thanks to Julian Bakery’s Primal crackers, you don’t have to.

Made with a mix of organic cheese, flax seeds, chia seeds, and sesame seeds, these tasty crackers are GMO and gluten-free, and only clock in at 3g of net carbs per serving.

Nosh on them solo or pair them with meat, cheese, nut butter, or low carb vegetables and cheese and you’ll have a filling keto snack.

Or top your crackers with this next ketogenic diet staple.

#6: Olives

You may not have snacked on olives pre-keto, but if you’re going low-carb, they’re definitely a fatty, salty snack you’ll want to keep handy.

And brands like Oloves and Pearls Olives make it easy to get your olive fix on the go.

With pouches and small plastic to-go containers instead of heavy jars, you can take your olives with you and never dread messy oils or liquids spilling everywhere.

Depending on the olives you choose, your snack could pack a dose of healthy fats to the tune of 70% or more of oleic acid, the same monounsaturated fat found in olive oil.

You’ll also find healthy fats in the next two keto snacks.

#7: Raw Nuts and Seeds

You can’t beat the ease of grabbing a handful of high-fat macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, or other raw nuts and seeds when you’re in a hurry.

Thanks to their dry texture, you can toss a serving into a snack bag and tuck them in your gym bag or purse and reach for them whenever you’re hungry.

Nuts are high in healthy fats and have a moderate amount of protein, so you’ll have a filling and healthy snack anytime you eat them. Just make sure to choose the best keto nuts (i.e., lower carb nuts).

Stock up on bags of raw macadamia nuts, pecans, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, and walnuts and rotate between them to ensure you’re getting a well-rounded combination of nutrients. 

As for seeds, the best low-carb ones to use as a portable healthy snack are pumpkin and sunflower seeds. You can find these in almost every grocery store or gas station in a hurry.

If you prefer your nuts and seeds in spreadable form, you’re in luck too.

#8: Perfect Keto Nut Butter

A jar of this mouthwatering nut butter blend of macadamia, cashew, and coconut butter will satisfy any snack craving when you’re at home or work. And don’t forget these single-serving packets of Perfect Keto Nut Butter — perfect of busy days and travel.

Both nuts and seeds contain healthy fats and a moderate amount of protein, so they’re a fast and satisfying snack on a ketogenic diet.

To take it one step further (and control your consumption), you can put your jar of Perfect Keto Nut Butter in the freezer and scrape it when you need a fatty snack.

The next keto-friendly snack group is also low in carbs and high in both flavor and nutrients.

#9: Seaweed and Kale Chips

Baked seaweed snacks and kale chips are another low carb snack option that can help you stick to your ketosis goals while on-the-go.

These two options give you that same light, crunchy texture of other carb snacks like potato chips with a far better nutritional profile.

These Ocean’s Halo seaweed snacks are only 20 calories per serving and 1g of carbs, which is way different than what you’d find in a serving of regular potato chips (i.e., 15g).

Nutrient-rich seaweed snacks also contain vitamin A, B12, and vitamin C, along with iodine, calcium, and iron.

Similarly, kale chips also have vitamin A and C, calcium, and iron, making them another great way to add more healthy micronutrients to your keto diet.

Compared to seaweed crisps, kale chips do contain more carbs so you’ll want to be careful here. These Rhythm Superfood kale chips, for example, have 8g of fat, 8g of net carbs, and 6g of carbs.

Now that we’ve got savory snacks covered, the next six keto snacks are on the sweeter side.

#10: Coconut Chips

While coconut oil seems to steal all the spotlight on a ketogenic diet, you’ll want to make room for crunchy coconut chips in your low carb life too.

Essentially, coconut chips are shaved and toasted pieces of coconut meat.

Even unsweetened varieties have a light, delicate sweetness and a crunchy texture to satisfy your snack cravings.

These coconut chips from Dang Foods are perfect on a keto diet because there’s no added sugars lurking behind the label.

You will have to fork over 5g of net carbs per serving, but after trying them you’ll see it’s well worth it thanks to their fat content. Each serving packs 15g of healthy fat.

Combine coconut chips and your fave nuts with this next snack and you’ll have your very own keto trail mix to tag along on all your adventures.

#11: Keto Chocolate Bark

You don’t have to completely give up on rich, smooth chocolate just because you’re following a ketogenic diet.

You just have to find better versions that don’t include a mountain of sugar in every bite.

Fortunately, that’s not so hard to do.

ChocZero, a premium keto chocolate brand that’s low carb and sugar free, has both milk and dark chocolate barks to please everyone in the family.

Lily’s is another chocolate brand that uses stevia instead of regular sugar, making it another great choice on a keto diet.

However, in both cases, you definitely want to practice portion control here. Just doubling the serving could kick you out of ketosis if you’re not careful.

And that same message also goes for this next keto snack.

#12: Keto Cups

You’ve probably already noticed fat bombs are all the rage on a keto diet and it’s easy to see why: they’re a quick way to treat yourself and add a few more healthy fats to your diet to keep you satiated and off the cheat wagon.

But, as you may have also tried, making them does require a bit of time and effort.

And since most of them require ingredients like cream cheese, heavy cream, and other refrigerator-only items, they’re not super portable.

That’s why Keto Cups are so awesome; they’re basically like a Reese’s peanut butter cup but they have 13g of fat and only 1g of net carbs per serving (for the original flavor).

Basically a readymade fat bomb, Keto Cups are sweetened with monk fruit extract to keep sugars at just 1g total.

You’ll also find beneficial MCT oil for a brain boost when you’re feeling a little sluggish and want that sugar boost without the subsequent crash.

There’s also one more way to get your chocolate fix on a ketogenic diet.

#13: Roasted Cacao Nibs

Cacao nibs are essentially pure chocolate.

This is chocolate before other ingredients like sugar and milk are mixed in and molded into a chocolate bar like you’re used to chomping on.

So when cocoa nibs are roasted, you get a chocolatey, crunchy snack to satisfy all your sweet cravings.

Plus, since cacao nibs are minimally processed, the antioxidants, fiber, and other nutrients like iron and magnesium are still intact, which makes it a more healthy than guilty pleasure.

And each serving of cocoa nibs will only set you back 2g of net carbs and they have an impressive 0g of sugar.

Weight loss never tasted so yummy.

Another keto snack you can enjoy without wrecking your weight loss efforts happens to be cake (seriously).

#14: On-the-Go Keto Cakes (In 6 Different Flavors!)

Mug cakes are a diet staple many keto veterans include in their weekly meal plans.

But, once again, when you’re short on time and need to be out of the house, mug cakes don’t exactly scream “take me with you.”

Fortunately, you can still have a slice of cake on the go thanks to an innovative brand by the name of Nush.

They make low-carb keto cakes you can take anywhere you go in flavors like:

  1. Pineapple mango cake (4g net carbs)
  2. Blueberry cake (3g net carbs)
  3. Peanut butter cake (2g net carbs)
  4. Banana nut cake (4g net carbs)
  5. Carrot spice cake (3g net carbs)
  6. Cherry almond cake (3g net carbs)

Each of those keto cake flavors has just 1g of sugar. How do they do it?

They swap out harmful white sugar for stevia and monk fruit.

And finally, you can swap these cakes for cookies if that’s more your thing.

#15: 3 Keto-Approved Cookies

Cookies are one of the quintessential foods you think of when it comes to quick grab-and-go snacks.

But you’re smart enough to know most cookies are clearly off-limits on keto.

Except for three companies breaking the cookie wheel:

Fat Snax makes three keto-friendly cookies in flavors such as Chocolate Chip Cookie, Peanut Butter, and Lemony Lemon.

Each clocks between 90-110 calories per cookie, contain 4-5g of net carbs, and have 0g of sugar so they’re another safe-to-enjoy-on-keto snack.

Nui also created a keto cookie option in chocolate chip and peanut butter flavors as well as double chocolate and snickerdoodle cookie favorites too.

Nui’s cookies are also all within the 1-2g of net carb range and they’re both GMO and gluten-free. Each two-cookie serving is around 240 calories and packs about 23g of fat and 6g of carbs.

Quest, a popular brand for keto-safe protein bars and shakes, also has their own cookie line with low-carb options that can work within a ketogenic diet.

You can choose from chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, and double chocolate chip flavors this time.

Fair warning, Quest cookies may contain 15g of protein each, but they range between 1-9g of net carbs depending on the flavor you choose (blame the raisins for the 9g).

Another nice perk to the Quest cookies over their bars is that they are softer and easier to chew.

Since these keto-safe cookies don’t contain sugar, they won’t send your blood glucose levels soaring like cookies your pre-keto self used to inhale.

Enjoy Keto Snacks Anytime, Anywhere

Sure, you can find a bunch of these addictive low-carb treats at the gas station or coffee shop when you’re on the road, but that’s not the best plan to follow all the time.

If you head to the grocery store to do your keto meal prep for the week, make sure to stock up on a few of these keto snack options to always have on hand when a craving strikes.

Since I’ve already done the heavy lifting for you, just throw on your carb blinders and focus on hunting down these keto-safe options only.

For more healthy snack ideas, including those you can make at home, check out our guide on 47 Healthy Keto Snacks that Won’t Kick You Out of Ketosis next!

 

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  1. This was very helpful to me as a beginner.I live in a small town so shopping for all the name brands will be a big quest. I look forward to the conquering of it.Bey bey fat!!!!

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