Finding easy and delicious Keto snacks on the go is the perfect way to help you stay on track with your ketogenic diet when you aren’t at home or need simple Keto lunch meal prep ideas.
These are the BEST keto snack ideas since they can double as easy low carb meals too! 27 keto diet snack ideas to make, buy, and have readily available at home, in your car, or in your bag.
The best way to stick to a health plan is to set yourself up for success by making simple and ready to go food to help keep you on track with your nutrition plan.
While following a Keto diet is easier at home, what about those times when you’re on the go and don’t know what’s REALLY in the food dishes at the restaurants you’re visiting?
My sweet and hard-working husband has successfully followed a ketogenic diet for 3 months now and is down 30 pounds. He has a job with frequent travel and one of the best ways for him to stick to his keto program, is by prepping low carb food at home and taking it with him.
Whether you’re on the go for work, just need a simple keto snack to tide you over in between meals, are looking for a keto appetizer your friends will devour, or need to pack easy to go ketogenic meals you can take with you, we’ve got you covered.
Keto Snacks on the Go
The best keto snacks when you need something fast or when you’re on the go fall into these 3 categories:
- Ready to go keto snacks fridge/pantry snacks
- Easy keto snacks to make
- Keto snacks from the store
One of the things I love most about the ketogenic diet is not having the food cravings I used to have before the low carb lifestyle changes that happened at our home.
So honestly, once your body gets used to following a ketogenic diet, your food cravings will disappear and you probably won’t find yourself reaching for quick snacks the way you used to!
That being said, we all still want an occasional snack and again, healthy low carb keto snacks can easily double as keto travel snacks for work or fun, keto food on the go whether it be lunch or dinner, or even some cheap keto snacks until your food cravings pass.
Keto Snacks From the Store
While ketogenic foods to make are important to help you put together simple low carb and keto meals, or to simply help you stay in ketosis, sometimes you just want to BUY something.
Here are a few of our favorite keto snacks you can buy:
While it’s totally possible to easily make your own 6 minute cheese crisps at home, what’s so amazing about Whisps cheese crisps is the variety of flavors! Besides, who always has time to cook?
Quest bars are one of our favorite low carb and keto snacks to buy, while you can purchase them at some big-name stores, they’re the same price online which makes it easier to buy in bulk or get a variety pack of keto-friendly snack bars.
Chocolate chip cookie dough is the most popular flavor, which my husband also loves. My personal favorite low carb keto snack bar is actually Oreo!
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One thing we love about beef snack sticks is they can double as a high-fat high protein snack that doesn’t require refrigeration when you’re needing a quick ketogenic meal on the go.
Keeping extras of these in your car is an easy way to get extra fat and calories when you aren’t at home. Just toss a couple of these in your bag or purse and you have a simple meal in a pinch.
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Simple Keto Snacks
Here’s a list of our most favorite ready to go keto snacks that are so simple! All you need to do is open a jar, package, bag or can and you have a healthy ketogenic snack.
Hard-boiled eggs– while you can quickly make these at home, when you’re in a pinch you can buy them ready to go hard-boiled eggs at the store too
Low carb nuts– almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts, and macadamia nuts make great choices
Dill pickles – just make sure they have no added sugar
Low carb fruits– raspberries, blackberries, avocado, and coconut are all keto-friendly fruit choices
Canned protein– tuna, chicken, tiny shrimp, or smoked herring
Low carb vegetables– celery sticks, a handful of baby tomatoes, bell pepper strips
Easy meats– lunch meat, salami, pepperoni
Olives– black and green are both low carb snack ideas
Get the full list of almost no carb snacks below!!
On the Go Keto Snack Recipes
Here are 16 more easy keto snack recipes that can be made pretty quickly and make the best ketogenic meals on the go!
What’s even better is that your friends and family will love these too so you won’t ever need to be tempted when hosting your friends or you need a simple appetizer to take to a get-together.
Keto pepperoni chips have got to be the easiest ketogenic snack recipe out there! Only 1 minute or so in the microwave and you’ve got a crispy and crunchy low carb snack.
I’m sure these will become your new favorite easy on the go keto snack, as they are at our house. They’re even better when you serve then with blue cheese and celery sticks.
What I also love about pepperoni chips is they make the ideal cheap keto snack too! Following a ketogenic diet isn’t always cheap if you’re focusing on high-fat high protein foods, but eating a tasty crunchy snack is a great choice.
Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks
It’s recipes like these delicious buffalo chicken celery sticks that make it so much easier to follow a keto program. Any buffalo chicken finger food that you can eat for lunch at work or take on the go, is a winner to me! Yum!
Low Carb Bacon & Cream Cheese Pin Wheels
I’m pretty much convinced that everything is better with bacon. Like seriously! What’s awesome about pinwheels is it’s easy to change the meat or add-ins like the olives and instead substitute peppers, pickles or whatever your heart desires.
Bacon Cream Cheese Bombs
The combination of bacon and cream cheese is simply irresistible, so much so that I gave you to recipe ideas right in a row with bacon and cream cheese.
Low Carb Cheese Taco Shells
I truly think one of the reasons my husband’s been so successful with the Keto diet is because of fried cheese. Whether he cooks it up as a parmesan snack, as a taco shell or uses it as a bun for his morning breakfast sandwich, you can pretty much turn a fried snack into something that works at every meal and satisfies most cravings.
My grandma used to make these when we were kids and she’d serve them as appetizers. Who knew a few decades later this old-fashioned snack would become a popular Keto appetizer?
Loaded Zucchini Skins
Here’s the perfect substitution for potato skins that’ll help keep you on track with your keto plan. You can simply scoop out the center of your zucchini and top it with so many delicious low carb toppings! After yielding 120 zucchini’s from 4 tiny little plants in our garden last summer, this is a new recipe to add to our zucchini rotation! Yes, I really said 120 zucchini’s… 😉
Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms
Cooking mushroom pizzas is one of our absolute favorite go-to snacks and meals to keep the keto diet working. I’m sure like most of you, giving up US diet staples like pizza really sucks. Portabella mushrooms make the perfect dinner size keto pizza, whereas baby bellas make an ideal snack on the go!
Keto Bacon Deviled Eggs
Who knew that the old deviled eggs party standby would become a popular way to stick to the keto program? I could never get tired of deviled eggs, experimenting with different herbs and seasoning like curry or adding dill, also makes deviled eggs taste amazing.
Quick and Easy Antipasto Skewers
Antipasto skewers are another amazing on-the-go keto snack that makes it so easy to create tons of different variations by swapping out the types of meat or even the cheeses. Have you checked out the Trader Joes cheese case lately? If so, then you’ll know what I’m talking about! So many delicious specialty cheese options that’d be perfect for antipasto skewers.
Bacon and Guacamole Fat Bombs
Low Carb Cheese Crackers
Giving up things like processed crackers with tons of carbs is one of the snacks most missed when switching to a keto diet. It’s recipes like the low carb cheese crackers that not only make it easy to stick to a keto diet but even taste so much better than the processed versions!
Keto Steak Tacos on Pork Rind Tortillas
The pork rind tacos make an interesting taco variation to the keto cheese tacos. In addition to steak strips, shredded pork or chicken would be delicious paired with pork rind tacos too!
Keto Cheese Filled Meatballs
We’re a huge fan of anything turned into a meatball here at our house! Even better – stuffing these delightful meaty gems with cheese filling!!
Keto Fat Bombs
And for those times you have a sweet tooth and need a quick keto sweet snack on the go, there’s nothing like a chocolate keto fat bomb to help you out. We had to include at least one dessert related snack to sweets.
What are your favorite Keto snacks on the go that help you stick to your diet and make it easier on you when you’re not at home? I’d love it if you posted more ideas below or posted your photos on the Pinterest pin 🙂
You CAN find quick and easy keto snacks ideas when you’re at work, on the go, need keto travel snack ideas, or simple meals that’ll keep you in ketosis.
Even keeping a handful of non-perishable low carb snacks in your car makes it easy to control cravings and stick to your ketogenic diet.