Store Bought Keto Snacks
So, we all know the ketogenic diet may not be the easiest diet to follow when you’re out and about, and even just buying snacks to keep in the pantry at home can be a minefield. Make the wrong choice and eat too many carbohydrates, and you are in danger of kicking your body out of ketosis – essentially meaning you have to restart the process of getting back into ketosis. scratch. Yikes.
Unless you’re looking to sabotage your diet (which, since you’re here, we’re guessing you’re dedicated to succeeding with keto) you can’t just grab anything off the shelves when you need a quick fix.
So do we have to make all our snacks at home to take with us? While that may be “better”, it’s not always convenient. Wouldn’t it be so much easier if we could just walk into Walmart or Costco, or even just a gas station or convenience store, and grab a pack of something keto-friendly? Well, you know what? You can! Do store-bought keto snacks exist? You betcha! Today we’re going to share some of our best keto snacks to buy wherever you are.
Tips On How To Find The Best Snacks For Your Keto Diet
If you’re thinking of going keto, or you’ve already committed to the keto lifestyle and seen results, , you will already know that the basis of the diet revolves around keeping carbs under a certain level and using fats and protein to give you energy and keep your body in good shape.
A candy bar or a bag of potato chips is just not going to cut it – they both contain plenty of fat and some protein, but are also crammed with carbohydrates– a huge keto no-no.
How about a little pack of raisins, they’re healthy, right? Maybe, but they’re not suitable for keto. Although naturally occurring, one of those tiny 1/2 oz boxes is mostly sugar – 11g of carbohydrates. If you are on a keto diet and looking to limit your carb intake to, say, 20- 30g then 11g is a big deal.
But I promise you there are plenty of keto-friendly alternatives out there easily available in every store, so how do you find the best options?
If you ate perfectly at every meal you might not feel the need to snack, but we’re not perfect and we love snacking. If you’re like me, I have to grab a packet of HighKey cookies to get me through that 3pm lull between lunch and dinner, or I’m going to be tempted to binge on something bad for me on the way home from work.
So, do just that – be prepared with a snack or at least know what you can buy in each store, you’ll be way ahead of the game.
Here are the ground rules for a good keto snack: high quality, high fat, high protein and low carbs. Skip the chips and head to the jerky or grab a packet of nuts – just stay away from honey roasted and other flavors. Don’t go near the candy, either, especially if you’re in a convenience store, as few stores like that carry dark chocolate (dark chocolate is okay on keto diets if it is greater than 75% or so cocoa solids), so there likely won’t be anything suitable for you.
And, if in doubt and you can’t find anything to eat, grab a couple of diet or zero-sugar sodas. Most contain keto-safe sweeteners and the bubbles might help make you feel full until you can actually get something keto-friendly to eat. Perhaps a little gassy, but you’ll still be in ketosis, so who cares?
Are There Any Snacks You Can Eat Unlimited On Keto?
“Unlimited” is a scary word when you’re talking about eating something, no matter what diet you’re on, but even more so on keto, as those carbs will add up eventually.
Plus, even if you find a food that is virtually carb-free, you should have a macros target (carbs, protein, and fat in grams) you are trying to hit. Too much of anything on keto is not a good idea. Check out our awesome Keto Calculator here to calculate your target macros!
However, there is a plant-based shirataki noodle made from the konjac yam which has zero carbs, zero fat, and zero protein. In fact, the only thing it does seem to have is a little dietary fiber, and 97% water. So, if you eat it with just a teaspoon or two of soy sauce you probably could eat an unlimited amount but it is not recommended, plus you’d likely feel sick and pretty bored of it by the third bowl, don’t you think?
Diets should be about eating well and making healthy choices whenever possible. Filling your stomach with a food that has no nutritional value isn’t usually worth it.
It’s also not a good idea to buy into any kind of binging behavior – it’s not good for your brain and it’s not good for your body, either, so try to choose filling low-carb packaged snacks, just keep reading to hear more about some great options!
Top Store-Bought Keto Snacks
Let’s take a look at what the most popular keto store-bought packaged snacks are that you can hopefully find near you.
Keto Snacks At Walmart
Walmart isn’t always the most keto-friendly place in the world, but it is possible to find low carb packaged snacks in-store as well as keto dessert items. Here’s a list of some choices for Walmart keto store-bought packaged snacks.
Keto Snacks At Target
If you’re anything like me, Target is a place best avoided unless you want to come out with $50 worth of stationary, a new throw, and a couple of side tables, but if you have the will power to go in just for a couple of store-bought keto snacks, go ahead! Here’s a list of some of the best choices for Target keto store-bought packaged snacks.
Keto Snacks At Costco
Costco isn’t the place you’re typically heading to grab a snack at short notice, but if you’re looking to stock your pantry, it does have some good keto options. Here’s a list of some of the best choices for keto store-bought packaged snacks at Costco.
Keto Snacks At CVS
Heading to CVS right now? Don’t worry, you absolutely can find low carb packaged snacks on their shelves. Here’s some of the best to look out for:
Top 5 Keto Snacks To Buy Online
We are all doing more and more of our grocery shopping online, and – let’s be honest – the best pick of keto snacks are available online. If you’ve got the time, order these top 5 keto snacks and give them a try.
The 5 Top Keto Snacks To Buy Online Are (in no particular order):
Flock Rotisserie Chicken Chips
If you like pork rinds then you’ll love these slivers of crispy chicken skin, packed with flavor and completely delicious. They are a perfect snack for anyone on a keto diet and come in original, salt and vinegar and BBQ flavors. They have 14g of fat, zero carbs, 13g of protein and 180 calories. Buy them at FLOCK.
Magic Spoon Cereal
Magic Spoon offers cereal like you had as a kid, but without all the sugar. They offer a great range of flavors and are a quick, easy and guiltless snack at any time of day. Each serving has 6g of fat, 3g net carbs, 12g of protein and 110 calories. Get them direct from Magic Spoon.
Quevos Keto Flavors Egg White Chips
Made largely from egg whites, these chips are a good source of protein and fiber as well as very low in carbohydrates. They come in two lovely flavors – Sour Cream & Onion and Quevos Rancheros. Each bag of chips has 10g of fat, 4g net carbs, 8g of protein and 140 calories. You can order them directly from Quevos.
Smart Sweets Peach Rings
If you love a good Gummy Bear or Sour Patch Kid, you will love these candy peach rings. Sweetened with allulose, a natural sweetener not absorbed by the body, you get the sugar taste without the carbs. They won’t give you a fat or protein boost, but each bag of Peach Rings has no fat, 12g net carbs, no protein, and 100 calories. A much better alternative if you’re looking for a treat to eat at home or take to the movies. Get them online from Smart Sweets.
HighKey Mini Cookies
Yes, we have to mention our own cookies – but that’s because we love them, and, judging by their popularity, our customers love them too! I’m not kidding you when I say these are so good you won’t believe they’re keto, the taste and texture is amazing. They come in three delicious flavors – Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle and Double Chocolate Brownie. Each serving, and that’s about eight bite-size cookies, contains around 14g of fat, 2g net carbs, 4g of protein and 140 calories. You have to try them! Grab them here and check out our other snack options while you are at it!
Top Keto Snacks To Buy On Amazon
I mean, we buy everything else on Amazon, why not add a couple of low carb packaged snacks to your basket? Here’s a couple of great suggestions:
Duke’s Original Recipe Smoked Shorty Sausages
The perfect go-anywhere keto-friendly snack, full of fat and protein and almost no carbs. They come in eight exciting flavors, you can also get double-length versions and packs including parmesan cheese crisps for lunch on the go. Two links will give you 11g of fat, less than 1g of carbs, 7g of protein and 130 calories. Buy them here.
Moon Cheese Garlickin’ Parmesan
Anything made from parmesan has to taste good, right? These Moon Cheese bites add a little garlic and give your tastebuds one heck of a ride. Don’t like parmesan (what is wrong with you?)? They are also available in Bacon Cheddar, Cheddar, Gouda, and Pepper Jack varieties. Each serving will give you 12g of fat, 2g of carbs, 12g of protein and 160 calories. Order them here.
Genius Gourmet Keto Bar
A mouth-watering snack available in both chocolate and peanut butter flavors and less than a gram of sugar. What more could you want? Each bar has 13g of fat, 2g net carbs, 10g of protein and 170 calories. Buy them here.
ChocZero’s Premium Keto Chocolate Bark
This comes in no less than 11 varieties, all of them low carb. There’s no chance of getting bored with these keto snacks. The sugar-free almond flavor is popular and each 1oz serving has 10g of fat, 2g net carbs, 1g of protein and 120 calories. Here’s where to get them.
Think! Keto Protein Bars
Packed with peanut butter and pieces and covered in a thick layer of luscious chocolate you might wonder how this can possibly be keto-approved, but it is. Each bar has 14g of fat, 4g net carbs, 10g of protein and 180 calories. Buy them here.
Rip Van Wafels Dutch Caramel & Vanilla Mini Stroopwafels
These also come in Cookies & Cream and Snickerdoodle flavors and are low carb, low calorie and low sugar. There are no artificial colors or flavors, preservatives, trans fat, soy or high fructose corn syrup. Each wafel contains 2g of fat, 3g of net carbs, zero protein and only 34 calories. Here’s a link.
Fbomb Cheese Crisps
In handy resealable bags, these cheesy snacks are maximum flavor and minimum carbohydrate and “made for your crunching, munching pleasure”. Each serving has 13g of fat, 1g of carbs, 9g of protein and 160 calories. Click here to order them.
Kiss My Keto Bars
These bars are full of healthy fats and protein and low in carbs – and packed with taste. They are available in three flavors: Peanut Butter Chocolate, Cookie Dough Chocolate, and Coconut Chocolate. Each bar has around 20g of fat, 6g net carbs, 9g of protein and 240 calories. Here’s where to get them.
BHU Keto Bites
These bites are just the thing to keep you on your low carb keto path while satisfying your fudgy chocolate cravings. They come in three varieties: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Double Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough, and White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie Dough. Each 25g serving holds 10g of protein, 1g net carbs, 4g of protein and 120 calories. Here’s the link.
FitJoy Mini Protein Bars
Available in four flavors: Cookies & Cream, Cookie Dough Brownie, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Grandma’s Lemon Square, these mini bars are perfect when you need a quick hit of protein/ They’re gluten-free, GMO-free, maltitol free and have no artificial flavors and sweeteners. Each mini bar has 2.5g of fat, 3g net carbs, 6g of protein and 70 calories. Here’s where to get them.
Top Keto Grocery Store Snacks
Looking for other stores? Here are some more of the best snacks you can find at some of the mainstream grocery stores near you.
Keto Grocery Store Snacks At Aldi
Keto Grocery Store Snacks At Sprouts
Keto Grocery Store Snacks At Whole Foods
Top 5 Keto-Friendly Dessert Snacks/Treats To Buy
Sometimes you need something that feels a little naughty to satisfy your sweet tooth, right? Here are some suggestions for you:
Top 5 Low Carb, Keto Friendly Gas Station Snacks
It’s perfectly possible to grab a snack from a gas station, and our top five suggestions are:
Are Slim Jims Keto?
Slim Jims and gas stations go together – in a good way – and the good news is they are keto-friendly. Each one has 7.3g of fat, just 3g of carbs, 9g of protein and 116 calories. What’s not to like?
So now you know what’s available in the keto snack world and that there’s no need to wreck your keto diet with unwanted carbs when those snacking needs arise. Low carb packaged snacks are everywhere and don’t have to have keto written on the packaging, you just have to know what to look for!
Fortunately, when your body is fully in ketosis you won’t feel the need to snack so often but it’s great to know that wherever you are and however long a proper meal is delayed, there are flavorful, nutritious keto store-bought snacks are all around you!