You enter the grocery store. Stroll down the aisles. Headphones on, taking in the smells. Stepping to the right to avoid that kid cart surfing while his mom scolds him.
Everything is great!
Until you pass the snack aisle and realize that ALL of your favorites aren’t friendly to your Keto lifestyle.
Noooooo! What are you supposed to do? Make 20 hard-boiled eggs every week to snack on for the rest of forever?
NAY. Not today, we say!
With our help and your diligence, you can stay true to your keto diet while satisfying all of those cravings and snack needs.
Here's a quick look at some of our favorite quick keto snacks to buy at the grocery store:
- Sunflower Seeds
- Tuna Packets
- Pork Rinds
- Chomps Snack Sticks
- Hard-Boiled Eggs
- Unsweetened Greek Yogurt
- Bulletproof Coffee
As long as you make sure to stick to the lower-carb snack nuts, including almonds, macadamias, walnuts, and pecans, nuts are an awesome and filling snack to keep at home and in the office.
Our favorite would have to be macadamia nuts since they are full of high fats — just don’t grab cashews or pistachios since those are full of carbs!
Pro-tip: Nut butter like almost or peanut butter are great for creating keto snacks recipes!
2. Sunflower Seeds
They aren't necessarily the most filling store-bought snack to grab, but if you're looking to keep calories down while still getting your salty fix, then sunflower seeds are perfect. With the absurd number of flavors offered, you'll never get bored, and you can find them pretty much anywhere.
If you aren't a fan of sunflower seeds, chia, flax, and pumpkin seeds are great alternatives!
3. Tuna Packets
Grab a tuna pack from any grocery store and you are in for a filling, protein-packed snack that will keep you going for hours! 0 carbs. High in protein... Cheap.
And if you want to go all out, mix some tuna with a bit of mayo, some lemon, maybe some celery and cheese... I mean come on! That sounds amazing.
Tasty. Vegan-friendly. Easy to eat on the go... what's not to like about olives? They are the perfect no prep, no-hassle keto snacks to buy for keto dieters.
And if you're one of those olive haters, here's what you gotta do: every time you order greek food, don't take off the olives. Once you get used to them in combination with other flavors, you'll be able to eat them by themselves. Trust us on this — many of us were late olive bloomers!
5. Pork Rinds
Oh ya. Pork rinds. Those smelly but oh-so-good snacks that your uncle would breathe in your face as a joke when you were younger. Sure, you may not want to go on a date right after eating these, but they make a wonderful keto snack! If you want to get your crunchy, potato-chip-esque snacking game on, then these are for you. They're super high in fat and low in carbs, so you'll be staying diligent and getting full.
6. Chomps Sugar-Free Jerky
Yeah, yeah. We know. Self-promotion. Laaaame.
But why would we not talk about something we're super proud of? Chomps rule! We spent so much time perfecting them because we wanted to make following diets like keto and living healthier lives easier for ourselves and our friends.
They're made with 100% grass-fed beef or free range, antibiotic-free turkey. So not only do they taste great, but they cut out all the additives and everything fake in your normal meat stick.
Each flavor has at least 9 grams of protein to keep you full and has fewer than 100 calories. Pick them up at stores like Trader Joe's or order them direct.
You won't regret it!
7. Hard-Boiled Eggs
We know... we were just giving hard-boiled eggs a hard time (get it?), but in all honesty, they are a pretty awesome and easy keto snack to buy from a store or make at home. Not to mention they are SO cheap for the amount you get!
You can get super creative, too. Keep a bottle of hot sauce at the office or just throw some salt and pepper on top to have a super tasty snack on the go, and lots of stores have different flavored versions ready for you to grab and go!
Avocados are powerfully filling and really tasty with a bit of salt and pepper. With fiber, potassium, a bunch of vitamins, and only around 2 net carbs per 100 grams, these are a must for any keto diet. PLUS, they make the base for keto guacamole!
9. Unsweetened Greek Yogurt
You need to be careful about what greek yogurt you buy (there are a LOT of brands and a LOT of sugar in a bunch of them), but if you get all-natural, unsweetened yogurt it can definitely be keto-friendly! As you'd expect, greek yogurt is calorie-dense, so if you're counting just keep an eye on your serving sizes.
Pro tip: Combine your greek yogurt with some nuts or seeds for a nice treat with a little extra calorie and protein punch!
10. Bulletproof Coffee
Is there anything more keto than bulletproof coffee? Probably not. Bulletproof Coffee isn't super big in some grocery store chains, but if you have a Whole Foods nearby you should be all set!
Bulletproof coffee is typically coffee mixed with some sort of butter or MCT oil (or both).
We're pickle fiends at Chomps, and they're one of our favorite store-bought keto snacks. At almost 0 calories and very low carbs, they are awesome to keep in your home or office fridge. They aren't super friendly for taking in the car or anything like that, but they are super tasty and filling nonetheless.
Wrap them in cheese or cold cuts for an extra boost!
12. Low-Carb Hummus
While traditional hummus (made with chickpeas) isn't particularly low in carbs, there are a variety of low-carb alternatives you can make or buy. Of course, you need to be careful about how much you consume (make sure to check the net carbs per serving), but hummus can be a delicious snack to add to your store-bought repertoire.
Dip peppers, carrots, celery, or pork rinds to really get your snacking game on!
BONUS: Other Keto Snack Ideas!
The above is far from a complete keto grocery list, but they are some of our favorites! Some other snacks that didn’t quite make the cut are:
- Cherry tomatoes
- Small cheese snacks and sticks
- Paleo crackers
- Small protein chips
- Canned sardines
- Seaweed snacks
- Kale chips
- Lettuce wraps
- Cold cuts and meats
As long as you keep a close eye on the ingredient list and get things as organic and natural as possible (keep a close eye on jerky and pepperonis), any of these are okay in moderation!
Ta-da! Whether you are searching for keto snacks at walmart or Trader Joes , you’ll never go snackless-again. Adding in keto-friendly snacks to your meal planning is a great way to combine habits and ensure you stick to your diet and stay on top of your budget.
Remember to always check the labels for the number of carbs and extra ingredients — as long as keeping an eye out you'll do just fine!