5 Keto-Approved Snacks You Can Take On The Road
Forget counting calories when you’re on the keto diet. The keto lifestyle is all about loading up on healthy fats and limiting your intake of carbohydrates. Your meals are designed to provide you with the right kind of fuel to boost your energy using ketones rather than glucose, which means you’ll be eating all of the good fats like olive oil and avocado with an emphasis on lean proteins and light veggies. So when you’re on the go and need a keto-approved snack, here are five high-fat, low-carb snacks you can take with you.
1. Coconut Chips
The high-fat content and nutritional profile of coconut make it a welcomed addition to the keto diet and a foolproof keto snack. Coconut chips are an awesome road trip snack that’ll give your body the good fats it needs to function properly. Try tandoori coconut chips with coconut oil, tandoori seasoning and a little bit of sea salt. You can also find unsweetened coconut chips at Trader Joe’s and in the baking aisle of most grocery stores.
2. Fat Bombs
Before you go and write off fat bombs (because let’s face it — the name is alarming) keep in mind that it’s all about the good fats. A fat bomb is a bite-sized keto snack made up of healthy fats and very small amounts of sugar and carbs. Most fat bombs are 85 percent fat. We’re talking about ingredients like coconut butter, nut butter, macadamia nuts, chia seeds and avocados.
Fat bombs are usually flavored with unsweetened dark chocolate, vanilla extract, honey and cinnamon and avoid added sugars. Any time you need a boost of energy, pop one of these and you’ll be good to go. Here’s some fat bomb inspiration for all of your cooking purposes.
3. Pork Rinds
Not all pork rinds are alike. You might be used to seeing those generic brands at the gas station that are packed with all kinds of additives and crappy preservatives, but there are pork rinds out there that you won’t have to feel as greasy about eating. Pork Clouds are a paleo, keto and low-carb snack with all clean ingredients listed transparently on the label. They come in flavors like garlic and thyme, cinnamon Ceylon, rosemary and sea salt, Malabar black pepper and habanero pepper. Each bag has zero carbohydrates and zero grams of sugar with 12 grams of protein per bag.
4. Parmesan Crisps
Since cheese a high-fat and keto-friendly food, you can make these parmesan crisps for an easy, low-carb snack anytime. You’ll need grated parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese and any spice combination you want. Use parmesan crisps as a vessel to scoop up your favorite sour cream or full-fat yogurt-based dip.
5. Cauliflower Tots
If you’re not already a fan, it’s time to get into the veggie tot game. Cauliflower tots are a low-carb version of regular tater tots. Here’s a recipe for cheesy cauliflower tots that you can wrap up and take on your commute. They’re packed with flavor on their own so you won’t have to worry about bringing dip with you. As long as you have a napkin, you’ll have the perfect snack on your hands.