When following a low-carb lifestyle it’s essential to know the best healthy snacks on the go so you can stay active and stick to healthy foods wherever you are. As you might know, a low-carb lifestyle consists of a diet high in fat, a good amount of protein, and low in carbohydrates. This applies to all meals, from full meals to snacks and drinks. This means that sometimes it can be more challenging to find small bites that fit this eating plan when you’re on the move since most popular foods in the snack aisle are high in carbs.
Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered with some on-the-go healthy snacks to stay fit and healthy. So if you want to know more, keep on reading.
Keto snacks on the go: Homemade or store-bought
What a difficult choice, right? Our recommendation is to have your pantry and fridge snack drawer full of homemade and store-bought.
Sometimes, when you’re in a hurry you don't have time to make a snack from scratch, wait until it’s done, pack it, and then leave. So that’s when the store-bought snacks come in handy. Now, if you’re a snack person instead of an occasional snacker, you can save a few hours of one day each week to make the snacks for your week. Let’s say, Sunday afternoon, for example, you save yourself 2 or 3 hours to cook/prepare your healthy snacks, so during the week the only thing you’ll have to do is pack them and leave. To us, this is the best plan. Besides, by making your own snacks, you’ll know exactly which type of ingredients they contain, so you’ll know for sure that they’re healthy.
And if you’re a little short on healthy snack ideas, as we’ve said before, we’ve got you covered. Whether sweet, savory, homemade, or store-bought, in the following lines we’ll give you some ideas for your on-the-go snacks using Funky Fat Chocs. All of the following ideas are keto and low-carb-friendly recipes.
Whatever lifestyle you’re following, you need to be sure to get your protein in and in the correct ratio compared to your fats and carbs. This is why these sugar-free nuts & chocolate protein bars are one of the best on-the-go healthy snacks.
They’re pretty easy to make, way healthier than most of the protein bars that are on the market, and they only contain 4 ingredients and take just minutes to make. By the way, you won’t need a stove or oven to make them.
They’re so convenient when you are on the go. You can have them before or after your workout session and they’ll help with muscle recovery due to the high protein quantity. You can keep them in the fridge and eat them during the week or save a few in the freezer, in an airtight container. They keep well for up to 3 months.
Peanut butter cookies
Are you a cookie lover? Well, then you can make these peanut butter cookies they’re also high in fat and high in protein and, of course, delicious. What else could you ask for? You can take 2 or 3 on the go and save the rest for another day (if you can resist ;)). Remember to store them somewhere fresh but not in the fridge.
Instead of peanut butter, you can use any nut butter you prefer. Same for the chocolate, you can use the one you like the most of the 5 delicious and nutritious Funky Fat Chocs.
Keto almond butter cups
Have you ever tried the famous American treats Reese’s? Well, these keto almond butter cups are the healthy version of them. To give it a twist, instead of using peanut butter, like the originals, we’ve added almond butter. They will soothe your sweet tooth without knocking you out of ketosis or spiking your blood sugar levels. One of these has a total of 1 gram of net carbs, so it fits perfectly into a ketogenic diet.
They’re super easy to make and again you can store them in a dry cool place to eat them during the week.
Keto turmeric smoothie
If you’re a smoothie person, this is for you. This turmeric smoothie is great as a snack or for breakfast. It’ll make you feel recharged and will give you the energy to stay focused during the day. Besides, it’s super easy to make, it’ll only take you 2 minutes. It’s also anti-inflammatory and antioxidant so you can’t miss it. You can drink it at home or on the go.
Crispy chocolate-dipped bacon
Ok, we know it sounds crazy. But trust us, you need this snack in your life. Chocolate is so good to match with everything, including bacon! This crispy chocolate-dipped bacon is the perfect balance between sweet and savory. It’s easy to make and you can make it in the pan, in the oven, or in the air fryer. You can make it and take it with you or store it in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
Mixed nuts & Chocolate
When it comes to on-the-go snacks it’s great to have several options and flavours. Maybe you don’t want to have a sweet snack every day. So that’s where the mixed nuts come in handy. Nuts are full of protein, fat, fiber, and plant compounds that offer a variety of healthy benefits. ¼ cup of mixed raw nuts (average of 28 grams) provides approximately 15 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein, and 2 grams of fiber.
You can buy pre-packaged mixed nuts in the store or make your own mix using your favorite ones. If you end up using the store-bought mix, make sure to check the ingredients label and make sure that the only ingredients are nuts. Some brands add unnecessary ingredients such as inflammatory seed oils. The best keto options for your own mix of nuts are almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts, pistachios, walnuts, macadamia nuts, and pecans. Add in a few squares of Funky Fat Chocs and you will be satiated and energized for hours!
Now that you’re full of snacks, you’ll always be prepared for everything at any time. No plans will catch you off guard and without on-the-go healthy snacks.