Running errands? Road trip? Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house you go? Chances are you’ll get the munchies or need some fuel, and maybe you forgot to pack snacks or didn’t feel like prepping them. With the weekend coming up, I thought I would share five of my favorite keto friendly snacks you can find on the road at your average pit stops.
Prosciutto Wrapped Mozarella
I’ve found these at big box retailers, truck stops, and larger chain gas stations in larger packs as well as two packs in a variety of brands. In other words, they’re readily available and often available in both prosciutto and pepperoni. What I love most is you just rip off the top and BAM snack time! I can drive and eat without making a mess. I loathe multiple layers of wrappers and these are in neat little self contained packages. The bigger packs will run you about $4-6, snack portions half that. As always, check the carbs – during one road trip I bought a pack at both WalMart and Kroger. The first pack from WM had 2g carbs per serving while the K pack were zero carb.
Speaking of neat snacking, string cheese is often found in my tote while running errands because it’s tasty, clean, and convenient. They’re easily found at most gas stations sold as singles or run into a grocery store and grab a pack. Now, the tricky thing is that string cheese is made with low fat milk, so you’re not banking on the fat like traditional cheese sources. This is more about convenience than anything else. I buy the giant packs for $10 at Costco – the brand my store carries, Polly-O, is zero carb.
Need crunchy and salty? Pork rinds it is! I always have some on hand in the pantry and they’re an essential on a road trip. Zero carb, but watch your protein. Also be wary of flavorings. Some brands you can find sugar, other sweeteners, wheat, and other no-no’s.
A can of nuts is easy to carry around and rides in the center console of my kia like a champ. I love a good roasted pecan. It takes me back to my college days, indulging in a Big Bopper from Shake’s (I swear I’ll develop a keto version of that delicacy!) Nuts do have considerable carbs and like pork rinds, watch your protein intake when snacking on nuts, so don’t snack mindlessly.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Moment of truth: I used to laugh at these. It just seems silly, ya know? Well now I’m dead serious – hard boiled eggs make a great snack on the road! Easy to eat, minimal mess (just one wrapper – yay!)… the only downside I can think of is the potential for stinky toots. Well, ya win some, ya lose some.
There you have it. My five favorite keto friendly snacks on the road. You really have no reason to hit the drive thru or grab a candy bar. You can keto anywhere!
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