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Forgot to Pack a Snack? Tips For Eating Keto On The Road

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keto on the go β€” whole pickle at gas station

Don’t say no to keto on the go.

You’re running errands, you’re heading out for the night, or you’re embarking on a road trip. All these common scenarios leave you to the mercy of on-the-go snacks if you don’t plan ahead of time. So what do you do when hunger strikes? Use these helpful tips and stay in ketosis.


Fast food can be friendly.

While on the go, fast food is always a popular option. At popular restaurant chains, you can hack the menu to make it work for you! With options like subbing the bun for a lettuce wrap or having your sandwich converted to a salad, it’s easy to nix the carbs and to make your favorite orders keto-friendly.

Our personal favorites are the Unwiches at Jimmy John’s. You pick the sub of your choice, and they’ll wrap it up tight inside lettuce leaves (they even wrap the whole thing in deli paper to make eating in the car less of a mess). You can also recreate them at home if you wish and bring in them in a cooler for your trip!

Hip Tip: Read how to order low-carb at restaurants and check out our popular restaurant dining guides.


Your budget doesn’t have to budge either.

more meat for less β€” wendy's burgers

Now that you know you can adjust your fast food order, it’s time to think about your budget. It’s easy to go overboard, even when you’re looking at lower cost food items. For the ultimate hunger pains, consider meat-filled options that net the most bang for your buck.

How cheap are we talking? Try getting 2 Wendy’s Double Stacks (no bun or ketchup, add extra lettuce and mayo) and you’ll end up spending only $4.58. Considering that’s 5oz. of beef and 2 slices of cheese, you should be full for a while. πŸ˜‹ Even better, you can always add bacon for flavor and fat!

Hip Tip: Check out more protein-packed burgers under $5.


Gas stations are surprisingly full of keto snacks.

volpi proscuitto and mozzarella roll up stick

Yeah I said itβ€”you can eat keto at the gas station! 🀯 You’ll find keto-friendly nuts and the gas station staple pork rinds! Plus, many small convenience stores have cold food storage sections that offer viable lunch and munch options not centered around carb-heavy foods. You can find cheese sticks, salami, and even hard-boiled eggs to keep you satiated.

A must-buy are the Volpi Roltinis. They’re tasty roll-ups of mozzarella and prosciutto, and they’re perfectly portable! And let me tell you, that savory snack stick is addicting. 🀀

Hip Tip: Read on for more low-carb gas station snacks.


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