Low Carb Convenience Foods – My Thoughts & Feedback


 

Keto SnacksI’ve been trying a lot of super easy low carb foods and keto convenience meals lately.

These are great for busy days, easy lunches, or when you’re traveling low carb.

Obviously it’s best eat “real food” and keep your low carb meals as simple as possible.

I prefer 3 Ingredients or Less as an ideal keto diet…

But sometimes convenience wins over – and you need to stay in ketosis or continue eating low carb, even when you can’t cook or prepare meals. πŸ˜‰

My Experience With A Few Low Carb Convenience Foods

Some of these I’ve tried before, some were new finds, and some I’m trying in new ways to mix things up a little – or make them even better.

I’ll start with some grocery finds & easy low carb freezer meals…

I found these Simple Truth Omelet Bites in the frozen food section at Kroger near the other breakfast foods. They had several flavors / combinations with varying carb counts. The Ham & Swiss bites were only 1 net carb per serving.

Simple Truth Omelet Bites - Keto Freezer Meals

A serving is 4 omelet bites and they come in little microwavable trays, making them convenient for a quick bite – or to keep at work.

Keto Convenience Foods - Low Carb On The Go

The bites are SMALL and low calorie, so they aren’t very filling. But they ARE delicious!

I bought two different flavors to try, and ended up eating both boxes – all 16 bites – for breakfast one morning. πŸ˜›

Keto Omelet Bites - Low Carb Freezer Foods

I can’t always find these at my favorite little locally owned grocery store, but Kroger had the Oscar Mayer Smokies so I got those for easy low carb lunches last week.

Oscar Mayer Smokies - Low Carb Groceries

The Smokies are 1 carb each, and a perfect quick lunch drizzled with a little mustard and/or sugar free ketchup – or dipped in mayo (my favorite!).

Easy Low Carb Lunches

Next up: the Atkins Stone Fired Pepperoni Pizza in the frozen food aisle.

Atkins Pizza - Low Carb Freezer Meals

I did this, but I won’t do it again because it’s 11 NET CARBS and one of the first ingredients is wheat gluten 😳 and… I’ll just stop there.

Oh and it was small. I could have eaten two. 😉

Atkins Stone Fired Pepperoni Pizza

It WAS really good though.

Probably the best “low carb pizza” I’ve tried yet.

Atkins Frozen Pizza

Several people have asked my recommendation for a good low carb pizza crust. There is a Fat Head Pizza Crust you can google that I’ve heard is the best.

You have to be cautious about some of the store-bought frozen crusts because they are HIGH carbs, so be sure to read your labels.

The best low carb pizza crust I’ve ever personally tried is Outer Aisle Gourmet, and it has hardly any ingredients too – it’s real food, and REAL good. πŸ˜‰

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One of my favorite low carb freezer meals is the Atkins Crustless Chicken Pot Pie. I love the Beef Merlot and the Chicken Margherita too.

The Crustless Chicken Pot Pie is great though, quick and easy with plenty of veggies in it.

Atkins Crustless Chicken Pot Pie

I actually had it for breakfast the other morning. πŸ™‚

I just fried three eggs and had those on top of it. Delicious!

Easy Keto Breakfast Ideas

My breakfast today though… was low carb chocolate chip waffles with lotsa butter & zero net carb Know syrup. 😍

Low Carb Toaster Waffles - Easy Keto Breakfast Ideas

The Know Foods waffles are THICK. I usually have a hard time finishing two whole waffles in one sitting, lol. But I put this breakfast DOWN today. 😉

Use code LYNN for 15% off ✔ on Know Foods Waffles 💕

Know Keto Waffles - Low Carb Freezer Foods

The syrup was from Know Foods too, and it’s zero net carbs – and delicious. Right now you can get their syrup FREE with any order over $100, plus you’ll get free shipping.

The waffles are one of the BEST sellers. They’re not personally one of my favorites but apparently they’re really popular. I do like them, but more as something to pop in the toaster and eat on the go as a quick meal replacement.

Or made into a HUGE grilled cheese waffle sandwich. That was good too. πŸ™‚

Keto Waffle Sandwich

Shakes are always super convenient for a quick breakfast, or a keto meal replacement on the go. I prefer the Ketologie shakes. They come in chocolate and vanilla, and the the vanilla is only 1 net carb and the chocolate is zero net carbs. ❤

They have collagen in them too, which really helps with your hair & nails.

Chocolate Keto Shake - Easy Low Carb Breakfast On The Go

Great news too: the individual Chocolate & Vanilla Keto Shake packets are back!! Finally 🙂💖🙂

The sachets are SO great for making shakes on the go. Plus they’re the best low carb shakes EVER. 😍 They’re thick, creamy & delicious – even just mixed with water.

See ingredients at: https://www.TravelingLowCarb.com/ketoshake ☕ [OUR COUPON CODE: LowCarbTraveler]

Keto Shakes For Hiking

Sometimes I mix it with hot coffee for a great keto breakfast shake. ☕

Both flavors are sooo good, with no aftertaste, and filling – these really hold me over compared to other low carb or protein shakes. It’s great as a keto coffee creamer too, with perfect lchf macros. 💪

I love to take them hiking because you can just add water & shake.

Hiking Low Carb - Keto Shakes

That wasn’t easy, lol. I don’t know why I didn’t take my shaker bottle with me! You can get the 16oz Shaker Bottle separately, but it comes in most of their pantry kits too. It’s definitely a better deal to get the jugs, but I love having the packets – especially when I travel or hike. πŸ˜‰

https://www.TravelingLowCarb.com/ketoshake 💕☕ [COUPON CODE: LowCarbTraveler] ✔

These keto shakes already have both coconut oil and collagen in them, so it’s a great (delicious!) source for both if you don’t like BPC (Bullet Proof Coffee) or taking supplements. I don’t like either. πŸ˜›

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Another thing I really like on the go is the FatSnax chocolate chip cookies. They’re not sweet like traditional cookies, but more like shortbread cookies, and the chocolate chip are my favorite flavor.

Keto Cookies - FatSnax - Low Carb On The Road

And of course the Fat Bomb Packets from FBOMB. πŸ™‚

TIP: It helps to warm them up with body heat first. It makes them easier to knead and mix up real good, and I like them better slightly “warm.”

I’m being conservative with this illustration, lol. I usually put them in my pants or stuff them in my bra before I eat them. πŸ˜‰

How To Eat FBOMBS - Keto Fat Bombs On The Go

We have a 20% off discount coded into this link.

Back to cookies, I had said awhile back that I felt like the NUI Cookies (formerly Keto Kookie) were too sweet. But I’ve been enjoying them again lately!

I don’t like them alone because they are too sweet for me, definitely more like a “cookie” or dessert/treat, and they tingle on my tongue. But topped with peanut butter or cream cheese I can make a quick meal out of them – or at least a snack that holds me over for awhile. πŸ˜‰

Keto Cookie Meal Ideas

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Even better was this delicious “dessert bowl” of a meal with two Snickerdoodle NUI Cookies crumbled up with cream cheese and peanut butter… and then all topped with FBOMB Macadamia Coconut Nut Butter. Yum! ♥

Keto Dessert - Fat Bomb Ideas

THAT was delicious! πŸ™‚

The other thing I’ve been making use of on-the-go lately is the new Know Cookies. They come in Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Lemon and Peanut butter.

These are less of a cookie though… and more like a meal replacement, as a thick chewy cookie. πŸ™‚

Keto Meal Replacement Cookies

They don’t have ANY aftertaste at all, and they’re VERY filling.

Right now all of the Know Keto Cookies are $4 off AND you can still use code COOKIES for another 15% off – too. πŸ˜‰

Know Cookies Discount - Keto Reviews

Up until recently the Lemon Know Cookies were my LEAST favorite. Until I topped it with cream cheese! That made it taste like pie. πŸ™‚

Lemon Keto Cookies

I’m really loving their new Peanut Butter Know Cookies though.

Those are my favorite for a grab-n-go, or if I’m at home I’ll top one with peanut butter and that holds me over for HOURS.

Chewy Peanut Butter Keto Cookies

Another super convenient low carb meal on the go is fast food, and my personal favorite is the sausage & eggs from McDonald’s since they have All Day Breakfast now.

Keto Fast Food - Eating Low Carb at McDonald's

I love going out to eat too. πŸ™‚

Like this GREAT meal the other day…

😍 Applebee’s Grill & Bar Fiesta Lime Chicken with no rice & no tortilla strips, steamed broccoli as the side. The mexi ranch on the chicken is 3 carbs, and delicious! ❤

Low Carb Applebee's - Keto Restaurant Ideas

👉 This is on the 2-for-$20 menu and that comes with 2 side salads as one of the included appetizer options. Great meal, great deal! 👍

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I had some other snacks around the house from recent Keto Boxes (monthly subscriptions where you can get a variety of gluten free, low carb foods to try every time).

I really LOVED the “Crazy Go Nuts” Garlic Parmesan Walnuts. The Pizza Jerky you can get at Wal-Mart, or if you order online our discount code is LOWCARBTRAVELER.

Pork rinds or pig skins I have a hard time with. They’re too hard for my teeth, or some of them are at least. Definitely not a personal favorite.

Keto Snacks - Low Carb Reviews

Another snack I really LOVE is the Legendary Foods seasoned almonds. I take these hiking with me a lot, and definitely on flights and road trips!

Keto Snacks - Seasoned Almonds

Oh, and good news! The Legendary Foods Sampler Pack is back. AND they now have their delicious flavored nut butters in new Squeeze Packs! πŸ™‚

Legendary Foods Keto Sampler

You’ll find the Sampler Pack on this page and our coupon code is LOWCARBTRAVELER for anything on the site – or use code SAMPLERSHIP to get free shipping on the sampler pack.

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Another new thing I tried recently is the Catalina Crunch keto cereal and Milkadamia milk that came in a recent Keto Krate box.

I’ve always LOVED the Milkadamia Milk but the cereal – no so much. I say that but I did finish it. πŸ™‚ It wasn’t awful, it was pretty good actually, just not something I would HAVE to order again.

Low Carb Breakfast - Keto Cereal

The latest Keto Krate box was full of fun new things to try too. πŸ™‚

You can see everything inside the box in the comments on this Facebook post. It’s a public post so you don’t need a Facebook account to view it.

October 2018 Keto Krate

I just cashed in my Southwest travel rewards for gift cards for Applebee’s (which I used for the meal I showed you above) and O’Charley’s and Starbucks.

I have a little cash left on my last Logan’s Roadhouse gift card too, and they often do 20% off specials and afternoon 8.99 meals, so I’ll be eating there again soon too. πŸ˜‰

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I hope that gives you a few new ideas to try or check out.

My life has been FULL and hectic and crazy and great and such lately, lol, so I’ve been doing whatever it takes to get by and “keep it keto” no matter what – even when I have to just grab something and head out the door!

How are things going with you?

I would love to hear some of YOUR favorite low carb convenience foods, freezer meals, or what you tend to grab when you don’t have time for meal prep or don’t feel like cooking…

Leave a comment and let’s chat!

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

 

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13 Responses to Low Carb Convenience Foods – My Thoughts & Feedback

  1. Becky says:

    Thanks for your review of “snacks” Lynn. I have used your recommendations several times. I just recently received my first order of Ketologic Shakes. I bought the big jar and 5 each of the chocolate and vanilla packets. Both are great! I add a frozen half of an avocado and about 4 strawberries and yum! So good. I have a question though. I’ve read item after item of your reviews and recommendations. I know you receive these from the manufacturers in return for you trying and reviewing them. My question is how many of these Keto foods do you like well enough to order again and actually pay for them? Most of these are pretty expensive and unfortunately that has to come into the decision of which to buy. Thanks for what you do.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Becky! I do receive a lot of items for review, yes – and then other things I buy myself to try.

      The TOP thing on my list that I love and use often and would buy again and again is the FBOMB nut butter packets. Those are so great for me when I’m hiking, traveling (they came in VERY handy on my recent flight/trip to Austin!), or just need something quick at my desk to power through a busy afternoon.

      They aren’t “cheap” I agree, but honestly not much different in price than bars/shakes you can get at the store, and MUCH better ingredients – and flavor. Plus we have a 20% off discount coded into my link: https://www.dropanfbomb.com/discount/LOWCARBTRAVELER

      I’ve ordered from Know Foods and ChocZero too, to restock on products of theirs that I love. Especially when Know Foods has great sales. πŸ˜‰ The best thing to do is get on their email list so you catch the discounts: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/know

      Their Thins (crackers) are a favorite and something I’ve bought myself, but not something I have to have all the time. And the cookies too – because those are so handy in place of a “bar” too, with much better ingredients. And their syrup is zero net carbs and my favorite – I’ve bought that one myself too.

      As for ChocZero, everyone LOVES their bark so I want to try that next. But I’ve purchased the syrups and dipping cups after trying them, because those are AMAZING. πŸ™‚ We have a coupon code there too: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/choczero Code: TravelingLowCarb

      And of course the Ketologie Shakes. I supported their Kickstarter campaign for the individual packets and I’m SO glad they were able to bring those to market! I love their Roast Chicken Broth too and the Sweet Like Sugar (although I have plenty of Swerve to get by right now).

      But the shakes definitely! Those really hold me over, and make my hair feel tons better. πŸ™‚ Our coupon code right now is LowCarbTraveler at http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/ketologie

      I try to score us discounts or coupon codes when they send me products to review to help out with the cost. And I agree you don’t want to eat “products” ALL the time, but it’s really nice to have GOOD options or low carb replacements. That’s what helps me stay on track!

      Oh, speaking of – the other thing I’d pay for myself is the Keto Brownie Blondies. Those are AMAZING. We have a 15% off discount coded into this link: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/ketobrownie15 – and I’m glad I just remembered that, because I’m off to order some. πŸ˜‰

      Pili Nuts too. I love those for cooking – like in this, one of my all time favorite EASY low carb / healthy meals: https://www.travelinglowcarb.com/17562/low-carb-cauliflower-rice-recipe/

  2. Kris says:

    Just wondering… have you been able to buy the Snickerdoodle Nui cookies recently? I can’t find them or the Birthday Cake varieties at Nui or Amazon.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Kris – No, for some reason that one is unavailable everywhere. I noticed that too. I hope they aren’t discontinuing it! The peanut butter is my favorite, but the snickerdoodle is the lowest in net carbs. πŸ˜‰ I’ll see what I can find out on that!

  3. Dianna Johnson says:

    What brand of peanut butter do you like/eat? Thanks

  4. Doris Bailey says:

    Loved my Keto Crate this month. Some of the things I loved where, Sugar free Hemp Brittle, Catalina Crunch wan’t bad if you added a pack of Splenda. and I think it might have been a God thing that there was Natural Heaven spaghetti shaped hearts of Palm, in there because I was invited to my Daughter’s church for family game/spaghetti fed night and it’s alway fun to be with family, so I fried up a little ground beef, added some Trader Joes Rustico Traditional Southern Italian Sauce “Pomodoro Pasta Sauce” total carbs 6g and 2g fiber for half a cup. mixed it up with the Hearts of Palm noodles and took it with me. also took a Keto walnut brownie bar for desert. and never felt left out for dinner.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Way to go, Doris – smart planning! πŸ™‚

      That’s what I love most about getting the Keto Krate. You never know what’s going to be in the box, and it gives you fun new options for mixing things up. πŸ˜‰

  5. Diana says:

    The best pizza crust I have found is at KBoshfoods.com They have different varieties and each one is only 2 net carbs for the entire crust which is pretty good size. Of course you have to add your own ingredients. And they even have one called a dessert cauliflower crust that is delicious spread with a low carb cream cheese type frosting and then covered with berries. You just bake the crusts or for crisper one just put it in the skillet for a few minutes. There are so many possibilities like just melting cheese for cheese bread. I highly recommend trying them. (I am not affiliated any way with them. Just a my own opinion.)

  6. Becki says:

    I just received my KetoLogic sample shakes and immediately tried one in cashew milk. Oh my!! I’m in heaven. The chocolate is FANTASTIC! It’s just like a chocolate shake. Thank you for your discount code. I’ll definitely buy the large jug ☺️

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Oh, I think you mean Ketologie. πŸ™‚ YES, they’re amazing shakes aren’t they? The vanilla is just as good. So delicious, and very filling.

      They have shake bundle kits and pantry kits that are a better deal and that come with the shaker bottle – which I’ve found is GREAT for making shakes on the go.

      See: https://www.travelinglowcarb.com/ketologie for all the options. Our coupon code is: LowCarbTraveler for a discount.

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