21 Of The Best Keto Snacks Trader Joe's Can Bring To Your Table
Trader Joe's is the perfect place for single folks or busy parents looking for easy meals and snacks. They offer ready-made meals in the frozen foods section, easy-to-make mixes, and small portions in the produce section to avoid having food go bad if you're not feeding an army. They also happen to have some of the best deals on bagged nuts and seeds outside of big megastores like Costco—a big plus for keto dieters.
A lot of what you'll find within their walls is their own store brand, giving them the freedom to keep their prices low. They also have great deals on the outside brands they carry. While Trader Joe's doesn't offer online shopping, their website does provide a sketch of what you can find in your average Trader Joe's grocery store. The website also shares recipes and suggestions for how to best use their products in your own cooking at home.
Keto Diet at Trader Joe's
One of the perks of Trader Joe's can also be a challenge for those following the ketogenic diet. Because there are so many prepped or partially prepped/mixed/combination items, you might find something you like only to realize that half of the ingredients aren't keto-friendly. We've found the most reliably low-carb snacks and ingredients from the Trader Joe's shelves to help you create a keto shopping list at this awesome store.
Ingredients for Keto Snacking from Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's has an array of ingredients to help you make your own high-fat keto recipes, whether you're making a little cheese plate or a full-blown feast.
#1 Kerrygold Butter
A delicious grass-fed Irish butter, it comes in salted, unsalted, and garlic herb. Trader Joe's has some of the best prices in town for this name brand product.
#2 Grass-fed Beef
Grass-fed beef is the perfect keto ingredient for snacks, lettuce-wrapped burgers, or sugar-free tomato sauce.
Whether you want artisan cheeses like Trader Jacque's Double Créme Brie With Truffles or your standard sliced cheddar cheese, Trader Joe's has an amazing selection. Just make sure you opt for full-fat and avoid skim milk cheeses.
#4 Organic Chicken
Chicken breast, thighs, wings, whole chicken? Trader Joe's has them all, and with an organic option, you know you're not getting any of the chemicals from big agriculture.
#5 Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
This is a product worth standing in line for. All the ingredients that top an everything bagel inside one Trader Joe's seasoning bottle. Top your keto cloud bread with it for a bagel-like experience. It's also a great seasoning for veggies.
#6 Raw and Roasted Nuts
Cashews, pecans, walnuts, brazil nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, and even pine nuts come in Trader Joe's store brand bags, and you'll get some of the best deals in town. Just avoid the mixes with dried fruit and candy. Get fancy with their containers of seasoned Marcona almonds—add them to your charcuterie plate for a rich touch.
#7 Cooking Oils
Trader Joe's offers the best of cooking oils at a price you'll like. The keto staples are coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado oil, all of which come in spray and regular form.
#8 Prepped Veggies
If you've spent time at Trader Joe's you know that much of their produce comes prepped and packaged. In some cases, that can be super ideal, including prepped broccoli florets, shredded cabbage, zucchini spirals, and salad mixes (just make your own dressing).
#9 Jicama Sticks
While technically a subset of "prepped veggies," jicama snack sticks deserve their own place on the list. That's because they're low-carb, crispy, and crunchy, without the carbs. Jicama happens to be among the few root veggies that won't kick you out of ketosis when portioned properly, so dig in!
#10 Lunch Meat
Trader Joe's offers both store brand and name brands in this section. They even offer Applegate in some stores, a brand known for treating its animals well and even offering organic options. Make an Italian antipasto plate with salami, cheese, olives, and savory cornichons, or go simple with turkey and cheese roll-ups.
#11 Pastrami Style Smoked Atlantic Salmon
This delicious ingredient is more versatile than you think. Add your smoked salmon to a morning scramble, toss it into a salad, or chop it finely and roll it into balls with cream cheese and your Everything Bagel seasoning for a morning treat zero carbs.
#12 Nut Butters and Nut Milks
Trader Joe's offers a surprising selection of nut butters and nut milks. This includes raw or roasted almond butter and even a mixed nut butter option featuring almonds, cashews, walnuts, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, and pecans. And of course, they have top quality peanut butter, in which the only ingredients are peanuts and oil. Just make sure that whatever you choose has no added sugar to keep your carb count low.
Ready-to-Eat Keto-Friendly Snacks from Trader Joe's
Some of your favorite keto snacks could be right around the corner at your local Trader Joe's. These minimal-prep or zero-prep Trader Joe's keto treats will help you stay on track, even on your busiest days.
#13 Avocado's Number Guacamole To Go
Ready to eat, this is the perfect medium for those jicama sticks or a homemade gluten-free keto cracker.
#14 Trader Giotto's Oven-Baked Cheese Bites
What's a keto snack list without crispy, crunchy baked cheese crackers? This store-brand version of a keto classic has just 2 net carbs in the whole bag. Enjoy!
#15 Mozzarella Rolloni
This is an even faster snack than making your own meat and cheese roll-ups? Trader Joe's has you covered!
#16 Roasted Seaweed Snack
A salty treat with only a few calories and lots of crunch. seaweed snacks are not only delicious, they offer trace minerals and micronutrients for a boost of nutrition.
#17 “Just a Handful of Olives" Pitted Manzanilla Olives
Toss these on your antipasto plate or enjoy them on their own, these delicious olives are the perfect keto snack.
#18 Tzatziki Creamy Garlic Cucumber Dip
Dip celery or your jicama sticks into this creamy dip for a snack full of healthy fats.
#19 Canned Fish
Trader Joe's has a few great options here. Whether you're a tuna fan, a salmon fan, or craving sardines, they have you covered.
#20 Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry
The perfect ready-to-cook keto bag of goodies—riced cauliflower is a keto rice alternative perfect as a side dish or snack. Or toss in some chicken or shrimp as a one-bowl meal free of extra carbohydrates.
#21 Chile Lime Chicken Burgers
This tangy burger is the perfect centerpiece for Mex-American fusion—and only three grams of carbs per burger. Top it with guacamole and cheese and eat it with a fork or in a lettuce wrap for a flavorful way to mix it up.
Keto-Friendly Foods at Trader Joe's
When you're walking through the aisles at Trader Joe's, it often feels like this store exists to make your life easier. Everything is so neatly displayed, organized in a way that makes sense, and ready for you to dig in. They have top quality meats and cheeses, and their frozen section absolutely cannot be beat. This list is not comprehensive because individual stores vary, and you can't place orders from them online. But we can pretty-much guarantee that your keto needs will be covered within these walls. Get ready for some tasty bites!
Toni is a wellness professional with a Master's in Integrative Health, is passionate about spreading health, happiness, and personal fulfillment to as many people as possible. She has a professional background in health and wellness, dietary supplements, and nutrition, and embarks every day to live a well, balanced, happy life.
Published: February 2, 2021
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