If you're traveling on planes right now, there's already enough regulations to worry about so I wanted to put together an easy Keto/Low Carb travel list of must haves!
PSA-- As of May 2020 the TSA has updated their guidelines for bringing food through security. You must now separate food for x-ray screening by placing it in a clear plastic bag. (This is NOT the 3-1-1 liquids bag, so you are not limited to a quart size bag.)
“Passengers should place their carry-on food items into a clear plastic bag and place that bag into a bin. Food items often trigger an alarm during the screening process; separating the food from the carry-on bag lessens the likelihood that a TSA officer will need to open the carry-on bag and remove the food items for a closer inspection. This requirement allows social distancing, reduces the TSA officer’s need to touch a person’s container of food and reduces potential for cross-contamination. TSA Precheck members do not need to remove items from their bags.”
This list references snack items mostly for travel convenience. As far as sanitization, feel free to grab one of those Lysol pocket wipes and have on hand in your snack bag.
1) Keto Friendly Granulated Sweetener (of your choice)
I always travel with my own sweetener wherever I go. For convenience I keep packets in my car and also my purse. These are great because unfortunately so many places don't have stevia or low carb sweetener options at the ready. You can order a coffee or unsweet tea and still enjoy :)
2)Keto Protein Bars
Unfortunately, I have a super sensitive stomach so a lot of these types of bars are off limit for me (I can't do allulose or chicory root!)
I do keep Perfect Keto bars on hand, as they contain very clean and minimal ingredients and are great to have as a grab and go option.
If you haven't tried them I highly recommend!
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3)Jerky - Store bought or homemade
Making it at home is best! I have a great recipe HERE
If you buy it, make sure there is little to no sugar!
4)Nuts, seeds, and nut butters
These are always one of my favorite go-tos. They have a long shelf life and you can also buy the "individual" packets. As always, make sure you're reading your labels for added sugars and such. You want just nuts and salt!
5)Cheese - fresh or cheese crisps
Transporting actual cheese might not be most convenient option but hey- it's great. Especially if you happen across a Starbucks in the airport and they have the little meat and cheese trays!
If you plan ahead, grab some cheese crisps to pack! A few of our favorite brands are Moon Cheese, Cheese Whisps, and Parm Crisps!