4 Tips for Staying Keto-Friendly While Traveling

This post is sponsored by Pearls® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Although it has not been a full year since Adam and I started on a lower carb diet and began adapting to a more ketogenic diet, we have developed some great habits when it comes to snacking, drinking water, controlling our portions, and just being more mindful of listening to our bodies. 

Since we started following the ketogenic diet as a way to better what we eat and how we eat, we began learning just how many food items we encountered on a daily basis that were not ideal when it comes to keeping meals low in carbohydrates. 

Traveling, especially, opened our eyes when it comes to being aware of what we put into our bodies and reading up on nutritional facts before mindlessly snacking on anything we could get our hands on at the airport. In the past, we struggled with eating healthy while on the go and traveling. Now that we have a better sense of what we can do to set ourselves up for success, today we are sharing four helpful travel tips for those who are on a ketogenic or lower carb diet (as well as our new, favorite low carb on-the-go travel snack!)
Tips for Staying Keto-Friendly While Traveling

#1 Do Your Research

Maybe you're still unsure about what is considered keto-friendly and that is okay! It is always better to be cautious and look further into the nutritional facts of common snacks you would either bring to the airport or find at the airport and bring on the plane with you. There are a variety of free online resources that talk about low carb snacks that are ideal for those on a ketogenic diet, and I strongly urge you to look into them further before your next trip.

#2 Look at the Airport Terminal Map(s)

If you know which airport you are traveling to or stopping at during a connecting flight, you can find the terminal maps for most airports online. What I like to do before I fly is look at the terminal map and see what restaurants or stores are accessible both before and after the security checkpoint. I can get a better idea of what kinds of options, if any, I will have if I do not have time to pack food with me and bring it with me to the airport while traveling. 

#3 Stock up on To-Go Snacks Days before you Travel

One common issue I encountered in the past was struggling with time management. If I wait until the last minute to shop for snacks to bring with me when I travel, chances are I will run out of time and not be able to bring anything with me. I like to find to-go sizes of common low carb snacks and bring them with me to the airport so I don't feel trapped with no food to eat once I get to the airport and find myself surrounded by loads of options that are generally not low carb. 

Pearls Olives to Go!® have been the go-to, keto-friendly travel snack in our house! They have 3 new infused flavors including Taco, Sriracha, and Italian Herb (which is my favorite and has just 2 grams of carbs per pack). We were able to stock up on the Italian Herb and Taco flavors at our local grocery store, and you can also find them on Amazon or at a store near you. Be sure to take a look at their website if you enjoy coupons, too! 

#4 Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Do yourself a favor and invest in a chilled water bottle that can hold at least 32 ounces of water, and bring it with you whenever you travel. 

You do not have to fill the water bottle before you leave the house, but make sure you have it with you and it is empty when you go through the security checkpoint. Buying plastic water bottles at the airport is excessive, wasteful, and totally expensive. Fill up your water bottle once you go through security at the airport at a water fountain, so that you can bring it with you on the airplane and stay hydrated. Dehydration and ketogenic diets do not do well together, so be sure to stay on track and drink enough water while you travel. 

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  1. Flavor infused olives? Yum! Those cute little to go containers would make the perfect addition to my kids' school lunches too.

  2. I love love love black olives! One of my favorite go-to snacks. I will definitely have to be on the lookout for them. I'd eat them every day with lunch!

  3. Its definitely good to plan before you travel if you are on a special diet. My kids would love these snacking olives, I'm not so much a fan of olives.

  4. I am not doing any special diet but that one looks really delicious and so perfect on the go snacks.

  5. Your tips are awesome! Finding the right food when taveling is the hardest thing! I am so agree to stock up on to go snacks in advance!

  6. I haven't started my keto diet yet but I think these tips are great! Yes to stocking up on snacks.

  7. I know some people that Keto is working out really well for, but I just couldn't do it... I have to watch my meat intake due to kidney stones, so that pretty much makes these meat-centered diets wrong for me unfortunately. I just need to eat more veggies, and less carbs haha!

  8. Oh how I love olives! I just never knew that they came packaged and ready to eat for snacking. I'll definitely be looking for Pearls Olives to Go!

  9. These are some really great tips. It makes it so much easier to travel with a keto diet!

  10. Good tips. I'm not on the keto trend, but I see it working for so many people.

  11. That is great that you're sharing these tips. These sure will be helpful to those people who are on this kind of diet and loves to travel.

  12. I'm not a fan of olives but, I know my sister is. She does keto, I'll let her know.

  13. I've seen the product before. My husband loves olive, this sounds like a great snack option for traveler..

  14. Well, I couldn't eat olives, not my favorite! But I understand the importance of being prepared for following special diets when you're away from home, because my youngest daughter has Celiac and has to avoid anything with gluten in it.


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