Trader Joe's Keto Guide: 16 Top Low-Carb Snacks & Foods

Trader Joe's Keto Guide: 16 Top Low-Carb Snacks & Foods
One of the top concerns many people have about going keto is how much effort it takes to cook and plan meals. It’s not always easy to hit your daily keto macros of 75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% carbohydrates.

We compiled our 16 favorite keto-friendly products you can find at Trader Joe's that make staying on track a breeze (we tried to cut it to 15 and couldn't!).

And best of all, you don’t even have to be keto to enjoy these products so it's easy to cook for the entire family even if you're the only one eating low-carb!

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Top 16 Convenient Trader Joe's Keto Products

Here is our top keto products list at Trader Joe’s along with some delicious keto recipe suggestions. Plus, we get health and nutrition tips from Molly Devine, a Registered Dietitian who specializes in the ketogenic way of eating.

1. Gyro Slices


  • 16 grams of fat
  • 4 grams of carbs
Per serving, the macros for Trader Joe's Gyro Slices complement the keto diet perfectly.

These Gyro Slices are so good, we wouldn’t blame you for having them on their own. But if you’re more civilized than we are -- and since a single pita can have as many as 30 grams of carbs -- try making a sandwich with this amazing Keto Bread recipe. Best of both worlds.

Note: if you're strict keto, you may want to avoid this product even though it has keto-friendly macros because it contains breadcrumbs.

2. Ciao Pepperoni


  • 14g of fat
  • 6g of protein
  • Zero carbs
Ciao Pepperoni is the perfect appetizer, pizza topper, or afternoon snack. Add it to a Portobello Pizza or for a convenient and quick snack pair with mozzarella cheese or Keto Cheese Crisps (especially the Chili Lime flavor).

3. Grass-Fed Organic Ground Beef


  • 17g fat
  • 21g protein
  • 0g carbs
Trader Joe's is a fantastic place to stock up on grass-fed meats, including ground beef. Among the many health benefits -- grass-fed meats are higher in Omega-3 fatty acids and provide more vitamins than grain-fed beef. Ground beef is so easy to cook and very versatile. Try it in a keto taco salad.

4. Spatchcocked Lemon Rosemary Chicken


  • 19g fat
  • 16g protein
  • 2g carbs
For those looking for a little more adventure but still needing convenience, Trader Joe’s Spatchcocked Chicken is perfectly marinated and only needs to be thrown in the oven for about 45 minutes for an easy weeknight meal that everyone will think you slaved over.

Keto Tip: Serve the whole chicken, skin on, over a bed of arugula and drizzled with olive oil for a beautiful presentation. Easy peasy!

5. Avocado’s Number Guacamole to Go


  • 9g fat
  • 1g protein
  • 2g carbs
If you don’t have time (or the patience) to make guacamole from scratch, Trader Joe’s Avocado’s Number Guacamole to Go is definitely your best bet. Each serving has 9g of fat and only 2g of carbs, so even the latest last-minute party snack won’t throw you out of ketosis. Try it with FBOMB Keto Krunch™ cheese crisps instead of tortilla chips to take things to another level.

6. Sauerkraut with Pickled Persian Cucumbers


  • 0g fat
  • 0g protein
  • 2g carbs
Though the name may sound like a tongue-twister, the product itself is much more straightforward. Trader Joe’s Sauerkraut with Pickled Persian Cucumbers is jam-packed with flavor, all while having fewer than 2g of net carbs. These are delicious when added to grilled bratwursts.

Keto Tip: Add fermented foods such as sauerkraut to promote a healthy gut and maintain regularity -- no whole grains required!

7. Fully Cooked Uncured Bacon


  • 7g fat
  • 7g protein
  • 0g carbs
Even to the untrained eye, this one’s pretty simple. Bacon. Is. Awesome. And Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Uncured Bacon is the cream of the crop. Each serving has 7g of fat, 7g of protein, and no carbs. Morning, noon, or night, you’ll find a way to fit this into your diet. Add it to: Keto Tip: Upgrade your bacon and try Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Pork Belly. All you have to do is brown and heat to serve - what could be easier? This fat-forward protein is not only convenient but amazingly rich in flavor and will add variety to your keto routine.

8. Clarified Butter (Ghee)


  • 5g fat
  • 0g protein
  • 0g carbs
Ghee is a wonderful source of pure fat...

So wonderful, in fact, that people are putting it in their coffee along with MCT oil to kickstart their day and prime their brains for peak performance.

This is called "bulletproof" or "keto coffee".

ALSO READ: Keto Bulletproof Coffee Recipe {Keto, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb}

With all the fat of butter, no milk solids, and a deliciously intense flavor, ghee is even great for those with dairy sensitivities. Use this to saute greens for a delicious fat boost.

Try it in:

Keto Tip: Replace butter with ghee for sauteeing veggies or for making a rich herb sauce for grilled meats and fish.

9. Just Coconut Chunks


  • 8g fat
  • 2g protein
  • 3g net carbs
Coconut can be used in a ton of different recipes, from snacks to keto desserts to garnishes on entrees.

Trader Joe’s Just Coconut Chunks give you the chance to be creative and adventurous with your next recipe, without going through the trouble of breaking open a whole coconut.

They’re also delicious as a snack on their own for days when you’ve already had enough adventure.

10. Sparkling Spring Water


  • 0g fat
  • 0g protein
  • 0g carbs
Often on keto, it can be hard to find drinks that aren’t packed with sugar, yet still have flavor.

Trader Joe’s Sparkling Spring Water is the answer. No carbs, tons of flavor, and a sparkle which makes you think you’re drinking something much more expensive. It’s the keto-lover’s dream. And even though it’s already flavored, it’s surprisingly delicious when mixed with BHB exogenous ketones if you need an added boost of energy!

11. Truffle Mousse Pate

At 85% fat, and chock-full of micronutrients such as B Vitamins, Vitamin A, Iron, and Choline, pate is a keto must-try.

Keto Tip: Pair it with a slice of Manchego cheese for an indulgent and nutritious addition to any keto social gathering!

12. Smoked Salmon Dip with Capers

Calling all smoked salmon lovers!

Delicious served on cucumber slices or mixed in as an omelet filling for a meal, Trader Joe’s Smoked Salmon Dip with Capers delivers all the flavor of lox and bagels without all the carbs.

Salmon is chock full of nutrients and the capers provide some extra flavor to this TJ's favorite.

13. Spanish Manzanilla Olives


Olives are easily one of the top keto snack choices for their zero carb count, high quality fat content and decadent flavor.

Trader Joe’s Spanish Manzanilla Olives are a great addition to a keto-friendly charcuterie spread or added to salads as a salty and savory fat addition.

Keto Tip: Chop them up and add them to a creamy chicken or tuna salad.

14. Genova Pesto

Trader Giotto’s Genova Pesto is a flavorful way to add delicious fat to any vegetable, meat, or seafood. Pair it with pulled rotisserie chicken and serve over spiralized zucchini for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Keto Tip: Add a splash or two of heavy cream to the pesto sauce to up your keto game!

15. Frozen Brussels Sprouts


Brussels sprouts always seem to have a bad reputation but these mini cabbages are seriously delicious and so good for you! And if you haven't tried them with bacon, then you're missing out!

This Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon recipe will make you a brussels sprouts lover if you aren't one already. (Other awesome keto-approved frozen veggies from Trader Joe’s include Zucchini Spirals, Organic Rainbow Cauliflower, Haricot Vert aka French Green Beans, and Frozen Spinach).

Keto Tip: Throw your favorite frozen vegetable into the oven to roast, then toss them with Trader Joe’s creamy Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce.

16. Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

Bacon. Cheddar. Ranch. Three amazingly delicious ingredients combined into one heavenly keto dip. Not much else needs to be said here.

If you're a hardcore cheddar lover, dip a handful of KetoLogic's Keto Crisps in. The 100% cheddar cheese crisps are a perfect complement to the smooth and rich dip. Cheddar dipped in cheddar... what could be better?

Make Your Keto Lifestyle Simple and Convenient

So there you have it. It was tough to limit this list to 16.

Trader Joe’s offers many more keto-friendly products so we encourage you to try them all! And please let us know what we should add to our list! From keto staples like bacon and avocados to less obvious choices like gyro slices and coconut chunks, there’s something for anyone looking to live a delicious and healthy -- and convenient -- keto lifestyle.


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