Whether you are lounging on the couch or sneaking these into a movie theatres – we are sharing the best keto movie snacks to eat while you watch!
Thank you Jesus, things are nowhere near back to normal but we are getting there. And now that my husband and I are vaccinated – we are so looking forward to going back to the movies! While we aren’t even movie goers – right now, movie theaters aren’t packed with people so before the crowds return, we are there.
That said – there is that keto low carb eating situation that can become a huge issue when it comes to snacking while movie watching. And because we are talking movie snacks, I know you have this question (I did!)
How Many Carbs in Popcorn?
There are 23 carbs in popcorn – that is 3 cups of movie theater popcorn. And other popcorn brands rang from 13g per cup of popcorn to 19g of carbs. (Net carbs, yall.) Air popped popcorn might sound healthy but for us on keto, avoid.
Popcorn on Keto
All that said, regular and movie theatre popcorn has a lot of carbs especially when someone like me eats only around 20g carbs a day! So what’s a keto dieter suppose to eat at the movies?
Best Keto Movie Snacks
Fret not, I am sharing the best keto movie snacks for you to either enjoy either on the couch or in a movie theatre that are low carb and won’t have you feeling the guilt. These popcorn substitutes (even though they may not taste the same!) can fill your belly with low carb goodness rather than high carb corn kernels.
Moon Cheese Snacks
You have heard me mention Moon Cheese before and here I am mentioning it again. These are my go to keto snack.
Moon Cheese are bit size cheese snacks that offer a crunch that helps my popcorn craving that I get when watching a movie. Bonus, they also taste delicious. I think of Moon Cheese snacks like an adult healthy version of Goldfish crackers.
Moon Cheese has 5 different varieties, try them all. My favorite are cheddar and garlic parmesan!
I was shocked last year when standing in line to get movie popcorn (totally for my kids, ha) and saw a jar of large pickles. WHA! Keto friendly movie theatre snacks in the movie aisle? I hate to say it, but that’s the only keto snack available but yay for progress.
Pickles make an awesome keto movie snack! Whether you pick up a huge dill pickle at the movie theatre or enjoy a bag of pickles – pick a pickle that you like and enjoy!
Val Holton Pickles
Val Holton Pickles are large pickles that come in delicious flavors with fun names. Garlic Joe offers a garlic pickle. Big Papa is a hearty dill pickle. Hot Mama is a hot and spicy pickle. Sour Sis is a tart and tangy pickle.
What I love (besides the marketing) is that Val Holton pickles come packaged so you can just throw in your bag or purse or pocket. Perfect for movie theatre eating.
Pork Rinds offer a crunchy keto snack that is perfect for the movie theatre, just try not to sit too close to anyone. Personally to me these have a weird smell when I’m a third party – but that never stops me from eating them!
My go to pick for pork rinds for a keto movie theater snack or anytime low carb snack, are any of the 4505 Chicharrones fried pork rinds.
4505 Chicharrones pork rinds raise pork humanely and without antibiotics. Like traditional potato chips, this brand offers a plethora of flavors that you will love. My favorite, the spicy green chili and lime cracklins! (Available on Amazon)
Keto Candy Snacks
If it isn’t movie theatre popcorn or chips, chances are you are grabbing candy for your movie snack. Well we are talking low carb movie snacks so that box of Reese’s Pieces just isn’t going to cut it on Keto!
Low and behold, beef jerky we bow low carb keto people bow to you. Grab you a stick of beef and snack away while watching your movie!
Beef jerky is another great go to low carb snack that you can throw into your purse or bag like the pickles! With minimal carbs, lots of protein and can easily fill you up – beef jerky for the movie snack win!
Epic Provisions is another go to keto brand offering protein bars, beef sticks and more keto friendly items that you will love.
As far as keto movie snacks go, don’t miss Epic Provisions venison and beef strips or their beef jalapeno bars.
More Low Carb Movie Snack Ideas
Here are more low carb movies snacks for eating while watching a movie.
- Nuts (almonds)
- Cheese Cubes
- Hard Boiled Eggs (maybe not in a movie theater though)
- Fat Bombs
- Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pepperoni – buy a pack and eat away
Whether you are keto, low carb, atkins or just watching your carbs, I hope these low carb movie snack ideas help you find something to eat that isn’t popcorn or overly carby when watching a movie.
What low carb movie snacks do you love for movie night? Drop us a note on our Facebook page and let us know!
If popcorn keto friendly?
Popcorn is not keto friendly. Sorry friends, sure enjoy a bite if you feel like you have to – but it should be a food that you avoid on keto. In general, corn on keto is a no. Popcorn is corn kernels so…
What zero carb movie snacks can I eat?
Check out our list of zero carb snacks for more ideas for keto movie snacks.
Is sneaking keto snacks into a movie theater bad?
Sneaking snacks into a movie theatre is between you and Jesus.
How many carbs in dill pickles?
There are ZERO carbs in dill pickles. This makes them an awesome low carb movie snack.