Alright, so you’ve decided it’s time to roll with the keto diet. Now what? Well, for one the food in your refrigerator isn’t going to magically change to keto-friendly food. So it’s time to go grocery shopping. Let’s get you a keto grocery list that will help you with cooking and meal prep.
Making a Keto Diet Grocery List
Alright, in order to make a keto diet grocery list you will need to know what a keto diet is. Once you get that taken care of then you need to start putting a list of food together that will fall in line with the diet. We’re going to help you with that.
First there are the essentials: grass fed butter, heavy whipping cream, pork rinds, almonds, MCT Oil (Disclaimer: this link and other links in this article could be affiliate links. If you purchase through my link I get paid a small commission. This comes at no extra cost to you.), avocado and cheese. These are essentials, but they maybe are not for you. They should be. Why? Because these foods fall in line perfectly with the keto diet. They are high fat, low carb essentials. Put some heavy cream, MCT oil, and grass fed butter in your coffee and you have bulletproof coffee. That’s breakfast. And the perfect start to a day for someone on the keto diet. If you don’t want to go that far just throw some heavy whipping cream in your coffee and let it replace your half and half.
You might be wondering why you need the “essentials” I listed above. First, grass fed butter. It’s just better for you. You’re going to be cooking your eggs in with the keto diet. Pork rinds have zero carbs and high fat. Avocado is another great food for anyone on the keto diet. High far, but there are some carbs, but also some fiber. This gives it a low amount of net carbs, which makes it a great thing to eat. And it’s very filling. Almonds are a great nut to snack on when you are on the ketogenic diet. Cheese is great to spruce up any meal on the keto diet.
So we are creating your a shopping list. So write down all of the essentials that you can work into your diet.
Keto Breakfast Items
Now let’s talk breakfast. Are you a fan of bacon, eggs and sausage? Then this will be very easy for you. Get a couple dozen eggs and a pound of sausage and bacon and your breakfast is taken care of.
Here are some other foods that make great keto breakfast options: bulletproof coffee (includes the ingredients above), avocado, almond flour pancakes, low carb waffle mix, Keto Bars, cottage cheese, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, mushrooms and onions.
We’re still building that list, right? Add the items from the above list that will work well in your diet.
Keto Lunch and Dinner Items
If you love meat then this is very simple. Chicken (all cuts), fish (shrimp, tuna, salmon, crab, tilapia, trout, cod and scallops), steak, beef and ham. Basically any meat is on the table. Just make sure there isn’t any sugar added. Lunch meat is good too, but again, be careful of the added items, which can include sugar and that’s a no no. Lunch can be two to four ounces of ham and a slice of cheese rolled up along with some pork rinds. It doesn’t get much easier than that, does it?
Now we’re going to look at vegetables. What vegetables are okay on the keto diet? Above we already listed mushrooms and onions. Other good vegetables include: lettuce, spinach, asparagus, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts, radishes, cabbage, peppers and green beans. These are all five carbs carbs per serving or less. You can find a more comprehensive list of vegetables on the keto diet here.
Substitutes for Bread
You might think just because you are on the keto diet you aren’t able to enjoy anything resembling bread. That would be wrong!
Joseph’s makes a variety of keto-friendly wraps, pitas, lavash breads and more. They are available in most Walmarts!
Keto snacks really depend on the person. You need to find some ideas that fit with your tastes. Here are a few popular ones:
Beef Jerky (READ THE LABEL TO CHECK THE NUTRITION INFO/INGREDIENTS!)
When on the keto diet, many people fall into a rut and eat too many meals that are either eggs and bacon or sausage, chicken wings or salads. Keep researching for different options. Before I make a trip to the grocery store I always go on Pinterest and find one new recipe that I haven’t tried before.
If there is a food you really miss from when you aren’t on keto, odds are you can find a satisfactory replacement for it on Pinterest. I’ve been able to replace pigs in the blanket, strombolis and southern fried chicken all by searching Pinterest!
Alright, you’re ready to head to the grocery store and get the keto diet rolling.
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