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100+ Keto Foods List: A Comprehensive Guide to Eating Keto

Whether you’re new to keto or a veteran, putting together your keto shopping list can be a challenge. We’ve made this easier by creating the Master Keto Food List. It lists 100+ keto foods so you can reduce your lap time at the grocery store. Beware, this article is long because it covers so much. Get the abbreviated cheatsheet now to save time.

 

Otherwise, strap in. Here’s what’s covered:

But Do I Really Need a Keto Food List?

Use the list if you:

Keto Food Principles

Minimize Carbs

Keep your carb-count to around 5g or less per meal to make sure you don’t exceed the recommended 20g of carbs per day. Check our Carb Counter to make sure what you’re eating is completely keto-appropriate.

Use A Meal Plan

Putting together a tasty keto meal plan isn’t difficult if you plan ahead. Need help? Download our 7-Day Keto Meal Plan.

Or just make up your own meal following these simple steps.

Read The Ingredients

Keto is more popular than ever, which means there are more and more keto-friendly products on the market every day. Sadly, this also means the word “keto” has become misused as a marketing term for foods that no legitimate keto dieter would ever touch. Even the most keto-friendly looking cauliflower pizza crust can hide ingredients (like regular wheat flour) making it a carb hangover waiting to happen. This is why, if it’s not on the Master Keto Food List, you gotta look for hidden carbs on the ingredients list.

Know Where to Shop

Knowing where to shop is going to make this new lifestyle easier. We’ve had good success at:

Now that you know what your meals should look like and where to buy the ingredients, all that’s left is to buy them. Enter Master Keto Food List…

The Master Keto Foods List

Keto Vegetables

Despite the meat-and-cheese reputation, keto can include a tonne of vegetables. These should be your main source of carbs, but you still need to be careful. That means no starchy veg and preferable stuff grown above ground (since most below ground veggies store energy as starch). Your best bet is to aim for green veggies. Here are some of ours:

Pro Tip: Try zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice to replace pasta. Ever tried jicama fries?

Keto Fruit

Try to limit fruit to one serving a day to manage carbs. Here are our top keto fruit choices:

Pro Tip: Enjoy keto fruits with a side of heavy cream or yogurt, put them in your smoothies, or just eat them straight from the grocery store display (we won’t tell on you).

Keto Protein

Protein is still important, even though keto is fat-centric. All meat is keto, but many high fat enthusiasts go for fattier cuts like pork belly, chicken thigh, and high fat ground beef. But watch out for hidden sugars and starches in processed meat. They can sneak in as marinades and fillers.

As far as food quality goes, buy the best you can afford. This means free-range, pasture-raised eggs and poultry, grass-fed meat, sustainable and wild-caught fish, and organic everything if possible. Here are our top picks for meats, seafood, and vegan protein:

Keto Meats

Keto Seafood

Vegan & Vegetarian Keto Protein

Pro Tip: Cook your meat differently to change up the appeal. Try keto soups, stews, salads, or roasts. Or browse KetoLogic’s recipe archives for some great ideas.

Dairy & Dairy Substitutes

Keto is your excuse to enjoy dairy with reckless abandon. No wonder people love keto so much. Dairy and keto are a match made in heaven. This delicious, high fat group of foods make the perfect garnish for just about any meal or snack. But if you don’t eat dairy, “coconut dairy” is about to become your best friend.

Keto Dairy

Keto Dairy Substitutes

Pro Tip: Add some cream (dairy or coconut) to your morning coffee, prepare a beautiful charcuterie board with your favorite cheeses, or just enjoy a nice wedge of brie as a snack.

Nuts & Seeds

Nuts and seeds are high in fat, protein and, most importantly, taste. They’re a great snack or addition to any keto meal, both savory and sweet. Not to mention the health benefits of macadamia nuts!

Keto Nuts

Keto Seeds

Sauces, Fats, and Oils

Sauces and oils are a great way to increase the fat content on your plate (not to mention add some serious flavor). Avoid inflammatory oils such as sunflower and soy.

Keto Oils & Fats

Keto Sauces

Pro Tip: Put butter in your morning coffee or over your vegetables, add a creamy dressing to your salads, or be liberal with the cooking oil while making dinner.

Beverages

Juice and soda might be off the table, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out entirely.

Keto Beverages

Pro Tip: Drinking on keto? Yup, it’s allowed…

Cooking & Baking Ingredients

If you enjoy cooking or baking, you’ve bought yourself a world of keto-possibilities. Here are some of our top ingredients. Okay, we’ll share our top recipes too.

Keto Cooking & Baking Ingredients

Pro Tip: You can make delicious keto pancakes and waffles using simple keto ingredients.

Budget-Friendly Options

Fancy keto items like avocado oil and almond flour are great. But they’re also a little expensive and completely unnecessary if you’re on a budget. Here are some of the best value keto foods to help you stay in ketosis without going broke.

Specialty Items

Sick of eggs, butter and bacon? Keto can get boring. So here’s a list of unusual suspects to channel your inner Heston Blumenthal:

What Else?

While this list is extensive, it’s by no means exhaustive. Keto foodies are discovering new ingredients every single day that are low carb and keto-friendly. So don’t be afraid to explore new foods and stores. Just be extra vigilant reading nutritional information. Happy shopping!

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