keto low carb grocery list

Keto Low Carb Grocery List

As mentioned in our basic low carb grocery list, the keto low carb grocery list is a bit different. While the keto diet is a low carb diet, there are some differences. The keto diet restricts your carb intake severely so that your body will switch to burning fat for energy instead of glucose. Because of this restriction, a few things happen.

The Keto Difference

(1) Your fiber intake is reduced because many sugary fruits and starchy vegetables are carbs with different degrees of natural sugar.  Since fiber can help lower blood pressure, blood sugar, blood cholesterol level, and prevent constipation this keto low carb grocery list will address these unique factors associated with the keto diet.

(2) Since your body is being fueled by fats, you must eat enough healthy fats to supply the body with enough energy. Therefore, you will notice that this keto low carb grocery list will include more high-fat foods.

With a traditional low carb diet, the body still burns some carbs and glucose for energy. While the keto diet definitely has some unique health benefits that other diets do not provide, I primarily follow a low carb diet unless my health necessitates a keto diet. When on the keto diet, I opt for eating more of the healthier fats like lots of organic unrefined coconut oil, low sodium nuts, seeds, avocados, olives, and dark leafy green low carb vegetables.

{Word of Caution}

For the most part, my body is adjusted to being on a low carb diet. Therefore, when I switch to the keto diet I do not experience any significant “keto flu” symptoms. Therefore, if you are currently a carb-a-holic starting a keto diet, I strongly recommend that you start here first to understand how a keto diet works.

Keto Budget Shopping

One of the best way to save time and stick within a keto low carb diet budget is to use online grocery deliverycurbside pick-up, or use a local grocery delivery service. In this way, you can select the lowest priced item online, avoid tempting impulse  buys, and review your total before you check out!

keto low carb grocery list

Meats (Protein)

Most meats have the unhealthy fats that we would normally try to minimize on a regular low carb diet. Fatty meats are responsible for increasing cholesterol and arterial plaque in a traditional diets.

  • Chicken Breast, Thighs, or Legs (Lean)
  • Turkey Brats, Legs, or Necks (Lean)
  • Ground Beef (Fatty, Unless Lean is Purchase) (Zucchini Chili Recipe), Spaghetti Squash Recipe)
  • Duck (Fatty)
  • Traditional Bacon (Fatty)
  • Turkey Bacon (Leaner)
  • Traditional Sausage (Fatty)
  • Turkey Sausage (Leaner)
  • Salami (Fatty)
  • Pastrami (Fatty)
  • Pepperoni (Fatty)

Seafoods (Protein)

Many shellfish are high in cholesterol. However, overall, most seafood is low fat (lean) and high protein. Since keto promotes high fat, low carb, and only a moderate protein intake* you may find other proteins more beneficial to eat on a keto diet.  Otherwise, you can make them fattier by adding healthy oils and/or top them with a high fat cheese sauce. You can also add fatty mayonnaise, sour cream, or cream cheese to your canned fish.

  • Fresh Salmon
  • Canned Salmon
  • Tilapia
  • Shrimp
  • Crawfish
  • Scallops
  • Lobster
  • Clams
  • Fresh Tuna
  • Canned Tuna

*Many keto dieters take collagen protein supplements and Vitamin C. They will both help you maintain or strengthen the health of your hair, nails and skin.

Vegetables (Fiber, Carbs)

Vegetables are healthy carbohydrates. They contain fiber that helps lower blood pressure, sugar, and cholesterol while keeping things moving along the gastrointestinal system. Therefore, I have added a few extra things to the keto low carb grocery list as a preventative measure. More “preventative measures” are available on the Dietary Fiber information page.

Fruits (Fiber)

  • Any fruit in the “-berry” family are okay in moderation.
    • Strawberries
    • Blueberries
    • Blackberries
    • Raspberries
  • Fresh Avocados
  • Pitted Olives





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