Keto food, what to add to your shopping list

When just starting out with keto diet it can be good to know what is good keto food. In this article I will go through some of the basic food that you can eat on a keto diet. The keto food list can either be used as a simple shopping list or as inspiration for when you want to cook something. The list is divided into several different parts with food that has high fat, low amount of carbohydrates and also contains protein.

High protein keto food

Protein is important for you and you should try to eat around 1 to 1.5gram per kilo of body weight every day. The main source of protein is mainly from meat and you should try to get organic and grass fed animals.

keto food meat
keto food meat

Beef of any kind
Fish or seafood of any kind
Bacon and sausage (make sure you avoid those with added sugar)
Free range poultry, like chicken, turkey, duck and goose
Shellfish like clams, crab, lobster, scallops, shrimp

Vegetables that are good keto food

There is one basic rule you should remember when choosing vegetables. Vegetables which grow under the ground are not good for you and vegetables which grow above the ground are okay. You should always try to avoid starchy vegetables like peas, potatoes, rice and corn. You should also try to avoid the sweet vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, peppers and squash. The vegetables that are okay as keto food can be found below.

keto food vegetables
keto food vegetables

Alfalfa Sprouts
Bamboo Shoots
Bean Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts
Collard Greens
Dandelion Greens
Lettuces and salad greens
Snow Peas

Dairy products

When it comes to dairy products you should always avoid all sweetened products. A lot of people are also sensitive to lactose and should then avoid dairy products. I put a moderate amount of dairy products into my diet but you need to figure out how it impacts you. The main keto food dairy products will be the below.

Whipping cream
Sour cream

Keto food, fat products

Finally for the fat you need some oil and other fat sources. It is important that you try to get most of your energy intake from fat, usually around 80% is a good target. The main fat sources that I use are the below.

Olive Oil
Coconut oil

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