When just getting started following a keto diet, all of the different keto friendly foods can seem overwhelming. I created this basic keto grocery list for beginners to take the guesswork out of grocery shopping. All the foods on this list are low in net carbs to help guide you as you buy groceries.
The Very Best Keto Grocery List
I’ve had many people ask for a Keto Grocery List. At first, I was hesitant because I am a picky eater and tend to stick to the same foods over and over. I know that most people eat a larger variety of foods than I do. At the same time, when I was researching Keto Grocery Lists, so many seemed overwhelming and included many foods that even after almost a year of following a Keto Diet I have never used.
With that in mind, I created a basic Keto Grocery List as a helpful resource. My goal is to make following a Keto Diet simple. It isn’t necessary to purchase every food item on this list. Consider it a helpful guide when you are at the grocery store. Instead of going out and buying all the foods on this list for the sake of stocking your pantry, I would suggest creating a keto meal plan first. Then, shop weekly for those foods that you need so that you build your keto pantry as needed.
How Do I Get Started on a Keto Diet?
Research is your best friend when beginning any kind of lifestyle change. This especially applies to the keto diet because if you are like most, this will be a completely different kind of eating. This Guide to Getting Started on Keto is a fantastic resource.
What Can I Not Eat on a Keto Diet?
The keto diet is high in fat, moderate protein, and low in carbs. You will avoid foods that are high in carbs, including some fruits and vegetables, most vegetable oils (like canola and corn oil) sugar, and grains, to name a few. Instead of going over all the foods to avoid, it is easier to print the keto grocery list pdf at the bottom of this post and stick to those keto foods for simplicity.
Keto Meal Planning & a Keto Grocery List
If you aren’t familiar with meal planning, check out my 5 Easy Steps to Meal Planning for simple steps to get started. I also post a Keto Meal Plan each Sunday afternoon for inspiration. Once you plan your meals for the week, it would be a good idea to compare the needed ingredients to what you already have in your pantry. Then, with this super easy printable keto grocery list in hand, eliminate any foods you already have in your pantry as well as items that you need for that week.
Do I Buy Every Item on a Keto Shopping List?
No, you won’t need every single item on a keto grocery list at any time. Instead, a list is simply a guideline to help you to make the best food choices while you are shopping for keto foods. You don’t need to stock every single kind of nut butter, oils, sweeteners, etc. Pick the ones that you like the most, and stock those as needed. Then, you can build your keto pantry over time.
Keto Beginner Grocery List for Specialty Ingredients
Besides healthy fats like chicken thighs, olive oil, avocado oil, and high-quality bone broth, there are several specialty ingredients that you will find in many keto recipes such as keto friendly sweeteners, flours, and chocolates. There are several different sweeteners on the list, but purchasing all of them isn’t necessary. I’ve listed some of my favorite Keto Grocery List items below that you’ll need for baking, low carb bread, and keto desserts.
My Favorite Specialty Keto Diet Grocery Items:
Keto Friendly Sweeteners –
You can also use Swerve as it is interchangeable with Lakanto Monkfruit as long as you choose the same variety. For example, Lakanto Monkfruit Classic can be subbed with Swerve Granular, Lakanto Monkfruit Powdered can be subbed with Swerve Confectioners, and Lakanto Monkfruit Golden can be subbed with Swerve Brown.
Keto Friendly Thickening Agent – Xanthan Gum is a thickening agent used in many soups and sauces on low carb diets. A little bit goes a long way in recipes.
Keto Friendly Flours
I use coconut flour in all my recipes due to my oldest daughter’s almond allergy.
Keto Friendly Sugar-Free Chocolate
Keto Grocery Shopping Guides
To make shopping easier, when buying low carb foods check out these excellent shopping guides:
- Keto Shopping at Costco
- Keto Shopping at Sam’s Club
- Shopping Keto at Walmart
- Keto Shopping at ALDI
- Keto Shopping at Target
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Don’t Miss this FREE Keto Diet Shopping List For Beginners that you can print and take grocery shopping. Having a keto food list will take out the guesswork so that following a ketogenic diet is simple.
Save Money on Keto Diet Food
If you are looking for ways to save money on your keto diet food, check out these 10 easy tips for eating Keto on a budget.