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 to take the guesswork out of grocery shopping.
The Very Best Basic 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 had never needed in any recipe.
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. In fact, instead of going out and buying all the foods on this list for the sake of stocking your pantry, I would suggest creating a meal plan first. Then, shop weekly for those foods that you need so that you build your keto pantry as needed.
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. You can access all of the previous easy Keto Meal Plans here. 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 don’t love. You also don’t need to stock every single kind of nut butter, sweeteners, etc. Pick the ones that you like the most and stock those. Then, you can build your keto pantry over time.
Keto Friendly 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 prefer Lakanto Monkrfuit Classic, Powdered, and Golden in baking. In my coffee, I use Pyure liquid sweetener. 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.
Other specialty items include Xanthan Gum, which is a thickening agent used in many soups and sauces. You’ll find coconut flour and almond flour listed in baking recipes. Due to my oldest daughter’s almond allergy, I only use coconut flour.
If you miss chocolate, you are in luck as there are many wonderful keto friendly options.
- Lily’s Chocolate Chips
- Choc Zero Milk Chocolate
- Lily’s Chocolate Candy Bars
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You can access all of my Keto/Low Carb Recipes in my Keto/Low Carb Recipe Index or follow me on Pinterest for fabulous Keto/Low Carb Recipe Ideas. If you are just getting started following a keto diet and would like more information, there are tons of fantastic resources. Amazon has several great books you may want to check out here.
Don’t Miss this FREE Keto Shopping List you can print and take with you grocery shopping. Having a food list will take out any guessing and make following a ketogenic diet simple.
If you are looking for ways to save money on your groceries. Check out these 10 easy tips for eating Keto on a budget.