If you're new to the keto diet you might not be sure where to start and what foods you can eat. Having a printable keto food list makes things much easier when you're in a hurry and don't have time to look things up.
This simple keto food list PDF is like a handy cheat sheet with the most popular low carb items in each category like protein, keto vegetables, keto fruit, nuts. pantry staples, dairy, and more.
The downloadable keto food list is at the bottom of the post!
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Keto Food List PDF
Keto Protein List
Basically all meat sources fit with a keto diet, but here's a list of the most popular items just to have on hand. Sometimes it's easy to eat the same proteins over and over again and hopefully, this list will give you new ideas when you're making a keto grocery list.
- chicken- whole chicken, breasts, tenderloin, wings, thighs
- beef- rib-eye steak, New York steak, strip steak, flank steak, roasts
- pork- chops, country-style ribs, baby back ribs, tenderlion
- bacon- so beloved it gets its own line item!
- fish- salmon, cod, whitefish, cod, catfish, tuna, herring, trout, sardines
- shellfish- clams, oysters, shrimp, prawns, mussels, scallops, crab, octopus
- lamb- rack of lamb, chops, roast, ground lamb
- burgers- ground beef, ground chicken, ground turkey
- sausages- chicken, beef, pork
- turkey- whole, turkey breast, turkey leg
- game meat
Keto Dairy List
The lowest carb dairy items are heavy whipping cream, butter, and cheese. Many of these are either 0 carb or 1 net carb. Be sure to check the labels of all packaged dairy products since the carb count can vary by brand.
Sometimes the less expensive grocery store brands have fillers in the products which helped bring the cost down, the downside is that those fillers often increase the carb count. Check labels!
- whipping cream
- heavy whipping cream
- sour cream (full-fat)
- half n half
- yogurt (full-fat)
- butter- organic grass fed is best
- cream cheese
- cheese - popular options include cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan, swiss, colby, blue, havarti cheese
Keto Veggies List
People following a keto diet often limit themselves to 20 net carbs per day, if you're following a low carb diet that might be 50-100 net carbs per day. Many of your carbs in a day will probably come from keto vegetables and fruits.
Here is a list of the lowest and most popular keto vegetables, it's not meant to be a comprehensive list but consider it a list of the popular go-to vegetables many people eat on the ketogenic diet.
- bell peppers
- green beans
Keto Fruits List
Fruit from the keto fruits list should be eaten in moderation, while there are a handful of keto-friendly fruits available, they're definitely higher in carbs than other foods like protein, dairy, low carb vegetables and nuts.
Keto Nuts & Seeds List
Nuts and seeds are a wonderful item to have on the keto diet. Not only are nuts and seeds heart-healthy, but they're filled with vitamins, minerals, high in protein, high in fiber, and high in healthy fats.
- flax seeds
- pine nuts
- chia seeds
- sunflower seeds
Keto Fats List
- Dairy sources
- olive oil
- coconut oil
- avocado oil
- nut sources
- high-fat meats
- MCT Oil
Keto Pantry List
- almond flour
- coconut flour
- protein powder
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