Armed with this keto shopping list, you won’t ever have to wander the isles at the supermarket wondering what to buy that’s keto-friendly.
Keto can be very overwhelming at first, and if you’re not used to reading nutrition labels, you can be left wondering what is keto-friendly and what isn’t. The reality is that MANY processed food, and especially those labelled low-fat, have sugars or carbohydrates in them. Both of these are no-no’s when following a keto diet.
You can stick to the general rule of thumb for grocery shopping, by sticking to the perimeter and foregoing tempting trips into the middle isles. The far walls of a grocery store are lined with produce, meat, and dairy. These are (mostly) all pretty good for ketoers. It is the dreaded inner isles with all the packaged and prepared foods that are loaded with carbs and sugars.
Or, take a copy of this list with you, there’s a printable version below, and you’ll never have to wonder what to buy when at the grocery store! You’ll find some handy tips below the image, too.
Keto Shopping List Tips
Here are some handy tips to help you get your first shopping trip under way:
- Buy meat that is on sale and freeze it for later.
- Buy large cuts of meat and portion them for use. Ground beef, club packs of steaks, and so on often work out cheaper per pound if you buy larger packs.
- Portion bacon in single use servings (wrap it in plastic wrap or put into a baggie) so you don’t have to deal with a whole package of bacon when you just need a few strips.
- Only buy enough fresh veggies for a few days at a time.
- Keep some frozen mixed vegetable blends in the freezer for quick and easy meals. Just watch out for the “sauced” varieties as they can often have hidden sugars in them.
- Meal plan! Plan out a week’s worth of meals and make sure you have all ingredients on hand. This’ll help you stay on track and avoid slip-ups.