Ketogenic Diet Grocery List
One of the most helpful resources I have found online has been shopping lists to help you begin your low carb journey. I'll list some of the things I always have in my fridge and pantry.
Disclaimer, Keto appears to be pretty expensive when you first look at the shopping list, but you will save money from not eating out as much and you will learn to plan your purchases around sales.
CHEESE! Prices can vary from place to place, but in Alberta these would be pretty consistent prices one might see; with the exception of places like Banff and Canmore.
- 5 year aged Balderson cheddar cheese (big block from CostCo) ~$15
- Whisps parmesan cheese crisps (CostCo) ~$11
- Babybel individuals (large bag from CostCo) ~$11
- Assortment of gourmet cheeses usually found at Sobey's
Meat- prices vary from place to place, we purchase steak fresh to cook always, but chicken thighs, ground beef, shrimp and pork tenderloin we purchase and freeze. Crab we usually purchase and freeze, but it is usually a treat think alllll the butter with crab, I have an amazing lime butter recipe I will post in the coming weeks!
- Chicken thighs
- Ground beef
- Pork tenderloin
- Sauasage (breakfast, pork, beef or elk etc)
- Other fish, generally whatever is on sale because we aren't picky!
- Deli meat (salami, ham, turkey, farmers sausage, pepperoni sticks) for charcuterie or to snack on alone
Produce- Once again prices will vary from place to place
- Butter lettuce/Romaine lettuce (for lettuce wraps or salads)
- Peppers (green bell peppers are the lowest in carbs, but for the amount I use it's negligible if you prefer other colours. Also getting your carbs from veggies is not a bad thing!)
- Celery (plain, with cheez wiz, with peanut butter or in an amazing salad I'll post)
- Broccoli (your saviour, cooked with cheese sauce, stir fry, roasted, in salads, oh I have come to love broccoli)
- Limes (for sauces or with your water)
- Nuts! (almonds, peanuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, macadamia nuts) Check the nutritional information before purchasing, nuts can be high in carbs but they are a nice alternative to meat as a protein source or snack.
- Diet soda, this is my down fall. People say you should just cut out soda but I love diet pepsi, I might actually have an addiction (ask my friend Emily).
- Sugar free jello (pre made packages of 6, I usually find them at Walmart and I love the lime and orange ones!)
- Pork Rinds (to replace chips, grate some cheese and make pork rind nachos)
- Parsnip chips (I just found these at CostCo and they have been a lifesaver)
- Cream cheese (Confession, I can just eat a spoonful of cream cheese or dip your pork rinds in it orrr spread it on salami and roll it up)
- Peanut or Almond Butter (I prefer peanut)
- Swerve Sweetener
- Almond Flour
- Coconut Flout
- Lily's Chocolate
- Unsweetened Coconut/Almond milk (I prefer coconut)
- Liquid whipping cream or coffee cream (I prefer the mouth feel of coffee cream but whipping cream is nice to have one hand to make sugar free whipped cream)
- Hot sauce (Frank's or other cool ones you may find)
- High fat salad dressing (ranch or caesar)
This has been a pretty long post, so I'll begin to end it here. Know that you don't need to go buy all of these things at once, purchase as you need and when things are on sale. A lot of this will be things you may have already and other things will just be a shift from buying crackers to pork rinds or from regular milk to coconut milk (which lasts longer). Feel free to email me with any further questions. I am getting my Pinterest account together and I have a ton of recipes!