keto food list

The Ultimate Keto Food List

keto diet foodsA year ago I decided to change my lifestyle and I came across the ketogenic diet. After hours of research I jumped right in and I have never looked back. My goal was not only to lose weight but to heal my body and my aches and pains I had from inflammation. In a year I lost a total of 60 pounds and my joints don’t hurt anymore. For those of you interested I decided to put together the ultimate keto food list so you can stock your kitchen with healthy keto foods easily.

What Is The Keto Diet?

The keto diet is basically a high healthy fat, moderate protein, very low carb way of eating. When your body runs out of glucose it starts to burn fat for fuel. The key is to eat only 20 net carbs a day and this will guarantee that pretty much anyone will be in ketosis ( which means your body is burning fat.) If you have a lot of fat to lose, you do not need to eat very high fat compared to someone who is maintaining or not eating keto to lose weight. Another thing to remember is that even though you are burning fat, you still need to restrict your calories and the best way to figure out what your daily needs are is to use this calculator.

Healthy Fats   

  • Grass fed butter
  • Avocado oil
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil


  • Radicchio
  • Scallions
  • Garlic
  • Fresh herbs
  • Swiss chard
  • Radishes
  • Artichoke
  • Snow peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Bell peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Eggplant
  • Cauliflower
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cucumber
  • Lettuce
  • Celery
  • Salad mixes


  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Lemon
  • Limes
  • Watermelon


  • Full fat cheese
  • Whole fat plain Greek yogurt
  • Sour cream
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Half and half
  • Cottage cheese
  • Ricotta cheese

Nuts & Snacks

  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Olives
  • Low sugar beef jerky
  • Coconut butter
  • Coconut milk
  • Almond milk

Meat & Poultry

  • Ground beef
  • Ground turkey
  • Ground lamb
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Steak
  • Pork
  • Bacon
  • Veal
  • Lamb chops
  • Turkey

Fish & Seafood

  • Any fatty fish ( salmon, tuna )
  • White fish
  • Shrimp
  • Scallops
  • Crab
  • Mussels
  • Clams
  • Canned tuna and salmon

Sweeteners & Extracts

  • Stevia ( liquid, granular )
  • Erythritol ( powdered, granular )
  • Unsweetened extracts ( vanilla, almond, orange etc.)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Sugar free whey protein powder
  • Real mayo
  • Sugar free ketchup and BBQ sauce
  • Mustard
  • Sugar free salad dressing
  • Hot sauce
  • Relish
  • Dill pickles
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes

Deli Counter

  • Sliced ham
  • Sliced turkey
  • Sliced cheeses
  • Salami
  • Roast beef
  • Prosciutto

Final Thoughts

I am hoping this list can help you with the basics of the keto diet. As with any diet change always talk to your healthcare professional before starting a new health journey. The keto diet has worked so well for me I love to share with people who may have a hard time losing weight and keeping it off. 

Remember calories still count so keep track until you get the hang of things. Have you tried keto or low carb living? Do you have anything to add to my list? I look forward to reading your comments!

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