list of keto approved foodsExploring the world of keto approved (and not approved) foods can be a little overwhelming at first.

But once you get the hang of things and find out which foods and supplements really make a difference to your life, you can create a list of your own that you can easily refer to whenever you need to.

This is my go-to pantry list for my every day keto diet.

When it comes to doing my weekly grocery shop I’ll just choose a few from each section which I can then use to make my meals.

Some foods are absolute staples, and others are treats.

When it comes to supplements and extras, or items that are more expensive, I like to switch them around. So sometimes I’ll have a stash of chia seeds, sometimes I’ll have a tin of collagen to add to meals, and other times I’ll have a big bar of quality dark chocolate in the fridge. 🙂

I do try to buy all my meat and eggs free range. I don’t always buy organic because that’s a big price jump – but I do when I can. There are often organic cuts of meat in the reduced section, which I’ll snap up and put in the freezer when I get home.

As you upgrade your diet and your life it’s important to buy the highest quality foods and supplements that you are able to.

For me, this often means buying certain things online as opposed to at the local grocery store. I’ve added links to my favourites in the list below.

Meat, Eggs and Seafood

  • Free range eggs (organic too if possible)
  • Ground beef, pork, lamb and turkey thigh
  • Beef Brisket
  • Lamb Loin chops
  • Rib eye steak
  • Duck breast/thighs/legs
  • Legs of lamb
  • Beef ribs
  • Pork ribs
  • Pork belly
  • Chicken drumsticks and thighs
  • Streaky bacon
  • Sausages
  • Home-made burgers
  • Chorizo
  • Prawns
  • Salmon
  • Mackerel
  • Sardines
  • Bone Broth
  • Home-made pates (when I’m in the creating mood!)

Oils and Fats



Vegetables

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Courgettes (Zucchini)
  • Leeks
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Green Beans
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Mushrooms
  • Green onions
  • Egg plant
  • Watercress
  • Radish
  • Asparagus
  • Bok Choi
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Butternut squash
  • Sweet potato (for carb ups)
  • Avocado (this is actually a fruit but I treat it like a vegetable)
  • Truthfully – any vegetable is welcome in my house!

Fruit (as a treat now and then)

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Cherries
  • Lemons
  • Limes

Dairy (we can tolerate dairy in small amounts in our household)

  • Any kind of cheese! My eldest loves cheese so much we’ve started calling him ‘the cheese king’
  • Full fat organic milk
  • Heavy cream
  • Full fat yoghurt (plain)
  • Cream cheese

Cupboard Goods

Nuts and Seeds

  • Almond butter
  • Cashew butter
  • Chia Seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Brazil nuts
  • Cashew nuts
  • There are lots of other nuts and seeds of course but these are the ones you find most often in our house.

For Baking



Sweeteners

Teas and Other Drinks

  • Peppermint tea
  • Chamomile tea
  • Rooibos Tea (my favourite)
  • Cacao powder for keto hot chocolates
  • Dandelion Coffee
  • Organic, water filtered decaffeinated coffee ( I do also drink caffeinated coffee now and then because, you know, I’ve got three kids!)

Snacks and Treats

 

Do you have any keto staples that are not listed here? Let me know!