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Simple Keto Grocery List

Keto grocery list

Starting a Ketogenic diet can seem daunting at first, so here’s a simple grocery list that will help you get off on the right foot.

I’ve found that one of the keys to sticking to a Keto diet is preparation. By planning ahead and having ready-made foods available to eat, you’ll be less likely to break from Ketosis, and can more easily fight the urge to reach for that bag of chips or stop at the drive-thru, knowing you have a delicious Keto-friendly meal or snack ready and waiting for you.

Planning meals and snacks ahead of time will also help you incorporate variety into your diet, and keep you from getting tired of eating the same foods day after day. As delicious as bacon and guacamole are, you can only eat so much before starting to desire more variety, so plan ahead to keep things interesting.  

Shopping List

Produce

  • Avocados
  • Green Veggies (broccoli, asparagus, zucchini, green beans, artichokes, etc.)
  • Leafy Greens (kale, spinach, swiss chard, romaine lettuce, etc.)
  • Cauliflower
  • Mushrooms
  • Bell Peppers
  • Berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)

Pantry

  • Oils (coconut, olive, avocado, etc.)
  • Tuna
  • Sardines
  • Nuts (Macadamia, Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans, etc.)
  • Pork Rinds
  • Beef Jerky

Meat/Dairy

  • Beef (ground beef, steak, chuck roast, etc.)
  • Pork (bacon, sausage, shoulder, loin, ribs, etc.)
  • Chicken (thighs, drumsticks, wings, whole chicken)
  • Seafood (shrimp, salmon, tuna, etc.)
  • Eggs
  • Dairy (cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, butter, heavy cream)

In our next post, we’ll suggest some Keto meals and recipes you can make from our Keto shopping list to spice up your diet.

What are some of your “go-to” Keto meals and snacks? Comment below and let us know!

Why Jerky is Not Always Keto-Friendly

Beef Jerky has Carbs?!

If you ask most Keto’ers what some of their favorite low carb snacks are, chances are you’ll hear “jerky” as one of the most popular answers. But be careful, because most jerky out there isn’t necessarily Keto-friendly and low in carbs. In fact, if you look at some of the top national jerky brands, many have 10g carbs or more per 1 oz. serving. For most people following a Ketogenic diet, that’s half of your daily carbs!

So why do these manufacturers add sugar and carbs to beef jerky? Let’s look at how most jerky is made to find the answer.

Less Beef, More Sugar

It takes 3-4lbs of beef to produce just 1lb of jerky, as the cooking process pulls moisture out of the beef, resulting in a much lighter finished product. By adding sugar, high fructose corn syrup, honey, or other liquid sweeteners, it not only increases the jerky’s carb count, but also weighs down the final product. So, by adding sugar, manufacturers can use less beef (the most expensive ingredient), and make up for the lost weight with sugar. Profit!

Keto Carne- More Beef For Your Buck!

Keto Carne is beef jerky in its purest form- made with no sugar, no preservatives, and nothing artificial. We started Keto Carne because it was difficult to find zero-carb, sugar-free beef jerky, and now we’re providing jerky that gives you more beef for your buck!