Keto foods master list

Keto foods master list

 

With keto we want to minimize our carb intake. But some people become so obsessed with counting carbs at every meal, they begin resenting the keto lifestyle. We suggest you simply eat from this master list of keto-friendly foods and forget about any carb anxiety. What makes these foods keto-friendly is they have extremely low to no carbs. Relax and actually enjoy eating keto. You’ll stick to it for the long term.

Veggies

Artichokes, arugula, asparagus, avocados, bell peppers, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chard, coconut (fresh or frozen), cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, green beans, jicama, kale, kohlrabi, lettuces, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, olives, radicchio, radishes, spinach, summer squash, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, zucchini

Foods that make things interesting

Most of these are powerful anti-inflammatories

Basil, black pepper, cayenne, cilantro, coriander, cumin, dill, garlic, ginger, green chillies, jalapeños, lemongrass, lemons, limes, marjoram, mint, onions, oregano, paprika, parsley, red chili powder, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme, turmeric

Meat

Get grass-fed/organic/pasture-raised meat, as much as possible. And not too lean, we want healthy fats.

Beef, bison, chicken, duck, eggs, fish (especially sardines and anchovies), goat, lamb, pork (yes bacon!), shellfish, turkey

High fat dairy

Butter, cheeses, coconut cream/milk, cream, cottage cheese, ghee, kefir, yogurt (full fat, Greek, Bulgarian, Icelandic) 

Oils

Avocado oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, olive oil

Sauces/dressings

Apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, coconut aminos, hot sauce (no added sugar), marinara sauce, mayonnaise, mustard, pesto, salsa

Nuts, nut butters, and nut flours

Don’t go overboard. A handful (or spoonful) is a good amount.

Almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, peanuts, pecans, pistachios, walnuts

Seeds

Chia, hemp, poppy, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower

Treats (in small amounts)

Blackberries, blueberries, dark chocolate (70% or more cacao. Low or no sugar), raspberries, strawberries

Drinks

Bone broth, coffee, miso soup, sparkling water, tea (black, green, peppermint, chamomile, etc.)

Alcohol

Better if you avoid it. But if life happens, limit to 2 times a month in small amounts

Gin, mezcal, scotch, tequila, whiskey, wine

Conclusion

There is a wide range of foods available to you on keto that don’t require counting carbs. Don’t let maniacal record keeping drive you crazy. Eat from this master keto list and enjoy your keto lifestyle.

Next, check out our Golden keto philosophy.

Then, learn how to do a healthy keto with intermittent fasting for the best results.