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Keto Diet Shopping List (with PDF Printable List)

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Aside from researching the ketogenic diet in and of itself, one of the next things you need to know would be what foods you can eat.

So we're going to go over what you can eat when you're starting a keto diet and you'll have a printable keto shopping list you can download too.

Keto Diet Shopping List Guide

Here's a list of keto-friendly foods that I want you to focus on when you're starting your journey.

There are so many delicious foods out there that you can have and eat on the keto diet. So, let's dive in!

Red Meat

  • ground beef
  • ribeyes
  • flank steak
  • roast
  • pork loin
  • pork chops
  • pork shoulder
  • boston butt
  • lamb chops
  • lamb roast
  • ground lamb
  • venison
  • rabbit
  • elk steaks
  • ground elk
  • bison steak
  • ground bison
  • tripe
  • tongue
  • bone for broth
  • deli meats (salami, turkey, chicken, ham, etc)

Dairy + Cheese + Substitutes

  • heavy whipping cream
  • butter
  • cheddar cheese
  • monterey jack
  • cottage cheese
  • cream cheese
  • feta
  • goat cheese
  • gouda
  • mozzarella
  • parmesan
  • nut cheese
  • almond milk
  • coconut milk
  • hemp milk
  • cashew milk
  • coconut cream
  • sour cream
  • full-fat yogurt (unsweetened)

Fats + Oils

  • ghee
  • lard
  • duck fat
  • tallow
  • avocado oil
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • coconut oil
  • fish Oil
  • flaxseed oil
  • grapeseed oil
  • macadamia oil
  • mct oil
  • mayonnaise
  • walnut oil

Seafood + Fresh Fish + Other

  • shrimp
  • scallops
  • salmon
  • halibut
  • cod
  • oysters
  • crab
  • anchovies
  • tuna
  • red snapper
  • octopus
  • mussels
  • trout
  • catfish
  • Specialty Stores
    • bass
    • crappy
    • crawfish
    • brim
    • alligator
    • turtle
    • frogs (yes, I know the last two seem odd, but they are edible and people do eat them)


  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • strawberries
  • avocados
  • lemon
  • lime
  • cranberry

Flour + Sweetener

  • almond flour
  • almond meal
  • coconut flour
  • psyllium husk powder
  • flax meal
  • lakanto classic
  • lakanto golden
  • lakanto maple syrup
  • swerve sugar
  • swerve confectioner
  • xylitol
  • erythritol
  • stevia leaf powder
  • stevia leaf liquid


  • eggs, chicken
  • chicken breast
  • chicken thighs
  • ground chicken
  • turkey legs
  • ground turkey
  • chicken wings
  • duck eggs
  • quail eggs
  • Specialty Store
    • goose
    • quail
    • duck
    • dove


  • butter lettuce
  • arugula
  • asparagus
  • baby bok choy
  • big bok choy
  • broccoli
  • red cabbage
  • green cabbage
  • edamame
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • chard
  • brussels sprouts
  • cucumber
  • eggplant
  • leek
  • kale
  • garlic
  • mustard greens
  • turnip greens
  • collard greens
  • green gean
  • jalapeño
  • lettuce (Green Leaf, Romaine)
  • artichoke
  • radish
  • spinach
  • green/red/yellow/orange bell peppers
  • zucchini
  • poblano peppers
  • butternut squash
  • spaghetti squash

Nuts + Seeds

  • Almonds
  • Coconut
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamias
  • Pecans
  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts
  • sesame seeds
  • hemp seeds

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These foods should be looked at as a way to heal yourself and to start feeling amazing in life again. Don't think about the things you're not supposed to have.

Instead, fill your plate and home with all the delicious things you CAN have. Use this keto shopping list guide as a way to feel empowered rather than discouraged.

Life is so much better when we're looking forward to meals rather than dreading them, and that's what makes the keto diet so amazing.

You don't have to starve yourself in order to lose weight, feel great and love life again.

Curious what kind of meals you can make on keto?

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You’ll get a 40+ page guide to keto, 20 recipes, and two weeks of meal plans PLUS shopping lists are already done for you.

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