Keto Friendly Food

Its important when starting a ketogenic diet that you stay strict to the recommended macros and carb intakes. Doing so allows you to learn how your body reacts in ketosis and will set a baseline for you to compare to later as you broaden your menu. Getting started is a bit rough. Find a few meals that you can cook ahead of time. Keep almonds, cream, cheese and bacon on hand for quick go-to's. Heres a quick reference.


  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Bacon, Ham, Sausage
  • Pork Chops, Loins, Steaks
  • Pork and Beef Ribs or Roast
  • Ground Turkey and Beef
  • Cold Cuts (watch for added sugar)
  • Pepperoni
  • Salami / Bologna
  • Proscuitto


  • Any type, wild is best.
  • Shrimp - fresh or frozen
  • Fish - fresh or frozen
  • Tuna in oil or water
  • Salmon - fresh or canned
  • Scallops
  • Real crab - beware immitation


  • Green Bell Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cucumbers
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Lettuce
  • Any Leafy Greens
  • Squash


  • Brazilnuts
  • Cashews
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamias
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds - including milk, oil and flower


  • Mustard
  • Hot Sauces
  • Salsas
  • Soy Sauce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Olives
  • Lemon/Lime Juice


  • Artificial Sweeteners (avoid Aspartame and Acesulfame Potassium as these are known to cause insulin increases)
  • Spices
  • Extracts
  • Broth
  • Unsweetened Cocoa
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil and most other oils
  • Almond and other nut flours (keep in freezer)