New to keto? Here are some staples you’ll want to get when starting Keto. You don’t need all of these, but most of these are always in my kitchen.


  • Steak
  • Ground Beef
  • Chicken
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Eggs
  • Pork
  • Turkey
  • Deli Meats (check for added sugar)
  • Seafood (clams, shrimp, oysters, mussels, crab, lobster, fish, scallops). Avoid fake crab! It’s all carbs.


  • Coconut oil, ideally organic, and unrefined and cold-pressed
  • Butter, ideally grass-fed
  • Lard and/or Tallow
  • Extra Virgin olive oil


  • Cream cheese
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Cheeses
  • Sour Cream
  • Parmesan Cheese


  • Leafy greens (spinach, swiss chard, romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, kale, collard greens, etc)
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Green Beans
  • Avocado
  • Asparagus
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Squash (Yellow, Spaghetti, Acorn)
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Celery
  • Mushrooms

Baking Goods

Spices, Etc – Avoid premade seasoning mixes! They are full of sugar and other junk, not to mention ridiculously over-priced for what they are.


  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Hot Sauce
  • Mustard
  • Mayo (no sugar added, such as Duke’s)
  • Marinara Sauce – One with no soybean oil or added sugar, such as Rao’s.
  • Alfredo Sauce – One with no soybean oil, such as Gia Russa.


Fruits – I do not recommend these the first few weeks while you adapt to Keto, as even the small sugars in keto-approved fruits can trigger cravings

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • All other fruits are not keto-friendly

Feel free to browse my recipes to see some ideas of what you will cook this week, and plan ahead.

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