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Acceptable Keto Foods List
The keto diet has a strict 5% carbohydrate allowance. You can eat Fats and Oils, Protein, Vegetables and Fruits, Dairy products, Nuts and Seeds, Water and Beverages.
This ketogenic diet food list should help you be able to make decisions about what you are eating and shopping for.
Fats and Oils
Try to get your fat from natural sources like meat and nuts. Make sure to also supplement your fats with other monounsaturated and saturated fats like butter, olive oil, and coconut oil. You can also choose from:
Animal Fat (non-hydrogenated)
Remember that too much protein on a ketogenic diet is not a good thing. Choose from the following:
Fish. Fatty Fish is best. Salmon, Tuna, Trout, Snapper, Catfish, Cod, Flounder, Halibut, Mackerel, and Mahi-Mahi
Shellfish. Shrimp (not too much), Crab, Squid, Lobster, Clams, Oysters, Scallops, and Mussels.
Whole Eggs. Prepared however you like.
Beef. All beef and all meats. Fatty Meats are best
Pork. All Pork. Specifically with No Sugar Added
Poultry. All Poultry.
Bacon and Sausage. Be careful and make sure no sugar is added.
Nut Butter. Natural and not sweetened
Vegetables and Fruits
Eggplants, Peppers (all) and Tomatoes.
Root Vegetables. Onions, Mushrooms, Turnips, etc.
Berries. All berries
Citrus. All fresh lemons or limes. Limit Oranges.
Avoid all starchy fruit and vegetables.
- Heavy whipping cream
- Greek Yogurt (Low Cal Versions)
- Mayonnaise (preferably homemade)
- Cheeses (Both Hard and Soft)
Nuts and Seeds
Fatty, low carbohydrate nuts. (Limit cashews, almonds and peanuts)
Water and Beverages
Water. Only drink when you’re thirsty
Broth. Bone broth is best
Coffee. Will help to improve mental focus. Please use keto creamers.
Coconut/Almond milk. Unsweetened