42 Keto Staples To Keep On Hand (FREE Printable Shopping List Included!)

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Starting a keto diet? These are the 42 keto staples we keep on hand at all times!

groceries and keto staples in a shopping cart

Is your house stocked with must-have keto staples?

Having the right low carb food at home sets you up for success!

In every keto household, there’s an unspoken list of must-have-at-all-times staples for the kitchen. Our resident keto eaters at Hip2Keto have spoken, and here are the keto staples they always have on hand.

Use this free printable shopping list on your next trip to the grocery store!

Keto staples for the fridge

hand holding bag of frigo string cheese

  • Eggs
  • Almond milk
  • Cheese — Cheddar, mozzarella, cheese sticks/cubes, cream cheese
  • Kerrygold Butter
  • Heavy cream (used sparingly)
  • Pepperoni slices
  • Olives
  • Pickles
  • Mayo
  • Mustard


a package of grass fed ground beef, one of our favorite keto staples

  • Chicken breasts
  • Ground beef
  • Steaks
  • Fish — All varieties including canned tuna and salmon
  • Bacon

Hip Recipe: Crunchy Keto Tenders

Keto staples for the pantry

person holding a bag of cheese whisps, some of our favorite keto staples


avocados in the grocery store

  • Avocados
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Cauliflower
  • Lettuce
  • Celery
  • Peppers
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Zucchini


packages of berries in the grocery store

  • Berries
  • Lemon / Lime (for juice in recipes or water)

Hip Tip: Use lemons and berries to make our keto lemon blueberry pound cake recipe!


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These items may be helpful for your keto lifestyle, but everyone has different nutritional needs. Please consult with your doctor before starting any supplements.

See our 12 best tips for starting a keto diet!

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Kara is a writer and photographer from the Midwest. Her creative work has appeared in various publications over the past decade.

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Comments 6

  1. Kelli J

    Thank you for posting this! It is always nice to see what other’s are using and are in the know about. I live in an area where it’s pretty rare to get new items especially if they are for a special lifestyle. So unless I see them on a Keto fourm I am left in the dark about the item! I had no clue there were already made pork rind “breadcrumbs.”

    • Amber (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      You are SO welcome! Super glad to help you find new exciting items to try!

  2. L

    I would add sugar free maple syrup, avocado mayo, avocado oil, pork chops, low carb tortillas, joeseph’s pita bread, nature’s own double the fiber wheat bread (6 carbs/slice) American cheese ( I know, but I like it!) coconut flour

    • Amber (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Thanks for the suggestions!! I will be sure to pass these along to the rest of the team!

  3. Debbie

    I see you like to shop at Aldi’s too!
    I use the products you posted.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      YES! We love ALDI’s! Thanks for the feedback, Debbie! Glad you have enjoyed these items too!

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