Free Printable Keto Food List For Beginners (Over 90 Low-Carb Grocery Items!)

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Not sure what to eat on keto? Use our free printable keto food list to stock your fridge and pantry with low-carb foods!

olive oil, bone broth, and other keto groceries in shopping cart basket

Get ready for keto success as you start your keto diet!

Have you cleared your space of all the non-keto temptations that could throw a wrench in your fat-fueled journey? If so, now it’s time to fill it back up with all the low-carb foods allowed on keto. We’ve made it easy with our free printable keto food list! From baking supplies to simple meal components to snacks, our keto food list for beginners includes all the getting-started essentials for keto.

Before you head to the store, print our shopping list and check out our tips below!

keto shopping list

Take our printable keto food list with you when shopping:

Download our FREE printable keto food list to stash away for your next shopping trip!

Add these dairy items to your next keto shopping list.

Kerrygold Unsalted Butter

While many dairy items are keto-friendly, be sure to specifically watch carb counts on yogurt and choose something from our list of the best keto yogurts to buy. But if you can, try not to go too overboard with dairy items in general as this can cause some to stall with their weight loss.

  • Butter, grass-fed (like Kerrygold)
  • Cheeses, including cream cheese, cottage cheese, hard + aged cheeses, shredded & string cheeses.
  • Cottage Cheese (full fat)
  • Eggs
  • Ghee
  • Heavy cream
  • Milk, low-carb & no sugar added–unsweetened almond milk is a great choice!
  • Yogurt, full-fat & no sugar added

Meats are a low carb staple and a main item on our printable keto food list.

good gather beef which is on our keto food list for beginners

Generally, all meats are a-okay for keto!

Ideally, you’d like to find cuts of meat with higher fat content such as dark meats and ground beef mixed with a higher percentage of fat. Avoid ones that have sugary seasonings or marinades already added.

Some of our favorite varieties of meat include:

Hip Tip: Check out these meat shopping tips to help you pick out the best keto cuts of meat!

As long as you avoid added sugars, deli meats make a great keto snack.

sliced meats for charcuterie

Avoid meats that have been glazed or have added sugars. You’d be surprised just how many carbs are packed into honey-glazed turkey and ham!

You can throw deli meats on some keto bread for sandwiches, make a fancy charcuterie board for parties, or just snack on them as-is! For the best deals on deli meats, take a stroll through your nearest Sam’s Club, Costco, or ALDI to pick up some affordable cured meat trays.

cheese on top of roll

Here are a few deli meats we like to keep stocked at home:

Some types of produce can fit perfectly into a keto diet.

packs of organic spinach which is an ingredient on our printable keto food list

Contrary to what we may think, not all veggies and fruits are keto-friendly!

Be sure to skip higher carb options including corn, carrots, and potatoes–or really anything starchy–and opt for something from the following list:

Frozen goods are a convenient addition to our printable keto foods list!

keto kitchen stock up — frozen riced cauliflower in freezer which is an ingredient on our printable keto food list

While we’ve already listed out some of our favorite vegetables for keto, you can’t beat the convenience (and lasting freshness) of varieties that come in frozen bags. We’re constantly keeping our freezers stocked with riced cauliflower, broccoli florets, and cauliflower florets!

Not to mention, a healthy dose of roasted veggies is a super simple and time-saving side dish that goes with just about any keto dinner. 🙌

aldi frozen avocado chunks which is an ingredient on our printable keto food list

Here are some other frozen foods we like to keep handy:

As we mentioned with avocados, the frozen section is a great place to shop for any veggies that are out-of-season where you live!

Hip Tip: Buying in bulk to save some extra cash? Your freezer is the best spot to store any extra goods you don’t plan on eating right away.

We ❤️ these low-carb, keto-friendly snacks.

hand holding whisps cheese crisps

Of course, you can munch here and there, but you’ll want to make sure you’re reaching for low-carb snacks that aren’t filled with preservatives or junk fillers.

    • Beef jerky (watch for added sugars)
    • Cheese crisps
    • Low-carb protein bars
    • Nuts – almonds, pecans, or macadamia nuts are the best!
    • Nut butters – almond butter or peanut butter (no sugar added varieties)
    • Olives
    • Pickles (make sure they’re sugar-free if sweet)
    • Pork rinds
    • Sugar-free chocolate bars

If you’re not impressed with the keto goodies available in your area or you’re looking to try something new, you can always whip up some homemade keto snacks or grab a Keto Krate filled with a variety of keto treats!

Hip Tip: Check out our list of the best keto snacks to buy when you’re on the go!

You can make low-carb baked goods with these keto shopping list staples. 

home goods keto finds — bottle of organic apple cider vinegar which is an ingredient on our printable keto food list

All-purpose flour, sugar, and syrups are big no-nos for keto. However, there are lots of alternative flours and sweeteners to replace your usual baking supplies! You’ll also want to opt for oils that are not refined or made up of processed trans fats.

Here are our favorite low-carb baking buys:

    • Almond flour (buy in bulk at Costco to save big!)
    • Apple cider vinegar
    • Broth, stock, or bouillon
    • Bone broth
    • Cake mixes, sugar-free and low-carb
    • Chocolate chips (no sugar added)
    • Cocoa powder, unsweetened
    • Coconut flour
    • Coconut, shredded & unsweetened
    • Oils: avocado, coconut, olive, etc.
    • Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
    • Keto sweeteners
    • Xanthan gum

These low-carb condiments add delicious flavor and spice!

Keto Ketchup

Try to avoid bottled sauces such as teriyaki as they are typically packed with sugar!

Here are some low-carb condiments to add to your keto foods list:

keto salmon patty on lettuce

Looking good!

Now you’re ready to start whipping up some delicious keto meals! Be sure to check out our keto recipes page to get some keto inspiration for your fully stocked kitchen.

Get your printable keto food list now!

This keto food list for beginners is sized to be tucked away into either a purse pocket or planner.

Find out which drinks, smoothies, and shakes you can make on keto!

About the writer:

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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