We’ve put together this Ketogenic Shopping List to make grocery buying easy.We get asked a lot on where we get the ingredients for cooking some of our keto recipes come from.
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Ketogenic Substitutes for Sugar
We often get an argument from people about artificial sweeteners but all those that follow in our ketogenic shopping list are NATURAL sweeteners 🙂
Ketogenic Substitutes for Flour
Traditionally flour has been a tough one to substitute in keto cooking but as you’ll see below on the ketogenic shopping list many new and old ingredients are being added to the kitchen as excellent LCHF alternatives.
Fats To Put On Your Ketogenic Shopping List
Fats are what the ketogenic diet is all about, in fact, 70% of all your macros should come from fats. Below is our ketogenic shopping list for all the staple fats that we use in our cooking ingredients, you should too!
Ketogenic Shopping List – Baking Essentials
Any aspiring keto chef should always have a bunch of baking essentials on their ketogenic shopping list for cooking and recipe experimentation.
Ketogenic Pantry Staples
Here is our ketogenic shopping list for the basic kitchen staples that we keep on hand to give our low carb recipes flavor and texture when cooking.
Pepper is another pantry staple for most homes. We use 3 types of pepper; Ground White Pepper for dishes where you don’t want to see it or have pieces stick in your teeth, Coarse Black Pepper for recipes where the pepper is a feature, and Freshly Cracked Pepper to serve over our meals. Get them and more here.
Ketogenic Sauces & Vinegars
When searching for allowable low carb sauces (or anything else) always keep an eye out for maltitol as even though it is technically low-carb it has been shown to spike insulin and raises blood glucose, keep those that have it off your ketogenic shopping list.
Ketogenic Canned & Jarred Goods
Easy to keep and generally have a long shelf life. Canned and jarred goods are a convenient and versatile addition to your ketogenic shopping list.
Ketogenic Nut Butters
Most nut butters are not only very low carb but contain a very good ratio of healthy fats vitamins and minerals. Just go easy on those high in omega-6 fatty acids as they are inflammatory in high doses. We use them on our ketogenic shopping list as an ingredient only.
Ketogenic Nuts & Seeds
Just remember these are ingredients only you shouldn’t go gulping down handfuls upon handfuls of many of these but they make an excellent ingredient for may of our low carb recipes.
Ketogenic Cheeses & Dairy
“Cheese and Cream”. now that I have your attention here a bunch of cheeses you can include in your LCHF recipes. Just leave that low fat cottage cheese off the ketogenic shopping list you don’t have to suffer that anymore!
Mozzarella Cheese is an Italian cheese that comes in two forms; Fresh Mozzarella has a very high water content and is stored in water or brine to keep it fresh. Shredded or block Mozzarella contains significantly less water, in Australia, this is the standard mozzarella found at the supermarket and in America, this is labelled as “part-skim” and “low moisture.” We use the shredded version for cheese doughs and melting atop dishes and the fresh version for snacking, adding to salad and antipasto platters. You can get them both here.
Parmesan Cheese is a sharp Italian cheese. Known as Parmigiano-Reggiano when made in the traditional region in Italy and also called the King of Cheeses, this cheese is savored rather than used in cooking. We use grated and shaved parmesan cheese in our recipes. You can get your favorite style here.
Camembert Cheese is similar to Brie as it is a soft, cow’s milk cheese named after the region of France where it originated. Camembert has a stronger, slightly sour flavor, when compared to Brie, but is just as delicious. It makes a great snack, stuffing for chicken breast or even baked whole as an appetizer. You can get it here.
A final word on the Ketogenic Shopping List
Somethings on the ketogenic shopping list may have a higher than usual ratio of carbohydrate for a LCHF diet but remember they are only “one” ingredient. When coming up with keto recipes always keep an eye on the macro ratios, the final product should always fit the keto macros.