Keto Diet Food List

Keto Diet Foods

Your goal when shopping keto is to find foods that contain less than 3 grams of net carbs per 100 grams of food. Foods that contain 3-6 grams of net carbs per 100 grams of food are also ok. Remember that net carbs are carbs minus protein.

Produce :

  • Lettuce (Boston, butter, endive, field greens, iceberg, matcha, romaine, and watercress)
  • Greens (collard, kale, mustard, spinach, Swiss chard, and turnip)
  • Artichokes, broccoli, broccolini, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, fennel, green beans, jicama, okra, snap peas, snow peas, and turnips
  • Blackberries and raspberries
  • Asparagus, avocados, bok choy, celery, eggplant, herbs, kohlrabi, mushrooms, radishes, rapini (broccoli raab), tomatoes, and zucchini

Meat, Fish, and Seafood :

  • Beef, chicken, game, lamb, pork, and veal
  • Bacon, hotdogs*, organ meats, and sausage
  • Fatty fish and white fish
  • Crab, lobster, mussels, octopus, oysters, scallops, shrimp, and squid


  • Sliced chicken, corned beef, ham, pancetta, pastrami, prosciutto, roast beef, speck, and turkey
  • Sliced chorizo, pepperoni, salami, and soppressata
  • Prepared chicken salad*, egg salad*, and tuna salad*


  • Butter and ghee
  • Heavy cream
  • Softer cheeses (blue, buffalo mozzarella, brie, camembert, colby, cream cheese, goat, gouda, muenster, provolone, and Swiss)
  • Eggs
  • Harder cheeses (cheddar, feta, havarti, mozzarella, parmesan, and pepper jack)
  • Cottage cheese, Greek yogurt (plain), mascarpone, ricotta, and sour cream
  • Whole milk

General Grocery:

  • Avocado oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, nut oils, and olive oil
  • Duck fat, lard, schmaltz (chicken fat), and tallow
  • Canned fish or seafood (anchovies, crab, salmon, sardines, and tuna)
  • Canned or jarred olives* and sauerkraut
  • Hot sauce*, mayonnaise*, mustard*, and vinegar*
  • Bouillon cubes and broth
  • Dried herbs, psyllium husk powder, and spices
  • Pork rinds* and parmesan crisps
  • Club soda, coffee, tea, and unsweetened cold
  • Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, and pili nuts • Seeds (chia, flax, hemp, and pumpkin)
  • Canned coconut milk

* Be cognizant of sugars and try to keep them to a minimum.