Are you struggling to stay on the keto diet? Do you find yourself staring down a long list of foods, wondering what is and isn't keto-friendly? The goal of this article is to show people that keto can be easy. There are many ketogenic foods all around us!
- Coconut oil: This is a great source of healthy fat. It can be used to cook and bake with, or eaten by the spoonful as it is.
- Avocado: Avocados are perfect for keto because they're high in good fats, like omega-three fatty acids that keep you full. They also have potassium which helps regulate blood pressure levels and magnesium which promotes bone health.
- Butter Coffee: Butter coffee has been touted as one of the best ways to start your day on keto! High quality butter from grass fed cows combined with organic coffees makes for an energizing drink that will leave you satisfied until lunchtime without any sugar crashes later on.
- Chocolate: This one may seem like a no brainer, but it's true! There are some keto friendly options out there if you're willing to read the labels. Dark chocolate is usually fine as long as it has at least 70% cacao content.
- Pork Rinds: These crunchy snacks can be eaten with anything and in place of any food that isn't on the list of ketogenic foods below! They have 0 carbs or sugar per serving (check for added ingredients).
- Eggs: Eggs are high in protein which will help keep energy levels up throughout the day while also being low carb and gluten free. Plus they taste amazing too!
- Berries: Berries are a low calorie, high fiber snack that will satisfy those sweet tooth cravings without adding any sugar to your diet. Plus they're ripe all year round making them easy to find!
- Grass Fed Beef: Grass fed beef has a high level of Omega-three fatty acids which will help keep cholesterol low and promote heart health. It's also higher in protein than regular beef or chicken so it'll help you stay full for longer!
- Beef Jerky: Beef jerky is a great option for those who are looking to stick with the ketogenic diet but need something portable. It doesn't matter if you choose beef, turkey, or chicken! Always read labels and be sure that there's no added sugar in your choice of meat treat.
- Tuna: This might not sound appetizing at first glance, but tuna fish can make an excellent lunchtime protein snack on its own or mixed up with some mayo and lime juice (all low carb ingredients). Just remember to check labels as many brands add high fructose corn syrup!
- Keto Cookies: Keto cookies are a great option if you're craving something sweet. We've heard that Kadabra cookies are so good, you might forget all about your sugar cravings all together ;)
- Vegetables: If you're looking for something quick and easy, veggies fit the bill every time! Throw them on some butter or in a pan with oil, add salt or sauce if desired, and enjoy without guilt.
- Cheese: Fatty cheese is a staple for any keto dieter. Not only does it help you feel full, but some of the most delicious cheeses are high in fat and low on carbs!
- Cauliflower: This veggie is amazing because it's so versatile. From rice to mashed potatoes, cauliflower can do no wrong!
- Keto shake with almond milk: If you're looking to get your fats while skipping out on sugar cravings, try making a keto protein shake. I make mine with unsweetened almond milk, chocolate protein power and a tablespoon of almond butter. So good!
There you have it. 15 ketogenic foods to eat. The great thing is that these foods are delicious and easy to find. Keep kicking butt. You got this!