Keto diet has been hailed as the ultimate antidote to several health ailments like obesity, diabetes, etc. For those who are unaware of this regime, it is a high-fat, low carbohydrate, and moderate-protein diet. With this kind of diet, the body uses fat to convert it into energy that fuels your body and keeps you active throughout the day.
However, the real challenge comes in when you’re out to buy groceries for your Keto diet. Reading labels and packaging while rummaging through the supermarket’s aisles or a health food store can get overwhelming. If that sounds like you, this article is just what you need to get you started on the very healthy Keto Diet.
What to Buy
A standard Ketogenic diet will typically contain 70-80% fat, 10-20% protein, and only 5-10% of carbs.
Firstly, stay away from sugar, processed food, bread, grains, starchy vegetables, and caloric sweeteners like jams, jellies, etc. So, here’s what your Keto grocery basket should contain:
Vegetables – Include leafy green vegetables like Cauliflower, Cabbage, Spinach, Bell Peppers, Garlic, Onion, Mushrooms, Radish, Turnip, Lettuce, Kale, Chard, Lime, Tomatoes, etc.
Meat and Dairy – Meat should include boneless, skinless chicken breasts, ground beef, sausage, and Bacon. Other dairy products include eggs, whole-milk, plain yogurt, cream cheese, salted butter, clarified butter, etc.
Staples – Choose chicken broth, almond flour, coconut cream, coconut oil, olive oil, soy sauce, almond butter, etc. You can include nuts like Brazilian nuts, almonds, Peanuts, Macadamia, etc. to snack on. Seeds like Chia and Pumpkin seeds are also a good idea. It is recommended you prepare a Keto meal plan before you go grocery shopping.
Do you know what’s the best part about Keto meals? After buying all supplies from a health food store, you can get done with cooking in as less as ten minutes without any prep at all. Perfect for the long days when you want to fix a quick dinner and standing by the stove for even the slightest time seems like a task.
Throw in some lettuce on a plate, add parsley. In a small bowl, add chili, basil, chopped green chilies, and mix it with a wooden spoon or a mortar and pestle. Toss some salami, ham into the plate, and sprinkle the bowl mixture on top along with few olive oil drops. If you want, you may even add a little cheese to make it more filling.
A perfect low-carb, high-fiber dinner that requires zero cooking! In place of cold cuts, use boiled chicken, smoked salmon, or ground beef with veggies of your choice!
Delicious Egg Recipes
The egg is a staple in any Keto pantry. Boil or fry up some eggs and complete the plate with delicious ingredients like Avocado, cream cheese, mushrooms, bacon, etc. as per your taste. For a more hearty meal, you could try Keto mushroom omelets, Keto fried eggs with Kale and Pork, low-carb baked eggs, etc.
Where to Buy
You can find these ingredients in any supermarkets or even try out a health food store online. As long as you know what you need, have the list ready and be sure to read the product label and packaging, and you’ll be well on your way to following the very healthy and amazing Keto diet.