The Ultimate Keto Food List For Ketogenic Diet Beginners

If you are one of the many people who follow the keto diet, then this ultimate keto food list is exactly what you need to read today, and save for later use!

Keto Food

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you surely have heard about the ketogenic craze that’s going on.

I must admit, the first time I heard about it I thought to myself “just another fancy diet that’ll die down in a few months”.

How wrong I was!

When doing a bit more research into this whole keto craze, I found out that it’s pretty legit.

So What Is The Keto Diet Exactly?

The ketogenic diet is basically a low carb, high fat diet that offers various health benefits.

There are 23 studies that show that following this diet can actually improve your health and assist with weight loss.

The keto diet basically involves cutting out carbs in your diet, and replacing it with fat. The reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state known as ketosis.

For a more in-depth explanation, check out this article!

The Keto Diet For Beginners

Now this article is all about the best keto food list around, so that you actually know what to buy and what NOT to buy.

But if you are a beginner and have no clue about the keto diet, what to expect and how to approach it, then read this really good introduction article about the ketogenic diet.

The Ultimate Keto Food List

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Now let’s get into the important part of the ketogenic diet: the food!

Below is the ultimate list of keto foods that you can eat whilst following the ketogenic diet.

This list is not exhaustive, but I have tried to include as much as possible.

Feel free to comment if you see that I have left out a few foods.

Low Carb Vegetables

Keto food lists - Vegetables
  • Arugula
  • Spinach
  • Leafy greens
  • Eggplant
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini
  • Asparagus
  • Artichokes
  • Bell peppers
  • Fennel
  • Radishes
  • Sauerkrut
  • Onions
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Green beans
  • Kale
  • Garlic
  • Kimchi
  • Boy Choy
  • Jalapeno peppers


Keto food lists - Fruits
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Coconut
  • Lemon
  • Limes
  • Olives

Nuts & Seeds

Keto food lists - Nuts
  • Almonds
  • Pine nuts
  • Pecans
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Brazil nuts
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Hemp seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Flaxseeds


Keto Foods - Dairy
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Mozarella cheese
  • Cottage cheese
  • Glee
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Sour cream
  • Full fat cheese
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Cream
  • Butter
  • Brie
  • Feta cheese
  • Goats cheese
  • Ricotta

Fats & Oils

Keto foods - Oils
  • Coconut oil
  • Coconut butter
  • Olive oil
  • Bacon fat
  • Nut oils
  • Palm oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Duck fat
  • Goose fat
  • MCT oil
  • Tallow
  • Lard

Meats & Poultry

Keto food lists - Meats
  • Beef
  • Bison
  • Bacon
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Quail
  • Pheasant
  • Ham
  • Veal
  • Boar
  • Deer
  • Buffalo
  • Duck
  • Venison
  • Elk
  • Lamb
  • Rabbit
  • Moose
  • Pork

Fish & Seafood

Keto Foods - Seafood
  • Bass
  • Octopus
  • Shrimp
  • Snails
  • Cod
  • Clams
  • Halibut
  • Flounder
  • Eel
  • Haddock
  • Scallops
  • Anchovies
  • Red snapper
  • Lobster
  • Mussels
  • Sardines
  • Salmon
  • Squid
  • Sole
  • Trout
  • Tuna
  • Mackerel
  • Catfish


  • Coffees
  • All teas
  • Lime or lemon juice
  • Bone broth
  • Coconut water

More Keto Tips

Make sure to plan ahead when it comes to cooking your ketogenic meals!

It makes your life way easier, plus it helps to make sure you stick to your diet!

And for those of you who enjoy a glass of wine with your dinner, that’s fine. Just don’t over do it!

Below is a cool infographic I made with most of the foods found above. Feel free to save it!


For more keto tips, make sure to follow my Ketogenic Diet Pinterest board!

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