You’re ready to start a ketogenic diet!  Woohoo! Then … you open your pantry and SCREAM!

If you’re like us, containers of white sugar, flour, confectioner’s sugar, brown sugar, crackers, chips, cookies, cereals, canned soups, beans, rice, and pasta fill the shelves of your pantry. What to do with all those carbs?

My brother, Stephen, decided to eat his way through his pantry before beginning a new keto diet. Once completed, he went full-on keto and never looked back (or better). I donated my carb-laden stash and replaced the staples with low-carb substitutes.

This process can be painful, which is why I had to get rid of it all at once.

In addition to the foods listed under “The Keto Diet Food List,” here’s a short list of keto pantry essentials I can’t live without:

Almond Flour

Baking Powder

Baking Soda

Beef Broth or Stock 

Chia Seeds

Chicken Broth or Stock 

Coconut Flour

Extracts (Vanilla, Almond, etc.)


Low Carb Pizza Sauce

Low Carb Spaghetti Sauce (Try Rao’s)

Low Carb Tortillas (Mission Carb Balance) 


No Sugar Added Ketchup

No Sugar Added Peanut Butter

Palmini Hearts of Palm Angel Hair (canned) 

Psyllium Husk Powder

78% Cocoa Dark Chocolate (Lindt Excellence)

Soy Sauce

Stevia Glycerite Liquid Sweetener

Sugar Free Syrup

Swerve Sugar Replacements (Granulated, Confectioners, Brown)

Truvia Nectar

Truvia Sugar Replacements (Granulated, Confectioners, Brown) 

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Vinegars (All types)

Xanthan Gum


Real Keto Recipes, Real Easy

Joanie and Amy Robach show you just how easy it is to cook incredibly healthy meals that taste great and ensure healthy nutrition

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