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:
Beef Broth or Stock
Chicken Broth or Stock
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)
Stevia Glycerite Liquid Sweetener
Sugar Free Syrup
Swerve Sugar Replacements (Granulated, Confectioners, Brown)
Truvia Sugar Replacements (Granulated, Confectioners, Brown)
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Vinegars (All types)