Starting the Keto Diet? A Dietitian Says to Buy These Foods From the Grocery Store

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POPSUGAR Photography | Maria del Rio

Ready to give the keto diet a go? It's time to clean out your fridge and fill it up with keto-approved foods. In order to get acclimated to the low-carb, high-fat diet, Dr. Catherine Metzgar, PhD, RD, nutrition scientist at Virta Health, provided POPSUGAR with a grocery list of keto-approved foods. Once you've got your groceries, try out this one-week keto meal plan.

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Reach nutritional ketosis by balancing your protein intake, eating five servings of nonstarchy vegetables a day.

  • Cauliflower
  • Green beans
  • Spinach
  • Artichoke
  • Artichoke heart
  • Cucumbers
  • Radishes
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Zucchini
  • Bell pepper
  • Celery
  • Eggplant
  • Jicama
  • Broccoli
Meat and Seafood
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Meat and Seafood

Never get bored again with all of these protein options.

  • Bacon
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Pork sausage
  • Beef
  • Ham
  • Tuna
  • Canned tuna
  • Steak
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • Lox
  • Deli meat
Snacks and Condiments
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Snacks and Condiments

If you need a snack throughout the day, any of the below options will hold you over until your next meal.

  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Full-fat yogurt
  • Brazil nuts
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Meat sticks
  • Pork rinds
  • Cheese sticks
  • Veggies with a dip (spinach, artichoke, baba ganoush)
  • Heavy cream
  • Butter
  • Alfredo sauce
  • Coconut oil
  • Palm oil
  • Cream cheese
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Water is great for you, but it isn't your only option on the keto diet. Mix it up with the following selections.

  • Water
  • Sparkling water
  • Sugar-free soda
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Unsweetened tea
  • Sugar-free sports drinks