The 22 Best Keto-Approved Groceries From Trader Joe's
Whether you are just getting ready to start the keto diet or have been going strong for months, a great way to stay on track is to properly stock your pantry with diet-approved foods from Trader Joe's. From protein-packed meats to healthy fats and oils, the aisles of TJ's are a good place to get keto-friendly finds.
Read ahead to see the best keto-approved (and budget-friendly!) food Trader Joe's has to offer, and get ready to stock up. Dieting never seemed so easy.
Prices and products may vary by Trader Joe's location.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
Trader Joe's Chile Lime Chicken Burgers ($3)
These delicious chicken burgers are convenient and made with simple ingredients: chicken, onions, bell peppers, garlic, cilantro, salt lime juice, and red pepper flakes. Throw them on the grill and enjoy them with a lettuce bun and your favorite low-carb toppings.
Trader Joe's Peppermint Herbal Tea ($2)
Since nearly all sugary drinks are out on keto, relax with a cup of peppermint herbal tea. This tea is caffeine-free, so it's perfect to sip before bed.
Trader Joe's All-Natural Ground Turkey ($4)
Make your own meatballs or burgers with this all-natural ground turkey for just $4.
Trader Joe's Grilled Cauliflower ($3)
This bag from the frozen section makes your dinner side dish that much easier. Just pop these in the microwave or on the stovetop and you have a flavorful side.
Trader Joe's Riced Cauliflower and Riced Broccoli ($2)
If you're missing rice while following the keto diet, you can substitute with riced cauliflower or broccoli. It makes a great base for keto-friendly "fried rice" stir-fry or burrito bowls.
Trader Joe's Canned Matcha ($1)
Get a boost of caffeine and disease-fighting EGCG with this canned matcha tea. Matcha is also packed with antioxidants, which can help fight inflammation.
Trader Joe's Organic Coconut Aminos
Coconut aminos have all the flavor of soy sauce, but are actually keto-friendly. Add to your favorite stir-fries and Asian-inspired dishes for a boost of flavor. Just be wary that one tablespoon is five grams of carbs, so you don't want to go overboard.
Trader Joe's Organic Raw Almonds ($8)
Get a boost of healthy fats and some plant-based protein with raw almonds. They make for a convenient, healthy snack.
Trader Joe's Mashed Cauliflower ($3)
Missing carb-heavy mashed potatoes on the keto diet? Try this mashed cauliflower instead from the frozen section. At only seven grams of carbs per serving, it's made with butter, cream, salt, pepper, and garlic and is ready in minutes.
Trader Joe's Aged Goat Gouda ($10 a pound)
This aged goat gouda is a flavorful option for salads and omelets. Although pricier than most other cheeses at Trader Joe's, a little goes a long way in your recipes.
Trader Joe's California Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($6)
You'll want to stock up on extra virgin olive oil for all the cooking you'll be doing. At just $6 a bottle, this Trader Joe's version is a steal.
Trader Joe's Fancy Mixed Nuts With 50% Less Salt ($8)
If plain almonds are too boring, mix up your snacks with this bag of fancy mixed nuts. The 50 percent salt is just the right amount of flavor.
Trader Joe's Uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon ($5)
Most people think of bacon when they think of the keto diet, and it's true this beloved breakfast meat is allowed on the diet. Pick up a flavorful option with TJ's uncured applewood smoked bacon for just $5 a package.
Trader Joe's Crumbled Feta ($3)
Cheese is a staple on the keto diet, and this crumbled feta is a convenient option. Toss it onto your favorite salad for a boost of fat.
Trader Joe's English Coastal Cheddar ($8/Pound)
Cheese is keto-friendly, which means tons of delicious options. Enjoy this cheddar on a salad or eat it straight off the block with some nuts for a satiating snack.
Trader Joe's Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef ($7)
When eating keto, it's best to opt for organic and grass-fed beef as much as possible since it has a healthier ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. This 85 percent lean option from Trader Joe's is just $7.
Trader Joe's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil ($5)
Coconut oil is also a staple on the keto diet. Aside from cooking with it, you can also add it to your smoothies or coffee in the morning.
Trader Joe's Shaved Brussels Sprouts ($3)
Buying the shaved brussels sprouts from Trader Joe's takes the work out of slicing and dicing the full sprout. Add them to salads or roast them to create a tasty side.
Trader Joe's Almond Butter Raw Creamy and Salted Creamy ($6)
Almond butter is packed with healthy fats and some protein, so it's the perfect keto snack. Enjoy it on celery or straight out of the jar.
Trader Joe's Whole Cashews ($7)
Cashews are also a great keto snack idea because they are packed with healthy fats and are therefore a satiating option. Trader Joe's sells whole cashews in raw and 50 percent salted form, so be sure to stock up.
Trader Joe's Organic French Roast Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate ($10)
In the warmer months, you may find yourself craving cold brew over a hot cup of coffee. Opt for TJ's organic cold brew concentrate, which can be mixed with water for a delicious up of cold coffee every morning.
Trader Joe's Organic Reduced Fat Coconut Milk ($1)
Although full-fat coconut milk is certainly allowed on the keto diet, it may be too thick or flavorful for some. If that's the case, opt for the reduced-fat coconut milk for a lighter option. Make a curry recipe with it or add it to your coffee in the morning.