The Keto Diet: Foods You Can and Can't Eat While on the Diet

The Keto Diet - approved foods
  • Approved foods you can eat on The Keto Diet

  • Meats – for example, beef, ham, pork, and bacon

  • Chicken, turkey, and other poultry

  • All fish and seafood

  • Dairy – half and half, cheese, grass-fed butter, yogurt, creamer

  • Healthy Fats – Avocados, extra virgin olive oils, coconut oil

  • Fruits – strawberries, blackberries, raspberries

  • Egg – you can have them prepared how you like

  • Vegetables – think “green” veggies and vegetables that are low-carb

  • All nuts and seeds and all-natural peanut butter

  • Artificial sweeteners – Stevia is shown to be the best option

  • Condiments – salt and pepper, herbs and spices

  • Approved Snacks You Can Have on The Keto Diet

  • A small cup of plain popcorn

  • Avocados

  • No sugar jerky

  • Celery with all-natural peanut butter or cheese cream

  • String cheese or cubbed cheese

  • Cottage cheese with mixed berries or strawberries

  • Greek yogurt

  • Hard-boiled eggs

  • Tuna

  • Keto sushi

  • A cup of cooked green beans or some bell peppers

  • Nuts and seeds

  • Sliced ham or turkey

  • Keto shakes

  • Real dark chocolate

  • Foods You Should Avoid on The Keto Diet

  • Sugar, stay away from all sugar, from sugary drinks to cakes, to processed foods

  • Grains, this is the second most important one. Grains are high in carbs. This includes all types of pastas, rice, breads, and any high processed carbs

  • Vegetables high in starches, for example, potatoes

  • Vegetable oils – any oil with a vegetable base

  • Fruits that are high in sugar, examples are pineapples, strawberries, and even bananas

  • Beans, examples are kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas, etc

  • Salad dressings, condiments, and sauses

  • Diet foods and processed fats

  • Alcohol – including wine, beer, and liquor

  • What You Can Drink on The Keto Diet

  • Coffee, and yes you can add cream, half and half is best

  • Keto smoothy – check Pinterest for recipes

  • Water with a little splash of real lemon

  • Some flavored waters and diet soda (this should not be a regular go-to)

  • Club soda

  • Almond milk

  • Wine with low sugar, try red organic keto-friendly wines (limit this is around one glass per week)

This checklist was created by dietcompare

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