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Keto Foods To Eat When
Starting A Keto Diet:
Pantry (and Fridge) Staples

Keto Foods To Eat
When Starting
A Keto Diet:
(and Fridge)


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Wondering what Keto foods to eat? After drooling over Suzanne's recipes in her Simply Keto paperback book, I cobbled together a list of needed ingredients to make Blueberry Mug Muffins, Waffles, Pancakes... Keto Chili, Omelets and so much more.

Susan Gast owner, Finally-Keto and more

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Keto Foods To Eat: Pantry Items

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  1. Almond Flour, fine ground, blanched, Bob's Red Mill
  2. Coconut Flour, Bob's Red Mill
  3. MCT Oil, Nature's Way
  4. Ghirardelli 100% Coco Powder, Unsweetened
  5. Lily’s Dark Chocolate Baking Chips, Stevia Sweetened, 55% Cacao
  6. Stevia Drops by SteviaClear and/or Squirt Bottles by Pure Via
  7. Swerve Confectioner's Sugar Replacement (fine and granular)
  8. Baking Powder, Rumford
  9. Pam Butter Flavor non-stick spray
  10. Avocado Oil
  11. Organic Vanilla Extract by Simply Organic and Imitation by Baker's
  12. Golden Flaxseed Meal, Bob's Red Mill
  13. Real cheese: Cheddar, Mozzarella, Cream Cheese, String et al
  14. Butter
  15. Heavy Whipping Cream, and Half & Half
  16. Almond Milk (unsweetened)
  17. Peanut Butter
  18. Avocados
  19. Mushrooms
  20. Boston Lettuce
  21. Eggs
  22. Bacon
  23. Chicken
  24. Ground Beef
  25. Steak
  26. Ham
  27. Sausage
  28. Pork
  29. Olive Oil
  30. Himalayan Salt, Sherpa Pink by San Francisco Salt Co.

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Big Picture Gallery
featuring Keto foods to eat

I created an image gallery so you could see which Keto foods to eat and what their product packages look like. CLICK on any image below and you'll see the items in greater detail. When in the gallery, click the arrow on the right to move on to the next image. Click the "X Close" to exit the gallery. If you're on your cellphone, you probably don't want/need to enlarge the images, to be honest.

Almond Flour, fine-ground, Publix brand
Almond Flour, fine-ground, Bob's Red Mill brand
Coconut Flour, Bob's Red Mill brand
MCT Oil, Nature's Way brand (MCT = Medium Chain Triglicerides)
Ghirardelli Unsweetened 100% Cocoa Powder
Lily's Dark Chocolate Baking Chips 55% Cacao Stevia Sweetened
Stevia Squirt bottle by Pure Via; Stevia Sweet Drops by SteviaClear
Swerve Confectioners Sugar Replacement
Swerve Granular Sugar Replacement (keep this in an airtight container after opening!)
Baking Powder by 365 brand, aluminum-free
Baking Powder by Rumford brand
PAM Butter Flavored non-stick spray
Avocado Oil, Publix brand
Vanilla Organic Extract by Simply Organic, and Imitation Vanilla Flavor by Baker's
Golden Flaxseed Meal by Bob's Red Mill
Himalayan Salt, Sherpa Pink, by San Francisco Salt Co.

Yes, it’s amazing what you can—and should—be eating on a Keto diet. The old low-fat stuff is out, as are desserts sweetened with sugar. I’ll show you how to make killer Keto brownies without all the sugar-laden carbs!

By now, you’re getting to see a basic picture of what Keto foods to eat when starting a Keto diet. The first 12 items on my list are primarily baking ingredients. The remaining list items are dairy, meats, and vegetables.

Of course there’s MORE you can eat—and your desired list of Keto foods will come from the recipes that appeal to you from Suzanne’s book (or my free recipes on this site).

Are You In Shock?

Everything I’ve listed goes totally against the (diet) grain, doesn’t it? We’ve been brainwashed by the low-fat bandwagon for decades. We've been pressured into believing that it’s OK to count calories that include low-fat items AND give the green light to foods rich in sugars and carbs. They said it’s pretty much OK to eat anything—so long as it's low-fat and you stick to your daily allotted calorie count.

But that way of dieting is not working, is it?

The old way of dieting had us eating low-fat foods and tons of carbs - so long as you kept within your calorie limit. And this antiquated-way of dieting kept us fat.

Read this reminder, below, from Part 1 ...

What is a Keto Diet?

On a Keto diet, we eat more fat for fuel and drastically cut the carbs.
This enables the body to quickly use the carbs we eat first and then the body has no choice but to burn the stored fat-reserves for fuel. The state of burning off the fat is called Ketogenesis.

Get started on the right path today at finally-KETO.

What is a Keto Diet?

On a Keto diet, we eat more fat for fuel and drastically cut the carbs.
This enables the body to quickly use the carbs we eat first and then the body has no choice but to burn the stored fat-reserves for fuel. The state of burning off the fat is called Ketogenesis.
 Get started on the right path today at finally-KETO.

Basis Of The Keto Diet

The basis of the Keto diet is to eat as few carbs as possible. Why? This enables the stored fat to be burned off and used instead as the energy-source. When the small amount of carbs you’ve eaten are used up, your body has no choice but to “go for” the fat stored on your body. And it literally melts away.

I was steaming mad after I’d finished Gary’s book—not mad at Gary—but mad at the whole diet industry, misleading us with only eating low-fat foods. And I was sad at the way Gary’s doctor treated him regarding his diabetes.

Prior to starting a Keto diet, we likely chose low-fat foods AND carbs—lots of ‘em—such as bread, potatoes, beans, pasta, and rice. When we eat too many of these refined carbs—and don’t burn them off—those excess carbs get stored as fat. We need to reverse that by eating far far far fewer carbs so that the fat that’s stored on your body gets used up.

In the next post of this 3-part series, we talk about carbs: breads, muffins etc., and tackle the sweet-tooth issue and how it's NO LONGER an issue with these great ice cream solutions. See you over there!

Starting A Keto Diet
Part 1
- Starting a Keto Diet 
Part 2 - Keto Foods to Eat 
Part 3 - Keto Sweet Treats

Here’s to YOUR health!

Susan Gast

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Susan Gast created on June 10th, 2020. Read Susan's story of what sparked her interest in all things related to the Keto Diet.

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