10 Keto Pantry Staples
Whether you’re new to the ultra-low-carbohydrate keto diet or have been eating low-carb for a while, finding suitable snacks and meals can be tricky. Carbohydrates are found in almost all foods—even in fruits and vegetables!
But we’ve got your back! We’ve rounded up 10 low-carb and high-fat pantry staples to help you stay on track and help keep your body in ketosis.
Unlike beef jerky which is dry and chewy, Meatbars are soft and they taste like real meat! That’s because they’re made from grass-fed, slow cooked and perfectly seasoned beef – without any artificial preservatives. So, you get 12g of protein from 100% beef, and only 1g of carbohydrate – making this the perfect keto-friendly snack.
Oats aren’t allowed on the keto diet, so your usual granola is off-limits. But this grain-free (and gluten- and nut-free) granola is keto- and paleo-friendly! It’s packed with vegan chocolate chips, activated sunflower, and pumpkin seeds, and is sweetened with coconut nectar instead of refined sugar. Enjoy it straight from the bag for guilt-free snacking!
Sugar is also off-limits on keto, but stevia and other sugar substitutes are okay! If you have a sweet tooth, opt for this Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Bar. It’s sweetened with xylitol (a sugar alcohol), so it’s low carb, keto-friendly, and—most importantly—delicious.
Sugar is out and healthy fats are in, and Suzie’s Good Fats bars are the best LCHF snack bar out there. They melt in your mouth, and have a wonderfully light and airy texture that will satisfy immediate cravings and help keep you full for hours. These bars taste so good that it’s hard to believe they only have 2g of sugar!
Cooking with bone broth is easy at home, but this beef bone broth is so tasty you can sip it straight from the bottle! It’s made from grass-fed beef bones and organic vegetables and spices that are slowly simmered for 24 hours to reach optimal flavor and collagen levels.
While dairy is acceptable on the keto diet, coconut milk is a great dairy-free alternative that has more fat, and less carbs and sugar. However, not all coconut milk is created equally. Stock up on Cha’s Organics Premium Coconut Milk—it has no added sugar, preservatives or sulphites and it’s Fairtrade Certified. And it’s Canadian!
Keto diet or not, ghee is a pantry staple everyone should get behind. Ghee, or clarified butter (meaning water and milk solids have been removed), has a delicious rich and nutty flavour. And unlike ordinary butter, ghee is shelf-stable! Try this Canadian-maple infused ghee in your coffee, on your keto-friendly pancakes, or used to fry up some veggies.
Nuts, fats and oils are all welcome on the keto diet, and this roasted walnut oil is a great way to mix up your meals! It’s delicious drizzled on salads or veggies, but it’s also suitable for medium heat—so so it’s perfect for sautéing and baking.
Finding sugar-free snacks that don’t taste sugar-free can be tricky, but these energy bites are terrific! They’re made with clean and simple ingredients: nuts, dates, cocoa, and coconut oil – that’s it!
Swap your regular PB with this better-for-you High Performance Peanut Butter. It’s a unique blend of all-natural peanut butter and super fats like coconut oil, avocado oil, MCT oil and macadamia oil. Fatso also uses a prebiotic fibre from tapioca to sweeten it, and adds some organic chia and flax seeds for extra fibre. Add to your favourite smoothie, or enjoy it by the spoon—we won’t judge.
These keto-approved pantry staples are just a few of the many healthy choices available at Well.ca—check out our Keto shop for even more keto-friendly foods! If your pantry is stocked and you’re hungry for recipe ideas, try these 10 healthy keto recipes.
Nicole is the Content Specialist at Well.ca, when she’s not planning videos and blogging, she’s browsing recipes and hunting for new healthy snacks.