If you’re going to be cooking keto-friendly foods, there are few ingredients that have become staples of mine. Hopefully you’ll find a recipe you like, and make it yourself! Save yourself some time and stock up on the following (I’ve linked to what I use):
- Almond Flour
- Almond Meal (I found decent-sized bags at Trader Joe’s)
- Coconut Oil (you can get a giant jar/jug of it from Costco)
- Almond Butter
- Eggs! (large)
- Meats that you enjoy
- Truvia (or your sweetener of choice)
That’s pretty much it. You’ll always need specific things for recipes, but the above items are used most commonly. The most important ones are the first three – almond flour, almond meal, and coconut oil.
Almond Flour: you can bake and cook with it pretty much similar to standard wheat flour, but the carb count is much lower. It is also gluten-free, so good for those of you that have an intolerance! It is also rich in vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium.
Almond Meal: I use this in place of bread crumbs or panco for similar reasons to using almond flour.
Coconut Oil: Wonderful source of fat. Since keto is high-fat, and I’m not one to just randomly eat chunks of butter or down some salad dressing, this is a great way to add healthy fat into your diet.