Unless you’ve been hibernating for the past year or two, chances are, you’ve heard about keto. The keto craze has been buzzing around the health scene for quite some time, and it’s not going anywhere any time soon. Keto is becoming so popular that many food companies are deciding to jump on the keto bandwagon and offer low-carb keto-approved snacks and treats. But, if you’re new to keto, you may feel a bit lost when it comes to getting started.
If you want to give keto a try, we’re here to share some seriously useful tips on some keto pantry staples. Keep your pantry stocked with these keto-approved foods, and you will never be left feeling hungry or like you have nothing to eat.
Read on to learn about the keto pantry staples we think are most important for keto success.
Keto Pantry Staples
#1 Nut & Seeds
Having nuts and seeds readily available in your keto pantry is going to save you so much hassle (and frustration when you’re downright “hangry”.) You can easily grab a handful of almonds or cashews to snack on when you’re starving, and seeds like chia, flax, and hemp add some serious superfood power to just about any recipe.
Here are some of our fav go-to keto pantry staple choices.
- Chia seeds
- Flax seeds
- Hemp seeds
#2 Coconut Milk
We love coconut everything around here as coconut is the bomb when it comes to supporting your overall health. Plus, coconut makes a deliciously creamy dairy-free choice for anyone avoiding dairy. But, coconut milk is also great for the keto-dieter who needs a creamy milk choice for things like smoothies, coffee, or even keto baked treats. Keep in mind we’re talking about the canned coconut milk vs the one in the carton.
So, go ahead and stock up on a handful of coconut milk cans as this will for sure be a keto pantry staple and can be used in so many different recipes.
#3 Keto-Friendly Sweeteners
When you go keto, you ditch processed sugar, but that doesn’t mean you can’t swap out sugar for a healthier alternative (aka stevia.) There are quite a few healthier all-natural low to zero carb sweeteners we recommend having as a keto pantry staple item that can be used in baking recipes or even mixed into your morning cup of joe.
Here are our fav low carb sweetener options.
- Liquid Stevia
- Monk fruit sweetener
#4 Low Carb Flour
Even if you’ve given up all sweet treats, having a handful of low-carb flour option stocked in your pantry is great when you’re craving that muffin. You can grab your almond flour and whip up a batch of keto-friendly almond flour muffins in no time. Low carb flour also comes in handy to make keto-approved breaded recipes like onion rings, and chicken tenders! Be sure to at least have a bag of almond and coconut flour available as these two are super versatile.
#5 A Handful of Grab-and-go Keto-Approved Snacks & Treats
We’re looking at you zero-carb chocolate and low-carb keto cookies! Let’s face it, when life gets crazy (as it usually does on the reg) it can be hard to make everything from scratch. Give yourself a break by always having some keto-approved snacks in your keto pantry to just grab and go when those hunger pangs kick in. Ain’t nobody got time to make a full blow meal when you are running late for work, in between kids activity pickups, or just need something to toss into your purse on the go. Make your life easier by keeping some of these snack options handy.
- ChocZero almonds
- Kale chips
- Lily’s dark chocolate chips (sweetened with stevia)
- Unsweetened coconut chips
- Epic Bars or jerky
Having a well-stocked keto pantry is going to be a huge part of being successful on the keto diet. Plus, putting together a keto pantry with these staple items doesn’t take all that much time. So, make a list, head to the store and stock your pantry with some basics to make following the keto diet ten times easier.