“Just because you want to do the keto diet. It doesn’t mean you are going to end up drinking water and eating ‘rabbit food’ In fact using this list of ingredients you can easily create hundreds of scrumptious meals for even the most fussiest eaters.” — Slim
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Today’s article will to show you that just because you want to do the keto diet. It doesn’t mean you are going to end up drinking water and eating “rabbit food” In fact using this list of ingredients you can easily create hundreds of scrumptious meals for even the most fussiest eaters.
An added bonus about this list is that pretty much all of the ingredients apart from the “sweeteners” section also fall under the label of clean eating foods.
Poultry: Free-range Cornish hen, quail, goose, pheasant, chicken, duck, and turkey.
Fish and Seafood: Cod, tuna, scrod, anchovies, mackerel, flounder, catfish, trout, mahi-mahi, halibut, sole, sardines, salmon, halibut, snapper, and calamari. (Always opt for wild caught fish to avoid toxins present in commercially reared fish.)
Grass-fed Meat: These include beef, venison, goat, and lamb. Meat from wild animals are also acceptable. (However, avoid sausages and meats that come with sugary sauces and those covered in breadcrumbs.) Choose the chunks of meat with more fat since they contain less protein and more fat.
Pork: Boston butt, pork chops, ham pork, and loin. (When choosing ham, be on the lookout for added sugar.)
Bacon and Sausages: Preferably, you should buy these at specialty health food stores. If this is not possible, always read the labels to avoid those which contain fillers such as soy or sugars.
Canned Tuna and Salmon: Canned tuna and salmon are okay to consume while you are on the keto diet. However, avoid seafood rich in fillers, breaded seafood, and fried seafood.
Vegetable Protein Powders: Protein supplements such as whey protein, hemp protein, pea, and rice are acceptable.
Whole Eggs: This includes chicken eggs, and quail eggs which you can prepare through any mean desired; fried, soft or hard boiled, deviled, scrambled, or omelet style.
Shellfish: Oyster, mussels, lobster, shrimp, crab (not imitation crab that contains additives), clams, scallops, and squid.
2. Fats and Oils
Because these are your main sources of energy while you are on this diet, go for the types of fats and oils you enjoy.
These may include:
- Omega 3 fatty acids from fish such as tuna, shellfish, and salmon
- Fish supplements or krill
- Monounsaturated fats such as egg yolks, avocado, and butter
- Vegetable oils such as olive oil, coconut oil
- Non-hydrogenated beef tallow, ghee, and lard.
- Duck and chicken fat
In order to make it easier to stick to this diet, be aware of which types of fat your body can tolerate.
Many people seem to have zero or very low tolerance of vegetable oils and mayo. This may be a good thing because most of these oils are rich in omega 6 fatty acids – the kind that is bad for your body’s cholesterol levels.
In this case, work with the listed monounsaturated fats to reduce the inflammatory effect brought about by polyunsaturated fats. Nevertheless, work to balance both fats because you cannot survive on monounsaturated fats alone (You need a lot of fats and oils).
Even then, avoid hydrogenated fats such as margarine to reduce the amount of trans-fats you eat.
3. Fresh Vegetables
For these foods, opt for organic ones or better yet, grow your own to avoid all pesticide toxins. Avoid starchy vegetables (corn, sweet potatoes, potatoes, peas, and winter squash) that are high in carbs.
Instead, opt for moderate intake of sweet vegetables (squashes, peppers, tomatoes, and carrots).
Vegetables that make it to the keto diet list are:
- Collard Greens
- Onions (high in sugar; moderate intake)
- Alfalfa Sprouts
- Beet Greens
- Dandelion Greens
- Bamboo Shoots
- Brussels sprouts
- Bok Choy
- Celery Root
- Swiss chard
- Snow Peas
- Bean Sprouts
- Salad greens and lettuces: Romaine, Arugula, Fennel, Bok Choy, Boston lettuce, Endive, Mache, Escarole, Sorrel, Radicchio, Chicory Water Chestnuts
- Dill Pickles
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4. Dairy Products
- Mascarpone cheese
- Unsweetened whole milk yogurt (limit intake of this type of yogurt because it is a little high in carbs)
- All soft and hard cheeses
- Cream cheese
- Full fat sour cream (do not forget to check for additives)
- Full fat cottage cheese
- Heavy whipping cream
In any case, always go for raw milk products and if you do not have easy access to them, go for the organic ones.
- Bulletproof coffee
- Decaf Tea
- Flavored seltzer water
- Decaf coffee
- Herbal tea
- Lemon and lime juice (limit intake)
- Clear broth or bouillon
- Pecans and
Are the nuts with the lowest level of carbs meaning you can consume them in small amounts.
Other nuts such as:
- Pistachios and
Contain a higher amount of carbs. And it is best to carefully monitor their intake. Nuts are best soaked for some time before roasted.
- Nut flours: Nut flours such as almond flour will suffice.
Some options include:
- Inulin and Chicory root
- Lo Han Guo
- Liquid Stevia
Here are spices allowed on the keto diet:
- Sea salt
- Chili pepper
- Cilantro or coriander seeds
- Black pepper
- Cumin seeds
- Cayenne pepper
- Mustard seeds
As you can see from the above very detailed list. The keto diet is NOT a highly-restrictive dieting lifestyle. In fact it offers you a wide variety of foods to choose from and you are only limited by your imagination.
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