The Keto Diaries — Ever Evolving Shopping List


Guys, I’m bored.

And I decided to work on my shopping list.

After being on keto for the last three months, albeit with some rough patches, my shopping list has changed a lot from the first time I posted it.

My first keto shopping list consisted of:


  • 2 18 count carton of eggs — I did not realize how many eggs I would be eating. I’ve been taking them for lunch, as a quick snack, or using them in a fritata.
  • 10 cans of tuna — tuna salad is so easy and is delicious over kale.
  • SO MUCH BACON!!!!!
  • Maybe a rotisserie chicken for chicken salad. I hate chicken from the can, and rotisserie chicken makes the best chicken salad. Also have a really good avocado chicken salad recipe.


  • Large thing of sour cream. I use it instead of mayo in my various meat salads.
  • Like four cartons of almond milk. That stuff is awesome. I haven’t been drinking coffee, but I’m thinking that I can use it and make like a pitcher of iced coffee that’ll keep for a few days. Also have used it to make chai lattes — with stevia.
  • A large thing of cottage cheese. Also good snack, especially over kale.
  • Plain yogurt. I’ve had like 10 people lecture me over how important probiotics are during a carbless diet.
  • Cheese for days…. all varieties. My favorites have been pepper jack and muenster


  • Kale 2x bags.
  • Avacados — my go to snack.
  • Cherry tomatoes —  a good add on to salads and other dishes
  • Bell Peppers
  • Cucumbers — Haven’t had a chance/the urge to make cucumber salad, but it’s on my list.
  • Mushrooms — I like baby bella mushrooms.
  • Spaghetti squash — this, surprisingly, has been such a wonderful thing. Cooks in the microwave in 20 minutes.
  • Regular squash — love zucchini.


  • Almonds are just crunchy and amazing.
  • Sunflower seeds — when S.O. and I went on our adventure to get my washer and dryer, we got a huge thing of shelled sunflower seeds from Winn Dixie for like $3 or $4. Completely worth it. Plus, I I love sunflower seeds over salads.

Now, I’ve learned I have to stock up on my favorites and catch things on sale. Also added some other items:


  • Two to three packs of pork shoulder or chops — throw in crock pot with onions, mushrooms, spices, and red wine.
  • Four packs of bacon. I usually freeze two to three packs. I try to get them when they are buy one get one free.
  • Chicken thighs are easy, cheap, and delicious. I usually get about three packs.
  • Ground turkey is another of my go to foods. Trader Joes usually has the best deal in town at $2.99/lb. When I make it to that part of town, I usually stock up with five or six packs.
  • Pepperoni, salami, or prosciutto — as a snack.
  • Sausage — amazing sauteed with cabbage. Love me some bratwurst too.
  • Eggs (which I consider a meat as it is an animal product that’s not dairy) — I usually get two 18 packs. I’ve mastered the perfect soft boiled egg and also hollandaise.
  • Chicken stock — self explanatory


  • I am a cheese-a-holic — two packs of cream cheese, two containers of parm, two blocks of pepper jack,  mozz string cheese, and maybe some cheddar.
  • Plain greek yogurt — good for keeping your bowels healthy
  • Butter — for BPC and general cooking
  • Sour cream, because it’s good with everything. Evidently Daisy has a squeezable sour cream thing going on.
  • Almond milk (not technically dairy). I am in love with unsweetened almond milk. I usually get about 3 gallons, which lasts me two full weeks.


  • Lots of kale. I like it raw and crunchy, but it is good cooked up with some bacon.
  • Green onions — less sugar than regular onions and easier to cut and prep.
  • Tomatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Cucumber — I have a good recipe for cucumber salad with cherry tomatoes, green onions, fresh basil, parm cheese, salt/pepper, and apple cider vinegar.
  • Romaine
  • Sprouts
  • All the avocados — I could eat avocados for days.
  • Mushrooms
  • Bok Choi — excellent stir fried with some other veggies
  • Eggplant (which I talked about an eggplant pizza recipe)
  • Frozen cauli and broccoli. Maybe green beans too.

Misc stuff

  • Sardines — little oily fish that are amazing and full of protein and good fats
  • Pickles — love Claussens and their juice.
  • Olives — Calamata olives are great in dirty martinis 😉
  • Truvia baking blend — not technically keto as it does have a minute amount of sugar in it, which makes it optimum for baking. However, it’s the only sweetener that doesn’t leave a death-like chemically aftertaste. Worth the extra minute amount of sugar.
  • Pork rinds — great for “breading” and “binding” in meat dishes
  • Lemon juice — amazing for marinades, tea, cold remedy, and dressings
  • Olive and coconut oil — use olive for cooking and coconut oil for BPC and moisturizing my elbows 🙂
  • Almonds — probably my favorite keto nut, also sunflower seeds. Love sunflower seeds on my salads.

So, that’s my list. I might find things here and there that I like. My friends got me into Le Croix soda — essentially flavored seltzer water (probably good with vodka). I have had a hard time giving up diet soda — I love Fresca and Segrams diet ginger ale.

Now I feel I need to have vodka in my life.

But yeah, will be four months on keto at the end of this month.

25lbs down, 75 more to go. I’m a quarter of the way there.



4 thoughts on “The Keto Diaries — Ever Evolving Shopping List

  1. Hey. Reading blogs like yours are just one of the reasons that I’ve decided to start blogging about my weight loss as well. I’m be grateful if you could take a look at my blog and provide some feedback (it’s new so there’s only the one post about me so far). TS 🙂


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