7 delicious natural foods that also happen to be keto

If you’re committing to a ketogenic diet this year, congratulations! Keto can be a great tool to help you work toward your health goals and keep your body at its best.

That said, the diet can sometimes be intimidating for folks who are trying it for the first time. Often, people are concerned that they will have to give up all their favourite foods to commit to keto.

But fear not! There is no need to throw out everything in your fridge and resort to subsisting solely on cauliflower rice. Here are some of our favourite natural foods that also happen to be keto.

Avocado

Who doesn’t love an avocado? Packed with loads of good fats, this nutritional powerhouse also happens to be a delicious keto staple. Eat one on its own, use it to top your favourite dishes, or turn it into guacamole for a satisfying snack.

Chocolate

That’s right—you absolutely can eat chocolate on keto. In fact, dark chocolate is chock full of antioxidants, and it also contains flavanols, which are great for heart health. Just be sure to select chocolate with at least 70% cocoa and ensure that you eat it in moderation.

Nuts

Nuts are the perfect antidote to those mid-afternoon snack cravings. If you’re trying keto for the first time, take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with the wide world of nuts that are available for your enjoyment. Classic options such as almonds, peanuts, and walnuts are satisfying choices, but there is so much more. Macadamia nuts, for example, are not only delightfully sweet, but they are higher in fat and lower in carbohydrates than other nuts, making them a perfect ketogenic snack.

Olives

The perfect mixture of salty and sweet, olives are the best friend of any keto eater. Since they’re so versatile, pick up a variety to have on hand. Great for cooking or simply snacking, olives will quickly become a favourite in your fridge.

Seafood

One of the best parts about keto is that the world is your oyster—and your crab, tuna, and lobster too. Seafood is full of great fats, proteins, and other nutrients for your body, so don’t be afraid to fill up your plate.

Cheese

Now is the time to turn your fridge into a complete deli counter! The ultimate keto staple, cheese is low in carbs and high in fat. Keep hard cheeses such as parmesan on hand for grating over your favourite frittatas or sprinkling over zoodles and keep some flavourful options like manchego, Havarti, and camembert around for snacking. Don’t forget to stock up on soft cheeses such as goat cheese and feta too; they’re perfect for crumbling into salads.

Greek yogurt

Creamy, satisfying, and incredibly versatile, Greek yogurt is the perfect addition to nearly any meal. Not only is it a breakfast of champions, but it’s an ideal ingredient for salad dressings, smoothies, sauces, soups—you name it. Keep it on hand for a rich finish to your favourite recipes.

 

Learn more about keto:

Beat The Winter Blues With A Ketogenic Diet

Keto Protein Balls Recipe

 

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  • Posted On February 08, 2021 by Terry Nolan

    Hello I was wondering if you carry any desserts for diabetes?

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