Low Carb Shopping List

Starting a low carb diet can be really daunting, but it was honestly super easy to implement. The hard part was wrapping my head around a way of eating that seemed to go against what many people in my life were advising.

Below you’ll find a sample of our family’s typical weekly shopping list. Some items listed here last much longer than a week so they won’t need to be purchased more than once a month or so.

If you’d like to see some “master” low carb shopping lists chock full of ideas, check out this pinterest board with tons of samples that can be customized to suit you and your family’s shopping needs. Browse Pinterest Keto Shopping Lists…


  • Blueberries or Strawberries (when in season)
  • Zucchini
  • Spring Onions
  • Asparagus
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Button Mushrooms
  • Baby Spinach
  • Shredded Cabbage

Meat & Seafood

  • Bacon*
  • Cold Meats**
  • Ground Beef
  • Steaks or Salmon
  • Chicken Tenderloins
  • Chicken Wingettes
  • Ground Pork
  • Shrimp

Dairy, Cheese, & Eggs

  • Block of Cheddar Cheese
  • Thinly Sliced Provolone**
  • Full Fat Bar of Cream Cheese
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese**
  • Full Fat Sour Cream
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Low Sugar Yogurt**
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Eggs


  • Broccoli*
  • Cauliflower*
  • Cauliflower Rice
  • Peas*
  • Sausage Patties
  • Blueberries or Strawberries (when not in season)*


  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
  • Unrefined Coconut Oil*
  • Sesame Oil*

Breads (Yes, seriously, breads!)

  • Low Carb Tortillas**
  • Lavash Flat Bread**


  • Coffee
  • Tea


  • Sugar Free Peanut Butter
  • Sugar Free Ketchup*
  • Sugar Free BBQ Sauce*
  • Mustard*
  • Mayo*

Snacks & Candy

  • Almonds, Pecans, other low carb nuts
  • Pork Rinds
  • Sugar Free Chocolate**


* We don’t buy these very often, but they’re included on days when we’re restocking the pantry and fridge. They are absolutely essential for our family throughout the week.

** Look for these processed/packaged products marketed as natural and check the label for both the ingredients and carb count. Manufacturers often add fillers, sugars, and preservatives which can increase the carbohydrates/sugars/sodium/etc. of a product that’s isn’t always necessary. That’s the price of convenience in some cases, so it’s up to you to determine whether or not the product is worth including in your diet and making note of any adverse reactions if you do.