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Ketosis Approved Foods: Here is the list of foods to get into ketosis (fat burning)

Ketosis is a popular dieting approach, and for a good reason – it works! If you’re looking to follow a keto diet, you’ll want to ensure you include plenty of ketosis approved foods. These are foods that will help keep you in ketosis and help you lose weight.

So, what are some ketosis approved foods? Here is our extensive keto food list organized into main nutrition and food groups:

Keto Approved Fat

Avocado
Avocado oil
Blue cheese
Brie cheese
Butter
Cocoa butter
Coconut butter
Coconut oil
Cream cheese
Duck fat
Egg yolks
Ghee
Half and half
Lard
Macadamia oil
MCT oil
Olive oil
Red palm oil
Sesame oil
Sour cream (organic)
Tallow
Walnut oil
Whole cream

Keto Approved Protein

Bacon
Beef
Beef jerky
Bison
Cheese
Chicken
Cottage cheese
Deer
Duck
Eggs
Elk
Goat
Goose
Hot dogs
Lamb
Moose
Pepperoni
Pheasant
Pork
Pork rinds
Quail
Rabbit
Salami
Sausage
Sheep
Turkey
Veal
Wild boar
Wild turkey

Keto Approved Nuts & Seeds

Almonds
Brazil nuts
Chia seeds
Hazelnuts
Hemp seeds
Macadamia nuts
Nut butters (unsweetened)
Peanuts
Pecans
Pine nuts
Pistachios
Pumpkin seeds
Seed butters (unsweetened)
Sesame seeds
Sunflower seeds
Tahini (sesame butter)
Walnuts

Keto Approved Fish

Anchovies
Bass
Cod
Eel
Flounder
Grouper
Haddock
Halibut
Herring
Mackerel
Mahi-mahi
Orange roughy
Perch
Red snapper
Rockfish
Salmon
Sardines
Sole
Tilapia
Trout
Tuna (including albacore)
Turbot

Keto Approved Vegetables

Artichoke
Arugula
Asparagus
Bean sprouts
Beet greens
Bok choy
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Butterhead lettuce
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard
Chives
Cucumber
Dandelion greens
Eggplant
Endive
Fennel
Garlic
Green beans
Jicama
Kale
Kimchi
Kohlrabi
Leafy greens
Leeks
Microgreens
Mushrooms (all kinds)
Mustard greens
Okra
Olive
Onion
Parsley
Peppers (all kinds)
Pumpkin
Radicchio
Radishes
Rhubarb
Romaine lettuce
Sauerkraut
Scallions
Seaweed (all sea vegetables)
Shallots
Spaghetti squash
Spinach
Swiss chard
Tomatoes (moderate amount)
Turnip greens
Watercress
Zucchini

Keto Approved Seafood

Abalone
Caviar
Clams
Crab
Lobster
Mussels
Octopus
Oysters
Scallops
Shrimp
Squid

Keto Approved Berries & Fruit (berries in small quantities)

Blackberries
Black currant
Blueberries
Chokeberries
Cultivated European gooseberry
Lemon
Lime
Raspberries
Red currant
Sea-buckthorn
Strawberries
Tart cherries

Keto Approved Herbs

Allspice
Basil
Cardamom
Cayenne pepper
Chili powder
Cilantro/coriander
Cinnamon
Cloves
Cumin
Curry powder
Dill
Ginger
Italian seasoning
Nutmeg
Oregano
Paprika
Parsley
Rosemary
Sage
Thyme
Turmeric

Keto Approved Organ Meats

Bone marrow
Heart
Kidney
Liver
Tongue
Tripe

Keto Approved Liquids

Almond milk (unsweetened)
Broth (chicken, beef, bone)
Club soda
Coconut milk (unsweetened)
Coffee (unsweetened)
Herbal teas
Kombucha (2g of sugar)
Lemon and lime juice (small amounts)
Seltzer water
Sparkling mineral water
Tea (unsweetened)
Water
Water with lemon (unsweetened)

Keto Approved Additionals

Almond flour/meal
Cacao nibs
Cacao powder
Coconut aminos
Coconut flour
Cod liver oil (fish oil)
Dark chocolate 100%
Fermented vegetables
Fish sauce
Gelatin
Gluten-free tamari sauce
Hot sauce (no sugar)
Mayonnaise (made with good oils—see list of fats)
Monk fruit
Mustard (no sugar)
Pickles (no sugar)
Shredded coconut
Stevia
Vanilla extract
Vinegar

Keto Approved Vegan Protein

Hummus
Mushrooms
Nut butters (unsweetened)
Nutritional yeast
Protein powder (pea, hemp, brown rice)
Seed butters (unsweetened)
Seeds (sunflower, sesame, pumpkin)
Spirulina
Sprouted beans
Tofu/Tempe (organic)

Quick example of how to get the correct % of carbs, protein and fats

A bowl of bacon, egg and kale salad

Breakfast

HEAVIER FAT AND PROTEIN
2-4 Eggs, cheese, hormone-free bacon, avocado

A plate of pork ribs

Lunch

PROTEIN, FAT (3-6 ounces)
Animal Protein (non-lean) hamburger, fish, chicken (with skin)
Vegetables or salad (7cups)

A plate of shrimp and cauliflower

Dinner

PROTEIN (3-3 ounces)
VEGETABLE (2-3 cups)

Desserts at the end of the meal

Almond Butter Fat Bombs

INGREDIENTS

Almond Butter - ¼ cup
Coconut Oil - ¼ cup
Cocoa Powder - 2 tablespoons, unsweetened
Stevia - to taste, this recipe used 10 drops

STEP 1

In a bowl, melt down coconut oil and almond butter. You can use the microwave or a double boiler and stir to make sure it is mixed thoroughly.

Mixture of almond butter and coconut oil

STEP 2

Add stevia and cocoa powder. If possible, pour into a spouted container to avoid making a mess.

A cup of almond butter mixture and a bottle of stevia

STEP 3

Pour into silicone molds. Refrigerate for at least 30 mins before eating. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

4 cups of almond butter mixture

Kale Shake

INGREDIENTS

1 handful of kale
10 drops of Liquid Stevia (berry)
2 Tbs (heaping) coconut oil
Blend for 3 minutes
Simple, Simple, Simple

STEP 1

Mix together!

Stevia, kale and coconut oil

STEP 2

Blend for 3 minutes

Blending kale

STEP 3

Drink up!

2 glasses of kale smoothies

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