Essential Keto Food Products

The ketogenic diet requires using food products that allow you to cook, bake and adapt normal high carb recipes to fit your low-carb lifestyle. With keto staple products like almond flour, Erythritol, coconut flour, psyllium husks, Xanthan gum and liquid Stevia you can keep your diet interesting and super tasty!

So Nourished Erythritol

So Nourished Erythritol is a sugar alcohol naturally found in fruits and vegetables and has 0 calories & 0 carbs and sugar replacement with little effect on blood glucose. It’s a fantastic sugar substitute for those following a ketogenic diet because it has 0 net carbs. It’s a great option for diabetics, low carb dieters and anyone looking to do any baking and sugar-free recipes. Our favorite is from So Noursihed sweetener because it tastes the best and comes in 16 ounce/1 lb bags and 40 oz/2.5 lb bags of granulated erythritol.

So Nourished Erythritol Confectioners Sweetener

So Nourished Erythritol is a 100% natural zero-calorie sweetener sugar alcohol naturally found in fruits and vegetables and has 0 calories & 0 carbs and sugar replacement with little effect on blood glucose. It’s a fantastic sugar substitute for those following a ketogenic diet because it has 0 net carbs. You can use the confectioner’s sugar for things like icing or ice cream or anything you would normally use a powdered sugar. Our favorite is from So Nourished sweetener because it tastes the best and comes in 16 ounce/1 lb bags and 40 oz/2.5 lb bags of granulated erythritol.

So Nourished Granular Monk Fruit + Erythritol Sweetener

So Nourished Monk Fruit sweetener is just as sweet as sugar and their flavors are very similar.It contains zero calories and has no harmful side effects. Unlike most alternative sweeteners, there is no bitter or chemical aftertaste. This is perfect for low carb dieters and you can use So Nourished monk fruit erythritol sweetener just as you would sugar in cooking, baking and sweetening drinks like tea and coffee. 

Almond Flour

Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Gluten Free Almond Flour is a great replacement for regular flour. We use this in recipes like FatHead pizza dough, cheesy keto biscuits, low carb keto tortillas and much more. Using a finely ground blanched (husks removed) almond flour like this one from Bob’s Red Mill is great and reasonably priced when purchased in this 3 pound option.

Coconut Flour

This organic non-GMO, gluten-free Coconut Flour from Anthony’s is a fantastic high-fiber, low-carb, healthy alternative for baking. A little goes a long way since it’s very absorbent compared to almond flour so this bag will last you a long time. Because most of the carbohydrates in coconut flour are fiber, it has minimal effect on blood sugar and insulin so its a perfect choice for ketogenic baking.

Emulsified MCT Oil

The Emulsified MCT OIL from Sports Research is our #1 choice for eMCTs supporting a natural energy boost and healthy metabolism. It is sustainably sourced from only 100% coconuts (not palm oil) and mixes easily into any liquid hot or cold. They offer it in Creamy Coconut, Creamy Vanilla and Unflavored, but Creamy Coconut is my absolute favorite especially when mixing with iced coffee.

Most importantly MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) are a particular type of beneficial fat that requires minimal action from the liver to convert directly into fuel in the form of ketones.

 

 

Premium Organic Unflavored MCT Oil

If you want to save a few bucks and don’t want to get the emulsified MCT Oil, you can get the USDA Organic MCT Oil made from only Coconut (32oz) ~ Non-Gmo Project Veified, Vegan, Keto and Paleo Diet Certified ~ Great for Coffee,Tea, Smoothies & Salad Dressings ~ Unflavored derived from 100% Coconut Oil and offers the same benefits as the emulsified version but does require more mixing and is unflavored. The best part is you get a much bigger bottle.

Most importantly MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) are a particular type of beneficial fat that requires minimal action from the liver to convert directly into fuel in the form of ketones. 

Coconut Oil

Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is our favorite choice for coconut oil because it is unrefined, organic, and cold-pressed to preserve MCTs which are great for people on a keto diet. This coconut oil is perfect for cooking, baking, mixing with coffee or applying to your skin and hair and it tastes great!

SweetLeaf Stevia Clear Liquid Extract

SweetLeaf Stevia clear liquid extract has zero calories, zero carbs, a non-glycemic response, and no artificial sweeteners making this the go-to sweetener for everything from coffee, protein shakes, fat bombs to sweet desserts. When combined with Erythritol in recipes that call for granular sugar is a perfect combination. Stevia is much sweeter than sugar, and you only need to use a tiny bit.

Psyllium Husk Powder

Adding Viva Naturals Organic Psyllium Husk Powder to baked goods like biscuits, muffins, and bread makes the texture more like real bread because psyllium husks act like a gluten would in traditional baking by making the starch free flours stick together. A side benefit of psyllium husk powder is you can use it as a fiber supplement if you have trouble going to the bathroom.

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum is excellent for thickening liquids, using tiny amounts, to turn them into flavorful sauces and gluten-free baking. You can use it as a thickener, stabilizer, emulsifier, but we mainly use it as a thickener. Viva Xanthan gum is a net carb free ingredient that will last you a long time. It is a must-have in your keto kitchen.

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