Basic & Cheap Keto Necessities

You can probably get by with just a handful of basic foods. This short list will give you the most bang for your buck. Just sticking to these foods will help you stretch your dollar as far as possible, but you might get tired of eating the same things after a while.


Eggs are extremely cheap and versatile, making them a vital part of the shopping list. You can substitute items from the extended list to mix things up, especially if there is a great sale or deal available.

  • eggs
  • grass-fed butter
  • chicken (thighs, breast, or whole chicken)
  • broccoli or green beans (frozen will probably be cheaper than fresh)
  • almonds
  • spices

Extended Grocery List for Eating Keto on a Budget

Some foods on this extended list may typically be a bit higher in price. When you use your skills as a deal detective, though, it’s possible to get them for a great price. Avocados, for example, are often fairly expensive, but sometimes you can find them for a very low price.


  • bacon
  • chicken (thighs, legs, breasts, or whole chicken)
  • canned tuna
  • canned sardines
  • salmon
  • ground beef or ground chuck
  • pork belly or pork shoulder or ham
  • eggs



  • grass-fed butter
  • blocks of hard cheese
  • cottage cheese
  • heavy cream
  • sour cream
  • greek yogurt


  • avocado
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • green beans
  • asparagus
  • lettuce
  • spinach
  • zucchini
  • mushrooms
  • blueberries



  • almonds
  • walnuts
  • olive oil
  • coconut oil

Spices & Herbs

  • cumin
  • cayenne
  • garlic powder
  • basil
  • rosemary
  • oregano
  • cilantro

Optional, Pricier Foods

  • coconut flour
  • erythritol
  • chia seeds
  • macadamia nuts


As you can see, eating keto on a budget is easier than you might have thought. Stick to the basics, hunt for great deals, buy in bulk and freeze, and take the time to do food prep. It does take some extra effort but you can eat a delicious and healthy keto diet without spending all your hard-earned cash.


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Welcome! I’m Anosh the owner and founder of Low Carb Diet World. I created this website back in 2013 as a way to save keto-low carb recipes and share them with others.

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