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Spicing things up when you are following a Keto or Low Carb way of eating is a great way to help you stay on track with your meals.  Enjoying your food is crucial for success!  We all want to eat delicious foods so in order to do that you need to have a well stocked pantry!

Most people do not bother to think about the spices they use when they are following a meal plan and sometimes even dried spices can impact how you feel and your weight loss progress.

Here is a pretty thorough pantry list, most of which is found in the baking, condiments or canned foods isles of your grocery store. Be sure to check the labels for hidden added sugars and opt for the organics!

Condiments and Baking Items

  • Almond extract, no sugar added
  • Almond flour
  • Almonds, raw (grind in a food processor to make your own almond flour)
  • Anchovy paste
  • Anchovies
  • Artichoke hearts marinated
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Bamboo shoots, canned
  • Beef consommé
  • Butter
  • Caesar salad dressing, no sugar added
  • Chicken consommé
  • Cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • Cooking sprays, olive and vegetable
  • Crystal light drink mixes, especially SUNRISE ORANGE flavor
  • Dill pickle relish
  • Flax meal
  • Green chili peppers, canned
  • Hearts of palm
  • Jello, sugar-free, all varieties
  • Liquid smoke
  • Louisiana hot sauce
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Mayonnaise, heavy only
  • Mushrooms, marinated
  • Mustard, yellow and Dijon
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Olives, black, green pimento, stuffed, Greek, etc…
  • Olive oil Pecan halves
  • Pepperonini
  • Pickle spears, kosher dills, Claussen garlic
  • Pork rinds
  • Ranch dressing, no sugar added
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Salsa, no sugar added (natural is OK)
  • Sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds, black and white
  • Soy flour
  • Soy sauce
  • Sugar free sweet pickle relish
  • Stevia
  • Sunflower seeds, shelled and roasted (NOT dry roasted)
  • Teriyaki sauce, no more than two grams carbs per serving (all have some sugars)
  • Tobasco sauce, including Chipotle variety
  • Tomato paste, no sugar added
  • Tomato sauce, no sugar added
  • Tomatoes, whole and peeled, no sugar added
  • Tuna, canned white in water
  • Unflavored gelatin, Knorr brand
  • Unsweetened coconut (or fresh)
  • Unsweetened bakers chocolate
  • Vanilla, no sugar added (usually the artificial has zero sugar)
  • Vinegars, red wine, rice wine, balsamic, white
  • Walnuts, shelled halves

Spices and Flavorings

  • Any spices (dry)
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper, whole and coarse ground
  • White pepper, ground
  • Garlic powder (NOT garlic salt)
  • Basil leaves
  • Oregano leaves
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Bay leaves
  • Thyme leaves, whole and ground
  • Tarragon leaves
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Ground mustard
  • Parsley flakes
  • Paprika
  • Hungarian red chili powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Onion powder
  • Celery seed
  • Rosemary leaves
  • Beef base, no sugar
  • Chicken base, no sugar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Old bay seasoning
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Capers
  • Allspice
  • Cloves, whole and ground
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon

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Do you have any other pantry staples you keep on hand in your Keto Kitchen?

My name is Sue and I am a Certified Ketogenic Living Coach and the founder of Slender Suzie. I teach people how to quickly turn their bodies into fat burners instead of sugar burners.  I choose to be a Ketogenic Lifestyle Expert because I want to be the change and help others take back control of their health and happiness and Pursue Better!