Stick to the basics at Whole Foods or use Instacart if they’re in your area. For specialty items, look for the following tasty items:
- Dang toasted coconut chips
- roasted seaweed snack packs
- 365 brand sriracha sunflower seeds
- Justin’s Almond Butter snack pack
- Artisana coconut butter
- Frozen palak paneer
- Lilly’s stevia chocolate (85 percent or higher)
- Califia Farms full shot cold brew coffee
- Bhakti Chai toasted almond tea
- Sashimi (sushi bar)
- Bob’s Red Mill almond flour
- Avocado oil mayonaise
- Quest bars (careful here)
- Frozen broccoli rabe
- La Croix sparkling water
- Himalayan pink salt
There are other keto shopping items like Halo ice cream, cheese, and flackers (flaxseed crackers) that can be eaten in smaller portions.
What to Eat at the Whole Foods Salad Bar & Hot Bar…
The typical salad at Whole Foods is always a good idea for a quick lunch. However, some of the means may appear to be keto friendly, but they’re actually breaded or loaded with a sugary sauce. One option would be to pack the salad container (around $6) with veggies. It’s not the cheapest option, but for a quick meal, it’s cheaper and much better than fast food.
For those who want to take it a step farther, check the Hot Bar (around $8) in the mornings for bacon and eggs. On your lunch break, consider greens, grilled chicken, eggs, cheese, and veggies. Another option would be rotisserie chicken or sashimi. For the most part, all of the items have ingredients listed at the Hot Bar.
Basically, anything on the Hot Bar that doesn’t sound heavy with potatoes, rice, or wheat should be okay keep you in ketosis. For Indian meals, this means avoiding aloo gobi, samosas, and naan, but you can stock up on chicken curry, chicken korma, saag paneer, tikka masala, and tandoori.
If you order something like tandoori chicken, there’s probably going to be about 1/8 cup of yogurt per serving, but that’s a relatively small amount of carbs. The oily spices should be fine for ketosis, but be careful for around the sweet chutneys. Chicken korma is usually better than chicken tikka masala so save your carbs if you are planning to eat the latter.
Finally, make sure to read the recipes for things like brisket, BBQ, creamed spinach, cauli-mash, pulled pork, fish, or shrimp to make sure there aren’t any added carbs.
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