Keto on a Budget: Your Ultimate Guide to Save Money and Stay Keto-Fueled

Keto Cher



  • Ground beef

  • Chicken thighs

  • Pork shoulder

  • Whole chickens

  • Eggs

  • Fatty fish (sardines, mackerel, salmon - canned is often cheaper)

  • Offal meats (liver, kidney) - very nutritious and inexpensive


  • Olive oil

  • Avocado oil

  • Coconut oil

  • Butter

  • Cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, cream cheese)

  • Nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts) - buy in bulk when on sale

  • Seeds (chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)

Non-Starchy Veggies:

  • Broccoli

  • Cauliflower

  • Spinach

  • Kale

  • Mushrooms

  • Green beans

  • Asparagus

  • Brussels sprouts

  • Zucchini

  • Bell peppers (avoid excess)

  • Lettuce (various types for salads and wraps)

  • Celery

  • Cucumber (in moderation)

Other Essentials:

  • Seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chili flakes, etc.)

  • Spices (cumin, turmeric, paprika, Italian seasoning, etc.)

  • Low-carb sweeteners (stevia, erythritol, monk fruit) - use sparingly

  • Broth (chicken, beef, vegetable)

  • Heavy cream

  • Coconut milk

  • Apple cider vinegar

  • Low-carb condiments (mustard, mayonnaise)

Grocery Shopping Hacks:

  • Plan your meals for the week.

  • Build your meals around what's on sale (check flyers and online ads).

  • Embrace frozen vegetables and fruits (often cheaper and just as nutritious).

  • Shop discount grocery stores (Aldi, Lidl).

  • Buy in bulk (smartly) on staples that won't expire before you use them.

  • Skip pre-packaged keto snacks and specialty ingredients (often overpriced).

  • Consider a membership at a wholesale club (Costco, Sam's Club) for bulk deals on some items.

  • Get to know your local butcher shop or farm co-op for potentially cheaper, high-quality meats.

  • Take advantage of store loyalty programs for discounts and rewards.

Creative Leftover Magic:

  • Shredded chicken: Lettuce wraps, keto chili, stir-fry with low-carb veggies.

  • Ground beef: Stuffed peppers, taco bowls, quick hash.

  • Roasted vegetables: Omelets, salads, frittata.

  • Fatty fish: Fish cakes, fish tacos, salad with keto-friendly dressing.

  • Cooked whole chicken: Chicken salad (with celery and spices), keto chicken pot pie filling.

Bonus Tips:

  • Cook large batches and freeze portions for later.

  • Invest in a reusable water bottle to avoid sugary drinks.

  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and curb cravings.

  • Track your macros (optional) to ensure you're staying in ketosis.

  • There are many free keto recipes available online and in cookbooks.

By following these tips and utilizing this comprehensive list, you can create a delicious and affordable keto lifestyle!

Dominate Keto While Saving Cash: Master Your Keto Journey with Budget-Friendly Staples, Grocery Hacks, and Leftover Magic