In these uncertain times, you may find it somewhat overwhelming to try and organize your kitchen and stock it with low carb items. Any of the trips I have made to the grocery store lately I see people stocking up on higher carb, easy to grab items such as pasta, potatoes, beans and high carb/highly processed frozen food items. To avoid the urge to eat high carb foods we need a low carb friendly kitchen with an wide choice of healthy options. Out of site, out of mind.

Below is an extensive list of low carb items you should try and have on had. Some of the items also include a suggested shelf life for the fresh produce and dairy items that you can stock up on a bit to help lessen your trips to the grocery store and keep you safe.

Remember, if you’re at risk for blood-sugar lows, you’ll want to keep around some simple carbs like jelly beans, honey, jam, hard candies, and popsicles.

Low-carb Vegetables – opt for frozen if available

Large, firm heads of cabbage, if you have room for them (stored in a plastic bag, these can keep a month or longer—just peel off the outer leaves)
Brussels sprouts
Green beans


Low-carb Fruit –
berries are hard to keep fresh as they only last for about a week. Try substituting
with frozen berries instead.


Canned or jarred vegetables

Green beans
Artichoke hearts
Roasted peppers
Pickles (make sure these don’t have added sugar)
Kimchi and sauerkraut (these can last up to a year)

Meat and Entrées – buy a few packs and throw them in the freezer

Chicken, pork, ground beef, lamb, fish, and seafood
Hot dogs and sausages

Essential Oils – avoid corn, soy, and canola oil

Coconut oil
Olive oil
Avocado oil

Low Carb Flours

Almond flour/meal
Coconut flour
Psyllium Husks
Ground flax

Low Carb Sweeteners

Monk fruit

Low Carb Baking Ingredients

Unsweetened Cocao Powder
Cacao Nibs
Unsweetened baking chocolate
Sugar free chocolate chips
Xanthan gum

Low Carb Pantry Proteins

Nutritional yeast flakes

Low Carb Dairy and Alternatives

Butter (6 months)
Unopened hard cheese (2-4 months)
Tofu (about 2 months)
Plain yogurt (about 2 months)
Eggs (about a month)
Cream cheese
Full Fat heavy Cream
Unsweetened Almond, coconut and soy milk
Full fat heavy cream

Nuts and Seeds – watch the higher carb count nuts, like peanuts, pistachios, and especially cashews.

Macadamia nuts
Sunflower seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Hemp seeds
Chia seeds
Sesame seeds

Nut Butters check ingredient labels and avoid any with added sugar

Peanut butter
Almond butter
Coconut butter
Macadamia nut butter
Sunflower seed butter

Tea and Coffee

Low Carb Condiments

Avocado oil mayonnaise
Fish sauce
Dijon mustard
Sugar-free ketchup
Sugar free BBQ sauce
Lemon juice
Lime juice
Curry paste
Balsamic vinegar
Apple cider vinegar
White wine vinegar
Red wine vinegar
Minced garlic in a jar

Herbs and spices

Italian seasoning
Chili powder
Ground cumin
Cayenne pepper
Ground ginger
Ground cinnamon
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Sea salt
Black pepper

Low Carb Snacks

Beef jerky
Crunchy snacks made of 100% cheese (eg. Moon Cheese and Whisps)
Pork rinds
Unsweetened coconut chips
Parmesan crisps
Flax seed crackers

Other Pantry Supplies

Grated Parmesan cheese
Diced tomatoes
Tomato paste
Sun-dried tomatoes
Canned tuna, salmon, ham and chicken
Split pea soup
Tomato sauce
Pitted Black Olives
Vegetable soup