If you’re serious about low carb eating, you’ve got to have a low carb kitchen! You’ll need some good utensils, but today I’ll share 5 weird ingredients that I think are a must if you’re serious about low carb eating.
I’ve notice that with my low carb recipes, there are a few weird ingredients that pop up that aren’t always easy to find in the grocery store. Side note, if you have not tackled the first step of avoiding impulse buys while shopping, you’ll want to read my keto grocery shopping tips article.
Assuming you’re good to go there, let’s get started! To make things easy on you, I’ve added Amazon links below should you want to order them and stock your pantry.
5 weird things for your low carb kitchen:
Coconut Oil. For sauteing and stir-fry’s. Good for pan frying fish. This refined coconut oil is preferred because it has a medium-high smoke point (350-365F) that makes it safe for most pan frying.
Coconut Milk. For making casseroles and asian-inspired dishes. Make sure to get the full fat version of the coconut milk, not the “light” version.
Grass-fed Ghee. Looks like and tastes like butter, but has the dairy proteins and sugars removed so it’s better for people who are lactose intolerant and/or avoiding sugar. Has a super-high smoke point of 485F so it’s safe for all sauteing and frying.
Avocado Oil Mayo. Mayo made from avocado oil instead of soy-based oil like most mayos. Useful for making tuna salads and as a condiment for lettuce wrapped sandwiches.
3 Low carb kitchen basics:
Keto Snacks. For the times your planning fails, you’ll want to have an obscene amount of low carb snacks on hand. (just incase someone in the house steals some, you’ll have plenty left over)
Low Carb Recommended Foods You’ve got to have a strong understanding of which foods are low carb. In this list I make recommendations on everything from nuts and seeds to alcohol and everything in between