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Keto Diet Meat List 🐄 🐖 🐓 🦃

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Keto Diet Food List: Meat

Today’s keto diet meat list contains low carb high-fat meats that are perfect for your new keto lifestyle.

Please remember, you should only eat when you’re hungry.

 Stop when you are full. Common sense, am I right?

When it comes to meat, there’s not much to avoid.

You should always make sure to purchase meat with fat and void lean cuts, as this will not help you lose weight.

Fat is your friend.

Fat is needed, so your body has fat to burn and not sugar.

When you are on a low carb diet, you are not fueling your body with sugar, so make sure you eat adequate fat.

The warning is not to overdo it.

If you have fat to lose, your body will have fat to burn. You don’t want to supply an excessive amount of fat or you won’t lose weight.

Keto Diet Food List: Meats. Beef, Pork, Lamb, Veal, Deer and more.

Keto Diet Meat List:


  • Hamburger
  • Steak
  • Roast Beef
  • Prime Rib
  • Baby Back Ribs
  • Corned Beef

All cuts (don’t go for lean, you need the fat!)


  • Ham (unglazed)
  • Bacon
  • Pork Roast
  • Pork Chops
  • Tenderloin
  • Ground Pork
  • Ham

Lamb, Deer, Veal, Goats:

  • Various cuts all are acceptable (I don’t eat these)

Watch For Nitrates:

  • Sausages
  • Italian Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Deli Ham
  • Processed Meats: Try to go organic and nitrate-free when possible
  • Pepperoni
  • Hot Dogs
  • Jerky
  • Lunch Meats

Don’t forget to add Meat Broths as well. They taste great, are easy to cook with and add flavor!

I love prepping meat days in advance, so I don’t have to cook meat for every meal.

Organic processed meats are quick and easy, but they also cost more.

Be sure to save bacon grease for cooking other foods.

I use bacon grease when I fry veggies (if I need extra fat) and chicken and it tastes great!

Avoid sauces unless you are using low carb meat sauces or dips.

Meats are typically very low in carbs, but always check for sugar content, read the ingredients.

Some companies are sneaky and add things to your food.

Keto Diet Food List: Poultry

Chicken has always been a staple in our home.

Boneless skinless chicken can get old, and boring. It also doesn’t have any fat which means you need to add it back (great for flavor).

Remember that you don’t have to choose lean meats anymore.

This low carb poultry list isn’t exhaustive, but I think it’s enough to get you started.

Remember: You shouldn’t bread any of these foods.

Even if you fry them, do not use flour or bread crumbs, Try this instead.

Go organic when possible, and if you can grow your own, that’s even better!

While we focus on low carb foods, it’s important to remember that antibiotics and growth hormones don’t just affect our foods, they transfer to our bodies as well.

Thankfully, chicken seems to be getting better!

Keto Diet List: Chicken, Turkey, and Birds

If you plan to stuff your poultry, do so with veggies and cheese! Yum!

Keto Diet Meat List: Poultry


  • Canned Chicken (read labels)
  • Thighs
  • Chicken Wings
  • Breasts
  • Chicken Legs
  • Tenders
  • Whole Chicken
  • Cornish Hens
  • Chicken Eggs


  • Eggs & Meat


  • Eggs & Meat

Pheasant /Quail:

  • Eggs & Meat


  • Turkey Legs
  • Ground Turkey
  • Whole Turkey
  • Turkey Breast

Watch for nitrates:  Turkey & Chicken deli meats, Turkey Bacon, Turkey Sausage

Chicken Broth is great for adding sodium back into your diet which can be lost on keto.

What’s your favorite item on our keto diet meat list?

Grab a printable keto diet grocery list here.