LCHF Shopping Staples

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The list below contains many of the ingredients I use on a regular basis for cooking meals, snacking, baking and preparing quick easy meals on the go. I haven’t added quantities here so you will need to judge for yourself how much of each item you need to purchase. It is  important that you do not let yourself go hungry so make sure you have purchased enough food that you always have a supply of good food to prepare meals with and to snack on. All of the foods below should be available at your local supermarket.

  • Eggs – Make sure you have plenty of eggs on hand. They are a versatile ingredient for many low carb recipes and a good snack option

  • Full fat yoghurt

  • LSA* (Ground Linseed, Almond, Sunflower seeds)

  • Chia seeds* (gluten free section of your supermarket)

  • Fresh or frozen berries

  • Full cream milk

  • Cream

  • Coconut cream

  • Cheese – Cheddar, blue vein, or any of the myriad of great cheeses available

  • Vegetables – Lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, carrot, capsicum, broccoli, cauliflower

  • Avocado – I am giving avocado a line of it’s own as it is a fantastic addition to low carb meals and snacks

  • Cooked chicken – handy to have in the fridge as a snack or to make quick and satisfying salad

  • Fruit – what’s in season within reason! (keep to a minimum)

  • Olive oil

  • Coconut oil

  • Almonds roasted or raw

  • Coconut – desiccated or threaded

  • Almond butter

  • Whole ginger, fresh garlic, raw chilli (these ingredients can be used fresh or if you prefer, buy pre-crushed, it will save you time)

  • Fresh herbs of your choice

  • Natvia or Stevia ( natural sweeteners)

*Chia seeds are a versatile little seed, high in protein and dietary fibre and great for digestion.

*LSA is good source of protein, fibre and omega 6 and 9 essential fatty acids.