November 18, 2020
Keto Thanksgiving Shopping List
It’s the butter-iest party of the year.
“Two shelves diverged in a yellow cheese-aisle / And sorry I could not eat them all…” - Robert Frost (probably)
The best thing about the keto diet is probably that you can eat cheese like it’s your day job. Because it is. Thanks to its high fat content and low amount of carbs, cheese is a perfectly delicious food that will keep you in ketosis. But, there are still a few important things to keep in mind when shopping for and eating cheese on keto. Here’s a comprehensive guide to make sure you’re on the right cheesy track!
When you’re shopping for cheese, there’s a couple things you’ll want to look out for. Steer clear of any cheeses with added starch or sweeteners. Pre-shredded cheeses, for example, can have starches that prevent sticking—these will add more carbs to each serving that you eat. We recommend buying whole blocks that you can slice and shred yourself. You should also keep in mind fat content when you’re in the dairy aisle. Choose full-fat cheeses whenever possible; lower-fat varieties will generally yield higher carb counts. Fat Yeah!
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In sum, not all cheeses are created equal. You might want to limit or skip some altogether. Skip the canned/spray cheese and American cheese (they are highly-processed) and limit how much ricotta and cottage cheese you eat (these are much higher in carbs and protein).
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