Lots of people have asked us to compile a list of keto products, ingredients, services and resources that we consider essentials. Here they are! These keto products are not things you need to buy all at once in order to start. They are things we’ve accumulated over time and use all the time. All of these recommendations are based on our experiences cooking keto foods and living a keto lifestyle. Some of these are affiliate links, which means if you order through the link we will get a small percentage of your purchase amount at no additional cost to you. We love supporting good keto products and the companies that make them!
Keto Meal Prep for Weight Loss – This is our flagship course. We’ve had hundreds of students pass through this 50 day meal prep course with incredible results. Check out the course page to see more info!
Butcher Box – This has quickly become our favorite subscription box. Not only do you get incredible cuts of grass-fed & grass-finished meat, you can also get 2 free N.Y Strip Steaks by using our referral link!
Real Good Pizza – These delicious little pizzas are only 4g of net carbs each! They are nice to have in the freezer as a quick snack every once in a while. You can use the code KETOCONNECT for a discount at checkout.
Keto Bars – Currently the ONLY high fat bar on the market, keto bars are our #1 recommended bar. They don’t pack in as much protein as the other low carb bars which helps maintain a state of ketosis.
Perfect Keto – Perfect Keto is an awesome company that is constantly innovating and coming out with new products tailored for the keto market. Our personal favorites are their MCT Powder and Collagen Protein.
Essential Keto Kitchen Tools
Oster Blender + Food Processor – We’ve had this blender for over a year now and are extremely pleased with it. It has a powerful 1200 watt motor at a reasonable price. This is what you’re looking for if you want a really good blender but can’t afford the $300-$600 for a Vitamix. It also come’s with a food processor attachment which is extremely nice to have(I’m looking at you cauliflower rice).
Kitchen Scale – A kitchen scale is important for getting exact measurements for baking as well as for when you want to track your caloric intake. Get one!!
Chef’s Knife – We like to recommend cheap options whenever possible, as long as the quality is good. This 6 inch chef’s knife is the knife we find ourself using more than any other. We have more expensive knives and this is our favorite.
Cast Iron Cookware – We have a wide array of cast iron cookware in our house and we love it. Great for keto cooking because all that fat you’re cooking with builds up a nice seasoning and nonstick coating over time! The 3 starting items we’d recommend are a 10.25 inch skillet, a 3.5 inch mini skillet, and a dutch oven.
Nonstick Cookware – A nice nonstick pan is a must have. This one by T-fal, incredibly sturdy and we highly recommend it!
Silicone Baking Mat – Things don’t stick anymore! Worth every penny.
Set of Silicone Muffin Trays – This set is great! You get 2 different sizes, which come’s in handy for making muffins, egg cups, fat bombs etc.
Essential Keto Ingredients
Almond Flour – For most keto baked goods there is benefit to having a finely ground almond flour like this one.
Coconut Flour – The opposite end of the spectrum compared to almond flour. This is highly absorbent, cheap, and a bag will last you a long time.
Coconut Oil – This is something we use almost every day. Buy in bulk!
MCT Oil – We like to get MCT oil that is pure C8 Caprylic Acid. C8 is proven to have a better ketone producing profile than C10 and C12, and anecdotally we notice a slight difference with the pure C8 oils.
Erythritol – The artificial sweetener we use most often. 0 glycemic index and 0 calories. In conjunction with liquid stevia it’s the only 2 sweeteners you truly need for keto desserts.
Liquid Stevia – Extremely sweet, a little goes a long way. We add a few drops to a lot of our desserts to give them a subtle sweetness.
Sugar Free Flavored Syrups – These syrups are a good way to add flavor and sweetness to desserts. We often put them in our morning coffees as well.
Shirataki Noodles – We love these! You have to be sure to prepare them correctly, but they’re great for topping with a nice fatty sauce!
Isopure Zero Carb Whey Protein – This is the only kind of protein powder we use these days. The flavor is great and it’s 0 carbs! We love the cookies and cream.
Essential Keto Reading
The Case Against Sugar – Gary Taubes
Why We Get Fat – Gary Taubes
The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living – Dr. Jeff Volek & Dr. Stephen Phinney
The Obesity Code – Dr. Jason Fung
Keto Clarity – Jimmy Moore & Eric Westman MD
Essential Keto Supplements
Lite Salt – This is a great way to conveniently add Potassium to your diet. Potassium often needs to be supplemented when following a keto diet.
Natural Calm Magnesium – Magnesium is another electrolyte that is often necessary to supplement when following a keto diet. We like taking this before bed as it has a calming effect.
Fish Oil – Fish oil is good to supplement as it has a host of proven benefits.