Walmart Grocery Haul
Everyone knows Walmart is the land of cheap and convenient and there are literally more Walmart stores in the U.S. than any other grocery store chain. It is no wonder everyone wanted to know what keto foods are available at Walmart, so many people shop there. There are so many great keto buys at Walmart, so this is going to be a big one.
We like Walmart because it is very budget friendly and there are a lot of great keto friendly staples you can buy. There are a lot of essentials, but there are also some products you should avoid. Check out the list below and watch the video for more in depth (and fun) descriptions of our favorite keto finds.
The HUGE list of keto friendly foods.
Top 10 Keto Buys At Walmart
1. Keto Friendly Frozen Foods
Real Good Foods makes low carb and keto friendly pizzas, enchiladas, and chicken poppers. Their products are made with great ingredients, and Megha loves the snack bites while Matt loves their cauliflower pizzas. The great thing about getting them at Walmart is you don't have to buy them in bulk!
You can use our code: KETOCONNECT for 10% off.
Another frozen option are Atkins frozen meals. The ingredients aren't great, but it's a convenient option!
There weren't a ton of options for low carb ice creams at Walmart. We did find some no sugar added So Delicious flavors , which are great tasting and pretty low in net carbs. Megha's favorite is the butter pecan..
Walmart had a lot of Halo Top ice cream, but make sure to read the labels because the newer flavors are higher in carbs!
2. SlimFast Keto Fat Bombs
We have a lot of great fat bomb recipes on our site and also in our Fat Bomb Bible ebook, but if you don't want to make your own, these new SlimFast fat bombs are convenient and tasty. They are also a lot cheaper at Walmart than other places we have found them. Don't be fooled though, see below for a product to avoid from this company!
We love making movie snack bags with these fat bombs or reaching for them when we need a small treat.
3. Meats At A Steal
If you are on a budget, Walmart has all the deals. We found 10 pounds of ground beef for only $20! You could easily get enough protein and calories every day at a very discounted price. This would be perfect for meal prep.
Lamb & Bison
While Walmart meats aren't usually the highest of quality, we were surprised that they offer some higher quality options. We found meats like lamb and bison which are great for those of you searching for cheap, yet higher quality meats.
We get asked a lot of questions about sugar in bacon. Cured bacon will contain sugar because it is required for the curing process, but there is such a small amount that it isn't something we worry about!
If you don't want to purchase bacon that is cured with sugar, a great option is to look for the bacon that is uncured. This bacon usually is less processed and has less preservatives too. Our advice is just to look at the labels, and then if you want to consume it, make sure to count the carbs.
4. Fats & Oils
We were really surprised by the higher quality options available in this section at Walmart. We use lots of oils and fats on the keto diet, so this is something that is essential.
We definitely did not expect to find Fatworks duck fat and beef tallow in the oil section. We love to use animal fats to cook our food in, as well as coconut oil. For coconut oil, virgin coconut oil packaged in a glass jar is best.
We also recommend picking up a quality olive oil or avocado oil. You want these to be packaged in a dark glass bottle for the highest quality.
We like to use nut oils to flavor meals rather than cook meals in. We were very impressed with the options we found here.
5. Convenient Packaged Snacks
Little pre-packaged meat and cheese snacks can be found in the deli meat aisle at Walmart so that you can take them on the go.
Paninos (meat wrapped cheese sticks) and P3 protein packs which contain meats, cheeses, and nuts, are great options for quick simple snacks on the go!
This is a good option for those of you who want real food, but want it already packaged and portioned out for you. You could make your own snacks like these at home, but if you want convenience Walmart has you covered.
Season Brand Sardines
Matt loves sardines because they are high in omega 3 fatty acids and are super convenient. Walmart sells his favorite brand! We found these Season brand canned sardines. They didn't have any that were packed in olive oil which is what we usually buy and recommend.
You can find nuts in a lot of grocery stores, but Walmart has some cheap options that are great for keto. Nuts are great for snacking and you can also pick up some flavored options that are still sugar free.
6. Sugar Free Sauces & Syrups
Rao's Homemade Marinara
A really great option for tomato sauce are Rao's Homemade marinara and sauces. It's one of the best options for tomato sauce with only 4 grams of total carbs per 1/2 cup. They were the cheapest we'd ever found at Walmart!
G. Hughes BBQ
Another sauce we love to pick up at Walmart is G. Hughes BBQ sauces which are sugar-free and keto friendly. This is Megha's favorite condiment and she pairs it with ever meal!
Torani Sugar Free Syrups
One thing we get asked about are these Torani sugar free syrups. They are sweetened with acesulphame potassium and sucralose, so they aren't the best, but they can be used on a keto diet to help you stay on track and won't likely mess with your ketone levels.
We like to use the Better Stevia flavored drops to flavor and sweeten our foods or drinks. Unfortunately you can't find these at Walmart.
7. Pork Rinds & Pork Cracklins
Most of the time, when you pick up a bag of pork rinds and look at the ingredients, they are fried in some sort of vegetable oil or soybean oil. Not these! Mac's brand pork rinds and pork cracklins only have two ingredients, fried pork skins and salt.
8. Low Carb Tortillas
There are a lot of meals you can make with tortillas, but most tortillas are too high in carbs to implement into your keto diet. We found these low carb tortillas with only 5 net carbs per tortilla!
Although products like these don't have much nutritional value, they can make the keto diet very sustainable. Finding something that you love consuming which can also fit into your keto diet can help you stay on track in the long run. Looking for homemade tortillas? Check out our Low Carb Tortillas recipe!
The sweetener section at Walmart had a ton of different products. We found multiple sweeteners that are great options for keto like Pyure, which is powdered stevia. The liquid Splenda bottles are also a good option.
We also found a generic product that contained only stevia and erythritol, so that could be a great option as well. No need to buy only brand names, you can find generic versions that are cheaper and contain the same ingredients.
10. Gelatin Cups
These pre-made sugar free gelatin cups are great for those of you who want a quick sweet snack or dessert. They aren't the best when it comes to ingredients as most of them contain dyes and artificial sweeteners, but they are still great for staying on track with your keto diet.
Most of these are zero calorie and zero carb, so they make great desserts for those of you restricting calories. Remember to always check the label for yourself before buying.
BONUS: Other Top Keto Buys at Walmart
Dark Chocolate Bars
Dark chocolate is the best chocolate option for the keto diet, and Walmart has some pretty budget friendly options. We usually buy unsweetened dark chocolate. If we buy sweetened chocolate, we buy the brands that are sweetened with stevia, monk fruit, or erythritol.
When these brands aren't available at your grocery store, you can still have chocolate. Dark chocolate is generally not sweetened and contains fewer carbs per serving.
Sugar Free Chewing Gum
If you like to have something to chew on during the day, sugar-free gum might be a good choice for you. Most of the gum brands that cut out artificial sweeteners don't really score in flavor. We find that just buying regular sugar free chewing gum is the best way to go.
Not Top 10: Products to Avoid at Walmart
Unfortunately, Walmart's produce selection is not the best. Their lemons and limes were looking pretty fresh when we were there, but everything else is sub par.
Although it is cheap, we would rather find our produce elsewhere at a higher quality. We notice that any produce we buy from Walmart always spoils quicker too, so this is a not top 10 for us.
Sugar Free Candy
You might have seen sugar free candies (like Russel Stovers) before and thought they were perfect for keto. Think again. These candies usually contain maltitol, which is a sugar alcohol that spikes your blood glucose similar to white sugar. That means that you can't subtract those carbs from maltitol when counting net carbs because they impact your body.
We do not recommend these candies for anyone on the keto diet. The sugar alcohol we like to stick to is erythritol which has no blood sugar effect.
To see which sweeteners have an effect on your blood sugar, check out our Ultimate guide to low carb sweeteners.
SlimFast Keto Meal Bars
The SlimFast Keto fat bombs were one of our top 10 finds at Walmart, but you should avoid the SlimFast meal bars. They contain unwanted ingredients that could potentially affect your ketosis. They contain IMO fiber which can't be subtracted in order to get net carbs because this fiber actually does impact your blood sugar levels. If it can affect your blood sugar levels, it can impact your ketosis level, so these bars should be avoided.
Stevia In The Raw
You would think that Stevia In the Raw is just what is sounds like, raw stevia. Well, it is not only stevia, in fact the first ingredient is dextrose. Dextrose can spike blood sugar. You should avoid this product, because there are definitely better options that don't include dextrose.
We like to stick to products that are mainly erythritol, stevia, or monk fruit (with no other ingredients), so just make sure you check the ingredients label when buying sweeteners.
Keto Coffee Products
Everyone is trying to capitalize and make money off of the keto diet by making products that say "keto" and "mct oil". We found this keto coffee product by Mighty Coffee. Usually these are the products that have a ton of unnecessary ingredients and some of those ingredients actually might not be good for the keto diet.
Instead of buying these products, it might be better to just buy some MCT oil or heavy cream for your coffee. We like to use butter too! Be wary of these products and check the labels on everything you buy. Just because it says it is keto, does not mean that it is the best for keto.
Salad Dressings "Made of " Olive Oil
Ever since everyone found out olive oil and avocado oils were actually healthy for you, they started adding them to a lot of dressings and different products. Don't be fooled when you see an olive oil salad dressing.
They are usually sneaky and include other oils (canola or soybean) which are high in omega 6 fatty acids and can increase inflammation. Just be aware that the oil in these dressings is not only olive oil. We try to avoid these products and check the labels of all of our dressings.
We like using Primal Kitchen's avocado oil salad dressings which does not contain any other oils.
That wraps up our top 10 keto buys at Walmart.
Comment below and let us know what keto friendly foods and products you love to buy from Walmart! We love giving you guys some ideas about what to buy at different grocery stores, so if you have any more store suggestions, let us know!