Here is my list of keto products, ingredients, services and resources that I consider essentials. These keto products are not things you need to buy all at once in order to start. They are things I’ve accumulated over time and use all the time. All of these recommendations are based on my experiences cooking keto foods and living a keto lifestyle. Some of these are affiliate links, which means if you order through the link I will get a small percentage of your purchase amount at no additional cost to you. I love supporting good keto products and the companies that make them!
Essential Keto Kitchen Tools
Ninja Professional Blender & Nutri Ninja Cups BL660 – I’ve had this blender for a couple of years now and am extremely pleased with it. It has a powerful 1100 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. The two 16oz. cups are what I use for my bulletproof coffees.
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!!
10″ Pro Chef’s Knife – I prefer to recommend cheap options whenever possible, as long as the quality is good. This 10 inch chef’s knife is the knife I find myself using more than any other. I have more expensive knives, and different types of knives, however, this is my favorite.
Sharpening Steel – Now that you have a good chef’s knife, you need something to sharpen it with! Nothing better than a sharpening steel. I like it because it makes me feel like a Gordon Ramsey or whomever is your favorite personality chef.
Cast Iron Cookware – My wife and I 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 I’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. I have owned and used expensive sets, however, I have found this one by T-fal is incredibly sturdy, I highly recommend it!
Spatter Screen – Now that you have some nonstick cookware and some cast iron cookware… time to help keep your cootop clean! With all of the oils and grease either used in, or coming from, keto cooking, protect yourself and keep your stovetop clean at the same time with a spatter screen.
Silicone Baking Mat – Things don’t stick anymore! Worth every penny.
Set of Silicone Muffin Trays – This set is great! You get 3 different sizes, which come’s in handy for making muffins, egg cups, fat bombs etc.
Crock Pot (Slow Cooker) – Nothing smells better when coming home from work than meat and veggies that have been slow cooking all day. Always tender, always flavorful… and usually 1 pot, so clean up is easy.
For use with any slow cooker recipe, the Cook & Carry Slow Cooker helps you take care of mealtime on your schedule. Countdown programmable technology allows users to program the cook time anywhere from 30 minutes up to 20 hours on the high or low temperature settings. Once the set cook time is complete, the controller automatically shifts to the warm setting so your meal stays at the perfect temperature until you’re ready to eat.
Instapot! – This is a smart electric pressure cooker. It speeds up cooking by 2~6 times using up to 70% less energy and, above all, produces nutritious healthy food in a convenient and consistent fashion. This thing does it all… broth, meats, vegies, etc… Such a versatile peice for any kitchen.
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 I use almost every day., both in our family’s food and in our pet’s food. Buy in bulk!
Erythritol – The artificial sweetener I 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.
Sugar Free Flavored Syrups – These syrups are a good way to add flavor and sweetness to desserts. I often put them in our morning coffees as well.
Isopure Zero Carb Whey Protein – This is the only kind of protein powder I use these days. The flavor is great and it’s 0 carbs! All of the flavors I have tried are awesome, Vanilla I have found is the most useful as you can put it in anything.
Essential Keto Reading
The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet – Leanne Vogel
The Case Against Sugar – Gary Taubes
Why We Get Fat – Gary Taubes
The Obesity Code – Dr. Jason Fung
Keto Clarity – Jimmy Moore & Eric Westman MD