My Low Carb Grocery List This Week


The strangest thing happened this week. 😯 I went grocery shopping! I knew you’d need proof, so the Butcher captured this fun shot of me (below) “in action” -lol. Yup, unshowered and all! haha.

I threw my hair up, ran to the store, stocked up, came home & put the groceries away – and put a beef roast on for dinner… in 37 minutes flat! It can be done…

Low Carb Grocery Shopping

As you probably know by now, I rarely cook – and it’s even more rare to catch me in any kind of store. I do most of my shopping online, order take-out and grocery delivery, and otherwise travel and eat out. All low carb of course! 🙂

I have some fun travel plans coming up, but lately I’m working on things here at home. I got tired of eating the same things over and over, and ultimately ended up with BARE cabinets. So off to the store I went!

I thought you’d like to see what I got this week…

My Low Carb Grocery List

Obviously this list is not all-inclusive, meaning it’s not EVERY low carb item you might want on your grocery list. It’s just what I got THIS week.

When I first started eating low carb, I used this list of low carb foods. Then I spent HOURS in the grocery store reading labels, trying to figure out healthy combinations of low carb foods I might like. Now I just KNOW my favorites and can whiz through a store like I’m driving a NASCAR grocery cart, lol. 😛

Anyway, here you go:

  • Bottled Water
  • Coffee
  • Coffee-Mate Sugar Free Hazelnut Powdered Creamer
  • Diet Coke
  • Sugar Free Mints

I don’t drink a lot of Diet Coke, but I do like half one now and then. That was probably one of my biggest habits & addictions to break, but I’m pleased to say I’ve gone from drinking 6 or more a day… to half a soda “now and then”. 🙂

  • Eggs
  • Real Butter
  • Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese
  • Daisy Sour Cream
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Shredded Colby Jack Cheese
  • Colby Jack Cheese Block
  • Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • Duke’s Mayonnaise
  • Peter Pan Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Organic, Unrefined Coconut Oil
  • Can, Diced Tomatoes
  • Taco Seasoning Packet
  • McCormick Pot Roast Seasoning Packet
  • Can, Chopped Sauerkraut
  • Pecan Halves
  • Crushed Pecans
  • Beef Chuck Roast
  • Ground Breakfast Sausage
  • Ground Chuck
  • Chicken Thighs
  • Polska Kielbasa (smoked sausage)
  • Cooked Fajita Chicken Strips
  • Cucumbers (3)
  • Avocado (3)
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Yellow Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Sliced Mushrooms
  • Frozen Cauliflower
  • Broccoli Slaw
  • Caesar Salad (Bagged)
  • Head of Iceberg Lettuce
  • Frozen Cauliflower
  • Frozen Brussel Sprouts
  • Frozen Broccoli Florets
  • Frozen Green Beans

Here’s what my actual grocery cart looked like:

Low Carb Grocery List

What are some of YOUR favorite low carb staples?

Leave a comment and let’s expand on this list! I’ll combine all of our recommendations and create a “low carb grocery list” everyone can print out. 🙂

And stay tuned… I’ll share what I’m cooking up with all these awesome groceries in the next few posts. I mentioned I put the beef roast in the slow cooker when I got home from the store, so you’ll find that on my Facebook Page already. *cheers*

Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler


About Lynn Terry

I love making the low carb diet EASY for people with a busy lifestyle (like me!) with my KISS / Keep It Simple method. :) About Lynn Terry: Host of the Low Carb Challenge
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28 Responses to My Low Carb Grocery List This Week

  1. Kellie says:

    Any sale meats esp. ground beef
    Heavy Whipping Cream
    Fasweet liquid saccharin
    Cream cheese
    Apple cider vinegar
    Sugar Free pancake syrup

  2. Lynn Smith says:

    I would add sf jello cups
    Chicken wings
    Hamburger patties

  3. Betsy says:

    I’ve never really gotten the chicken thighs. How do you cook them?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Chicken Thighs are great! They are cheaper, and they are higher in fat – so there better for you on this diet anyway. I put a little olive oil (drizzle) in a pan, lay the chicken thighs in the pan, top each thigh with a pat of butter (1/2 tbsp is fine), salt them, and just bake.

      I cover the pan with foil and bake mine for about 40 minutes, then uncover until they crisp up – usually another 20 minutes or so. It’s best if you get the thighs with the skin ON because that crispy skin is delicious!! 🙂

    • Emily hagan says:

      Bacon wrapped chicken thighs. Pinterest
      They are a family favorite. Especially with boneless skinless thighs

  4. Pj says:

    Bacon , Kale, Eggs and pretty much most of what you’ve got in your cart or some variation.

  5. Joanne says:

    Bacon, Eggs and rotisserie chicken, are must haves every week.

  6. BARBARA Smith says:

    I love Prosciutto wrapped around freshly blanched asparagus!!! So I would add Aspargus and Prosciutto to the list. I also like blackberries with real whipped cream!!!
    It’s delicious and very low carb. I’m just beginning this journey so any helpful hints or recipes would be appreciated.

  7. KimH says:

    Looks like a great haul.. and congrats on gettin in that store.. Whohoo!

    Some of my LC staples are eggs, cheese, cream cheese, veggies & meats of all kinds, pecans and macadamia nuts, protein drinks, pork rinds, almond & coconut flours and ground flax seed.
    I tend to buy most of my items in bulk though.. I cant imagine buying nuts at the grocery store. Im curious to know what you pay for your pecans since I know you eat them as often as I do. I pay between $5.50 & $6.00 per pound… anything over that is highway robbery in my opinion.. I’ve had to pay closer to $6.50/# closer to Christmas but usually I stock up early when the pecan harvest happens in Sept/Oct/Nov depending on the location and variety..

  8. Julie J says:

    Can’t wait to hear everyones thoughts just starting out

  9. Arlene says:

    Jicama! Delicious for snacks. Add a lemon to squeeze over Jicama sticks.

  10. Kate says:

    What is your recipe for roast beef &what cut of meat do you use ?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Kate,

      I get a Beef Chuck Roast, and I use the McCormick Pot Roast Seasoning (made per instructions: add the water). You can season it yourself to lower the carb count, or just account for the carbs in the seasoning mix. You could easily use HALF the packet too.

      Anyway, I cook the roast in a slow cooker on high for 5 hours. 🙂

  11. Renee says:

    I would add:
    dill pickles
    heavy whipping cream (for my coffee!!!)
    salmon – I’m craving fish for some reason!

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  13. Leeann says:

    Heavy whipping cream
    block sharp cheddar to shred
    raw parmesan (shredded) from TJs
    bacon- thick cut
    Duke’s mayo
    meats of all kinds- usually ground beef, chicken thighs, chicken quarters, steaks
    fish- tilapia, salmon, shrimp, crab
    spices to make my own spice mixes for tacos, chili etc
    lettuce, asparagus, broccoli, zucchini, artichokes, kobocha squash

  14. Felicia Puente Castro says:

    All of the above but I have to have unsweetened almond milk, PB2 and walnuts

  15. Sara W. Gamble says:

    I love reading your posts, and feel confident this time that I’m going to succeed. I’m been playing around with low carb for months – on and off, but I really like it. Your meals look good to me.

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  17. Rebecca says:

    I love that first picture of you at the grocery cart!
    It’s just different from any other pic of you that I have seen…a good look for you!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      LOL, thank you Rebecca! That’s my sweaty, unshowered, out-for-a-walk look 🙂 haha. It’s what you’d see if you catch me & Mr. Slim out making tracks in town. 🙂

  18. Lynne says:

    I will be in the Dominican till Jan 6th…Plan on starting as soon as I get back…I am try to keep all your posts in one area so I can go to the store and only buy low carb!

  19. Mary B says:

    String cheese – with and without hot peppers
    Diet root beer (with heavy cream for root beer floats) – heavenly!
    Sara Lee Delightful Bread (it saves my bacon when I crave toast)

  20. Kristy says:

    Hi Lynn. I know this is an old post, but thought you may still respond. LOL. I have been buying HEB’s skillet mix ground beef for the longest and just started KETO. It looks like when I put that ground beef in for MyFitnessPal it comes up as 4 carbs per 4 oz! Is that because of the added seasonings they use or why would hamburger meat be so high in carbs? It’s the cheapest, so that’s why I get it. LOL. Thanks!

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