Once you’ve decided to go the keto route, or the low-carb lifestyle in general, one of the very first things you are bound to do is make a list then hit the grocery store. If you happen to have a Sam’s Club membership you can certainly find yourself racking up the savings and getting the best bang for your buck with all of the low-carb options (many that you may have not even thought of!). When shopping, remember that you are looking for low-carb, high (healthy) fat, and no sugar…yes, that sadly excludes apples and bananas. Aside from the normal produce such as avocadoes, asparagus, peppers, etc. I’ve put together a simple list of just a few staples I usually purchase when shopping at Sam’s.
Smoked pulled chicken or pork (ready to eat)
Beef Brisket (ready to eat)
Genoa Salami / pepperoni
Chicken sausage / sausage / kielbasa
Premier Protein shakes
Salmon burger patties
Mozzarella chicken meatballs
Beef & bacon burgers / angus beef patties
Cheese (specialty cheeses, cheese sticks, blocks of cheese, etc.) *not shredded!
Kerrygold grass-fed butter (found in the specialty cheese section for some reason)
Heavy whipping cream
Single-serving guacamole / hummus
Organic spices and seasonings
Coconut / olive / avocado oil
Unsweetened almond butter
Almonds / salt and pepper pistachios / walnuts
Salad / coleslaw mix
Many dips and sides (um hello Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip)
LaCroix Sparkling Water
Sugar-free coffee syrups (try to avoid these but hey, when you want delicious coffee then have some delicious coffee!)
Like I mentioned earlier these are just a few of the great options that Sam’s Club has to offer, and options vary from store to store. All you have to do is get a little creative and you can definitely find some gems, especially with savings like on almond flour and coconut oil which can cost a pretty penny if you go to your local grocery store. You can also use this list almost anywhere – Sam’s was just a great example of a place to get these products in bulk and at a wonderful deal. So feel free to write down these items, or make your own list, and hopefully this will get you off to a great start with your new lifestyle!