It is a misconception that you cannot adopt a ketogenic lifestyle without eating meat. Vegetarian and pescatarian keto do not necessarily require a restrictive diet. In fact, there are many varied and delicious foods you can eat as a keto vegetarian or pescatarian. Feeling lost and uninspired during your grocery shopping? This pescatarian food list should be helpful whether you are new to the keto diet or just need some new ideas.
Everything on the list is keto-friendly, but remember to pay attention to serving sizes and monitor whether you’re in ketosis to be sure you’re not eating too many carbs. If you are a pure vegetarian and do not eat fish, you’ll see a few items on the list that you cannot consume, but many of the foods listed are vegetarian. Even if you do eat meat, a lot of these groceries are staples for the ketogenic diet that you’re likely to want in your kitchen. Most of them are standard items you should be able to find in a regular grocery store. You can also order them on Amazon Fresh if it’s available in your area, but if not, dry goods can still be ordered on Amazon.
So, without any further adieu, here’s the pescatarian keto food list to guide your grocery shopping!
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Following a keto diet means you have to be careful when you eat out, but it is convenient to find a restaurant that caters to your needs. If you’re a keto vegetarian, finding food to eat at restaurants and fast food chains is even more challenging. Luckily, Chipotle and Pancheros Mexican Grill are both safe havens for keto dieters, and they even have vegetarian keto options!
This article lists what you can order as a keto vegetarian at Chipotle and Pancheros and the net carbs of those orders. It also answers whether or not certain ingredients used at these restaurants are considered keto. Oh, and it explores the mysterious questions of “What is Sofritas?” and “What is Tofusada?” (Spoiler: They’re the tofu options used by Chipotle and Pancheros respectively.)
Can You Eat Keto at Chipotle?
Yes, Chipotle has a lot of keto-friendly options. While the burritos and tacos aren’t keto, you can order a salad and only add keto-friendly toppings (omit beans and rice). Something great about Chipotle is that its selection can cater to a variety of dietary restrictions, from vegetarian to vegan to keto.
I found this post on keto Chipotle orders from KetoConnect when I was first researching whether the restaurant chain was keto-friendly. I even found a reddit thread where users were discussing how to order vegan keto at Chipotle. Luckily, as a vegetarian, you have the options of sour cream and cheese, making your keto Chipotle order a little more varied. As a keto vegan, you’re limited to lettuce, salsa, guacamole, and Sofritas (tofu) at Chipotle. Continue reading “Are Chipotle & Pancheros Vegetarian and Keto? Yes, Here’s What to Order”
Some people who start the keto diet are disappointed to hear that you can’t consume much fruit due to the high sugar content. One of my health and nutrition heroes, Dr. Rhonda Patrick, has mentioned that she eats a lot of fruit and that she would be concerned about getting enough micronutrients on a ketogenic diet. This worried me a bit too. You can fit small amounts of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries into your daily macros (and avocados, which are high in fat and low in carbs, are a fruit), but fruits like apples, oranges, and bananas are just a bit too sugary.
The truth is that many keto dieters are missing out on valuable micronutrients that are typically ingested via fruit, especially if they subscribe to a version of the diet that is heavy in bacon and butter. I incorporate tons of vegetables (spinach especially) into my pescatarian keto diet, but although I know I can have berries, I typically don’t.
When I heard about Perfect Keto’s Micronutrient Greens Powder, I was instantly intrigued because it promised to deliver tons of micronutrients in drinkable form without the risk of consuming too much sugar. I tried it out for myself, and here’s everything you need to know about the Greens Powder. Oh yeah, and if you use my promo code FISHYKETO, you can try it for 15% off! Continue reading “Perfect Keto Micronutrient Greens Powder Review”
Fish is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids on any diet, and it fits perfectly into a ketogenic diet. If you’re a pescatarian on the keto diet, you have an advantage over keto vegetarians: you get to eat fish as a source of fat and protein. It’s not uncommon for keto dieters to get bored with the constant chicken and bacon they end up consuming. However, some fishes are a better source of fat than others, and when your body is using fat for fuel, it’s important to know which fishes will be best for sustaining you.
This article explores different types of fish and determines whether each is considered a fatty fish and is beneficial on the keto diet. We’ll start out with the fattiest fishes and then discuss a few types of fish that have low fat content. Whether you’re a pescatarian or meat eater, you should find this article helpful when shopping for your keto groceries. Continue reading “What Are the Best Fatty Fishes to Eat on a Ketogenic Diet?”
Ketosis is a metabolic state the body enters when it starts burning fat for fuel instead of glucose. Many people follow a ketogenic diet by restricting their carbohydrate intake because there are a variety of benefits of being in ketosis. If you decide to pursue the ketogenic lifestyle, chances are you’re serious about your health and want to be sure you’re doing the diet correctly.
There are four main ways to check whether you’re in ketosis:
This article discusses how long it takes to get into ketosis and ways you can enter ketosis faster. It also covers each way to test ketosis in depth so you can decide which ketosis testing method is best for your lifestyle. Continue reading “How to Tell When You’re in Ketosis”
It’s safe to say that I am a bit addicted to trying and reviewing keto cookies. I’ve written about KNOW Better Cookies and Nui cookies (formerly called Keto Kookies), and this review focuses on Fat Snax cookies. Like the other two brands, Fat Snax are high fat, low carb cookies formulated for the keto diet. Admittedly, I have only tried one flavor of Fat Snax cookies, which is the chocolate chip. Therefore, my Fat Snax review is not as complete as my other reviews.
At this time, I don’t have plans to order more flavors Fat Snax cookies, but I’m likely to try the variety pack at some point in the future and update this review. Anyway, keep reading for my reaction to Fat Snax keto cookies as well as a comparison with KNOW cookies! Continue reading “Fat Snax Keto Cookie Review”
When I wrote my review of KNOW Better keto cookies, I had not yet tried Nui cookies because they were out of stock. I made it my mission to get my hands on a box so I could write up a review. At the time, Nui was known as Keto Kookie, but the company changed their name in May 2018 to appeal to a wider market than just the keto community. These low carb high fat cookies come in four flavors, which are:
Update 7/5/18: Nui recently added a fifth flavor and released it on Amazon. I’ve tried this tasty flavor, which is Birthday Cake. I’ll be updating this review soon to discuss this new cookie.
The flavors I’ve tried and will be reviewing are Double Chocolate and Cinnamon Snickerdoodle. If I try more flavors, I’ll add to this article. Nui cookies are recommended by ketone researcher Dom D’Agostino, and many keto dieters swear by them. Keep on reading to learn more about Nui cookies including the nutrition facts, what Dom D’Agostino and Joe Rogan say about them, what I thought of them, and how you can buy them.
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I’ve written about a variety of products from Perfect Keto in the past such as their keto nut butter and BHB salts. They’re definitely one of my go-to brands for keto essentials! In this post, I’m going to talk about Perfect Keto MCT Oil Powder. First, I’ll give a little background on MCT oil, and then I’ll answer every question you could possibly have about MCT oil powder.
Keep reading my review of Perfect Keto’s MCT Oil Powder to find out how it’s made, why you should use it, and how you can get 15% off your order! (Hint: Scroll to the bottom of the article if you’re looking for the discount code.)
What Is MCT Oil?
When you make the decision to follow a ketogenic diet and start reading about it on the internet, chances are you’ll encounter mentions of MCT oil. MCT is an abbreviation of medium-chain triglycerides, and MCT oil is a source of fat that is typically derived from coconuts, though it may also come from palm oil. It’s important to note that coconut oil is not the same thing as MCT oil because this is a common source of confusion. If you encounter these two oils in person, the difference is obvious; coconut oil is solid at room temperature whereas MCT oil is liquid. Continue reading “Perfect Keto Pure MCT Oil Powder Review”
Perfect Keto, a company that produces essentials for the keto diet including exogenous ketones and MCT oil powder, recently introduced a Nut Butter formulated for the ketogenic lifestyle. Perfect Keto Nut Butter is a blend of raw macadamia nuts, raw cashews, raw coconut butter, MCT oil, vanilla bean powder, and sea salt. These ingredients are awesome for powering a plant-based keto diet—or any keto diet.
Anyway, now that I’ve received my Nut Butter and have been snacking on it for a few days, it’s time to do a review! Read on for my reaction to Perfect Keto Nut Butter.
How Does Perfect Keto Nut Butter Taste?
When I first went to taste the nut butter, I was surprised by how liquidy it was compared to a normal nut butter. This is the result of the MCT oil. A moment later, I read the side of the jar and saw the recommendation to store it in the fridge. Continue reading “Perfect Keto Nut Butter Review – Macadamia, Cashew, and MCT Oil Blend”
To the rejoice of keto dieters everywhere, a variety of low carb ice cream options have recently come onto the market. These include Halo Top, Wink Frozen Desserts, and ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream. Halo Top is by far the most popular. In fact, it has been outselling traditional ice creams in American grocery stores. The lowest carb flavors of Halo Top have only 6g of net carbs per 1/2 cup serving and can certainly fit into a keto diet. However, it’s hard to fit an entire pint into your daily macros even if you’re eating one of the lower carb flavors, and some flavors have as many as 8-10g net carbs per serving. To learn more, check out What Is the Lowest Carb Halo Top? Here’s Every Flavor Ranked by Net Carbs.
If you’re not thrilled by the carb content of Halo Top, you may want to check out ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream. Wink Frozen Desserts pints are even lower in carbs than both these brands, but they taste less like traditional ice cream than either. Keep reading to find out how ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream can fit into a keto diet and how it compares to Halo Top in terms of net carbs.
Is ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream Keto?
Most flavors of ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream can easily fit into a keto diet, especially with the lowest carb flavors containing 3g-5g net carbs per 1/2 cup serving. It’s best to be careful about calculating your daily macros if you plan to indulge in ENLIGHTENED and eat more than a serving. Continue reading “ENLIGHTENED vs. Halo Top Keto Ice Cream: Which Is Lower in Net Carbs?”