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Low Carb Diet Essentials

Here is a quick guide to the essential ingredients we always have on hand in our kitchen to enable us to cook delicious keto dishes and low carb meals at any time particularly when we're up against it time wise and still wanting to stay on track with the low carb way of eating!

preparing low carb herbs

Always in the fridge:

  • Full Fat Greek Yoghurt

  • Salted Butter

  • Cheese (cream cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese)

  • Fresh Vegetables: spinach, spring onions, wild rocket, hearts of romaine lettuce (great for tacos), carrots, peppers, aubergine (great substitute for layers in a lasagne), cucumber, celery, broccoli and cauliflower, tomatoes, onions

  • Lemons

  • Harissa Paste (surprisingly adaptable)

  • Mayonnaise

  • Pre-Chopped Garlic & Ginger

  • Nitrite-free Bacon

Always By the Hob

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Light and mild olive oil

  • Avocado oil

  • Himalayan Salt

  • Black Pepper Grinder

  • Free Range eggs (large)

  • Duck fat (great for braised purple cabbage)

  • Organic Ghee

  • Fresh herbs (parsley, coriander, chives)

Store Cupboard Essentials

  • Grain Free Baking Powder

  • Almond Flour

  • Vanilla Extract

  • Canned green lentils, kidney beans & chick peas

  • Canned chopped tomatoes

  • Canned Tuna & Mackerel

  • Mustard (Dijon and wholegrain)

  • Apple Cider Vinegar & Wine Vinegar

  • Quinoa

  • Red lentils (dry)

  • Tamari

  • Worcestershire Sauce

  • Toasted sesame oil

  • Fab range of spices and herbs

  • Low Carb Bread Mix

Always In the freezer

Healthy sausages, Keto Meatballs and Keto Burgers ( at least two or three varieties so easy)

This list is not definitive but will always allow you to make a low carb meal or keto recipe quickly and with no excuses!

So let's get cooking!

PS. If you are looking for a little low carb or keto inspiration, here are some delicious low carb ideas and healthy keto recipes from our blog - simply click on each below and enjoy!

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kate oliver - Primal Cut co-founder

Hi! I'm Kate, Co-Founder of Primal Cut, mum, wife & Primal Baker! I live with my husband and partner Michael. Ideally located in the spa town of Ilkley, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales its where we handcraft our range of healthy, nutrient dense, free from food.

From delicious Primal Alternative keto granolas to gluten free low carb bread, from vegan wraps to healthy sausages, nitrate-free bacon & charcuterie - it's all here. The fact that gluten-free is better for all, including keto and low carb means our food offers convenient, time-saving grain free alternatives that will help keep you on track during your journey back to health!

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