Most people think that eating on the Keto diet has to be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. You can find plenty of low carb options, right at your local dollar store.
Here’s how to do Keto on a budget at your local Dollar Store.
Keto On A Tight Budget
#1. ALWAYS look at the packages
Before starting any kind of list like this I must stress the importance of reading labels on everything. The food industry is sneaky - and likes to put added sugars and "fillers" in products you would not expect.
While it is true that a lot of the items available at the Dollar Stores are processed, there are some foods that you can pick up there to make it much easier to do keto on a tight budget.
Just like with every store, one of the best things you can do is look at the nutritional label on the packages. You may be surprised as to how many items you find that are low carb.
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#2. Indulge in all the protein
Something you will love about shopping Keto at the Dollar Store is all the protein options.
Here are some things you can find at the Dollar Store protein wise:
- Beef jerky
- Beef sticks
- Canned chicken
- Canned beef
- Canned salmon (try my Keto Salmon Patties!)
- Vienna sausages
#3. Stock Up on Basics
Dollar Stores are great for stocking up on condiments like mustard and mayo as well as all of your
Many Dollar Stores are even carrying items like canned Coconut Milk and Almond Milk at a much better price than typical grocery stores.
You can also guarantee that there will be water at the Dollar Store, which is always a must on the Keto diet. Go ahead and stock up on coffee and tea too - total keto staples!
If your Dollar Store has a cooler section you can often find items like bacon, cream cheese, and even heavy whipping cream as well as a variety of cheeses. Again - remember to read the labels!
#4. All The Snacks
The Dollar Store is the perfect place to stock up on low carb snacks like pork rinds and pickles. We eat so many of these items that it makes sense to get them cheap at the dollar store.
They also carry a variety of nuts and seeds - even in perfect sized on the go packages!
Dollar Stores also carry a variety of vitamins and supplements. Be sure to check with your physician to see which ones are best for you.
#5. Look for the “once in a while treat”
There are people who love the Keto lifestyle, but eating at the Dollar Stores seems bizarre. The Dollar Store is perfect for finding those “once in a while treats.”
This store is famous for their
Oh, and if you love sugar free Jello, you should be able to find this at the Dollar Stores too. Yum!
While it is true that processed, boxed foods are generally less expensive, you can still make good choices and stick to your low carb lifestyle without breaking the bank.
With a little bit of planning and a good strategy, you can stay keto on a small budget with no problem.