Stock Your Kitchen with Atkins’ Low Carb Grocery List


Before you start the Atkins diet, it’s important to stock up on the foods you’ll need to follow an effective, low carb diet. Once your refrigerator is full of low carb ingredients, cooking delicious and healthy meals will be easy. The next time you go to the grocery store, bring this simple low carb grocery list from Atkins and begin your journey to weight loss! (Use this
chart to get serving size and grams of net carbs information.)

Atkins Low Carb Grocery List
(This low carb grocery list is meant to get you started on your weight loss endeavor. For a complete list of foods permitted during Phase 1 of Atkins, use
this chart.)

Vegetables are a key part of Phase 1 of the Atkins diet; you should be eating approximately 12 to 15 grams of net carbs per day in vegetable form.  Once you hit Phase 2 you’ll be allowed to incorporate
certain fruits.

Salad Bases
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Spinach
  • Endive
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Peppers
Salad Toppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Avocados
  • Artichokes
  • Radicchio
  • Radishes
Side Dishes
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Okra
  • Snow Peas
  • Collard Greens
  • Eggplant
  • Parsley
  • Chives

All meat is allowed during Phase 1 of Atkins. Here are some ideas:

  • Bacon
  • Beef
  • Ham
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Chicken
  • Cornish Hen
  • Duck
  • Turkey
All fish and shellfish are allowed in Phase 1 of Atkins. Here are some ideas:

  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Trout
  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Clams
  • Crabmeat
  • Mussels
  • Oysters
  • Shrimp
  • Sour Cream
  • Mayonnaise
The following cheeses are all allowed in Phase 1 of Atkins:
  • Blue
  • Cheddar
  • Goat cheese
  • Cream Cheese
  • Feta
  • American cheese
  • Gouda
  • Mozzarella
  • Parmesan
  • Swiss
Refrigerator Staples
  • Eggs
  • Salad Dressings
  • Lemon Juice
  • Lime Juice
Pantry Staples
  • Chicken or Vegetable Broth or Boullion Cubes
  • Splenda
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Herbs and Spices
  • Flavored Zero-Calorie Seltzer Water
  • Diet Soda
  • Club Soda
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Club Soda

Once you stock your kitchen with low carb foods, use Atkins’
recipe database to start cooking delicious and easy low carb meals. Happy grocery shopping!
Disclaimer: Nothing contained on this Site is intended to provide health care advice. Should you have any health care-related questions, please call or see your physician or other health care provider. Consult your physician or health care provider before beginning the Atkins Diet as you would any other weight loss or weight maintenance program. The weight loss phases of the Atkins Diet should not be used by persons on dialysis or by pregnant or nursing women.