Lazy Keto Food List + FREE Lazy Keto Meal Plan

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Last Updated on July 28, 2023 by Toya

Are you looking for an easy-to-use lazy keto food list? If you are then you’re in the right place, here, you will find a very comprehensive lazy keto food list that will come in very handy if you’re planning to do lazy keto.

What is lazy keto?

Lazy keto is the term used to describe a situation where anything goes on keto as long as you’re eating less than 20 grams of carbs daily. This means that with lazy keto, it doesn’t matter how much protein or how much fat you’re having, as long as you’re making sure to have less than 20 grams of carbs. 

This means that the quality of the food you eat does not really matter with lazy keto. So, if you choose not to eat vegetables or healthy fats, and instead stick to keto snacks or greasy foods, then, according to ‘lazy keto standards’ this is okay.

It is thus less restrictive than a more balanced keto lifestyle that requires one to eat a certain number of carbs, fats, and proteins daily. 

But, just because you can throw caution to the wind and eat this way on lazy keto, it does not necessarily mean that you have to do so. 

Can I lose weight doing lazy keto?

Many people have lost weight by doing lazy keto. As long as one sticks to under 20 grams of carbs and eats clean then seeing results should be no problem.

Here is an example of someone who has seen great results with doing the lazy keto lifestyle so it is definitely possible:

What are the benefits of doing lazy keto?

I think the biggest benefit of lazy keto is the fact that it offers more freedom.

Because lazy keto is the ‘lazy’ version of the keto, for some people, that makes it is easier to stick to. Some people find it very difficult to stay on top of tracking macros for every crumb that passes their lips.

Here’s what someone thinks of strict keto. This person is probably going to try out lazy keto to see if she can manage to remain on keto without the extra hassle:

Apart from the fact that many cooked and baked keto foods taste very different from the foods many people have become used to eating over the years, doing strict keto is somewhat of a difficult transition. So lazy keto seems to give many people some sort of reprieve from that.

Lazy keto takes most of the hard work away and makes it so that you only have to keep track of one macro – carbs – which thus makes it a bit easier to follow. 

This alone makes it very beneficial for many people to stick to this new keto lifestyle without giving up from sheer frustration. But, lazy keto isn’t without its downsides.

What are the downsides of doing lazy keto?

Because you’re not counting macros, you may tend to overeat and for some, this can affect your results or how long you take to see results. As such, it is important to eat as clean as you possibly can or make better food choices if you’re planning to start lazy keto.

Also, I believe that because you’ve given yourself this new ‘freedom’, it may lead to you wanting to indulge a little more. This can come about with cravings for more sweets or even more carbs that should be limited.

Here’s what someone has to say about that:


Lazy keto food list

With lazy keto, you’re eating most of the foods that you would eat if you were following a regular keto eating plan. The main difference is that you’re not counting your fats and protein intake.

Therefore, the lazy keto food list is quite similar to a regular keto food list. Here are the foods you can eat on lazy keto below: This list can easily double as a handy lazy keto shopping list too and I’ve actually made a dirty lazy keto shopping list printable pdf for you to download below!

Healthy Fats & Oils

Keto Pantry Foods

Canned foods 

  • Crab
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Sardines
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Green beans
  • Capers

Keto sweeteners


  • Cheddar
  • Parmesan
  • Feta
  • Brie
  • Bleu Cheese
  • Monterey Jack
  • Mozzarella
  • Cream cheese
  • Full fat yogurt
  • Mayonnaise
  • Heavy cream
  • Sour cream
  • Eggs


  • Zucchini
  • Cabbage
  • Mushrooms
  • Bell Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Onions
  • Cauliflower
  • Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Raspberries 
  • Blackberries 
  • Cranberries 
  • Lemons 
  • Avocado 
  • Tomato 
  • Rhubarb 
  • Coconut Meat 

Nuts & Seeds

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Flaxseeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Coconuts
  • Walnuts


  • Chicken (all cuts)
  • Duck
  • Turkey
  • Bacon/Ham
  • Ground Beef
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Sausages
  • Lamb
  • Shrimp
  • Tuna
  • Mackerel
  • Salmon
  • Crab
  • Tilapia
  • Trout
  • Cod
  • Smoked Scallops

Dirty lazy keto snacks

  • Cucumber sticks with cream cheese
  • Avocado
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Olives 
  • Celery sticks with cream cheese
  • String cheese
  • Pickles
  • Moon cheese
  • Lily’s chocolate 
  • Jerky 
  • Pork rinds
  • Quest protein chips

These are the foods that are on the lazy keto diet food list. They’re mostly low carb, high fat, and moderate protein foods that can help you eat keto friendly meals without the need to count macros. 

Below, I will share the foods you should avoid even if you’re not following a strict keto eating regimen. 

Lazy keto shopping list printable

To make this easier, here is a printable that outlines all of the lazy keto foods listed here. This lazy keto shopping list is perfect to take with you when you go grocery shopping. 

Lazy Keto Shopping List for FREE!

Foods to avoid on lazy keto

With lazy keto, you should avoid refined carbs and foods with added sugars like:

  • Fruits like cherries, papaya, bananas, pineapple, figs, and grapes
  • Vegetables like sweet potatoes, yams, taro, and beets
  • Grains like wheat, rice, rye, oats, corn, and quinoa
  • Legumes like peas, lentils, and black beans
  • Sweeteners like raw cane sugar, molasses, agave nectar, brown sugar, and cinnamon sugar
  • Sweets like candies, chocolates, ice creams, etc.
  • Alcohol like sweetened alcoholic drinks, beers, wines, etc

Lazy keto meal plan example:

This is just an easy sample of how you can put together some keto friendly meals on lazy keto. Use the lazy keto food list above as well as these daily meal plan samples to help guide you.

Total carbs for day 1 = 20.8g carbs

Day 2

Total carbs for day 2 = 15g carbs

That’s it! A detailed dirty lazy keto food list plus a free lazy keto meal plan to help you get started!

Looking for more? Feel free to check out his free 7 day lazy keto meal plan with more lazy keto recipes that taste great and will help you stay under 20 grams of carbs per day!

And, if you found this helpful, click the link for even more lazy keto meals or these easy lazy keto breakfast recipes worth making!

Now you have a better understanding of what lazy keto is and the lazy keto food list to help you get through it and get the results you want! 

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