How to Shop for Low-Carb Extras Online

A well formulated low-carb diet should ideally be based on real foods, like meat, fish, eggs, vegetables and natural fats (like butter). Any of these items are usually easy to find in a normal grocery store.

However, perhaps you don’t have convenient access to a decent grocery store. Or perhaps you simply prefer to shop online from home, to save time. Or perhaps there is some special low-carb food product that you have a hard time finding in your store.

If so, this page is for you. Get inspired with these low-carb ingredients and snacks available from online retailers.

Even if your local market is basic and limited, these delicious, low-carb favorites are all just a click away. Links are to Amazon unless otherwise noted.

(These links are provided solely for your inspiration and convenience! Diet Doctor does not benefit from your purchases.)

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Oils


 
Extra virgin olive oil is great, and you can shake things up by buying some delicious infused versions online. If you want to branch out, avocado oil is a perfect choice. Or macadamia oil, almond oil, and walnut oil… you can find almost any oil on Amazon.

If you want a mild oil for making homemade mayonnaise, try this one.

Nuts

macadamia nuts on ceramic bowl
 
Find the nuts you want rather than settling for what is on the shelf at your local grocer. Macadamia nuts, pecans, and Brazil nuts are the lowest in carbs. Buy them raw or dry roasted to avoid added vegetable oils. And don’t forget about pine nuts… an especially yummy topping when sautéed in butter.

You can also find unusual nut butters like hazelnut—perfect for easy homemade low-carb nutella.

Check out our guide to see how different nuts stack up. (Hint: cashews are quite high in carbs.)

Coconut

Coconut oil.
 
Most markets have coconut oil, but does yours also stock coconut milk and coconut cream?

For more fun with coconut, check out:

Snacks

Pork rinds
 
Looking for convenience? Check out these packaged, snack-sized portions of your favorite low-carb foods.

For more convenient snacking ideas, check out our guide to low-carb snacks.

Low-Carb Flours and Seeds

blanched almond flour
 
When baking one of our delicious low-carb breads, these flours are your go-to ingredients:

For low-carb crackers, breads, and other recipes, you might need the following:

Specialty Sauces

Country Ribs and Barbecue Sauce
 
How about a delicious pizza sauce? (5g net carbs per quarter cup so go easy.) A yummy pesto? Some tasty tapenade and tempting tahini?

And doesn’t everyone need some tangy low-carb barbeque sauce? (No artificial sweeteners but 3g of carbs per tablespoon, so use in moderation.) For no-carb barbecue flavor, try this all natural rub.

Animal Fats

pork lard in a cast iron pan
 
Low carb means higher fat. Vary your fats (and thus, your flavors) with lard, tallow, or duck fat. Then try ghee — it doesn’t burn like butter so it’s perfect for sautéing. Plus, it keeps well in a desk drawer and is delicious in your tea or coffee.

Or, purchase a delicious variety of animal fats, including schmaltz (that’s chicken fat), lamb tallow, buffalo tallow, and even—wait for it—wild boar lard at Fatworks.

Specialty Meats

Beef broth with herbs
 
Do you yearn for hard-to-find old-school classics like bone broth, pemmican, liverwurst, and organ meats from pastured animals? They all ship, frozen, from Wellness Meats.

Dark Chocolate


 
Mmmm… a small square of dark chocolate can be the perfect finish to any low-carb dinner. Keep it really dark but still delicious with:

A couple of more liberal favorites:

Specialty Teas


 
Spice up your beverage routine with some new teas:

For herbal favorites, you can try:

Don’t forget to try them iced, too.

Your Favorites?

 
Help us to crowd source an even better selection of online low-carb specialty items. Go ahead and type your suggestions, with links, into the comments section, below. Together, we can build an awesome list for everyone to enjoy.

 

About

This Diet Doctor guide was written by Jenni Calihan, who created the non-profit, Eat the Butter, to start a mother-to-mother conversation about diet and health. She advocates for real-food-more-fat eating, and has been feeding her family (four kids) for twenty years.

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Comments

Don’t forget to add links to your own favorite low-carb products in the comment section, below.
 

3 Comments

  1. Valerie
    For movie night, microwaveable pork rinds are pretty awesome. https://www.amazon.com/Lowreys-Original-Bacon-Curls-1-75-Ounce/dp/B00...
  2. Jo Simmons
    Amazon and Netrition are my go-to online stores for lowcarb items. http://www2.netrition.com/cgi/product_categories_display.cgi?categori...{product-grid|page=1}

    In the US, there are some low carb Italian 'pasta' sauces, these are low carb and sugar free. Look for La Famiglia del Grosso -
    http://www.delgrossosauce.com/products/ , Rao's - https://www.raos.com/product-category/sauces/, and Gia Russa - http://www.giarussa.com/sauces.html at your local supermarket or online.

  3. Lynn
    In the UK, Gourmet Spice Company have a number of rubs and spice blends without sugar or fillers (not the bbq ones): https://www.tastespice.co.uk/product-category/rubs-blends.

    Montezuma's do a 100% dark chocolate bar, 8g of carbs in the plain one. Some supermarkets stock it too: https://www.montezumas.co.uk/search/absolute-black

    Green Pasture Farms do a range of pastured/free range animal fats, bones and pig skin: https://www.greenpasturefarms.co.uk/collections/bones-and-fats

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