As you know, different from seasonings with high calories and carbohydrates (like soy sauce), keto-friendly seasonings should be low in calories and carbohydrates. So what seasonings can you eat on a keto diet? Most of them are herbs and spices.
Here is a list of 16 seasonings you can use to give your meals a taste, at the same time, low or without adding carbohydrates.
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Lime juice can be added to fish or poultry dishes for a tangy twist. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and helps cleanse the digestive tract. Just make sure you’re using real lime juice and not the stuff coming out of a bottle, which contains sugar.
Basil can be used fresh or dried. There are a few ways to use basil depending on what you want out of it, but usually, it is recommended that you use it as a garnish or with salads and soups. Basil goes great with keto-friendly foods such as olive oil, garlic and avocado.
Try sprinkling some cumin on a lean steak to make it even more delicious. You can also add it to veggies, salads, and yogurt spreads for a savory twist.
Garlic is low-carb. Just make sure you don’t use it in large amounts since garlic is calorie-dense and contains carbs.
Ginger is also a great seasoning for your keto diet if you want to decrease your sugar cravings.
When it comes to making keto meals taste better, sea salt is one of the best alternatives to regular table salt. It provides you with minerals and can help regulate your electrolytes, too. Plus it tastes better than the iodized stuff.
This is one of the best keto spices you can use. You can add it to coffee, oatmeal or even baked goods for a sweet flavor without any sugar.
This red pepper powder makes a great seasoning to sprinkle on fish, poultry, and salads.
It can be used in conjunction with other keto spices since it has a strong flavor.
It adds a lot of flavor to any dish without adding carbs or sugar. If possible, opt for freshly ground rather than using pre-ground pepper since it has more flavor that way.
It adds some color and flavor to your meals without adding carbs. It pairs great with other keto spices like garlic, basil and oregano.
Onions lower blood sugar and improve overall health, so don’t be afraid to add some onion powder to your dishes.
If you love Italian food then this is what you need. It goes great on meat as well as many other low-carb foods, so incorporate it as much as possible into your meals.
This flavorful seasoning goes great with almost any dish, from vegetables to meats. Just be careful not to overdo it since rosemary can become overpowering very quickly.
Another one of the savory and aromatic spices that’s great for flavoring meats and vegetables.
This is a great way to add some flavor to your meats and vegetables without adding carbs. It’s also good for helping you burn fat and lose weight.
When shopping for seasonings, it is better to buy minimally processed ones. Meanwhile, read ingredients labels to check if there are sugar, sweeteners, and starches because many seasonings have added sugars or carbs in them.
You can make your own seasonings at home with herbs and spices to follow a ketogenic lifestyle and don’t need to worry about high calories and carbohydrates.