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!

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