This website was created with the purpose of helping others thrive with the ketogenic diet and quickly discover foods that will help people stay in ketosis. It’s hard to find savory foods without a lot of carbohydrates, and sometimes more challenging to find merchants selling those items. Hopefully, KETOFOODIST can help you with your ketosis journey. This Getting Started guide will assist you navigating the website and utilizing the various features available to help you find the perfect eat.

Similar to any other search engine, your discovery begins by typing (or saying) a term in the search form. After you press the orange icon next to the form, the next screen that loads will show a list of foods that match your search. If you’re unsatisfied with the results, you can type (or speak) another search term or click on the orange SEARCH FILTERS button to narrow your results. To view the full nutritional values of a food that’s presented on the search results screen and to view purchasing options, click on the name of the item or the VIEW MORE button on the search results page. That’s the basic process of finding foods!

Need more information or instructions? Keep reading.

This guide will help you navigate the Keto Food Search Engine.


The Search Form

Search form for keto foods on KetoFoodist

You can access the search form in four areas: top of the homepage, top of the search results page, top of a food page, and the bottom/side of any content article. Type (or speak) in any search terms. Below are examples of search terms that will provide useful results:

  • mcdonald’s or mcdonalds
  • applebee’s steamed broccoli
  • dark chocolate
  • tuna with crackers
  • rotisserie chicken

You can search by using brand names, product names, restaurants, stores, or just by a food (chicken, pork, beef, crackers, etc.). If you’re using a smartphone mobile device, instead of typing on the keyboard you can utilize your phone’s voice input mode. Each phone differs but usually, you can look for a microphone icon on your virtual keyboard. Clicking on it will activate the voice mode; start speaking your search term and then finish. This action should insert the words automatically into the search form.

For more instructions about voice input mode on Android and iPhone, please consult the following links below or the manufacturer’s instructions for your phone:

The Search Engine Results Page

Keto food list results of rotisserie chicken that's keto-friendly

The search results page lists the food items that are related to your search. You will find the following information for each food item:

  • The brand name, highlighted in GREEN.
  • The product name, highlighted in PINK.
  • Nutrients displayed as a data table. Note the “Net Carbs” column.
  • Serving size that’s located just underneath the data table of nutrients.
  • VIEW MORE button, which will open a new tab/window that displays the Food Page (explained below). Note that clicking on the product name also loads the Food Page.
  • SHOP link, lower left corner, that opens the Food Page (explained below) and skips directly to purchasing options.

You can narrow the results by clicking on the orange SEARCH FILTERS button that’s located above the food items listing. After pressing the button, the following options will appear:

Keto search filter options on KetoFoodist search results.

  • Sort By gives you the option to sort results by Relevance, No Brand Name, Brand only, Brand name, and Product name.
  • Filter by keyword allows you to narrow search results by keyword(s) in a product’s name.
    • “Inclusive” mode will only display results where the product name contains the entered keyword.
    • “Exclusive” mode will only display results where the product name DOESN’T contain the entered keyword.
      • Activate “exclusive” mode by entering any of the following keywords (without quotations): “not”, “without”, or the hyphen character (examples: not chicken, without chicken, -chicken).
  • Macro is __% of calories will narrow the search results to foods that contain a macro that falls with an entered percentage of calories. First select the macro (Fat, Protein, or Net Carbs) and then enter the percentage number (note: this field only accepts digits; blank or non-digits will result in erroneous listings).
  • Macro is no more than __g of calories will narrow the search results to foods that contain a macro that doesn’t exceed the amount of entered grams. First select the macro (Fat, Protein, or Net Carbs) and then enter the maximum gram number (note: this field only accepts digits; blank or non-digits will result in erroneous listings).

After you have chosen your filterable criteria, click on the APPLY button to apply your filtering criteria. Pressing the CLOSE button will collapse the filter options, and pressing the RESET button will reload the search results page with default criteria.

The Food Page

Food page showing nutrition information for a keto-friendly option on KetoFoodist

The Food Page shows the nutrition values of a food item. The representation is similar to an actual food label, showcasing the serving size and selected elements relevant for the keto diet (Calories, Total Fat, Total Carbohydrates, Dietary Fiber, and Protein). Other non-relevant elements for the keto diet (Cholesterol and Sodium) are shown as well, but their values may vary—if no values are available for these elements, you will see “N/A” displayed.

Below this section is purchasing options. There might be options for buying similar items, but you will see shopping options for purchasing this food item.

Keto shopping items for keto-friendly foods

The Homepage

Homepage snapshot of KetoFoodist.com

You can access the homepage by typing “ketofoodist.com” into any web browser URL form, or by clicking on the KETOFOODIST icon that’s located at the top of every page. The search form is immediately accessible, but you can click on “How do I find foods?” or scroll down the page to discover more options for starting your search for keto-friendly foods.

Browse Quick Searches

If you land on the homepage using a desktop device (computer, laptop, or another wide-screen device) you will view a list of links that lead to search results pages. On a mobile device (smartphone, tablet), you will see a drop-down menu that displays the same list.

Quick searches of keto-friendly foods

Mobile quick search menu of keto-friendly food items

Calculate Nutrition Data

Keto nutrition calculator for a food item

If there’s a food label in front of you, input the values in this section to determine if the food item is keto-friendly. Unlike search results in the low-carb food search engine, this calculator takes into account sugar alcohol. Diabetes Forecast magazine provides an explanation of sugar alcohol and why it’s important for net carb calculations. After you input the macro values and click CALCULATE, a message below will tell you whether the food label of a food item indicates keto-friendliness.

Result of keto-friendly calculation of food label

What is Keto?

What is the keto diet? This graphic provides basic explanation about the keto meal plan. From KetoFoodist.com homepage.

Need more details about following the keto meal plan? This section provides a brief explanation plus leads you to the resource that contains more information about the low-carb diet.

The Contact Form

Have additional questions or comments? Use this contact form.