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Last year may have been all about the Whole30, but this year there’s a new diet in town: ketogenic. In a nutshell, it’s a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet, for which you restrict your carb intake so your body reaches a state of ketosis (hence, the name). At ketosis, you’ll start to burn through existing stores of fat for energy, which leads to faster weight loss. So yes, you can still eat cheese. And meat, as well as healthy fats like those found in nuts, seeds and avocados. But yes, it can also still be tricky to stay on track and keep up with the meal plans. Here, 12 must-haves that will take the keto diet from complex and time-consuming to quick, easy and delicious.

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Beginner's Guide Cookbook

New to the keto diet? Make it easy on yourself with this top-rated cookbook, filled with easy-to-understand tips, tricks and recipes.

Victory Belt Publishing ($25)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Food Scale

Sure, you don’t have to measure all of your food in order to be successful—but the more accurate you are, the better your results will be.

OXO ($50)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Measuring Cups and Spoons

On that note, things like flour and sugar aren’t measure by weight so it's important to have all types of necessary tools.

Table Craft ($20)


All-in-One Food Processor and Blender

Save time—and counter space—by investing in a powerful gadget that will do everything from fresh salsa and tomato sauce to whipping up smoothies and soups.

Oster ($90)



Cast Iron Kit

The perfect skillet for most cuts of meat because of how well it retains heat, plus it can seamlessly go from stovetop to oven.

Barebones ($140)


Slow Cooker

When trying to stick to a certain diet, meal prep is king. Stick to the classic and pull out the slow cooker for Sunday afternoon cooking seshes.

Crock-Pot ($35)


Slow Cooker Liners

And cut down on time with these ingenious disposable liners that will make clean-up a breeze.

Reynolds ($2)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Cutting Boards

Get ready to chop, and chop and then chop some more. This all-in-one set includes options for every kind of food, from meat to veggies—plus, a handy wooden holder.

Seville ($30)


5-Ingredient Cookbook

If time’s your biggest enemy, we feel you. This book includes only recipes that have five ingredients or less, so you’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time.

Rockridge Press ($11)



You won't be able to successfully pull off low-carb without one.

Hemsley + Hemsley ($65)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Immersion Hand Blender

Wildly convenient for making healthy soups, sauces and elixirs without having to clean your Vitamix.

KitchenAid ($60)


Vacuum Sealer

Use to divvy up your meat into portions or give your produce extra long lives in the fridge.

NutriChef ($60)

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