Add Some Flavorful, Lean Protein to Your Keto Diet
Discover StarKist’s® protein-packed portfolio for some delicious tuna, chicken and salmon options.
The keto diet is a very low-carbohydrate, high-protein, high-fat diet. The goal of the diet is to replace carbohydrates with more protein and fat-based foods. This allows your body to enter ketosis by turning stored fat into ketones and burning those for energy, rather than burning sugar or glucose.
The keto diet is all about limiting carbs and embracing foods that are high in fats, like nuts and seeds, avocados, fatty fish and healthy oils. A simple way to get started on this diet is by prepping easy snack and meal options that you can grab and eat throughout the day.
Fish is a great source of lean protein, and when combined with extra virgin olive oil, it is a perfect option for people following the keto diet! Our StarKist E.V.O.O.® pouch and StarKist Selects® can varieties, including wild-caught StarKist E.V.O.O.® Yellowfin Tuna Pouch, StarKist E.V.O.O.® Wild-caught Pink Salmon Pouch, StarKist E.V.O.O.® Yellowfin Tuna with Sun-dried Tomato Pouch and StarKist E.V.O.O.® Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil are all great choices to incorporate into easy, keto-friendly recipes.
Our Tuna, Chicken and Salmon Creations® Pouches offer more delicious and convenient choices and are available in over 24 flavor varieties. They are also a convenient way to work more lean protein into your day. Just tear, eat and go® and discover your Creations flavor today! To see the full list of StarKist® products that fit into the keto diet lifestyle, check out our FAQs below.
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This information is provided as general information only and should not be used in place of medical advice. Please talk with your health care provider before starting any diet or specialized eating plan.
FAQs: Want to know more about the keto diet? Check out our FAQs below!
The ketogenic, or keto, diet is an eating plan that is based on a very high-fat, moderate protein and very low-carbohydrate intake. There are variations of the diet, but if you are following the standard keto diet, 75 percent of your calories will come from fat, 20 percent from protein and only 5 percent from carbs. Most keto diet experts recommend keeping your carbohydrates between 20g and 50g a day.
The keto diet is focused on high fats and moderate protein. Keep it simple, but a little planning will make it super easy to follow. Try out these quick meal-prepping tips!
- Be sure to keep keto staples on hand.
- Cut up veggies, hard-boiled eggs and bags of salad, and store them in the fridge for easy options when you’re on the go.
- Try some of our quick Tear and Pair ideas, like a pouch of Tuna Creations® Herb & Garlic in a lettuce wrap or Tuna Creations® BOLD Jalapeño with avocado slices.
Having the essentials, like StarKist® wild-caught Tuna, Salmon and American-raised Chicken Pouches, on hand makes it easy to pair a lean protein with produce whenever hunger strikes or you need a quick meal!
Of course not! It’s all about moderation, but snacking can certainly be a part of the keto diet. Mixing some lean protein with vegetables can be a great snack if you are following a keto diet. StarKist Creations® Pouches are a great option for grab-and-go snacks. Here is a useful tip sheet for “hacking your snacks.” You can also try some of these recipes for inspiration:
- Buffalo Tuna Celery Sticks
- Devilishly Bold Sriracha Eggs
- Ginger Sesame Cucumber Swirls
- Pico de Tuna – serve with cut up vegetables instead of chips!
We have lots of delicious, easy recipes that are perfect if you are following a keto lifestyle. In addition to those recipes featured in our above gallery, here are some of our other favorites:
The keto diet includes flavorful foods that can be prepared ahead and taken on the go. Pack a salad or a bag of veggies for lunch, and just add a pouch of StarKist® wild-caught Tuna, Salmon or Chicken Creations®! These protein-packed pouches are easy to take with you, and you can eat them anywhere, anytime. Just tear, eat and go!®
Keto-friendly StarKist E.V.O.O.® and StarKist Selects® products:
- StarKist E.V.O.O.® Solid Yellowfin Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- StarKist E.V.O.O.® Solid Yellowfin Tuna with Roasted Garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- StarKist E.V.O.O.® Solid Yellowfin Tuna with Lemon Dill and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- StarKist E.V.O.O.® Solid White Albacore Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- StarKist E.V.O.O.® Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- StarKist Selects® Solid Yellowfin Tuna in Water
- StarKist Selects® Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water
- StarKist Selects® No Salt Added Chunk White Albacore Tuna in Water
Keto-friendly StarKist Creations® Pouch products:
- StarKist® Chicken Creations® Chicken Salad
- StarKist® Chicken Creations® Zesty Lemon Pepper
- StarKist® Chicken Creations® BOLD Buffalo Style
- StarKist® Salmon Creations® Lemon Dill
- StarKist Tuna Creations® Hickory Smoked
- StarKist Tuna Creations® Lemon Pepper
- StarKist Tuna Creations® Ranch
- StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD Jalapeño
- StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD Hot Buffalo
Other keto-friendly StarKist® products:
- StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna in Water
- StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna in Sunflower Oil
- StarKist® Reduced Sodium Chunk Light Tuna in Water
- StarKist® Albacore White Tuna in Water
- StarKist® Low Sodium Albacore White Tuna in Water
- StarKist® Wild Pink Salmon
- StarKist® Premium White Chicken
- StarKist® Premium White Chicken 25% Less Sodium
- StarKist® Light Tuna in Water Pouch 25% Less Sodium
- StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna in Water
- StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna in Oil
- StarKist® Chunk White Albacore Tuna in Water
- StarKist® Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water
- StarKist® Solid White Albacore Tuna in Oil
- StarKist® 25% Less Sodium Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water
- StarKist® Wild Pink Salmon — Boneless, Skinless
- StarKist® Wild Alaskan Pink Salmon
- StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna in Water 25% Less Sodium