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Keto-Powered Prepping: Staying Ready with the Right Foods in NZ

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Prepping on a keto diet

Hey there, fellow preppers!

Let’s talk about keto diet and prepping. If you’re wondering what keto is, it’s a diet where you eat low carbs and high fats. Why do many  preppers lean towards the keto lifestyle? It’s more than just a diet. The keto approach, with its low-carb and high-fat style, has shown promise in helping manage chronic diseases like diabetes without relying heavily on medications. This isn’t just about weight loss or trendy eating habits—it’s about being self-sufficient and self-reliant, even when standard resources might not be available.

For preppers, the keto diet poses unique challenges when it comes to stockpiling and prepping food, as traditional emergency food supplies often consist of high-carb, non-keto-friendly items.

Key Considerations for Keto Prepping

Long-lasting, Non-perishable Keto Foods

When prepping for emergencies or uncertain situations, opt for non-perishable, keto-friendly items. These could include:

  • Canned Goods: Tuna, salmon, sardines, and other seafood are rich in healthy fats and protein.
  • Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, walnuts, and chia seeds are great sources of healthy fats and nutrients.
  • Nut Butters: Peanut butter, almond butter, or other nut-based spreads are high in fats and can be stored for extended periods.
  • Dried Meats: Beef jerky or biltong are excellent sources of protein and can last for a long time.
  • Coconut Oil and Olive Oil: These oils are excellent sources of healthy fats and are versatile for cooking and adding to meals.

Meal Planning and Preparation

To ensure you’re well-equipped during an emergency, plan your meals in advance. Consider creating meals that are easy to prepare and require minimal cooking, such as:

  • Keto Trail Mix: Create a mix of nuts and seeds for a quick, energy-boosting snack.
  • Canned Fish and Vegetables: Combine these with healthy fats like olive oil to create simple, satisfying meals.
  • Dehydrated or Freeze-dried Keto Meals: Consider investing in commercially available keto-friendly dehydrated or freeze-dried meals for added convenience.

So, understanding keto and having the right foods in our emergency stash is a big deal for us preppers in New Zealand. It’s not just about being ready for emergencies but also about staying healthy and happy no matter what life throws our way. So, let’s keep prepping.


This article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered as medical or health advice.

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