Albert Heijn is the most famous supermarket chain in the Netherlands: here’s the essential keto-friendly products you’ll find here.
Hey, don’t forget that in all the Netherlands there are many AH To-Go, perfect for a keto snack on the go!
Discover all the keto-friendly snacks at AH To-Go.
If you are in Amsterdam and you want to eat keto and low-carb, I have a guide that you’ll love.
Let’s dive in and talk about the keto-friendly products in Albert Heijn. If you are interested in a more general list of groceries, read my grocery list for the keto diet.
Albert Heijn has all the vegetables you need.But let’s talk about the special ones.
I am talking about the smart veggies that are sold under the shape of pasta or fries.
Koolraap (rutabaga) in tagliatelle and in fries shape
Cauliflower rice, ready to cook (and they sell it even frozen, from the brand Bonduelle)
Pumpkin lasagna, wonderful to prepare keto-lasagna
Snoepgroente You can find mini cucumber, tomatoes, and other vegetables in the pocket version, perfect to grab with you on the go.
If you search for a last-minute meal there are 3 keto-friendly ready-to-eat salads in AH.
Remember that AH seeks also the pumpkin purée useful for cooking keto things in the pumpkin spice season!
Fish, meat, eggs
Unpopular opinion (or maybe not?). Supermarkets in the Netherlands are not the best regarding fresh fish and meat.
In the biggest AH, such as the XXL, you will find frozen fish that you buy in convenient baskets. The baskets are in 2 sizes and you can fill them up for a fixed price. I tried it, and I liked the quality.
In some AH you will find also octopus!
Don’t forget shrimps, mackerel, trout, salmon, and canned fish (in water) such as tuna, sardines, mackerel.
In AH you can buy steaks and several meat cuts. If you want to buy meatballs or burgers, check that they didn’t add sugar, potato flour, or something else that can be no keto-friendly. This is very common in every supermarket in Holland.
There is a lot of choice also in the processed meat, lunchmeat, bacon, salami. They sell also many small plastic box with cheese and salami blocks, salmon roll and so on.
Cheese and dairy products
AH has a lot of choice regarding cheese. Read in this separate post my favorite cheese for the keto diet.
Some of my favorite options:
AH sells also the Cheese pops, the best snack to crunch during a movie!
Slagroom, the best thing closer to the heavy-cream. I buy the thick one from Campina and a liquid one from de Zaanse Hoeve.
Clotted cream, can be used as heavy cream to use in the coffee.
Yogurt: read the best keto yogurts in the Netherlands.
Butter I recommend the bio grass-feed from Campina or Borderij Zuivel.
Ghee, from the brand Bio Today.
Choose the Almond milk with the best values: you can find easily a 0 carbs milk from brands like AH, Provamel and ALPRO.
The Coconut milk is also a low-carb milk. I buy the one from Fairtrade Original or the one from AH. Both have 17 grams of fat and 2 net carbs for 100 ml.
The best Soya milk is from AH, with its 0,8 net carb and 2 grams of fat.
Another brand that is exclusive at AH is Plenish. 3 milks are available: Hazelnut milk (0,3 carbs), cashew milk (1,5 carbs) and almond milk (0,4 carbs). All the flavours are made with only 3natural ingredients (nuts, sea salt, and water).
Read also how to use the milk to enjoy better the coffee while on keto.
Butter and oils
Let’s talk about fats. They have all the kind of oils. I recommend extra virgin olive oil because is one of the healthiest. In AH you will find also Ghee and MCT oil from the brand Bio Today.
They always have berries. Don’t forget the best fruit for a ketogenic diet, the avocado. And olives, that are full of healthy fats.
Nuts, nut-butter and Seeds
Huge selection of nuts, that you’ll find in bags and in plastic boxes. They are perfect as snacks on the go.
From the AH brand, I like the 100% peanut and the almond butter. Check always the labels and make sure the butter is 100% nuts.
Also for the seeds, we have a lot of choices. Pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds and they have always the bio-version.
Dark chocolate (minimum 85%) is low-carb. The 2 best brands in AH are Handsoff and Lindt. I buy also the powder chocolate, handy to do some dessert, such as the homemade keto pralines.
In AH you can find the Tasty Basic bread lijnzaad, that has 7,5 carbs for 100 gr. That makes less than 4 net carbs for slice.
If you follow low-carb try the almond version! It’s very tasty (15 carbs/100 gr).
Read more about low-carb and keto bread in Holland.
Sauces and spices
AH is the best because sells the 0 carb mayo. The jar is very big (720 ml) and the price is very cheap.
It couts 0 carbs and 80 gr fats.
A product I discovered lately is the John West Salmon and Tuna Pate.
As for spices, all of them are great: black pepper, Italian herbs, chili pepper, and so on.
Keto snacks and bars
Finally, it’s June 2022 and we have some interesting Keto products at Albert Heijn. We have a full department for gym junkies. Many things are from Body and Fit but look better: you should find also some keto snacks and bar.
Killer Body bars review (low-carb not keto)
Also, you will find the Boost Keto balls, in 3 flavors.
Drinks and beverages
You will find basically all the soft drinks, like Cola, Fanta, Sprite with 0 sugar. Ice tea 0 from AH (not only 0 carbs but also 0 calories). There are also special drinks that you can find only in AH.
Kombucha 0, available in several products, and brands.
Nocco sugar-free drinks are also great drinks, and very refreshing.
Other sugar-free no-alcoholic options:
Lohilo, a sort of energy drink with collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Aloe vera 0 drink.
AH has good choice also regarding the alcohol.
Read the best wines for the keto diet.
Royal Club 0 % sugar: available Ginger Beer, Bitter Lemon, Ginger Ale, Tonic Classic. Great to make refreshing and easy cocktails.
More drinks: Frank Seltzer and Stëlz, sparkling water with alcohol and flavoring.
Pork rinds and nibble bacon(in dutch: Knabbelspek and knabbelbacon)
Almond flour( brands Smaak, AH, Molensteen)
Baking powder, yeast, aromas
This Albert Heijn keto products list is on continuous evolution as I discover new keto-friendly products. Stay tuned!
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