11 Fruits You Can Still Enjoy On A Keto Diet

Eating keto can be downright tricky, and with so many foods off the menu on a serious keto diet, a healthy meal that won't kick you out of ketosis might seem impossible. Fortunately, there's some good news. Many of your favorite nutritionally robust, healthy, and delicious fruits are keto-friendly. Although you will have to break out the measuring cups and eat some of them sparingly, they can slide right into your keto diet without derailing or stalling your hard-won progress.

These fruits are also extremely good for you, and many are fiber-rich and high in vitamins A and C. From bright berries to sour tropical starfruit, something is bound to appeal to your taste buds and your lifestyle. So, don't swear off fruit forever in the quest to achieve perfect ketosis. Instead, whip up a batch of keto-friendly granola and pick up one or more of these ketolicious fruits today.


According to WebMD, blueberries are fabulous little antioxidant heavyweights and have tons of vitamins A and C. These tiny wonders have a place in any balanced diet, and keto is absolutely no exception, as long as you snack smart. According to Healthline, blueberries have 11 grams of total carbs, but you don't need too many to spice up your diet and give your body an antioxidant and vitamin supercharge. The key is to pay attention to how you consume your blueberries.

Stick to raw blueberries and enjoy them sparingly, in half a cup or fewer servings throughout the day. While dried blueberries taste delicious, they can derail your ketosis and set your whole diet into disarray, thanks to loads of carbohydrates and sugar. Processed blueberry products are equally as unhealthy. So instead, stick to the fresh stuff. Blueberries freeze well too, so there's never an excuse not to have them on hand.


Creamy avocados are full of healthy fats and low on carbs, making them a super keto-friendly fruit that you can snack on anytime (via California Avocado). These green goodies have less than two grams of carbohydrates for every 100 grams of fruit. Medium avocados are roughly 150 grams, so you can snack and slather avocado on virtually anything you want.

Avocados also provide "clean fuel" from healthy whole-food fats, keeping you full and preventing your body from going into ketosis on nothing more than junk energy. Although you'll want to stock up on avocados should you decide to embark on a keto feast, keep in mind that they tend to go bad quickly. If your avo has blackish skin, an off-putting smell, or is exceptionally soft, it could very well be past its prime (via Healthline). To avoid cracking open a rotten avocado, simply buy them as you eat them.


According to Ketogenic, it's hard to overemphasize how well coconut fits into a ketolicious diet. This tropical fruit yields rich, dense milk and has sweet and robust flesh that's naturally low in carbohydrates. It's also delicious! With high fiber, tons of good-for-you fat, and a roster of vitamins and minerals, coconut can help you fuel your ketosis with good energy and give your diet a nice kick of flavor and sweetness too.

Although raw, natural coconut can be a great part of your keto diet, not all products are created the same. For example, over-processed coconut can contain loads of sugar, throwing your diet off the rails quickly. Instead, look for organic varieties that deliver all the healthy fats of coconut without the add-ins. Coconut oil and flour are other stellar pantry staples that allow you to stir up familiar dishes but stay within the limits of your carb intake.


Keto-friendly tomatoes are savory fruit with between two to three net carbs per serving (via Healthline), so they fall well within your 50 grams carbohydrate per day limit. Since tomatoes don't tend to be sweet, we tend to shuffle them off into the vegetable category. Still, tomatoes are definitely a fruit, along with eggplants and cucumbers (via National Geographic), and they're one of the best ones on the market to keep you in blissful ketosis.

Tomatoes also have a slew of nutritional components, like lycopene and fiber, in addition to their keto-friendly carb count. So indulge yourself in the dazzling array of fresh tomato options, but stay away from the processed stuff, which can be loaded with hidden sugar or even additional carbs. Sauces, purees, and even sun-dried tomatoes can pack a sugary punch that will mess with your diet, and they usually don't have the nutritional power of whole fruit.


At nearly eight net carbohydrates (via Carb Manager), strawberries have a bit higher carb count than most of the fruits on our list. Still, their incredibly high amount of antioxidants and fiber make them an excellent addition to any diet, although you should exercise in moderation when you're on the keto plan. Snack sparingly on these sweet ruby treats to make your heart healthy and shield you against diabetes and cancer (via Better Me). In addition, strawberries can stave off the munchies because they're water-dense and fiber-rich. As a result, you'll feel full, hydrated, and totally satisfied.

Although fresh, perfectly ripe strawberries are one of nature's greatest gifts, it's a genuine bummer to come across a bad batch, and strawberries tend to turn quickly. Learn how to choose the best strawberries, and you'll have a healthy, tasty, relatively-low carb to reach for that will satisfy your cravings and shield your body against disease.

Star Fruit

According to the USDA, tropical starfruit clocks in at just over six-and-a-half carbs, and this antioxidant-dense fruit does terrific things for your immune system and heart. Of course, since it's slightly higher in carbohydrates, keto enthusiasts will want to limit their consumption to a mere starfruit a day, at most. Still, this sour-tasting wonder can undoubtedly fit into most well-rounded keto diets. Starfruit is fiber-rich and calorie-poor and tastes like a slice of sun-drenched heaven.

The only downside is that starfruit doesn't play nice with certain medications, and people with kidney deficiencies should avoid this fruit (via Healthline). If you have any questions, consult your doctor before adding starfruit to your diet, and certainly stop eating it if you have adverse effects. Otherwise, starfruit slips in perfectly fine to a keto-friendly diet and can give you a big boost of nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants in every delicious slice.


The humble — but tasty! — lemon can easily become your BKF: best keto friend. There are a lot of reasons to love lemons. Their citrusy tang and bright flavors can bring any dish to life, and they do wonders for a plain cup of water. According to Ketogenic, lemons are bursting to the rind with vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium and have a comparably small amount of carbs and calories. Although half a cup of lemon has a touch over nine grams of carbs, a little bit of this sunny sour fruit goes a long way.

Lemons have pectin, which is great for your internal organs and functions, and thanks to their massive amount of vitamin C, they can keep your skin looking luxe and smooth. There are wide varieties of different types of lemons out there, so don't be afraid to experiment and find your new personal fave.


At roughly six-and-a-half carbohydrates per half-cup serving (via Michigan State University), cantaloupe can easily be part of a keto breakfast or snack. In addition, these vivid orange fruits have tons and tons of potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C, plus plenty of fiber to keep you full all day. Although you'll take a carb hit with each portion, you'll save yourself mindlessly snacking later. Just don't forget to measure!

Like many fruits, cantaloupe his it out of the park in the antioxidant department. Thanks to the double team of vitamins A and C, your skin cells can produce more collagen, leaving you with a dewy and fresh complexion (via WebMD). Cantaloupe even has doses of manganese, vitamin K, and zinc, all of which help you look and feel your best. If you're unsure if your cantaloupe has gone bad, give it the sniff test or check the rind for signs of discoloration.


Jewel-toned raspberries have five-and-a-half net carbs per serving (via Sure Keto). While they definitely have a place in your keto diet, eating them mindfully is essential, so break out those measuring cups whenever you want to get your raspberry fix. There are plenty of reasons to spend part of your allotted carbs on raspberries. They have plenty of potassium, manganese, and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which make your heart happy and stabilize your blood sugar (via WebMD).

In addition to being bright little bundles of nutrients, raspberries are also delicious. The sour/sweet burst that you get when you bite into a raspberry is hard to match. Plus, they're steeped in lore and legend, come in a rainbow of different colors, and are fab with both sweet and savory dishes alike. So treat yourself to raspberries carefully, and you get all of the flavor and nutrition without breaking your ketosis.


According to Sure Keto, blackberries have a little over four net carbs per serving, making them a slightly better keto option than their rosy-hued cousins. But, like raspberries, blackberries really do have it all going on in the vitamin and antioxidant departments. You'll get tons of vitamins C and K, plus manganese and fiber in each little berry (via Healthline). In addition, according to Healthline, blackberries might be good for your teeth and brain, combating cavities and fighting inflammation while helping keep your motor skills fine-tuned well into the twilight years.

These perks are certainly worth a few of your precious carbs, so feel free to sprinkle some blackberries on your keto pancakes or simply snack on them whole. The fiber will fill you up, too, so every one of those carbs will go to good use. They're a great, mighty, tiny fruit to work into your keto diet.


According to Men's Health, watermelon can complement your keto goals, but you need to exercise reserve and be judicious about the portions. At 11 grams of carbs per cup, watermelon isn't a keto-friendly food on the surface, but if you work this summertime fave into your diet a few times a week and measure your portions, it's totally doable. According to Healthline, Watermelon comes packing a whole host of health benefits. It tames inflammation, helps your heart, and is ultra-hydrating. Plus, it has lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that's incredibly good for your body.

You can also have your watermelon and enjoy your ketosis if you plan it out properly. To find the sweetest, juiciest, and ripest watermelons, simply employ the tapping technique and keep your ears open for a hollow sound. Then, if you hear it, you know you've found a good one ready to be sliced and served up.