Keto Food List
Not Keto Friendly
Per 100g
Net carbs
Total carbs
Glycemic Index

Is Chili Keto?

No, chili is not keto-friendly since it contains 10.2 grams of net carbs per 100 grams of chili. To reach ketosis, you need to keep your carbs at 5–10% of your daily calorie intake. And if you consume a serving of chili with beans in a meal, you already fill ½ of your daily carb intake.

Chili Is High in Carbs and Low in Fats

  • Chili is a Mexican, spicy stew with chili peppers, meat, tomatoes, beans, and tons of spices. As such, chili is a carb-loaded dish. 
  • Beans comprise a large portion of the dish, making it not keto-friendly since beans are high in carbohydrates.
  • You have to limit your net carb consumption from 20 g to 30 g per day to be in ketosis, and a serving of chili has 10 grams of net carbs.
  • The carb percentage in chili depends on the brand, if you buy it prepared, or if you make it home.
  • Chili is also low in fats, which doesn’t make it the perfect fit for the keto diet since we need a considerable amount of fats to stay in ketosis.
  • Coming from cooking oil and meat fat, the fat intake in chili is not that healthy. In keto, you have to opt for healthy fats instead.

Chili Contains Unhealthy Additives

  • Canned or prepped chili has many added sugars to make it more delicious and… well… addictive.
  • Like many prepared and processed foods, canned chili has added sodium and saturated fat. 
  • Both sodium and saturated fats increase blood pressure and cholesterol levels, raising the chance of heart diseases and strokes.
  • If you’re an absolute chili lover, we suggest you buy the ingredients and make a keto-friendly chili. It is easy to make and delicious. 
  • Nonetheless, low-carb keto-friendly chili is still considered dirty keto.
  • Cook your keto-friendly chili with minced beef, don’t use beans, add only raw tomatoes for the sauce, and don’t forget to use cheddar cheese.
  • You can eat it with low-carb bread or lettuce.
Share on