Paleo Grocery List

THE PALEO GROCERY LIST

Having a Paleo grocery list can help you to get started on this new, yet very old, healthful way of eating. With the Paleo diet, shopping has become really simple. You don’t have to worry about high expenses or spending long hours in the grocery store. With a few things you are all set to make your specialized Paleo diet recipes. Paleo Grocery List Tips:

  • Focus on produce that is in season to get the highest nutrient content at affordable prices
  • Pick up some fruits and vegetables that you can cut up, freeze and use later
  • Buy salad blends, pre-cut vegetables, and chopped spinach if you are looking for minimum preparation
  • Fill your cart with color. That is the best tip to make sure you are getting healthy vitamins and minerals

 

Vegetables

When it comes to purchasing vegetables, opt for any (or all) of the following:

  • asparagus
  • avocados
  • bell peppers
  • broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • cabbage
  • cauliflower
  • eggplant
  • fresh herbs
  • garlic
  • greens
  • mushrooms
  • onions
  • spinach
  • tomatoes
  • zucchini

These are all vegetables that can fit into your Paleo grocery list.

 

Fruit

Do not go crazy over here! Consume fruits in the diet first during your post workout time. Best choices would be:

  • watermelon
  • peaches
  • berries
  • grapefruit
  • cantaloupe
  • oranges
  • plums
  • bananas
  • mango
  • apples

Fruits also make great dessert options – natural sugar!

 

Meat

Look for wild fish, poultry and grass fed meat If you’re selecting farm raised meats, look for leaner cuts Select lean versions of ground meats – tenderloin, strip steaks, flank and sirloin are the leanest options While selecting poultry keep in mind that thigh and breast portions would yield the most meat You may even come across a lot of natural sausage choices made from poultry

 

Seafood and Fish

You can pick up tuna, salmon or any other fish that is rich in fat because they all are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. For a wider range, you may even choose among the following:

  • scallops
  • perch
  • tilapia
  • mahi mahi
  • shrimp
  • cod

 

Dairy Products

Unfortunately, you don’t have a lot of choices over here. You can pick up eggs, since they are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and that's about it!

 

Frozen Foods

Fresh items are always better and are a great choice when compared to frozen foods. If that doesn’t fit your budget you can get frozen vegetables and fruits. In this section you can pick up a few bags of any of the items below to be prepared for a quick meal:

  • spinach
  • Brussels sprouts
  • broccoli
  • peppers

Make sure that you select the plain frozen vegetables with little or no flavors or sauces and season them at home. You can pick up frozen fruits, as well:

  • cherries
  • peaches
  • berries

If you are on budget you may even pick up huge bags of plain salmon, chicken breasts, and the other lean frozen meats that are available.

 

Miscellaneous Items

Coconut water can act as a fast and convenient fuel after workouts. Do you need a blender or any new utensils like knives or cutting boards? Do you need more storage containers for fresh fruits and vegetables that are cut? Because these foods are fresh and can spoil quickly, consider going to the grocery store a few times each week. Add the items that are your favorites to your Paleo grocery list and enjoy your new shopping experience.

 

Avoid completely

    • Dairy. Including butter, cheese, yogurt, milk, cream & any dairy product that comes from a cow, goat or sheep.

    • Grains. Including bread, rice, cereal, oats, or any gluten-free pseudo grains like sorghum, teff, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, etc.

    • Legumes. Including beans of all kinds (soy, black, kidney, pinto, etc.), peas, lentils and peanuts.

    • Concentrated sweeteners, real or artificial. Including sugar, high fructose corn syrup, maple syrup, honey, agave, brown rice syrup, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, stevia, etc.

    • Processed or refined foods. As a general rule, if it comes in a bag or a box, don’t eat it. This also includes highly processed “health foods” like protein powder, energy bars, dairy-free creamers, etc.

    • Sodas and diet sodas.

    • Alcohol. In any form.

    • White potatoes. White potatoes are in the nightshade family and can cause inflammation in certain people. Yams and sweet potatoes are not nightshades and don’t have this effect.

    • Processed sauces and seasonings. Soy sauce, tamari, and other processed seasonings and sauces (which often have sugar, soy, gluten, or all of the above).