June 01, 2015

Paleo Grocery List

  1. Vegetables & Fruit
  2. Meat/Fish
  3. Healthy Fats

If only it were that simple! But actually, IT IS! Many people think the Paleo diet is “hard” but really it’s super easy to follow once you know what to eat. Instead of focusing on what you CAN’T eat, focus on all of the glorious healthy foods that you CAN eat while following Paleo.

Of course, if you plan on making the switch to Paleo (which you should), you don’t HAVE to buy everything on this list. This is just a big ol’ list of things you CAN choose from. So find your favorites, or even something you've never tried before and hit the farmer's market and grocery store to get shopping!

Paleo Friendly Vegetables:

Acorn Squash
Artichokes
Arugula
Asparagus
Avocado
Beets
Bib Lettuce
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Butternut Squash
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Collard Greens
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Endive
Garlic
Jicama
Kale
Leeks
Mushrooms
Mustard Greens
Onions
Parsnips
Peppers
Pumpkin
Radicchio
Radishes
Shallots
Spaghetti Squash
Sweet Potatoes
Swiss Chard
Tomatoes
Turnips
Watercress
Zucchini

Paleo Friendly Fruits

Apples
Apricots
Bananas
Berries
Cherries
Clementines
Dates
Figs
Grapefruit
Grapes
Kiwi
Lemon
Lime
Mango
Oranges
Papayas
Passion Fruit
Peaches
Pears
Pineapple
Plums
Pomegranate
Tangerines

Paleo Friendly Meats

(grass fed, organic, free range when possible)

Bacon <3
Beef
Buffalo/Bison
Chicken
Duck
Eggs
Game Meat
Goat
Lamb
Organ Meats
Pork
Turkey

Paleo Friendly Fish:

(Wild caught preferred over farmed)

Anchovies
Bass
Cod
Flounder
Halibut
Mahi
Perch
Salmon
Sardines
Scallops
Shellfish
Shrimp
Tilapia
Tuna

Other Paleo Staples:

Coconut milk
Coconut oil
Dried fruit (without sugar added) is a great snack option occasionally.
Ghee (considered primal by Paleo purists)
Nuts/Seeds - (Stay away from anything salted or flavored – you don’t want any extra chemicals.)
Olive oil
Shredded coconut (make sure it’s unsweetened)
Spices – go organic when you can!
Paleo Treats®

The Ober Family "Base" Paleo Grocery List

There are certain things that I make every week and other meals that I will sprinkle in here and there, so every week I will buy these items and then a few others for those “sprinkled in” meals.

Carrots (5 lbs every week – we like carrots)
Broccoli and/or other green veggie for roasting
Cucumber (3)
Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
Yams
Baby Spinach
Avocado
Berries and/or Cantaloupe
Bananas
Apples (I get a big bag so it may only be every other week)
Meat: either beef or chicken. (I buy bulk or family packs of meat and I alternate which meat I’m buying each week to try and stay on budget while eating Paleo. I freeze what I don’t plan on using right away.)
Organic uncured bacon
Ground pork or chicken sausage
Organic Free Range Eggs – lots of eggs - I typically buy 3 doz per week for use in salads and breakfasts
Unsweetened Almond milk 
Organic Canned Tomatoes
Organic Whole Milk (not paleo - but my 7 & 3 year old will NOT drink almond milk)
Almonds (every other week or so I buy a 3 lb bag of raw almonds and roast them for snacking and making almond butter)
Sunflower seeds (roasted, unsalted)
Pepperoni (for salads and paleo pizza)
Larabars

*We buy organic whenever we can for as much as we can!

What are you waiting for?

Make your own list and hit the grocery stores with your Paleo Grocery List in hand. What other Paleo staples do you keep in your pantry? We'd love to hear from you in the comments below!

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Author

A self-proclaimed health and fitness freak, Michelle found Paleo in 2013 after becoming addicted to cakes and cookies while pregnant and nursing her 2nd child. Still a “newbie” to Paleo, she loves to encourage others to give Paleo a try, while providing support to their fitness and health efforts. She’s a part-time writer and full-time personal chef to her husband and two kids. She still has a sweet tooth, but is able to keep it at bay with the occasional Paleo Treat

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2 Comments

Nik @ PT
Nik @ PT

February 19, 2017

Hi Ruth, we get our bacon from Pete’s Paleo. Not sure about Paleo pepperoni, just have to read the labels (I know, it’s a PITA.) Happy cooking!

Ruth Kantrowitz
Ruth Kantrowitz

February 19, 2017

Hi, thank you for the recipes, will try some soon. Where do you find organic uncured bacon and paleo pepperoni? I am not able to find either without sugar. I’ve only found one sugar free bacon and it’s not organic.

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