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!
(grass fed, organic, free range when possible)
(Wild caught preferred over farmed)
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.)
Shredded coconut (make sure it’s unsweetened)
Spices – go organic when you can!
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
Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
Berries and/or Cantaloupe
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)
*We buy organic whenever we can for as much as we can!
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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