The Ultimate Paleo Grocery List: Prepping Your Paleo Meals Made Easy

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If you’re following the Paleo diet you already know that grocery shopping and meal planning are going to be key to your weight loss success.

The Paleo diet, also known as the Caveman Diet, only permits foods that were available and consumed 10,000 years ago, during the Paleolithic era. Because there was no agriculture at this time, the Paleo diet prohibits most foods people rely on – and in some cases, eat exclusively – in today’s society, like grains, sugar and dairy. Simply put: if a you couldn’t eat it as a caveman, you can’t eat it on Paleo.

Ok, to do the diet you’re going to need to know more than that. We’ve got you covered.

Ultimate Paleo Diet Grocery List


Grass-fed meats

  • Ground beef
  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Steak
  • Bacon
  • Bison

Fish and Seafood

  • Shrimp
  • Lobster
  • Clams
  • Salmon
  • Halibut
  • Tuna
  • Tilapia
  • Crab
  • Oysters

Fresh fruits

  • Apple
  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Papaya
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Mango
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Lemon
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon
  • Pineapple
  • Guava
  • Lime
  • Raspberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Tangerine
  • Figs
  • Oranges

Fresh vegetables

  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cabbage
  • Peppers
  • Cauliflower
  • Parsley
  • Eggplant
  • Spinach
  • Zucchini

Starchy vegetables (eat in moderation!)

  • Acorn squash
  • Beets
  • Butternut squash
  • Sweet potato
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Yam

Nuts and Seeds

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Pecans
  • Pine nuts
  • Walnuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds

Healthy oils

  • Avocado oil
  • Walnut oil
  • Flaxseed
  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Macadamia oil
  • Grass-fed butter

Foods to Avoid: Grains, legumes, dairy, refined sugar, white potatoes, processed foods, salty foods, and refined vegetable oils.


Resources and Cookbooks

Make it Paleo: Over 200 Grain-Free Recipes for Any Occasion by Hayley Mason and Bill Staley
A cookbook providing a range of paleo recipes including appetizers, entrees, sauces and dressings and even some treats and cheats!

The Paleo Diet Cookbook: More than 150 recipes for Paleo Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Snacks, and Beverages by Dr. Loren Cordain
Loaded with delicious, unique Paleo recipes, you won’t have to worry about getting bored with the same old meals day after day in order to lose weight.

The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet by Robb Wolf and Dr. Loren Cordain
An extension of Cordain’s The Paleo Diet, The Paleo Solution focuses on living the Paleo lifestyle, providing you with all the information and tools you need to lose weight, get fit, and reverse disease within your first 30 days.

Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen by Julie and Charles Mayfield
Paleo Comfort Foods offers a wide range of recipes for your favorite classic American comfort food dishes- made Paleo, of course!


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