Food List



So what is this Paleo Diet thing about? Actually, following a Paleo diet menu is  pretty simple.  Just remember:


A fairly basic guide to follow in deciding if  a food is Paleo Diet approved is if it is in a box, can or wrapper it probably isn’t Paleo.  There’s a huge variety of healthy nutritious  foods to choose from (sorry, no Twinkies) so get you’re shopping cart ready!  The following Paleo Food List should be helpful;

What’s In:

Paleonewbie-flank-steakLean Meat – steaks, ground beef, beef ribs, venison, rack of lamb, pork tenderloin, pork/lamb/veal chops, pork ribs, veal, bacon (hell yeah), buffalo, bison, rabbit, goat, elk



PALEO-ROASTED-CHICKEN-RECIPEPoultry – chicken , chicken wings, chicken/turkey chop meat, pheasant, goose, quail




SeafoodSeafood shrimp, lobster, clams, salmon, bass, halibut, Bass, Mackerel, Sardines, Tuna, Red snapper, Shark, Sunfish, Swordfish, Tilapia, Trout, Perch, Mahi, Scallops, Cod, Crawfish, Oysters




eggsEggs – (Chicken, Duck, Goose) Free Range when possible





growing-paleo-vegetablesVegetables –  Acorn squash (high in starch eat in moderation), Artichoke (hearts), Asparagus, Beets (high in starch eat in moderation), Broccoli, Brussels sprouts,  Butternut squash (high in starch eat in moderation) Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Eggplant, Lettuce (all types)    Onions, Parsley, Peppers (all), Spinach,  Sweet potato (high in starch eat in moderation), Yams ( high in starch eat in moderation),  Zucchini


fruitFruits – contain large amounts of fructose which, while much better than HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup), is still sugar. If you’re looking to lose weight on the paleo diet, you’ll want to cut back on your fruit intake and focus more on the vegetables allowed on the paleo diet. However, feel free to have one to three servings of fruit a day. Apple,    Avocado, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Figs, Grapes, Guava, Lemon, Lime, Lychee, Mango, Oranges, Papaya, Peaches, Pineapple, Plums, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangerine, Watermelon


nutsNutsAlmonds, Cashews, Hazelnuts,  Macadamia, Pecans, Pine nuts, Pumpkin seeds, Sunflower seeds, Walnuts




oilsOils/Fat – coconut oil, extra-virgin olive oil, coconut milk and cream, ghee, butter , duck fat, olive oil, avocado oil, macadamia nut oil, fish oil, sesame oil as well as from grass-fed meats, poultry and fish.




spices Spices /Herbs – Go to town as everything is on the tahle.  Just go light with the salt and try and use Sea or Celtic Salt              




CondimentsCondiments – mustard,  Apple Cider Balsamic, olive oil mayonnaise, low sugar tomato sauces and paste, anchovies, olives, gherkins, capers, salsas and pesto’s





9-chocolate-cake-0908-540x359Baking Goods – nut meats, coconut flour, tapioca and arrowroot flour, sweet potato flour, chestnut flour 




What’s OUT


Processed/Junk foods – A very simple rule of thumb, if it comes in a box, package, can or package, it probably almost certainly includes additives, preservatives, sugars, processed oils and therefor is a no-no!

Grains – wheat, rye, barley, rice, corn – all grains and products made from grain such as cereals and breads should be avoided.

Sugars – No granulated sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar, cane sugar any refined steer clear of.

Vegetable oils – No corn oil, canola oil or any seed oils.

Dairy – No milk, ice cream (oh no), cheeses, yogurt, pudding, etc.

Sodas – Forget about even diet

Energy Drinks

Fruit juices

Legumes – most beans, particularly dried beans such as lentils and navy beans,  peanuts.

Starchy vegetables –white potatoes, squash and beets.

Processed meat(s)

Candy (hey, you want to lose weight and be healthy!)
























































7 thoughts on “Food List

  1. I have been aiming this direction for a while. I wanted to raise my kids on meat and veggies, not chemicals. I want them to avoid the health and weight issues that bother most people I know. I think it is working for us. I have lost some weight, but the biggest benefit is that I feel better when I eat like this. If I munch on a few nuts through out the day, I don’t get hungry and munchy like before. When I eat a ton of veggies I feel more alert. I haven’t completely cut ties with flour and sugar yet, but we have cut way back, and changed to an unbleached no additive versions. .. baby steps!

  2. I love this food list! I follow a similar diet called the Ketogenic diet or Low Carb High Fat (LCHF). Of course there are some differences between paleo foods and keto foods but as far as similarity most of the foods on this list is what I eat. Paleo diets like these are awesome for weight loss and overall well being. Great site!

    • Truly appreciate the visit and the comments. I agree in the similarity to the diets and can only attest to the health benefits I have received with Paleo.

      Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions on a going forward basis.


  3. I have been on what I called the “cave man” diet before, which was very similar (if not the same). I lost about 35 pounds while on that diet. It was nice because I could still eat, but I just ate better things.

    Since then, I have gotten off of the diet and gotten married to a woman who likes to cook. My stomach is back to where it was!

    I am going to try the Paleo diet because it sounds like a more fine-tuned version of the Cave Man diet, so I know that it will work. Thank you!

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