On the Caveman Diet? A List of Paleo-Approved Foods For You

Paleo food list infographic

There is no single list of Paleo-approved foods and it’s hard to be comprehensive, so I’ve listed some of the most common Paleo foods that you’d buy weekly at your grocery store. For a healthy diet, as always, you’ll want to shop the perimeter of the store. There will be very few Paleo-approved groceries you will buy that have a nutrition label. This Paleo infographic from CrossFit Geelong is excellent because it breaks down the basics of the diet but also gives healthy lifestyle tips like sleep recommendations and the permission to live a little and enjoy your favorite treats once in awhile.

In general, if you’re following the Paleo diet, you’ll eat meat (grass-fed), fish and seafood, eggs, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, nuts, seeds, and healthy oils.

You will not be eating bread or rice, dairy products, refined sugar, legumes like peanuts, and processed foods.


Paleo Approved Meats

Always try for naturally raised, fresh, and hormone free.

Chicken
Turkey
Pork
Beef
Veal
Bacon
Lamb
Venison
Bison
Eggs

Paleo Seafood & Shellfish

Shrimp
Lobster
Clams
Crab
Scallops
Oysters

Paleo Diet Fish

Salmon
Tuna
Halibut
Tilapia
Mackerel
Sardines
Trout
Red Snapper
Sunfish
Swordfish
Trout

Paleo Diet Vegetables

Almost all vegetables of Paleo-approved, but experts recommend that you limit the amount of starchy vegetables like potatoes that you eat.

Carrots
Onions
Spinach
Broccoli
Celery
Peppers
Avocado
Zucchini
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Eggplant

Paleo Diet Approved Oils and Fats

Olive oil
Coconut oil
Macadamia Oil
Avocado Oil

Paleo Diet Nuts & Seeds

Nuts are Paleo and delicious, but as always, watch your portion size if weight loss or weight maintenance is your goal.

Almonds
Walnuts
Cashews
Hazelnuts
Pecans
Pine Nuts
Pumpkin Seeds
Sunflower Seeds
Macadamia Nut

*Peanuts are not actually nuts, they are legumes, which are not Paleo.

Paleo Approved Fruit

Apple
Grapes
Oranges
Lemon
Mango
Peaches
Plums
Blueberries
Strawberries
Watermelon
Raspberries
Cantaloupe



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