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This Paleo Shopping List Is Essential for Paleo Dieters

Melissa Matthews
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From Men's Health

If you're trying the Paleo Diet then you should be prepared to do a lot of cooking. That's because the plan cuts out processed foods since primitives didn't have microwaves to heat up frozen pizza.

Although many of the foods on a Paleo Diet, like meat and vegetables, aren't surprising, some excluded items are shocking. For example, grains, legumes, dairy, and refined vegetable oils, are prohibited.

A typical Paleo dinner could include grilled chicken with steamed asparagus and fruit for dessert, for example.

To make your next trip to the store easy, we put together this shopping list with foods recommended from The Paleo Diet and Everyday Health. Although it is not comprehensive, it is a good starting point.

Proteins

Grass-fed beef

Chicken

Turkey

Pork

Seafood

Eggs

Boar

Lamb

Rabbit

Duck


Vegetables

Cauliflower

Asparagus

Broccoli

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Spinach

Kale

Celery

Cucumber

Carrots

Mushrooms

Zucchini

Squash

Onions

Fruit

Apples

Bananas

Berries

Citrus

Grapes

Kiwi

Melons

Tomatoes

Dried fruit

Nuts, nut butters, and seeds

Almonds

Cashews

Hazelnuts

Brazil nuts

Walnuts

Macadamia nuts

Pumpkin seeds

Chia seeds

Healthy Oils

Olive

Walnut

Flaxseed

Avocado

Macadamia

Coconut

Cooking supplies

Baking sheets

Instant pot for quick meals

Good knife set

Meat thermometer

Containers for meal prep

Spiralizer

Blender or food processor to make sauces

You'll want to make sure you avoid all types of legumes, dairy, cereal grains, refined sugar, potatoes, processed foods, and refined vegetable oils, such as canola or peanut oil.

However, that doesn't mean you can never enjoy a bakery cookie, or a glass of wine. The Paleo Diet does allow for three non-Paleo meals per week, according to ThePaleoDiet.com.

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