Let’s Go Paleo.
Converting to a paleo diet or lifestyle can seem like a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be that difficult. You can make simple changes to start or go ALL IN with your paleo shopping list. Check out our list below and you won’t have any trouble converting to a paleo healthy Caveman’s Kitchen.
Meats: Grass fed beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, pork and others.
Fish and Seafood: Wild caught pollock, salmon, trout, haddock, shrimp, shellfish, etc. Avoid any farm raised seafood from China. Better yet, avoid any farm raised seafood.
Eggs: Choose free-range, steroid free, pastured or Omega-3 enriched eggs.
Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds.
Healthy Fats and Oils: Coconut oil 9my favorite), lard, sunflower oil, olive oil, avocado oil.
Vegetables: Broccoli, kale, peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes, etc. To be paleo friendly most people believe that vegetables need to be freshly grown, home grown or organically grown.
Fruits: Apples, bananas, oranges, pears, avocados, strawberries, blueberries and more. As with vegetables, most people consider paleo fruits to be freshly grown, home grown or organically grown to be considered paleo friendly.
Flowers: Coconut flour (ground-up coconut) and almond flour (ground-up almonds).
Tubers: Potatoes (some consider white potatoes as not paleo), sweet potatoes, yams (I can’t get enough), turnips, etc.
Something else to remember. Many people believe that legumes or beans & peanuts of any kind are not to be considered paleo. We will fill you in on that another time.
AVOID sugar and high fructose corn syrup, grains, dairy, vegetable oils, trans fat, artificial sweeteners (Aspartame, Sucralose, Saccharin, anything that ends with TOSE and processed foods.)
You don’t have to be struck paleo to be a caveman or cavewoman in the kitchen. Put your imagination to use and consider this bit of suggested diet information as a newbie guideline on how to pick nutrient-dense foods. If you stick with the basics and general rules of the Paleo diet anyone can still reap the rewards and benefits of this lifestyle. And you don’t have to over think everything.
I don’t really believe that anything is really 100 paleo. The food we eat now is quite different from 20000 years ago but you can think of paleo as a clean healthy lifestyle.
Stay clean, stay natural, stay unprocessed, workout and you will be on the road to a healthier life.
Avoid all forms of processed foods & sugars
Eat foods from the earth that a caveman would hunt or gather (meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts).
Eat plenty of greens.