We’ve all been there. You are trying to start a new lifestyle, change your diet, change our life, but you don’t know where to start. This quick reference guide will help you to make quick decisions for good foods to eat by providing a few examples (it does not list every single food in that group, again, a quick guide). If you want to learn more about all of the good and the bad, see our Paleo Do’s And Don’ts section!
Meats: Beef, Pork, Lamb, Veal, Rabbit, Goat, Sheep, Bison, Deer, etc… Basically if you can catch it, you can eat it. We recommend that you try to buy all grass fed and antibiotic free if possible.
Poultry: Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Quail, Goose, etc… We recommend that you try to buy all free range and antibiotic free if possible.
Shellfish: Shrimp, Scallops, Clams, Oysters, Mussels, Lobster, Crab, etc… We recommend that you try to buy all wild caught and antibiotic free if possible.
Fish: Salmon, Trout, Tuna, Bass, Halibut, Sole, Haddock, Tilapia, etc… We recommend that you try to buy all wild caught and antibiotic free if possible.
Fats: Coconut oil, Avocado oil, Fat from protein/lard, Olive oil, Nut butters, Nut oils, Fruit oils, Flower oils (though keep the safflower and sunflower to a minimum, we want the least amount of processing possible)
Eggs: We recommend free range or cage free and antibiotic free.
Vegetables: Tomatoes, Peppers, Onions, Asparagus, Cucumber, Avocados, Cabbage, Broccoli, Squash, Mushrooms, Anything green or colorful, etc… Steer clear of vegetables that you cannot eat raw, and see our Paleo Do’s and Don’ts Section for more information!
Leafy Greens: Lettuce, Spinach, Chard, Watercress, Endive, Arugula, etc… You can eat as much leafy greens as you want! No matter what kind!
Root Vegetables: Carrots, Beets, Radish, Yams, Parsnips, Sweet Potatoes, etc… We eat root vegetables usually during the day. If you are looking for rapid weight loss, limit this section.
Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, Hazelnuts, Pecans, Walnuts, Brazil nuts, Pistachios, etc… Try not to eat too much of these, about 1-2 ounces a day. See our Portions Cheat Sheet on our Facebook for more information!
Fruits: Berries, Melons, Grapes, Plums, Peaches, Apples, Bananas, etc… All fruits are ok. Limit these if you are looking for rapid weight loss. See our Glycemic Index for more information on high sugar foods.
Herbs & Spices: Ginger, Garlic, Parsley, Sage, Vanilla, Mint, Basil, etc… Learning how to use spices properly will really help you love your foods even more!