Paleo Food List



paleo diet food listWhy do you need a Paleo food List ? Once you have started the Paleo diet, you will want to become familiar with the foods that you can eat, and the ones you should avoid. This is particularly important when you begin creating Paleo diet meal plans. It is also very important when shopping for foods to bake or cook specific Paleo dishes. There are of course a few differences of opinion on this subject but all in all the lists are pretty much the same.

It is very helpful to have a comprehensive list such as the one included with Paleohacks Cookbook. However, the following is a short very basic Paleo diet food list. It is also important to know the quality of your foods, when to buy them etc. This detailed information can be found in the Paleochacks Paleo diet ebook  package.


  • Beef,pork  sirloin, bison, venison, wild game, tenderloin, flank, and strip steaks are good choices. Dont forget the bacon.
  • Poultry
  • ‘This includes sausages of various types. Be careful of quality, look for grass fed meats.

Fish & Seafood

  • Salmon, tuna and other fatty fish are the best choices due to their high Omega-3 fatty acid content. However, cod,scallops,  perch, tilapia, mahi, shrimp, etc. are good choices also


Spinach, greens,onions, broccoli, zucchini,mushrooms, cauliflower, asparagus, brussels sprouts, cabbage,  garlic, fresh herbs, sweet potatoes , eggplant, bell peppers, avocado. The only caution here is nightshades and legumes.


Berries, mango, watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches, grapefruit, oranges, plums, apples, bananas


Omega-3 fortified eggs from free-range chickens is a great choice!

This is only a very small Paleo Diet food list. Even people that have been on the diet for a couple of months still come up with a question now and then. Aside from essential foods there is also the matter of foods such as chocolate and alcholic beverages. These last two are not Paleo in the strict sense, but may Paleo people do use these as well as coffee and other bad habits. There is also the matter of spices and condiments. You will want to put something on the hamburger.

The good news is that Paleo Diet can be very flexible. Many people cheat on occasion and it has been observed that even following the Paleo diet most of the way, is enough to get great results. You can get a very detailed Paleo diet food list with Paleohacks Cookbook.

Here is a little more detailed list


  • Apple
  • Blackberries
  • Papaya
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Mango
    • Grapes
  • Lychee
  • Blueberries
  • Lemon
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon
  • Pineapple Guava
  • Lime
  • Raspberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Tangerine
  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Figs


  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Celery
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Cabbage
  • Peppers (All Kinds)
  • Cauliflower
  • Parsley
  • Eggplant
  • Green Onions
  • Butternut Squash*
  • Acorn Squash
  • Yam
  • Sweet Potato
  • Beets


  • Poultry
  • Turkey
  • Chicken Breast
  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Pork Chops
  • Steak
  • Veal
  • Bacon
  • Pork
  • Ground Beef
  • Grass Fed Beef
  • Chicken Thigh
  • Chicken Leg
  • Chicken Wings (yum!)
  • Lamb rack
  • Shrimp
  • Lobster
  • Clams
  • Salmon
  • Venison Steaks
  • Buffalo
  • New York Steak
  • Bison
  • Bison Steaks
  • Bison Jerky
  • Bison Ribeye
  • Bison Sirloin
  • Lamb Chops
  • Rabbit
  • Goat
  • Elk
  • Emu
  • Goose
  • Bear
  • Beef Jerky
  • Eggs (duck, chicken etc.)
  • Wild Boar
  • Reindeer
  • Turtle
  • Ostrich
  • Pheasant
  • Quail
  • Lean Veal
  • Chuck Steak
  • Rattlesnake

 Fish and Shellfish

  • Bass
  • Salmon
  • Halibut
  • Mackerel
  • Sardines
  • Tuna
  • Red Snapper
  • Shark
  • Sunfish
  • Swordfish
  • Tilapia
  • Trout
  • Walleye
  • Crab
  • Crawfish
    • Crayfish
    • Shrimp
    • Clams
    • Lobster
    • Scallops
    • Oysters


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

Cooking Oils and Fats

  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Macadamia Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Grass fed Butter


As you can see, there is no lack of foods on the Paleo diet. There are many choices and the ingredients for delicious meals including beef dishes, steaks, lobster and more. As you become familar with the preparation, you will soon be cooking muffins and cakes using paleo flours, as well as other substitutes. As mentioned earlier, with your purchase of Paleohacks cookbook, you will recieve a detailed food list and grocery lists to make your shopping easier.

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