Paleo 5 Day Action Plan – Day 4

Day Four: Create Your Grocery List

Another way to set yourself up for success when it comes to this way of eating is by creating a grocery list full of foods that will become new staples in your diet. And when you go shopping, actually stick to your list!

Here is a list of important Paleo friendly foods that should be put on your grocery list. Keep in mind this isn’t an exhaustive list. In fact, this is just a handful of food suggestions for each category. It’s meant to give you an idea of things to purchase so you’re not left wondering what to shop for.

Vegetables  

Asparagus
Celery
Kale
Beets
Tomatoes
Eggplant
Cauliflower
Broccoli
Carrots
Spinach
Cucumber
Bell peppers – yellow, red, green, orange
Avocado
Sweet potatoes
Yams
Green beans – there is some controversy around whether or not green beans are Paleo friendly. Technically they’re a legume & those aren’t allowed, but many people say they eat them while doing this WOE. Use your own judgment here.

Fruits
(keep in mind, you don’t want to eat a ton of fruit because of its sugar content but a couple servings a day is ok.)

Strawberries
Raspberries
Bananas
Grapes
Oranges
Cantaloupe
Watermelon

Nuts and seeds

Almonds (raw)
Cashews (raw)

Meats

Venison
Pork
Chicken
Beef (should be grass-fed if possible)
Steak
Turkey
Pork chops
Lamb rack
Bison
All lean meats are acceptable

Fish

Cod
Tuna
Halibut
Tilapia
Sardines
Mackerel
Mahi
Perch
Shrimp

Dairy

Organic eggs (free-range)
Butter

Oils

Sesame seed oil
Olive oil (extra virgin)
Walnut oil
Almond oil

Flavors & Spices

Vanilla
Honey (raw)
Stevia extract
Cinnamon
Thyme
Cilantro
Garlic
Onion powder
Chili powder
Salt (sea salt)
Pepper (ground black pepper)
Cayenne pepper

Miscellaneous

Dark chocolate
Trust me on this one, make sure you have some readily available. It’ll help curb chocolate cravings. Also make sure when shopping for some that you purchase something with 70% or more cacao.

Most of these foods are easy enough that you can grab them as a quick snack or use in a simple meal.

This list gives you a great starting point for creating your shopping list. But there are five more food items that are so important they most definitely should make it onto your grocery list! They’re known as super foods (and of course they’re Paleo friendly). Here they are:

Blueberries
Coconut Oil
Salmon
Parsley
Artichoke

These super foods are not only full of vitamins and minerals, but they’re great antioxidant sources. Eating these on a regular basis will boost your immune system and help keep you healthy.

One last thing, when shopping you should always purchase organic if at all possible! Supermarkets will cost more when purchasing these types of items so I recommend checking any local farmers’ markets in your area – they usually have a better selection and are healthier options (don’t have all the chemicals) than what’s found on the shelves of supermarkets.

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