Going Paleo in a few days, What should my grocery list be?

Answered on February 26, 2014
Created February 26, 2014 at 5:26 AM

So I joined a crossfit gym and I love it. It is my new obsession and I try to make it five days a week. I have been going for a month now and although I am seeing results I know that it would be so much healthier for me to change my diet and go paleo. It isn't a popular thing at my box, which is rare for crossfitters but they are all getting on the zone diet and I don't have the time to measure out every meal and be on a timed schedule, my life is a little more last minute than that. I plan on going grocery shopping on the 28th to be ready to start on the first. What are some good staples to get? I plan on getting eggs for sure and apples and basic things that first come to mind but what has been your favorite? Any advoce?



on February 26, 2014
at 06:34 PM

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You can also read this one because egg whites are basically egg white protein powders + water:




on February 26, 2014
at 03:42 PM

Why eggs for yolks only? Do you not eat the whole thing?

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on February 26, 2014
at 09:56 PM

-organic grassfed ground beef

-organic grassfed steaks/roasts (if budget is an issue for you, look for cheaper cuts and items that are on clearance sale

-grassfed lamb (either ground or in chops)

-pastured bacon/humanely raised turkey bacon

-pastured pork chops/roasts (if you eat pork)

-a whole pastured chicken/turkey (I suggest whole because they're cheaper per pound, you can roast it on the weekend and be eating it all week, and you can save the bones and skin for stock)

-dozen pastured eggs

- grassfed soup bones (and maybe an oxtail to go with it)

- container of pastured lard or grassfed tallow or pastured lard or rendered duck fat (make sure lard/tallow are grassfed/ pastured because they both contain more omega 3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid [powerful antioxidant], and the former contains more vitamin D)

-grassfed butter/ghee

- jar of coconut oil

- fresh veggies of preference/availability








-collard greens




-fresh ginger root

-favorite herbs of choice




-fresh fruits of preference/availability (apples, bananas, pears, cranberries, assorted berries, papayas, grapes)

-sweet potatoes

-shredded coconut

-can coconut milk/cream (make sure can is BPA free)

-raw or dry roasted almonds

-jar almond butter

-macadamia nuts



-chia seeds

-organic raw cacao powder/nibs/unsweetened chocolate

-maple syrup

-raw honey


-spices of preference

(if you're feeling adventurous:)

-goat meat

-ground wild game like elk/venison/antelope/wild boar/bison/kangaroo





-liver, heart, kidney, or tongue


on February 26, 2014
at 05:52 PM

Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, eggs, boneless chicken thighs, grass fed ground beef 85/15, steak rib eyes, wild caught salmon, spring mix, baby spinach, kale, sweet romaine, brussel sprouts, broccoli. Avocados, almond butter, coconut butter/manna, coconut flakes no sugar added, nuts macadamias, almonds, cashews etc, 85%+ dark chocolate, heavy cream or full fat cooconut milk, load up on TONS of spices,

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on February 26, 2014
at 05:47 PM

My advice is to splurge on some spices and spice mixes, regardless on whether or not you plan to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It can really liven up your food and bring variety to your meals. I love Penzeys and SpiceHound (you can buy from both online). Fresh herbs are also a good idea, they add so much more flavor than the dried stuff.


on February 26, 2014
at 04:26 PM

In order of greatest consumption: Olive oil, fish (sardines, tuna, herring, flounder, cod, salmon), eggs, broccoli, lemons, carrots, butter, pork, nuts, beef, 90% dark chocolate. This list sums up almost everything I eat.


on February 26, 2014
at 02:34 PM

I'd stick to some basics to get started.

Get some lamb, definitely eggs, I love fruits, for example: Apples, pineapple, berries (blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, cranberries), oranges, bananas, grapefruit, figs, mango, kiwi, coconut, lychee, pears, dates, peaches, apricots, nectarines, watermelon, cherries, plums, papaya, cantaloupe, lemons, limes, persimmon, pomegranates, grapes, passion fruit, tangerine, and honeydew melons.

These are all good to get.

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on February 26, 2014
at 11:16 AM

What about this:

Eggs(for yolks only), organ meats(poultry liver and lamb kidneys and pork brain), less toxic and more nutritious seafood, leafy vegetables, other crucifers that don't seem leafy such as purple onions

Small amounts of: purple carrots, purple sweet potatoes, pumpkin, red/yellow beets, cucumbers(rather cooked due to the glyconutrient binding protein)

Some fruits: Berries come first

Rock/himalayan salt

Coconut oil, olive oil, ghee

almonds, hemp seeds, flaxseeds




on February 26, 2014
at 03:42 PM

Why eggs for yolks only? Do you not eat the whole thing?

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on February 26, 2014
at 06:03 AM

Stick to the meat & produce aisles with a brief fling in the dairy section. If it is packaged you probably want to consider not buying it, except pre packed veggies/fruits at Trader Joes or similar. I always have eggs, beef, bacon, carrots, zucchini, onions, garlic, sardines, salmon, pork, chicken and a full array of spices, coconut milk, almonds, macadamia nuts. Potato starch & Tapioca.

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