Paleo Grocery List For Beginners

Paleo Grocery List For Beginners

Paleo Grocery List For Beginners To Make Shopping For Healthy Food Easier

This Paleo grocery list for beginners will help you shop for foods that you know could benefit you and help you avoid those that will harm you.

If you’re ever in doubt as to whether you should include a product in your Paleo shopping list just ask yourself whether a caveman would’ve eaten it and if the answer’s no, then don’t.

Another tell tale sign that an item shouldn’t go on your Paleo grocery list is anything that contains gluten, preservatives, sugar, vegetable oil and so on.

The thing with the Paleo diet is that whilst it offers many health & weight loss benefits, these benefits only kick in if you stick to eating Paleo approved foods.

By eating anything not on the Paleo grocery list you’ll be going backwards when it comes to improving your health and getting into shape.


Paleo Grocery List Includes Protein In the Form Of Meat & Chicken

Paleo Grocery List Includes Protein In the Form Of Meat, Chicken, Eggs etc.

  • Eggs (free range) – Chicken, goose & duck eggs
  • Chicken, Turkey, Duck (free range)
  • Fish such as salmon, halibut, hake, shrimp
  • Pork loin
  • Steak (grass fed)
  • Bison
  • Venison
  • Lamb
  • Rabbit
  • Bacon
  • Ground beef
  • Ground pork
  • Sausages

Tip: For cheaper prices, farmers’ markets are a good place to shop for organic fruit & veggies as well as free range chicken, eggs & grass fed beef

Fresh Produce


Fresh Produce Paleo Grocery List

Fresh Produce Should Form a Major Part Of Your Paleo Grocery List

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagas
  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Beets
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage (red or green)
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumbers
  • Chives
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Eggplant (aubergine or brinjal)
  • Fennel
  • Green beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Leafy greens like spinach and kale
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Peppers (red peppers & green peppers)
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet potato

Berries & Fruit

Berries On Paleo Grocery List

Berries Should Go On Your Paleo Grocery List

  • Citrus (lime & lemons – oranges are fine if you’re not worried about their high sugar content)
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Melons
  • Plums
  • Tangerines
  • Cranberries
  • Rasberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries

For the Pantry

  • Green tea
  • Coffee beans
  • Coconut syrup or coconut sugar
  • Raw cacao powder
  • Vegetable, chicken & beef stock
  • Vanilla extract
  • Beef jerky
  • Tinned sardines & tuna (be careful of the mercury content in tuna)
  • Gherkins
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar and/or white wine vinegar
  • Sesame oil
  • Organic Ghee
  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Coconut milk
  • Dijon mustard
  • Almond flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned artichokes
  • Coconut water
  • Applesauce (unsweetened)
  • Raw honey
  • Olives
  • Almond butter
  • Marinara sauce

Note: If you can’t afford or can’t source the organic, free range versions of the items on this Paleo grocery list, it’s still far healthier to just get the non-organic versions than eating pasta, bread and other processed foods

Frozen Foods

Frozen Food Is On the Paleo Shopping List

Frozen Food Is On the Paleo Shopping List

  • Minced or ground beef (grass fed)
  • Bacon
  • Lamb chops, shanks or cutlets
  • Sausages (grass fed)
  • Salmon fillets
  • Prawns
  • Halloumi cheese
  • Pepper strips
  • Mixed vegetables (organic)
  • Frozen berries & fruit
  • Chicken breasts, wings & thighs (free range)
  • Green peas
  • Greek, full-fat yogurt or coconut yogurt

Fats & Oils

  • Coconut oil
  • Virgin olive oil, extra olive oil
  • Macadamia oil
  • Ghee
  • Butter (organic)
  • Lard
  • Avocado

Nuts & Seeds

Nuts & Seeds Form a Big Part Of the Paleo Grocery List

Nuts & Seeds Form a Big Part Of the Paleo Grocery List

  • Almonds
  • Brazil nuts
  • Cashews
  • Chia seeds
  • Chestnuts
  • Flax seeds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pecan nuts
  • Pine nuts
  • Macadamia
  • Pistachios
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Walnuts
Spices & Herbs Paleo Shopping List

Spices & Herbs On the Paleo Shopping List

Spices & Herbs

  • Basil
  • Cumin
  • Garlic Powder
  • Turmeric
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Thyme
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • Cinnamon
  • Cumin
  • Chilli powder & flakes
  • Bay leaves
  • Black pepper and/or cayenne pepper
  • Ground coriander seed
  • Mustard seeds
  • Tumeric
  • Paprika
  • Cajun seasoning

Breakfast Cereals

  • No
  • No
  • No

Pastries & Cakes

  • Nothing from here


  • No beer unless it is gluten free & grain free
  • Red wine in moderation as it is has some beneficial properties in that it’s a source of antioxidants like resveratrol which is a part of a group of compounds called polyphenols which act like antioxidants, protecting the body against damage.


  • Only choose chocolate that consists of more than 70% cocoa & that which is gluten free – this type of dark chocolate is a good source of iron & magnesium.

It should be noted that the above grocery list is not exhaustive and is meant to be used as a guide.

Putting All These Foods Together…

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