Stock Up on the Basics

Health and Fit Tip

You can save money and eliminate excuses by making sure you always have the basics on hand, so stock up – especially when they go on sale! Here’s a list of Paleo (Primal) suggested items from POPSUGAR:

Fresh, Seasonal Produce

  • Spinach and kale (it’s all about those leafy greens!)
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Cauliflower and broccoli
  • Purple and green cabbage
  • Bell peppers
  • Avocados
  • Mushrooms

Animals

  • Fully pastured chicken and eggs
  • Grass-fed beef
  • Fully pastured pork
  • Wild-caught seafood

Healthy Fats (for Cooking)

  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Ghee (Ghee is clarified butter, prepared by boiling butter and removing the milk solids). You should be able to find it at your local health food store, but if not, you can make your own ghee at home.

Seasonings

  • Chicken, beef, and/or vegetable broth
  • Gluten-free Dijon-style mustard
  • Coconut aminos (in place of soy sauce)
  • Coconut milk
  • Your favorite natural dried herbs and spices!
  • Almond and coconut flours (essential for baking and any “breading” technique)
  • Raw honey and maple syrup (for occasional use)

Snacks (operative word…snack)

  • Lärabars (I’ll also include KIND Bars and Quest Bars)
  • Krave Jerky
  • Dried fruit
  • Raw almonds and cashews (While legumes like peanuts are strictly prohibited, raw nuts and seeds are welcome in moderation)
  • Raw almond butter