How to Start a Grain-Free Paleo Lifestyle

Here is a List of What To Eat and What To Avoid When Following A Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Paleo Diet Lifestyle

Foods You Can Enjoy

  • Organic Protein Powders such as ‘Vega’ brand
  • Organic Eggs
  • Fish
  • Vegetables such as Broccoli, Carrots, Onion, Spinach, Cucumbers, Celery, Cauliflower, Scallions, Mushrooms and Bell Peppers (No Beans, Corn or Potatoes)
  • Fruits such as Apples, Avocados, Bananas, Cantaloupe, Grapes, Lemons, Oranges, Tomatoes, Strawberries and Grapefruit
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Healthy Oils such as Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Walnut Oil, Macadamia Oil, Coconut Oil
  • Unsalted Nuts such as Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Hazelnuts, Pecans and Walnuts (No Peanuts)
  • Unsalted Seeds
  • Salt-Free Spices
  • Grass-Fed Beef
  • Organic Turkey
  • Organic Chicken
  • Other Lean Organic Meats
  • Stevia
  • Herbal Teas

Foods to Avoid

  • Dairy (Milk, yogurt, ice cream, butter, cheese, etc.)
  • Grains (rice, oats, millet, corn, barley, rye, sorghum)
  • Grain-like Seeds (quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth)
  • Legumes
  • Beans
  • Potatoes
  • Fatty Meats
  • High-Salt Processed Foods such as Smoked Fish, Deli Meats
  • Soda
  • Fruit Juice
  • Candy
  • Honey
  • Sugar
  • Ketchup
  • Olives
  • Pickled Foods
  • Salad Dressings and Packaged Condiments
  • Miso
  • Maple Sugar
  • Date Sugar
  • Foods Containing Vinegar
  • Foods Containing Preservatives
  • Foods Containing Artificial Colors or Flavorings
  • Corn Syrup
  • Popsicles
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soybeans
  • Peanuts
  • Peas

It is essential to work with a nutritionist and an Integrative M.D. because I am sharing general information that is not intended to be medical advice. This information is only given for informational purposes.

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Marina October 28, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Hi Amie
Can you recommend an informative book on paleo with simple easy recipes to follow? Are all recipes on the Heathy Apple also paleo?


Amie October 29, 2013 at 8:12 am

Yes Marina. The new cookbook ‘Against All Grain’ just came out and it’s wonderful!


Teresa March 8, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Hi Amie,
I just recently had a whole bunch of allergy testing done and found out I am to omit all dairy, flours. refined sugar wheat flour, white flour ,etc:
My question to u is I know that now I have to be on a gluten free diet where would or what would u suggest I start buying to help myself be on a road to a healthier better me. I am also looking for a 7 day menu planner do you have any suggestions to where I could go?


Amie March 10, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Thanks Teresa; my meal plan will be available soon!


Celine March 28, 2014 at 9:20 am

Hi Amie,
I just discovered your blog while researching information on leaky gut and am very glad I did :)
I know you’re not a doctor but do you know the following:
I tested positive for some food intolerances that included casein, eggs, wheat, corn…and some grains, but not all (negative for quinoa and millet, for example).
I have Hashimto’s. I am wondering if that means I must stay off the grains that came out positive and can eat those that came back negative, or should I drop all grains altogether if I have a leaky gut?

Thank you for your help :)
Looking forward to reading your next post,


Amie April 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Thanks Celine; happy to work with you as a client. Have a great night!!!


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