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 Manitoba Harvest brand, Amazing Grass brand
  • Organic eggs
  • Wild fish (eat small fish such as sardines to avoid mercury in larger fish like swordfish and tuna)
  • 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 such as basil, oregano, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, etc.
  • Healthy oils such as extra-virgin olive oil, avocado oil, walnut oil, macadamia oil, coconut oil
  • Unsalted raw nuts such as almonds, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, pecans and walnuts (no peanuts)
  • Unsalted raw seeds such as pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, chia, flaxseeds, hemp seeds
  • Nut and seed butters such as almond butter, walnut butter and sunflower seed butter
  • Salt-free spices such as cinnamon
  • Grass-fed bison
  • Grass-fed lamb
  • Organic bone broth such as Pacific Foods
  • Organic simply stock such as Pacific Foods
  • Organic vegetable broth such as Pacific Foods
  • Organic chicken broth such as Pacific Foods
  • Organic turkey
  • Organic chicken
  • Other lean organic meats
  • Stevia
  • Organic herbal teas such as Traditional Medicinals

Foods to Avoid

  • Dairy (milk, yogurt, ice cream, butter, cheese, etc.)
  • Grains (rice, oats, millet, rye, barley, 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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