Paleo Must-Haves

To ensure success, it is so important for you to have a stocked, paleo-friendly kitchen and cupboard.

Below are some of the essentials that I MUST have in my kitchen. You can almost certainly come up with a simple paleo meal with any 2-3 ingredients.

  • Canned coconut milk (I like to keep one can in the fridge in case I only want to use the cream)
  • A whole chicken in the freezer (great for crock pot)
  • Chicken breasts and chicken tenderloins in the freezer
  • Ground beef, frozen (separated into baggies, about .5-.75 lbs in each bag)
  • Frozen broccoli (I’m not much of a frozen vegetable person. I prefer fresh, but I find that frozen broccoli doesn’t bother me as much as other frozen vegetables. It’s always good to just have some frozen veggies on hand)
  • Eggs
  • Raw Almonds
  • Strawberries and blueberries
  • Some go-to veggies: Carrots, cauliflower, bell pepper, onion, butter lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini, garlic
  • Tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste
  • Real, unprocessed deli meat from the deli counter (not the chopped, processed and pressed variety)
  • Almond butter
  • A plethora of herbs and spices (go to the bulk section of the grocery store and create your own mixes)
  • Fats: unsalted butter, coconut oil, olive oil (try http://www.kretareserve.com/)

Some suggestions for quick paleo-friendly meals:

  • For lunches:
  •  Leftovers!! I used to hate leftovers, but now I’ve come to love them. Cook one meal, get multiple meals out of it. As a bonus, some meals even taste better on day 2.
  • Salads
  • Hard-boiled eggs with strawberries and almonds
  • If you’re in a pinch, pack your veggies and fats. You can find better-for-you options for protein more easily than for sides =)

Check my post https://aliwentpaleo.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/paleo-to-go/ for more paleo-to go ideas!

2 thoughts on “Paleo Must-Haves”

  1. Thanks for the list. It sounds spot on for the diet I am doing – Fast Metabolism Diet, similar to paleo. 🙂

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