34 Paleo Pantry Essentials

From Paleo Guru Cassy Joy

Stocking your pantry for 4 weeks of Paleo is relatively straightforward! I recommend swapping inflammatory foods for healing ones so that you’re surrounded by ingredients that can help promote healthy choices. Remember that it’s important that you choose the foods you enjoy most so that you’re more likely to lean on healthy, home cooked meals whenever possible.

Perishables:

  • Citrus fruits: oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, etc.
  • Tomatoes and tomatillos
  • Plantains
  • Sweet potatoes
  • White potatoes: russet, red-skinned, Yukon Gold, etc.
  • Squash: acorn, butternut, spaghetti, etc.
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Dates
  • Raw nuts (will keep longer if stored in the refrigerator or freezer): almonds, cashews, pecans, etc.
  • Raw seeds (will keep longer if stored in the refrigerator or freezer): chia, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, etc.
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut

Fats, sauces, and other ingredients:

  • Coconut oil
  • Pure extra-virgin olive oil
  • Ghee
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Frank’s RedHot Sauce
  • Curry paste (Thai Kitchen is my preferred brand)
  • Coconut aminos (Coconut Secret is my preferred brand)
  • Canned full-fat coconut milk (Native Forest is my preferred brand)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Unsweetened nut and seed butters: almond, cashew, sunflower, etc.
  • Organic spices: black pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, Italian blend, etc. (Primal Palate is my preferred brand)
  • Fine sea salt
  • Store-bought beef or chicken stock
  • Caffeine-free herbal teas (Traditional Medicinals is my preferred brand)

Convenience foods:

  • RxBar Protein Bars
  • Beet chips (make sure that the ingredients include only beets, palm oil or other healthy fat, and salt)
  • Chicharrones or pork skins (make sure that the ingredients include only pork skins and salt)
  • Plantain chips (make sure that the ingredients include only plantains, palm oil or other healthy fat, and salt)
  • Grass-fed, pasture-raised gelatin
  • Grass-fed, pasture-raised collagen peptides
  • Grass-fed, pasture-raised whey protein powder

 For more from Cassy Joy see her 5 paleo diet principles, or see 10 Paleo friendly restaurants here.