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Paleo Diet Food List

During the Paleo Maintenance Phase, you will eat any allowable meat, seafood or poultry, as well as Paleo friendly vegetables, oils, and fats. The food list is much more agreeable to your body’s nutritional needs than the Peptide Maintenance Phase.

Paleo Maintenance Phase

This is the definitive paleo diet food list. In it, you’ll find a list of the paleo diet meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and oils that are allowed on the paleo diet. You can throw these into any delicious paleo recipe (or make up your own) and be 100% sure that you’re paleo diet compliant :). Let’s get started


Grass-fed meatsFish/seafood
Fresh fruitsFresh vegetables

Healthy oils (olive, walnut, flaxseed, macadamia, avocado, coconut)

Eggs (duck, chicken, or goose)

Paleo Diet Allowable Meat, Seafood and Poultry

This is a list of paleo diet meats allowed on the diet. Almost all meats are paleo by definition. Of course, you’ll want to stay away from highly processed meats and meats that are very high in fat (stuff like spam, hot dogs, and other low-quality meats), but if it used to moo, oink, or make some other sound, it’s almost certainly paleo (and that means you can still have bacon). Here’s the full list of paleo diet protein foods.

Turkey, Chicken breast, Pork tenderloinPork chopsSteak
Ground beefGrass-fed beefChicken thigh
Chicken legChicken wingsLamb rack
PheasantWild boarBeef jerky
OstrichVenison steaksBuffalo
New York steakBisonBison steaks
Bison jerkyBison ribeyeBison sirloin
Lamb chopsRabbitGoat

Fish and Seafood Items

Fish are definitely on the paleo diet and they’re chock full of good stuff like omega-3s as well. If it swims and has fins, it’s definitely paleo diet food list worthy. Have it!

SardinesTunaRed snapperShark

Paleo Diet Vegetables

Almost all vegetables are paleo, but you need to be careful here. Vegetables with high starch content such as potatoes and squash tend to have low nutritional value in comparison to the amount of starches/carbs/sugars they contain.

AsparagusAvocadoArtichoke heartsBrussels sprouts
ZucchiniCabbagePeppers (all kinds)Cauliflower
ParsleyEggplantGreen onionStarchy Vegetables

These vegetables are quite starchy, so eat them in moderation especially if you’re trying to lose weight.

Butternut squash*Acorn squash*Yam*
Sweet potato*Beets* 

Paleo Diet Oils/Fats

Contrary to popular belief, fat doesn’t make you fat; carbs do (and the Standard American Diet contains a ton of them!). Natural oils and fats are your body’s preferred sources of creating energy, so it’s best to give your body what it’s asking for. The following are some of the best types of paleo diet oils and fats that you can give your body if you’re in need of some additional energy.

Coconut oilOlive oil
Avocado oilGrass-fed butter

Paleo Diet Nuts
We love nuts and they are decidedly paleo diet friendly. Be careful though, as cashews are high in fat and, for some reason, it’s incredibly easy to eat an entire jar of them in one sitting (that’s not just us, is it?). If you’re trying to lose weight, limit the amount of nuts you’re consuming. Otherwise, have at it. I mean, you can’t beat a good almond/pecan/walnut mix, can you?

Pine nutsPumpkin seedsSunflower seedsMacadamia nuts

Please note: peanuts are NOT paleo as they’re not actually a nut. They’re a legume!

Paleo Diet Fruits

Fruits are not only delicious, but they’re also great for you. That said, fruits (even paleo-approved ones) contain large amounts of fructose which, while much better than HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup), is still sugar. If you’re looking to lose weight on the paleo diet, you’ll want to cut back on your fruit intake and focus more on the vegetables allowed on the paleo diet. However, feel free to have one or two servings of fruit a day. (We’ll admit, we’re partial to blackberries!)

WatermelonPineapple guavaLimeRaspberries

*While these starchy foods are great for energy replacement for paleo diet athletes who are spending long periods of time exercising and who need some of the starchier foods to sustain their energy levels, if you’re trying to lose weight on the paleo diet, you’ll want to limit the quantities of these that you’re eating.

Eat high-sugar fruits in moderation. They’re great for you, but it’s easy to overdo it. Remember, your caveman ancestors didn’t have access to Florida’s orange groves 24/7, so you probably shouldn’t try to eat a bushel of oranges in your next paleo diet meal.

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