Paleo Food Staples

Switching my pantry and fridge out from processed foods to paleo-friendly foods was a daunting task. I searched online for a “grocery list” of staples but came up short. What I did was find recipes I wanted to try and gathered my own list. While it was useful, I would have greatly appreciated a list of items that would be frequently purchased so I could have it on hand. After 2-ish months of eating Paleo, I have compiled a pretty accurate list of what I buy and keep on hand on a regular basis. It may look like a long list, but most of it is fresh food that you will be buying fairly frequently. There aren’t a ton of shelf-stable staple items. And soon, you’ll get the hang of what your family consumes most and what you’ll need to stock on a regular basis.

I’ve also included a small list of non-food items that we go through on a pretty regular basis. Parchment paper is my best friend, seriously. As much as I roast veggies and bake bacon (way better than frying it), I hate washing the baking pans. So I always line them with parchment (or sometimes foil) and then I can just throw away the mess. Keep parchment stocked, you won’t regret it. The Ball Canning Jars are for storing leftovers or homemade condiments, sauces, and stuff. I prefer glass over plastic, though I still use my trusty tupperware as well.


  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Beets
  • Bell Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Spinach
  • Spring Mix Greens
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Yellow Onions
  • Zucchini



  • Basil
  • Black Pepper
  • Chile Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Cumin
  • Dry Mustard
  • Garlic Powder
  • Ginger
  • Onion Powder
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Parsely
  • Sea Salt
  • Vanilla


  • Chicken
  • Coconut Milk (full-fat, unsweetened)
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Tomato Paste
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Tuna


  • Bacon
  • Chicken Thighs/Breasts
  • Ground Beef
  • Ground Bison
  • Ground Pork
  • Lunch Meat (no added junk)


  • Almond Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • Eggs
  • Eggs
  • Eggs
  • Did I mention Eggs?


  • Mahi Mahi
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • Tilapia


  • Frozen Berries
  • Frozen Fruit (that is not in season)
  • Frozen Spinach
  • Frozen Veggies (that are not in season)


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