Paleo food and shopping list NZ

A paleo shopping list is built around a few simple essentials:

  • Grass fed meats.
  • Plenty of fresh seasonal products.
  • Paleo breads (ie grain free).
  • Healthy snacks: There is plenty of choice and very tasty.
  • Healthy salty snacks: Typically kale or coconut chips instead of potato chips for instance and paleo biltong or jerky.
  • Paleo cereals and non-industrial spread/jams for the morning (if you ever check this particular aisle in a standard supermarket, you will see how much sugar is added to these types of products.
  • Baking products: They will add taste and healthy options to your baking (cacao nibs, apple syrup, coconut flour, etc). There are some awesome paleo baking recipes on our website for you to choose from.
  • Healthy oils: For cooking typically use virgin coconut oil - this heats amazingly. For your salads, try extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil or macadamia oil.
  • Dairy milk alternatives: Almond milk, macadamia milk - do read nutrition labels as there can be a lot of additives and sub-standard products if industrial companies move in and try to bring the prices down by all means.
  • Good drinks: Coconut water is very refreshing.
  • Herbs, spices and condiments for tastier meals - a paleo mustard (no added sugar, wheat or preservatives), coco aminos works as a perfect substitute to soy sauce, and paleo vinaigrette (added no sugar, wheat or preservatives).

paleo shopping list

Once you start using paleo products you will realise that:

  • These are great natural, wholesome alternatives.
  • They work as well if not better than what you may have been using.
  • They may be a bit more expensive - but they are definitely not loaded with nasties.
  • Refined sugar is added to most of our standard supermarket products these days, especially in hidden forms like High Fructose Corn Sugar - a true product of modern chemistry that our body finds very hard to metabolise.

Just one example: a standard supermarket tomato sauce can be full of sugar (as much as 24%), along with preservatives, colourants and texture additives. There can actually be more sugar in some common supermarket tomato sauce brands than actual tomato to the point where some countries have banned them from being named tomato sauce.

Paleo food equals a healthy lifestyle. Happy shopping!

The following Paleo food shopping list includes standard paleo alternatives to processed, industrialised food products. 

Condiments and Baking:

Coconut flour

Almond meal/flour

Coconut Balsamic vinegar

Coconut Liquid aminos

Agave Sweetener

Apple Syrup

Apple Cider vinegar

Balsamic vinegar

Chicken & Beef stock

Honey (Raw)

Tomato paste

Ground black pepper

Sea salt

Herbs and Spices

Gourmet Spice Kits

French mustard

Bush honey mustard

Dukkah Spice mix

Macadamia oil

Extra Virgin olive oil

Coconut oil

Paleo Breakfast cereals

Vinaigrettes

Tomato & BBQ sauce

Paleo Jams

Paleo Spreads

Alternative Milks

Coconut sugar

Cacao nibs


Fruits and veggies:

Dark leafy greens

Spinach

Brussel sprouts

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Carrots

Squash

Mushrooms

Blueberries

Raspberries

Blackberries

Strawberries

Bananas

Oranges

Grapefruit

Apples

Asparagus

Avocados

Onions

Sweet potatoes

Kiwi fruit

 

Meats:

Need to be grass-fed and nitrate free. Fish needs to be wild, not farmed

Chicken

Beef

Lamb

Venison

Trout

Salmon

 

Other, including healthy paleo snacks:

Beverages

Eggs

Biltong/jerky

Protein Powders

Nuts and seeds

Dried fruit

Health Bars

Crackers

Snack bars

Cookies

Chips

Chocolate