What is in a Paleo Pantry?

So when you are ready to begin you journey to a healthier and happier you, you will need to get rid of all processed foods, grain, sugar and dairy (Unless you are choosing LCHF).

One of the first things I hear apart from “What do I eat for breakfast, lunch and snacks?” is “Where do I start?”

Answer: In your pantry

 

Here is a list of your basic staples that you will use regularly.

Note: When I can afford to, I buy them in bulk when they are on offer, so I always have some in reserve. We keep an Ikea shelving unit inside the doorway of the garage for extra storage, as our kitchen is very modest and my pantry is too.

I will add the same list below without the notes ready for you to print at the end.

I have also added a list for essentials for baking and other essential items that aren’t necessary to start your journey as it could become initially pricey, however the ‘other’ items could be bought one at a time in the weeks to come, especially when you begin to get a bit more adventurous with your cooking.

 

Oils & Fats

Organic Coconut Oil – refined
(Use this is when you are cooking eggs and savoury dishes that you don’t want to taste like coconut)
Organic Coconut Oil – unrefined
(Use this oil for all things coco nutty. Great for sweeter dishes, curries or healthy desserts.)
Organic Macadamia Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
(Remember never heat olive oil above 200 degrees)

 

Nuts

Macadamias
Almonds
Cashews

(Click here to learn how to activate your nuts)

 

Seeds

Sesame Seeds
Sunflower Seeds
Chia Seeds
Pepitas
Flax seeds (Linseeds)

 

Other Pantry Staples

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

 

Herb & Spices – Again, don’t read this list and think you need all of these straight away. I choose a week’s menu plan and worked out what I needed for those recipes that week and built up my spice and herb drawers that way.

(I still use fresh herbs where I can, or My Do-Terra Oils)

Chilli
Cinnamon
Coriander
Cumin
Paprika
Sumac
Turmeric
Ginger Powder
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Peppercorns
Himalayan/Rock Salt

 

Fridge

Almond Milk/Cashew Milk/Coconut Milk – (Click here to make it)
Organic (& sugar free if you can) Bacon
Organic Eggs
Grass-fed Organic Butter (optional-LCHF)
Fish Sauce

 

VegetablesSo the rule of thumb is non-starchy Organic vegetables

Avocado
Beetroot
Broccoli
Broccolini
Brussels
Cabbage
Capsicum (Pepper)
Cucumber
Celery
Chinese Vegetables
Daikon (White Radish)
Eggplant (Aubergine)
Garlic
Ginger
Kale
Leafy greens
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Onions
Pumpkin
Radish
Tomatoes
Spinach
Silver beet
Watercress
Zucchini
Sweet Potatoes These are great, but not every day if you are trying to lose weight.

Read why here…

 

Fruit

Apples
Bananas
Blackberries*
Blueberries*
Cherries
Coconuts – Young**
Kiwi Fruit
Lemons
Limes
Oranges
Peaches
Plums
Strawberries*

 

* Berries are the lowest in fructose (sugar) so when choosing fruit choose berries as your go to fruit and other fruit as occasional treats. I like to think of them as Mother Nature’s lolly/sweetie selection.

** Young coconuts are best as they have juicy flesh which you can scoop out and make into coconut milk and cream.

 

Meat and Fish

Always buy organic meat whenever you can that is grass-fed and wild, sustainable fish. Again this doesn’t have to be expensive. If you live in Australia, even Coles and Woolworth’s sell wild caught mackerel and sardines and line caught tuna in the tinned section. Great to have at any time of the day, for a snack, on its own, or as part of a main meal.

 Grass-fed Beef
Organic Chicken
Liver or other Offal
Line Caught, Organic Fish
Prawns
Free Range Pork

 

Other/Baking

Organic Almond Flour/Meal
Avocado Oil
Organic Cacao Powder
Organic Coco Butter
Organic Coconut Flour
Coconut Sugar
Dates
Organic Honey
Pecans
Organic Vanilla Beans/Paste
Maple Syrup
Organic Shredded Coconut
Organic Desiccated Coconut (or you can buy shredded and blitz in the blender if you need desiccated)
Walnuts

 

Other

Lemongrass
Tahini
Organic Tinned Tomatoes
Organic Passata

 

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