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A Detailed Paleo Plant-Based Food List: What to Eat and Avoid

by Krystal Crawford February 13, 2019

A Detailed Paleo Plant-Based Food List: What to Eat and Avoid

Are you a beginner on the Paleo plant-based diet but don’t have any idea what foods you should eat or stay clear from? Here’s a detailed shopping list to help motivate you to try all the different Paleo plant-based friendly foods so you can enjoy the many benefits this diet has to offer.

Foods to Eat  

Fruit

  • Apples, all kinds
  • Apricots
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Coconut
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes, all kinds
  • Kiwifruit
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mangoes
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Pomegranate
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Tangerines
  • Watermelon

Vegetables

  • Artichokes, all kinds
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Beets
  • Bell peppers
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Broccolini
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collard greens
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion greens
  • Eggplant
  • Endive
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuces, all kinds
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions, all kinds
  • Parsnips
  • Radicchio
  • Radish
  • Rhubarb
  • Sea vegetables, all kinds
  • Snow peas
  • Spinach
  • Squash, all kinds
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Sweet peas
  • Sweet peppers
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Zucchini

Condiments

*Check to make sure condiments are free from preservatives, additives, and chemicals.
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Cacao (raw nibs or powder)
  • Coconut aminos
  • Dried fruit
  • Date puree
  • Low sugar tomato paste and sauce
  • Gherkins
  • Capers
  • Mustard
  • Salsa
  • Pesto

Nuts and Seeds

  • Almonds
  • Brazil nuts
  • Cashews
  • Chestnuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Coconut
  • Flaxseeds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamia nut
  • Nut butter and milk
  • Pecans
  • Pine nuts
  • Pistachios
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Walnuts

Healthy Fats and Oils

  • Avocado oil
  • Coconut oil, milk, and cream
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Hempseed oil
  • Macadamia oil
  • Walnut oil

Herbs and spices

Enjoy a large variety of fresh and organic herbs and spices. Use high-quality sea salt or Celtic salt for optimal minerals.

Baking Flours

  • Almond flour
  • Arrowroot powder
  • Cassava flour
  • Chestnut flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Hazelnut flour
  • Nut meals
  • Sweet potato flour
  • Tapioca starch

Beverages

  • Black tea (moderation)
  • Coconut water
  • Herbal tea
  • Green tea
  • Matcha
  • Seltzer water
  • Sparkling water (free from artificial ingredients)
  • Water (filtered or spring)
  • White tea (moderation)

 

Foods to Avoid

Legumes

Legumes are not allowed on a Paleo diet because of the high lectin and phytic acid content. However, legumes are permitted on a plant-based diet which means incorporating these foods are of personal preference.
Grains

Wheat and all gluten-containing products are not allowed on a Paleo diet. However, brown rice and pseudo-grains like quinoa are permitted on a plant-based diet. The choice to incorporate these foods is of personal preference.

Refined Carbohydrates and Sugars

  • Artificial sugars
  • Fruit juices
  • Bread
  • Pasta
  • White sugar
  • High fructose corn syrup
      Processed Fats and Oils
      • Canola oil
      • Margarine
      • Sunflower oils
      • Soybean oil
      • Vegetable oil

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