The Paleo/ Primal shoppers list

jayde1148

Gold Member
S: 26st9.0lb C: 25st5.0lb G: 12st0.0lb Loss: 1st4lb(4.83%)
Hi all thought I would start this thread to get info to help me and other newbies put together a shopping list and get ideas on what brands/foods other people are eating.

Obviously fresh fruit and veggies are in the list, but what else do you seasoned paleo/primal eaters have in your shopping trolleys...,,,
 
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19JB87

Full Member
S: 21st2lb C: 19st7lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 41.5 Loss: 1st9lb(7.77%)
Excellent idea, Jayde!

May I also say how amazing your statistics are! Absolutely incredible! xxx
 

jayde1148

Gold Member
S: 26st9.0lb C: 25st5.0lb G: 12st0.0lb Loss: 1st4lb(4.83%)
Excellent idea, Jayde!

May I also say how amazing your statistics are! Absolutely incredible! xxx

Thanks hun, it's starting to feel like its going to take forever as its been a long journey!! But I'm really interested in Paleo/primal for he health benefits but need lots of ideas to help me as its very different to what I have been doing!!
 

jayde1148

Gold Member
S: 26st9.0lb C: 25st5.0lb G: 12st0.0lb Loss: 1st4lb(4.83%)
Great start to the list thanks! I like the idea of the tinned fish. I didn't realise the fat on the meat might be a problem? I'm not going to be that strict to start with. Can you use dried spices, frozen meat and veg? What about sausages?
 

jayde1148

Gold Member
S: 26st9.0lb C: 25st5.0lb G: 12st0.0lb Loss: 1st4lb(4.83%)
Great advice thanks. I've read a bit on that website but going to continue reading :) I think I am going for a more primal 80:20 at the moment but cutting out milk, grains and just eating natural.
 

19JB87

Full Member
S: 21st2lb C: 19st7lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 41.5 Loss: 1st9lb(7.77%)
Have a talk to your local butcher, too! We quizzed a couple near us and one of them has been amazing! He actually compares price wise to the supermarket, but I have noticed an amazing difference in the quality of the meat!

He does us some great mince & sausages, not to mention the sausage meat!
 

DeeCe

Silver Member
C: 11st11lb G: 9st7lb
I always bulk up on Black Farmer sausages when on offer! The shopping list for primal on Marks Daily Apple, I find it good for new vegetables to try :) I think I am a bit like Cavegirl, I'll often use gravy granules etc on the odd occasion as I don't eat processed food everyday! I love cooking with olive oil or coconut oil especially to add density to food! When I look up recipes I always find new food ideas!
 

Plumfoodie

Paleo maintenance rocks!
S: 200lb C: 137lb G: 150lb BMI: 20.8 Loss: 63lb(31.5%)
Guess I am the exception, because of my health not being great I do my best to avoid things like BPA in product packaging, soya (including in some GF sausages and soya lecithin in chocolate, boo), vegetable oils etc.. I am also pretty strict now about avoiding gluten even when 'cheating' as since I stopped eating it it makes me feel all flu-ey when I have some! The GF sausages I find annoying because I have to choose the 'least bad' option, if they don't have soya in them then they have 'GF crumbs' which are made out of rice and whatnot. Even our fab butcher makes theirs with oats - although maybe I should ask them if they could do me some special ones!

Before my list I should mention that I'm a bit of a storecupboard hoarder, I think if we needed to we could live for a few months on the contents of the cupboards/freezer with added fresh veggies! Think it harks back to cold Central Oregon winters when we could get snowed in for quite some time.

Mainstays in my kitchen are:

Coconut milk
(Almond milk - I used to buy this but was using so little that I didn't get through the whole litre before it went a bit funny)
Almond butter (bought or homemade)
Eggs, many many eggs
Meats - we buy ours already frozen/vacsealed in portions from a local butcher
Fishes/seafood - again, frozen
GF sausages/bacon (I roll rashers of bacon into little tubes and freeze them in a bag)
Tons of non-starchy veg and salad - I get through so much!
Frozen blueberries
Winter squash
Sweet potato
Tinned pumpkin
Tinned salmon/tuna/mackerel fillets
Tinned tomatoes (although I buy tetrapaks now because of the BPA in most tins)
Anchovies in olive oil (again you can roll up leftover fillets and freeze them)
Fruit/small amount of dried fruit - I try to keep this to 2 portions total on a non-exercise day
Nuts
Shredded and flaked coconut
Almond flour
Sweet potato starch (arrowroot also ok)
Coconut flour
Coconut oil (in which I cook almost everything)
Red palm oil (more of a savoury flavour)
Very good extra virgin olive oil (for salads)
Sesame oil
Wheat-free tamari (I know it has soy but the coconut aminos are really expensive in the UK)
Homemade mayo (just because I have to avoid the vegetable/seed oils)
Maple syrup
Honey
Dried herbs and spices
Either homemade chicken stock or sometimes frozen chicken carcasses if I wasn't able to make the stock immediately after cooking the chicken!
Fruit and herbal teas

And things I keep on hand that are more primal than paleo and that I try to eat in moderation:

Double cream (I freeze in 1 tbsp ice cube trays, to add to coffee or soup - if making a sauce I'll buy a fresh pot)
Butter
Ghee
Full fat greek yoghurt
Parmesan/full fat cheddar cheeses
Dark chocolate
Red wine

And things that I eat very occasionally that are not *strictly speaking* paleo but that don't disagree with me:

Sweet potato & buckwheat soba noodles (wheat-free)
Quinoa
Lentils
White basmati/wild rice blend
Frozen peas
Tapioca pearls
Knorr stock pots (these are GF, they're just a bit processed)
Decaff coffee
Mixed berry cider
Ice cream (oh the shame)

Not so much shopping, but 'treats' that I prepare ahead and freeze for those times when nothing else will do:

Paleo brownies
Paleo scones
Paleo bread
Paleo fruitcake
Dark chocolate bark with chopped nuts
 

jayde1148

Gold Member
S: 26st9.0lb C: 25st5.0lb G: 12st0.0lb Loss: 1st4lb(4.83%)
Wow great list thanks :)

I have just been shopping and bought some bits to make banana bread and some extra meat and veg :) today so far has been my first 100% day :)
 

Plumfoodie

Paleo maintenance rocks!
S: 200lb C: 137lb G: 150lb BMI: 20.8 Loss: 63lb(31.5%)
Wow great list thanks :)

I have just been shopping and bought some bits to make banana bread and some extra meat and veg :) today so far has been my first 100% day :)

Ooh have fun baking. Hope you've enjoyed today! :)
 

jayde1148

Gold Member
S: 26st9.0lb C: 25st5.0lb G: 12st0.0lb Loss: 1st4lb(4.83%)
Just put a banana bread in the oven :) I have enjoyed today but it's made me see how easy it is to rely on convenience and grains are in everything! I was going to buy some gluten free sausages but it had rice and other stuff in sobi though when the snow is better I will take a trip to a butchers it might be better. Or find those black farmers ones everyone talks aboutn
 

Deezer

Gold Member
S: 20st11lb C: 14st4lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 6st7lb(31.27%)
I would say find yourself a decent butcher...

Coconut oil/coconut milk, eggs, butter and nuts are my staple things other than my fruit and veggies obv!!!

I also get an organic veg box .... great value and i also rrt things i would normally have because its in my box!!X
 




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