Paleo Food List

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What food do I eat and not eat on the paleo diet?

Paleo Approved Foods    Download pdf list


Alligator, Bass, Beef, Bison, Caribou, Chicken, Clams, Cod, Crab, Crawfish, Eggs, Game hen, Goat, Grouper, Haddock, Halibut, Herring, Lobster, Mackerel, Marrow (beef, lamb, or goat), Mussels, Offal, Orange roughy, Ostrich, Oysters, Pheasant, Pork, Quail, Rabbit, Rattlesnake, Red snapper, Salmon, wild cut, Scallops, Scrod, Shrimp, Tilapia, Trout, Tuna, Turkey, Veal, Venison

**Be sure that all of your seafood is wild caught, not farmed.**


Artichoke, Arugula, Asparagus, Avocado, Beet greens, Bell peppers, Bitterleaf, Bok choy, Broccoli, Broccoli rabe, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Chicory, Chinese cabbage, Collard greens, Cucumber, Dandelion, Eggplant, Endive, Fennel, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leek, Lettuce,                               Mustard Greens, Onion, Radicchio, Spinach, Squash, Sweet pepper, Swiss chard, Tomatillo, Tomato, Turnip, Turnip greens, Watercress, Yarrow, Zucchini


Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Coconut,                                                                                                              Cranberries, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guava, Honeydew melon, Kiwi, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin orange, Mango, Nectarine, Orange, Papaya, Passion fruit, Peaches, Pears, Persimmon, Pineapple, Plums, Pomegranate, Pumpkin,

Raspberries, Rhubarb, Star fruit, Strawberries, Tangerine, Watermelon


Almond butter, Almonds, Avocado, Brazil nuts, Cashews, Cashew butter, Chestnuts, Coconut butter, Coconut oil, Flaxseed oil, Ghee*, Grass fed butter*, Hazelnuts/oil, Macadamia butter, Macadamia nuts, Olive oil, Pecans, Pine nuts, Pistachios, Pumpkin seeds, Safflower oil, Sesame seeds, Sunflower butter, unsweetened, Sunflower seeds, Walnut oil, Walnuts

*These foods are now widely accepted throughout the paleo community.


Paleo No No Foods  Download pdf list


Azuki beans, Black-eyed peas, Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), Fava beans, Green beans*, Guar*, Indian peas, Kidney beans, Lentils, Lima beans, Mung beans, Navy beans, Okra*, Peanut, Peanut butter, Peas, Pigeon peas, Pinto beans, Red beans, Ricebeans, Snow peas, Soybean and soy products, String beans, Sugar snap peas, White beans


All processed foods made with dairy products, Butter (except grass fed or ghee),  Cheese, Cream, Dairy spreads, Frozen yogurt, Ice cream (traditional), Milk (including powdered), Yogurt (except coconut milk)

Cereal Grains and Seeds

Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat, Corn, Millet, Oats, Quinoa, Rice*, Rye, Sorghum,

Wheat, Wild rice

Starchy Vegetables



Processed foods (except those certified Paleo), Sugar, Artificial sweetener

*These foods are acceptable in moderation.


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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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2 Replies to “Paleo Food List”

  1. So are you saying that yucca root is not accepted in the AIP protocol? You need to inform the rest of the internet as well…

    1. Thanks for catching that! When the list was first created, cassava or yucca root was considered a “no” food. Obviously, as the paleo movement grew and expanded, we begin to add more acceptable foods. I appreciate the heads-up; but, I could have done without the snarky attitude.

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