Modified Paleo Diet Food List

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

Figuring out which foods to add to your Modified Paleo Diet recipes can be challenging. So, keep this Modified Paleo Diet food list handy when you grocery shop and plan your menus.

  • Vegetables: Avocados, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, collards, fennel, celery, asparagus, kale, spinach, arugula, Swiss chard, zucchinis, artichokes, okra, summer squash, winter squash, pumpkins, sweet potatos, yams, kohlrabi, parsnips, rutabaga, carrots, green onions, onions, garlic, parsley, bok choy, and cilantro.
  • Nightshade Vegetables: Peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, and potatoes are allowed if you don’t react to them. Some people develop heartburn, dry skin, or joint pain when these foods are eaten.
  • Fruits: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, pomegranates, strawberries, lemons, limes, grapefruits, apples, pears, nectarines, peaches, cherries, plums, figs, apricots, kiwi, mango, persimmon, grapes, papaya, pineapple and medjool dates.
  • Meats: Grass-fed and/or pasture-raised meats including beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, pork, bison, and wild boar. Bacon is okay to consume occasionally, as long as it’s from pasture-raised pigs.
  • Fish: Wild-caught Alaskan salmon, halibut, haddock, sardines, anchovies, trout, and black cod.
  • Shellfish: Crab, lobster, scallops, and mussels.
  • Nuts: Walnuts, raw almonds, macadamias, pecans, pistachios, hazelnuts, pine nuts, and coconuts.
  • Seeds: Hemp, chia, sunflower, pumpkin, flax, and sesame.
  • Fats: Grass-fed butter or ghee, MCT oil, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, avocado oil, avocados, grass-fed pasture-raised marrow bones, and pasture-raised eggs.
  • Gluten-Free Grains: Quinoa, rice, millet, and buckwheat.
  • Legumes: Beans, lentils, peas, and fermented soy (tempeh, miso, natto).
  • Sweeteners: Stevia, xylitol, sorbitol, maltitol, raw honey, coconut sugar, and maple syrup.
  • Seasonings: Sea salt, ginger, turmeric, cumin, allspice, garlic, black pepper, onion, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, thyme, mustard seed, tamari, nutmeg, paprika, lavender, vanilla, and tarragon.

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Meet Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra is a board-certified naturopathic doctor and self-described “health detective” with a passion for promoting natural healing, wellness, and improving quality of life by addressing the root cause of illness in patients of all ages. His vibrant practice focuses on treating the whole person (mind, body, and spirit) and finding missed connections between symptoms and health issues that are often overlooked by conventional medicine.

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