The ULTIMATE Paleo Grocery Haul | PART 1

The ULTIMATE Paleo Grocery Haul | PART 1


hello everyone and welcome back to my
channel, my name is Tanya I’m an integrative health coach I do
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grocery haul essentials so if you are someone that gets a little bit
overwhelmed in the grocery store because of the millionb aisle and you do not know
what to do then definitely give this video a thumbs up. That just lets me know that
you are excited for this video and that it is a helpful content for you. If you
are not familiar with the Paleo diet essentially it includes foods that could be
hunted or gathered. things like fresh fruits, vegetables, animal protein,
bison meat, poultry seafood, nuts and seeds and then it excludes things like
dairy and products from agriculture like grains, legumes, beans, and sugar.
This diet actually naturally gluten-free and dairy-free and that is how I eat most of
the time to feel my best. Some people may find the Paleo diet very complicated I
actually find it super simple. What I really like about the diet is that
you don’t have to go through every single aisle of the grocery store
you can just stick to the perimeter grab your fresh fruits and vegetables
your animal protein your healthy fats, Healthy fats and oils and nuts and seeds and that’s it easy peasy! So let’s get right into it. Again, if you’re excited for this
video make sure to give it a thumbs up Alright so let’s start with the most
important, your fruits and vegetables first up I have some greens so I like to
get them already washed and chopped up in containers like this
sometimes I get straight from the farmers market as well, they just have them in bins and I put them in my own containers. This one’s from the store and this is just a
spring mix. I like to try to get different combinations if possible, they have different nutrient profile but what I do with this is I always add it to my nourish bowl that I have for lunch pretty much every day so
just make that the base and its’ also great for my side salads in my dinner and then if I was making smoothies. It’s getting into the winter months so I’m not making smoothies just as much, but you could also toss that in a smoothie. Next up we have asparagus. Asparagus is one of
my favorite vegetables. I have it on the side very frequently. So things like salmon,
my chicken thighs, I’ll usually want asparagus as a side. It’s really good to toss on the barbecue or just bake it in the oven stovetop, all the options are there.
Next up I got broccoli and cauliflower so this is fresh broccoli I actually
like to steam this and then add a little bit of grass-fed butter or some
ghee or just put it in the oven and roast it and here I have cauliflower
rice so somethings I grab cauliflower fresh as well ,but this has been my
favorite it’s just ready to go it’s already riced and I do use it in a lot of
like side dishes, anything I’m making that I usually would want some rice on
the side I’m just substituting with this stuff. Celery and carrots these are
really good to add into like sauces and stuff and soups. I add both of these in my paleo bolognese. I just recently made an
amazing chicken zoodle soup and I add again celery carrots in there. So I pretty much
always have them in the fridge just to add a little bit like I guess crunch
or texture to meals. Another good pair is some cucumbers, you not have to do
mini cucumbers I like these cucumbers because I feel like they double up as snacks like I’d rather snack on this but also you can just chop them up
and put them in your nourish bowl so I pretty much always put cucumbers and cherry tomatoes in my nourish bowls so will last me the week. Organic cherry tomatoes. Alright, sweet potatoes, so I put this in everything whether it’s like chopped up sometimes in my
breakfast when I want some carbs at my breakfast like it like when I do my hashes. I’ll roast them and put them in my nourish bowls or have them as a side,
also sweet potato mash is so good, you just chop it up, stem them and then mash them up. Add a little bit of grass-fed butter again, some ghee, whatever you want but yeah this is by far my favorite source of carbs on the Paleo diet. So I haven’t mentioned a lot
of fruits, it’s been more vegetables and honestly that’s kind of how I shop, the
majority of my fruits and vegetables are actually vegetables
I don’t eat it a ton of fruit but I do love berries, I’ll alternate between
raspberries, strawberries and right now
blueberries. I can get them fresh at the farmers market and they’re awesome but I also always have
frozen berries or frozen fruit on hand for smoothie. Yeah, that’s pretty much it,
for smoothies. So here this is just a superfood blend
so yeah these are great to have on hand. My favorite fruit is frozen banana again
this is so good for smoothies or even just like frozen desserts so yeah you can just chop them up in thirds and put them in a little ziplock and
freeze them so they are there whatever you need them. Another staple every time I go
to grocery store is onions and garlic, These are just great to add to it pretty much any dish for flavor so yellow onions and garlic I’ll add to pretty much all of my sauces, my stir-fries and everything I’m cooking on the stovetop. I feel like I’m adding this. Red onion, I like it in fresher foods, like salads, I also add it in my Mexican egg scramble which is
posted in one of my last videos. It was my top 3 breakfast recipes. So good! so yeah those three right here, I always purchase Alright moving on to my favorite
animal protein sources. Chicken is something that usually purchase whether
it’s in the form of chicken breasts or chicken thighs, it usually makes the list I
really like chicken breasts when it comes to nourish bowls, so I love
tossing it into the crock-pot and doing a shredded chicken and it’s just super easy to add to my nourish bowls but I really like chicken thighs for
dinner, you can put them on the BBQ, the oven, stovetop super easy to make and honestly if you’ve
never had chicken thighs you really have to try them because I just ate
chicken breast for longest time and then had these and oh my god, I’m not going to lie, they taste just better than chicken breast They are a little bit higher in fat, but again for some reason, I still really love chicken breasts in my nourish bowls Another one of my favourites is grass-fed ground beef, I always get this from the market, this is why some of my meat is in containers. This ground beef, I’ll either, hmm, especially in the wintertime I’ll make things like bolognese, chili, you can make some burgers So many options to toss in something to add that extra protein and grass-fed ground beef is actually full of nutrients. I’ll often pick-up either ground chicken or ground turkey as well, those two I really like just cooking it up, and having it in the fridge to add to my egg scrambles in the morning when I’m really really hungry. It just fills me up a bit more, because of the extra protein. Another one of my favourite is salmon filets. It’s really great for just a quick dinner because salmon takes like no time to cook. Usually, I’ll have fish once or twice per week and it is almost always in the form of salmon Canned fish is also an amazing option that is super affordable so here I have sardines. I really don’t mind sardines at all and then I got some tuna and some salmon I love making tuna and salmon salad, a full can of these, with some avocado oil mayo, celery, red onion, super delicious and super creamy and really good and then of course we have eggs I love eggs they’re just such a convenient source of protein for breakfast, but they’re also
pretty great for snacks and this is why I have them in a bowl right now because these
are all hard-boiled, I like doing that at the beginning of the week and then I just pop these in the fridge all week long when I need an extra snack. okay so those are my main sources of animal protein. Let’s move on to healthy fats. So I have four types of oils and a fats that I like to add to my meals, so I’m going to go through those. My first one here is extra virgin olive oil so that’s a classic,
can’t go wrong with it. I don’t cook a ton with it, sometimes I do like putting
on some vegetables when I’m baking them I just like the taste of that better. But most of the time I’m having it in like a salad but I used to always put olive oil dressing but lately, I’ve switched that to avocado oil so avocado oil, I started using it a few years ago and I fell in love, I just love the nutty taste of it. It tastes so good in salad, it’s usually my go-to for my dressing in my nourish bowls This is just 100% avocado oil and then I have my two favorite cooking fats, so coconut oil is absolutely great. I’ll cook for it and then also for treats, so if you want to do fat bombs and a lot of the dessert I make I add coconut oil in them. And then we have ghee, if you’ve never heard of ghee, it’s butter that has been clarified, that means the milk solids have been removed from the actual butter so if you are lactose intolerant or dairy sensitive and you can’t do a grass-fed butter, definitely try ghee, you may be able to tolerate this one better. I really like it, I’m not going to lie, I still kind of like the taste of butter better than ghee but I tend to use both of them. Alright, more fats because we love fats over here, so here
I have avocado. Who isn’t obsessed with avocado these days. I add it to my breakfast on the
side, always in my nouirsh bowls. I’ll have it with dinner if I’m
having a side salad and I’ll put it in there but always have avocados
as part of my grocery haul every single week. Other sources of fats are nuts and seeds, I don’t always buy
them every week but when I buy them I buy them in bulk. I always have them in
my pantry, so I felt that it was worth mentioning. So here I have some chia
seeds, they’re great to sprinkle on pretty much anything and everything,
add in smoothies. I always have some kind of nut in these jars, here I have some walnuts. I also really like almonds Macadamia nuts are amazing! Pumpkin
seeds have been my current favorite I always always add them to my nourish bowls, there are a ton of options. Honestly just pick whatever you like best. Ok so those are my favorite fats.
So let’s move on to kind of like baking items So these are not necessary of but I do use them on a weekly basis so I figured I’d
show them. First up we have almond milk almond milk is a great alternative to
cow’s milk so if you’re avoiding dairy I really like it.
There are a few options out there when it comes to nut milk, but it seems like I
always go back to almond and I always get the unsweetened version and the vanilla flavor most of the time when it comes to alternative flours that you can find
in pretty much all grocery stores I use almond flour and coconut flour, they both
have different texture so I usually use like one or the other or a
combination of both depending on what I’m making
I just have them in jars like this I do keep them in the fridge because almond flour and coconut flour are prone to oxidation and can go bad so keep them in the fridge to keep them fresh. When it comes to a sweetener, if I’m baking, usually I’m adding some raw honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar. I really like raw honey because it just has a lot of
nutritional value to it, if it’s raw. if you’re just buying conventional honey
that has been pasteurized, unfortunately, most of the good stuff, the enzyme and all that has been destroyed by the pasteurization process, but ya, raw honey, got this from the farmers market. If you have access to a farmer’s market I’m sure you could get something there that would be local. Ok, I have two more things that I want to talk about to you guys about and I’m not sure which category they are in. I guess it’s just flavor/health. The first one is kimchi, so if you follow me
on Instagram. It’s just The Fit Health Coach, you will have seen that I
eat this on the regular. It is a fermented foods. I really love
incorporating fermented foods into my diet because it’s so so so good for gut
health so this is my absolute favorite brand if you can find it, Cabbage Patch
kimchi. I get it at the market and it’s so good and then I got some herbs and
spices so here I got some fresh herbs and dried ones. I love having some fresh
parsley and cilantro on hand. Cilantro is great for some guacamole or again I always added into my mexican egg scramble It just like, makes the meal.
I used to always avoid fresh herbs because I don’t have an herb
garden and then I would get them fresh and they would just go bad super fast. I
started doing this, I would just put it in a mason jar with a little bit of water and
they stay fresh much longer and then of course it dried versions are also
equally as good. I always have some in the pantry. I love the brand Simply Organic and Primal Palate. I have a lot of the Simply Organic ones, all of the classics like the garlic powder, paprika, some herb mix and then recently got this taco seasoning from primal palate and it is so good. I mean, yes you could whip up this seasoning yourself but this is just nice and convenient. Here we have some almond butter and yes
that’s a full kilo, that’s how much I use it but again really great for some baked
goods or as a dip. Have it with some celery, some carrots. It is a really good alternative to peanut butter if you are doing a strict paleo diet and you want to cut peanut butter out then I highly recommend this, or lately, I’ve been loving cashew butter, so definitely try those two. So these were all of my paleo grocery haul essentials. You’re going to be able
to find most of these in your local grocery store, but if you are not able to
find certain items like maybe the ghee and maybe some of the baking items. You should be able to find it on Natura Market. I highly recommend them, they have some of the
best prices I’ve seen and I actually have a link in the description box that will
give you $10 off your first order with them. Again I absolutely love them I order not only weekly basis, but pretty close so definitely check them out if you’re
interested. I will also have a full grocery list of everything I just
mentioned down below so you can either go to the grocery store and grab all of
this at once if you’re doing a full like pantry, fridge, kitchen makeover or you can also just print it put it on your fridge and
it serves as a like inspiration on how to shop for healthy foods. As always, if you
enjoyed this video please give it a thumbs up. My next video will be part two
of this video and I’m going to be showing you my Paleo grocery haul extras so these are going to be the foods that I don’t buy on a regular basis but they are really really
nice to have once in a while, especially if you’re new to the Paleo diet and you are craving certain foods that are not Paleo Tortilla chips, pancakes, crackers, you know all the good stuff there are options out there for us
paleo people so definitely stay tuned for that video. I’m really curious to see
if we have a similar grocery haul so definitely let me know down below what are some of your favorite essentials and if it’s anything new that I’d love to hear
because I am always looking to add a new foods into my diet.
Alright guys thank you so so so much for watching I appreciate every single
minute you spend with me and I will see you in the next one, bye!