Paleo Weekly Meal Planning & Grocery Shopping

Paleo Weekly Meal Planning


There are 21 meals to plan for every week (not including snacks) and if you’re on a Paleo Diet, in addition to your health and lifestyle goals, planning your meals and snacks in advance lets you:


      • Plan your shopping trips in advance to lessen the need for grocery trips due to constant spur of the moment meal ideas, not having what you need for the recipes you create and can potentially help save you money by purchasing meat, vegetables and ingredients in bulk.
      • Keeps you satisfied with your meal choices which helps to prevent you eating something on impulse due to hunger that’s not in your meal plan


While there may be monthly meal planning barriers (paycheck, time, or constantly active on your job and outdoor activities), preparing your food and snack choices in advance creates a routine to help you adhere to your health & lifestyle goals.

Planning Your Paleo Diet


In previous articles we’ve highlighted the efforts needed to be more conscientious of the food and lifestyle choices we make in order to live better and be healthier.


Over time you will start to get more comfortable in the kitchen and you will likely find that certain meals become staples in your weight loss journey.

Creating Your Paleo Diet Food Routine


If you’re ready to consider a Paleo Diet, creating a meal routine and planning far in advance can have you anticipating your meals and snacks and keep you committed to your diet.


When creating your meal planning routine, you want to consider all aspects of your day into your planning.


Whatever day and time you schedule should be a time when you typically aren’t busy. For instance if you usually have Friday nights free then that would be a perfect time to start planning your meals.


Foods to Avoid on a Paleo Diet


Admittedly, this is a big list of products, but there are plenty of great paleo friends foods and snacks that can help you stay satisfied and help satisfy your cravings.


    • Processed Foods
    • All Pastas (including whole-wheat and gluten-free) 
    • Bread & Grains including wheat, oats and barley
    • Beans and legumes, lentils, peas, and peanuts including peanut butter. 
    • Refined sugars including: white & brown sugars, agave, corn, syrup, artificial sweeteners 
    • Sweetened beverages including soda & drink mixes and additives 
    • Products marketed as low-fat or diet  
    • Refined vegetable oils, trans fats & hydrogenated oils 
    • Refined sugars & salt 
    • Dairy Products 
    • Beer & Wine 
    • Soy & Corn  
    • Salty foods 
    • Potatoes 
    • Quinoa 
    • Rice

Your Paleo Diet Food Choices


While this is a big list of foods & drinks you may consume on a regular basis, being on a Paleo Diet requires a fundamental change into your eating habits and lifestyle choices.

Meat & Protein 


When choosing your meat & protein on your Paleo Diet, there are many great options for your protein intake, but always take your personal taste into consideration.  


Adding recipes using your favorite meat sources including beef, pork, veil, eggs & chicken and seafood choices like swordfish, bass, lobster give you a wide assortment of possibilities for your meal ideas.

 

When you purchase meat & seafood for your Paleo Diet, it's important to ensure the protein you eat is grass-fed, pasture-raised, organic-fed animals or wild-caught and sustainable seafood sources to ensure you’re not receiving additional additives or animal-fed hormones. 


When you’re cooking or simply want to add healthy fats to a meal with very lean meats, choose the best quality fats you can find.


Fruits & Vegetables 


Fruit can be hard on your blood sugar if you overdo it, so I encourage you to limit your fruit intake. Avoid adding fruit to your meals; instead, eat it for dessert. If you exercise a great deal and want to maintain athletic performance, you can include more fruit in your nutritional plan.



Cooking Oils & Preparation Methods


While being on a Paleo diet requires you to be more conscious of your food and ingredients, an often overlooked aspect of living a Paleo lifestyle is the change in the way you prepare your food at home.


Since changing the way you eat and what you put into your body is the central part of a Paleo diet strategy, it’s important to know which Paleo-friendly cooking oils you can use as a healthier substitute to heavily processed cooking Oils.


Making Better Choices

The less you cook, the less cooking oil you use. 


By planning your Paleo meal choices with responsible and healthy food choices, recipes, ingredients and preparation and meal planning with Paleo Snack choices that taste good help keep your commitment to a healthier lifestyle.

Planning Your Paleo Snacks in Advance 


Lastly, but certainly not least, Paleo Snacks are one of the most important aspects of staying committed to a Paleo Diet. Buying and bringing snacks wherever you go gives you a handy snack when cravings hit. 


When you start being active again or have just started changing your food routines, your body will undoubtedly get hungry at unexpected and unanticipated times and when your body gets hungry when you’ve just switched your eating habits, having snack options with you at all times gives you quick, tailor made snacks that keep you satisfied and your hunger at bay.


Examples of Paleo Snacks Include:

How Many Paleo Snacks Will You Need Every Week?

As we've previously mentioned, if you're just starting a Paleo Diet, you're body will be adapting to your new and better food and lifestyle choices.  


With 7 days a week, it's extremely important to have Paleo Snacks that you can enjoy at different times of your day.


Paleo Bars

Paleo Bars are a perfect solution to having an affordable Paleo Snack that's packed with protein and are made with organic ingredients and no preservatives. 


Available in flavors that fit mornings and anytime, PALEO RANCH Paleo Bars come in 1 to 3 box options that allow you to stay ahead of your snack needs. 

How Many Paleo Bars Will You Need?


Many people come to find out that they're eating one to two bars per day and at 6-14 bars consumed on any given week, you'll definitely save much more money when you purchase your Paleo Bars in bulk with PALEO RANCH.


Paleo Jerky and Other Paleo Protein Snacks

High protein content, non-GMO, no preservatives, all-natural ingredients, but most importantly, flavor and satisfaction is what you need out of your Paleo Snacks and food choices.


Whether you prefer chicken, beef, or pork, flavor, taste and value are key to choosing your Paleo Snacks.  Our Paleo protein snacks give you all of the ingredients and flavor you need with none of what you don't. 


Getting a Variety of Paleo Snacks and Flavor

Even if you've found the perfect flavor or your favorite snack, it's good to remember that you maybe you should get a different flavor or two in advance in case you do get bored with the one you've been eating for several months.  Always take into account your taste alongside your eating habits and frequency.





Paleo Snacks & Meal Replacements


From great tasting Paleo Protein Sticks, Jerky and Chicken Bites to Paleo Bars including Skinny Bars & MEGA BARS


We’re committed to providing the highest quality Paleo snacks & meal replacements that give you the essential nutrients you need. 


Find the right Paleo snacks that fit your lifestyle, your taste buds and keep you wanting to come back for more!


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