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 lets you:
- Plan your shopping trips 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 help to prevent you from 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 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 in 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 Pasta (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
Your Paleo Diet Food Choices
While this is a big list of foods & drinks you may consume regularly, being on a Paleo Diet requires a fundamental change in 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 consider your taste.
Adding recipes using your favorite meat sources including beef, pork, veil, eggs & chicken, and seafood choices like swordfish, bass, and 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 from 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 for 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
Last, 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, have 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:
- Hand-packaged vegetables
- Fruits (always take into account the amount of sugar in the fruits you choose)
- Paleo Skinny & Mega Bars
- Chicken Protein Bites
- Paleo Beef & Bacon Jerky
- Protein Sticks
How Many Paleo Snacks Will You Need Every Week?
As we've previously mentioned, if you're just starting a Paleo Diet, your 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 are a perfect solution to having an affordable Paleo Snack that's packed with protein and is 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 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 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, and your taste buds and keep you wanting to come back for more!
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