My Truths #69 (Primal pantry)

by Stephanie

Having the right foods on hand helps you stick to the “Primal Blueprint”. There are tons of foods that are “Primal”. These are the ones that are regularly found in my fridge and cupboards:

  • Meat (grass fed or grass finished when available)
  • Dairy (full fat milk, cheeses, cream, sour cream, kefir). NOTE: Unfortunately raw unpasteurized cow’s milk not readily available in Canada but this would be the best choice.
  • Fresh fish (wild caught tuna, salmon, smelts etc…)
  • Canned fish (canned salmon, canned sardines in olive oil, canned sardines in water)
  • “Cage free/farm fresh” eggs
  • Nuts (almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts)
  • Seeds (pumpkin, sesame, hemp)
  • Honey and maple syrup (used very sparingly…mostly in baking)
  • Berries
  • Fruit (mainly avocado, coconut, citrus, apples, cranberries and tomatoes)
  • Fresh vegetables (lettuce, spinach,  broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, peppers, green beans, zucchini, spaghetti squash, eggplant, onions, garlic, mushrooms, asparagus, turnip, carrots) (limit sweet potatoes, parsnips, peas, squash)
  • Other canned goods (tomatoes, tomato paste, coconut milk)
  • Fresh and dried herbs, spices
  • Sea salt
  • Wild rice
  • Butter, olive oil, coconut oil, lard, bacon grease
  • Olives and capers
  • Condiments (mustard, horseradish, Worcestershire, Tabasco, Sriracha). I do have Ketchup too but almost never use it.
  • Sauerkraut and Kimchi
  • Balsamic and other vinegars
  • Coffee and teas
  • Dark chocolate (over 70% cocoa)
  • Red wine

My pantry strictly excludes:

  • Processed food
  • Deep fried food
  • Legumes (peanuts, beans, soy and lentils)
  • Grains (corn, oats, wheat, rye, millet, barley,  etc)
  • Product made with wheat flour (pasta, bread, cookies, crackers, cakes, muffins, bagels, pasties etc)
  • Juices and soda
  • Sugar and candy
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Margarine, vegetable oils (corn, soy, canola, sunflower), shortening

Occasional treats (my 80/20)

  • White potatoes
  • White rice
  • Ice cream and other rich desserts
  • Beer

dave's pack June 26th, 2012