Paleo Food Mall: Snacks / Stores / Vendors
Paleo foods include: meat, fish, eggs, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and berries.
Preferably "wild and organic"
Excluded are: grains, dairy, beans/legumes, potatoes, sugar and fake foods.
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Paleo Meat/Fish Snacks

I make my own pemmican. I only use it when eating away from home. I eat fresh grass-fed beef bought locally, and I see no reason to add more beef to my diet when at home. I have put up Rendering Suet Step-by-Step and My Pemmican Notes. I have the 9-tray Excalibur 2900 dehydrator.

Meat Snacks

US Wellness Meats (a.k.a. Grassland Beef) has grass-fed beef pemmican for sale, possibly the only source for pre-made paleo pemmican that exists in the US. This is the ultimate paleo snack. While you can make your own, you can't beat the convenience of buying it here: Pemmican Page

pemmican bars   pemmican pail Direct from the freezer is an excellent way to consume pemmican to prevent a soft texture. When thawed 10-20 minutes, the bars have the texture of a snickers candy bar.
The 2.2 ounce cryovaced bars are available individually for about $3/bar. Also available in 2 pound pails for a 20% savings. Or 10% off when buying 50 or more bars. Shipping is free with $7.50 handling fee per total order. Note, however, that there is a $75 minimum.
Pemmican is available in three types:
• Regular (beef jerky, beef tallow, water, cherries, honey, sea salt)
• Honey/Cherry Free Bar (beef jerky, beef tallow, water, sea salt)
• Salt Free (beef jerky, beef tallow).

Liverwurst US Wellness Meats makes Liverwurst. It is a mixture of grass-fed beef trim (30%), liver (30%), heart (20%) and kidney (20%). This is the tastiest way to incorporate healthy grass-fed beef organs into your diet. Ingredients: beef, beef liver, beef kidneys, beef heart, water, sea salt, onion powder, white pepper, coriander, marjoram, allspice. It comes fully cooked in a 1 lb roll. For a snack I used to slice off 1/4 of a roll and just eat it. Now I mince 1/3 of a roll and mix it with ground macadamia nuts and coconut yogurt. That is enough for a lunch.

Beef Jerky Sticks US Wellness Meats sells grass-fed and grass-finished jerky. Jerky is not that hard to make. You just need the right equipment and grass-fed beef. But for convenience you can buy it here. The grass-fed beef jerky is nitrite free, MSG free and has no preservatives. The plain is only beef and sea salt. The others have spices added. The sticks are Paleo Pork/Beef Jalapeno. They are pre-formed into identical size sticks. They come in three flavors: Plain, spicy, extra spicy.

Grass-fed beef snack sticks Grass-fed Beef Snack Sticks aren't jerky, but they are close. All ingredients of this paleo snack are paleo: grass-fed beef, water, sea salt, black pepper, red pepper, garlic, coriander. Since there are no preservatives or nitrates, these are not completely shelf stable and will need to be frozen or refrigerated. They are fully cooked and ready to be enjoyed right out of the package.

Turkey Jerky Turkey Jerky - Nitrate Free. The only ingredients are turkey and celtic sea salt. It is also available in Cajun and With Cranberries. Since there are no preservatives or nitrates, these are not completely shelf stable and will need to be frozen or refrigerated. They are fully cooked and ready to be enjoyed right out of the package.

Braaitime Biltong Braaitime makes Biltong, a South African dried beef made with lean beef, salt, vinegar, black pepper, coriander.

Cattaneo Beef Jerky Cattaneo Brothers is a vendor of jerky (some grass-fed and very paleo), nuts, and dried fruit. They now have some fuel kits that are jerky packed in a blender bottle. Or jerky and their cranberry nut mix. Available in many stores in California and a couple places in other states (see list at site). Or you can order from their website.

Chomps Chomps Snack Sticks are a grass-fed beef product. In two flavors: Original and Hoppin' Jalapeno. Ingredients for the original: grass-fed beef, water, salt, citric acid, black pepper, red pepper, garlic powder, coriander, stuffed in a collagen casing. The ingredient list is almost the same as the US Wellness snack sticks above. You buy them from the website.

Climax Elk Jerky Climax Jerky has Smoked Elk Jerky with the only non-paleo ingredient being sugar. (Most of their other jerkies have soy sauce or soy powder.) They probably are sweet. Can buy online here.

Epic Bison Bar Epic Bar makes three bars: Bison, Beef, and Turkey. The bison and beef are grass-fed. But they are not strict paleo. The bison bar's ingredients: organic bison, uncured pork (pork, brown sugar, vinegar), dried cranberries (cranberries, apple juice concentrate), lactic acid (not from dairy), cultured dextrose [this is a sugar], celery powder, sea salt. You can buy from their site, or use their store locator.

Kapow Fit Paks Kapow Fit Paks are a paleo beef jerky, dried fruit, and nuts snack pack. The fruit and nuts are packaged separate from the jerky to keep the flavors true to each other. Coconut aminos is used instead of soy sauce. Each pak also includes a toothpick. They also sell a kid-pak that includes their nut-free cookie. You can order from their site. Save 10% by ordering a 5-pack.

Nick's Sticks Nick's Sticks has Grass-Fed Beef Snack Sticks and Free-Range Turkey Snack Sticks. Ingredients in the beef: grass-fed beef, water, Redmond Seasoned Salt (sea salt, onion, coriander, spices, mustard, black pepper, paprika, herbs), lactic acid, celery juice. Also available at Amazon.

Paleo Pro Protein Powder Personally I do not consider any protein powder to be paleo. It is clearly a product of technology and nothing at all like what can be found in nature. And what is the point? Why not simply eat real food? Paleo Pro sells a protein powder made with whole egg and egg white protein with beef protein isolate in a specially formulated mix. No dairy. You can buy from their site or at some Crossfits.

Sophias Sophia's Survival Foods sells Grass Fed Jerky Chews. They are gluten-free and have no preservatives. Available in three flavors.

PaleoKit Steve's Paleo Goods makes PaleoKit, a medley of beef jerky, raw macadamias, almonds, pecans and dried fruits that are vacuum sealed. Available in original, grass-fed, and turkey recipe. There is also a Just Jerky version. You can buy online here.

Thunderbird Cashew Fig Carrot Bar Thunderbird Energetica makes five organic energy bars. Only one is paleo. The others have seeds, either quinoa, buckwheat, or hemp. See their Cashew Fig Carrot. Ingredients: dates, cashews, figs, carrots, nutmeg, vanilla, pink bolivian rose salt. You can buy from them, from sellers at Amazon, or numerous natural food stores.

Tanak Bar Native American Natural Foods produces Tanka Bar and Tanka Bites. They are grass-fed bison and cranberry in either bar or nugget form. In either traditional or hot. Unfortunately the cranberries are sugared making this a sweet product and not completely paleo. Now also available in Tanka Wild Stick form. You can buy online here, in retail stores, or through Amazon.

Fish Snacks: Shellfish

Crown Prince Smoked Oysters Crown Prince Natural Smoked Oysters in Pure Olive Oil is the best selling smoked oysters at Amazon. Other smoked oysters have non-paleo oils. I buy these at my food coop and they are very nice. And like some Amazon reviewers, I drink the residual oil. Contains 0.47 grams Omega-3 per 3-oz. can. See Bestsellers in Oysters. See many other Crown Prince items.

Crown Prince Smoked Baby Clams Crown Prince Naturally Smoked Baby Clams in Olive Oil is sold in a snack-size pull-top can. These have salt added. Others have non-paleo oils. I prefer the oysters above over these.

Crown Prince Baby Clams Crown Prince Natural Wild Caught Boiled Baby Clams, 10-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12). Packed in water. No added salt. Ready to eat. Convenient to have on hand for soups, sauces, and casseroles. Snack sized tins are also available. This is a top selling canned clams at Amazon. For current ranking see Bestsellers in Clams.

Millers Select Lump Crab Meat Miller's Select Lump Crab Meat, 6.5-Cans (Pack of 12). Ready to eat. Convenient to have on hand for soups, sauces, and casseroles. Reading the reviews at Amazon you will learn that there is a quality difference between canned crab meats. This one is the best and by far the most expensive. There is a Jumbo that is the top, but I no longer see it at Amazon. Buy at Amazon. For other crab meat options see Bestsellers in Crab. I buy a refrigerated canned crab meat at my food coop which I have not found on the web.

Fish Snacks: Salmon

There are five main types of wild salmon from the Pacific. They can be ranked from best to least: King/Chinook, Sockeye/Red, Coho, Pink, and Chum/Silverbrite. They are described on this About Food page.

Henry & Lisa's Natural Seafood Wild Alaskan Pink Salmon Henry & Lisa's Natural Seafood Wild Alaskan Pink Salmon contains pink salmon fillet, water, salt, and nothing else. No skin. No bones. It is like a can of salmon flavored tuna. Comes in a convenient pull-top can. It should be easy to find. Hence it makes it into this snack section. But it has added salt. Contains 0.71 grams Omega-3 per half 6-oz. can. Find locally or at Amazon. See Bestsellers in Salmon.

Crown Prince salmon Crown Prince sells a no salt added wild Natural Alaska Pink Salmon. It is also the top selling canned salmon at Amazon. Possibly as one packed without added salt isn't easily found in retail stores. However it is not completely bone-free. All the boneless ones have salt added.

Wild Red Boneless Skinless Pouched Salmon Vital Choice sells Wild Sockeye Skinless/Boneless Pouched Salmon in a 6 ounce pouch. It has sea salt. There are 660 mg of salt per 6 ounces. It is shelf stable for three years. This could be a convenient travel snack for when you tire of beef jerky. Also see their canned salmon with pull-top lid. Some of it is No Salt Added. You can buy individual pouches from US Wellness, or in quantities of 6, 12, 24 pouches at Vital Choice.

Alaska Smokehouse salmon jerky Alaska Smokehouse has three wild Coho Salmon jerkies. Only two of them are paleo: Smoked, and Pepper Garlic. The new Pepper Garlic Salmon Jerky is generously sprinkled down with pepper and garlic before the Double Smoke process, providing a bold taste with a spicy kick. Buy at Amazon. See many other Alaska Smokehouse items.

Climax Salmon Jerky Climax has Salmon Jerky. Not totally paleo. Ingredients: Wild Pacific Salmon, brown sugar, lemon juice, salt, canola oil, spices, potassium sorbate (to protect flavor), and natural wood smoke. Can buy online at their site.

SeaBear Smoked Salmon Trio SeaBear Smoked Salmon Trio offers 3 individually boxed portions, each containing 6 oz smoked salmon (18 oz total). One 6 oz box of each: Wild Smoked Sockeye, Wild Smoked Coho, and Wild Smoked Pink Salmon. No refrigeration required until opened. My problem with all smoked salmon is it is too salty for me. I don't add salt at all to my food and I have lost any tolerance for salt. This is the best selling smoked fish item at Amazon. See many other SeaBear items.

Fish Snacks: Tuna

You can buy canned tuna fish locally. There are few things you have to be aware of when selecting your tuna:

Wild Planet Skipjack Tuna For this page I selected a no salt sustainably caught wild tuna from Wild Planet Foods. See other Wild Planet products at Amazon. I can buy this at my food coop for less than half the Amazon price. Once I spotted it on sale in a Shop-Rite circular for even less than the coop. It has a pull-tab top and can be easily eaten as a snack. Personally I don't eat that much tuna. I prefer salmon.

Paleo Ahi Tuna Jerky Itsumo Foods Market sells tuna jerkies and one of them is paleo: Paleo Ahi Tuna Jerky. It is sweetened with a small amount of pineapple juice and there is no soy sauce. Sold in a pouch. Free shipping on orders over $29.

Fish Snacks: Small Fish

Wild Planet Sardines Sardines are not only a very paleo snack, but a convenient way to get healthy Omega-3s and calcium (if not boneless) in your diet. You don't even need a can opener to open the can. Sardines, of course, come in dozens of varieties. There are different types and sizes of fish. They are prepped differently (boneless, skinless, etc). They can be spiced (some unnecessarily with salt). And they can be packed in olive oil or water (or non-paleo oils). Here are hundreds at Amazon. Or buy them locally where you can easily read the ingredient lists.

Polar Kipper Snacks Polar Kipper Snacks is skinless, boneless, naturally hot-smoked (kippered) fillets of herring. It is just herring and salt. Can buy at Amazon.

Cento Anchovies When I think of anchovies I think of something that is too salty for me. Numerous are listed at Amazon, but all are in either a large size, or cases of small sizes. I'd look for this one locally.

Fish Snacks: Roe

All of these are cured with salt.

Dried Grated Tuna Roe Dried grated tuna roe is a specialty from Italy. Sprinkled on food it adds an intense fish flavor. It is simply salted roe dried in the sun. Buy through Amazon. For more money you can also buy whole Tuna Roe Grey or Mullet Roe (which is milder) and slice or grate it yourself.

Salmon Roe Closeup Salmon Roe is common in sushi restaurants and they call it Ikura. Apparently it can be frozen, but some of the eggs will break and they will then stick together. Locally one can buy roe and caviar (in smaller sizes) at high end gourmet grocers, like Zabar's and Dean & DeLuca.

Tsar Royale, White Sturgeon Caviar Taste Specialty Foods Tsar Royale, White Sturgeon, Farmed Caviar, USA, 8-Ounce Tin. Here's an exotic paleo snack. Cheap caviars have unpaleo artificial dyes and preservatives. But not this unpasteurized one. This is a good item for the holiday season (which is when most caviar is sold). Hand carved Mother of Pearl spoons are the traditional accoutrements used to serve caviar. And it should be served over ice.

Other Animal-Based Snacks

Roland Quail Eggs Roland Quail Eggs. Are you wondering why quail eggs are listed here? Well, they are paleo. And while they would make an odd snack, they are ready to serve and would also make a convenient paleo appetizer, which are snacks. You can buy at Amazon, where there are many people raving about them.

Roland Escargots Roland Escargots (snails) are of premium quality packed without shells. There are 12 giant snails per can, and they are of uniform size. They are carefully cleaned, well cooked, and tender with a grayish color. There is no reason why these can't be the basis for a meal. This is the best selling one at Amazon.

Paleo Snacks & Bars (Vegan, Raw)
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Fruit & Nut: Bars

You can make your own fruit and nut bars. When you use dried fruits as the ingredients, you need a food processor, but not a dehydrator. Many recipes are in The PaleoFood Recipe Collection.

Awesome Foods Almond Fig Bar Awesome Foods makes raw "right carb" food. Their varied line ranges froms bars to wraps. Most products are paleo or close to paleo. It is quite interesting to explore their product line and see how using only raw foods they can create products for all parts of a meal. Many are refrigerated products. Can buy all their products online at their site and stores scattered around the country. Pictured at left is their Almond Fig Bar.

Bearded Bros Mango bar Bearded Brothers makes four organic vegan mostly raw energy bars. Like the Larabars the main ingredient is dates. Not all are paleo, but the Colossal Coconut Mango and Fabulous Ginger Peach are. Buy from their site, or from some stores scattered across the country.

Love Bites Blue Mountain Organics makes Better Than Roasted Love Bites. 100% organic and raw. Each package contains 4 ounces. Can buy from Blue Mountain or US Wellness:

Element Bars At Element Bars you can design your own energy bars. Many ingredients are not paleo, but enough are that you can create your own date-based paleo snack bar. You can also personalize the label, which could make these neat party favors.

Mitica Fruit Log Forever Cheese imports Fruit Logs Mitica and other dried fruits from Spain. They are made with 100% pure fresh fruit of the highest quality: apricot, date, fig, and plum. Nuts are added. They are marketed as party foods. I tried the Date Log with Marcona Almonds which I spotted at my food coop. Think of it as a simpler Larabar. I opened one end and ate it like a bar. On a per ounce basis the log I bought was about the same price. There is a Where To Buy link on the website. Murray's Cheese stocks their products and ships everywhere, though few are listed on their website.

GoPal's Raw Bar Mango Gopal's Healthfoods has a line of raw and sprouted wraps and Rawma bars. Many are paleo or very close. Some have high fructose agave syrup. Flax seed often appears. Can buy online at their site.

Hail Merry Macaroons Blonde Hail Merry distributes a line of raw vegan snacks. Some have non-paleo chocolate. See macaroons. Their nuts have been sweetened. You can buy from their site. I found them at my food coop.

Kapow Cookies Kapow Fit Paks makes a nut-free "cookie" that looks more like a ball covered with shredded coconut. Ingredients are: coconut oil, coconut nectar, Sunbutter (roasted sunflower seeds, dehydrated cane juice, salt, natural mixed tocopherols), vanilla, shredded coconut, cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips (gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free).

Larabar Lärabars are a dried date-based bar with about 19 flavors with many of them paleo. (The exceptions having peanuts or cocoa.) They are the favorite paleo snack of the paleo crowd. My favorite was the Ginger Snap. Similar is the Key Lime Pie, but the Lime is rather gooey. Both are descended from the Coconut Cream Pie. These are the least sweet. Also I found the Tropical Fruit Tart to be more filling than the Ginger Snaps. Possibly due to higher saturated fat. The Ginger Snap has total fat of 14 grams, but only 1 gram is saturated. The Tropical Fruit Tart had total fat of only 12 grams, but 7 grams are saturated.

Coconut Dates Coconut Date Rolls: Pressed dates, rolled in shredded coconut and topped with an almond. I can buy these rolls from the bulk aisle at my food coop. You can think of them as the poor man's Larabar.

Paleo Simplified Bar Paleo Simplified sells pseudo-paleo energy bars. They have numerous ingredients that our paleo ancestors could not have possibly gathered. But they are "in" ingredients, so got included. As many as they could get in. They rave about all the antioxidants, but the paleo diet includes all the antioxidants you need without supplementing. Besides, one isn't eating the foods that cause free radicals. The bars include protein powder. As if the paleo diet needs more protein. And sweeteners. You can order from their site.

Simple Squares Coconut Bar Simple Squares are organic snack bars infused with vanilla and herbs. They use honey to hold the nuts together. They come in many flavors. You can buy from Amazon.

Fruit & Nut: Cookies, Crackers, Bread

Products here start with fresh ingredients and use an oven or a dehydrator. Some of these products have sweeteners added. Some don't. Only the ones without are recommended. Many recipes are in The PaleoFood Recipe Collection.

Julian Paleo Thins thumbnail Julian Bakery makes Paleo Thin Crackers. Ingredients are almond flour, seeds and cassava flour. They market these as low carb. You can also buy from Amazon.

Awesome Foods Butternut Squash Crackers Awesome Foods makes raw "right carb" food. Their varied line ranges froms bars to wraps. Most products are paleo or close to paleo. Some are sweetened, and some not. It is quite interesting to explore their product line and see how using only raw foods they can create products for all parts of a meal. Many are refrigerated products. Can buy all their products online at their site and stores scattered around the country. Pictured at left is their Butternut Squash Crackers.

CocoRoons Lemon Pie Sejoyia has Coco-Roons, a line of organic sweets based on dried coconut and almond flour, and lots of maple syrup. In six flavors and also in a mini size. Buy online from their site or through Amazon.

Go Raw Lemon Cookies Freeland Foods Go Raw makes hand-crafted organic, raw living food. Product line includes bars, snacks, cookies, and real live chocolate. Lots of flaxseeds, which are paleo questionable and taste flaxseedy. The only product line that I recommend are the Super Cookies in various flavors (but not the chocolate). I especially like the Super Lemon. Though it is not an ideal paleo food. With all the seeds there are almost five times as many Omega-6s as Omega-3s. Distributed nationally. Buy here or at Amazon.

Paleo Bread Julian's Paleo Bread is new on the scene. They sell online three breads that are close to paleo: Almond and Coconut. They use egg whites instead of whole eggs. There use no oil. They are trying to make the breads very low fat. And I don't consider psyllium to be a paleo ingredient. It is listed at Amazon.

Living Spoonful Pizza Cracker Livin' Spoonful makes crackers made from sprouted sunflower seeds. They come in four flavors. No grains. No added sweeteners.

Lydias Three Products Lydia's Organics creates combinations of sprouted seeds, and nuts, along with fruits, vegetables, herbs, and seaweed. Dehydrated at low temperatures. Shaped into bars, crackers, and cereals. Also Kale Krunchies, bread, seasonings, and trail mix. Some are sweetened. Some not. Can buy online here or at Amazon.

Paleo Treats Mustang Bar Paleo Treats makes organic paleo treats: Cacao Now!, a fruit-nut-chocolate cookie made from cacao powder, honey, almonds, raisins, pistachios, raw goji berries. And Mac Attacks, a coconut and cacao treat (includes egg whites). And now also Mustang Bar [pictured left] (almond butter, coconut oil, walnuts, honey, almonds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, almond flour, coconut, vanilla, salt). Can buy online here.

Fruit & Nut: Trail Mixes

Back Roads Granola Back Roads Granola started with Paleo Coconut Crunch, with coconut chips instead of oats. Now three more Paleo flavors: Maple Pecan, Apricot Chai, and Pineapple Ginger.

Bergin Nuts Raw nuts are a very paleo snack. I can buy them at any of the many health foods stores in my area. I can't see spending more and buying them by mail. But possibly not everybody has as many local options. Bergin Nut Company products are the bulk foods that Amazon stocks. There are lots. Many are not paleo. This search returns just Bergin's raw nuts in bestselling order. Other stores selling nuts can be found in my Stores Section.

Living Nutz Cina-Pecan Living Nutz germinates nuts and then dehydrates them at low temperatures. Dates are added. They are spiced. Vanilla extract is present. In a dozen flavors, but many have soy sauce with wheat. Can buy online here. Some products are available through Amazon.

Maple Nut Kitchen granola Maple Nut Kitchen makes both traditional and Paleo granola, all gluten-free and vegan, as maple syrup is the only sweetener used. The Paleo line has four regionally inspired flavors: Northern Berry Harvest (with walnuts and blueberries), Eastern Apple Pecan, Southern Cherry Almond, and Western Cocoa Cayenne. Buy online. Click Online Store.

Mystic Mountain Trail Mix Blue Mountain Organics makes Better Than Roasted Mystic Mountain Trail Mix, an exotic mixture of almonds, pecans, cranberries (apple juice sweetened, sunflower oil), Hunza raisins, Hunza mulberries. Sweet, crunchy, savory and delicious. You can buy from Blue Mountain in a variety of sizes or the 6.5 ounce package at US Wellness.

Paleo Trail Mix US Wellness's Paleo Trail Mix has: cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, dried currants, golden raisins, raisins, dried figs, coconut flakes, olive oil, salt.

Paleonova Original Granola Paleonola has six flavors of granola: Original, Maple Pancake, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Pina Colada, and Chocolate Fix. Lots of options on Amazon, where all get five stars.

Steve's Paleo KrunchCereal Nut Free Steve's Paleo Goods makes PaleoKrunch Cereal, a lightly-sweet breakfast granola that is grain-free. The product has "Krunchy" clusters. It comes in five flavors:

Trader Joe's Go Raw Trek Mix Trader Joe's has a line of Trek Mixes. Only the Go Raw one is paleo (a mixture of raisins, cashews, walnuts, almonds, and filberts). You can buy it from Amazon, or cheaper if there is a TJ's nearby.

Pinyon Pinenuts Pinyon Pinenuts are collected in the wild by George & Penny Frazier. Site also has some pinenut information. Also see Wikipedia.

Dried Greens: Kale

Kale chips It wasn't that long ago when this wasn't a convenience food you could buy. These are fragile. I have only bought locally. But plenty are available on an search on Amazon.

Dried Greens: Sea Vegetables

Sea Snax SeaSnax is a very popular seaweed snack. They are in large sheets which can be rolled around food. Or simply eaten as a snack. Also now in small snack-sized sheets. They use olive oil in the selected one and a small amount of sea salt. The manufacturer claims they are strangely addictive. I can buy them at my food coop. The website has a store locator. Many are listed at Amazon.

Dulse package Maine Coast Sea Vegetables Inc. offer several organically certified varieties: Alaria/Wakame, Dulse, Kelp/Kombu, Laver/Nori, and Nori. This is an excellent source of iodine (especially if one is not adding salt to their food). Also available in granules. Available at Amazon.

Eden Arame Eden Organic Foods has a line of Sea Vegetables. Many are hand harvested from the wild in Japan and those are the ones shown below. They may now be contaminated with radiation. Some others are cultivated (like Nori). Ranked by popularity: Arame, Kombu, Wakame Flakes. Amazon also has a page where they list the Bestselling Sea Vegetables

Vegetables and Fruit: Cooked

Happt Tot Spinach There really is no reason why adults can't eat packaged baby food. Many of them are quite pure. I selected Happy Tot Organic Superfoods, 4.22 Ounce Pouches, as it could easily be eaten as a snack. It isn't ideal in my opinion. It includes paleo questionable chia seeds. You can buy from Amazon.


Wholly Guacamole Minis Wholly Guacamole makes guacamole snack packs. The standard and chunky are in 8-ounce packages. The minis are 2-ounce cups. They also have a line of salsas in 10-ounce packages. This is not a shelf stable product. You will have to find it locally in the refrigerator case at your grocer. It can then be frozen. See Where to Find Us link on their site.

100% Fruit Snacks

I don't buy any of the products in this section (except for the plantain chips). I make my own applesauce in the Fall and freeze it to use throughout the year. Then fresh fruit is easy to find. And many frozen berries and fruit are quite reasonable and good. Especially if you have a Trader Joe's nearby. Any dried fruit I buy is from the bulk pack section at my food coop. Then there is the problem that these foods raise triglyceride levels. That, in turn, increases the number of small, dense lipoproteins that cause damage to your arteries. However, if you need convenient snack packaging, here they are:

Fruit Bars

Gorge Delights Fruit ZEGO produces JustFruit Bars in at least eight flavors. Predominate ingredient is either pears or apples. Buy in stores or Amazon.

Willamette Valley Fruit bar Willamette Valley Fruit has three marionberry (a blackberry cultivar: see Wikipedia article) bars that also have other fruits (blueberry, apple, or strawberry). There is also a very non-paleo one with chocolate, sugar and soy. Website has a zip code driven where-to-buy.

Fruit Leather

If you have a dehydrator all you need is non-stick dehydrator sheets made for your dehydrator and you can make your own fruit leather. See recipes in The PaleoFood Recipe Collection. A search on Amazon finds many.

Fruit Loose (Dehydrated)

One can easily eat too much dried fruit. Be careful. A search on Amazon finds many.

Mulberries Blue Mountain Organics makes Love Raw Foods Dried Mulberries. White mulberries have a subtle natural sweet taste with a soft crunchy texture that whets your appetite. You can buy from their site in 5 or 12 ounce, or the 5 ounce from US Wellness.

Fruit Loose: Crunchy (Freeze-Dried)

A popular category. All are crunchy and crisp. I find this to be an expensive way to get fruit into one's diet. Frozen fruit is much cheaper. Comes in small (pouches) to large sizes (#10 tin cans). You have to be sure there is no added sweetener. A search on Amazon finds many. Some at Amazon worth looking at:

Fruit Loose: Crunchy (Baked)

Bare Fruit Bare Fruit Snacks makes organic bake-dried fruit chips. No oil is added. This makes them crunchy. Products are just fruit. Available is a variety of fruits and package sizes. Some are mixed fruits. Some are spiced with cinnamon. You can buy online at their site or at Amazon.

Fruit Loose (Dried): Superfruits

Sambazon Acai Powder Açaí is a small purple berry from the Brazilian Amazon that is claimed to be packed with antioxidants, healthy omega fats, amino acids and dietary fiber. The problem is it is way overhyped. For antioxidants it is only middling. Darker fruits, like Concord grapes and blueberries, have more. Information on the berry can be found at Wikipedia. It is useful to add flavoring to paleo smoothies and other foods. Note that unit cost is cheaper for the pouch shown below under Navitas Naturals.

Goji thumbnail Navitas Organics has a line of raw dried superfruit. These are fruits with a high level of antioxididants. Some are berries and can be eaten as snacks. Some are powders that can be used in smoothies or drinks. Most are certified organic. All the below are shipped by Amazon.

Fruit Loose (Fried)

Ripe Inka Chips Inka Crops sells chips fried in palm oil, which is a paleo oil made from a fruit. Best known are their plantain chips. [Though their website doesn't show the paleo one found locally and at Amazon.] The one made from green plantains is salted, while the one using ripe plantains (pictured at left) is unsalted. They are easy to find locally. Can see comments at Amazon: Ripe Plantains, No Salt and Green Plantains with Salt.

Fruit Puree

Earth's Best Applesauce I make my own applesauce. It is quite easy once you get the hang of it (and have a food mill). And I can load it up with cinnamon. Here are my instructions. But this is a snack section, and so I will focus on organic applesauce in snack-sized packaging that hasn't been sweetened. (Mott's is not organic and has HFCS, and while Santa Cruz is organic, it has been sweetened with high fructose apple concentrate.) Earth's Best came in cinnamon and plain, but is no longer available.

Ellas Kitchen Red One thumbnail The individual squeezable pouch has become very popular in recent years. Some are marketed as convenient baby food. Some also include vegetables. Materne is applesauce based. They could be an adult snack, though it is pretty easy to get enough fresh fruit on the paleo diet. A search on Amazon finds many.

Dairy Substitutes: Tree Nuts based
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Regal Vegan Basilicotta The Regal Vegan is a NYC based business. Their Basilicotta is a creamy basil cashew spread that is paleo. Note that it is a spread and not a cheese. It doesn't have the tanginess of the more expensive Dr. Cow products. I found it at my food coop. I doubt you can find it outside of NYC. But they do sell mail order.

Nutritional Yeast is the vegan way to get a cheese flavor. Used like a parmesan seasoning. I have looked for the first two locally but have not found them. Both have salt. As I do not add salt to my food, I wouldn't have much use for them. I haven't tried pure nutritional yeast.

Parma! sells Parma! Made from raw organic walnuts, nutritional yeast, and sea salt. It comes in Original and Chipotle Cayenne (adds chipotle, onion, cayenne). It can be found at natural foods stores and at vegan web sites, e.g. VeganEssentials.
Parma Zaan Sprinkles The Vegetarian Express makes Parma Zaan Sprinkles in the shaker bottle (also 16 oz bag). Made with almonds, sea salt, nutritional yeast, onion powder, and citric acid. Can buy online here.
Kal Nutritional Yeast Flakes Kal Nutritional Yeast Flakes will get you the cheesy taste without the filler. You can buy this popular one at Amazon.

Dairy Substitutes: Coconut Based
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Native Forest Coconut Milk Native Forest Organic Coconut Milk Simple is the coconut milk that I buy (locally). It is free of guar gum and preservatives. Plus it is in a BPA-free can. It should be thick and require stirring. You can buy at Amazon

Let's Do Creamed Coconut Edward & Sons produces Let's Do Organic Creamed Coconut. It is unsweetened. Replaces diary and coconut milk in sauces, curries, smoothies and more. At room temperature it is a hard brick. You have to dissolve it in some water. Find it locally or buy at Amazon.

Frozen Coconut Milk is a premium product. It tends to be thin like cow's milk when thawed. They may be best used as a frozen snack. They are messy to open. Read taste comparison of frozen coconut milks at Non Nom Paleo.

Hawaiian Sun Frozen Coconut Milk Hawaiian Sun Frozen Coconut Milk is a pure premium product. See Where to buy in Hawaii and the West Coast. It could be mail ordered from Only From Hawaii. They don't disclose where they are located, but the area code is for Nevada.
Anahaw Frozen Coconut Milk Anahaw Frozen Coconut Milk is a product of the Philippines. It is distributed by Ferntrade Corporation in San Jose, CA. The only website is for Anahaw Foods in the Philippines, though this product does not appear on the site. Presumed to only be available in Asian grocers on the West Coast, like 99 Ranch Market.
Eastland Frozen Coconut Milk I found this Frozen Coconut Milk at a Thai grocer in Manhattan. It was imported into the US by Eastland Food Corporation. It was exported from Thailand by Sethachon Co. The package also has FoodHut on it.

Coconut Grove Yogurt Coconut Grove is another coconut yogurt. Available in four flavors: plain, vanilla, blueberry, and strawberry. The ingredient list is shorter than So Delicious, but has much more stabilizers and fillers than Anita's. It comes in two sizes: 6 oz and 24 oz. Distribution started in California and is expanding. See Where to Buy on their site.

Co Yo Coconut Yogurt Co Yo is a coconut yogurt. Available in four flavors: Natural, Mango, Mixed Berry and Raw Chocolate. It comes in two sizes: 5.3 oz and 12 oz. No ingredient list at site. Limited availability. See store locator at site, though the places listed that I tried had never carried it.

Turtle Mountain is a manufacturer of coconut-based non-dairy products under the So Delicious brand. Coconut Milk Kefir

Frozen Coconut Desserts

Coconut Bliss Luna & Larry's makes Cosmic Bliss, formerly Coconut Bliss frozen dessert. Available in natural food stores. See store locator on their website. Ingredients for the plain (called Infinite): organic coconut milk (organic coconut, water, organic guar gum), organic agave syrup, organic coconut cream, organic dried coconut, organic coconut extract, organic vanilla extract.

So Delicious Frozen Coconut Milk So Delicious has a line called Coconut Milk Frozen Desserts. Of the three listed here this is the easiest to find. Use the store locator on their website. Ingredients for plain (called Coconut): organic coconut milk (water, organic coconut cream), organic agave syrup, chicory root extract, organic dried coconut, carob bean gum, guar gum, natural flavor. Some of the flavored ones are sweetened with stevia instead of sugar. The most paleo of the lot, and the one I recommend, is the No Sugar Added Vanilla Bean. It doesn't even have stevia.

Coconut Butter

Coconut butter is a creamy whole coconut made with pure, dried coconut flesh, not just the oil. It is ground to a solid white paste. It melts easily and spreads at temperatures above 72-76°F (you may have to warm it). It can be used as a butter substitute for: smoothies, dressings, sauces, raw and cooked desserts, and icing. Use in tropical and Caribbean dishes. It does not need to be refrigerated. All of the ones listed below are organic.

Artisana Coconut Butter Artisana Raw Coconut Butter. Can buy from Amazon. It is also available in packets.
Chocola Tree Coconut Creme Chocola Tree has a raw, stone-ground Coconut Creme. You can buy from their site, but shipping is high.
Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna Nutiva Coconut Manna. Buy from their site or at Amazon.

Coconut Water

Coconut Water is "nature's isotonic beverage" from the center of green young coconuts. Most are from Brazil (except a few are from Thailand). Coconut water contains potassium (more than a banana), calcium, magnesium and many trace minerals. It has an ideal balance of electrolytes so important to replenish after exercise. Naturally low in calories and fat-free, it's the paleo way to quench your thirst and restore well being. Read more at the Wikipedia article on Coconut water. This product is readily available in natural food stores. Be sure to read the ingredient list, as some are sweetened and some have preservatives (generally the ones that are marketed to the Latin community). A few, like Zico, are from concentrate. Avoid them. By law in the US all are pasteurized. I highlight two:

Taste Nirvana Coconut Water Taste Nirvana sells a coconut water that was new in 2013. There are multiple flavors and styles. It is available in BPA-free aluminum cans, or glass bottles in two sizes. It's the favorite of the buyer at my food coop. And is now my favorite. It comes from Thailand and is highly rated at Amazon. Also see store locator at their website.

VitaCoco coconut water Vita Coco makes a 100% pure coconut water. It is the most popular coconut water. This one is not as sweet compared to the others. It comes in many flavors (I bought the plain, before I switched to Nirvana) and is the best selling coconut water. The small size now has the silly plastic spouts. You can buy at Amazon.

Book on Coconut Water:

Coconut Water by Bruce Fife Coconut Water: For Health and Healing by Dr. Bruce Fife educates the reader on the health benefits of coconut water. Coconut water's unique nutritional profile gives it the power to balance body chemistry, ward off disease, fight cancer, and retard aging. History and folklore credit coconut water with remarkable healing powers, which medical science is now confirming. People like the book, with the caveat that it can be overly scientific.

Equipment (Highlights from The Kitchen Equipment Encyclopedia)
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Nesco dehydrator Dehydrators. A must for homemade jerky and pemmican. Can also dry fruit and herbs. Inexpensive ones without thermostats are $30, but I consider a thermostat a must. Healthier and tastier to dry at a low temperature. The round ones are expandable up to 30 trays. The one I have and highly recommend is the Excalibur 2900. It is the one used by all serious dehydrators. The square trays are easier to fill than round with a hole in the middle. I don't see a need for a timer. If you dry at a low temperature the time will be long and need not be exact. Also see Paleodiet: Dehydrators section.

Meat Grinder Meat Grinders. Anyone following paleo can justify owning a meat grinder. You can make you own paleo sausage (also see Patty Press), grind suet before rendering, powder narrow jerky strips for pemmican (by far the best way to do this), make use of full animal sides, or even just to grind up leftovers for hash. The hand ones that clamp to the counter are apparently fine. Electric, which is what I bought, can run $100. If you have any KitchenAid Classic stand mixer, which won't have much use now that you aren't baking, you can buy a reasonably priced food grinder attachment for it.

Slow Cooker Slow Cooker, a.k.a. "Crock Pot". Useful. Many consider this a must have in a paleo kitchen. Can start before you go to bed or in the morning. You want one with a removable sleeve. Then you can prepare it the evening before and put in the refrigerator. Before going to work you simply put it in the base and start it up. And much easier to clean. A neat option is one with a probe that will shift to a keep warm mode when the meat is done. A slow cooker is the best way to cook pulled pork. Slow cookers work best if they are at least half full. Don't buy one that is too big. N.B. Long cooking times with acidic foods can lead to hydrolysis of proteins.

Thermometer, Infrared Thermometer, Infrared. These are downright fun to play with. This is like the one I have. You aim the laser beam at an object and it displays the surface temperature. Check out the temperature of anything. Food safety people use these. I use mine to check the temperature of the suet while I'm rendering it when the moisture has been removed and the temperature starts to rise. Also good for measuring the surface temperature of a pan. They also have automotive troubleshooting uses.

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Fats & Oils
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The only types of oils acceptable on the paleo diet are listed below. Industrial seed oils are high in Omega-6s. They are to be avoided. A diet high in Omega-6s leads to inflammation of the arteries and depresses the immune system.


Payo Mayo Payo makes a paleo mayo. The oil is macadamia. The ingredients are as paleo as they can be. You can order from their website.
Primal Kitchen Mayo Primal Kitchen makes a paleo mayo. The oil is avocado. Note the high vinegar content is necessary to make it acidic, otherwise it won't keep. You can order from their website, from Amazon, or try the store locator.

Coconut Oils

Nutiva Coconut Oil Nutiva makes a USDA-certified-organic, extra-virgin coconut oil that is cold-pressed from fresh coconuts within two hours of chopping. It has a light true-coconut taste, aroma. This is the one I buy and is by far the top selling coconut oil at Amazon. There is also a more economical larger size.

Wilderness Family Coconut Oil Five Gallon And for the commercial kitchen you can buy coconut oil in the five gallon size. The best selling in this size at Amazon is Extra Virgin Cold Pressed, Certified Organic from Wildly Organic by Wilderness Family Naturals.

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Five Gallon Tropical Traditions Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil, Non-Certified - 5-gallon pail is cheaper than the organic one listed above. Read about expeller-pressed at the Tropical Traditions website. They import many virgin organic coconut products, including oil, cream, flour, shredded, flakes, and chips. Website includes lots of information on coconut.

Fruit Oils

Zoe Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Olive oil is, of course, readily available. At Amazon a search returns thousands, as it also returns every food that includes olive oil as an ingredient. The only oil that would be considered paleo is First Cold Pressed. This process is low tech, as a paleo food should be. Generally, but not always, if it is labeled Extra Virgin it will be First Cold Pressed. And, of course, organic is more paleo. So, I listed just this best selling one: Zoe Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (with BPA-free lining).

Omni Red Palm Oil Palm oil, is a paleo fruit oil that is excellent for deep fat frying. It has a smoke point of 455°F. Omni Palm Products has an unrefined Red Palm Oil that is available through Amazon.
The Palm Oil Miracle thumbnail To learn more about the health benefits of Red Palm Oil there is The Palm Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife.
La Tourangelle Avocado Oil La Tourangelle Avocado Oil is the best selling avocado oil at Amazon. It is handcrafted from premium fresh avocados. This emerald green oil has a fine fruity roundness that makes it lovely for both sweet and savory applications. On salads, it contributes a hint of avocado flavor, and it is wonderful drizzled over slices of grapefruit and melon. The oil is unrefined and has a smoke point of 350°F.
Spectrum Avocado Oil Spectrum Avocado Oil is the one that I can buy locally. It has been refined and has a smoke point of 450°F. I use it in my Actifry.
Now Foods Avocado Oil Now Foods Avocado Oil is food grade, but is marketed for health care purposes (putting on the skin). It is edible. You can buy at Amazon.
Roland Black Truffle Oil Roland Black Truffle Oil is a product of Italy. The ingredients include extra virgin olive oil, black truffle (tuber aestvum vin), black truffle aroma. Suggested serving size is 1 tbsp. Buy at Amazon. Be careful. Some truffle oils are not paleo. The most popular one at Amazon is based on grapefruit seed oil. Fruit seeds are not supposed to be digested, but to pass through and still be viable. They would never have been a food.
Roland White Truffle Oil Roland White Truffle Oil is a highly fragrant infusion of white truffle flavor in extra virgin olive oil. Imported from Italy, this product is golden in color and has an intense, earthy, flavor. White Truffle Oil should be used sparingly due to its intense flavor. A little goes a long way. Buy at Amazon.

Other Nut Oils

Macadamia oil has a nutty sweet taste. The 410°F smoke point is fairly high, making this good for high temperature cooking. It is low in phytic acid.

Piping Rock Macadamia Oil Piping Rock makes Cold Pressed Macadamia Oil. This is the best buy. Click here to to get $10 off your first order.
Ellyndale Macadamia Oil Now Foods makes an Organic Macadamia Oil (now sold under the Ellyndale label). Can buy at Amazon.
Oils Of Aloha Macadamia Oil Oils of Aloha makes Macadamia Oil in sizes up to a gallon with five flavors (pure, Kauai Herb, Garlic Isle, Haleiwa Heat, Pele's Fire). Can buy from Slanker's Grass Fed Meats or through Amazon.

La Tourangelle has five paleo nut oils (in alphabetical order):

La Tourangelle Almond Oil La Tourangelle Roasted Almond Oil is the bestselling Almond Oil at Amazon. Adds a rich almond taste to salad dressing, baking, and grilled meat or fish. With a fresh roasted almond flavor, the oil reveals subtle nuances when combined with other ingredients. Its delicate character makes it a good substitute for olive oil in cases where walnut oil and hazelnut oil are just too powerful. Almond oil is very popular in India with duck and curry, and in China it is also used with chicken and duck. Suitable for medium-high heat (smoke point 420°F) and perfect for sautéing.

La Tourangelle Hazelnut Oil La Tourangelle Roasted Hazelnut Oil is the bestselling Hazelnut Oil at Amazon. Adds a rich hazelnut taste to salad dressing, baking, and grilled meat or fish. It goes better with lemon juice than with vinegar. Suitable for medium-high heat (smoke point 430°F) and perfect for sautéing.
La Tourangelle Pecan Oil La Tourangelle Roasted Pecan Oil is the bestselling Pecan Oil at Amazon. Adds a rich pecan taste to salad dressing, baking, and grilled meat or fish. Add towards the end of your beef bourguignon or meat dishes. Good with apples and pears. Suitable for medium heat and perfect for sautéing.
La Tourangelle Pistachio Oil La Tourangelle Roasted Pistachio Oil is the bestselling Pistachio Oil at Amazon. Adds a rich pistachio taste to salad dressing, baking, and grilled meat or fish. Add towards the end of your beef bourguignon or meat dishes. Good with apples and pears. Suitable for medium heat and perfect for sautéing.
La Tourangelle Walnut Oil La Tourangelle Roasted Walnut Oil is the bestselling Walnut Oil at Amazon. Adds a rich walnut taste to salad dressing, baking, and grilled meat or fish. Add towards the end of your beef bourguignon or meat dishes. Good with apples and pears. One of the highest natural sources of Omega-3. Suitable for medium-high heat and perfect for sautéing.

Fish Oils

NKO Krill Oil The benefits of Krill Oil have been touted by Michael Eades, MD in Why krill oil? and on many other websites. It is an extract from Antarctic krill that is rich in cell membrane building blocks and considered better than regular fish oil. You can buy by price, as it all comes from the same source. I have found that it is cheaper at Amazon than at my food coop.

Carlson Fish Oil Carlson Fish Oil is considered one of the best. It is available in many forms and sizes. This search here has it by bestselling items. I like the convenience of capsules. See all at: Amazon. The capsules are not shipped by Amazon, but shipping is only $0.99. It is an excellent price. You can use this Fish Oil Calculator to see how many capsules Robb Wolf believes one should take. I find the results excessive.

Wild Salmon Oil Vital Choice makes Vitamin D3 in Wild Salmon Oil. This Vitamin D3 comes in a base of Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil, which is naturally rich in Vitamin D3 and certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. Each 300 mg softgel contains 60 mg of Omega-3s, including 46 mg of EPA & DHA along with the Vitamin D3. Can buy from Vital Choice or at US Wellness.

Animal Fats (and Marrow)

Pure Ghee Pure Indian Foods is a family-owned New Jersey farm that makes organic ghee from grass-fed cows. Read on their website about the high standards they follow. Now dairy isn't usually considered paleo, but ghee has almost all of the protein and lactose removed and one is left with a high smoke point fat. You can buy through Amazon.

Nanak Ghee Stocked and shipped by Amazon is Nanak Pure Desi Ghee. Available at Amazon.

Rendered Duck Fat Duck Fat is tasty and recommended for cooking, as olive oil breaks down at a relatively low temperature. Use as a substitute for butter or frying oil. Many are available through Amazon. Most are imported from France. The one gallon size is domestic. The only duck fat that Amazon stocks is one that isn't pure. It has soy-based lecithins added. Lecithin is used as it is an excellent emulsifier.

Fatworks Lard Fatworks makes three paleo fats: Leaf Lard, Duck Fat, and Tallow. The animals are free-range pasture raised. While duck fat and tallow can be purchased elsewhere, this is the only place I've found that has pure lard. (What lard you find in the supermarket has been partially hydrogenated.) You can order from the site.

Suet is the fat from around the kidneys. It is much more saturated than regular fat (called tallow here) and is the fat that traditionally was used to make pemmican. If you make your own pemmican you should use this. See my Rendering Suet Step-by-Step.

Grass-Fed Beef Suet Beef Suet - 5 lb bags. Course ground.
Lamb Suet Lamb Suet - 2 lb bags.

Tallow Shortening, grass-fed. Beef tallow is what McDonald's used to fry their French Fries in. The beef flavor made them the best. But then the saturated fat police made them change to fake unhealthy hydrogenated oils. Tallow is still used in all potato fryers in Belgium. Now potatoes aren't paleo, but there are paleo foods that can be fried.

Tallow Grass-Fed Beef - 1.7 lbs container.
Lamb - 2 lbs container.
Tallow Pail Grass-Fed Beef - 5 gallon pail.

Duck Stock
Duck Stock Duck Stock. The bones are roasted with organic vegetables and spices and then everything is simmered with filtered water and sherry vinegar for 16-20 hours. Contains ~ 38 fluid ounces.

Great Lakes Gelatin Great Lakes has a gelatin that is made from grass-fed beef. They also have a porcine gelatin that is not grass-fed. Gelatin is used as a gelling agent. Gelatin is made from the skin or hides of animals. It offers many health benefits for the gut, hair, and nails. It can be sprinkled on food. See Wikipedia. You can buy from Amazon.

Nut Butters
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Nut butters can be used as a paleo snack. A popular way is dipping a stick of celery or carrot in. When creating this section I looked at many nut butters. I found that many are not pure. Often sugar and salt were added. Some have milk. Some have peanut oil. And one even had wheat in it! Here are the Amazon searches for the types of nut butters that exist:

Flours (and Shreds, & Flakes): Coconut
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All of the entries here are unsweetened coconut.


Pure Wraps The Pure Wraps sells a coconut flour based wrap that is a tortilla alternative that lasts many months without freezing or refrigeration. In plain and curry. Ingredients are coconut meat, coconut water, Himalayan salt. The curry has organic curry powder also. Available in scattered retailers and order online here. Shipping is free if you order 12 packages.

Paleo Wraps Julian Bakery sells a coconut flour based wrap that is a tortilla alternative that is shelf stable for nine months. Ingredients are coconut meat, coconut water and coconut oil. It is an add-on product at Amazon. Be sure to read the reviews.

Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is one of the most savory wheat flour alternatives you can find. Low in carbohydrates and high in fiber and protein, coconut flour's high nutritional value makes it a part of many diets. Baked goods made with coconut flour are light and soft, with rich textures. Due to its high fiber content, coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquid, and you'll generally need to increase the liquid called for in a standard recipe. A search on Amazon finds many.

Coconut Shredded

Shredded coconut was first promoted for pies, puddings, cakes, etc. Starting in 1873 Leopold Schepp entered and soon concentrated on the field of desiccated coconut. He became known as the "Cocoanut King." Schepp's Cake Boxes and Tins can be found on eBay. See recipes on the sides of a tin.
Uses: Shredded coconut is often stuck to the icing on a cake. It can alternatively be added to the cake/muffin mix. It can be added to fruit salad, especially salads with tropical fruits. It can be toasted and sprinkled on foods. It can be used as a breading, or simply added when pan frying shrimp. Shredded coconut can be dyed any color by placing it in a zip-lock bag with a few drops of the desired food coloring. It can then be used for school projects, with green making an excellent grass. A search on Amazon finds many.

Coconut Flakes/Chips

Coconut flakes (or chips) are a better size if you are making trail mix or just to munch on. A search on Amazon finds many.

Flours (and Meals): Tree Nuts
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All nuts and nut flours should be stored in the freezer or refrigerator.

Almond Flour: Blanched

Almond flour is by far the most popular nut flour. Almonds add a rich nutty taste to pastry baking. I prefer the blanched almond flour, as removing the hulls removes the bran where the phytic acid anti-nutrient is located.

Bob's Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour Bob's Red Mill Finely Ground Almond Meal/Flour. Buy from Amazon.
Wellbee's Almond Flour Wellbee's sells Super Fine Almond Flour/Powder made from blanched almonds. [2#, 5#, 25#] It has 1600 5-stars ratings!
No Picture Available Lucy's Kitchen Shop sells blanched super fine ground almond flour. It is as fine as real flour. Sizes up to 25 pounds. Shipping for 25 lbs ranges from $15-30, depending on how far you are from them in California.

Almond Meal: Raw

These were not blanched. The hulls (the bran) were ground along with the endosperm.

Authentic Foods Almond Flour 25lb Authentic Foods sells Almond Meal Flour, Unblanched. At Amazon available in 25 lbs.
Honeyville Natural Almond Flour Honeyville Food Products sells Natural Almond Flour. Buy through them or Amazon. [5#, 25#]
Now Foods Pure Almond Flour Now Foods Raw Almond Flour, 10 oz. bags is 100% natural unblanched almond flour. It is not de-fatted. Buy at Amazon.

Cashew Flour

Cashews are paleo questionable. They are the highest in phytic acid of any nut. The nuts can be soaked to reduce this, but the flour can't. Cashew flour is especially flavorful, with a nutty taste that works with many other foods. Cashews, unlike other oily tree nuts, contain starch to about 10% of their weight. This makes them more effective than other nuts in thickening water-based dishes such as soups and meat stews.

Wellbee's Cashew Flour Wellbee's sells Cashew Flour. Finely ground from dry roasted cashews. [1#, 2#, 5#, 25#]
Kariba Cashews Granulated Kariba Farms sells Cashews Granulated [8 oz, 1#, 5#]

Chestnut Flour (Raw and Roasted)

Chestnut flour has a sweet, nutty flavor. It has been a part of baking in Tuscany for centuries. It's ideal for baking muffins. Chestnuts are different from many other nuts in that they are low in fat and calories but high in carbohydrates. It has a low glycemic index. Having starch it is effective in thickening water-based dishes

Dowd & Rogers Chestnut Flour Dowd & Rogers sells Italian Chestnut Flour. You can buy through Amazon.

Hazelnut (Filbert) Flour/Meal (Blanched, Raw and Roasted)

Hazelnut meal adds richness and depth to desserts which is unmatchable. Mix in as part of the necessary flour or substitute for all of the flour. Hazelnut meal is great in pancakes; though only 1/3 of the flour should be Hazelnut meal. This works as a great substitute for almond flour. This is an expensive flour.

Bob's Red Mill Hazelnut Meal/Flour Bob's Red Mill Finely Ground Hazelnut Meal/Flour. Buy from Amazon (though you have to ignore the almond meals that Amazon has mixed into the search results).
Wellbee's Hazelnut Flour Wellbee's sells Blanched Hazelnut Flour. [1#, 2#]

Macadamia Meal

Macadamia is one of the better nuts from a paleo perspective. It is low in phytic acid. It is good for coating seafood.

Kariba macadamia meal Kariba Farms sells Macadamia Meal [8 oz, 1#, 5#, 25#]

Pecan Flour/Meal

An excellent source of protein and unsaturated fats, pecan meal adds health benefits to all cooking and baking. Especially tasty as a breading on seafood. For pecan meal, the residue pecan bits that remain on the machine when pecan pieces are processed into flour, are then put through a grinder. The results are a rather dark flour that's drier than pecan flour. They would have more bran, hence more phytic acid. Pecan meal works well when combined with other nuts. Pecan flour can be made into butter. Place flour in blender and add a squirt of oil. Blend until it looks like a butter consistency.

Wellbee's Pecan Flour Wellbee's sells Pecan Flour [1#, 2#]. Much finer than meal. Pecan flour is lighter in color and contains more fat than meal.
Wellbee's Pecan Meal Wellbee's sells Pecan Meal [1#, 2#, 5#]

Pistachio Flour/Meal

Great to use in baking, cooking and as a coating on seafood and meats. A search on Amazon finds some. Expensive.

Walnut Flour/Meal

Add to any baking or cooking recipe for a delicious nutty flavor. It can be substituted for almond meal. Some walnut flour is produced when making walnut oil. The walnuts are cold pressed. This separates most of the oil from the walnut. What remains is ground and sieved to make the walnut flour.

Wellbee's Walnut Flour Wellbee's sells finely ground Walnut Flour [1#, 2#, 5#]

Flours: Other
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Arrowroot makes a great thickener for sauces, gravies and puddings. Arrowroot mixtures thicken at a lower temperature than mixtures made with flour or cornstarch. Two teaspoons of Arrowroot can be substituted for 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. One teaspoon of Arrowroot can be substituted for 1 tablespoon of flour. It cooks up clear, with a smooth texture and virtually no taste. Arrowroot can also be used as a flour in some baking recipes.

Anthony's Arrowroot Anthony's sells Arrowroot Flour. This is the best deal on Amazon.


Plantain Flour can be used to make fufu. You should be able to find this at a West Indian grocer.

Jeb Foods Plantain Flour Jeb Foods makes Plantain Flour. This is the best deal at Amazon.

Sweet Potato

Sweet potato flour is incredibly versatile and can be used for baked goods. It is great at holding moisture in baked goods and imparts a slight sweetness. It can also be used in soups, as a thickener for sauces and gravies, and in breading for seafood. It is a raw flour and does not require cooking before use.

Zocalo Sweet Potato Flour Zocalo Sweet Potato Flour. From Peru. This is a bit pricey. It would make a good item to include when you are assembling your custom paleo gift basket. Buy at Amazon.

Tiger Nut

The tiger nut is the tuber of a plant in the sedge family. It has a slightly sweet, nutty flavor. Some call it a nice almond/coconut kind of flavor. It has a long history of being eaten during the Neolithic. It is assumed to have also been eaten during the Paleolithic. The flour is claimed to be comparable to wheat flour, you can substitute this 1:1 (also interchangeable with 1:1 with Cassava flour). For information on the plant see Wikipedia.

Organic Gemini Tiger Nut Flour image Organic Gemini sells organic tiger nut products. While listed here under flours, they also sell the nuts, snacks, beverages, and an oil. I can find their products locally here in Brooklyn (where it is made). You can buy off their site or from Amazon.

Flours: Mixes
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Paleo Baking Company Hazelnut Mix Paleo Baking Company has a bunch of cake and muffin mixes. They use hazelnut flour and coconut flour. There is also a non-paleo mix with cocoa powder.
Simple Mills Pumpkin Mix Simple Mills has some muffin mixes based on almond flour. There is also a non-paleo mix with cocoa powder. You can buy at Amazon.
White Lion Baking Company Hazelnut Mix White Lion Baking Company has a line of paleo mixes, in addition to shipping paleo fresh baked goods. [Working on new website.]

Spicing and Flavoring
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Without Salt

Porcini Powder image Ground porcini mushrooms have an intense flavor. Mix porcini mushroom powder into tomato sauces, gravies and stews. It is available from many sources. There is a large selection at Amazon.

Maine Coast Sea Vegetables Kelp Granules Maine Coast Sea Vegetables' Organic Kelp Granules is a salt alternative that can provide important iodine to one's diet (especially if one is not adding salt to their food). A serving of 1/4 teaspoon will provide approximately 3 mg of iodine, or 20 times the RDA. They also sell Dulse Granules and ones with other seasonings, though this kelp is the most popular. You can buy from Amazon.

Dukkah Egyptian Spice Blend image Dukkah Egyptian Spice Blend from The Silk Road Restaurant. Made from hazelnut, coriander, toasted sesame, cumin, black peppercorn, fennel, and mint. Can buy at Amazon.

Ajika Dukkah Spice Blend image Ajika Dukkah Spice Blend is made from cardamom, coriander, cumin, ginger, fenugreek, other spices. No salt added. It had been available at Amazon.

Tamarind Paste image Tamicon Tamarind Paste is pure tamarind extract. This tangy paste is used in Indian curries, dipping sauces, and marinades. Buy at Amazon.

Ceylon Cinnamon image Ceylon cinnamon is considered the best. It is more expensive and hard to find. I learned that the more Ceylon cinnamon the better tasting the result is. Too much regular cinnamon and it gets bitter. The Frontier Co-op brand is less from Amazon. See all the raving reviews. If the regular and the fair trade one were combined, it would be the top selling cinnamon at Amazon.

Colorado Spice Rub The Colorado Spice Company has about 40 different spice rubs. Most, but not all, are pure spices that are paleo. Many are organic. They are labeled by suggested usage. They are sold in small pouches for maximum freshness. At Amazon I show them ranked by bestselling.

Wright's Hickory Liquid Smoke Wright's All Natural Liquid Smoke Seasoning is produced by burning fresh cut wood chips, then condensing the smoke into a liquid form. The liquid smoke is then scrubbed and filtered to remove all impurities. Available in hickory, applewood, and mesquite. It is available in 3.5 oz, 1 quart, and 1 gallon sizes. Find locally or at Amazon.

With Salt

None of the products in this section are recommended for a strict paleo diet. Our ancestors did not have salt shakers. It is well known that one builds up a tolerance to salt, and more and more is needed to be able to taste it. Best to toss the salt shaker and get your salt from eating seafood. After you do, any food with added salt will taste salty.

Coconut Secret Aminos Coconut Secret makes organic Raw Coconut Aminos, a paleo soy sauce substitute. It is sweeter and less salty than the soy. This is made from the natural sap that exudes from the coconut blossoms. I found this locally. It is expensive at Amazon.

Mae Ploy Thai Red Curry Paste image Mae Ploy Thai Curry Pastes get reviews at Amazon that are overwhelmingly positive. They hold the top three spots in the Curry Sauce ranking, plus more spots further on. The pastes are considered to be very authentic. All the ingredients in most of them are paleo. One has mung beans, but you can skip that one. You can buy through Amazon.

More Than Gourmet image More Than Gourmet has a line of classic French stocks and sauces. Most of the stocks appear to be paleo. There is no hydrolyzed protein. The Classic French Demi-Glaces contain gluten, and would not be paleo. The reviews at Amazon are overwhelmingly positive. You can buy through the website or at Amazon.

Eden Plum Paste Pickled Plum Puree is also called Umeboshi Paste. It is pickled with salt. I found it at my food coop and bought some to try. It is way too salty for me and I gave it away. As I do not add salt to my food, I have a very low tolerance for salt. The paste adds a tangy, salty, sour flavor to salad dressings, sauces, soups, and sushi. Thick cucumber rounds spread thinly with umeboshi paste are a cooling treat. Umeboshi goes well with members of the cabbage family, including broccoli, kale, and cauliflower. Using with game meats is also mentioned. At Amazon prices are all over the place and it was also expensive at the coop.

Roland Anchovy Paste When I think of anchovies I think of something that is too salty for me. I've never tried the paste. I would think it to be the same. Many are listed at Amazon, but all are in either a large size, or cases of small sizes, or have shipping that is several times the product cost. I'd look for this one locally.

Wok Mei Oyster Sauce Oyster sauce is a concoction that is not paleo. It is thickened with corn or wheat starch. Often MSG is added. Closer to paleo is the Wok Mei All Natural Oyster Sauce.

Red Boat Fish Sauce Fish sauce is a liquid extracted from the fermentation of fish with sea salt. Traditional fish sauce is paleo. It only contains fish (often anchovies) and salt, with some adding herbs and spices. It will vary by country and fermentation time. However, in the current marketplace most add sugar, and thickeners like in oyster sauce. Red Boat Fish Sauce from Viet Nam is the purest the paleo community has been able to find. Some for sale are listed at Amazon.

Paleo Powder Paleo Powder Seasoning is a spice blend. Ingredients are salt, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin, and a pepper blend. It has a catchy name, but I don't see how it differs from other spice blends on the market. And with salt listed first, it isn't strict paleo. Our paleo ancestors did not have salt shakers. After you stop adding salt to your food you will find any added salt makes the food taste salty. And smoked fish (which by law must be soaked in a brine) becomes inedible.

Winter Black French Truffles Winter Black French Truffles - Brushed. Black winter truffles are far superior to their summer cousins. There is a long pause between the time a truffle reaches full size and the time when it fully matures. Summer truffles are less flavorful since they are dug up before the full maturation period is reached in the winter months. For more on the truffle see Wikipedia. This 1 oz jar is the smallest, and consequently cheapest, of the French truffles I could find at Amazon. Note there are much cheaper and inferior truffles that are Tuber Indicum which come from China. Deceptively they will still be called a product of France. For obvious reasons you will see they outsell on Bestsellers in Truffles.

Dried Mushrooms, Vegetables and Teas
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Earthy Delights Dried Morels Earthy Delights sells a line of dried mushrooms and now other foods. In season they also sell wild mushrooms. In dried there are six varieties: Chanterelles, Wild Morels, Porcini, Black Trumpet, Melange de La Foret, Shiitake. They are sold in a variety of bag sizes. Popular is their sampler of 1-ounce bags of all six.

JR Mushrooms image OliveNation has some 26 varieties of dried mushrooms (and many other dried fruit and vegetables). Directions for reconstituting are on every bag. You can order through Amazon. OliveNation ships free for orders over $50. Save money by ordering multiple items at the same time. Each is available in a variety of sizes. There are way too many to describe on this page, so find them here: Dried Mushrooms available through Amazon. And on Amazon's Bestsellers in Mushrooms & Truffles you will see that many of them rank near the top.

Tomatoes are paleo questionable. People with autoimmune diseases should avoid foods in the nightshade family because they contain certain antinutrients (natural toxins used by plants to kill insects, fungi and other threats) that act as adjuvants (immune stimulators) which promote leaky gut syndrome. That said, dried tomatoes are useful to add intense tomato flavor when you don't have fresh. They can be used in soups, casseroles, or a light sauté with vegetables. You can add dry to stir-fries. Looking at the offerings at Amazon I find many with non-paleo additives, like Sulfur Dioxide for color retention, and glucose. Only the pure ones are listed below. To see all in a search: Amazon dried tomatoes and Amazon tomato powder.

It would be better to give up all caffeine, but let's be realistic. The most paleo would be green tea, as this is simply dried tea leaves. (Not coffee, as it is a seed inside a fruit and is not edible raw. Fruit seeds are not supposed to be digested, but to pass through and still be viable. They would never have been a food.) If you look at Amazon's Bestsellers in Green Teas you will find bottled green tea and matcha head the list. Matcha is a finely-milled Japanese green tea used in tea ceremonies. Presumably it sells well at Amazon as it isn't readily available locally and is lightweight to ship.

Davidsons Gunpowder Green Loose Loose tea is cheaper than tea bags. If you are at work, bags are convenient, but when at home using loose tea is no hassle at all. And many more varieties are available. Simply use an inexpensive tea infuser and stick into the mug. But better, as it gives room for the tea leaves to unfurl and spread out, is a brewing basket. I heat my mug water in the microwave. Besides knowing the exact time needed, it also heats the mug. The best selling organic leaves at Amazon is Davidson's Tea Bulk, Gunpowder Green. See their line of bulk green teas: Davidson's Green Tea Blends and at Amazon.

Bigelow Organic Green Tea Bags Green tea bags should be easier to find locally. The bestselling at Amazon is Bigelow Organic Green Tea Bags. Bags are sealed for freshness in airtight, flavor protecting fresh packs. Certified 100% USDA Organic.

Packaged Vegetables
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Farmer's Market Pumpkin Puree Pumpkin tends to get sweetened and used mostly in non-paleo foods. But pumpkin puree works fine in soups. It can be added to paleo chili. Here are recipes (which may need slight adaptation to make orthodox paleo): paleo pumpkin muffins and paleo pumpkin pancakes and Paleo Pumpkin Pudding Recipe []. Farmer's Market Foods sells an Organic Pumpkin in cans and Tetrapaks. Numerous recipes are listed at the site. You have to switch milk to coconut milk. This should be easy to find in your local natural foods store. You can buy at Amazon.

Farmer's Market Sweet Potato Puree Farmer's Market Foods makes an Organic Sweet Potato Puree. It makes an excellent side dish. Can be used for pancakes, muffins, biscuits or even bisque. See many recipes at their site. Find this in your natural foods store or buy from Amazon.
Farmer's Market Butternut Squash Puree Farmer's Market Foods makes an Organic Butternut Squash Puree. It makes an excellent side dish. Can be used for pancakes, muffins, biscuits or even bisque. See many recipes at their site. Find this in your natural foods store or buy from Amazon.

Nomato sauce 1 Nomato is a vegetable-based tomato-free sauce. Some people following paleo also avoid the nightshade family. Nomato makes three substitutes. Only the Nomato Sauce is paleo. Ingredients include carrots, beets, onions, lemon juice, salt, garlic, and herbs. The ketchup and barbecue sauce have non-paleo vinegar and sweeteners. Sold from their website and at Mid-Atlantic Whole Foods stores.

Raw Honey (and Other Sweeteners)
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I do not use any of these sweeteners. I gave up all sweets more than four decades ago and have lost any interest in sweet foods. It is best to get all sweets out of your diet and get over it. While based on the paleo concept of avoiding foods foreign to our Paleolithic evolved bodies, these are paleo, but the quantities consumed would have been tiny. The problem with these foods is they raise triglyceride levels. That, in turn, increases the number of small, dense lipoproteins that cause damage to your arteries.

Boiled Cider

Boiled cider is simply pure sweet cider that has been evaporated. One gallon of cider makes about one pint of boiled cider. Further evaporation makes cider jelly

Woods Mill Boiled Cider Wood's Cider Mill makes Boiled Cider and Cider Jelly. It gets five stars at Amazon. You can read the reviews at Amazon [where it is unavailable].

Coconut Palm Sugar

All of the coconut sugars can be organic. The nectars are kettle-boiled into a thick caramel and ground to a fine crystal. This is a low glycemic sugar alternative. See Wikipedia article on: coconut palm sugar. A search on Amazon finds many.

Coconut Palm Syrup

Twice daily they climb high into the coconut palm trees and harvest the nectar by slicing open the blossoms, which drip a sweet liquid. Once collected, the nectar is evaporated to make a syrup. Use instead of maple syrup. Full of minerals. Very low glycemic index.

Raw Honey

Honey is only paleo in very small quantities. It would have been hard to collect without protective clothing. And, of course, it would have been organic and raw. I included this one for those that are unable to give up sweets. An Organic Raw Honey search on Amazon.

Maple Syrup

Coombs Maple Syrup Coombs Family Farms produces 100% Pure Certified Organic Maple Syrup. This is another pseudo-paleo item that will interest those that are unable to give up sweetness. This is the bestselling at Amazon, where it is available in a variety of grades and sizes.

Date Sugar

Date Sugar is dehydrated dates that are ground up. It should be pure. Some brands, e.g. Bob's Red Mill, add oats (presumably to reduce clumping). It does not dissolve well. It can be used as a substitute for brown sugar in cooking. It can be sprinkled on food. An Date Sugar search on Amazon.

Date Lady Date Syrup The Date Lady sells Organic Date Syrup. It is 100% pure dates. In the ancient world the date palm was an essential sweetener. It is a complex fruit syrup with a rich flavor. It's not as sweet as honey, or as thick either. It can be used as a topping with anything that would normally go with honey or syrup. It has a mineral content including potassium, magnesium and iron.

Wet Sea Vegetables
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Irish Moss package The Raw Food World has Fresh Whole Leaf Irish Moss (Raw, Wildcrafted), or carrageen moss, is a species of seaweed which grows abundantly along the rocky parts of the Atlantic coast of Europe and the Americas as well as parts in the Pacific. It is wonderful for thickening. You do have to clean it, as it is full of sand and some sea debris. Available through Amazon.

Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles The Sea Tangle Noodle Company makes raw Kelp Noodles. No cooking required, though you can cook them. They can be served in cold noodle salads, in hot noodle dishes and soups. They have a mild flavor and go well with any cuisine. Kelp noodles are extremely low in fat and calories and have a high mineral content, including iodine, which kelp is well known for. See recipes. Can buy online here, at Amazon, and this one is easy to find in natural food stores.

Sea Tangle Mixed Sea Vegetables The Sea Tangle Noodle Company also has Mixed Sea Vegetables which contains kombu, wakame, hiziki, seaweed stems and montagne. They are a tasty and great source of fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and iodine. You can mix with the kelp noodles. Shelf stable for 12 months. You can buy from their site or from Amazon.

Meat, Poultry and Fish
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Beef Roast US Wellness Meats (a.k.a. Grassland Beef) sells grass-fed beef, veal, lamb, and bison. Also poultry, rabbit, and antibiotic-free, natural grain fed pork from Heritage Acres farms. See other of their products highlighted on this page. Raised and shipped from Missouri.

3-Corner Field Farm, on the border of NY and Vermont, sells grass-fed lamb. Academia Barilla Prosciutto According to Wikipedia's page on Prosciutto, it is sometimes cured with nitrites. This means, of course, that some isn't. So I have been trying to figure out which ones would then be paleo. Alma Gourmet's Prosciutto di Parma describes its process and it is only salt. You can buy an entire leg through Amazon. Now this isn't cheap, but would make a great meat to serve at a party.

Fossil Farms Banner Fossil Farms, in NJ, sells exotic meats, game & all natural meats. Read about: See very, very long list of meats along the left. You can buy online here.

Slanker's logo Slanker Grass-Fed Meat in Northeast Texas sells grass-fed beef by the cut in addition to bulk purchases. They also have lamb, goat, pork and poultry. All products come from critters eating grass or legumes and some browse. No Grain! The pigs are wild caught. The only supplemental feed the pigs are given is alfalfa just prior to being sent to processing. Shipping fees are included in the price. Minimum order is five pounds. They have an aggressive volume discount program for larger orders. This is where I buy my pork and chicken livers. (I can get beef and lamb at the ShopRite.)

Meals: Delivered and Shipped
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All that deliver paleo meals are listed on the Paleo Food Meals page.
Gift Baskets
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I am not aware of any paleo gift baskets. But you can buy a basket, and your choice of products on this page, and assemble one yourself.

Wicker Basket The Basket Espresso is made of wicker and is 17 × 11 × 7 inches.
Wald Oval Bamboo Basket The Wald Imports Oval Bamboo Basket with Herringbone Weave is 13.8 × 10 × 6 inches.

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