One of the best resources that has helped me on my Paleo journey is Robb Wolf’s “Paleo Food Matrix.” He essentially lists out all paleo-approved protiens, veggies, fats and herbs/spices so that it is easy to see the different ways to combine them all to keep a high variety in your meal options. Link: http://robbwolf.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/thePaleoSolution_FoodMatrix.pdf.
The only thing the Matrix is really missing is paleo-approved fruits. As I mention in the “What is Paleo?” section, fruit quantity should be limited if your goal is weight lost becuase of fruit’s generally high glycemic index. Most paleo experts say the best time to eat fruit is post-workout, but personally I love some right before I hit the gym.
Fruit Ideas: apple, orange, mango, papaya, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, kiwis, plums, grapefruits, pineapple, grapes, cherries, etc. Enjoy as a snack or even better – for dessert!
ROBB WOLF’S PALEO FOOD MATRIX