Paleo Cupboard: Setting Up Your Kitchen

Paleo CupboardMost often when I talk to people about the Paleo lifestyle I hear comments about how hard it must be to prepare every meal by hand—all of the prep work, shopping, cutting, cleaning, ect… and I agree! It is hard to constantly plan ahead and prepare these amazingly gourmet and healthy meals, especially with a modern work schedule and the many demands on our time.

But here is my secret—

I cheat.

Rarely do I have to think about and pre-plan meals because I buy mass quantities of food ahead of time. I shop online for the stuff that isn’t at my local store. I get my produced delivered to my house, DELIVERED! I own all sorts of gadgets that cut, dice, and prepare the food for me. I am more of a cruise director in this process: Mr. Kale, have you met my dearest friend the Vitamix? Jump on in and enjoy the entertainment!

When my husband and I first decided to eat Paleo we started very slowly. During the process of transitioning over, my collection of essentials has grown, my routine of ordering and preparing food has become established and we purchased an extra fridge/freezer combo to help carry some of the burden of my obsessive meat shopping. I definitely have some cupboard essentials that make my lifestyle a lot easier to manage and are super fun to play with! Here is a list to help get you started.


The Must-Have Equipment:

The Must-Have Foods:

This will help you prepare your assortment of paleo meals. Think of it as your dream team. I buy them online and in bulk from   It is not essential to purchase them in bulk, but for me it saves me the headache of remembering what I have/don’t have.

More Food—The It’s-Really-Great-To-Have-On-Hand Foods:

(Try to buy them organic.  It will cost a little more but is worth the investment.)

And that folks is it! There will occasionally be a recipe that calls for something you don’t have on hand but no matter what style of food you’re making that will come up from time to time.

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2 thoughts on “Paleo Cupboard: Setting Up Your Kitchen

  1. Good ideas for setting up a paleo kitchen. Happy to say I have most of these things at home (just need to get my almond milk bags. . .) 😉


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