A Beginners Guide To The Caveman Diet, Ultimate Paleo Guide

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The Ultimate Guide To The Caveman Diet

The caveman diet is another term for the paleo diet. The paleo diet is commonly referred to as the caveman diet due to the fact that, while on the paleo diet, you eat the same foods as caveman did. The paleo diet is also so simple that “a caveman could do it.”

Regardless of the origin of the name, the caveman diet has many of the same principles as the paleo diet. It’s focused primarily on the consumption of higher quantities of real, unprocessed, non-packaged food that cavemen could have eaten thousands of years ago, before Safeway, Walmart, and all of the other mega-super-duper-grocery stores we have available in today’s world came into being. Here are the basics:


Meat, eggs, vegetables, and limited quantities of fruits and nuts. If it contains fewer than five ingredients, it’s probably “real” food.

Don’t Eat

Grains, dairy, processed foods, and sugars.

A good rule of thumb to ask yourself is “could a caveman eat this?” If it’s packaged in a bag or if it can sit on a shelf for more than a year, it’s probably not on the caveman diet. Sorry!

Caveman Diet Recipes

We’ve got hundreds of caveman recipes for you to try out here.

Caveman Diet Food List

The following is a list of the foods allowed on the caveman diet. You’ll find it’s very similar to our very popular paleo diet food list.

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  • Steak
  • Beef
  • Ribs
  • Pork
  • Chicken breast
  • Chicken legs
  • Chicken wings
  • Lamb
  • Turkey
  • Salmon
  • Tilapia
  • Seafood
  • Crab
  • Clams
  • Bass
  • Goat
  • Rabbit
  • Bacon
  • Venison
  • Boar
  • Jerky


  • Brocolli
  • Kale
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Peppers
  • Asparagus
  • Spinach
  • Parsley
  • Cabbage
  • Zuchhini



  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Avocado
  • Watermelon
  • Apples


  • Almonds
  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts
  • Brazil nuts
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Coconuts
  • Hazelnuts

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