Caveman Diet

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’ll eat the same foods that caveman eat. 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 eating higher quantities of real, unprocessed,  non-packaged food that cavemen could have eating thousands of years ago, before Safeway, Walmart and all of the other mega-super-duper-grocery stores we have available in today’s world. Here are the basics:


Meat, Eggs, Vegetables with limited quantities of fruits and nuts. if it has less than 5 ingredients, it’s probably considered “real” food.

Don’t Eat

Grains, dairy, processed foods and sugars.

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

Caveman Diet Recipes

Caveman Diet Food List

Caveman Diet Recipes

We’ve also listed out some of our favorite recipes to eat on this diet.

[recipes coming soon!]

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.


  • 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


  • All Kinds of Eggs


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


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

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  1. Nancy HopwooD says

    Bananas , mangos , limes , oranges .
    Raw Cashews .
    Coconut oil.
    Are these to be eliminated ?

  2. Jeff says

    You can easily do this for one month to cleanse your body and get a kick start. Following this diet, along with daily exercise, you should lose approximately 20 pounds in one month, or about 5 pounds per week.

    Breakfast: Eggs (any style) with Steak, Bacon or Ham.
    Snack: Hard Boiled Egg, Nuts, Berries
    Lunch: Salad (Lettuce, Cucs, Peppers, Celery) with Meat (e.g. Grilled Chicken) and French Dressing.
    Dinner: Steak, Chicken, or Fish with side of Fresh Veggies (Broccoli, Green Beans, Zucchini) and small salad.
    Snack: Apple, Almonds

  3. Donna Anderson says

    I’m very interested in the recipes of caveman diet I have tried everything but no weight loss

  4. Lea says

    I was wondering if beef jerky is OK on the paleo diet. caveman did dry and preserve meat, correct? Does anyone know?

  5. Joe says

    What about Honey? Please tell me that is allowed. Its one of my favourite things to eat with a bowl of nuts fruit and berries.

    • Brock says

      Coffee, Tea, And Water are all great paleo-approved drinks.

      Be careful about fruit juices – they’re delicious, but packed with fructose (fruit sugar).

  6. says

    Dear people, its a honest depoiment — if you stop eat grains and all derived ”foods”, you will stop to want to eat then. Its crazy but its what happen.

    And then you will only want to eat real foods, like the good ol’ caveman lifestyle.

    ps: BTW, in Sunday I still eat grains, but its only one time in the week.