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 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

Caveman Diet Food List

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


  • All types 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.