Paleo Pantry Essentials
Paleo Pantry Essentials
Almond FlourOne of the first swaps you'll want to make in your Paleo kitchen is to remove all-purpose flour and other grain-containing baking flours or mixes from your pantry. Almond flour is a great grain-free alternative for breading, baking, and binding. You can use it in your favorite Paleo desserts, like this Grain-Free Dark Chocolate Cake, or for your main course, like this Grain-Free Turkey Pot Pie With A Quick Crumble Topping. Almond flour is so versatile, you'll definitely want to keep a bag in your pantry at all times. Wildly Organic Almond Flour is made from California almonds and contains no chemicals, no additives, and no fillers. It is a low-carb and can typically be used in a 1:1 ratio swap with wheat flour in most cooking applications. Shop Wildly Organic Almond Flour
Coconut FlourAnother Paleo friendly flour to keep on hand is coconut flour. Coconut flour is low in carbs, high in fiber, and so versatile in your Paleo kitchen. It can be used for baking your favorite Paleo treats or for enhancing a delicious dinner recipe. Keep in mind, coconut flour is highly absorbent, so it can't be used in a 1:1 ratio swap with wheat flour for baking. In fact, more eggs and liquids will be needed in your recipe. It's best to follow Paleo recipes specifically created for coconut flour until you get an understanding of how this flour works in cooking and baking applications. Try out our Savory Coconut Flour Muffins to get started.
Wildly Organic Coconut Flour is produced by drying organic coconuts at low temperatures and carefully pressing the dried coconuts so that no heat is generated and no "toasting" of the flakes occurs. This way, more coconut oil stays in the flour resulting in a coconut flour with more flavor!
Cooking OilsIt's safe to say on the Paleo diet that you may end up doing a lot of your cooking and meal prepping at home. That means you'll need to stock up on some paleo-friendly cooking oils to get those meals started! In general, vegetable oils such as canola, corn, and safflower are not to be used on the Paleo diet. Don't worry, there are still many options for cooking oils and fats on the Paleo diet and Wildly Organic has you covered with a few of our favorites.
Coconut OilCoconut oil is a great alternative to oils like canola or vegetable oils, which are not allowed on the Paleo diet. Coconut oil is great for everyday cooking uses and can also be a butter substitute for baking. It is solid as room temperature but easily melts with a little bit of heat. Wildly Organic makes three different types of coconut oils — Centrifuge-Extracted Virgin Coconut Oil, Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil, and Refined (Expeller-Pressed) Coconut Oil — you can learn more about each of the different types of coconut oil. Shop Wildly Organic Coconut Oils
Olive OilOlive oil is probably one of the most well-known cooking oils. High-quality olive oil, like Wildly Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, is great for keeping in your pantry to cook all of your favorite Paleo meals. Olive oil is not only perfect for cooking meat or vegetables in a skillet but it also makes a delicious dressing or can be used as a base for homemade mayonnaise! Wildly Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced by centrifuge, never exposed to heat and has no added chemicals, resulting in a very high-quality olive oil. Shop Wildly Organic Olive Oil
Popcorn OilWhile Wildly Organic Popcorn Oil is a delicious way to make "theater-style" popcorn, it has other culinary uses as well. Wildly Organic Popcorn Oil is made from organic coconut oil and red palm oil, giving it that buttery taste and color we all know and love. It's a tasty butter alternative and can be used for sautéing vegetables, like onions or peppers, or using in your favorite recipe instead of butter. Shop Wildly Organic Popcorn Oil
Palm OilPalm oil is made from the pulp of the palm tree fruit. Palm oil has risen in popularity in recent years, which has spurred a rapid increase in monoculture plantations, causing severe environmental impact (Learn more about the environmental impacts of palm oil). However, you'll be happy to learn that Wildly Organic Red Palm Oil is sustainably sourced! Palm oil is fantastic for cooking eggs, vegetables and for use in soups and stews. Palm oil gives dishes a beautiful red color and is absolutely delightful in this Paleo Brazilian Fish Stew! Shop Wildly Organic Palm Oil
Activated Nuts and SeedsNuts and seeds are so versatile when on the Paleo diet. They're a great source of healthy fats and have so many uses. You can add them to trail mix for a healthy snack on the go, are amazing when added to baked goods, and are a fun way to crust meat and seafood for a tasty dinner. Wildly Organic Nuts and Seeds are soaked and dehydrated at low temperatures to preserve their flavor and nutrition. Keep in mind, peanuts (which are actually a legume) are not Paleo, so you'll want to stay away from those. Instead, try nuts like almonds, walnuts and pecans, and seeds, like pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. Shop Wildly Organic Nuts and Seeds
Even though peanut butter is off limits on the Paleo diet, there are so many other nut butters to explore! Don’t worry, Wildly Organic has plenty of organic nut butters to choose from, like almond butter, pecan butter, and nut butter medley (made with cashews, pecans, almonds and walnuts!)
There are no added sugars in Wildly Organic Nut Butters, just the nuts themselves. Nut butters can be drizzled over fruit for a snack, used to make a savory sauce for dinner, or used in a recipe, like these Paleo White Chocolate Almond Butter Truffles.