Paleo Pantry Essentials
Paleo Pantry Essentials
One 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
Another 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 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 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
Butter Alternative/Popcorn Oil
While Wildly Organic Butter Alternative is a delicious way to make "theater-style" popcorn, it has other culinary uses as well. Made from organic coconut oil and red palm oil, it has the 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 Butter Alternative
Palm 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.
Cacao powder is a fantastic option for making paleo-friendly treats and snacks. In fact, these Chocolate-Goji Berry Energy Balls is a great way to make sure you always have a snack on hand while you're on the go. If you're looking for a savory way to use cacao powder, try out this recipe for Cacao Spiced Steak Rub. Wildly Organic Fermented Cacao Powder is made by cold-pressing raw, organic cacao beans at a low temperature, never above 104°F. Cacao powder has some amazing healthy benefits, including high in fiber, iron and antioxidants. Shop Wildly Organic Fermented Cacao Powder
While cacao nibs are recommended to be eaten in moderation on the paleo diet, they are great when used in paleo compliant desserts and snacks. Cacao nibs are the raw, fermented cacao bean that has had the outer peeling removed, meaning they only contain one ingredient - cacao! You can learn more about the difference between cacao powder and cacao nibs here. Wildly Organic Fermented Cacao Nibs are fair-trade from Peru and are grown organically without the use of chemicals, pesticides or herbicides. Wildly Organic also sells Non-Fermented Cacao Nibs, which have a milder flavor than their fermented counterpart. Cacao nibs are often used in place of chocolate chips in recipes, though they are crunchier and a tad more bitter than chocolate chips. You'll love them in these grain-free cookies n' milk cups! Shop Wildly Organic Cacao Nibs
Coconut chips are great for paleo snacking or for using in recipes of all kinds. Most store-bought dried coconut is actually desiccated coconut, but Wildly Organic Coconut Chips are raw, dehydrated coconut that retain all of the nutrients. Wildly Organic Coconut Chips are delicious as is for a crunchy, healthy snack, but are also terrific when combined with nuts and dried fruits in this Real Food Toasted Coconut Trail Mix. Shop Wildly Organic Coconut Chips
Coconut Milk Powder
You may have realized by now that coconut milk is highly prized on the paleo diet. It's great for making creamy sauces, using in beverages, and for baking, too! Wildly Organic Coconut Milk Powder is made from dehydrated coconut milk and is an easy way to make as little or as much coconut milk as you need for each recipe. No longer do you need to throw away half of a can because you only needed a little bit for dinner. All you have to do is add hot water with Wildly Organic Coconut Milk Powder to make as much coconut milk as you need. The coconut milk powder is shelf-stable, making this an economical and convenient Paleo staple to keep in your pantry. Use in any recipe you would use coconut milk or coconut cream, like this Coconut Mango Chia Pudding, which makes for a great morning breakfast or snack! Shop Wildly Organic Coconut Milk Powder
Coconut sugar is a paleo sweetener that typically used as a replacement for granulated white sugar or brown sugar in recipes. Made from the sweet sap of the coconut tree, coconut sugar is a natural sweetener that has so many applications in paleo cooking and baking. Keep in mind that coconut sugar is still a form of sugar, so it should only be eaten in moderation while on the paleo diet. Still, it can be a great pantry staple for making paleo treats, like these Paleo Coconut Pancakes for breakfast. Shop Wildly Organic Coconut Sugar
You may already be aware that pure maple syrup is a paleo approved sweetener, but have you tried coconut syrup yet? Coconut syrup has a buttery, caramel-like taste with a consistency similar to maple syrup. It's lower on the glycemic index than maple syrup, which means it will have a less drastic effect on your blood sugar levels. You can learn more to find out if coconut syrup is the new maple syrup. Wildly Organic Coconut Syrup is unrefined and a great option for those on the paleo diet. You can use coconut syrup in most recipes that you would use maple syrup or agave, but we especially love them in these Paleo Dark Chocolate & Salted Caramel No-Bake Treats! Shop Wildly Organic Coconut Syrup