Carnivore diet food list, meal plan, shopping list

Carnivore Diet Food List

Beef

  • Ribeye steak
  • New York strip steak
  • T-bone steak
  • Ground beef burger patties
  • Short ribs
  • Beef back ribs
  • Brisket
  • Skirt steak
  • Tri-tip steak
  • Porterhouse steak
  • Filet mignon
  • Striploin steak
  • Tenderloin steak
  • Flank steak
  • Chuck roast
  • Round roast (for beef jerky)
 

Chicken / Duck

  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Chicken wings 
  • Chicken thighs
  • Drumsticks
  • Chicken breast
  • Duck breast
  • Duck thighs

Pork

  • Pork ribs
  • Pork belly 
  • Pork chop 
  • Pork shoulder 
  • Butt roast
  • Pulled pork
  • Bacon

Seafood

  • Salmon and other fatty fish
  • Trout fillets
  • Mackerel
  • Shrimp
  • Scallops
  • Mussels
  • Oysters
  • Crabs
  • Lobsters
  • Clams
  • Oysters

Lamb

  • Lamb chops
  • Lamb burger patties
  • Lamb shank

Organ meats (optional)

  • Liver
  • Heart
  • Oxtail
  • Cheeks
  • Tongue
  • Brain
  • Kidneys
  • Feet

Other foods (less optimal)

  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Heavy cream
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Ham, bologna, salami, etc

Carnivore Diet Meal Plan

Week 1Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7

Lunch

Ribeye SteakBurger PattiesNY Strip SteakBeef RibsRibeye SteakBurger PattiesNY Strip Steak
DinnerPork ChopsSalmonPork RibsChicken Wings

Eat Out *

ShrimpChuck Roast
Week 2Day 1 Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7

Lunch

Burger PattiesRibeye Steak

Beef Back Ribs

NY Strip SteakBurger PattiesRibeye SteakPork Ribs
DinnerPork Shoulder

Trout

ScallopsChuck Roast

Try a Recipe *

Chicken ThighsT-bone Steak

Breakfast (optional)

  • Eggs and bacon
  • Eggs cooked in butter, ham, and cheese
  • Eggs, bacon, sardines
  • Shrimp, eggs, heavy cream
  • Eggs, salmon, turkey sausage
  • Eggs, chicken, sausage
  • Eggs, small beef steak
  • Eggs, small piece of liver
  • Beef burger patty, cheese
  • Pork sausage and bacon
  • Beef burger patty 
  • Ribeye steak with sea salt
  • Trout, shredded chicken, bacon

Side dish

  • Cheese
  • Heavy cream
  • Eggs, egg yolks, or hard boiled eggs
  • Bacon
  • Shrimp
  • Smoked salmon
  • Bone marrow 
  • Beef liver
  • Chicken liver
  • Heart or other organ meats
  • Scallops
  • Muscles
  • Oysters
  • Crab
  • Lobster
  • Bone broth
  • Steak tartare

Snack 

  • Jerky: beef, turkey, salmon (get sugar-free & soy-free jerky or make your own at home)
  • Pork rinds
  • Chomps
  • Bone broth
  • Sardines
  • Shrimp
  • Bone marrow
  • Pemmican
  • Steak tartare
  • Dehydrator bacon
  • Cheese
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Carnivore crisps

Eating out 

  • Steak
  • Burger patties
  • Beef ribs
  • Pork ribs
  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Seafood: fish, shrimp, etc 
  • Barbecue: brisket, pulled pork, sausage, pulled chicken, ribs, etc
  • Chicken wings
  • Mexican: carne asada, carnitas, barbacoa, etc
  • Mediterranean: beef kabob, chicken kabob, etc

Many restaurants have an “a la carte” option: they can charge you for the meats only

Note:

  • For cooking oil you can use animal fats such as tallow, lard, duck fat, ghee, butter, suet, etc
  • Add extra fat to lean cuts of meat such as chicken breast or seafood.
  • If you tolerate dairy, you can add ghee, butter, cheese, or heavy cream to your meals.
  • Ways to cook meat include grill, air fryer, pan fry, oven roast, sear, sous vide, fry in animal fat, slow cooker, or pressure cooker. 
  • Getting an air fryer can make your life easier. It takes 10 minutes to cook steak or burger patties with minimum effort. Checkout Amazon.
  • If you want to save money on groceries you can eat more burger patties instead of steaks.

Carnivore Recipes

Carnivore Diet Shopping List

Groceries

  • Meat – all kinds
  • Eggs
  • Cheese, butter, cream – if you tolerate dairy
  • Tallow, ghee, lard, or duck fat as cooking oil
  • Sparkling water
  • Pink salt or sea salt
  • Electrolytes – to help with transition
  • Chicken or beef broth – to help with transition
  • Spices, seasoning
  • Coffee and tea
  • See our deals and discounts on meats, snacks, and more!
Equipment
  • Air fryer – great way to cook meat quickly and easily
  • Vacuum sealer – keep meat fresh for a long time
  • Big knife to cut meat, cutting board, knife sharpener 
  • Cast iron skillet – easy way to cook meat quickly and easily
  • Frywall – put in the pan to prevent splatter on the oven surface
  • Dehydrator – to make beef jerky
  • Grill
  • Sous vide
  • Pressure cooker
  • Slow cooker
  • Instant pot

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