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Carnivore Diet Food List


  • Ribeye steak
  • New York strip steak
  • T-bone steak
  • Ground beef
  • Short ribs or back ribs
  • Brisket
  • Skirt Steak
  • Tri-tip steak
  • Porterhouse Steak
  • Chuck Roast

You can also enjoy leaner cuts such as Filet Mignon, strip loin, tenderloin, flank, or round roast for beef jerky.

Chicken & Pork

  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Chicken wings
  • Chicken thighs
  • Chicken drumsticks
  • Chicken breast
  • Pork ribs
  • Pork belly / bacon
  • Pork chops
  • Pork shoulder
  • Pork butt

When you eat out you can enjoy many good options such as pulled pork or chicken, rotisserie chicken, and chicken wings.

Seafood & Lamb

  • Salmon, trout, mackerel
  • Shrimp / Lobster
  • Scallops
  • Muscles
  • Osyers
  • Crabs
  • Clams
  • Lamb chops
  • Lamb shanks
  • Ground Lamb

There are many good seafoods. When eating out opt in for the grilled option and make sure they don’t have flour and soy.

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Carnivore Cooking Tips And Tricks

For cooking you can use animal fats such as tallow, lard, duck fat, etc. Add extra fat to lean cuts of meat for flavor. If you tolerate dairy you can add ghee, butter, cheese, or cream.

Ways of cooking meat include grill, air fryer, pan fry, oven roast, sear, sous vide, slow cooker, or pressure cooker. Getting an air fryer can make your life easier. To do carnivore on a budget you can eat burger patties instead of steaks.

Organ Meats

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

You can include organs in your diet only if you enjoy them. We have seen success on the carnivore diet with and without eating organ meats.

Less optimal foods

  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Heavy cream
  • Yogurt
  • Milk
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Cured meats

It is best to limit dairy, eggs, and processed or cured meats because they can create inflammation. The main meal should be actual meat.

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Week 1

Day 2

Burger Patties

Day 3

NY Strip Steak
Pork Ribs

Day 4

Beef Ribs
Chicken Wings

Day 5

Ribeye Steak
Eat Out *

Day 6

Burger Patties

Day 7

NY Strip Steak
Chuck Roast

Week 2

Day 1

Burger Patties
Pork Shoulder

Day 2

Ribeye Steak

Day 3

Beef Back Ribs

Day 4

NY Strip Steak
Chuck Roast

Day 5

Burger Patties
Try a Recipe *

Day 7

Pork Ribs
T-bone Steak

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  • Jerky: beef, turkey, salmon (get sugar free & soy free jerky)
  • Pork rinds
  • Chomps
  • Bone broth
  • Sardines
  • Shrimp
  • Bone Marrow
  • Pemmican
  • Steak tartare
  • Dehydrated bacon
  • Cheese
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Carnivore crisps

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Side dishes

  • Cheese
  • Heavy cream
  • Eggs or egg yolks
  • Bacon
  • Shrimp
  • Smoked salmon
  • Bone marrow
  • Beef or chicken liver
  • Heart or other organ meats
  • Scallops
  • Muscles
  • Oysters
  • Crabs
  • Lobsters

You can also add bone broth.

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Eating out and traveling

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Eating out and traveling on the carnivore diet

Many restaurants have an “a la carte” option: they can charge you for the meats only. the chances are there is always a burger chain nearby to order multiple burger patties. You can also add cheese or bacon. If you live in the U.S. chipotle is a good option to order multiple sides of meat.

If you are traveling and you prefer to cook steaks you can carry a souse vide device with you and to cook delicious slow roasted prime rib. No oven needed and there is no smoke. Just put a steak in a sealed bag and let it cook in hot water for a couple if hours.

what to order at a restaurant?

  • Steak
  • Burger Patties
  • Ribs
  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Seafood
  • Barbecue: brisket, pulled pork, sausage, pulled chicken, ribs, etc
  • Chicken Wings
  • Mexican: carne asada, carnitas, barbacoa, etc
  • Mediterranean: beef kabob, chicken kabob, etc

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Electrolytes and bone broth can help you transition to the carnivore diet and get over the keto flu by providing magnesium, potassium, sodium, etc.

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  • 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

You can include organs in your diet only if you enjoy them. We have seen success on the carnivore diet with and without eating organ meats.


  • Air fryer
  • Vacuum sealer
  • Big knife
  • Knife sharpener
  • Cutting board
  • Cast iron skillet
  • Frywall
  • Dehydrator for jerky
  • Grill
  • Sous vide
  • Pressure cooker
  • Slow Cooker
  • Instant Pot

Air fryer is a great way to cook meat quickly and easily​. Also, vacuum sealer can keep your meat fresh for a long time without the need to freeze it.

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