Foods to Include

Foods to eat during an elimination diet include vegetables, fruits, meat and poultry, nuts & seeds, and certain beverages like water, herbal tea, and coconut milk. These foods are all nutrient-dense and can support overall health and wellness. It’s important to note that individual sensitivities vary and that if you’ve tested positive for a specific sensitivity via lab testing, then you would also eliminate that food Though the elimination diet can be challenging, the potential rewards make it a worthwhile endeavor to improve your health and overall quality of life.

Foods to Include


All vegetables are allowed, including leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables. Most popular options include the following.

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Avocados
  • Lettuce
  • Brocccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumber
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potatoes (Many people like to eat 1 daily)
  • Arugula
  • Collard greens
  • Swiss chard
  • Cabbage
  • Bok Choy
  • Parsnips
  • Beets
  • Turnips
  • Butternut squash
  • Acorn squash
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Onion
  • Garlic


All fruits are allowed, except for citrus fruits. Frozen fruits are excellent options. Most popular options include the following.

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Apples
  • Kiwi
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Pears
  • Grapes
  • Cherries
  • Plums
  • Coconuts

Meat and Poultry

Most types of meat and poultry are allowed, as long as they are not processed. Pasture-raised and Grass-Fed are preferred options

  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Lamb
  • Bison
  • Game meat (venison or elk)
  • Wild Caught Fish

Cooking Oils

Cook with these but use low to medium heat.

  • Coconut oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Olive Oil


  • Water: plain, filtered water is the best option and should be consumed throughout the day.
  • Herbal tea: caffeine-free herbal teas, such as chamomile, peppermint, or ginger tea, are allowed.
  • Coconut milk: unsweetened coconut milk can be used as a dairy-free alternative to milk.