Approved Foods List



This is a list of "approved foods" for most of the SixPackSmackdown diet plans.  We have compiled this list from our years of experience using other diet plans we've found online.  From the Zone Diet to Paleo to Micchi's Ladder and other programs we've found on various sites, they all recommend mostly the same types of healthy foods - ones that are packed with macro and micro nutrients, antioxidants, healthy fats and vitamins and minerals.  Feel free to substitute these food items in any of our sample diet plans to mix it up.

*There are many other foods that could probably make this list, but we're listing the ones we eat the most often.

Meats & Protein:

  • Chicken
  • Salmon (or most wild-caught fish)
  • Talapia
  • Cod
  • Tuna
  • Lean Beef
  • Bison
  • Jerky
  • Turkey
  • Lunch Meat Ham
  • Lunch Meat Turkey
  • Lunch Meat Roast Beef
  • Eggs (whole eggs)
  • Protein Powder

Classic Carbohydrates:

  • Brown Rice
  • Sweet Potato
  • Quinoa
  • Oatmeal
  • Whole Wheat Bread
  • Ezekiel Bread
  • Barley
  • Rye Bread

Fruits:

  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Pears
  • Fresh Prunes
  • Orange
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwi
  • Peaches
  • Grapes
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Black Berries

Vegetables
I am listing the vegetables I typically eat, but most are fine.  Lean more towards leafy greens and shy away from root vegetables.

  • Asparagus
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Cucumber
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuces
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard Greens
  • Parsley
  • Radishes
  • Salad Greens
  • Sauerkraut
  • Spinach
  • String Beans
  • Summer Squashes
  • Turnip Greens
  • Yellow Squash
  • Zucchini Squash

Healthy Fats

  • Avocado
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Olive Oil
  • Whole Organic Butter
  • Walnuts
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Natural Peanut Butter

Condiments and Seasonings:

  • Spicy Mustard
  • Hot Sauce
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Mrs. Dash (any of these are fine)
  • Onion Salt
  • Garlic Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Dried Basil