Occasional Foods


Part of the series,
Diet for Minerals


by Jon Sasmor RCPC (Mineral Guide, MinBalance LLC)
Updated March 30, 2022


Occasional Foods List for the Diet for Minerals

  • Vegetables
    • Parsnips
    • Turnips
    • Black radish
    • Celery root
    • Blue carrot
    • Green cauliflower
    • Sweeter varieties of sweet potato (limit to 1 lb per week or less, raw weight)
      • Stokes purple sweet potato (dark purple skin, dark purple flesh)
      • Japanese or Korean sweet potato (magenta skin, white or yellow flesh)
      • Mexican sweet potato (magenta skin, light orange flesh)
      • White sweet potato
      • Garnet, Jewel, or other orange-fleshed sweet potato
    • Red beet
    • Green cabbage
    • Okra
    • Bok choy
    • Chinese cabbage
    • Swiss chard
    • Mustard greens
    • Collard greens
    • Spinach
    • Green beans (if tolerated)
    • Corn on the cob (if tolerated)
    • Winter squash (acorn, spaghetti, or butternut)
    • Sea vegetables other than kelp (bladderwrack, Irish moss, dulse, nori, hiziki, wakame, etc.)
  • Fruit (always eat away from all other foods)
    • Black botija olives (* only a few per week)
    • Plain pemmican (ingredients may include: grassfed meat, grassfed tallow, natural salt, honey, dried fruit)
    • Fresh organic wild berries
  • Protein Foods
    • Pastured egg whites (optional, no more than 2-3 per day)
    • Goat
    • Dark meat turkey
    • Organic grassfed chicken breast
    • Natural unflavored grass-fed meat jerky (ingredients: grassfed meat and natural salt only)
    • Shellfish from clean waters (oyster, clam, mussel, lobster, etc.)
    • Dried beans, traditionally prepared and well-cooked (black, adzuki, pinto, split pea, anasazi, or mayocoba / Peruvian / canary / Mexican yellow), if tolerated
    • Tofu and tempeh, if tolerated
    • Roasted white hummus, natural, if tolerated
    • Roasted nut and seed butters (i.e. cashew butter, pumpkin seed butter, hazelnut butter, etc.)
    • Nuts and seeds (small amount)
  • Grains or pseudograins, if tolerated, traditionally prepared
    • Oats
    • Millet
    • Teff
    • Quinoa
    • Amaranth
    • Buckwheat
    • Other gluten-free grains or pseudograins
    • Gluten-free bread
  • Fats and Oils
    • Duck fat
    • Goose fat
    • Uncooked olive oil (reputable brand for authenticity)
    • Coconut oil
  • Natural Sweeteners (only a small amount, occasionally)
    • Honey
    • 100% real maple syrup
    • Stevia
  • Land- or lake-based rock salts
  • Crock-pot or slow cooking
  • High-heat cooking (stir-frying, sautéing, frying, broiling, grilling, baking, roasting, barbequeing, etc.)