PALEO DIET RECIPES
The Paleo diet, inspired by the foods the Paleolithic peoples ate, is a very popular way to eat. It’s easy to guess what’s on the Paleo diet—anything you can gather or hunt such as vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, eggs, spices, mushrooms, grass-fed meats and fish.
What does the Paleo diet help with? Many say it stabilizes blood sugar, burns off stored fat, helps reduce allergies, helps alleviate autoimmunity issues and is anti-inflammatory. For some, the Paleo diet can keep them lean and not mean, with better workouts and sleep.
It’s kind of easy to eat a Paleo diet. Just don’t eat anything from a box or bag, anything that’s processed or artificial. Raw is great but so is quick cooked and stir-fried. You can even bake Paleo-inspired cookies and cakes, although sugar is definitely a no-no.
What else should not be eaten for a Paleo breakfast, lunch or dinner? Candy, cereal, pasta, breads—nothing with grains—no legumes like beans and lentils, less dairy (you can have full-fat cheese and yogurt on occasion), and vegetable oils.
PALEO DIET FOOD LISTS
Here’s a short list of just some of the foods you can eat on the Paleo diet. And as always, go grass-fed, organic, sustainable, and pasture raised as much as possible with your Paleo recipes.
- Vegetables: Broccoli, kale, peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes, etc.
- Fruits: Apples, bananas, oranges, pears, avocados, strawberries, blueberries, avocados and more.
- Meats: Beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, pork.
- Fish and Seafood: Salmon, trout, haddock, shrimp, shellfish.
- Eggs: Choose free-range, pastured or omega-3 enriched eggs.
- Tubers: Potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, turnips.
- Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and more.
- Healthy Fats and Oils: Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil.
- Salt and Spices: Sea salt, Himalayan salt, garlic, turmeric, rosemary.