Quite simply, Paleo provides a model for hollisticly healthy living. The Paleo diet recommends whole, nutrient-dense foods, and is at its most basic an elimination diet. By removing many of the causes of allergies and autoimmune disorders, as well as the processed food-like products brought about by modern manufacturing, the human body is able to detox from foreign substances and naturally reset those basic functions that make eating, breathing and moving so effortless in a healthy system. At its simplest, Paleo is a return to the basics—it is the human diet that works with our genetics, not against it.
The Paleo diet advises the avoidance of grains, gluten, legumes, low-fat pasteurized and homogenized dairy, corn, soy and sugar. Instead, fill up on grass-fed meat from ruminants like cattle, bison, goats, lamb or wild game. Seek out pastured chicken, eggs and pork, and prioritize wild-caught fish and seafood whenever possible. Do your part to support your community by consuming local, organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible, or grow your own to be even more sustainable. Try your hardest to limit your exposure to seed oils like canola, corn, soy, sunflower or safflower oils, and instead use pastured animal fats like lard, tallow or schmaltz, coconut oil, grass-fed ghee or cold-pressed olive oil for your cooking, baking and drizzling needs. Nuts and seeds are also included in a Paleo diet, and offer a healthy alternative in a diet devoid of conventional snacks.
Pureed soups are nice and all, but sometimes you want something with a little more texture and heft to it: enter chowder! Chowder is a fantastic comfort food, only unlike cheap sugar it’s “comfort food” that involves an entire head of cauliflower, miscellaneous other vegetables, & healthy fats.
What do you do with a lean cut of meat like pork tenderloin? Wrap it in bacon! You’ll get a juicier overall experience and a crispy outside – not to mention all that bacon flavor. That takes care of the tenderness, but to make the finished product really delicious, this recipe also has a balsamic-strawberry sauce for basting and serving the meat.
Juicy, savory, and cute as a button, these sausage-stuffed mushroom bites are an appetizer to warm up even the dreariest of winter afternoons with the promise of tasty things to come. the richness of the sausages and the crispy exterior, and you’ve got 20 miniature bites of deliciousness, ready to impress your guests or just treat yourself to something a little bit special.
Can’t decide whether you want chili or a burger tonight? Have both! The chili sauce here is a nice change from ketchup and mustard; it’s technically optional but it really makes these burgers stand out from the crowd.
And to think that you believed youu wouldn’t enjoy mayonnaise ever again on Paleo, boy were you wrong! Paleo is the chance to discover blends and flavors of mayonnaise that will stay unknown to most people. Here are two different versions of mayonnaise recipes today, a coconut oil mayonnaise and the now famous baconnaise.
If you have trouble cooking salmon that doesn’t come out dry and overdone, you might want to try it like this for a change: wrapping the fish fillets in cabbage leaves helps keep them tender, and it gives you an interesting edible wrapper on the plate as well. Serve it with a bowl of hot soup or any other vegetable side you can think of – if you have any leftover salmon, it’s also great cold over salad the next day.
Crunchy and fresh, with that straight-from-the-fridge chill on the bowl – a big scoop of really good coleslaw is an easy way to round out anything you happen to be cooking. The milder taste goes perfectly with anything spicy but it’s just as good with a classic burger and fries, or whatever else is on the menu for tonight. And it doesn’t even take any cooking, so it’s a no-brainer for those days when the heat is unbearable enough without turning on the oven.
Honey-mustard sauce is a favorite for a reason; try it on chicken wings here with just a little bit of chili sauce if you like them extra-spicy. The honey is optional in a lot of Paleo recipes, but in this one it really is necessary: without it, the Dijon is just too bitter. This would be a great party or potluck dish: chicken wings are relatively cheap, so you won’t break the bank bringing some for everyone, and who doesn’t love a good honey-mustard sauce? Or just make it for yourself, and enjoy a healthy take on a beloved classic.
Dark chocolate is the king of Paleo indulgences and when combined with the richness of coconut milk you’re in for something really decadent. This hot chocolate is easy to prepare in a few minutes and will keep you warm during the cold winter months. Full of good fat from the coconut and antioxidants from the high-quality dark chocolate, you won’t have to fill guilty about a hot chocolate treat for once!
Microwaves might be convenient, but oven-baked sweet potatoes get a mouthwatering caramelized sweetness that the microwave just can’t seem to replicate – it’s good enough to be worth the extra time, especially if you’re making a recipe like this that will give you several days’ worth of breakfasts in one. Even if you don’t have anywhere to be in a hurry, though, this is still a convenient way to whip up a Paleo-friendly breakfast (or lunch, or dinner!).
You’ve had avocado in chocolate pudding, but have you ever tried it in cookies? Don’t worry: they don’t taste like some weird guacamole-cookie hybrid. The taste of the avocado isn’t even noticeable; all you get is the delicious creamy texture. These are very definitely a dessert for chewy-cookie people: if you like them crispy, you won’t love these. But if you’re in the chewy camp, they’re an irresistibly rich, chocolatey treat.
recipes courtesy of [http://paleoleap.com/]