Food List for Paleo Diet

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How to Stay on the Paleo Diet?

A Paleo Diet is sometimes referred as Paleolithic diet or caveman diet.  It is all about incorporating natural foods to one’s diet. For instance, adding meat, vegetables, eggs, wild fruits and nuts can be quiet a game changer. Gearing towards Paleo is not always an easy task. Many people fall off the diet in favor »

How Being on the Paleo Diet Helps?

We’ve all heard of weight loss diet scams now and again. For instance,losing weight without making much effort is popular these days. Quick weight loss schemes are tricky and simply don’t work in the long term.  So, say no to these scandals and incorporate the paleo diet in your lifestyle instead. The Paleo Diet is »

Paleo Diet Recipie- Mashed Cauliflower

Most of the people like to have mashed potatoes with their main course. Instead of those unhealthy carbs, butter and fats, replace it with mashed cauliflower that is both filling and scrumptuous. It is has a soft, creamy texture and very tasty.  Mashed Cauliflower  Cauliflower (A medium head) 3 garlic cloves ½ cup of veggie »

Paleo Diet-Food Plan

These days, most people resort to crash dieting. Unfortunately, they forget that there are no shortcuts to looking fit and fabulous. Fitness is a continuous process of maintaining good health – eating right and sticking to a nutritious diet.  Paleo Diet lets you to lose weight in a healthy way. Unlike, conventional diets the Paleo »

Garlic and Parsley Deviled Egss – Paleolithic Diet Recipe

This recipe for garlic and parsley deviled eggs is a great replacement for your typical deviled eggs and yummy too! This recipe substitutes Paleo mayo for the regular stuff, but otherwise this is just a twist on what you already know and love. Try it and let me know what you think! Garlic and Parsley »

How to Stay on the Paleo Diet?

A Paleo Diet is sometimes referred as Paleolithic diet or caveman diet.  It is all about incorporating natural foods to one’s diet. For instance, adding meat, vegetables, eggs, wild fruits and nuts can be quiet a game changer.

Gearing towards Paleo is not always an easy task. Many people fall off the diet in favor of fat laden junk food and processed pre-packaged meals. However, here are some tips that will help you to stay on Paleo Diet.

Commence with one Meal at a Time

Undoubtedly, food habits can be difficult to change. It’s not just that your palate is changing. It’s your favorite recipe, favorite restaurant and favorite snack is undergoing a tremendous change if not an outright attack on them.

The easiest way to refuel your body energy   is to introduce one meal at a time. It is easier to ease in to a new diet. For instance, opt for a steak and asparagus that provide your body with nutrition  but exclude the fat right and processed sides that you might usually pick.

Add a Salad to your Meal

To make the meal more wholesome it is necessary to add salads to your diet. By filling up on vitamins and minerals, you create a perfect base for healthy living.  Burger bun and other processed carbs can create havoc on your health. Always go for good fats and avoid oil drenched foods.

Fat Facts

The fitness experts recommend that you not munch on whatever is available. Instead, opt for a good-for-you carb and protein rich snack like soya pattice or an egg sandwich. Consuming excess fats is not good for your health. Always opt for good fats like- omega 3 fats found in tofu, walnut, flaxseeds, salmon, soybeen and pumpkin seeds.

Eat

A balanced diet goes a long in making helping you stay healthy. The trick is to eat till your stomach is full but not too full. Once you feel satisfied, stop consuming. Crash dieting and other quick remedies can be detrimental to our body’s health and it leaves you undernourished.

Last but not the least; the brick and mortar type of lifestyle won’t help you to maintain Paleo Diet. A complete lifestyle overhaul is needed.

The pre paleo jitters are normal and it can be handled well by an open consultation with the fitness experts.

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How Being on the Paleo Diet Helps?

We’ve all heard of weight loss diet scams now and again. For instance,losing weight without making much effort is popular these days. Quick weight loss schemes are tricky and simply don’t work in the long term.  So, say no to these scandals and incorporate the paleo diet in your lifestyle instead.

The Paleo Diet is the same diet that our ancestors used to consume. The basic premise of the Paleo Diet is that our body is specifically designed to survive on caveman foods like meat, eggs, fish, vegetables, berries and mushrooms. Hence eschewing these foods can provide you with innumerable health benefits, some of them are mentioned below.

Fiber- The Paleo Diet scores high on fiber that in turn reduces constipation, bad cholesterol and decreases the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Fiber is simply known as the master cleanser that aids in flushing out toxins fast.

Trims Down the Fat- Processed foods can lead us to obesity and potential life threatening conditions. With caveman diet everything is organic and without any artificial preservatives. Hence, paleo foods are low in carb content and can help you to lose weight.

It scores well on Protein- Health and fitness professionals love the Paleo diet because the foods are high in proteins which help in building muscles. By adding fiber, drinking water, eggs whites and fish you can easily build the flatter abs. Additionally,fitness enthusiast are regularly replacing water with electrolyte or sugar water when our body doesn’t need them. Drinking energy drinks and similar beverages can increase your blood glucose level and make you feel dizzy. So, having plenty of water is better for toning the muscles.

Healthy Fats- Fat doesn’t leave the body easily and even with rigorous workouts consuming high amounts of fat is not good for you. By adding Paleo Diet in your lifestyle, you are adding a cholesterol free diet. Fish, nuts are the foods that can help you to live gluten free.

Filling Diet- Paleo Diet is both scrumptuous and filling. With right amount of proteins, fruits and vegetables, eggs and coconut water you will improve your health, wellness and overall physical strength.

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Paleo Diet Recipie- Mashed Cauliflower

Most of the people like to have mashed potatoes with their main course. Instead of those unhealthy carbs, butter and fats, replace it with mashed cauliflower that is both filling and scrumptuous. It is has a soft, creamy texture and very tasty.

  •  Mashed Cauliflower
  •  Cauliflower (A medium head)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup of veggie broth (depending upon your taste and preference you can also choose chicken or beef broth)
  • Sea Salt (to taste)
  • Black or White pepper (to taste)
  • Ginger Powder (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil

How to Start?

Preparing mashed cauliflower is easy. All you need to do is to follow the below mentioned recipe

  • Chop the cauliflower in to small pieces. The smaller it is the faster it will steam.
  • Add cauliflower, broth, and garlic cloves in a pan and simmer it. Don’t forget to cover it with a lid. It aids in faster cooking.
  • Once the cauliflower becomes soft or supple, add it into the blender or food processor. Process it continously; till it has the texture of mashed potatoes. Depending upon the quantity you can do it in 2 or 3 batches.
  • Once the cauliflower becomes consistent or smooth drizzle it with healthy olive oil, sea salt, pepper and ginger powder to taste.

This is great with steaks and other meat dishes or for those vegetarian lovers.’

Nutritional Information

Per Serving will provide you-

  • 9g of fat
  • 1gm of saturated fat
  • 330mg of Sodium
  • 0mg of cholestrol
  • 110 calories
  • 3gm of protein

Advantages of Cauliflower

Although potato is known as king of vegetables, cauliflower is the best alternative to carb enriched potatoes.  Cauliflower overwhelms with health benefits like:

  • High in manganese and iron that acts as antioxidants and reduce the chances of heart disease and cancer.
  • Cauliflower assists in digestion and is filled with vitamins like B1-B-6, B-9.
  • It has anti inflammatory properties that help in fighting obesity and bowel disease.
  • It assists in digestion and reduces the risk of ulcers and cancer.

Hope this small recipe helps!

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Paleo Diet-Food Plan

These days, most people resort to crash dieting. Unfortunately, they forget that there are no shortcuts to looking fit and fabulous. Fitness is a continuous process of maintaining good health – eating right and sticking to a nutritious diet.  Paleo Diet lets you to lose weight in a healthy way.

Unlike, conventional diets the Paleo Diet will never lead you to overeating and by embracing the Paleo Diet you won’t have to measure calories or crave your favorite foods. All you need to do is to eat till your body is content – not stuffed. Instead of going for those fad diets, opt for old fashion healthy Paleo foods like fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts and HDL enriched foods.

Some of the benefits of saying no to weight loss foods and yes to Paleo food are:

  • Enhanced Energy
  • Radiant Skin
  • Effortless Weight Loss
  • Restful Sleep

 Having a Paleo Diet Meal Plan

 We all have both long term and short term goals in our life. To achieve them we need a roadmap or blueprint. Below, I present you the roadmap that can help guide you to real weight loss results.

So, if you don’t want to starve with only 500 calories in a day, follow this diet plan. It is a 2 month plan that includes delectable recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You need to consume these 4 recipies,  4 days each week for at least 2 months.

The meal should include above mentioned things.

Citrus Beef and Stir Fry

Raw Kale Avocado Salad

Almond Banana Cinnamon Smoothie

Meat Loaf Creamy Coleslaw

Raw Veggie blended with Avocado Salad

These meals work as a complete solution to the weight loss too. Moreover, this is far from being a boring diet. When cooked properly they can stimulate your taste buds. Feel free to experiment as well. Just stick to the plan and stay consistent.

 

Implement The Plan

 Now, that you know the foods that work best and promote healthy lifestyle, take proactive steps and buy these foods from the market and live happily ever after. And don’t forget to enjoy the tasty meals.

 

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Garlic and Parsley Deviled Egss – Paleolithic Diet Recipe

This recipe for garlic and parsley deviled eggs is a great replacement for your typical deviled eggs and yummy too! This recipe substitutes Paleo mayo for the regular stuff, but otherwise this is just a twist on what you already know and love. Try it and let me know what you think!
Garlic and Parsley Deviled Eggs recipe
This recipe is for 4 serves and is an appetizer. Following are the ingredients used for the above recipe:
• 6 Eggs
• 12 Romaine Lettuce Leaves
• 3 tbsp. Paleo Mayonnaise
• 2 tbsp.Dijon or mustard
• ¼ tsp.Worcestershire sauce (optional)
• ½ tsp. lemon juice
• 2 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
• 1 tbsp. extra-virgin oil
• 1 minced anchovy fillet
• 1 minced clove garlic
• Salt
• Black Pepper

How to prepare?
1. Boil the eggs by placing them in medium-sized pan and fill the pan so as the eggs are immersed in water. Bring the water to boil and continue for 10 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the eggs but undercooked is not good either. After the eggs are done run them under cold tap water and peel off the egg shell.
2. While the eggs are boiling, let’s prepare the filling for the eggs. Take a small bowl; whip together the Paleo mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and one tablespoon of parsley.
3. Over medium heat toss minced anchovy and garlic in olive oil. Sauté for a minute, till the garlic turns golden brown and then take away from heat and to the mix you just prepared.
4. Now cut the eggs in two equal halves and remove the yolk from it and add the filling prepared above in place of yoke. Add salt and pepper for taste.
5. Now take a large plate put lettuce leaves on it and then place the eggs on above romaine lettuce leaves. All the eggs must be filled evenly with filling so that they look presentable. Sprinkle some coriander leaves, parsley and garlic as well to make it mouth-watering.

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Paleo Recipe Book – Review

Hey, John here! If you’ve seen my other posts you know I’ve been cooking a lot of Paleo recipes lately. Well, this is my very honest review of the Paleo Diet Recipe book that I’ve been using to learn more about the Paleo diet and try this out for myself and the family. This is just a review so if you want to check out the Paleo Recipe Book for yourself, then click here. I thought it was important to provide this review since I know many of you are looking for good Paleo recipes to try. If you don’t find food that is not just satisfying but actually enjoyable then you are way more likely to stay on the Pale diet and become a healthier you! So, this is my honest opinion of the Paleo Recipe Book – some good, some bad. When I purchased the Paleo Recipe Book, I was immediately overwhelmed with the wealth of information provided. The purchase included:

Paleo Recipe Books and Bonuses

However, the first thing I noticed wasn’t the recipes but all of the explanations and descriptions provided for the various types of meats, vegetables, herbs and more. I spent at least an hour just learning more about the foods I was about to prepare. This made me feel a lot more comfortable with my decision to try the Paleo diet. The next thing you obviously notice are all of the recipes. The recipes are well presented, easy to understand and follow and (since this is just a digital copy) easy to print just the recipes you want or need at the time. With all of the recipes to choose from it has been easy to eat a different meal every night for more than 2 weeks now and never get bored. We still have hundreds of recipes to try! The only downside I’ve found is not having a nice printed version readily available so I can have the kids help pick recipes they like or having 3 different recipe books to look at. Otherwise, the Paleo Recipe Book was everything I had hoped for and I look forward to cooking more and more healthy meals for the family! Click here to go the official Paleo Recipe Book website.

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Best Paleo Recipes

So, I’ve been trying a lot of Paleo Diet recipes lately. It’s much easier than I thought it would be. The biggest issue has been staying away from dairy which I has been tough (I love my cheese)! But more importantly, the meals I’m cooking are more nutritious for the family and I’m feeling much better about that so the dairy sacrifice has been worth it. Note – I do let the girls drink all the 2% milk they want – we just cut out cheese and other processed dairy products (mostly). I thought I’d provide a few of my favorite, easy Paleo recipes that you can try for yourself and see how easy it is to love this diet! Leave responses below and let me know how these work for you!

Coconut Fruit Bowl

Try this one easy dish for breakfast. My mom makes this fruit salad but I also found it in the Paleo Recipe Book so I know you’ll love it too!

Ingredients

  • 1 can chopped pineapple, no sugar added, with the juice;
  • 3 red apples;
  • 3 navel oranges;
  • 3 firm, but ripe bananas;
  • 1 cup coconut milk;
  • 1 tsp cinnamon;
  • Shredded coconut and fresh mint to garnish;

Simply combine all the ingredients together well in a bowl, chill and enjoy, topped with shredded coconut and fresh mint leaves, if desired.

Egg and Tuna Salad

This is a great little lunch dish and easy to take with you to work or on a picnic. But obviously our youngest doesn’t eat this dish due to the egg allergies.

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs;
  • 2 tbsp pickle relish;
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise;
  • 1 tsp hot sauce;
  • 2 tsp mustard;
  • 1 can (6 oz) tuna, drained;
  • Freshly ground black pepper;
Preparation
  1. For perfect hard boiled eggs, place the eggs in a pot with cold water and gently bring to a boil. When the water boils, cover the pot, turn off the heat and let stand for exactly 7 minutes. After 7 minutes, drain the hot water and rinse with icy cold water for a minute to stop the cooking and prevent a grey ring from forming around the yolk.
  2. Peel the eggs, chop them roughly and place in a bowl.
  3. Combine the eggs in a bowl with the relish, mayonnaise, hot sauce and mustard.
  4. Add the tuna, mix again and season to taste with black pepper. Adjust the texture if necessary with more mayonnaise.

Bacon and marinara meatloaf

This recipe calls for eggs and 1 cup of almond flour. But our 11 year old is allergic to eggs and I’ve yet to find almond flour so I just omitted them and this still turned out awesome! Recipe provided by the Paleo Recipe Book.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground pork;
  •  2 lb ground beef;
  •  1 cup almond flour;
  •  2 eggs;
  • 2 cups homemade marinara sauce;
  • 10 slices bacon;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste;

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix the ground meat with the almond flour, eggs and half the marinara sauce together in a bowl. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Form two loafs in snug fitting baking dishes and cover the loafs with the bacon slices.
  4. Put in the oven to bake for about 45 minutes, until well cooked.
  5. Put the oven on broil for another 10 minutes to crisp up the bacon.
  6. Remove the loafs from the oven and let cool for a few minutes.
  7. Heat the rest of the marinara sauce on the stove top.
  8. Slice the loafs, serve into plates and top with the hot marinara sauce.

Additional Notes My marinara sauce is an adaptation of Giada De Laurentis from the Food Network (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/marinara-sauce-recipe/index.html). I think it’s the absolute best.

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An Easy Food List for the Paleo Diet

What Can You Eat On The Paleo Diet?

When starting a Paleo diet, it helps to have a food list for Paleo diet to follow. The simple list that follows will help you get started.

  1. Meat
    • Beef
    • Chicken
    • Fish
    • Pork
    • Eggs

All forms of meat are included on the Paleo Diet. The key is to search for the highest quality of meat possible. Organic, free range and grass fed meats are the meats of choice. Fish should be wild caught, not farmed. Select the best meats that you can afford. Another key is to avoid processed meats. Meat should not have an ingredient list or have any additives.

  1. Vegetables
    • Spinach
    • Broccoli
    • Kale
    • Cauliflower
    • Carrots
    • Sweet Potatoes
    • Turnips
    • Other vegetables

Vegetables are another key part of the Paleo diet. Again, look for the highest quality available, and eat a wide variety. Fresh vegetables are preferred, but frozen and canned varieties are acceptable as long as they are unprocessed and have no additives. A good tip is to try to eat different colored vegetables to ensure a well rounded diet. The only vegetable that is looked down upon is white potatoes, which should be eaten in limited quantities. Other starchy vegetables should only be eaten in limited quantities as well.

  1. Fruit
    • Strawberries
    • Blueberries
    • Oranges
    • Grapefruit
    • Pineapple
    • Other fruits

All types of fruit are allowed, but berries are held in high regard. Like with vegetables, try to eat different colored varieties to make sure you get a variety of nutrients. One thing to watch out for with regards to fruit is that canned, dried, or frozen varieties often have sugar added. Avoid those types of fruit. Fresh fruit is preferred, but other sources are acceptable when fruit is out of season. Just follow the tips for vegetables and avoid processing and additives.

  1. Nuts and seeds
    • Almonds
    • Walnuts
    • Pistachios
    • Sunflower Seeds
    • Other varieties

Nuts and seeds make up the last part of the Paleo diet. There are many types, and all are allowed. The one exception is peanuts. Despite their name, peanuts are a legume, and are not part of the Paleo diet.

 

  1. Foods to avoid
    • Dairy (milk, cheese, etc)
    • Grains (pasta, bread, etc)
    • Beans and other legumes

These foods should be kept to a minimum, or eliminated altogether from the meals of someone who is following the Paleo diet. The Paleo diet focuses on natural foods which can be found in the wild. The preferred Paleo foods do not require the processing or cooking that these foods need to be edible.

One thing to remember about the Paleo diet is that it prescribes broad guidelines to follow, not strict instructions to eat a certain food. Just because a certain food is on this food list for Paleo diet, it does not have to be eaten if you do not like it. Romaine lettuce could be substituted for spinach, for example. Feel free to experiment with new foods.

This simple food list for Paleo diet will help you on your way. Follow these simple guidelines to success.

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