If you want to eat like a caveman, but you’re not too excited about gathering root vegetables or spearing your own fish, don’t worry. We have all of the Paleo staples to fill your plate and fuel your workouts. No hunting required.
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When you’re shopping, choose sustainably raised chicken, eggs, fish, and meat and organic produce whenever possible. Although these foods aren’t exactly the wild-grown foods eaten by our ancestors, they more closely approximate the nutrient content of that diet than conventionally farmed foods do.
Eggs comprise a significant portion of the Paleo diet and will get your day off to a great start, especially in these sweet and savory crepes. For lunch, choose sesame oil instead of more processed oils, such as canola. For dinner, pretend you’re enjoying dinner over a campfire with grilled pork and pineapple.
Crepes with salted chocolate almond butter and bananas. Get the recipe.
Lemongrass chicken salad with toasted sesame oil, lime, and ginger. Get the recipe.
Green smoothie with kale, mint, and strawberry. Get the recipe.
Grilled pork and pineapple skewers with Achiote sauce. Get the recipe.
Sweet potatoes are the darling of Paleo dieters and for good reason — they pack more nutrition and slower-burning carbs than their white potato counterparts. For lunch, enjoy protein-rich scallops over mixed greens. Paleo ancestors didn’t have parchment paper, but wild salmon likely topped the menu of coastal dwellers.
Sweet potato hash with bacon, onion, and fried egg. Get the recipe.
Pan-seared scallops over mixed greens. Get the recipe.
Raw, vegan dream bars. Get the recipe.
Salmon en papillote with caramelized shallots and asparagus. Get the recipe.
Spice up the basic breakfast with flavors of the American Southwest. For lunch, enjoy salmon cakes; although they do contain potato, it’s used sparingly, which most Paleo advocates consider acceptable. Finish the day in style with grilled tri-tip.
Southwest scramble with avocado, cilantro, roasted red peppers. Get the recipe.
Salmon cakes with lemon aioli. Get the recipe.
Raw fruit and nut bars. Get the recipe.