Paleo is NOT Boring! New Recipes To Try!
Feb 18, 2016 05:00 AM EST | By Florence May P. Jose
Many people are intimidated by the Paleo Diet. For some, even the technical name of the diet is enough reason for them not to try it. However, the diet is actually simple.
According to Paleo Leap, one of the websites advocating the diet and aims to further raise awareness, the Paleo Diet is basically based on the idea that the natural way of our body and the food we eat today post the Agricultural revolution is mismatched.
Advocates of the Paleo diet believes that the sudden rise in the number of people with Diabetes, Obesity and Heart Disease is caused by the change of food humans consume, along with their convenient lifestyle, which is the entire opposite of the nature of people back in the day.
The Paleo Diet sees grains, legumes, vegetable seed oils, added sugar and sources of dairy high in protein as toxic foods, and suggests eating root and starchy vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs and fruits-basically the basics. This is why it is also called the caveman diet, because it's simple, and it doesn't get any more complicated than that.
If you think that sticking to eating only a limited kinds of food is hard and boring, well, you might want to consider the following recipes compiled by Buzzfeed's Spoon University, that prove Paleo Diet is just a way of looking at the basic food in a new perspective!
Things to try for Breakfast:
Bored with avocados and the usual guac? Why not try combining it with egg for breakfast? With just two ingredients, you can revolutionize your lazy Sunday breakfast and be as healthy as possible too. With this recipe by Sophie Jacob, you can try making your own in less than 30 minutes faster than you saying guacamole!
Who said the Paleo Diet doesn't allow you eating desserts for breakfast? Try this Mango and Coconut Chia Seed Pudding from Jasmine Tang and thank us later.
If you want an after workout meal or a blend in snack, try this avocado mango smoothie suggested by Samantha Gronberg.
Just a quick ingredient count; so far we only used five ingredients but made three different meals! See that, Paleo is just mixing and matching the healthy choices!
You can even explore exotic cuisine, yet staying on your Paleo diet! This spicy middle-eastern recipe made by Jessica Fedin called Shakshuka is just fried egg tossed in with a bunch of exciting yet still Paleo-ingredients and viola! A new dish is made!
If you want to have a Paleo Energy Booster, you can make Protein balls! You can use almond butter, organic honey, protein powder and gluten-free rolled oats. All that is left to do is do the rolling!
Who say's you can't experiment when you are on the Paleo Diet? Just by adding a Chick Pea Salad and Siracha, your basic meal gets a little bit gourmet.
Remember us saying you can taste the flavors of the world? You can make the most important meal of the day a little bit Indian. Try making a Channa Purgi, as suggested by Stephanie Devaux.
For Lunch or Dinner
Do you dread Brussel sprouts? Try roasting them and adding the right spices, and we'll watch you love it.
Try these recipes for dessert:
Don't think that desserts are off limits when you are in the Paleo Diet.
You can actually make your own ice cream with just two healthy ingredients-banana and soy/almond milk! You can even make it chocolate-banana if you want to!
If you are a Matcha lover, you can convert your favorite green powder into these four power meals: Green Tea Banana Oatmeal, Matcha Chia Seed Pudding, Almond Matcha Smoothie and Matcha Yogurt.
If you are a fan of baked goodies, well, Paleo is still good for you! There are actually many mug cake recipes that are completely vegan and we suggest you try this Apple Spice Cake that you can devour in just two minutes!
You see, Paleo is short for fast yet delicious!