Good old fashioned American food (in Paleo)

I was asked a question today that I hadn’t thought of:

Are there Paleo foods that are the same or close enough to the same as their original counterparts that finicky or picky family members won’t know they’re eating good food?

There is good news: the answer is YES! Here is the PaleoMarine short list of Paleo-friendly foods you can make without alerting even the pickiest family member (you know that one person who refuses to eat anything “Healthy.”)

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Bear in mind the following list assumes that there are no sugars, grains, or dairy used in their preparation.

  • Steak
  • Sausage
  • Brisket
  • Ribs
  • Pulled Pork
  • Meatloaf
  • Grilled fish
  • Grilled shrimp
  • Lobster
  • Chicken Wings
  • Barbecued Chicken
  • Bacon and Eggs

I know people who have lived their entire lives eating nothing but the above as the main portion of their meals. The list above can be coupled with any non-grain vegetable like:

  • Sweet potato
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Chayote/Merliton
  • etc

The veggies are best prepared grilled or steamed, but as long as you avoid any breading, sugar, or dairy, they are fine.


If your kids are young, I would suggest educating them on good nutrition and explaining why you are eating the foods you eat. This will help keep them from being picky eaters when it comes to good, healthy, wholesome foods.

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