Let’s flip things up a bit: what you can eat on Paleo

IMG_2666People always ask what you can’t eat when you’ve adopted the Paleo Diet, and I can see them get troubled when I mention grains, sugar, legumes, and dairy. However, let’s try this: instead of answering what you can’t have, lead off with what you can eat! It’s a much bigger list, frankly, and contains foods that nearly everyone already enjoys! Foods like:

  • Steak
  • Fajitas
  • Sausage*
  • Bacon*
  • Ribs*
  • Brisket
  • Chicken
  • Lobster
  • Fish
  • Shrimp
  • Vegetables
  • Eggs
  • Fruits

*With no sugar added

That’s a pretty awesome list and doesn’t go into the Paleo versions of food that you can have like:

  • Paleo bread
  • Paleo pancakes
  • Paleo pizza
  • Paleo tortillas
  • Paleo cake
  • Paleo torte
  • Paleo cookies
  • Paleo brownies
  • …and many more!

Sure, some of these alternatives may take a lot of extra preparation, but many of them taste either exactly like or very similar to their full-sugar and grain counterparts (and some of them, like chocolate chip cookies, are even better than the real thing!).

Focus on the positives and not the negatives. Focus on what you can eat and not on what you can’t. You will find yourself much happier, and adopting the Paleo lifestyle will become much easier.

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