Yummy Paleo Approved Foods!
When we think of the Paleo diet, we have this notion that we are compelled to eat food coming from nature stripped down to its rawest and truest form, which could be considered as boring and tasteless for most of the common populace. Imagine taking away all those commercial seasoning and flavoring from our diet, no more sweeteners, no more taste enhancers, no more spices that would a kick to our taste buds – yes, it could make our food taste bland and make our eating experience unexciting. But all of these preconceived notions can be proven false! Paleo diet does not have to be tasteless and bland to our taste buds. Here, we break down some of ways you can make your Paleo-inspired food tastier.
Did you remember the list of Paleo-approved foods earlier? Lean meat is among the top approved foods in that list. And this very much includes hamburgers, steak, pork, bison, lamb, turkey, chicken, and more. And to all of you who are bacon lovers, you can rejoice now because bacon is also Paleo-approved! The world is better with bacon after all.
Seafood also made it to the list. This includes fish, salmon, trout, shrimp, a variety of shellfish, haddock, and even more. You can have a lot of options in preparing seafoods, from grilling to mixing them with your favorite soup and vegetables.
Speaking of vegetables, there are carrots, broccoli, kale, tomato, as well as onions and peppers that you can choose from. All these are Paleo-approved and they all taste delicious depending on how you prepare them. Vegetables are the healthiest options of them all. Nothing could go wrong when you eat some good old leafy greens.
Sweet potatoes, baked potatoes, and yams are on the approved Paleo-eating list too. You can add turnips to your Paleo diet as well. These natural root crops have high concentrations of nutrients and fiber as well. These plant foods could actually serve as a good alternative for rice.
Yes to eggs as well. Hard-boiled, soft-boiled, scrambled, or omelet – name it, eggs are a staple option in the Paleo list of approved foods. To add more spark in your egg diet, you can mix in some vegetables and even some of the mentioned above if that’s what you fancy.
Approved nuts and seeds you can eat are almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, chia seeds and macadamia nuts as well. Chia seeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, iron, and calcium. You can even sprinkle them into your oats as part of your breakfast meal. Walnuts, almonds, and macadamia are just some of the nuts that you can eat directly and they all taste good.
A large variety of fruits can be eaten when you go Paleo. On this list are all kinds of berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc.), apples, oranges, mango and pears. This also includes avocados which is a fantastic source of vitamins, minerals and healthy fats that your body needs.
Oils are also an important part of the Paleo diet and include the aforementioned olive, coconut and avocado. Just remember to stay away from hydrogenated vegetable oils like those in canola oil, corn oil, cottonseed, soybean, sunflower, and many others.