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Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

Smoothies are the perfect breakfast or snack for meals on the run. The chia seeds in this deliciously fruity version add a unique texture. Drink the smoothie right away for a satisfying crunch, or wait for the seeds to “gel” and enjoy a texture similar to tapioca pearls. This shake is lower in protein than most Paleo breakfasts, so be sure to pair it with a hard-boiled egg, some cooked chicken or sausage, or a handful of almonds for a … Continue reading

Prosciutto Melon Wrap-Ups

These simple snacks will satisfy your sweet and savory cravings. Make them as described, or make a summer salad by cubing the melon and tossing it with thinly sliced prosciutto, mint and a splash of extra-virgin olive oil. You could also make kebabs by threading cubed melon, slices of prosciutto and whole mint leaves on wooden skewers. This recipe would also be excellent with fresh figs or ripe peaches instead of melon. Fresh basil leaves may also be used in … Continue reading

Paleo Muffins

If You’re Craving Carbs, You Might Just Need Some Carbs

Is this you? Low-Carb Endurance Exerciser "I run or do CrossFit 5 days a week. I'm on a Paleo diet - no grains, no high glycemic fruits, no starchy veggies because that's what I heard I should be doing. But I have these intense cravings for sugar and I end up bingeing on cookies because I just can't control myself. What am I doing wrong?? Maybe I just need more self control..." Or this... Low-Carb Moderate Excerciser "I lift 2-3 times a … Continue reading

Fruit

How Much Fruit Should I Eat When First Starting Paleo?

The simple truth is that I don't know. Lemme explain. Whether or not you're trying to lose weight, the amount of fruit you should eat really depends on two things: how active you are and how your particular body responds to carbs.       Activity Level If you're an athletic person, you're probably going to need more carbs. More on this in a couple days, but that's all you need to know for now. You're A Unique Snowflake Our bodies really … Continue reading

Banana Tapioca Crepes

Banana Tapioca Crepes

Makes about 8 servings when crepes are made very thin. Eat on their own or pair with a protein or sauteed veggies. Make up a whole batch so you can have them in your fridge as snacks all week.

Each 8" (diameter) crepe is a serving.

Approximate cooking time: 20 minutes … Continue reading

Celery

Let’s All Stop Freaking Out About Carbs

When I was at the PaleoFX conference, we were given mostly meat to eat. I was grateful for the food, but I really like vegetables and fruit. So I went to a co-op and got some celery. I was chomping on the celery stalk as I walked through the conference hall and someone actually said to me, "Whoa, vegetables!" as if I'd committed some Paleo crime. There was such a vibe of carbs-are-the-devil at the conference that Dr. Emily Deans … Continue reading

What are the Foods on the Paleo Diet?

You may have seen the news. The paleo diet is portrayed with cavemen eating meat—lots of meat. Perhaps that is an exaggeration for the sake of news program ratings, but yes, the Paleo diet does include meat. It also includes LOTS of other foods! So, what does the paleo diet consist of? What is on the Paleo Diet Food List? Vegetables Yep, lots of vegetables. Beets, turnips, parsnips, radish, spinach, lettuce, kale, beet top, mustard greens, collard greens, jerusalem artichokes, … Continue reading

That's me in front of a bunch of delicious fruit.

Fruit And The Paleo Diet

I love me some fruit. I can't imagine you don't, too. I love it so much that because of the dearth of fresh, organic fruit lately, I've been thawing out bags of frozen berries and mangoes and eating little cups of it every day. It's awesome that way because there's a natural syrup that forms when the fruit thaws. I eat at least one banana a day. Screw all that talk about fructose; I love fructose. I've been eating a … Continue reading

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