Hi everyone! I’ve decided to do a Paleo challenge for the month of November and would love if you could join me. So slam back all that Halloween candy because as of November 1st refined sugars are off the list!
If you haven’t heard of Paleo I’ll give you a little breakdown. The paleolithic diet (abbreviated paleo diet), also popularly referred to as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet, is a modern nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various hominid species habitually consumed during the Paleolithic era—a period of about 2.5 million years which ended around 10,000 years ago with the development of agriculture and grain-based diets. In common usage, the term “paleolithic diet” can also refer to actual ancestral human diets, insofar as these can be reconstructed.
Centered on commonly available modern foods, the contemporary “Paleolithic diet” consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. 1
I know my biggest challenge will be no legumes. I love my beans and since I don’t eat a lot of meat that part may be hard. I think I’ll mostly stick to chicken and fish. I even have my husband on board! I think I sold him with “I promise there are NO green smoothies and you can even have bacon!”. Yup. Pretty sure “bacon” sold him on the idea seeing as it hasn’t been in our household for months, maybe even years – sorry babe.
Please check out my friend’s page, Healthy Mama Hippie Artist, for more info (and the creator Robin’s Sweet Confessions and her website). There is also a Facebook Group you can request to join as well.
To get you started here are the Word documents with all the recipes and meal plans.
If you have any questions, please ask! I’ll be sure to post about the recipes and my progress. Wish me luck 🙂
Source: 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleolithic_diet