Flaxseeds are similar to chia seeds because they can “gel” and are often used in place of eggs for vegan recipes. But flax also has a lovely flavor, and it’s great as a meal in baked goods or crackers. Try these paleo flaxseed recipes! Read more
With Paleo Grubs, you will discover delicious Paleo recipes, learn what you can and canno't eat, and get helpful tips so you can enjoy the paleo diet, not just survive it.
What is the Paleo Diet?
There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the Paleo diet. Some write it off as a fad while others think it entails eating only meat. The Paleo diet attempts to bring our modern day eating habits back to Paleolithic times, when mankind was hunting and gathering rather than grocery shopping. It gets rid of foods that are byproducts of agriculture and industrialization, like wheat, legumes, refined sugar, and dairy. It focuses on meat, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. These foods put the body in a healthy state that could be the key to helping with modern diseases that come from an unhealthy lifestyle, like obesity, digestive problems, and more.
5 Good Reasons to Switch to a Paleo Diet
With so many diet plans being pitched to you on a daily basis, what makes Paleo the right choice? Here are the five best reasons to make the switch to a healthier you with Paleo:
Reason #1: Effortless Weight Loss
The approved Paleo foods work for you rather than against you, so your body is never fighting against what it just ate. Instead you’ll have increased energy levels, better sleep, and weight loss as a natural byproduct of an improved lifestyle.
Reason #2: It Can Help with Health Conditions
Once your body is back in alignment with the foods it was naturally designed to eat amazing things start to happen. Blood sugar stabilizes, blood pressure lowers, bad cholesterol goes down, good cholesterol goes up, stress levels decrease, mood improves, and on and on!
Reason #3: It’s Not Confusing
You won’t be faced with the challenge of keeping track of a point system, counting calories, counting carbs, or forced to buy brand name pre-packaged diet foods to succeed. There’s not a guru that has the secret under lock and key. It’s a simple way of eating clean and healthy.
Reason #4: It Will Always Be There for You
If you’re tired of yo-yo dieting and jumping from one trend to the next when a diet stops working, give Paleo a try. Try it for a month and you’ll likely stick with it once you see and feel the results. It’s a way of eating that will be the same ten years from now as it is today.
Reason #5: Tastiest “Diet Food” on the Planet
Maybe that’s why so many who try the Paleo diet stick with it and make it into a lifestyle. Once you master the right substitutes there’s few dishes that are off limits. You’ll find hundreds of delicious recipes you can start making today and you’ll never look back!
Our Newest Paleo Recipes
Kohlrabi is a mysterious and frequently neglected vegetable, but it doesn’t have to me. Get your kohlrabi on in some of these recipes, from roasting and saucing to shredding and saladifying. You can even make scalloped kohlrabi! Give it a try and you’ll never look back. Read more
Macadamia nuts aren’t as popular on the paleo diet as almonds, but not because they aren’t as healthy—macadamias may be a pricier nut, but they have so many uses from milk to nut butter to meat coating and beyond. Try some of these paleo recipes using macadamia nuts as an ingredient in cookies, dinners, cheesecakes, spreads, smoothies, and so much more. Read more
Curries are popular dinners in our house. It’s easy to make a big pot of richly flavored chicken, vegetables, or both and eat from the leftovers for lunch all week. These paleo-friendly curry recipes, however, branch out from your standard curry pot into flavored nuts, dips and sauces, drumsticks, and soups. Some of them even use your beloved slow cooker to take most of the work off your shoulders! Try some of these paleo curry recipes and trust me, your family will love them. Read more
For the uninitiated, macaroons are a chewy cookie that’s flexible in pretty much all ways but one: it’s made with shredded coconut. Once you’ve got your coconut, you can do (or not do) just about anything you want. Bake them or don’t. Use eggs or make them vegan. Add chocolate or other flavors, or make plain coconut. Dip them in melted chocolate or don’t. It’s all up to you! My favorites are fruity, extra chewy, and sweetened with maple syrup. It’s very easy to adjust macaroon recipes to make them paleo by switching out the sugar and replacing the small amount of flour with almond flour or another nut flour. So there are lots of options to choose from! You’re sure to find a favorite, and so will your family. Read more
Mustard is one of the most versatile condiments there is, since it goes with so many things sweet and savory alike. You can find it on salads, chicken, fruit, and more. Try some of these delicious paleo mustard recipes to add flavor to your dishes. Read more
Who doesn’t love Chinese take-out? It’s become a staple of fast-food cuisine practically all over the world and while I’ve heard that our Western idea of Chinese food is nothing like the real thing, I still love it. And one of my favorite dishes has always been pork fried rice. So why not turned pork friend rice into a Paleo-friendly meal by using cauliflower rice instead of actual rice? Now you can have even your favorite Chinese take-out meal and stay Paleo friendly. Read more
One of my favorite things about my Paleo diet lifestyle is getting to eat avocados as much as my little heart desires. Sometimes I slice one in half, squirt some lime or lemon juice on it, sprinkle it with salt, and sit down with a spoon and have at it. But if you want to dress your avocado up just touch more, whether for yourself or guests, this avocado tomato salad is the recipe for you. Read more
One thing you can still enjoy readily in the Paleo lifestyle is seafood. Mussels can make a crazy-healthy dinner, and the best part is that most traditional and tasty recipes for mussels are already naturally paleo without any adjustments necessary. You can do them curry-style, marinara, spicy, garlicky, buttery—there are dozens of ways, and all of them are delicious. Read more