The Paleo Diet Team

About The Paleo Diet Team

The Paleo Diet, the world’s healthiest diet, is based upon the fundamental concept that the optimal diet is the one to which we are genetically adapted. The therapeutic effect of The Paleo Diet is supported by both randomized controlled human trials and real-life success stories.

Why We Should Not Exclude Fat from Our Diets

We Need Fat in Our Diets   Avoiding fat in our diet was all the craze in the 80s and 90s, but the fact is that eating fat is how our bodies get their essential fatty acids. These fatty acids help our bodies in many ways, and we can’t produce them alone. We need to eat fat.   Our brains are 60% fatty acids, so some fat is necessary for ensuring healthy brain function. Fat gives our brain energy and helps fight off brain disease. Monounsaturated fats play a major role in improving our learning and memory.  And fat protects us. It’s a major building

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Recipe: Vegetable Coconut Curry

If you’ve been craving some international flavor in your dining adventures, look no further than this amazing dish.  The cooking aromas alone will have you planning your next trip to Marrakesh!  We don’t think we could pack more nutritional benefits into one dish with its spices and endless bounty of veggies.  Our Paleo warriors like to serve this one up as an all-in-one meal in a bowl.  Simple and Delicious!    INGREDIENTS:  2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil  1 cup each of the following… broccoli florets, Shiitake mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and rainbow carrots. Carrots and sweet potatoes should be peeled and sliced into 1-inch chunks. 

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Recipe: Brussels Sprouts Salad

Looking for a new twist on your Paleo Diet® salad menu? This unique mix of brussels sprouts and fresh natural flavors is sure to please even the pickiest eaters at your table.  Short on time? Some local grocery stores feature pre-sliced veggies to make the preparation simple and quick.  We love the nutrient dense offering packed into this delightful dish.  Serve it up tonight as the perfect way to top off your day!   Ingredients 1 lb brussels sprouts ends trimmed 1 tbsp avocado oil 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 red onion sliced 2 tbsp organic natural dried cranberries

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Recipe: Paleo Warrior’s Mongolian Beef

Fire up the wok and get ready for a Paleo meal filled with an incredible infusion of proteins and spices.  This fast and easy to prepare dish, makes the perfect meal when paired with your favorite cauliflower rice dish.  Double the recipe for plenty of leftovers to pack for the next day’s lunch or serve for dinner.  We think this dish tastes even better on day 2!    Ingredients  1.5 pounds grass fed sirloin steak, cut into 1/4-inch thick pieces  2 teaspoons arrowroot  4 tablespoons avocado oil, divided  1 teaspoon sesame oil  4 cloves garlic, minced  2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated  4 whole dried chili

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Recipe: Sheet Pan Pork and Asian Vegetables

One dish meals, served up in bowls, are a frequent go-to for those following The Paleo Diet® lifestyle.  Avoid the salt and other non-Paleo additives by preparing this version right at home.  And if you need to save time on the prep, you can find fresh, spiralized veggies in the produce section of most local grocers.  This delicious dish has everything and is packed with protein, veggies, and nutrients. Not to mention the savory sauce will have you coming back for more.   Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes, spiralized 3 large carrots, spiralized 1 onion, peeled and spiralized 2 tbsp avocado

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Recipe: Surf and Turf Paleo-Style

Nothing warms our souls while filling us up with a healthy dose of protein and spices than this delicious combination of sausage and clams. The cooking aromas alone will have your mouth watering in no time.  Pair it with some fresh greens and you’ve got the perfect meal, sure to please everyone at your table! Ingredients:  2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (for cooking sausage) 1/2 pound fresh Paleo friendly sausage* 1 large sweet onion, diced 4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 cup fire roasted crushed tomatoes 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon crushed

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The Paleo Diet Community Supports One of Our Own

We were recently saddened to learn that our good friend, Eva Twardokens, was seriously injured in a small plane accident in Northern California.  “Eva T” is a former Olympic skier and incredible athlete who is passionate about The Paleo Diet and well known in the Paleo and Cross Fit communities.  Through coaching, speaking, and personal example, Eva has been an inspiration to all of us to work hard to reach our health, fitness and life goals. Our thoughts are with Eva as she begins the long road to recovery.  

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Poached Egg Breakfast Salad

What’s for breakfast? This is perhaps the number one question we get at The Paleo Diet® when a person is embarking on the Paleo lifestyle for the first time. For most, making the change from the typical breakfast fare of cereal, bread, pancakes, or granola is challenging and requires a significant change in one’s thinking.  The best advice we can offer is to focus on protein, greens and fruits. Time management in the morning can make getting a healthy breakfast on the table before running out the door to start your day, a daunting goal. We’ve found fast and easy

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Quick and Easy Paleo Ground Beef Recipe

While the Paleo diet often goes hand in hand with the slow-food movement, sometimes dinner simply needs to be fast and simple, while still packing a nutrient-dense punch. For times like these, we bring you a recipe that has few ingredients and is easy to customize. It even works if you’ve forgotten to thaw the meat ahead of time! Ground Beef with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Onions These are all ingredients readily available at farmer’s markets through the fall. We recommend grass-fed beef from a local farm specializing in rotational grazing and sustainable practices. Combine the beef with local, organic vegetables

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Stanford Study Supports Eating Healthy Fats

For years a debate has raged over whether a low-fat diet or a low-carbohydrate diet is better for health and weight loss. A few facts are already well established. For instance, eating too much saturated fat and trans fat can lead to clogged arteries and heart disease. Additionally, eating a diet high in refined carbs (sugars,) which can spike insulin in the body, should also be avoided. Stanford Study Tackles Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb A new study set out to settle the debate once and for all. Led by Christopher D. Gardner, director of nutrition studies at the Stanford Prevention Research

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