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Eating the way your Paleolithic ancestors did is an incredible way to cut the carbs and make sure you’re getting enough protein which is especially important if you’re trying to build muscle. The Paleo Diet® is a revolution in how we think about food and is helping thousands of people escape from the world of enriched flour and refined sugar that seems to have taken over modern eating habits. Whether you wake up ravenous or have trouble eating anything before 10 AM, this Paleo breakfast recipe is sure to please your palate and your stomach.

 

Ingredients (adjust for servings):

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Chopped Onion
  • Diced Green Bell Pepper
  • Cumin to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Chopped Turkey

 

Directions:

Boil Sweet potatoes for about 5 minutes or until tender. Saute onion and bell pepper until tender. Season saute with cumin and pepper. Add sweet potatoes and turkey to hot pan. Mix and lay flat to crisp lightly. Turn and crisp other side. Serve warm

Are Sweet Potatoes Paleo? | The Paleo Diet

Are sweet potatoes paleo? Baked or boiled – I thought not!

Maelán Fontes’ Response:

Yes, sweet potatoes are allowed, specially in the post-workout period if you are an athlete. Sweet potatoes are different from potatoes in that they do not contain several harmful substances such as saponins and lectins, which may increase your intestinal permeability (if consumed regularly) and rev-up your immune system. But on the other hand, sweet potatoes are high glycemic index foods and should be restricted if you are struggling with overweight, at least until your body weight normalizes.

I hope this helps.
Maelán Fontes Villalba – MS Ph.D. candidate in Medical Sciences at Lund University, Sweden

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