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The Paleo Diet March 2021 Digest – Is The Paleo Diet a Plant-Based Diet

By The Paleo Diet Team
April 2, 2021
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Plant-based diets are often praised for their ability to improve health. Indeed, eating fresh fruits and veggies can help reduce inflammation, increase vitamin intake, and boost your immunity.

Believe it or not, we consider ourselves plant-based here at The Paleo Diet®! While we recommend you include animal protein in your diet too, by volume, Paleo followers eat more plant foods.

This month, we took a break from meat-based recipes and switched our focus to vegan and vegetarian-friendly meals. While we don’t believe purely plant-based diets are the best diets for human health, we recognize and respect individuals who eat this way for ethical reasons. We kept sustainability at the heart of our conversation and explored how foods like seaweed are good for the planet.

See more about what defines a plant-based diet and how to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your diet with our March digest.

We hope you enjoy!

-The Paleo Diet Team

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Is The Paleo Diet Meat-Based or Plant Based? It Depends on How You Look at Your Plate!

By The Paleo Diet Team

Did you know our stomach feels full after consuming a high enough volume of food, not a certain number of calories? With this distinction in mind, The Paleo Diet is actually a plant-based diet.

March's Theme: Plant-Based Diets

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What Does “Plant-Based” Really Mean?

By Betsy Schroeder

There are several definitions of plant-based diets. We explore what they are, and how The Paleo Diet can fit into this plan.

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Can Algae and Seaweed “Superfoods” Be a Part of The Paleo Diet?

By Bill Manci

Aquatic plants are not only high in nutrients, but they also might help solve some of the world’s food sustainability problems.

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Is Being a Vegetarian or a Vegan Good for the Environment?

By Mark J Smith, PhD, chief science officer

We explore these two dietary practices in terms of their environmental impact, and compare it to the impact of The Paleo Diet®.

What to Eat This Week: Vegan Week

By Aimee McNew

You don't have to be a vegan to enjoy a meat-free week. We'll show you how delicious it can be with this exclusive meal plan.

Vegetarian Breakfast Buddha Bowl

By Jess Case

Start your morning with a big bowl of hearty veggies topped with an egg for a one-serving Paleo breakfast.

Vegan Green Smoothie Bowl

By Jess Case

Next time you need a break from eggs, blend up this refreshing smoothie bowl for breakfast in 10 minutes.

Crispy Asian Cauliflower Bites

By Jennafer Ashley

These vitamin C-rich cauliflower bites are a healthy Paleo substitute for popcorn and chips.

Vegan Cashew Curry

By Jennafer Ashley

This easy, vegan-friendly curry is a healthy spin on takeout that’s ready in just half an hour!

Cilantro Lime Broccoli Rice

By Jess Case

Anything cauliflower can do, broccoli can too. Switch things up and serve broccoli rice as a side dish tonight.

Golden Milk Smoothie

By Jess Case

This velvety, dairy-free smoothie is a tasty anti-inflammatory snack or dessert.

Paleo Indian Saag

By Jess Case

Rich, creamy spinach simmers in coconut cream and warm Moroccan spices for a Paleo spin on an Indian classic.

Vegan Buddha Bowl with Avocado Lime Dressing

By Jess Case

Must-try veggie bowl! Roast up a medley of colorful vegetables then top with a creamy avocado sauce and crunchy seeds for a healthy lunch or light dinner.

Crispy Paleo Zucchini Fritters

By Jess Case

Grated zucchini, eggs, and flax meal form a tasty batter that fries up into easy fritters even your pickiest eaters will enjoy!

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