5/22/2010

The Paleo Diet - Great Recipe Examples

The "Paleolithic Diet" refers to a hunter-gatherer type diet, where all processed, unnatural foods are completely eliminated, and everything consumed consists of animal proteins (anything one would be able to "hunt), and vegetables/fruits/plants (anything one would be able to "gather."). This allows its follower to stay satisfied, often eating more food than ever before, while remaining very lean and often gaining strength and muscle.

We'll discuss this diet in detail in another article, but in this one, I'd like to share three of my favorite recipes that are fully compliant with the diet. All of the following are beneficial for the body in many different ways. They're brimming with vitamins, and will speed up your metabolism as they provide you with plenty of energy - all while tasting absolutely amazing. Enjoy!

Roast Pumpkin with Red Onions and Rosemary

Ingredients: 1/2 Butternut pumpkin, seeded and sliced

4 Red onions, peeled and sliced
4 Tbsp Fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
4 Tbsp Olive oil

Directions: Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.

Line your baking sheet with foil, place pumpkin, onion, and rosemary leaves on the baking tray, and coat with oil.

Bake for about 20 minutes, or until pumpkin is easily pierced with a fork and the onions have browned. Serve and enjoy! Makes four servings.

White Fish with Macadamia Salsa

Ingredients: 2 White fish fillets

1/4 cup Macadamias, halved
1/2 cup Tomatoes, chopped
1 Avocado, peeled, seeded, diced
3 Tbsp Coriander, chopped
3 Tbsp Parsley, chopped
1 Tbsp Olive oil

Directions: Pre-heat your grill (a George Foreman works great!) to medium heat. Grill the fish for about 4 minutes, or until opaque.

For the salsa, combine macadamias, tomatoes, avocado, olive oil, coriander, and parsley in a bow.

To serve, place the fish over (or right next to) the salsa. Serves two.

Broccoli and Pine-Nut Soup

Ingredients: 1 Onion, diced

1 Tbsp Olive oil
3 cups Broccoli florets
3 cups Chicken stock
1/4 cup Pine nuts

Directions: Fry onion in a pan coated with oil, until slightly browned. Add the broccoli and stock, and simmer for about 15 minutes, until broccoli has softened. Cool slightly.

Blend in a food processor or with an electric immersion blender until desired texture is achieved. Heat before serving, and sprinkle with pine nuts once plated. Makes two servings.

For detailed information on the Paleo lifestyle, please visit our Eating Disorder Forum.

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