Paleo Ceasar Salad

All members of my family LOVES caesar salads. The whole family eat it everytime we go out. The reason must be because of the dressing (tase so good) , a lot of veggies and full of other tasty ingredients. Even though now we cannot have cheese, we still love the salad.

I used to think Caesar Salad is some version of fast food, contains a lot of fat, so I would only eat it on the rare occasion. Later, surprisingly a discovery, the dish become part of a healthy diet for me, let alone that I would like to raise its fat content even more by adding avocado.

For the Dressing, I often made I made a lot of it and store in the fridge for next dishes.

I do not like to put croutons on The Caesar salad. For me they are so crunchy, salty and chunk. I often make a paleo Caesar salad without them, using some homemade bacon pieces add a little bit of salty crunch, add alot more flavor than stale bread! The big challenge with the salad was making a dressing with enough flavor to replace the normal buttermilk or cream or the parmesan cheese. (although, if you follow primal diet, you could alternally top the salad with some grated parmesan, but it is not so much a requirement). I had a very tough time to please my family, because Caesar salad is our favorite, all the time. But finally, got some good solution. Delicious side dish, or combine with the grilled chicken,or shrimp make it a salad for dinner. Below is to serves 5 to 6 as a side salad, or if you use it for dinner, serve 2.

 

Paleo Caesar Salad (Serves 5 to 6)

Ingredients:
1/3 cup paleo mayo
2 1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice (or store bought lemon juice of your choice)
1 small crushed garlic clove
1 tsp Natural Anchovy Paste
1/6 tsp Pepper
1 Small Romain Lettuce Head (or a large Romain Heart)
4-5 slices of uncured or natural, nitrite free bacon.

Steps:
1. Fry The Bacon until drip (you can also bake it). Use paper towel to drain it. Then break the bacon into smaller pieces
2. Mix the Paleo mayor with lemon juice, garlic, anchovy paste and pepper.
3. Chop romain lettuce into large pieces. Wash and dry it.
4. Toss lettuce with the dressing until it is fully coated. Top the dish with crushed bacon and pepper. Finish!

 

Photo: The Paleo Mum
Photo: The Paleo Mum

 

RESOURCES:

18 Insanely Delicious Paleo Salad Dressing | Paleo202

18 EASY PALEO DIET RECIPES | MensFitness

SPINACH SALAD WITH CRABMEAT | thepaleodiet

Paleo Barbacoa

For quick lunch, I go to Chipotle to satisfy my craving for delicious food.

One of the most delicious food here is barbacoa, fantastic. The pork here is extremely incredible. I am kind of want to make the meal in my home, tried it for some time and finally can reverse-engine the recipe. It is mouth-watering.

I always love shredded meat, pork, beff, chicken. Shredded meat tastes better than anything else (an excuse for someon sho do not have a griller) . /

The ingredient list is long, it looks like a lot of ingredient to make the dish, but it is not so. it is not hard work, because u just throw them in the crockpot fot it to do all the hard work. That is why i love crockpot alot, especially when i go Paleo.

Buy the beef at Costco, successfully replace the dish at Chipole restaurant chain. Nothing satisfy me than that.

Photo: nomnom paleo
Photo: nomnom paleo

RESOURCES

Barbacoa with Cabbage Slaw | Paleo Grubs

BARBACOA | PaleoOMG

PALEO Barbacoa Beef Recipe | PaleoRanch

Barbacoa Beef Recipe for Crockpot or Pressure Cooker | Paleospirit

Barbacoa | NomnomPaleo

History of the Paleolithic Diet

The first human farmers put their hands to the earth in approximately 9,500

B.C.E. And, according to the Paleolithic Diet, this was the human’s undoing, in a way. The agriculture age set the stage for grain intake, for more unnecessary carbohydrates and—many years later—just a ton of processed sugar. In fact, sugar by the spoonful.

The Paleolithic Era, based from 2,600,000 to 10,000 B.C.E., brought about the first realm of Homosapiens—which is the scientific term for modern-day people. And it also brought about the first stone tools, utilized for furthering the Homosapien culture with the aforementioned hunter-gathering methods.

Because this was the first known period of the modern day human, the Paleolithic Diet reasons that the human digestive system and general make up have not changed, evolutionarily speaking. It reasons that what the human body needed during this Paleolithic Era—when humans came to be—is not different. And the fact that humans were able to evolve and become stronger during this era meditates that perhaps this diet delivered much more to our evolutionary benefit than we realize.

The diets proffered to humans today—generally targeted toward both women and men struggling in this fast-paced world to just lose five, ten pounds before the big summer vacation—indicate that low fat diets are the absolute, scientifically proven ways to shed. And our way of thinking has absolutely absolved to this theory. We gravitate toward processed, “low-fat” crackers on the shelf; we cut the fat off our cuts of meat. The less fat we intake, naturally, the less fat we’ll allow to round up on our hips and thighs.

Dr. Walter L. Voegtlin was the first man to publicly question this “no-fat” or “low-fat” mentality, looking instead to our early human ancestors for proof that the Homosapien diet should be rich in fat, in protein. He published a book called The Stone Age Diet in 1975 proclaiming that human beings are a carnivorous species; he looks to the way we, as creatures, evolved for proof. We have canine teeth and incisors—made for abrupt vertical action just like a wolf or

lion. We cannot digest cellulose—the premier component in many plant-based and grain-based food items. And our digestive tract is relatively short—similar to other, well-known carnivorous animals. Our digestive system in no way, for example, resembles a goat or a sheep. The bacteria in a sheep’s digestivetract are perfectly calibrated to withstand constant intake of grains and vegetables. A sheep contains none of the aforementioned canine teeth or incisors; we, as humans, resemble a wolf much more than a sheep in ways in which we can digest as well as rip and tear at our food. And this seems natural. After all, we didn’t rise to the top of the world’s “food chain” by remaining herbivores; we hunted and killed our prey.

Much of this hunting occurred in the Paleolithic Era; our Homosapien brethren knew to kill the most fatty animals first: mammoth and bison, mountain sheep and beavers. It’s clear that the Homosapiens actually contributed to the mammoth extinction because of unfortunate, wasteful killings: in search for the good stuff—the fat on the mammoth’s tongue for example—they would kill the animal and only consume the tongue. They would leave the rest of the carcass to rot. This is certainly a sign that our early ancestors, the Homosapiens in constant search for pivotal energy—found what they were searching for in the form of fat on the mammoth’s tongue. They were certainly not worried about their weight, and they lived the thousands of years via that diet to form our current population today. If it weren’t for fat and protein, we wouldn’t be the sad fat-free cracker-eating culture we are now.  We would have died from disease and lack of protein a long time ago.

Introduction to The Paleo Diet

The Paleolithic Diet: a nutritional guideline as old as the Paleolithic era itself. The  ten  thousand-year-old  diet  was  a  way  of  life;  the  Paleolithic  people survived utilizing the natural world, the seasons. And in order to gravitate once again to this natural process, people of today have tossed their Weight Watcher single-meal boxes out of the window like preservative-rich Frisbees. They’ve looked to the natural benefits of the oldest nutritional plan, the Paleolithic Diet—to lose weight, to avoid disease, and to feel strong once again in their food choices.

At its core, the Paleolithic Diet is based on the fact that early human ancestors had no source of farming, avoided settling in one place to cultivate land and, thus, produce a crop of grains. They were the hunter-gatherers, eating only that which they could catch or hunt or gather. This included the fish in the rivers,   the  wild  game  surrounding  them   as  they  wandered—generally homeless and wayward—and the eggs and vegetables they could pick.

Therefore,  the Paleolithic  Era brought about a culture strictly set on their consumption—their survival. They moved, scouted for further fertile territory— territory with the appropriate game and vegetables. And when that territory was devoid of their necessary elements, they moved forward. Constantly searching. It was not glamorous. Certainly, they did not enjoy dessert.

But  today’s  culture  of  preservative-rich,  boxed-up  and  shipped  food  has brought about a lax society. This society no longer gives a thought to the food on their plates; they give no thought to the miles their boxes of Pringles have traveled. It’s fast and cheap—this lifestyle in which people no longer search, their heads down, for wild game and a few eggs to heat over a fire. This generation—ten  thousand  years  after  the  Paleolithic  Era—has  lost all  the benefits  of  searching  for  proper  nutrition.  And  this  lifestyle  is  entirely sedentary, lacking all the benefits with which the Paleolithic Era’s people filled themselves: strength to carry forward, strength to avoid disease.

Choose another route. Choose to sweep the preservatives and added sodium from food and look to this time-honored Paleolithic Diet, rich with protein and fiber and nutrients. Fill yourself with the fresh wholesome-ness of the diet; you won’t have to hunt or gather anything yourself—unless that’s what you want. But  there  are  several  rules  with  the  Paleolithic  Diet—rules  important  to maintain your body and your mind as you embark on this entirely different,lifealtering routine. The Paleolithic Diet is not a diet, after all. It’s an ancient way of life.

Keep in mind as you read this guide that this isn’t another new fad diet that just appeared out of nowhere; in fact, this is a tried and true diet that has withstood the hands of time. You will learn about every aspect of this diet: from the good to the bad as well as foods that are allowed and the ones you should avoid. In addition, you are provided you with 25 delicious, quick and easy recipes. You will know exactly what to expect when you embark on this journey to health and weight loss.


Benefits of The Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet: Why Do It?

The Paleo diet is pulsing with a plethora of benefits. It bases itself off of the way our bodies have evolved over hundreds of thousands of years, and it initiates us to eat organic, natural, and weight-loss-capable foods. It enriches us with powerful energy to help us refute modern-day diseases, like Alzheimer ’s, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and so many more. In a currently dying society, it’s important to turn back to the root of our problems: our food.

The Paleo diet is, essentially, the only diet plan—or lifestyle alteration—you require in order to live the best version of your life.

Benefits of the Paleo Diet

Look to the following benefits of the Paleo diet below.

1. Build lean, powerful muscles.

Note that the Paleo diet fuels you with a fair amount of good, grass-fed protein. As such, you’re better able to build a lean physique, one that can work to build better muscles. When you have good, powerful muscles, you are much more able to lose weight. This is because your body requires these muscles to help store extra “sugar” you have in your body. Your muscles accept extra bouts of glucose—or the sugar that is formulated when you eat carbohydrates—and utilizes it for later times (when it initiates into fight or flight mode, like when you’re doing interval training or simply concentrating very, very hard). Furthermore, your muscles require more calories to support themselves. So: you’ll be able to eat more, weigh less, and look fabulous.

2. Balance out the levels of glucose in your blood.

The Paleo diet completely refutes refined, processed sugars in pastas, breads, and, of course, candies. Therefore, it’s much easier to avoid blood sugar spikes.

When you monitor your blood glucose levels, you’re better able to boost your insulin sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity is something that is essential to help you lose weight. When you intake glucose, your body immediately creates bouts of insulin. This insulin allows your cells to “eat” that glucose to make the energy they require to do everything they need to do. However, if your glucose levels spike too often, your body is not able to create enough insulin to promote this glucose acceptance. As such, you can rapidly gain weight or develop diabetes. You are resistant to insulin, rather than being insulin sensitive.

You want to remain insulin sensitive; the Paleo diet promotes this sensitivity.

3. Keeps you satisfied.

The Paleo diet disallows hunger.

How many other diet plans have you been on that have promoted hunger? They tell you to go to bed hungry, to skip meals, to count every single calorie? The Paleo diet doesn’t allow you to count your calories. Instead, it fuels you with all the nutrition, protein, and good fat you require in order to feel full. The Paleo diet works alongside your body rather than fighting it, limb for limb. It allows you to lose weight
gradually, without you feeling like you’ve been depriving yourself.

4. Helps you lose weight.

When you eliminate a lot of the carbohydrates that are afloat in our current society—breads and pastas, for example—you already give your body a better path toward weight loss. This is because, as mentioned previously, carbohydrates in your body automatically trigger the creation of insulin. When you have insulin in your bloodstream, your body disallows any weight loss or any “using” of fat cells. Your cells already have the energy they need with the carbohydrate-supplied glucose. Therefore, your fat lives on in all the places you don’t want it to: your butt, your thighs, whatever.

As such, your body enters a state of ketosis on the Paleo diet in which it “eats” your fat energy particles—known as ketones—because it doesn’t have a ready supply of glucose. Your body is able to work just as efficiently with the ketones, and you can feel the weight falling away. It’s actually amazing.

Note that I discuss more ways in which the Paleo diet can seriously alter your lifestyle and reverse several diseases, like inflamed gut, Alzheimer ’s, depression, and so many more in my book, Paleo Diet for Beginners: Lose Weight and Age Gracefully. Seriously: check it out! It also comes with a 7-day diet plan to help you kick-start your Paleo diet.

But do you have problems beginning the Paleo diet? Here are the two most central reasons people think they should begin the Paleo diet—followed by my earnest refutations.
Problem Number 1: “I don’t have enough time to commit to the Paleo diet.”

Perhaps.

It can be very, very difficult to plan your meals, go grocery shopping, prep, and cook everything on the road to better health.

That’s why this blog lays it all out for you. You can find foods that can be cook in less than 10 minutes, stick every ingredient into the slow cooker for example, and walk away for about eight hours. When you return home, your kitchen is smelling wonderful, your really healthful, weight-loss-efficient meal is prepared. What’s more? You’ll have leftovers for days. If you know how to work a microwave, I’m guessing your next few days’ prep is out the window.

Time is something you sometimes have to “trick” anyway to really get what you want!
Problem Number 2: “I don’t have enough money to do the Paleo diet.”

I hear this a lot. As an often-broke writer, I can understand how the prices of many of these things look at the grocery store: scary.

However, it doesn’t have to be that way. I will breaking down the price of each recipes on the blog when it is possible, on a servings-basis. Therefore, the exact price of less-than-five dollars per serving means that you’re paying less-than-five dollars for what you would normally pay OVER ten dollars for at a restaurant. Plus, you know every single ingredient, you know that each ingredient is helping you to lose weight, and you know
—beyond a shadow of a doubt—that it’s brimming with nutritional elements.

Go out and eat, Paleo diet champions!