You might notice that a lot of my dishes are paleo. In my upcoming breakfast class, I am teaching paleo pancakes and paleo oatmeal. I want to share a little bit with you about my view on paleo and some of the other strict diets out there.
First, what is the paleo diet?
It excludes grains, heavily processed oils, and processed foods. Usually it also excludes legumes and dairy.
That means that the paleo diet is made up of meat (including organs, bone marrow, etc.), animal products like eggs and honey, vegetables and fruits, raw nuts and seeds, and added fats like coconut oil, avocado, butter, and ghee.
I often eat a paleo meal. I love how clean and simple it is. I love eating whole foods that aren’t processed, and my body needs animal protein. I also love a vegan meal. I also love indulging in my Grandma’s Browned Rice.
What diet do I follow?
I think it’s important to be clear that I eat a balanced diet, listening to my body, and all the nutritional information I’ve acquired over the years. I understand that all of our bodies have different needs. We are all unique individuals with unique bodies that deserve our love and care.
I make paleo dishes, and vegan dishes, and gluten free dishes, and traditional dishes because I am inspired by it all! I love finding ways to make a restricted diet feel creative and indulgent and delicious. I want you to be inspired to cook and eat and be happy no matter what your body’s needs are.
I want to empower each of you to make the best decisions for yourself and your body daily, based on your own experience. When you read or hear about some new diet, and it feels like it might be right for you, I encourage you to try it out and see how your body responds. Your job is to listen to your body and give it what it needs. My job is to keep creating outside the box – so you can eat delicious food no matter what your body needs.