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What are the Foods on the Paleo Diet?

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So, what does the paleo diet consist of? What is on the Paleo Diet Food List?

VEGETABLES: Yep, lots of vegetables. Beets, turnips, parsnips, radish, spinach, lettuce, kale, beet top, mustard greens, collard greens, jerusalem artichokes, butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, pumpkin, buttercup squash, dandelion, watercress, turnip greens, seaweeds, bok choy, swiss chard, endive, arugula (rocket) , radicchio, rapini, chicory, brussels sprouts, artichokes, okra, avocados, carrots, rutabaga, sweet potatoes, yams, cassava, yellow summer squash, zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, celery, onions, green onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, leeks, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi, eggplants, asparagus, cucumber and cabbage. To name a few.

FRUITS:  Grapes, cantaloupe, cherries, apricot, bananas, peaches, nectarines, plums, pears, apples, oranges, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, papaya, watermelon, honeydew melon, kiwi, lychee, coconut, mango, figs, dates, persimmon, passion fruit, berries (strawberry, cranberry, blueberry, blackberry, pomegranates, and pineapple.

NUTS & SEEDS:  Pecans, walnuts, pistachios, chestnuts, cashews, almonds, macadamia nuts, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, pine nuts and sunflower seeds.

FRESH & DRIED HERBS:  Your meals will be far tastier with parsley, thyme, basil, tarragon, chives, oregano, sage, dill, bay leaves, coriander, lavender, mint, and rosemary.

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SPICES & OTHER NATURAL FLAVOR ENHANCERS: Add vanilla, garlic, cloves, chilies, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, onions, black pepper, hot peppers, star anise, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, paprika, and ginger.

MUSHROOMS: Go for the earthy yumminess of oyster mushroom, chanterelle, porcini,button mushroom, morel, crimini, shiitake and portabello, among others.

FATS: To get the right kinds of fat in your diet, take coconut flesh, nut butters, coconut milk, coconut oil, olive oil, lard, tallow, duck fat, veal fat, lamb fat, fatty fishes (mackerel, salmon, sardines), nut oils (walnut, macadamia), avocado oil and avocados.

ANIMAL PROTEIN:  Naturally, your Paleo diet would not be complete without a good bit of animal protein.

There’s pork, rabbit, goat, sheep, woodcock, elk, rabbit, reindeer, wild boar, bear, moose, deer, bison/buffalo, veal, beef, lamb, horse and pheasant.

 

Or try mussels, crab, scallops, oysters, clams, chicken eggs, quail eggs, duck eggs, goose eggs, salmon, tuna, sole, haddock, turbot, trout, bass, halibut, cod, flatfish, grouper, walleye, tilapia, mackerel, anchovy, herring, lobster, shrimps, turkey, duck, quail, goose, wild turkey and chicken.

 

Even bacon, sausage, and smoked meats are fine. Just make sure all of your meats are from appropriately raised animals, and that the packaged meats contain no weird additives like nitrates/nitrites or weird chemical preservatives.

 

What should you leave off the list?

Most importantly, keep grains and legumes like wheat, rice and soy as far from your mouth as possible. Dairy is “Primal” – not Paleo – and vegetable oils like soy oil and corn oil are inflammatory. Refined sugar is hard on your blood sugar and doesn’t contain any nutrients, so keep it at a bare minimum. Anything in a box is probably not going to be very Paleo, so shop on the outer edges of the grocery store and you should be safe!

 

The Coffee & Christ Show Brings You Jeannie Wilbourn and Speaking Life Into Autism

Are you familiar with autism? Do you know anyone that suffers? Jeannie Wilbourn shares with us the story of her sons struggle, the ups and down of everyday living and how God saw them through it all. Watch this weeks edition of the Coffee & Christ show, share with us your story, encourage others, raise awareness but most importantly make a difference around the world.

 

Want more of Jeannie Wilbourn on The Coffee & Christ show? Check Out: Seeking Sanity

Crockpot Brunswick Stew

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Having so many food allergies, I am forced to make everything I eat which is can be time-consuming but on more than one occasion, this crockpot Brunswick stew recipe has saved the day and WOW talk about being loaded with flavor! I’ve made it for large crowds when we’ve all gotten together and I’ve made it for just family and every time it gets rave reviews.

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The Coffee & Christ Show Talking Spiritual Leaders of the Family Featuring Stuart Lee Tutt

Attention Parents: This is for you. Join us for this weeks episode of the Coffee & Christ show as we discuss what it takes to be the spiritual leader of your family. Stuart makes a lot of great points here, you don’t want to miss this!

 

Want more of Stuart Tutt on The Coffee & Christ Shows? Check out:  From the Playground to Porn