Friday, October 26, 2012

What do we eat?

When people hear about the list of foods that came back on our intolerance testing, I am often asked.  What do you eat?  When people learn that we can't eat wheat/gluten, dairy or egg products, the thought can be very overwhelming.  And I understand it was overwhelming to me as well.  (Let me just note here that unless you are following the Autoimmune Protocol, eggs are fine for people living a Paleo lifestyle.  Paleo Parents do a great job of explaining what Autoimmunity is in a normal "people speak.")

In addition to eating Paleo, we are Kosher as well.  This means that we do not eat pork products or shellfish.  I am excited to have found beef bacon and sausages that we can eat.  We eat fish several times a week, chicken, lamb and beef.  PaleoGirl is very happy when "meat" is served.  PaleoGirl is especially happy when she gets to eat "meat on a stick." We eat a lot of fruit and vegetables.  These are favorites in this house.  We haven't found a fruit that PaleoGirl doesn't like, and PaleoBoy loves his fruit too.  He doesn't have many words that he says clearly, but "grapes" can be understood easily.  The PaleoKidz love winter squashes, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers and zucchini (especially when eaten in pasta form).  Greens, like kale and chard, are a favorite with the grown ups, but PaleoGirl likes them too.  PaleoBoy is a little more hesitant to eat them, but I keep trying.

I do make Paleo Waffles and baked goods, but am trying to limit these in our diet.  I have found that for us these help with breakfast as eggs are not an option and the PaleoKidz are still not accustomed to eating leftovers for breakfast.  This might be more my problem than theirs as a vegetarian diet would not consist of the typical items that would be eaten for a Paleo breakfast, especially without eggs.  I have always preferred atypical breakfast foods, so eating last night's dinner for breakfast is not unusual for me.

Be sure to check out the blogs in the sidebar to get some ideas for recipes.  The Paleo Mom, Paleo Parents, Everyday Paleo, Nom Nom Paleo and Civilized Caveman have been great resources for us.

I also love following books and strongly recommend anyone interested in living a Paleo lifestyle check out these books.  Eat Like a Dinosaur, Make It Paleo, Practical Paleo, Everyday Paleo, Paleo Comfort Foods and Paleo Indulgences.

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