What if we lived in an era where there was no option to eat any dairy or processed foods? In other words, what if we lived in the paleolithic era, or the Old Stone Age. When we think of the Old Stone Age we generally connect the term with caveman or cavewoman. Let's be honest — if you lived in this era, you were probably pretty fit and healthy. You wouldn't have the option to go pick up some McDonald's, and if you wanted to travel or make it anywhere you would most likely be doing this by foot so say hello to your exercise for the day.
What if there were a diet out there that actually gives you the results you are looking for? You may have heard of it before. It's called the Paleo diet, or in other words the cavewoman diet.
Obviously you won't need to be hunting for meat or going out into the woods to find some fresh fruit and veggies. The cavewoman diet is simply just adjusting your diet to your body type, and excluding any dairy products or processed foods. However, if you're a dairy fan or love to go on a weekly trip to McDonald's, this diet may not be a fit for you.
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No dairy, no processed foods. What recipes can you eat to keep your body satisfied while completing this diet? Check out these 10 recipes to help lead you to a healthy, cavewoman body!
Roasted Red Pepper and Basil Chicken: Just about the only way to get your protein during the Old Stone Age was from meat. Check out this roasted red pepper and basil chicken recipe that is full of protein and healthy fats!
Ultimate Antioxidant Paleo Breakfast Bowl: This breakfast bowl is a great meal to start off your morning. You'll notice that the fruits and vegetables used are organic; this is because there are fewer pesticides in organic produce. The fewer the pesticides, the healthier it is! Click here for the recipe and instructions.
Almond Lime Kale Salad: This salad is full of nutrients, such as vitamin C, vitamin K, and more. A combination of kale, almonds, and other delicious ingredients, this salad is great for keeping your body healthy and reduces the risk of several degenerative diseases. Click here for the recipe and instructions.
Tomato Soup: Tomato soup is a classic recipe we love to dip our grilled cheese in. Try out this homemade recipe that will send your taste buds through the roof!
Baked Salmon II: This delicious meal is great for beginners and will even make a person who doesn't like seafood eager to try a bite. Click here for the recipe and instructions.
Apple and Almond Butter Bites: Snacking is the one of the hardest things to maintain when trying to lose weight. Here is a great snack that fits right into the Paleo diet and will satisfy your cravings! Click here for the recipe and instructions.
Cashew-Orange Chicken and Sweet Pepper Stir-Fry in Lettuce Wraps: This recipe may seem a little difficult to make, but don't let the ingredients and instructions scare you! This recipe is something to impress your family with and takes a total of 45 minutes to make. Click here for the instructions.
Mini Pepperoni Pizza Bites: Hosting a party and want to stick to the Paleo diet? Try out these mini pepperoni pizza bites. Great for presentation and delicious to eat!
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Morning Paleo Smoothie: If you prefer smoothies in the morning for breakfast, here is a recipe packed with great fats, protein, and antioxidants. Click here for the recipe and instructions.
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Avocado Banana Chocolate Cookies: Don't be scared by avocado and cookies in the same title. These cookies taste far from guacamole mixed with banana and chocolate. Avocado simply gives the taste of the cookie a delicious, creamy texture. So, satisfy your sweet tooth and click here for the recipe!
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