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The Top Ten Paleo Diet Foods

What do you think are the top ten Paleo foods, and why? Here is my list…


1. Grass fed beef

Good quality grass-fed beef is a great source of protein, omega 3 and many other nutrients. It’s also extremely versatile; grill it, barbeque it, make it into jerky or grind it into mince beef to use in lots of different meals –using the leftover bones to make a nourishing bone broth.

2. Pastured Chicken

Pastured chicken is delicious as the centre of a roast dinner – and the leftovers make beautiful chicken stock. A great protein source, left over chicken is great to snack on, or turn into curries and soup.

3. Bacon

What list of Paleo foods is complete without bacon? You can even use the remaining fat to cook with.

4. Coconut Oil

As well as being a great oil to cook pretty much anything in, this saturated fat is great on it’s own by the spoonful! Coconut oil is also believed to be a great help with dementia and can even be used on your skin.

5. Avocado

Avocado is a perfect fat source and goes with almost anything. You can even cook it, or use it to make a dessert!

6. Eggs

Not only are eggs a great protein source, they are great for making paleo egg fried rice, filling for breakfast – and easy to hardboil in advance to keep peeled in the fridge as a ready snack.

7. Berries

Berries are relatively low in fructose and a great source of antioxidants.

8. Kale

Kale is a true superfood, as it is packed with magnesium, calcium, vitamins A, C and K, lutein, iron and antioxidants. You can even turn it into kale chips!

9. Onions

Onions are a sulphur rich vegetable (which Dr. Terry Walhs considers important enough to eat three cupful’s worth a day) – and just so incredibly versatile. Whether you’re making a stew – or even an omelette, onions will be a great addition.

10. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a great base for lots of meals – such as beanless chilli – as they lend themselves so readily to sauce.

Do you agree with my list? What would be on your top ten list of Paleo foods?

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The Top Ten Paleo Blog Posts in August

I spend a lot of time reading as many Paleo blogs as I can fit in everyday and thought I’d share a few of my favourites from last month.  Last month was especially good as it featured the first Ancestral Health Symposium.

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1.       That Paleo Guy on the Ancestral Health Symposium

Jamie Scott is a Kiwi who gave a great lecture at the AHS.  It was great to meet him in person after reading his blog.  I enjoyed reading his review of the event.

2.       The Diet Doctor on What does Loren Cordain and Lindeberg have for lunch?

I enjoyed this as a. It’s nice to see people practicing what they preach, and b. that’s where I bough my lunch too at the AHS!  After hearing Andreas Eenfeldt’s fantastic lecture I really look forward to his posts.

3.       Tom Naughton on Still Another A-Salt On Science

I’ve been reading Tom Naughton’s blog since watching his movie FatHead and love his writing.  His lecture at the AHS was another favourite too, as funny in real life as he is in the movie and blog.  Only Tom could come up with the scientific conclusion that Hypertension is caused by wearing pants. Brilliant!

4.       Mark Sissons at 58

What a great way to silence the reader who questioned whether Mark was getting fat!  Er, no.  He’s definitely not!

5.       Emily Deans series on Do Carbs Make You Crazy?

Emily Deans is a psychiatrist with a keen interest on evolutionary medicine.  It’s really interesting to read her angle

6.       Everyday Paleo with their version of Larabars

I’ve found some great recipes over at Everyday Paleo and (once I finish my Whole30) am really looking forward to trying these bars.  I tried Larabars for the first time when I was in America for Primal Con earlier this year – they were amazing!  I’ve not been able to find them, or any Paleo equivalent here in Australia (please let me know if you have!) so making my own is a great option! Check out my recipe for my version of cherry larabars

7.       Modern Paleo on Another Bad Journalist Examine the Paleo Diet

A good rebuttal of a d piece of journalism!

8.       Nell Stephenson on Paleo Training Food

This was a very timely article as it appeared at around the time my marathon running housemate was starting out on his Paleo experiment

9.       BTB with The Elevator Speech on No Grains.

Because I’ve tried to have that conversation so many times!

10.   Free the Animal on The Supplements I Take & Why I Take Them

I love Richard Nikoleys blog – he just comes out and says exactly what is on his mind.  No holding back!  I was interested to see which supplements Richard takes, as that is an area I’m continually exploring on my own journey.

Did I miss any good posts?  Let me know – below!