The Paleo diet is one of the latest trends to get a slim physique. It involves consuming primarily animal protein, carbohydrates in the way of vegetables, and healthy fats found in nuts and olive oil.
The idea is that eating similar to our ‘hunter gatherer ancestors” decreases modern diseases like diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and obesity. Paleo followers must avoid grains, dairy and legumes as the body cannot digest them easily.
Well known advocate, Chris Kresser suggests a ‘paleo template’ to learn about whole foods for your own body’s optimal nutritional intake. Following the paleolithic guidelines, making desserts can still be enjoyed and chocolate is allowed. The brownie recipe below found on www.fastpaleo.com is a great end to your caveman meal.
Combine all ingredients below in a large bowl. Pour into a greased 9 x 9 baking pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Makes 16 brownies.
1 cup almond butter
1 ½ cup grated zucchini
1/3 cup raw honey
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp nutmet
½ tsp allspice
1 cup dark chocolate chunks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.