Paleo for Newbies

With the New Year in full swing, people are exploring new diets to help with the resolution of losing weight. One diet that has become extremely popular is the Paleo diet. The Paleo diet is a diet based on the types of food presumed to be eaten by earlier humans. It consists mainly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit. It excludes dairy or grain products, as well as processed food. There is no special technique, just the ideal of choosing ingredients as close to nature as possible.General substitutions include swapping almond flour for all-purpose flour, sweet potatoes for white potatoes, coconut or maple for unrefined sugar, and so on. If this is a diet you would like to try, be sure to research it and learn more. Below are some yummy Paleo recipes to get you started on your new journey.

Turkey Chili Sweet Potato Fries

This meal could be traditionally viewed as a twist on chili cheese fries. This recipe uses sweet potato fries, and a delicious array of spices such as oregano, cumin, and chili powder. There is also a nice helping of garlic, onions, and bell peppers to add some delicious spice.


Be sure to cook your fries for at least 25 minutes, turning them once in the middle to get them perfectly crisp. This recipe gives out a large family style serving of 4.

Shrimp Fried “Rice”

In this recipe the traditional use of rice is swapped out for cauliflower. It should be pulsed in a food processor until finely chopped. The star of the show is the shrimp. You will need one pound peeled with the tail discarded. The sesame oil, wine vinegar, and hoisin sauce all come together to give this meal the perfect punch of flavor.


Chocolate Chunk Protein Muffins

Time for dessert! Or breakfast, depending on which you prefer. These chocolate chunk protein muffins are delicious and will fill you up, and keep you full throughout the day. This recipe calls for almond flour, almond milk, and coconut oil, so make sure you stock up at the grocery store.


Neighbors Emergency Center supports your start to a healthier lifestyle. NEC is beginning the New Year with two new center openings in Harlingen, Texas and Amarillo, Texas. Check in on our Facebook page to stay updated about the new center openings. With a 24 Hour Emergency Rooms throughout the Houston metro area, we can treat you quickly and effectively so you can get back to doing what you love.

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