Wheatless Rochelle

Wheatless and gluten free vegetarian living in Los Angeles

An Unexpected Resource: Paleo Blogs

While I could never follow a true paleo diet, I’ve found that a lot of paleo blogs have great recipes that are gluten free. Wait, what’s paleo? According to an article from WebMD that gives an overview of the diet, it is “…based on the foods that could be hunted, fished, and gathered during the Paleolithic era — meat, fish, shellfish, eggs, tree nuts, vegetables, roots, fruits, and berries.” This type of diet “…includes lean meat, organ meats, fish, poultry, eggs, vegetables, fruit, and nuts… You won’t find any dairy, grains, sugar, legumes, potatoes, processed oils, and any foods that were grown after agriculture started.” Another good overview comes from US News and includes information about how a paleo diet compares to the FDA’s Dietary Guidelines.

As a vegetarian, I personally feel a paleo would be too limiting for me since so much of the paleo diet is meat. There are people who disagree with me there! No Meat Athlete has written about it and so has Happy Herbivore. I’m sure it can be done and I admire those who can, but it’s not for me. I am thankful, however, for the recipes they share since there is a good intersection between paleo and gluten free when it comes to avoiding wheat, barley, and rye.

One Response to An Unexpected Resource: Paleo Blogs

  1. Caitlin says:

    awesome! i follow a 80/20 paleo diet (i eat about 80% paleo all the time and 20% of “other foods that work for my body”)… feel free to check out my pinterest site for tons of paleo recipes i gathered from across the web! also paleomg.com is a funny and fun paleo site especially if you like sweet treats ;)