Paleo Vegan. Why another label? and isn’t it a total contradiction? While I prefer just stating that I’m on a ‘real food diet’, when I mention the word paleo I get a lot of responses like ‘oh, you eat a lot of meat’. Unfortunately it’s an incorrect assumption that all Paleo followers eat mainly meat, yes it’s based on about 38% protein but many of us modify the diet to suit our bodies and choose not to freely substitute meat for carbohydrates. There are a lot of other aspects to the Paleo diet that are very beneficial.
|My recent Paleo Vegan lunch spread I shared with some friends who left very happy, full and satisfied <3|
The Paleo diet to me has always been about eating whole real nutritious foods that don’t have an ingredient list. It includes foods that have a powerful role to play in nourishing and healing your body such as fermented foods and superfoods that are nutrient rich. Everything you put in your mouth should benefit your body. Meat is pasture raised, respecting and eating the whole animal. It also includes eating a rainbow of vegetables, fruit, herbs and spices and for me that is the main focus of my diet, with the addition of gut healing nutritious bone broth.
|My daily serve of bone broth made beautiful with chinese cabbage, pumpkin flowers and garlic #makingbonebrothbeautiful|
|Part of our conscious living, at home we recycle glass jars and use re-usable stainless steel or bamboo straws to reduce our waste and impact to the environment|
If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook you would have seen that I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. Even though I started my Paleo real food diet over 4 years ago and found great improvement, after my move to Vietnam I believe a series of events seriously impacted my health.
|Paleo Vegan – Why another label and how does it work? If you look at this spread, how can it not work 😉|