Paleo Chicken Recipes: Delectable, Easy-To-Make Paleo Chicken Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (The Easy Recipe)
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The simpler the better. That's the premise of the Paleo diet, which has made its way into the top nutrition plans now followed worldwide. It's healthy, balanced, and quite easy to follow - without falling into extreme restrictions that fad diets suffer from.
The Paleo -or Palaeolithic- diet, as you might expect from the name, is not a new creation. It is based on the time when our ancestors ate only natural, seasonal, and fresh foods, for the simple reason that no other options existed. There were no processed sugars, no saturated fats, and no grain-fed livestock. It was healthy living at its finest, with the only downside being the high risk of being clubbed by a neighbouring tribe, mauled by a tiger, any of the hundred other things that could make life particularly brutish and short.
Nonetheless, you can’t fault the hunter-gatherer diet. Think about what our predecessors ate: they'd hunt for meat - deer, wild boar, buffalo and birds; they'd fish and pluck fresh seafood from along the shores, and they’d gather seasonal fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. With a nomadic lifestyle, there weren't many food preservation methods available, so everything in the menu was straight from Gaia’s bounty to your rough-hewn plate.
Now, we're not suggesting that you carve your broom into a spear and go hunting for your next meal – that would be foolhardy in the extreme, not least because it’s been a while since a deer was trotting around your local Walmart. But the Paleo diet uses ingredients that resemble as much as possible the ones that were available during that time period, with the added bonus that now we know scientifically how good they are for our health. If you’re looking for a healthier lifestyle that doesn’t deprive you of the pleasure of food, this could be the diet for you.
Now that you know a bit about the Paleo diet, it’s easy to see why chicken will be such an important part of your meals. Eating beef and pork all the time can result in higher fat levels and a spike in sodium consumed, which leads to chicken and turkey as your next main alternatives. Grass fed chicken can easily be found in your grocery store or butcher year round, which makes it an even easier to incorporate as part of your new meal plans.