This past week Dan and I decided to try the “new” craze: The Paleo Diet. The concept is to eat like a caveman and it has also been referred to as the Stone Age diet and the Hunter-Gatherer diet. If you are 100% dedicated to this diet it consists of eating fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy, salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. It takes the idea of what was consumed during the Paleolithic era. This is where it gets its shortened name: Paleo.
Dan and I had to be realistic with our lifestyles. We enjoy being healthy during the week but then have no rules when it comes to the weekend. We like to live healthy and active lifestyles, but also want to have a life, and have fun without the guilt of cheating on a diet. So, we made a grocery list, are giving Paleo a shot and so far, so good. One amazing recipe that both of us probably had dreams about last night was found on paleomg.com and I wanted to share it with all of you.
Copied and pasted from the web site here are the instructions and ingredients:
- 2lb pork roast
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
- 2 anaheim chilis, seeds removed and chopped
- 1 poblano pepper, seeds removed and chopped
- 1-2 jalapeño peppers, diced
- 2 cups chicken or beef broth
- 1 (8oz) can of diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon sage
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Pull out your crockpot.
- Place your pork roast in the crockpot and place all the veggies around it.
- Pour your green chiles and tomatoes over the pork.
- Toss in all the spices on top.
- Pour your broth in the crockpot.
- Turn your crockpot on low and cook for 6-8 hours.
- Once the time has elapsed, use some tongs to shred your pork and mix all the ingredients together.
- Consume & Enjoy!
Now when I say “Paleo With A Twist” it is because after the meal was done cooking, we added some brown rice to it to make it more of a meal, and so although the diet says ‘no carbs’ we have a few carbs added, but the “good kind.” Every diet has its rules, and a lot of people find it very hard to follow every single rule or find the perfect diet. But from one healthy person to the next, if you exercise, and eat in moderation, the world will still go round, and you will still be healthier than most of American’s are today.