My go-to foods. We have all go-to items in our life. These go to items are hewn out of experience, preference, nostalgia, comfort, or overall taste. When it’s cold you pull out your favorite sweater or blanket; when your happy you unleash your favorite jam; when you are feeling sexy you unleash your favorite dress or shirt. We are creatures of habit. So why would food by any different? Today I will like to offer you some of my go-to favorite Paleo foods.
My Go-To Favorite Paleo Foods
What qualifies as go-to favorite Paleo foods? Simply, any food that I eat often. And when I mean often, I mean practically daily. These foods my alter from month-to-month by as Will Ferrell’s character from the classic movie Old School exclaims with profound affection “Your my boy, Blue!” Here are my go-to favorite foods.
90% Dark Chocolate
Anyone familiar with this holistic site or either my Naturopathy Earth Radio & Occult Health News or Confessions of an Obese Child podcasts will know this is a definite staple in the bachelor Luna pantry. DC is the “OG” to speak like my high school students.
Why do you love dark chocolate? The taste, its fiber content, its high fat content, and the relaxation it engenders as soon as I put it on my tongue (it’s akin to those first sips of wine).
I love my dark chocolate plain and at 90%. When I go back to the lower percentage or flavored varieties, I notice they are too sweet. Trust me you will feel the same way once you build yourself up to that.
Frequency: Daily, half-a bar.
If you love dark chocolate, check out our Review of the Most Popular Dark Chocolate Bars.
Also, check out our Sugar-Laden Superfoods expose.
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Nuts are another go-to favorite Paleo food in my life. The thing I love about nuts is that they are compact, don’t melt in the heat, and are versatile. Yes, I also love the fact they are Paleo, satiating, boast loads of minerals and fats as well.
Going back to versatility, so many varieties and flavors of nuts exist. I can go with macadamia nuts one week, then pecans or almonds the next, and later cashews (though they are really legumes but and not nuts. But hey if Planters puts them in with nuts, then they are nuts to me.) Right now, I’m into turmeric-spiced almonds and curry-spiced or sea salt & vinegar cashews.
Read our article on the Importance of Soaking Your Nuts.
Frequency: Daily. Sometimes twice a day. Remember to limit the conventional, roasted nuts, for they are cooked in inflammatory vegetable oil. Try to eat nuts in their natural forms.
Check out our article on the Dangers of Industrial-Grade Vegetable Oils.
This bag of mixed nuts is perfect. Raw, not roasted in oils and no peanuts.
As many of you know, I practice daily fasting. I’ve been using a compressed eating window for about 4 years. During that time, I have not eating anything before noon (and normally by 2:00pm). Fasting is an amazing biohack and I recommend it to you all.
Read our Fasting Eased My Disordered Eating.
The unfortunate drawback of fasting is I don’t eat breakfast. Now, as a whole this helps me avoid the “desserts for breakfast” mentality that IHOP purveys and society embraces of breakfast being sugar-laden, diabetes-inducing glop like pancakes, waffles, cereal, muffins, bagels, and alike. All those breakfast foods are horrible for our health.
But I love eggs. And I missed them dearly when I began daily fasting. So now I “brinner” by eating eggs for dinner (and occasionally cereal for dessert). Eggs are “protein balls” super packed with Vitamin D, choline, good cholesterol and fats…and very keto-friendly. They are also versatile in that you can prepare them in a host of ways and top them the way you like. (For me, most days it’s with salsa and sour cream.)
Frequency: 3-4 times a week.
For more information, read our Which Egg Is Best? Article. Though they may be twice as expensive, opt for pastured eggs.
So you might ask “What do you do from wake up to 2:00pm?” Drink a sh*t-load of teas! Why shouldn’t we? Herbal teas (like Ginger, Turmeric, Cinnamon) boasts most of the astounding benefits that their actual root/spice brings and the Camellia Sinensis “colored” teas boast some of the highest levels of phytonutrients, antioxidants, and metabolism and cognition-boosting qualities on the planet. It is my go-to favorite Paleo foods beverage of choice. (Kombucha would be #2.)
Frequency: I drink at least 3 teas a day. I normally start with a black tea in the early morning, followed by Match green later and then in the afternoon, I opt for ginger/turmeric mix, spearmint, chamomile, or seasonal herbal. There is absolutely no reason you shouldn’t be drinking tea daily. Incidentally the same must be said for coffee.
Check out our articles on the Colored Teas. Buy some of my most-recommended teas now.
Hummus with Tabbouleh Salad
I adore Middle Eastern food. If I could move to a small Anatolian village off the Aegean I would. What’s there not to like? Drink wine all day eating gyros, dolma, lamb, eggplant, baklava, and alike. My most addictive Middle Eastern delight is hummus with tabbouleh. Specifically this is my go-to favorite Paleo foods most ethnic and savory choice.
To be succinct, hummus is made of garbanzo beans, sesame tahini, olive oil, and spices. Tabbouleh is a parsley-based salad with tomatoes, olive oil, and other ingredients. I love to eat hummus and tabbouleh mixed together into a gelatinous glob scooped up with naan, pita bread, or organic blue-corn tortilla chips.
Frequency: 2-3 times a week. Opt for making it at home, but if you must buy store-brought hummus it is imperative your read our Review of Popular Hummus Brands. Many toxins reside in commercial hummus.
Another “brinner” entrée, yogurt bowls are ideal in the summer or winter. Like Acai Bowls, they are great Instagram staples as they should be since yogurt bowls bring color and vitality. If prepared properly they can yield a chockful of nutrients, fiber, prebiotics, probiotics, and healthy fats.
Typically, my yogurt bowls boast full-fat unflavored Greek Yogurt (probiotic), organic blueberries, unripen bananas and honey (prebiotics), cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, coconut shavings, and granola.
Frequency: 2-3 a week. On weekends I have my children, we eat them even more. My Sophia and Olivia love them.
See our Blueberry Smoothie recipe. It is essentially the same ingredients than the yogurt recipe. I opt more often for the bowls than the smoothies since they take longer to eat and as such are more satiating.
Almond Butter with Organic Blue Corn Chips
Just thinking about this concoction has my salivary glands in production as we speak. Almond butter yields a higher nutrient load than peanut butter. The issue most people have it is the taste. We are accustomed to the higher sugar and salt content in conventional peanut butter so when we eat unadulterated, pure almond butter we look askance at the taste and texture. It is understandable.
But give almond butter a chance. I love my nut butters refrigerated. And since I don’t eat a lot of sliced bread (or bread for that matter), I apply dab after dab of it on my blue-corn chips. I love blue corn over traditional tortilla chips for the more earthy taste, higher nutrient and fiber-profile, and the cool color (why are they called “blue” if they look more purple?).
Frequency: I consume blue corn tortilla chips daily. Coupled with almond or peanut butter, 3-4 times a week. Though blue corn is healthier for you, still eat relatively sparingly. Most are friend in industrial-grade vegetable oils.
These are just a few of my go-to favorite Paleo foods. This isn’t to say, I don’t eat burgers, chips, cereal, and other Paleo-prohibited foods. Sure, I feel there is always a time and place for a good blueberry cobbler, brownies, queso, and other not-as-healthy foods.
These go-to favorite Paleo foods are simply the ones I eat the most often and even after 20 years of them, I am not tired of them and likely never will. Do you have similar go-to favorite Paleo foods?
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