It’s no secret that modern eating habits have led to many so-called “diseases of affluence”– things like diabetes, obesity, etc. These were issues that our ancestors never had to deal with. In fact, many studies have shown that the modern increased intake of carbohydrates and sugars have directly caused many of these diseases.

Fortunately, the paleo diet seeks to address these types of issues. A big problem comes when trying to make dinner, since carbohydrates make up such a large part of our modern-day dinner menus.

I stumbled upon a lot of great recipes in the new cookbook that I bought (see the link on the right sidebar for more). I can’t really share the exact recipes with you due to copyright reasons, but I can give you a few pointers that I’ve found will help you think paleo when it comes to cooking dinner.

First of all, focus your dinner around the meat– the paleo diet encourages lots of meat consumption. Namely, choose a lean meat like chicken or low-fat beef. Feel free to add any spices you like (I like adding marinade to my chicken and Montreal steak seasoning to my steak).

The paleo diet really lets you get creative when it comes to vegetables. You really can add any vegetables you want to your dinner. You can cook the vegetables in the same pan as your meat, and even add some spices or marinades to them as well. I like making steak with sauteed bell peppers… I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.

So there are a few basic pointers for you. For more recipes feel free to check out the cookbook, the link is on the right hand side of the page or you can just click here. The full review of the cookbook can be found here. Thanks for reading!