Welcome to can vegetarians do Paleo.
The Paleo diet is very much based on eating the following:
- Fruit & Vegetables
- Good Fats
If you spoke to any Paleo follower and ask them to name the first thing that enters their head when it comes to Paleo it will be one of the above. Many of them would name the fruit and vegetables and many would also name meat and fish. It is often all about the balance that comes with fish/meat with vegetables and the health benefits that it brings.
But what happens if you don’t eat meat and fish or even worse you’re a vegan and you don’t eat eggs either?
Well thankfully you still have choices and you can take Paleo as strict as you like. It can make a huge difference to your healthy lifestyle just by giving up on processed foods. So as a vegan that doesn’t want to be tied into a vegetable based future they could at least give up on the processed foods.
Alternatively can have a lot of baked vegetable meals and indulge a lot in Paleo approved burgers.
It is the summer season at the moment so my life will nearly always involve a salad. I love to have eggs on it with lots of salad items and it will very rarely actually have meat or fish on it.
Then in the winter months there is always the urge to have a curry that is full of vegetables and made creamy with coconut milk.
But if you are really struggling start by reducing the banned foods on Paleo bit by bit until you feel like you’re getting what you need in your diet. A lot of Paleo is about vegetables taking centre stage on your plate so as vegetarian this will probably happen automatically!
I often find that I end up being a Paleo vegetarian a few days a week because I love my vegetables so much, so don’t think just because you’re a vegetarian that you are completely missing out and that food is never going to suit you!