I stepped back a bit from sharing much of my Paleo lifestyle, but I also know that so many of my friends are interested in learning more about Paleo, what I love, and where to get it. So…I’m gonna make it easy for you! Here are some of my favorite Paleo products just for you!
Since going Paleo, I thought I would totally miss pasta. I do eat GF pasta periodically, but I LOVE my spiralizer. My favorite veggies to use are zucchini and sweet potatoes. I’ve tried carrots, but those didn’t work so well. In the summer, cucumbers are great for a cold “pasta” salad.
Coconut aminos are a great substitute for soy sauce! Coconut Secret also has some amazing subs for garlic sauce and teriyaki. These are always my go-to options for any stir fry dishes I make. Meat + veggies + coconut aminos (add some garlic and ginger)…simple and delicious!
Coconut sugar is my substitute for any refined (or even raw) sugar. It has a lower glycemic index than regular sugar and retains many nutrients found in the coconut palm. It has a deeper flavor, similar to brown sugar, but can be subbed at a 1:1 ratio for regular white or raw sugar. For any of my non coconut-loving fans, it doesn’t even taste like coconut!
Purchase here: Nutiva Coconut Sugar 16 oz
Coconut oil. Man oh man! This is the solution for everything! Beware, though, if you have animals and use it on your body…you will get licked to death! I obviously use it for cooking because it is better for higher temp cooking. I’ve also used it as a face cleanser, a moisturizer, and blended in coffee. You pretty much just can’t go wrong with coconut oil!
Shout out to Chicago! RX bars are made in Chicago and they are delicious! They are really chewy, but I love these as a quick snack to take with me when I’m traveling or on the go at all. There is a variety pack available so you can try multiple flavors. My favorites, though, are the chocolate sea salt, blueberry, and maple sea salt.
Purchase here: RxBar Real Food Protein Bars Variety Pack, 7 Flavors
Sometimes you just want to use a mix that isn’t full of shit. Am I right? When I found these Simple Mills mixes I was so excited to try them and they are good! I’m so grateful that more and more is becoming available without adding in fillers that are unhealthy for us. I’ve only tried the chocolate and pumpkin, but I would imagine the banana is just as good!
Once I learned how easy it was to make cashew milk, I was hooked! Some people believe cashews are expensive; however cashew pieces are cheaper PLUS making your own cashew milk is cheaper than buying it and it has no preservatives! The one key to getting cashew pieces, though, is to make sure you get them raw. I can’t imagine much worse than making milk from salted cashews.
Homemade yogurt? Yes! I got into a kick for a long time where I was making coconut milk yogurt on a regular basis. There are a few recipes I’ve tried but the one from Danielle Walker (cookbooks below) was my favorite. Writing this blog, actually, has been helpful because it reminds me of all the things I used to make from scratch that I’ve taken a break from. Time to get back to my yogurt making!
I started out with Against All Grain and then bought Meals Made Simple as soon as it was available! I love Danielle’s recipes. Sometimes Paleo recipes can be a little pricey, but Danielle’s recipes are really family friendly with not an insane amount of ingredients. She also has recipes for treats such as: waffles, chocolate chip cookies, and crepes!
Purchase Against All Grain: Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great
Enjoy! If you try any of these for the first time, I’d love to hear what you think and which products you liked best!