You know how the WODs we do are always scaleable to your level? That same concept can be applied to what you eat too. If a strict paleo lifestyle isn’t in the cards, you can adapt it to what we like to call ‘paleo light.’ What that means is incorporating foods that aren’t paleo-approved, but are still good for you to make things a little more flexible. After all, we’re all about long-term healthy habits that you can stick to.
All grains are not created equal
Quinoa is at the very top of the must-try list because of it has more vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants than any other grain, but brown rice and rolled oats deserve some recognition too. Just avoid the instant stuff…it’s highly processed.
Dairy do’s and don’ts
Toss some plain greek yogurt, cheese (not the shelf-stable kind), and milk onto your shopping list. Plain greek yogurt packs a ton of protein, and is just downright awesome for eating on the go. Plus it’s super versatile; toss in things like berries, hemp seeds, oats, cinnamon and a touch of natural sweetener like honey or agave. The flavored greek yogurts in those pretty, colorful containers come with way too much sugar, so you’re better off buying plain and modestly sweetening it yourself.
They get a bad rep for turning our bodies into noisemakers, but there’s a lot to like about these little beans. Black beans, lentils, chickpeas, and pinto beans are among the most popular variety, though there are plenty of others to choose from. They’re packed with fiber, boast tons of plant protein, and can even help regulate your digestive system.
Got some great paleo ‘light’ foods of your own that you love? Share your favs by dropping us a line below.