As the nights draw in, so does the yearning for warm and comforting winter recipes. Following a paleo diet, you know that the emphasis is on non-processed foods, eschewing refined sugars, legumes, potatoes, and dairy products. It can be hard to think of ways to make tasty winter warmers while also trying to avoid foods that are discouraged by the paleo way of life.
In winter, the cold weather and lack of natural daylight can make getting out for exercise – or even just for a walk for some fresh air – a little difficult. A daily dose of daylight and a light exercise help you to sleep better, and better sleep is the backbone for a healthy way of life.
To help you on your way, consider making warming stews from lean pieces of meat such as chicken, beef or even some game. For vegetarians, a warming broth or curried vegetable soup can bring a smile to your face. For those with a sweet tooth, raw cacao baked into gooey cookies or smooth fudge makes the perfect pick-me-up at the end of a long and dark day.
It can be difficult to stick to healthy habits when the cold starts to bite, but with a bit of planning, there’s no reason why you can’t still reap the benefits of paleo diet all year round. If you want to know more about how to make paleo work for you, why not download our Paleo Nutritionist Diploma Course and find out more?