Paleo Food List
Foods Allowed on Paleo Food List:
-Fresh and dried herbs
-Spices and natural enhancers (garlic, onions, peppers, cloves and etc.)
Foods allowed in the Paleo Diet are lean meats, poultry, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, spices and fresh and dried herbs. There are a world of creative Paleo Recipes that can be deliciously enhanced with fresh and dried herbs. Let us review herbs and herb glossary.
-Bay: Used in soups and stews. Substitute: Thyme
-Basil: Vegetables great with tomatoes. Substitutes: Marjoram, Mint
-Cayenne Pepper: Obtained from small fruited varieties of capsicum. Is a dull red color. Used in small amounts in vegetables, meats, salad dressing and cheese.
-Chili Pepper: Dark Red contains antioxidants and may retard bacterial growth.
-Chives: Good with salads and Cold Plates. Substitutes: Scallions & Green Onions
-Cilantro: Salsa, Asian & Caribbean Foods. Substitutes: Flat-leaf Parsley Spicy Basils
-Cinnamon: Tan brown in color. Contains antioxidants and may retard bacterial growth
-Cloves: Dark brown in color. Usually used in combination with other spices. Has a bitter flavor.
-Curry: Contains antioxidants and may retard bacterial growth
-Dill: Fish, Chicken, Eggs, Salads, Beans, Carrots, Cucumbers, Cabbage, Potatoes, Pickles & Sour Cream or Yogurt Dips. Substitute: Caraway
-Lemon Grass: Thai Dishes, Chicken, Beef, Curry sometimes combined with coconut milk. Substitute: Lemon Zest
-Lemon Verbana: Fish, Poultry, Marinades, Salad Dressings, Jams, Sauces, Teas. Substitute: Lemon Grass & Lemon Zest
-Mint: Lamb, Eggplant, Desserts Teas, Salads, Vegetables, Fruits. Substitute: Spicy Basils
-Mustard: Young tender leaves are used for greens and for salads. Seeds are used as a ground spice in salads dressings, pickles, sauces, in some vegetables and cheeses.
-Oregano: Beef, Chicken, Pasta, Tomatoes. Substitute: Marjoram, Mint, Basil
-Parsley: Popular herb that can be used in variety of ways. Can be used in fruit and vegetable salads, in sandwiches, in soup and gravy.
-Pepper Grass or Cress: Can be used in salads and sandwiches.
-Sage: Poultry, Beans, Stuffing, Pasta. Substitute: Thyme, Summer Savory
-Tarragon: Chicken, Eggs, Fish Substitute: Anise, Fennel
-Sweet Basil: Flavor of cloves. Flavors salads, soups and meats.