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Paleo Grilling Recipes for a Healthy Summer

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At its simplest, the Paleo diet is a return to the basics—it is the human diet that works with our genetics, not against it. Paleo looks to ancestral wisdom—whether from cave-dwelling Paleolithic ancestors or remote native populations untouched by Western disease—for guidance on what to eat and how to live. The foods that our great, great grandparents wouldn’t have recognized in our modern supermarkets shouldn’t be food for us in the first place, and Paleo offers guidance in avoiding those products that do more harm than good.

The Paleo diet advises the avoidance of grains, gluten, legumes, low-fat pasteurized and homogenized dairy, corn, soy and sugar. Instead, fill up on grass-fed meat from ruminants like cattle, bison, goats, lamb or wild game. Seek out pastured chicken, eggs and pork, and prioritize wild-caught fish and seafood whenever possible. You should also focus on organic vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats.

By removing many of the causes of allergies and autoimmune disorders, as well as the processed food-like products brought about by modern manufacturing, the human body is able to detox from foreign substances and naturally reset those basic functions that make eating, breathing and moving so effortless in a healthy system. The modern human body is assaulted on all sides by environmental pollutants that are toxic to our basic chemical processes; avoiding these contaminants, in addition to the many additives found in foods, assists our body to reach vibrant wellness on its own, often without the help of medicine or invasive surgery.

Along with the diet component, the Paleo lifestyle provides a model for holistic, healthy living, with a focus on stress reduction, community engagement and support, fitness and play, exposure to nature and honoring the body’s circadian rhythms. All of which are key components in ensuring optimal health.

While the Paleo lifestyle encompasses so much more than just the food, the fact is, there are some amazingly delicious Paleo recipes—which can make getting, and staying, healthy all that much easier. Not to mention tastier! With these Paleo recipes you’ll find out just how flavorful eating healthy can be!


3 Paleo Grilling Recipes

1. Plank Grilled Salmon with Tomato-Fennel Relish

Plank Grilled Salmon with Tomato-Fennel Relish
Photo Credit: Savannah Wishart Photography

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2. Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken with Guacamole Salsa

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken with Guacamole Salsa
Photo Credit: Savannah Wishart Photography

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3. Grilled Vegetable Salad

Grilled Vegetable Salad
Photo Credit: Savannah Wishart Photography

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Are you on the Paleo diet? What are your tried-and-true healthy grilling recipes? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or the Barbecue Board!