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Eating Paleo? Traeger it!

Posted by sbulloch on February 18, 2013

One of the hottest food trends right now is The Paleo Diet. If you haven't heard of it, the Paleo Diet is a modern take on the diet of our hunter-gatherer anscestors in the Paleolithic Era. The basic premise looks like this:

-Higher Protein Intake: 19-35% of daily food consumption is animal protein.

-Low Carbohydrate Intake: 34-45% of daily food consumption should be non-starchy fruits and vegetables

-Higher Fiber Intake: Highest sources of fiber are non-starchy fruits and vegetables, instead of refined grains.

-Moderate to Higher Fat Intake: Don't cut out fats, eat the right fats. Increase Mono-unsaturated and Omega-3 fats.

If you own a Traeger, you are already one step ahead of the game when it comes to eating Paleo. Increasing your meat intake is really quite easy when everything you make on your Traeger comes out delicious. We've compiled a few of our favorite tips, tricks, and recipes to make following the Paleo Diet a breeze with your Traeger!

-Plan ahead. Take the Traeger Chicken Challenge and grill a whole chicken or two on Sunday night and chill. Use the chicken throughout the week sliced in salads or shredded in lettuce wraps.

-Incorporate protein into your snacks and sides. Try these Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon as a side for dinner or these Rosemary Cashews for a high protein snack. (Be sure to substitute the butter for Olive Oil)

-Don't forget to include the recommended healthy fats. This recipe for Smoked Salmon is a great way to get healthy Omega 3 fatty acids!

Enjoy eating your protein, Traeger Nation! The Paleo Diet has never been easier. If you have had any success eating Paleo with your Traeger, share it in the comments below!

**If you would like more specific information about eating The Paleo Diet, be sure and visit the website directly. The images and information above came from thepaleodiet.com.