It’s perhaps the most commonly asked question, both here in the forums and around the Primal/paleo blogosphere: what about bread/rice/grains/mashed potatoes/fish-and-chips/sweets? That is, what Primal foods can I eat that will satisfy my nascent urges for conventional “comfort foods”? In a perfect fat-adapted world, these urges would be non-existent. We would all be sated on nothing but meat, fat, vegetables, and a bit of fruit, and on a normal day I would stress the importance of desiring truly Primal foods rather than Primal approximations of high-carb, conventional fare.
Today isn’t a normal day, though. We’re in the middle of a particularly intensive Health Challenge, one that centers around making small (but doable) positive changes. For all our new members, finding alternate low-carb versions of the classic high-carb foods can be just the ticket to maintaining their personal health commitments under duress – and for that reason, I rounded up every low-carb food alternative source I could find. Strict PB pros and Primal stalwarts, forgive me, but I’m doing it for everyone’s collective good. Consider this my 80/20 moment. (wink)
Coconut Flour Rolls (Thanks, Tim!)
Medicine Woman’s Roots: Golden Flax Bread
Oopsie Rolls (Gluten-Free Buns)
Low-Carb Meatloaf (Hey, it’s technically in loaf form. Thanks, Richard!)
Chips and Crackers
Eggplant Pizza (scroll down a bit)
Paleo Pizza (Thanks, Scott!)
Cauliflower Rice Pilaf (Thanks, maba!)
Cauliflower Pesto Rice (Thanks, Elizabeth!)
Mashed Cauliflower (Steam, then into the food processor with salt, butter, and pepper – super easy)
Coconut milk (Smoothie)
Breaded Fried Stuff
Low-Carb Dessert Recipes (Almond Macaroons, Fruit and Nut Crumble etc.)
Whew. That should about do it. Thanks to everyone who graciously made their recipes available online, and thanks to the entire Primal community. We’re well over half way through the challenge – no more faltering! If you need it, consider this low-carb roundup an instant support system for those times of weakness. Oh, and let me know if I missed anything.