10 favorite foods you’ve been missing on Paleo… Until now.

10 Foods you've been missing on Paleo, until now

If you could eat grain for ONE day, what would you have? Pizza? Chocolate brownies? Possibly enter a taco-eating contest? What if you could still enjoy these things, without having to give up Paleo? I’m thoroughly convinced no chef is more creative than a Paleo chef. Who else would think of turning zucchini into pasta? Or almonds into cookies? Or coconut in tortilla wraps? You’ll be shocked at what you can still enjoy on Paleo. And if you don’t believe me, just check out the list below. -Kara

1. Pizza

Pizza Stuffed Peppers

“I could never go Paleo, because I could never live without pizza.” Yea, we’ve all heard this one before. Luckily, we’ve seen pizza crusts made out of cauliflower, almond flour, and even eggplant; and now, there’s a recipe for Pizza Stuffed Peppers by Simple Roots Wellness.

2. Ramen Noodles

Chicken with Zucchini Ramen Noodles

Ramen noodles that are healthy, delicious, and don’t come in a box? Three Beans on a String made this Smoky Grilled Chicken noodle bowl by using zucchini noodles in place of Ramen.

3. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies

“No thanks, I don’t really like chocolate chip cookies.” Said no one, ever. These Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies by A Clean Bake would be great dunked in almond milk, or just on their own.

4. Graham Crackers

Graham Crackers Sandwiches

Graham crackers and frosting. Graham crackers and marshmallows (s’mores, hello). Graham crackers with peanut butter. However you like to enjoy them, these Chocolate Sunbutter Grahams from Paleo Crumbs could be used for all of the above.

5. Cereal

Paleo Granola

Miss the good old days when you had Cinnamon Toast Crunch for breakfast, Fruit Loops for lunch, and Honey Bunches of Oats for dinner? This Paleo Granola from Becomingness might be just what you need to get through your cereal addiction.

6. Starbucks

21 dsd mocha frappuccino

You’re not spending $4 on a latte anymore, but yet miss it more than ever. Try this Mocha Frappuccino by Vibrant Life Army Wife to get your ‘Bucks fix. And guess what? It’s 21 Day Sugar Detox approved.

7. Peanut Butter Anything

Almond butter chocolate chip bread

If you do not appreciate the wonders of the peanut butter – chocolate flavor combo, I do not understand you. Reese’s peanut butter cups used to be my kryptonite. Luckily, this Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Bread from My Purple Spoon bring all those flavors back.

8. Mexican Food

Blackened Fish Tacos

You can now rejoice for the return of Taco Tuesday. Try these Blackened Fish Tacos by Simple Roots Wellness over lettuce wraps, or whip up a few of these Coconut Tortillas by  Simone’s Kitchen.

9. Brownies

Kale Brownie Bites

These Brownie Kale Bites from Worth Every Chew contain kale AND butternut squash. So you get to eat brownies while getting two doses of veggies? Yep, that’s why you went Paleo.

10. Chinese Take-Out

chicken basil stir fry with walnuts

Grab those chopsticks, you can “fake-out take-out” with this Chicken Basil Stir Fry from Three Beans on a String. Or check our these other stir-fry combos, and serve over fried cauli-rice! 


Still Hungry?  

You might also enjoy these Paleo recreations of your favorite foods:

IMG_1579 Paleo friendly brownies grain-free bread, primal bread paleo glazed and chocolate donuts paleo pasta with meat sauce

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    1. September 13, 2014

      Love this roundup Kara!

    2. Jrafi
      September 27, 2014

      well said.10 things i should never miss. nice post and thanks for sharing this.

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