Missing Italian Food on the Paleo Diet?
When changing your diet, there are always things you have to give up. A Paleo diet means saying good-bye to grains, which removes a number of comfort foods from our diet.Often the most mourned are breads and pastas. However, it's not just sandwiches and macaroni we're talking about--what about our favorite Italian foods like pizza and pasta? Must we say goodbye to these foods forever??If you are going to be living a Paleo lifestyle--especially if you're doing it for health reasons--then yes, you will need to omit the traditional forms of pizza and pasta from your diet. But before you hang your head and shout into the wind "IT'S TOO HARD!!!!", let me share some delicious options that will give you the same flavors of the Italian food you love without the inflammatory grains and dairy. And the best part--almost all of the substitutes are vegetables, and eating more vegetables is always a good thing.
So while it might not be as easy as boiling water for pasta or ordering a pizza, you can still enjoy Italian cuisine on the Paleo diet--and increase your veggie consumption while doing so!