Upon switching to real food, people will typically mourn the loss of bread in their diets, particularly the familiar sandwich that so many take to work. Lettuce wraps solve this problem entirely. Whatever you used to put inside your traditional sandwiches, wrap it up in a lettuce leaf and away you go! It doesn't get much easier than this.
Avocado Kale Salad
With kale and avocado as the two main ingredients, this is the definition of nutrient-density-in-a-bowl. Simple to make yet packed full of flavour, everyone is sure to love this classic salad.
Avocado Beet & Goat Cheese Salad
Full of beautiful colours and a combination of flavours, this salad is perfect for a luncheon. Red beets contrast nicely with creamy avocados and goat cheese, while fresh red onions and spinach add a crunchy finish.
Avocado Cucumber Salad
Avocados are great real eating food. They are high in nutrients and good fats, including Omega-3 fatty acids. They help to boost the good HDL cholesterol. They also have an anti-inflammatory effect. Besides forming the base of guacamole, avocados are a delicious way to enhance a real food omelette, soup, or as this recipe will show, salad.
Guacamole Deviled Eggs
We've taken this classic appetizer one step closer to Primal perfection with the addition of avocado, a source of healthy fat. Or pair with a side of veggies and fruit for a quick meal option.
Shrimp Rolls with Asparagus and Avocado
Who says sushi and primal eating are not compatible? Cauliflower makes an excellent substitute for rice when it is run through the food processor.
Try your own variations. Crab meat, tuna or salmon can be used instead of shrimp. Cucumber, celery or sweet potato strips can be used instead of asparagus and avocado.
Chipotle Mango Guacamole
A twist on traditional guacamole.
Who doesn't love a good guacamole? Loaded with healthy fat, vitamins and mineral, guacamole is the perfect compliment to a veggie tray, sunflower seed crackers, or even atop a fried egg for breakfast. Use your imagination to find even more uses for this real food staple.
Avocado Dijon Dressing
If you've conducted your own fridge purge, you've no doubt been alerted to the fact that many of our favourite dressings, condiments and even marinades contain a substantial amount of sugar and polyunsaturated oils - usually disguised under names such as high fructose corn syrup, glucose-fructose, molasses, modified corn starch, xanthan gum, soybean oil and canola oil.
So why not make your own primal-friendly versions of these staples? Not only will you have tasty alternatives for your favourite salads, meats and veggies - you will also have peace of mind in knowing that they are healthy options for you and your family. It doesn't get much better than that!