So for April’s challenge, we’re going caveman or paleo or primal or something. If we can figure out what to eat.
It seems like everyone has their own take on what Paleo is and what you can or cannot eat. Making this week’s menu and grocery list has been a nightmare. Is cream in or out? What about corn? What about potatoes and sweet potatoes? Different websites say different things- I found a gnocchi recipe on one website, only to see that on another, gnocchi isn’t paleo!
I did find a list of Paleo foods which is pretty much what I’m going to stick to this month. We are going to err on the side of Primal over Paleo. Apparently, the difference between them is that on the Primal diet, you can have dairy. But there’s so much conflicting information on the interweb, I could be wrong.
It’s pretty confusing in fairness, and with its focus on meat, it’s pretty much opposite to the vegetarian and vegan challenges which I really enjoyed. Also, not being allowed corn tortillas or black beans means that Mexican is out which has pretty much make this my least favourite challenge so far. (So, what did the early Incans and Mayans eat??) To be honest, I’m already happy for evolution and it’s only April 1st.
Also, since it’s my birthday month, I’m giving myself an extra cheat day (my challenge, my birthday, my rules!)