Yesterday I mentioned the top 10 Paleo foods to eat if you want more energy, younger looking skin, improved performance and recovery, not to mention a stronger immune system and weight loss.

So let’s get to it…

 

1. Nuts

My freezer is packed with nuts. I have macadamia nuts, almonds, walnuts, and pecans. I also have jars of roasted pistachios and cashews for snacking when eating sports

And my fridge is stocked with nut butters (I prefer crunchy, not smooth) so I can spread almond butter, cashew butter, and peanut butter on apples, carrots, and anything else that goes “crunch”.

Who needs bread? It’s all about the nut butters.

2. Eggs

Switch out your standard breakfast omelet for a smoked salmon and chives omelet instead. Also, call me boring, but I’m a big fan of the plain ol’ hard boiled egg. I have these for lunch twice a week.

3. Fresh herbs and spices

Start experimenting with flavorful seasonings such as oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary, cumin, coriander seed, cardamom, nutmeg, curry powder and others. These herbs and spices really make a big difference to the taste

Discover how to use fresh herbs and spices in Paleo meals here

4. Wild fish

A tuna and apple salad is the perfect quick ‘n easy lunch. Use a ¼ avocado instead of mayonnaise and diced green peppers for an additional crunch.

5. Fruit

Whatever is in season. Today I’ve had a huge section of watermelon, an apple, and two peaches. Delicious. Oh, and I almost forgot about the frozen blueberries in my smoothie (they were picked recently but I freeze them for making the smoothie).

6. Mushrooms.

Mushrooms offer a delicious combination of flavor and texture, in addition to an amazing health boost. My favorite way to use mushrooms is to put in them in a frying pan along with onions to go with a nice big steak. Another great idea is to grill giant portobello mushrooms and drizzle with olive oil.

7. Green leafy vegetables

A simple recipe of wilted spinach and tomatoes, like the one I shared with you yesterday, packs a ton of nutrition and tastes great. I also add frozen spinach to my smoothies, and sometimes I even add broccoli. Otherwise, I’ll steam broccoli to go with my mushrooms, onions, steak, and side of avocado. What a delicious meal.

8. Root vegetables

Sweet potato curry is one of Nikki Young’s amazing recipes. And when I make the journey back to my family farm, my mother loves to make baked sweet potato fries.

9. Fats

Nuts (and my beloved nut butters), avocado, coconut oil, and olive oil are all healthy vessels for getting your daily dose of fat.

10. Meat

Where do I start? From the pork tenderloin I had at dinner last night to the delicious chicken recipes in Nikki’s cookbook to my great steak recipe that I’ve perfected, it’s easy to enjoy Paleo eating when meat is on the menu. So there you have it – the top 10 natural, and nutritionally dense foods you’ll want to include in your daily diet for incredible health benefits.

And if you’re looking for an easy way to start getting these types of food into your day, then look no further than Nikki Young’s Paleo Cookbooks.

When it’s all said and done, Nikki packs 375 simple and easy-to-create recipes into her books, including sections on snacks, meat, chicken, fish and seafood, soups, salads, omelets, and desserts. Plus she’s added special sections on chocolate, pepper sandwiches, noodle recipes, and Paleo breakfasts.

If you want variety, these books are the ultimate in variety.

PLUS… you also get her 4 Ingredients Paleo Cookbook that I mentioned the other day AND to help you get started right away, she’s even throwing in a 30-day meal plan.

Wow.

Now you can stoat to eat and get 375 Paleo (and True Gluten-Free- friendly) recipes right now for just $37. Get Nikki’s complete Paleo Recipe Cookbook here

Enjoy,

Craig “The Kitchen Clutz” Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS – Nikki is giving you a full 60-day trial period…

…to test her recipes. If for some strange reason you aren’t satisfied with her amazing meals, you can ask for your  money back any time (for any reason) in that 60-day period.

Enjoy these delicious Paleo meals here

Time for a snack – that means almond butter!

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Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men’s Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he’ll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at craigballantyne.com