Since the lifestyle has grown from a fringe movement to the most Googled diet of 2013, chances are you might be sharing a Thanksgiving table with a Paleo enthusiast this year.
The diet is based on a principle of eating whole, unprocessed foods while avoiding certain ingredients that are possibly disruptive to digestion. Foods to avoid include grains, legumes, dairy, refined sugars, and processed cooking oils such as vegetable or canola oil. No longer intended to impossibly emulate prehistoric diets, today’s Paleo diet is regarded as a marriage between nutritional science and evolutionary evidence. Though the restrictions seem daunting at first glance, managing a Paleo-friendly holiday is fairly easy if you focus on what you can prepare: meat, vegetables, fruits, nuts and berries.
Here, six tips that can help you create a Paleo-friendly Thanksgiving while making the meal decadent enough for your nonpracticing guests.