Do or do not, there is no try.

Screen Shot 2014-01-02 at 6.06.01 PMHow do you live a Paleo lifestyle in a Non-paleo world? It is easier than you might think. Cavemen did not have a consistent source of healthy whole food, and we have supermarkets. Cavemen were lucky if they had fire, and we have fully stocked kitchens. Cavemen had problems communicating, and we have the Internet. 

What is our excuse?

People often don’t know, that before CrossFit changed my life, I was a cook. I never worked in fancy restaurants or won awards. I never learned much in culinary school, but I learned a lot in the kitchen. I learned how to prepare and properly cook various foods. I have a Rolodex of recipes in my head. The key to being a good cook is understanding flavor.

The most important lesson I learned applies to more than cooking. You can hope for anything you want, but if you don’t try, you will never succeed.

The number one thing that helps me is creating flavor, you can do this with the seasoning, the ingredients, or with the cooking technique. A good example is broccoli, a vegetable with a bad reputation. Many have eaten it steamed, but have you ever tried roasting it? Take some broccoli florets and toss them with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic. Spread them on a sheet pan and roast it in an oven at 400 for 10 to 15 minutes. Roasted broccoli is simple, fast, and delicious.

If you want to eat the Paleo way you need to be willing to try. Find what foods you enjoy and diversify your spice shelf.  Experimenting can be scary but the rewards are a healthier you. Post your favorite recipes below.

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