Favorite Fried Bacon Cabbage and Garlic

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Paleo eating is a diet that excludes grains, sugar, dairy, beans, legumes, and processed foods. The focus when it comes to paleo eating is on healthy fats, meats, vegetables, and the occasional fruit for a healthy sweet treat. There are many versions of the paleo diet suited to each, but there are a few main rules to keep in mind. For this fried bacon cabbage easy dinner idea some of the ingredients include bacon, onion, garlic, cabbage and spices. For the full recipe for this easy dinner idea, you will want to take a look at the Just Paleo Food. The following are just some of the things to avoid when on the Paleo diet.

Eating too much meat. When trying to maintain a paleo diet, you don't want to eat too much meat. In fact, too much animal protein can have ill effects, which could include weight gain. It's a common misconception that people on a Paleo diet eat a lot of meat and fat, with no veggies or carbs. That is simply not true, with most paleo dieters eating meat at least once a day, which is fine. The key to the Paleo diet is in limiting the cuts of meat that are high in saturated fats. It is a good idea to stick mainly to organic poultry and sustainable fish. If you do choose to eat red meat, you want to keep it lean and preferably grass-fed and choose red meat at no more than two or three meals a week. Eating too much red meat may also potentially increase chronic health risks such as heart disease.

Not planning ahead is another mistake that can throw off a Paleo diet. This is one of the biggest hurdle paleo eaters face in sticking with the diet. It might be late in the day, and you've forgotten to pack a healthy snack, and that might be when you revert to non-paleo approved foods. To avoid going off track it's a good idea to plan a week's worth of easy dinner ideas and fun breakfast ideas, along with lunch, and snack foods. Some suggestions include raw vegetables, to include carrot sticks and peppers, with guacamole to dip. Other popular snack ideas include homemade plantain chips and grain-free granola bars. You'll also want to consider how strict you want to be when dining out for easy dinner ideas. Will you be okay ordering a steak when you dine out that has been marinated with brown sugar? Do you mind having salad dressing made with vegetable oil? Thinking ahead will help save any confusion that you might run into. The more strictly you adhere to the paleo diet rules, the fewer east dinner ideas and options you will have. Another mistake people make is eating too many baked goods. Just because you can make a paleo diet dessert recipe doesn't mean you should eat them all the time. Grains and refined sugars are ingredients not allowed on the paleo diet, but ingredients like coconut sugar, honey, maple, and flour made from nuts are allowed, in moderation. Those on the paleo diet should attempt to minimize the foods that drastically change the structure of the ingredients. So you'll want to eat things like fresh coconut, but limit any coconut that has been dried and processed into a flour.

You will find this easy cabbage recipe at the Just Paleo Food site. On the site, you will find easy dinner ideas, fun breakfast ideas, dessert recipes, vegetarian recipes, drink recipes, muffin recipes, baked goods recipes and ideas, side dish recipes and so much more. **

Nutrition Facts for: Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, and Garlic from Just Paleo Food
Ingredients: Bacon, onion, garlic, head cabbage, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 194, Calories from Fat 108, Total Fat 12.0g 18%, Saturated Fat 3.9g 20%, Cholesterol 31mg 10%, Sodium 871mg 36%, Potassium 400mg 11%, Carbohydrates 9.8g 3%, Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%, Sugars 4.7g, Protein 12.4, Vitamin C 75%, Calcium 6%, Iron 6%

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