Have you thought about going on the paleo diet? Perhaps you would like to try it out to see if you can start reaping many of the wonderful benefits and health rewards you have heard others brag about after eating this way. Some people simply want to drop a quick 10 or 20 pounds, and that is definitely possible on the paleo diet plan. If you are thinking about going paleo for an extended period of time, perhaps 30 days or more, you may be wondering what types of foods you can store in the freezer while still sticking to this type of eating plan.
The Slow Cooker Is Your Friend
Run a Google search for “slow cooker paleo recipes” and you will see thousands upon thousands of results. There are truly a limitless number of healthy, paleo recipes you can make in your slow cooker. Once these meals are done, it is a simple task to break them down into single serving sizes, place them in freezer bags, and then pull out and thaw them in warm or boiling water for a quick and easy meal.
Meat, Meat, Meat
Going paleo means you are allowed to enjoy healthy beef, seafood, poultry and pork. These types of foods freeze easily, and are versatile in the kitchen. This means you can create any number of recipes with these protein-rich bases. Just remove them from your freezer the day before you intend on cooking them, and let them defrost in your fridge.
Don’t Forget the Perfect Protein
Eggs are considered the “Perfect Protein”. Different types of proteins offer different amounts of amino acids. There are generally considered to be about 22 important amino acids found in nature. Unfortunately, 8 of these are not found or manufactured in the human body. All 8 of these amino acids are found in eggs, which is why they are considered perfect as a protein source.
Whip together a few of your favorite paleo omelettes. Then freeze single serving sizes in your freezer. These omelette servings can be warmed in a skillet or pan quickly, you have minimal cleanup and prep time, which makes omelettes the perfect paleo freezer food.
Onions, Berries, Fruit
Some people don’t know that onions freeze really well. Slice or dice them first, throw them in separate small containers and freeze them, and you always have fresh onions ready to go when you need them. The same thing is true for berries and fruit. Before or after using fruit and berries to make smoothies, juices and other recipes, you can freeze them to extend their lifespan.
Veggies and Herbs
Fresh herbs and vegetables freeze really well. Frozen vegetables take less than 20 minutes to heat up or sauté in a pan, and can be dumped into a slow cooker straight out of the freezer. Herbs respond to freezing very well, and can spice up any paleo recipe.
When you choose to make freezer friendly paleo meals, you not only saving yourself time in the kitchen, you are also making it easier for you to stick with your 30 day paleo challenge.