How This Works
Thank you so much for supporting The Paleo Method! I hope this helps you on the path towards whatever your goals may be – eating healthier, losing weight, feeling better, or just learning to cook!
I assume you have some familiarity with the Paleo diet. If not check out this quick primer by Robb Wolf. If you’re following all the recipes in The Paleo Plan you don’t have to worry too much about what is and isn’t considered Paleo because everything here is 100% Paleo compliant.
Building a Meal
The recipes are organized into 3 categories (OK, actually 4 but more on that later): Proteins, Carbs, Veggies. They’re designed to be cooked in batches so you can do a lot of cooking on one day and then have a stash of food ready to build out meals during the week.
Building a meal is as simple as combining an item from those three categories using the plate method.
- Quarter Plate Protein
- Quarter Plate Carb
- Half Plate Veggies
There’s a fourth category called Breakfast. With Paleo you’re encouraged to not tie certain foods to certain meals. If you want chicken and sweet potatoes for breakfast, go right ahead. However, there are some foods we traditionally associate with breakfast, so there’s a few egg centered recipes in the Breakfast section. They’re also great for grab and go meals.
If you’re a savvy macronutrient-sseur, you noticed that there isn’t a category for fats. Most of the recipes use olive or coconut oil, which provides plenty of fat. If you’d like to add a little more, get a thumb size portion of almonds or a nut butter.
There’s no calorie counting in Paleo. Yes, that means you can eat as much as you like. The magic is once you start eating real, whole foods and not empty calories you’ll get satiated much quicker and feel full longer.
All the recipes have a serving number that it makes. The servings are also used in the meal planner. Use the servings as a guide, not a rule. If you’re a larger guy you might need 2 servings of each to build out a meal. If you’re a petite female you might need less.
Starting with the plate method, eating slow and until 80% full (not stuffed) is a great starting point. If you’re still hungry after 10 minutes start by eating more veggies. Then protein. Then carbs.
Also – have a glass of water with every meal!
Plan your week out with the Meal Planner (also accessible under Dashboard on the top menu). Search for your favorite recipes, add them to the week. Adjust the serving size to enough for one meal (or add duplicate versions of the recipe and mark Use Leftovers so you don’t get a crazy high ingredient list.).
Once you build out your week you can generate a shopping list with the quantity of everything you’ll need for the week. Just click Generate Shopping List on the bottom.
I want to make this the best and most useful Paleo resource out there. Please let me know what you like, what you don’t like, what’s confusing…anything. Shoot a message in the Facebook Messenger box on the right of the screen or by going here.
Recipes are below for your convenience or you can view them on the Recipe page.