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The Paleo diet is a hot trend, but it's not a new eating plan. This diet emphasizes foods and beverages that would have been the only means of sustenance for humans in prehistoric and pre-agrarian times, like fruit, vegetables, nuts, and meat. It eliminates processed foods, along with sugar, table salt, caffeine, legumes, and dairy. Most drinks are out, specifically soda and many different juices. Water is very important to a Paleo diet, as the complexity of the foods you eat requires more water for your gut to digest them. That can sometimes make finding delicious meals difficult, especially if you're just beginning to live the Paleo lifestyle. Luckily, there are plenty of simple meals that you can make with everyday ingredients. When you're making your Paleo meal plan, it's important to know the nutritional profile of each ingredient. There are several online tools, included with most calorie tracking apps, that can tell you the macronutrients that your food contains, allowing you to more easily plan your meals and shop for Paleo diet foods.

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1. Steak Salad

One of the simplest meals to prepare that meets Paleo requirements is steak salad. The meat in steak salad will provide you with plenty of protein and iron, leaving you feeling energized, while fiber-rich leafy greens keep you full. Shred kale or spinach and top with other fresh vegetables, like broccoli, onions, and carrots. Then, grill steak and cut the meat into bite-sized pieces to make a delectable salad. Whenever possible, Paleo food should be organic and non-GMO, so try to find kale or spinach that fits these criteria. The steak should also be from grass-fed and pasture-raised sources, which more closely resembles the meat that paleolithic humans would have eaten.

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