The paleo “caveman” diet is the newest diet fad to sweep America, and unless you’ve been living under a rock (which, as a caveman, you may have been), you’ve probably been bombarded by people who have tried the paleo life and swear by it. In the coming weeks, The Daily Meal is going to introduce you to the prehistoric palette with George Bryant, aka the “Civilized Caveman:” paleo blogger, retired Marine, and co-author of the upcoming cookbook The Paleo Kitchen along with Juli Bauer.
So what is paleo? The extremely popular diet that has been praised by many nutritionists basically allows you to feed your inner primitive human by avoiding all processed foods, eating high amounts of protein and fiber, and diminishing your carb intake. In The Paleo Kitchen, Bryant has collected over 100 paleo-friendly recipes, from muffins and stuffed mushrooms to squash soup and citrus salad.
The book doesn’t come out until June 10, but you can satiate your primitive hunger pangs with our recipes for George Bryant’s Perfect Burger, Bacon Lime Sweet Potato Salad, and Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread. Watch out for more recipes in the coming weeks, and be sure to check out our interview with the Civilized Caveman himself on June 10.
Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi