How To Have A Paleo Thanksgiving

November 23, 2014 2:09 PM

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How To Have A Paleo Thanksgiving

The pilgrims -- or the cavemen? On Thanksgiving, paleo dieters honor both. That means a holiday feast revolving around meat, fish, poultry, fruits and veggies -- with no refined sugar, dairy, legumes or grains. While that's problematic for Thanksgiving staples like bread stuffing, a few tweaks can save the turkey-filled day. "Almost any traditional Thanksgiving dish can be modified to become paleo," says registered nurse Katy Haldiman, health director of the Paleo Movement Magazine. Here are menu ideas for your paleo Thanksgiving.

Appetizers Haldiman ticks off protein-heavy appetizer ideas: deviled eggs that feature avocado instead of mayo. Chopped veggies with spinach artichoke dip -- made dairy-free with cashews "to create a creamy, cheese-like texture." Or the ever-popular bacon-wrapped dates with almonds, which call for o...

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