Healthy Combination of the Paleo & Mediterranean Diets

You may know of Holistic Nutrition Consultant Caitlin Weeks through her blog Grass Fed Girl. There, she shares recipes, health and nutrition advice, and fitness suggestions supporting the Paleolifestyle. Now Weeks is looking to expand her promotion of better health through a cookbook she and her husband, Chef NabilBourmar, wrote together. The cookbook will feature recipes that combine the health benefits of the Paleo and Mediterranean diets.

“We thought of the cookbook because my husband is a Mediterranean Chefand I’m a Whole foods Nutritionist,” Weeks said. “We started combiningthe ideas of each in the kitchen, over dinner, and loved the results.”Combining Paleo and Mediterranean cuisines was easier than one might think. The Paleo diet is based on the idea that people were healthier before they began consuming agricultural products like grains and legumes, and lived a hunter/gatherer lifestyle. Mediterranean diets are full of wild fish, olive oil, raw dairy, nuts, seeds and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Mediterranean Paleo cooking is a good optionfor people with food sensitivities, especially those with corn, wheat,soy or dairy allergies.

Weeks’ background in the Paleo diet and Bourmar’s experience as aMediterranean chef came together when the two taught a cooking classfor patrons who were extremely enthusiastic about food. Weeks andBourmar decided they wanted to do more to reach out to people wholoved good, and good-for-you, food. The pair then visited Bourmar’shome country and fell in love with the idea of bringing the recipes tohome cooks who were also healthy living enthusiasts.

The cookbook, set to be released in late July, contains recipes forall kinds of meals including an assortment of breakfast options like grain-free crepes and pomegranate smoothies. Healthy snacks andappetizers are also featured in the book, along with a section of antioxidant-rich salads featuring homemade olive oil dressings. “I wanted to share this with everyone, especially all my followers fromGrass Fed Girl,” Weeks said. “I’ve loved helping people live the Paleolifestyle and I hope this brings new flavors and ideas into their meals.”

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72 comments

Julia Grace
.3 years ago

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Anne Woods
Anne Woods4 years ago

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KAREN G.
Karen Gee4 years ago

thanks for sharing

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Brian M.
Past Member 4 years ago

Grass fed meats are yummy!

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Virginia Belder
Virginia Belder4 years ago

Tyvm...

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Elena T.
Elena P4 years ago

Thank you :)

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Genoveva M.
Genoveva M M4 years ago

Thanks for this article.

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Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra4 years ago

Thank you Brandi, for Sharing this!

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heather g.
heather g4 years ago

I'm happy with my way of eating.... That's not to say that I' happy with how no foods seem to be natural and nutritious anymore.

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MacKenzie H.
MacKenzie H4 years ago

What little I've heard about the Paleo diet makes it sound like Atkins in a primitive fur coat. It's not really for me, but I guess if it works for other people, follow your fish. That said, how "paleo" is Paleo? This is pre-domestication, right? Is beef allowed? Domestic pigs? Many meats (and plant based foods allowed on the program, like greens and so forth) have been bred over just a few thousand years and even in some cases just a few hundred (or a few decades) to get the forms you see in the supermarket today.

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