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Infographic: Building a Paleo Meal

We created this infographic in three sections to help you understand the construction of a typical and balanced Paleo meal. In the first section, you’ll see a plate with the major constituents of Paleo meals along with the volume that these should usually take on a plate. In the second section, You’ll see more concrete examples with a salad, a soup and a frittata. Finally, in the third section, you’ll be able to compare actual recipes that you can find on the website. Use the three tabs below to navigate through the different sections:

Basic Template

Paleo meals should balance hunger signals and energy needs so you can just eat to satisfy your hunger without counting calories. Here’s a basic template that you can use and modify, click on the different groups for details:

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See it in Action

basic Paleo meal template

Try it yourself

Here’s how some of our recipes fit different parts of the meal template. Mix and match to build a meal! On mobile you can flip your phone to the horizontal side for a larger recipe thumbnail.

Optional Extras
Optional Extras
Beef and Winter Vegetable Soup
(Starchy vegetables)
Chicken Pad Sew Ew
Cuban Style Pork Chops
Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
Grilled Salmon With Avocado Sauce
Ham and Pumpkin Soup
Creamy Onion Soup
Curried Acorn Squash Soup
Apple and Almond Butter Bites
Strawberry Pecan Salad
Greek Salad
Cranberry Avocado Salad
Oven Roasted Garlic Cabbage
Brussels Sprouts With Balsamic and Cranberries
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Hi I’m Ashley, I’m an ADAPT Certified Functional Health Coach

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