I follow the Paleo way of eating. I would like bread recipes and muffin recipes. Any other suggestions to help make baked goods.
asked byKim__2 (10)
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on June 05, 2013
at 02:52 PM
OK, first off, who downvoted this question and what the hell's your problem. We have a newbie here asking a question and they are here to be educated, not berated. This appears to be a legit question and we are not being helpful by downvoting. It makes the person think they have a bad question or they're stupid or something, when they just lack the same level of understanding that most of us have. If your intention is to keep new people away from thinking about how to better their diet, then this is the way to do it. Please, feel free to downvote my response, but I hope that my answer helps people that are looking for answers.
Kim, I'm glad you asked that question. Eggs are usually an important food for those of us here without an egg allergy, but I can see how this would be a problem at first. The main problem that greymouser refers to is that most people new to this lifestyle are trying to find substitutes for the foods that they're used to, like breads and desserts. Regardless of the ingredients, they're still very processed foods. You can make gluten free muffins with egg-free substitutes, but you're still getting a fairly large amount of refined carbs and has a impact on insulin and other metobolic issues.
There are plenty of sites with paleo recipes out there, but sadly, a majority of them are having the same issues of showing tons of baked goods and substitute foods. These sites are what give outsiders a skewed view of paleo, and those who start with these types of recipes usually fail at the lifestyle because they're eating highly insuligenic foods that lack good nutrients.
Paleo is a lot more than not eating wheat. Its about understanding where we came from and how that shaped our eating and moving habits, and where you, as an individual, stands right now (ie: can't eat eggs, can have dairy, or whatever). Having gluten/egg free muffins is a better choice than regular muffins, but it's still not a good choice overall.
Try to find foods that are naturally gluten/egg/whatever free. You can't go wrong with plain ol' meat and veggies with the occassional fruit thrown in. Start there and then see how your body reacts to other foods. Eat the foods that are ingredients, not food made from ingredients.
And welcome to Paleohacks, despite the initial reaction to your question. I hope you learn lots!