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What do you put butter on?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 22, 2012 at 6:24 AM

I should say that I really don't eat a paleo diet, I'm new to paleo, and I'm really liking the changes I've made. It's been a long, slow transition which has worked great for me, but has left me with a diet in which I eat grains pretty much everyday, I just crave them a lot. I always want to eat toast saturated in butter, which makes me think that it's the butter that I'm really craving, but nothing I've tried seems to satisfy my cravings like butter on sprouted grain bread or one of my mom's unbelievably good scones. I've been trying to find more fast paleo snack options that I can put butter on; butter on celery just isn't that good.

So far the paleo things I like with butter are: eggs cooked vegetables chocolate (it's alright with butter:/)

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on November 12, 2013
at 06:56 PM

To answer my own question: Grain's and butter is NOT a recipe for disaster. You'll see this idea thrown around occasionally, that fat and carbs together is bad. It seems to have originated with Robb Wolf in the Paleo Solution, "A high intake of saturated fats, in conjunction with a high intake of dietary carbohydrate, is a hell of a combo for an early grave." With all do respect to Wolf, this is completely unfounded, even he doesn't provide any evidence for it. According to WAPF, saturated fat does NOT reduce insulin response to carbohydrates, however it does mitigate blood sugar swings

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on November 12, 2013
at 04:50 AM

Glycemic index is hella useless, yo.

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on November 08, 2012
at 12:09 AM

Thanks I've been eating a lot of sweet potatoes and it's true!

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on November 08, 2012
at 12:08 AM

Why is butter and grains a recipe for disaster? I thought it lowered the glycemic index.

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on October 22, 2012
at 10:12 PM

If you want to stop craving grains you need to cut them out of your diet cold turkey for at least a few weeks (yes, the first few days will be hard - eat lots of meat and fat). Eating tons of butter and grains is a recipe for disaster. Good luck on your journey.

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on October 22, 2012
at 03:22 PM

Maria Schneider. (Opposite Marlon Brando in Last Tango in Paris)

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on October 22, 2012
at 02:56 PM

I like this too, especially with some garlic salt added.

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on October 22, 2012
at 12:00 PM

Butter on any leftover beef is delicious...cold sliced steak w/ butter and a few slices of avocado is one of my favorite lunches.

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on October 22, 2012
at 12:50 PM

In addition to all the great answers above:

I make my own herb butters. Then I coat meat in the herb butter before I throw it on the grill. Especially Chicken and Steak!

I use butter in a lot of my sauces.

Putting a big dab of butter on top of cauliflower mash is fantastic!

Also, Making a zucchini hash for breakfast or Coconut Pancakes, and topping it with butter brings back memories of breakfast at Grandma's

Finally I make brown butter and then saute my berries in it before I add it to whipped cream for dessert.

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on October 22, 2012
at 07:10 AM

I cook my eggs and sometimes fish in ghee and pour melted Kerrygold butter on oven-baked sweet potato fries. I suggest you try the latter because maybe the potatoes can help thwart your grain cravings.

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on November 08, 2012
at 12:09 AM

Thanks I've been eating a lot of sweet potatoes and it's true!

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on October 22, 2012
at 12:26 PM

I like it on steak.

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on October 22, 2012
at 08:47 AM

In coffee or on sweet potatoes.

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on October 22, 2012
at 09:24 PM

For my kids and myself I use butter in place of anytime I would use mayo. So I soften and whip up Kerrygold for canned salmon/tuna. I also love butter on smoked oysters. I used to love smoked oysters on CRACKERS with butter but well...you know.

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on October 22, 2012
at 08:38 AM

Potatoes, sweet potatoes etc (unless your low carb), green beans, brocolli. None of those are really fast though.

Its a good vehicle for liver (pate), but you cant much taste the butter, even though theres heaps.

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on October 22, 2012
at 08:25 AM

One of the things that I miss is the taste of meat and butter in sandwiches, so I've recently taken to spreading butter (and horseradish sauce) on slices of cold roast beef.

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on October 22, 2012
at 02:56 PM

I like this too, especially with some garlic salt added.

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on October 22, 2012
at 12:00 PM

Butter on any leftover beef is delicious...cold sliced steak w/ butter and a few slices of avocado is one of my favorite lunches.

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on October 22, 2012
at 08:10 AM

I make 'scones' with almond flour (ground almonds), an egg and baking powder. Very quick to make and delicious with butter.

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on November 13, 2013
at 01:50 AM

@CDone I put butter on/in everything! :) Yeah, I cooked, bakes, broil, fry my eggs in it - I even make compound butters for my steaks/meats... so good... My butter now - I get cream from an Amish farmer who only grass-feeds his animals + he raises a Jersey's - they give lots more cream than Holsteins... Easy to make - just put it in a jar and let the kids roll it to each other across the floor - or use your food processer :)

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on November 12, 2013
at 08:58 PM

It's a bit of contradiction in terms because NEITHER grains nor butter is truly Paleo. I do choose to eat butter, but not grains because grains are harmful to me, but butter seems to be OK. So . . .

I sometimes eat butter straight.

You can dip radishes in butter, fancy!

I also make "crackers" from nutmeal, and they are great, slathered in butter.

Of course, warm veggies with melting butter, occasionally a sweet potato or some winter squash slathered in butter.

We buy "Dukkah" from Trader Joe's It's a mixture of chopped almonds and seeds that is meant to be sprinkled on stuff (salad, for example). It would be awesome on bread and butter, but since I can't have the bread I skip bread and just roll bits of butter in Dukkah. Yum!

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on November 12, 2013
at 03:32 PM

how about spaghetti squash? Very sweet. Or any vegetable. Also in the produce section near tofu usually, are packages of shiritake noodles and seaweed noodles. Both very good. I like the popcorn idea above. Just limit the amount of popcorn?'

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on November 12, 2013
at 04:55 AM

Butter. Goodness, what don't I use it on? I use a ton of butter in my coffee, to make Bulletproof Coffee. It's delicious with a bit of MCT oil and 99% dark chocolate mixed in.

I always add butter to vegetables. Butter + Asparagus or Broccoli is <3

I add it to steaks sometimes. Don't usually cook with it, but I do enjoy the taste of meat cooked in butter.

When I eat potatoes, I tend to use a LOT of butter. Like, a few medium-sized potatoes will get mashed up with a whole stick of butter, resulting in what is potentially my most treasured and addictive paleo treat. Mashed potatoes chock full of grassfed butter, cracked pepper and a liberal dusting of pink himalayan salt is absolute BLISS. Try eating more potatoes to help wean you off of grains. They're pretty much pure glucose, however unlike grains they're whole, nutritious foods. And I find they taste a whole lot better, to be honest.

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on November 12, 2013
at 04:53 AM

I use pastured butter as my cooking fat for my eggs every morning and on my daily or twice daily sweet potato. I tend to go with .3-.5 tbsp per sweet potato nothing crazy.

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on October 22, 2012
at 09:03 PM

I put ghee on my steak, crab legs, sweet potatoes and sometimes broccoli.

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on October 22, 2012
at 08:36 PM

Paleo Pancakes! 2 eggs, 1/4 cup almond flour, pinch coconut flour, pinch baking soda, lots of cinnamon, and whatever else you want to throw in there. I smother them in butter, this is my breakfast on weekends ^_^

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on October 22, 2012
at 02:57 PM

Starches - to blunt the blood sugar spike. Oh and it tastes better that way, too.

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on October 22, 2012
at 08:59 AM

Cold baked pork and avocado taste great with homemade unsalted butter. You may add a couple of parsley or basil leaves to them too.

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on October 22, 2012
at 07:54 AM

My only use butter musts

Eggs - nothing replaces the flavour they add.

Onions - When I'm sweating onions or caramelizing, butter is the way to go...and honorable mention goes to Mushrooms cooked in a garlic butter, just little pieces of heaven in my mouth.

Popcorn - I add to much salt and butter...I take that back, the popcorn becomes a simple vehicle for the butter and salt, as nature intended.

Girlfriend - She eats to much omega 6 and sugar, adding butter to her is the only way to stay as Paleo as possible.

Those are mine!

Truth.

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