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Paleo choices in Jordan

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 14, 2012 at 5:34 AM

I might be heading to Jordan soon (yes in the Middle East) and am a little concerned, not by the tension in the area nor the religion and religious laws, as I will be considered a tourist, and have experience in other places that have such laws.

It's being Paleo that I am concerned about. I did research online and found they enjoy many meat dishes, but each dish involves rice, bread, hummus, chickpeas, fava beans, and all sorts of Paleo no-nos.

It's likely we will stick to Street food as it is cheap, but street food is usually falafel, and pita.

I know in Israel you can get a plate full of Sharawma, and salad fixings, as long as I avoid the oily fixings unless I know it's truly olive oil used. I figured that's Paleo, correct?

In Jordan do they have Sharwarma? I sure hope so!

But on a positive note: Chicken is compared to Canada, half the price, and eggs are cheaper down there. :)

Any tips?

P.S. I love my Tuna and Sardines, are canned stuffs expensive in Jordan? But then on the other hand, I might want to try my hand at the local food stops and get fresh meats from the local butcher instead! :)

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on August 14, 2012
at 11:59 AM

Cool, so I just say no rice? Other foods to stay away from? As some go by strange names according to our culture. Like I learnt that some salads contain grains.

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on August 14, 2012
at 10:21 AM

I haev worked in Dubai and Iran. In Iran a lot of the dishes were meat and then rice etc on the side so I just had the meat and vet. It was fine, much much bette food on the whole than most of us eat in the UK and US. Teheran airport was like walking into Britain circa 1950 in terms of the size of people - normal sized people, no US/UK obesity.

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on August 14, 2012
at 11:59 AM

Cool, so I just say no rice? Other foods to stay away from? As some go by strange names according to our culture. Like I learnt that some salads contain grains.

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