Lean proteins are one of thing that you will definitely thrive on while on the Paleo diet. Of course, you do have the option of being a vegetarian or vegan caveman/cavewoman, but for the majority of you, it is all about meat, meat, and more meat. You have chicken, beef, and pork being some of the most common option, but have you ever left your dinner plate at the table and explore the non-traditional meat options? Start being a more adventurous eater and you are bound to appreciate the exotic tastes that follow. Here are some of the most popular unique meats you can certainly enjoy on the Paleo diet!
It may sound absurd but ostrich is a meat worth trying. Despite it actually being a bird, the meat of an ostrich is often compared to tasting similar to beef. It also has an abundance of B vitamins which can sometimes be hard to come across.
Deer meat isn’t completely unheard of either. It has a taste and texture that is similar to beef but offers a little bit of gamey flavor. It’s also affordable and not completely grotesque for those of you who are picky eaters.
It mat be a pet to some, and it may be wild to others, but to many, it’s exceptionally nutritious and delicious. Rabbit isn’t a completely odd meat to dine on, and it is quickly becoming much more popular due to the fact that rabbits eat grass, not grains, which makes it super Paleo. The flavor is also recognized as being mild, and many people who have tried it love it.
Many burger joints are now offering bison burgers as a smart choice for those healthy eaters out there. It replaces the fattier cuts of beef and tends to taste quite similar with a little twist of sweetness. The bright side is that you can easily come across bison meat. It doesn’t take much more effort than looking for beef.
In addition to the previous, elk burgers are easy to come across and are similar to beef. Many burger joints are incorporating them into their menu. As for the taste, it is a little more mild and sweet.
Boar offers an excellent amount of nutritional values, and despite what you probably assumed, it doesn’t tastes similar to pork. The meat of wild boar actually has a strong, nutty, rich flavor that is incomparable to other meats.
Exploring outside of your taste buds’ comfort level doesn’t have to be extreme. These are some of the most popular non-traditional meats that are absolutely Paleo and more importantly, are just as delicious as they are nutritious.