The Whole30 and Paleo diets are two of the hottest trends in meal planning and nutrition today. The Whole30 is a strict program designed to cleanse and reset your body for, you guessed it, 30 days. While it’s very similar to the Paleo diet, it’s more restrictive and isn’t intended to be carried out permanently. Ideally, some habits that are formed over the 30 days will be maintained.
The Paleo diet, like the Whole30 diet, focuses on a menu that is heavy in vegetables, meat and fats. But unlikeWhole30, the Paleo diet is a long-term eating lifestyle with guidelines that are a bit more relaxed.
The basics of the Whole30 and Paleo diets are summarized below.
One of the most significant challenges with the Whole30 and Paleo diets is finding meal options away from home, especially when hidden ingredients like sugars and gluten are so common. The Savor Columbia team decided to help those of us who need to change things up once in a while by showcasing some away-from-home options that make our diet goals a little bit more sustainable and fun to reach.
Here are 7 dishes in Columbia MO restaurants that will help keep your Whole30 and Paleo goals (and sanity!) in check:
1. Paleo Chili and Eggs
Ingredients: Local Grass-fed Beef Chili (ground beef, tomatoes, butternut squash, red peppers, tomato paste, red onion, squash, zucchini, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, cumin), 2 Eggs, Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Description: The chili, eggs and veggies are the perfect combo of heat and comfort, with a hint of fresh cilantro to round-out the meal. The butternut squash and sweet potatoes are delicious and buttery, and without the use of actual butter, still keep you within the Whole30 and Paleo guidelines. Our recommendations? You can order the eggs however you like, but if over-easy is your style, slice the eggs and let the yolks run through the dish. Also, the chili isn’t shying away from spice, but we suggest asking for extra hot sauce if you like a lot of heat!