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The Perfect Paleo Night In

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Last Updated on May 8, 2020

"Pepperoni Pizza" (CC BY 2.0) by Happy Tummy

Pepperoni Pizza” (CC BY 2.0) by Happy Tummy

Some nights you just want to slump on the couch and chill out with a takeaway. But anyone who’s gone paleo will know that it can be quite a challenge to stick to your dietary requirements. Sure you can have a burger without the bun or see if there’s gluten-free pasta in your favorite take-home menu, though chances are there won’t be.

So let’s get things started with a bowl of paleo nachos courtesy of Irina Macri and her website. Now if you’re worried about how to make the chips, don’t. You just get a sweet potato and slice it super thin. Then coat the slices with a little oil and bake them in the oven till they’re nice and crispy, a little salt sprinkled on top will help them to do this.

"Pepperoni Pizza" (CC BY 2.0) by Happy Tummy

Nachos” (CC BY 2.0) by Christine Rondeau

Then just add your favorite spicy ground beef recipe to the top with some home-made guacamole and you’re very nearly there. Pour over some salsa, store-bought or make your own with tomatoes, scallions, and cilantro and drizzle with a little lime juice and olive oil. Then top the whole lot off with dairy-free cheese dip and start to enjoy some precious downtime, whether that means catching a favorite movie or checking out Bonusfinder Canada for the latest deals for online casino fans. If you count yourself as one of these you’ll find that the site doesn’t just include details of the best bonuses, there are also casino reviews, as well a guide to which games have the highest pay-out rates and lowest deposits.

Pizza-loving paleos also have a hard time of it with most takeaways only offering their standard bases that are a real no-no gluten wise. Again, no problem when you make your own. You just need to use tapioca starch and almond flour, bound together with egg and a little olive oil to get a very good alternative. What’s more, by replacing the usual sugar in the recipe with honey it’s a less processed and more natural base. Best of all, this recipe from Gluten-Free on a String only needs 45 minutes to prove and the resulting dough is very easy to work when it’s ready.

Turning to the toppings, you can choose whatever favorites you like – go traditional with tomato sauce and non-dairy mozzarella or try a more exotic combination of ham and pineapple, it’s up to you.

"Pepperoni Pizza" (CC BY 2.0) by Happy Tummy

Frothy Shake” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by trekkyandy

To round off the perfect paleo night in, why not try a milkshake that’s bound to be even better than one you’ll get from all of the usual places? You’ll find plenty of recipes online but here’s a real winner from Liz Moody that could even satisfy your craving for cookie dough.

Choose coconut milk, the thicker the better, and add in almond butter, vanilla powder, maple syrup, and those all-important cacao nibs. Mix it all up and you’ll have one of the most deliciously indulgent milkshakes around that may even give that extra burst of energy thanks to those pure and unprocessed nibs.

So, if you’ve got to the end of the movie or are getting itchy feet to go out, it could be all you need to get you off that couch and looking for some fun.