If you are going paleo, there’re still a lot of delicious recipes that will make your taste buds and tummy happy. The Paleo diet that has gone from diet fad to being lifestyle mainstay, is dependent on the philosophy that the body’s function best when it is fueled by foods available to humans that lived more than 150,000 years ago. Accordingly, so many foods that modern humans enjoy (grains, dairy, fruit, legumes, and juices — we are looking at you) are off limits. However, for people who look to go paleo without you compromising creativity or flavor, I have some favorite substitute food products (with some friendly paleo sample recipes that will get you cooking). Being primal won’t taste so great!

1. Instead of chickpea hummus, use Cauliflower Hummus

This inventive paleo-friendly hummus recipe will have your family and friends thinking it is the typical chickpea spread. Mix steamed cauliflower in your food processor, and get dipping!

2. Oatless Oatmeal (instead of normal oatmeal)

If you are scrambling for your paleo breakfast choice that is not scrambled eggs, then look no further. The egg white, banana and flaxseed meal “oatmeal” is just simple, satisfying and will take just 5 minutes for you to make on a stovetop.

3. Instead of pasta, try Zucchini Spaghetti 

The ever well-known vegetable �pasta’ (such as zucchini noodles) are the solution here. You will yield a different texture while you have more flavor to grain-based pasta as well as noodles. Pasta and noodle makers for veggies are highly popular and is going to save you time even if you are experienced in utilizing kitchen knives.

4. Paleo Mayo (rather than mayonnaise)

Your store-bought mayonnaise has sunflower or soybean oil that are off limits for many primal eaters. Although this recipe does not need a blender, you will need certain elbow grease to help whisk the oil as well as egg yolk together.

5. Almond Milk (rather than cow’s milk)

Now, instead of shelling out for costly branded almond milk, attempt this simple recipe for versatile and non-dairy milk. Soak and blend your almonds and you will have a delicious as well as a nutritious drink which will be fresh for up to 5 days.

6. Cauliflower Rice (for your white rice)

Now, when rice is your no-go area, make your cauliflower “grains” by utilizing a food processor. This recipe is great as a base for your stir-frys or as your dinner side. Make a huge batch and then bring it for lunch for your paleo-proofed week.

7. Almond Flour (for your white flour)

Homemade Almond flour is twice as costly as white flour, but you will save cash by making yours. Make use of your do-it-yourself flour for your gluten-free baking later or right away — the flour will be good in a freezer for a maximum of three months. To find a paleo friendly shopping list that includes almond flour, check out this post.

8. Plantain Chips (rather than potato chips)

Now, these crisps will satisfy your salty-crunchy cravings. However, be warned! They will just lose their crispness after one hour. (Is that permission for you to eat them all? I will leave that up to you.

9. Kale Chips (rather than potato chips)

Lastly, a crunchy snack you wouldn’t feel guilty scarfing down. Baked kale chips are delicious and nutritious— win-win! Ensure the washed kale is fully dry (which, unluckily, can take up to 4 hours) before you coat with oil and baking.