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33 Recipes For A Paleo Thanksgiving

Bacon-wrapped turkey should silence the haters.

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WHAT EXACTLY IS PALEO?

The Paleo diet is built around the principle of "eating the way our ancestors ate." It can get confusing, and there are some grey areas , but for the most part, these are the rules:

NOT PALEO: Dairy, grains, processed sugars, white potatoes, legumes*, alcohol.

PALEO APPROVED: Meat, seafood, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, healthy fats, certain unprocessed sweeteners and sugars (honey, maple syrup, and agave are OK).

This presents a little bit of a challenge on Thanksgiving, a holiday that traditionally involves gluten-filled bread stuffing and lots of butter. But, with the right recipes, it's possible to have a holiday dinner with all of your favorite Thanksgiving staples.

*Legumes include beans, lentils, and peanuts