Most people assume the paleo diet is a meat diet. It’s not. It’s a balanced diet. Yes, it’s probably more protein than the average person is use to eating. Please see my previous post called The Perfect Stir Fry, where I compared a Grand Slam Breakfast with my morning stir fry. The comparison is mind blowing in terms of calories, salt, sugar, and fat, where the Grand Slam certainly slams. The stir fry wins in protein, vitamins, and minerals. Whenever I’m asked where my carbs come from if I don’t eat bread, rice, potatoes, or corn, my answer is root vegetables. Carrots, beets, parsnips, onions are perfect companions to your meals and a much better source of carbs than the white starchy foods most of us look for at every meal. This morning I had steamed baby beets with my turkey mushroom stir fry, and a handful of arugula. Let’s compare an ounce of bread with an ounce of beets: 66 calories vs. 12, and 170 mg sodium vs. 22. That toast every morning is costing you enough calories to gain a pound a month. This same comparison could be made with almost every grain out there. Switch out those grains for some root veggies!