We are new to Paleo eating. I want to be clear in the beginning that our reasoning behind going Paleo was because we were looking for something that would be low glycemic. This is kind of the extreme form of that from what we can tell. And really very easy.
Well, really, it isn't that different from what we were already eating - fish, chicken, some steak, some fruits and a ton of vegetables were already typical - except we now (for the most part) don't eat brown potatoes, pasta, rice and wheat type breads. So far substituting cauliflower for rice and mashed potatoes has been a great success. We had "pasta" using spaghetti squash recently - again, a big hit.
My husband and I are doing really well with the starchy, wheat, rice type carbs. Switching from Peanut butter to Almond butter or Sun butter wasn't an issue at all. However, our son seems to be struggling - especially with is Peanut butter sandwiches. These are his go to snacks and he eat SEVERAL a day with carrots or apples in between meals. Having him eat Almond butter instead isn't that big of a deal except it's expensive. And baking bread with almond flour makes it very dense and unappealing for use as a sandwich - never mind that even when we find a "deal" on the almond flour it's $5-$6/lb!
We wouldn't be as concerned about this, but we have a growing teenage boy who eats A LOT, and he's an athlete - year round baseball and skateboarding - deep conditioning for the new school semester has started, and we want to be sure we are not only fueling him with appropriate foods, but ENOUGH of them without breaking the bank.
Anyone else run into this yet? Any advice or suggestions? Thanks in advance!