January is the month of BBQs and get-togethers with friends. I, for one, have been loving this glorious Summer weather and long evenings replete with friends, good conversation, and good food. But eating paleo doesn’t always make it easy to enjoy these events knowing that you’re staying on track. This month we’ll be bringing you lots of tips and advice on how to eat paleo at BBQs and picnics, and today we are starting with making a Paleo Platter.
Platters are the perfect contribution to any get-together, and even more so if you’re eating paleo. Everyone loves to nibble on something prior to the main meal, and by controlling what ingredients you put on it you can make sure you’re sticking to plan and filling up on good, whole foods.
In order to build a comprehensive Paleo Platter, you need to build it around flavours and textures that complement each other. Choose an assortment of ingredients from all the different flavour groups: salty, sweet, sour, bitter and savoury. That way, you and your guests can put together flavours that enhance each other and every combination can be different and interesting. Build the platter around meat, dips, nibbles, sweets, and the vehicle!
- smoked salmon (check the packet for ingredients – Ocean Blue is our pick!)
- chorizo sausage
- pan-friend lamb
- smoked chicken
- roasted almonds
- cherry tomatoes
- sliced pear
- sliced fig
- seed crackers
- vege sticks
And there you have it! Combining any of the above ingredients will make a delicious and plentiful Paleo Platter for you and your guests to enjoy! Do you have any suggestions to add? We would love to hear from you in the comments.