When you are living a Paleo lifestyle, you don’t have to give up going to social events and gatherings. You can still make Paleo choices that will complement your lifestyle and diet without sacrificing social time with family and friends.
Whether you are going to a reception or out for Happy Hour with your friends, it’s possible for you to eat Paleo-friendly small plates and snacks to satisfy your appetite. And if you’re throwing your own party or get-together, you can be sure to serve Paleo-friendly small plates to your guests with these simple suggestions:
Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon
Brussels sprouts offer a lovely nutty flavor when they are roasted in the oven. And what could be better than adding some crisp bacon? Not only are you getting your green veggies for the day, you’re also getting the decadence of delicious bacon. Remember, bacon is Paleo-friendly and makes everything better!
Assorted salami and sausage plate
Nothing says Paleo like a plate full of meats! You can make a quick plate of assorted sliced sausages, such as Chorizo, Italian sausage, or bratwurst. Serve sausages alone or alongside cured or uncured salami. There are peppered salamis available that also make a nice addition to your small plate. This plate also makes a great dinner when you’re pressed for time.
Eggs are a staple in the Paleo diet, and deviled eggs are a wonderful small plate to serve as an appetizer or as a hor d’oeuvre at a party or gathering. You can substitute mayo made with olive oil instead of traditional mayo in order to make them a bit healthier and Paleo-friendly. Try using fresh herbs like dill or chives to sprinkle on top of the deviled eggs for added appeal.
Figs with prosciutto
Figs are known to have a lot of carbs in them, so fresh figs are better in terms of the Paleo diet. Figs in general have plenty of fiber, so try not to eat too many at once. Try added some goat cheese and you have a perfectly delicious and elegant small plate.
Though cheese should be eaten in small amounts on the Paleo diet, fresh mozzarella can be a great addition to a small plate like caprese bites. Fresh Compari tomatoes, sliced mozzarella, and fresh basil leaves all on a toothpick make a wonderful small plate. Try drizzling them with a small amount of good olive oil, some basalmic glaze, and salt and pepper for best results.