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Warm Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach, Squash and Basil; a wee rant on diets — 8 Comments

  1. ‘nut said.
    Fill my plate please: Warm Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach, Squash and Basil
    All that grows in my back yard is the basil … and it’s a little stunted from so much heat.

  2. And, of course, we have evolved since paleo times to eat foods more like what’s available now. While I agree with the paleo believers that our grains and veggies are different now than they were back then (selectively bred for more starch/sugars), we also have changed to use them more or less efficiently. There are several holes like that in the paleo logic.
    I’m too old to give up stuff and I like it all too much, besides; I’m just working on eating less and exercising more.

  3. Katie – I agree. I also agree with Zoomie. My understanding of Paleo is you must include a very good exercise routine to get the best benefit. But to give up pasta, legumes, french fingerling potatoes? It will never happen in my world! It is all about balance. Having said that, I do know I love food too much and could probably use a little more balance. Nuff said! 🙂

  4. Tanna, are we talking Texas heat? Or Midwest heat? Or is there a difference? LOL
    Zoomie, and that is the key – less food / more exercise… or the same amount of food and even more exercise LOL
    Ina, as I said I don’t believe in any diets – only in healthy eating and balance.
    manningroad, absolutely!

  5. I picked up a Paleo magazine to peruse while waiting in line at the grocery store the other day. The first thing that caught my eye in the letters to the editor section were two letters from paleo dieters asking why they gained weight after adopting their new eating lifestyle. Hmmmmm … why indeed?

  6. Christine, uh… could it be they ate too much of a good thing? No, that would be too simple.

  7. The Paleo Diet? (Excuse me for a moment… Hahaahahahahahahahahahaaha) I’m happy to say that until now I’d never heard of it. I’m going to pretend that I’ve still never heard of it.
    I love the sound of your warm pasta salad. I plan to remember it.