One meal, one better choice.

I had a craving for a burger recently. The recently opened Big Orange in Midtowne Little Rock seemed to be able to fill the bill. Just when I had decided on the right burger, a waitress walked past with two of the best salads I have seen lately. They sparked a new craving – caveman.

Paleo isn't so bad! ©D.L. Ewbank

Paleo isn’t so bad! ©D.L. Ewbank

The Paleo diet seems to be pursuing me. I see it on shared by friends and in advertised posts on Facebook. When I went to Barnes and Noble to pick up a book I needed, the woman behind me was purchasing Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts On the Go: The Solution to Gluten-Free Eating All Day Long with Delicious, Easy and Portable Primal Meals. Then a thin, fit friend posted her Paleo meal of steaks, sliced tomatoes and broccoli.

I looked back at the menu and noticed something different. As chance would have it, Big Orange has gluten free options and beef that is hormone free, antibiotic-free and pasture raised. Instead of the classic burger with sweet potato fries, I opted for the Thai chop: romaine, chaved cabbage, sautéed steak, red peppers, tomato, toasted peanuts, cilantro, basil and ginger-soy; hold the fresh Jalapeno! I ate every bite!

I probably won’t choose to eat Paleo at every meal, but can I opt for better choices as often as I am able!

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2 thoughts on “One meal, one better choice.

  1. I could eat every bite of this too! Love eating Caveman/Paleo. Still need a little sugar now and then, but I feel much better eating good proteins and good carbs (veggies). Thanks for the beautiful visual!