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Most of my close friends and family know that I am getting married tomorrow! The whole experience up to this point has been super exciting and fun. My fiance made the whole process a breeze and it has been super fun for me to get to help her plan. While obviously not the most exciting thing happening tomorrow, I think it is great that, besides the cake, we are going to be able to maintain our Paleo diet tomorrow. The restaurant we are holding our reception at, Wild River Grille, has been super accommodating and allowed us to partake in the selection of food. We are going to be serving a four course meal, with wine pairing. Here is a quick rundown of what we will be enjoying tomorrow:

  • Course 1: Bacon Wrapped Scallop
  • Course 2: Beet Chip Salad
  • Course 3: Crispy Pork Belly
  • Course 4: Roasted Duck Breast

No bread, no pasta, no dairy. All Paleo.

What is funny, in a way, is the fact that most of the guests will not really realize they are eating a “Paleo meal.” It is important to keep that in mind when you’re having friends over for dinner, or lunch. You can create a meal that will be tasty and enjoyed by anyone, and have it still be Paleo and healthy. Just because you’re hosting non-Paleo friends for a meal, doesn’t mean you have to make non-Paleo food. If people are marveling over the amazing meal you have prepared, they won’t even realize there’s no bread, or dairy. Unfortunately, if you tell someone you’re going to cook them a Paleo meal, they may cringe at the sound of it. If however, you make a Paleo meal without telling them ahead of time, but then let them know after they have cleaned their plates, asked for recipes, and complimented the chef many many times, they will always be very impressed.

Walnut Crusted Rack of Lamb and Grilled Broccolini

Walnut Crusted Rack of Lamb and Grilled Broccolini. 100% Paleo and no one knew!

So the next time you’re having people over for a meal, keep it Paleo. They won’t even notice! For a whole list of Paleo meals, check out the Paleo Plan Website

Have you had any experiences with people not wanting to eat one of your meals because it was Paleo? Or have you maybe made a meal that people enjoyed that was Paleo? What did you cook? Share your experiences!