Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In



The Paleo Vegan

These inventive vegan recipes offer a new take on the typical meat-centric Paleo fare.

Lock Icon

Subscribe to unlock this story.

Already have an Outside Account? Sign in

Outside+ Logo

Intro Offer
$3.99 / month*

  • A $500 value with everything in the Print + Digital Plan plus 25+ benefits including:
  • Member-only content on 17 Outside network publications: Clean Eating, Yoga Journal, Outside & more
  • Outside Learn, our new online education hub loaded with more than 2,000 videos across 450 lessons
  • More than 100 diet-specific meal plans
  • Extended member-only yoga pose library with how-to instruction
  • Today’s Plan training platform with customized training plans
  • Premium access to Outside Watch and 1,000+ hours of exclusive shows
  • Annual subscription to Outside magazine
Join Outside+
Vegetarian Times

Digital + Print
Intro Offer
$2.99 / month*

  • Annual subscription to a magazine of your choice from the Outside network
  • Access to all member-exclusive content on
  • Ad-free access to
Join Vegetarian Times

*Outside memberships are billed annually. Print subscriptions available to U.S. residents only. You may cancel your membership at anytime, but no refunds will be issued for payments already made. Upon cancellation, you will have access to your membership through the end of your paid year. More Details

Unless you’ve been living in a cave (like our Paleolithic ancestors for whom the diet was named) you’ve certainly heard of the Paleo diet by now. Based on consuming only whole, unprocessed foods, it’s generally considered one of the healthiest diets around.

But after the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report last fall linking meat with increased cancer risk, many Paleo eaters took note. And with good reason: it’s not the first study to link meat with higher rates of cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses. Additionally, though the Paleo diet is usually associated with high meat consumption, current studies suggest our early ancestors probably ate less meat than we originally thought.

So what’s a would-be Paleo to do? Take your caveman diet meat-free! Focus on fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds; if you’re concerned about getting enough protein, make concessions to the typical Paleo regimen by adding lentils or beans to your diet, or add eggs for a vegetarian, not vegan, take on Paleo. And try this delicious meat- and grain-free selections that will please every palate, Paleo or not.

Paleo, Unpacked

What exactly does “Paleo” mean? Generally, it’s thought to be composed of foods that were available to preagricultural humans, meaning no grains and legumes and, of course, no processed foods or artificial ingredients. The basics:


Paleo Vegan Recipes