I have a good friend who is what I call "paleo-curious". She and her husband are very much into natural living and natural eating. They have a toddler and another baby on the way this summer.
The main barrier(s) between them trying out paleo: Between the parents and toddler there are egg, peanut/tree nut, and fish/shellfish allergies!
So eggs for breakfast are out; seafood is out (including cheaper alternatives like canned salmon and canned tuna); peanuts are obviously not paleo so that is actually one place where the allergies and paleo overlap in exclusions.
Is it possible to live a paleo lifestyle with these dietary exclusions and not be:
Bored? Animal protein and fruit/veggies would be pretty much "it", though almonds, walnuts, pecans, sesame, pine nuts and coconut are all fine, provided there's no peanut cross contamination.
In the poorhouse from grocery spending? Eggs and canned fish are cheap items that a lot of paleo-style eaters include in their rotation, but those are unavailable to my friends due to their allergies.
Also, my friend's protein requirements are high because she is pregnant, and she was asking about ways to up her protein intake while staying away from their allergens. (Her daughter has at least one of the allergies, too, so saying that she could eat what the toddler can't doesn't really work as she's primary caregiver and food provider for the toddler - ergo risk of contamination.)
What paleo menu recommendations would you make for this family if they were to try out paleo-style eating? For breakfasts? For protein sources? For Omega-3s?