Rachael’s Cafe to many is considered a Cajun cafe, but their healthy dining options are impressive. INDEats starts a week of health conscious fare with Rachael’s Paleo meatloaf served along side coconut sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts.

What makes this meatloaf unique is it’s prepared sans bread crumbs and is grain and gluten-free. You won’t miss the extra carbs and will feel full and satisfied. Diners can choose two sides. Pictured are the coconut sweet potatoes, which are prepared with coconut oil, a healthy fat. Additionally, the Brussels sprouts are roasted with bacon — you can’t go wrong when cooking with bacon.

As someone who follows a Paleo lifestyle, this is my favorite dish on the menu. If you’ve never heard of a Paleo lifestyle, ask one of the chefs for some insight.

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Photo by: Kari Walker

Rachael’s Cafe
104 Republic Ave. Ste. B
(337) 504-4625

The EatLafayette campaign, which runs through Sept. 2, aims to encourage dining at locally owned establishments. To have your dish featured in INDEats as the EatLafayette Dish of the Day or Dish of the Month in IND Monthly (you must be willing to share your recipe for the monthly feature), contact Kari Walker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; find participating restaurants and info on their specials here.

For more information on local eateries, view the online INDEats Dining Guide.

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