When it comes to living a Paleo lifestyle, effectively preparing meals is one of the critical factors in your success. One of the most common reasons many of us fail to execute on a healthier lifestyle is we remove all of the unhealthy recipes from our diet and forget to add in the healthy ones. As a result, we eat the same meals over and over again, getting sick of what we are eating, until finally our cravings get the best of us and we go back to our unhealthy ways.
This year we’ve got you covered. We decided that the best way we could help is by selecting what we feel are the 20 best Paleo Recipes for 2020. In this digest we’ve featured everything from breakfast, to dinner, to dessert recipes that will have you covered for all parts of the day.
For those who are new to The Paleo Diet, use this list to add a new recipe to your cookbook for every unhealthy one you’ve had to remove. And for those of you who are back for another year of good health, look to this list the next time you feel you’ve used the same recipe just one too many times!
Paleo French Poulet Skillet
Cooked chicken is convenient to have in the refrigerator for a quick protein-rich breakfast. Whether it’s from leftover roast chicken with saffron and lemon or simply from baked chicken you make specifically to use in dishes such as this one, it’s great to have on hand.
Paleo Breakfast Casserole
The most important meal of the day is the most delicious meal of the day with this Paleo dish. The combination of meats, eggs, veggies, and spices will wake up your taste buds and keep you energized throughout the busy morning hours. This casserole is so impressive that it can be prepared for special occasions as well as casual get togethers. Best of all, it’s perfectly Paleo!
Paleo Bring-It-On Beef Stew
Winter days are upon us and this hearty beef stew is the perfect Paleo comfort food. It’s packed with nutrients. You can easily double the recipe, and then have it for lunch or a quick dinner the next day.
Paleo Slow Cooker Meatballs & Marinara
A favorite dish at The Paleo Diet® is this slow-cooked creation of meatballs with marinara sauce. Pair with your favorite Paleo veggie noodles or a fresh salad and you’ve got a nutritious and delicious meal to be enjoyed by all. Leftovers can be served with eggs at breakfast, taken for a midday lunch on a busy workday, or heated up the next evening for dinner. Better make double!
Paleo Peach Cobbler
Unfortunately it’s hard to find peaches all year round, but at The Paleo Diet®, we count the days until this incredible treat begins showing up at our local farmer’s markets and grocery stores. The taste difference between peaches that have been sitting in cold storage waiting to be ripened and the just-picked ripe and ready fruits makes the waiting and anticipation well worth it. Once fresh peaches arrive, it’s important to eat them within a day or two. Our team loves to top off our dinner menu with this delectable treat. The best part is that it’s fast and easy to prepare, so no long hours sweating away in the kitchen.
Peppercorn-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Gremolata
In the mood for Italian food over the holidays, but want to avoid the traditional pasta laden dishes? This dish is pure Paleo and will satisfy your cravings for the taste of Italy. The blending of fresh herbs and spices, with the flavors of the tenderloin steaks, pairs well with a green salad and seasonal fruit of your choice. Salute!
Ultimate Antioxidant Paleo Breakfast Bowl
At farmers markets, you can speak directly with farmers and understand their philosophies regarding pesticides. Sometimes you’ll meet farmers committed to minimizing pesticides, natural or otherwise, and others whose products aren’t necessarily USDA Certified Organic, but nevertheless are high quality.
The following recipe features many antioxidant powerhouses, including cloves, the number one dietary source of polyphenols (the most common type of antioxidant). Yes, you can eat cloves! Soften them and they’re delicious. Berries, plums, almonds, mint (especially peppermint), and cacao are also exceptionally potent sources of antioxidants.
Paleo Banana Pancakes
Substituting non-Paleo favorites is always tricky, but Banana Pancakes are one of my favorite things to eat! You can also do this with a grated apple too. Enjoy and look forward to breakfast the Paleo way as much as I do!
Pan Seared Cod With Tomato Basil Sauce
Fresh, wild-caught cod fillets are a favorite at The Paleo Diet. The mild white meat of this ocean fish, conveys a delicate taste of Italy when cooked with this delicious sauce. Pair with fresh greens and a side of grapes for a delightful summer meal.
Sheet Pan Flank Steak with Kale and Roasted Sweet Potato
Get ready to indulge your taste buds with this protein and nutrient packed meal. The natural color combinations alone, make this a dish with an impressive presentation you will be proud to put on your dining table. If you are looking for a complete Paleo meal, this recipe does the job with the perfect combination of protein, greens, and carbs. Enjoy!
Chicken and Mushroom Ramen Soup
Since January is National Soup Month we are celebrating with this mouthwatering recipe from our cookbook, Real Paleo Fast & Easy. This warming, aromatic bowl of goodness proves that even Paleo enthusiasts can enjoy a big soupy bowl of Asian-style noodles. This noodle bowl is so fresh and delicious, you won’t miss the grain-based variety a bit.
Paleo Chicken Fajita Bowl with Cauliflower Rice
When it comes to chicken, the preparation options and flavor combinations are endless. Meals served as “bowls” are popular choices in many restaurants as they are quick and convenient and can be a complete meal all-in-one dish. The combination of flavors in this Paleo dish will wake up your taste buds in no time. Take it with you to work or school for a delicious lunch time treat!
Paleo Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread is a favorite of the holiday season. But rather than reaching for a typical gingerbread cookie, made with flour, sugar, and vegetable oil, you should try our Paleo gingerbread cookies instead. This wholesome Paleo snack is sure favorite whether you’re hosting or going to a holiday party.
Slow Cooked Paleo Pork Ribs and Roots
Paleo pork ribs, cooked slowly to perfection, are truly one of the most delicious foods out there. For too long, however, they’ve unrightfully demonized as an unhealthy food. Because they contain saturated fat, many institutions are still advancing the outdated and disproven theory that saturated fat increases your risk for heart disease.
Try our Slow Cooked Paleo Pork Ribs and Roots recipe, paired with a fresh garden salad, for a delicious, nutritious, complete Paleo meal.
Paleo Jerk Chicken
Special thanks and congratulations to Alison Rost, The Paleo Diet Recipe Contest Winner!
Paleo jerk chicken adds a punch of fragrant and fiery spices for added kick to your menu. This recipe makes for a perfect snack or can be used to put on top of a delicious stir-fry or salad!
Paleo Kale Cucumber Smoothie
Smoothies have become a popular drink across all generations, and we are often asked if these concoctions adhere to The Paleo Diet ingredient guidelines. Learning how to check the ingredients before imbibing is key, and of course making your own is the most fool proof way to ensure your smoothie is fully Paleo.
There’s really nothing complicated about it and the results are a delicious and nutritious treat to satisfy your hunger without sacrificing your health. This original recipe from our team is packed with flavor and nutritious ingredients. From prep to done, it takes about five minutes. Just throw the ingredients in your blender and power it up!
Vegetable Coconut Curry
If you’ve been craving some international flavor in your dining adventures, look no further than this amazing dish. The cooking aromas alone will have you planning your next trip to Marrakesh! We don’t think we could pack more nutritional benefits into one dish with its spices and endless bounty of veggies. Our Paleo warriors like to serve this one up as an all-in-one meal in a bowl. Simple and Delicious!
Salmon With Cilantro Pine Nut Sauce and Creamy Zoodles
Omega–3s anyone? We are fortunate to be living in a time when fresh, wild salmon is fairly easy to find at your local market. This delicious fish is certainly a Paleo Diet favorite due to the versatility in preparing it and the mild flavor. The high Omega–3 content can’t be beat when you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This simple to prepare dish paired with its sidekick, Creamy Zoodles, will impress everyone around your table.
Lamb Chops With Paleo Pesto Sauce
At The Paleo Diet, our team loves to experiment with a variety of recipes and methods for cooking lamb, one of our favorite meats. Typically, less is better when choosing spices and ingredients as lamb is best when its prepared simply. This lamb chop recipe is a great example of minimum spice resulting in maximum flavor. This is the perfect dish to serve up at the end of your active day.
Roasted Cauliflower with Red Bell Peppers
Searching for an easy veggie dish to pair with your Paleo protein? Look no further. This tasty and quick cauliflower recipe is the answer. With just a few fresh ingredients, and minutes to prep, you will soon be adding this side dish to your list of favorites. Serve it up with chicken, fish, pork, beef, or any other protein. At The Paleo Diet we love the versatility of this delicious and nutritious recipe. Enjoy!