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Side Dish Recipes

Everything tastes better with a side of something Paleo. These veggies and other side dishes check all the boxes for flavor and nutrition, while complimenting the rest of your meal.

Dill Curry Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, and fiber. It is also high in glucosinolates, which have been shown to inhibit growth of cancer cells.

By Christopher Clark
Crispy Paleo Zucchini Fritters

Grated zucchini, eggs, and flax meal form a tasty batter that fries up into easy, tasty fritters. Enjoy them hot for a healthy breakfast, appetizer, or snack!

By Jess Case
Paleo Indian Saag

Rich, creamy spinach simmers in dairy-free coconut cream and warm Moroccan spices for a Paleo spin on an Indian classic.

By Jess Case
Cilantro Lime Broccoli Rice
Tired of cauliflower rice? Switch things up and serve a side dish of this bright broccoli rice instead.
By Jess Case
Crispy Asian Cauliflower Bites
These vitamin C-rich cauliflower bites are a healthy Paleo substitute for popcorn and chips. Make a batch for movie-time munching.
By Jennafer Ashley
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Balsamic Glaze

If you don’t love Brussels sprouts, it’s probably because you haven’t tried this recipe.

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries (5 Ingredients!)

Use your air fryer to achieve perfectly crisp sweet potato fries that only taste like they’re deep-fried!

By Jess Case
Gut-Healthy Ginger & Turmeric Tea

If you’re going to the trouble of boiling water for tea, you might as well DIY your own blend. Enjoy this lemon, ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon blend as a digestive after dinner - or really anytime you have gut issues.

By Jess Case
Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel Topping

This sweet potato casserole is topped with a delicious date and pecan streusel topping you’ll want to replicate year after year. 

By Jess Case
Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Swap out mashed potatoes for cauliflower, for a healthier Thanksgiving side dish. Pureed cauliflower is still creamy and delicious, but easier to make!

By Jess Case
Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing with Butternut Squash

You don’t need bread to make a tasty Paleo stuffing! This recipe uses roasted butternut squash, ground pork, fresh herbs, apples, and cranberries for a festive Thanksgiving side dish with all the traditional holiday flavors.

By Jess Case
Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

This Paleo recipe fills tender acorn squash with autumn flavors like sweet apple, savory sausage, and fresh sage for an easy, but impressive Thanksgiving side.

By Jess Case
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Trevor Connor
Trevor Connor

Dr. Loren Cordain’s final graduate student, Trevor Connor, M.S., brings more than a decade of nutrition and physiology expertise to spearhead the new Paleo Diet team.

Mark J Smith
Dr. Mark J. Smith

One of the original members of the Paleo movement, Mark J. Smith, Ph.D., has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the benefits of Paleo nutrition.

Nell Stephenson
Nell Stephenson

Ironman athlete, mom, author, and nutrition blogger Nell Stephenson has been an influential member of the Paleo movement for over a decade.

Loren Cordain
Dr. Loren Cordain

As a professor at Colorado State University, Dr. Loren Cordain developed The Paleo Diet® through decades of research and collaboration with fellow scientists around the world.