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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Paleo Peach Cobbler

Paleo Peach Cobbler Ready To Eat

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.

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Peppercorn-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Gremolata

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!

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Ultimate Antioxidant Paleo Breakfast Bowl

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Paleo Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread is a favorite of the holiday season. But rather than reaching for a typical gingerbread cookie, made with floursugar, 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.

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Slow Cooked Paleo Pork Ribs and Roots

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.

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Paleo Jerk Chicken

Paleo Jerk Chicken | The Paleo Diet

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!

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Paleo Kale Cucumber Smoothie

Spicy Kale and 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!

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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!

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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.

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Lamb Chops With Paleo Pesto Sauce

Lamb Chops with Paleo Pesto

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.

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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!

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This mouth-watering recipe stands out among the 250 healthy Paleo recipes in the The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook by Dr. Loren Cordain and Lorrie Cordain. Combining two great options in any healthy Paleo Diet® – scallops and beets – this is a meal that can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

For a beautiful golden crust, be sure the surface of the scallops is really dry—and that the pan is nice and hot—before adding them to the pan. Also, let the scallops sear without disturbing them for 2 to 3 minutes, carefully checking before turning.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh or frozen sea scallops, patted dry with paper towels
  • medium red beets, peeled and cut chopped
  • ½ Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped
  • jalapeños, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Ground white pepper

 

Directions

  1. Thaw scallops, if frozen.
  2.  For beet relish, in a medium bowl combine beets, apple, jalapeños, cilantro, onion, 2 tablespoonsrnrnof the olive oil, and lime juice. Mix well. Set aside while preparing scallops.
  3. Rinse scallops; pat dry with paper towels. In a large skillet heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olivernrnoil over medium-high heat. Add scallops; sauté for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown on the rnrnexterior and barely opaque. Sprinkle scallops lightly with white pepper.
  4. To serve, divide beet relish evenly among serving plates; top with scallops. Serve immediately.
Serves 4.

Eating the way your Paleolithic ancestors did is an incredible way to cut the carbs and make sure you’re getting enough protein which is especially important if you’re trying to build muscle. The Paleo Diet® is a revolution in how we think about food and is helping thousands of people escape from the world of enriched flour and refined sugar that seems to have taken over modern eating habits. Whether you wake up ravenous or have trouble eating anything before 10 AM, this Paleo breakfast recipe is sure to please your palate and your stomach.

 

Ingredients (adjust for servings):

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Chopped Onion
  • Diced Green Bell Pepper
  • Cumin to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Chopped Turkey

 

Directions:

Boil Sweet potatoes for about 5 minutes or until tender. Saute onion and bell pepper until tender. Season saute with cumin and pepper. Add sweet potatoes and turkey to hot pan. Mix and lay flat to crisp lightly. Turn and crisp other side. Serve warm

Those fortunate to live near an ocean, will most likely be able to buy fresh oysters at local seafood markets. With a little shopping around, most people living inland are able to purchase these delicacies pretty easily as well. Even if the oysters you source are frozen, this recipe proves to be a great way to enjoy this nutrient packed treat. Cooked in the half shell or out, the results will be sure to delight the seafood lovers at your table. Close your eyes and you can almost hear the waves crashing on the beach!

Ingredients:

  • 6 large fresh raw oysters on the half shell or shell removed
  • Juice from one fresh lemon
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free hot sauce

 

Instructions:

For oysters in the half shell or out, this method of cooking works great. Rinse oysters under cold water and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients in small pitcher and stir until well blended. Use a small barbecue brush to spread sauce over each oyster, coating generously. For oysters in the half shell, place on broiler pan and broil on low for 5-10 minutes. For shelled oysters, place on non-stick baking pan and broil on low for 5-10 minutes. Oysters should be lightly browned on tops. Remove from oven and serve with fresh lemons. Oysters can be served in the shell and when cooked thoroughly will be easily removed with a small fork.

What’s for breakfast? This is perhaps the number one question we get at The Paleo Diet® when a person is embarking on the Paleo lifestyle for the first time. For most, making the change from the typical breakfast fare of cereal, bread, pancakes, or granola is challenging and requires a significant change in one’s thinking.  The best advice we can offer is to focus on protein, greens and fruits. Time management in the morning can make getting a healthy breakfast on the table before running out the door to start your day, a daunting goal. We’ve found fast and easy success with this daily favorite. Making the dressing ahead of time, means 10 minutes from start to finish, including having the dishes washed, dried, and put away!

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Poached Egg Breakfast Salad

What’s for breakfast? This is perhaps the number one question we get at The Paleo Diet® when a person is embarking on the Paleo lifestyle for the first time. For most, making the change from the typical breakfast fare of cereal, bread, pancakes, or granola is challenging and requires a significant change in one’s thinking.  The best advice we can offer is to focus on protein, greens and fruits. Time management in the morning can make getting a healthy breakfast on the table before running out the door to start your day, a daunting goal. We’ve found fast and easy success with this daily favorite. Making the dressing ahead of time, means 10 minutes from start to finish, including having the dishes washed, dried, and put away!

  • Author: The Paleo Diet Team
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Person 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Italian
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Ingredients

  • 2 organic free-range chicken eggs
  • 1 cup arugula greens
  • Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free lemon pepper

Instructions

  1. For dressing,  combine all ingredients in small jar and shake until well combined.
  2. Spread greens on small plate.
  3. Poach eggs until whites are firm and yolks are runny.
  4. Place cooked eggs on top of salad greens.
  5. Drizzle with dressing.
  6. Gently break eggs with fork and mix into greens.
  7. Serve with your favorite fresh seasonal fruit.

** Tip: For perfect poached eggs, we like the Cuisinart Egg Central, found at your local kitchen store.

Notes

For more recipes and a wealth of information about the Paleo Diet, including material from the Founder of the Paleo Diet Movement, Loren Cordain, PhD, please visit The Paleo Diet.

Salad Dressing

Salad Dressing

Mid-Season Sprucing Up

The Paleo Diet’s 2017 organic vegetable garden is growing and thriving, which means a little tidying up is in order to ensure that all of the plants are happy and healthy.  Our veggies are spreading out and filling in every space available with their stems, leaves, and flowers.  Along with this comes the crowding out of others, so we have trimmed and thinned to keep everything flourishing with plenty of space to grow.  Our cucumbers plants have gotten much too large for our garden trough and we made the decision to transplant them into large pots that can be put on the ground in just the right sunny spot.  We are hopeful that they will still yield  plenty of delicious cukes to add to our fresh salads and Paleo dishes.  Now that the cucumbers have moved out, our spinach and other leafy greens are much happier and beginning to spread out and thrive.  

Summer means a bounty of fresh, crisp salads to beat the heat and keep us healthy and happy.  It is nearly impossible to find store bought salad dressings that comply with The Paleo Diet.  We’ve experimented over the years, and have come up with these 2 easy-to-make dressings made with fresh ingredients straight from The Paleo Diet garden.  Enjoy!

 

Spice of Life Balsamic Dressing

Ingredients:

Put all ingredients in a blender and puree on medium speed until well combined.  Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

 

Spice of Life Creamy Dressing and Veggie Dip

We changed up just 2 ingredients in the dressing and have found this to be a delicious dip for fresh veggies, or a creamy salad dressing for any combination of leafy greens.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Paleo Walnut Mayo*
  • 1 Tablespoon each: Fresh basil, spinach, german thyme, cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons Mrs. Dash Salt-Free Table Blend

Put all ingredients in a blender and puree on medium speed until well combined.  Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

 

* Paleo Walnut Mayo

from Real Paleo Fast and Easy p. 305

We go through a jar of this mayo per week in the Cordain kitchen, as it goes well with a variety of foods and spices. Our preference is to use walnut oil for a smooth, mellow taste.

Ingredients:
Makes about 3 ½ cups.

  • 1 large or extra-large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 cup walnut oil, at room temperature

Crack egg into a tall, narrow glass jar (a wide-mouth pint canning jar works well).  Add a touch of lemon juice and dry mustard.

Carefully pour in oil.  Let egg settle down to the bottom of the jar, under the oil.

Insert an immersion blender and push it all of the way to the bottom of the jar. Turn power on high and let it run for 20 seconds without moving it.  The mayonnaise will start to form and rise to the top of the jar.  Slowly raise the blender until it reaches the top of the jar.  Use mayonnaise immediately or store in the refrigerator up to 1 week.    

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