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One dish meals, served up in bowls, are a frequent go-to for those following The Paleo Diet® lifestyle.  Avoid the salt and other non-Paleo additives by preparing this version right at home.  And if you need to save time on the prep, you can find fresh, spiralized veggies in the produce section of most local grocers.  This delicious dish has everything and is packed with protein, veggies, and nutrients. Not to mention the savory sauce will have you coming back for more.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet potatoes, spiralized
  • 3 large carrots, spiralized
  • 1 onion, peeled and spiralized
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1.5 lbs ground pork, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3 green onions, diced
  • Black pepper to taste (approx 1tsp)

 

For the sauce:

  • 3 tbsp no sodium (or low sodium) beef stock
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp avocado or olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit. Line 1 large or 2 medium sheet pans with parchment paper.

Spiralize and combine the sweet potatoes, carrots and onion . Toss with avocado oil and black pepper.  Place in sheet pans and arrange so they are evenly spread out. Arrange pork pieces evenly throughout the vegetables.

Place pans in oven and roast for a total of 35 to 45 minutes. Stir every 10-15 minutes to ensure that the veggies cook evenly. The veggie noodles are done when they are tender and have a somewhat crispy appearance. Watch them closely while cooking to avoid burning.

While the pork and noodles are cooking, prepare the sauce by placing all sauce ingredients into a bowl or jar and whisking well. Once the vegetables and pork are done, remove from the oven and distribute diced green onions evenly over entire pan. Spoon desired amount of sauce over the noodles and pork and gently mix to coat evenly.

Serves 4

Nothing warms our souls while filling us up with a healthy dose of protein and spices than this delicious combination of sausage and clams. The cooking aromas alone will have your mouth watering in no time.  Pair it with some fresh greens and you’ve got the perfect meal, sure to please everyone at your table!

Ingredients:

  •  2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (for cooking sausage)
  • 1/2 pound fresh Paleo friendly sausage*
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup fire roasted crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 cup sodium free chicken stock
  • 3 dozen clams, scrubbed clean
  • 4 tablespoons Italian parsley, roughly chopped {reserved whole leaves for garnish}
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

*Fresh Chorizo is a very good option here but beware of added spices in case they’re not fully Paleo recommended.

 

Directions:

For fresh sausages, brown links in cast iron pan on medium high heat.  Cool and cut into 1/2 thick inch rounds.

In a large high-sided sauté pan with a lid, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage, cooking until it has let off some of its fat. 3 to 5 minutes. Add onions and cook until softened and fragrant. About 3 minutes. Add crushed and Roma tomatoes and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.  Next, add the garlic, paprika, and crushed red pepper and cook for 1 additional minute. Add the stock and bring the mixture to a boil. Add the clams into the broth. Cover and cook until the clams open after about 5 to 6 minutes. Discard any clams that don’t open.

After the clams have opened, add the chopped parsley, remaining oil, lemon zest and juice. Plate the clams with plenty of the liquid and serve! Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.

 

 

 

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