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36 Paleo Zucchini Recipes From Fritters To Lasagna Rolls

Louise Hendon | November 9

You may have tried zucchini in stir-fries or salads before, and maybe even in lasagna. But who would have thought you could make delicious desserts from zucchini? At first, I thought it was a silly idea – but then I decided to give it a try.

I swear, the first time I made my friends try Paleo zucchini chocolate muffins they refused to believe there was any kind of vegetable in it. The muffins were so wonderfully moist and flavorful, I almost didn’t believe it myself!

Since then, zucchini has become one of my favorite vegetables to cook with. I love it in stir-fried dinners, as grilled slices, and sometimes just quickly grated with a nice Paleo-friendly salad dressing. And if you happen to have this wonder veggie growing in your own garden, you are in for a treat.

Why You Should Add More Zucchini In Your Diet

Why not? Zucchini has quite a mild flavor and a wonderful texture, and it can work as a great substitute for pasta or even meat. Zucchini is not just tasty – it also contains various nutrients that can have a positive impact on your diet.

  1. Zucchini can help lower your blood sugar levels, by increasing your fiber intake.
  2. For the same reason; fiber, zucchini can also improve your digestion and support your weight loss.
  3. The anti-inflammatory nutrients, like Vitamin A and Vitamin C, can help your body fight inflammation.
  4. Zucchini contains plenty of water, so it will help you feel full for longer.

On this vast list of Paleo zucchini recipes you’ll find some of my favorite salads, fritters, sautes, breads and – believe it or not, even chocolate cake! In my opinion, until you’ve tried zucchini fries you haven’t really lived.
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36 Paleo Sauce Recipes Tasty Enough to Eat With a Spoon

Louise Hendon | October 27

Take a seat because you’re going to want to look at every single one of these delicious paleo sauce recipes… Whether you’re looking for homemade ketchup that’s free of preservatives and all that added sugar, or something a bit more exotic, it’s going to be on this list.

A nice sauce will complement almost any Paleo entree you can think of but, unfortunately, finding Paleo-friendly store-bought options can be as hard as finding a needle in a haystack. Every time I look at the list of ingredients on those bottles it makes me happy I’ve chosen a healthy way of eating.

That being said – I’m only human, and sometimes I crave a big spoonful of mayo on top of my vegetable fritters or something extra that can turn a weeknight chicken dinner into a special meal. A good sauce does that, and that’s why I’m making one of these tonight!

Mouthwatering Paleo Sauces For Every Occasion

Whatever you are cooking, there’s a sauce for it!

  • For barbecue dishes, choose a ketchup, some creamy mayo, or a BBQ sauce.
  • Making a salad for lunch? Turn it into a restaurant-quality dish with one of these Paleo dressings.
  • Your Paleo pasta will love a good alfredo sauce – or pesto, or marinara!
  • Choose and easy-to-make gravy or hollandaise sauce for a weeknight meal.

Some of these vinaigrettes and dressings will keep in the refrigerator for several days, so they are perfect for making ahead. If you’re in a hurry you can whip up a quick stir-fry and throw in some Paleo-friendly stir-fry sauce.

Here’s a special tip for you; you can try marinating your chicken or beef in some of these sauces and vinaigrettes for an hour, for extra flavor!
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Paleo Lemon Squares

Louise Hendon | October 23

Sorry folks – just because a recipe title includes fruit doesn’t mean it’s paleo, or healthy. This paleo lemon squares recipe uses better ingredients to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Paleo Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Louise Hendon | October 16

I always get excited about a good cookie.

There was a gourmet cookie shop by my house when I grew up. They had the softest, chewiest, best cookies I have ever had in my life. The specialty sweets were a rare treat, probably due to the price for each cookie, but also because each day this small shop would only make a limited amount of each type of cookie. I would often settle for peanut butter or mint chocolate, but if you were lucky enough sometimes you would be there early enough to grab the most fabulous cookie of them all: the double chocolate.

So, that is why I am extra excited to have a Paleo double chocolate chip cookie recipe finally. Whenever I feel so inclined to put this recipe together, I am brought right back to those lucky childhood afternoons. And, let’s be honest, anything double chocolate is an automatic win.

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Paleo Gravy Recipe

Louise Hendon | October 16

Let’s go over a quick fact check, shall we? Gravy is absolutely delicious: fact. Gravy makes everything taste better: fact. The Paleo diet needs far more gravy in it: fact. You want some gravy with dinner tonight: fact.

Wouldn’t it be a shame to cook up a big roast beef dinner and have all sorts of Paleo-friendly side dishes, and not have any gravy to smother it all in? I think so. And, that is precisely why I thought it would be important to share this Paleo gravy recipe. It may take some time to cook, but the results are well worth it, but you knew that didn’t you?

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Crunchy Paleo Crackers Recipe

Louise Hendon | October 15

It can be tempting to stray from your paleo diet once in a while. Things like crackers seem innocent, but it’s pretty tricky to stop at one or two. Make this crunchy paleo crackers recipe so you can enjoy crackers without the guilt.

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We’ve Cracked The Code – 39 Yummiest Paleo Walnut Recipes!

Louise Hendon | October 12

Is it just me, or is the Waldorf salad the first thing that comes to your mind, as well, when you think of walnuts? Everyone seems to have an opinion about this traditional salad that was created in 1896, but not many people know that the original recipe didn’t contain walnuts – or any kind of nuts, for that matter. Good thing someone decided to add them since they are very beneficial to your health!

Did you know all this about walnuts?
– They are rich in high-quality antioxidants – more so than any other common nut, to be exact.
– Walnuts contain plenty of Omega-3’s, that can help reduce the risk of heart disease.
This study shows that walnuts can help you resist unhealthy food cravings. This means walnut could boost your weight loss. (They are calorie-dense, though, so pay attention to your daily consumption.)
– Adding walnuts to your diet may help you improve your memory.
– Walnuts are high in fiber, which can help your digestion.

Below you’ll find mouthwatering Paleo walnut recipes, including Paleo-friendly versions of the Waldorf salad – but also hearty main dishes! Stuffed pork chops or a walnut crusted steak will take care of even the hungriest of tummies. However, the side dish recipes presented here are so tasty, you may forget about your entree.

But who am I kidding? The dessert section is obviously my favorite here! Crunchy walnuts make the perfect ingredient for desserts, and you can bet your bottom dollar people won’t even realize these are Paleo.

Some of the desserts would also make awesome, grab-and-run breakfasts on those mornings when you barely have time to get a cup of coffee. I’m crazy about the banana nut muffins and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one!

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36 Paleo Recipes Made with Coconut Flour – Impossible to Resist!

Louise Hendon | October 6

Paleo baking doesn’t have to be difficult! With the right ingredients – AND the right recipes you will end up with such tasty results, you won’t be missing your old favorites.

Coconut flour is one of the most common ingredients for all kinds of Paleo baked goods; both, sweet and savory.

It is very light and absorbent, so you may not want to use it as a substitute for other Paleo-friendly flours. Instead, you should look for recipes that were made with coconut flour in the first place, and you won’t be disappointed!

This list of Paleo recipes made with coconut flour includes all of my favorites. Your search for the best Paleo dinner rolls is over; I guarantee you’ll find them here.

If you fancy something on the sweeter side, you could try the coconut flour brownies. Or perhaps you’d rather go for chocolate cake or yummy pudding?

Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about coconut flour:
– It contains plenty of fiber, which is great for your digestion.
– Coconut flour absorbs moisture, so you should always store it in an air-tight container.
– You shouldn’t store coconut flour in the refrigerator. Instead, store it in your pantry or another dry place (room temperature).
– Because of its moisture absorbent quality, you often need to add more liquid or eggs when you’re baking with coconut flour.
– If you decide to try and tweak a standard recipe, you may only need about a third of the amount of regular flour the recipe calls for.
– Coconut flour could work as a substitute for breadcrumbs when you’re making meatloaf!

Don’t forget; coconut flour and shredded coconut are two different things! While you may be lucky and end up with something tasty, it’s best not to replace the flour with shredded coconut when you’re baking.

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35 Paleo Kebabs That Will Make You Beg For Seconds

Louise Hendon | September 17

Every day is barbecue day when there are so many amazing Paleo kebabs recipes available! You won’t settle for soup once you’ve seen these skewers – and your family is going to thank you for it.

Prepare yourself for a lip-smackin’ delicious trip around the world, because these recipes are going to take you to many exotic places.

I’m having a hard time choosing a favorite among all these flavors. We have Paleo kebab recipes from South America, Greece, India and Nigeria – just to name a few!

Kebabs are a great addition to your Paleo diet. They are quick to make, and don’t require too much prep work in the kitchen.

What you should watch out for are store-bought BBQ sauces and seasoning mixes. They often include ingredients that are not Paleo-friendly – you may not have even realized what’s in them until you take a look at the list of ingredients.

Choose Your Favorite Protein Source

  • Try the Kefta kebabs made of ground beef, for an option that won’t wreck your budget
  • Pork kebabs with chipotle-lime marinade will spice up your BBQ
  • Chicken satay goes Paleo on this list!
  • You won’t believe how amazing salmon turns out when combined with fruits!

Although you can combine both, meat and vegetables in these skewers for a tasty dinner, sometimes you want a bit of extra to make it a wholesome meal. Here are a few great, Paleo side dishes to go with your favorite kebabs recipe:

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35 Paleo Cabbage Recipes Your Grandma Would Be Proud Of

Louise Hendon | September 11

Cabbage is one of the trendiest veggies these days, and looking at these recipes you will soon understand why!

Besides being Paleo-friendly, cabbage is also easy on your wallet, simple to cook, and more versatile than you probably even realized.

Traditional Or Spiced Up?

One of the most common ways to cook cabbage is to chop it up and throw it in the frying pan. It’s also one of the tastiest; if you don’t believe me then why don’t you try one of the fried cabbage recipes below.

Add bacon for a traditional approach, or try something a bit more exotic, like curried cabbage! If you’d rather have lemony or smoky flavors, no problem. This list of Paleo cabbage recipes covers those, as well.

Cabbage Is Perfect For Stews

I love uncooked cabbage; it’s fresh and crispy, which is why coleslaw makes such a perfect Paleo side dish.

However, if you’d prefer a cabbage stew, we’ve got something for everyone. Have you tried cabbage stew with apples, pork or beet?

What surprised me was how well cabbage pairs up with seafood. If you like fish, for example salmon or tilapia, you’re in for a tasty treat.

Or do what people have been doing for centuries; make sauerkraut!

This Is Why You Should Eat Fermented Foods

Initially people used fermentation to preserve foods, and enhance the flavor. Later on scientist have found that the microorganisms – the bacteria in the fermented foods have many health benefits.

For example:

  • they can help lower your blood pressure
  • they have anti-microbial effects and can improve your gut health
  • they are anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic

If sauerkraut isn’t your thing, you’ll be happy to find out you can make incredible cabbage rolls that are completely Paleo. And in case you’re feeling lazy, we’ve included some crazy-easy, deconstructed cabbage rolls recipes!

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