I can’t get enough berries, especially when the weather starts to get warm. Growing up, I used to eat strawberries and sugar by the handful from my grandmother’s garden for breakfast all summer long. This Paleo açaí bowl has all the berry flavor of my childhood with twice the nutrients. It all starts with the superfood açaí. Then we add pack in even more nutrients by adding CoBionic Foundation for an extra boost. Whether you start your day with this bowl or enjoy it as a replenishing snack, you’ll be ready for whatever the rest of your day holds!
Are you getting bored with the same old salad options? Do you make salads for lunch only to find that the lettuce has wilted by the time it’s time to eat? This Paleo chicken coleslaw is the antidote to both problems! It all starts with the chicken, golden brown on the outside and juicy on the inside. The crispy cabbage is the perfect counterpoint to the tender chicken and the tangy mayonnaise dressing brings the entire dish together! If you’ve been burnt by overly heavy coleslaw recipes, don’t let the name scare you off. This salad is light and flavorful. It’s a makeover and coleslaw never tasted so good!
I love spicy food, but I can’t say that my family always agrees with me! Our local Mexican restaurant runs hot, so no one ever wants to go there except me! Luckily, I’ve learned how to make the Mexican food I crave at home in my own kitchen. This is perfect because I can control the spice level and make sure that every ingredient is something I want to be eating. Case in point, tortillas. These Paleo chicken fajitas do just fine without them. While fajitas are typically served with a bread-element at a restaurant, this homemade Paleo version skips out on the flour with a creamy chili mayo instead.
Nothing beats crispy chicken, except maybe the complementary combination of lemon and thyme. This roasted Paleo lemon chicken is juicy and tender, with just the right amount of brightness from the lemon juice and zest. And just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, we added baby onions, which soften and char alongside the chicken. The sweetness they add to the overall dish is simply divine. You can also use shallots, which have a similar flavor. Whatever is looks better at the store or farmer’s market!
There is something captivating about mini versions of our favorite foods. Just look at the popularity of cupcakes and mini quiches! If you can make a tiny version of a classic recipe, someone has probably done it. Pancakes are one of the easiest foods to give a mini makeover, no special equipment needed! Plus, going mini can have more than one benefit. These Paleo matcha silver dollars (mini pancakes) are adorable and easier to flip than full size pancakes. It’s a win win!
When it comes to weekend breakfasts, it doesn’t get much more decadent than waffles. There is something about a tender waffle with a crispy crust that just can’t be replicated. But what is better than regular waffles? These Paleo pumpkin waffles that bring the flavor of fall into your kitchen whether it’s November or July. It all starts with the spice blend, ginger and cinnamon, with just a dash of nutmeg and cloves to round out the flavor. Then there’s the pumpkin puree, it adds moisture and sweetness, along with the perfect warm orange color. These waffles are fancy enough to serve to guests but easy enough to whip up for yourself. Try them once and you’ll find yourself reaching for the recipe again and again.
There is something so exciting about skewers and kabobs. It reminds me of being a kid at the county fair where everything was deep-fried and served on a stick! These Paleo spice beef skewers are a lot healthier than a corn dog on a stick. And they taste a lot better too. The spice mix is just right, not too spicy, not too bland. Unlike some recipes for grilled meat, which rely on BBQ sauce for flavor, these beef skewers are all about the meat! So skip the breading and reach for the grown up take on food on a stick, you won’t regret it.
One of the hardest things about going Paleo for me was giving up bread. But then I discovered all the different ways to make my favorite “bread”-based recipes…Paleo style. And so many of these recipes tasted EVEN BETTER than the originals.
So let me share one of my favorite Paleo recipes with you…Paleo sweet potato toasts! There are so many delicious toppings you can put on these toasts, and I’m going to share my favorites with you today.
Here are some Paleo Sweet Potato Toast Ideas
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First, I’ll give you the basic recipe for making Paleo sweet potato toasts…it’s pretty easy! (Just a quick note though – don’t slice the sweet potato slices too thin as they’ll curl up when baked. And you can use any type of sweet potato or yam.)
Who doesn’t love pasta? It’s basically the perfect meal. If you were worried that going grain-free would mean giving up your favorite comfort food meal, I’ve got some good news for you. There is Paleo-friendly pasta out there, and it tastes amazing! Skeptical? How about a plate of Paleo pork fettucine to change your mind? The ingredient list for this pasta dish would be at home on the menu of any Italian restaurant, with juicy pork tenderloin, garlic, olive oil, and a generous helping of fresh basil. With a few easy substitutions to replace the dairy and grains, this simple dish is impressive and tasty. So skip the grain and stay in for Italian tonight!
When that infamous craving for junk food hits you it can be a struggle to stay strong and stick with your healthier way of living. But what if there was a Paleo alternative for your old junk food favorite?
It’s completely ok to give in and indulge when it comes to these recipes! They look and taste just as good (or probably even better), and there’s no need to feel guilty for eating them.
For those of us who love that crispy crunch, I’ve included a whole section of paleo-friendly chips recipes. Everything from kale chips to pork rinds, to tortilla chips – which, by the way, taste amazing with your favorite dip.
If you’re looking for a little bit more than just a snack, try the chicken wings or Mexican tacos. I promise even your teenagers won’t realize this fast food is actually healthy…
Your sweet tooth can be tamed with some butter cookies, chocolate truffles, or tropical gummies. If it’s a hot day, you’ll be glad to know there are a couple of ice cream recipes on the list, too!
To make sure you’ll always steer away from the unhealthy options, here are my tips for making Paleo junk food alternatives:
Make some of these recipes ahead and store for those moments when the cravings attack you.
Even though these are made with healthy ingredients, try to practice portion control. We all know how easy it is to overeat ice cream!
Choose the ingredients wisely (for example, make sure your chocolate is at least 85%).
Try not to eat “junk food” every single day. Even the healthy options can become a bad habit if you consume them all the time.
When you tell your friends and family that you are Paleo, sometimes they think that you can’t eat anything but meat and raw veggie. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Sure, there are plenty of meat and veggie dishes but there are many treats as well. Just look at these Paleo red velvet cookies. They are a single serving sweet snack that will satisfy your chocolate craving without falling back on grains or refined sugars. These cookies even sneak in a surprise serving of vegetables! The beet in the dough adds color, flavor, and moisture. It’s the whole package!