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Paleo Açaí Bowl

Louise Hendon | June 15

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!

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Paleo Chicken Coleslaw Recipe

Louise Hendon | June 14

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!

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Paleo Chicken Fajitas with Chili Mayo Recipe

Louise Hendon | June 12

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.

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Roasted Paleo Lemon Chicken Recipe

Louise Hendon | June 12

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!

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Paleo Matcha Silver Dollars (Mini Pancakes) Recipe

Louise Hendon | June 12

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!

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Paleo Pumpkin Waffles Recipe

Louise Hendon | June 11

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.

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Paleo Spicy Beef Skewers Recipe

Louise Hendon | June 11

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.

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4 Absolutely Delicious Paleo Sweet Potato Toast Recipes

Louise Hendon | June 6

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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Additional Paleo Sweet Potato Toast Topping Ideas

Looking for even more Paleo sweet potato toast topping ideas? Check out this huge list here:

  • Beef teriyaki (surprised? sweet potato goes so well with this dish!)
  • Fried eggs or scrambled eggs with chopped herbs
  • Sliced apples dipped in lemon juice with a drizzle of honey
  • Chopped pecans with almond butter and maple syrup
  • Sliced apples dipped in ghee and sprinkled with cinnamon
  • Mashed avocado with mango salsa
  • Paleo nutella spread with crushed hazelnuts

Basic Paleo Sweet Potato Toast Recipe

Paleo Basic Sweet Potato Toast

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.)

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Paleo Basic Sweet Potato Toast

Basic Paleo Sweet Potato Toast Recipe


  • Author: Louise
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 toasts 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Description

A Paleo version of your favorite morning classic.


Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato, sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
  2. Place the sweet potato slices onto a parchment paper-lined baking tray.  (No oil needed.)
  3. Bake for approx. 25-30 minutes until softened.  Flip the toast over halfway through.
  4. Top with your favorite toppings.  

Notes

All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 toast
  • Calories: 19
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 0 g

Simple Poached Egg and Avocado on Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Poached Egg and Avocado Sweet Potato Toast

Who doesn’t love avocado toast? Just add a poached egg on top and you’ve made the perfect Paleo breakfast. It’s beautiful and tasty…just remember to take a pic for Instagram before you eat!

And if you haven’t poached an egg before, don’t worry, it’s pretty easy. Check out my detailed instructions here for fool-proof poached eggs every time. (Or if you have a sous vide, then you can make all sorts of eggs perfectly in the sous vide every single time.)

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Paleo Poached Egg and Avocado Sweet Potato Toast

Simple Paleo Poached Egg and Avocado Sweet Potato Toast Recipe


  • Author: Louise
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 toasts 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs (88 g)
  • 1/2 large avocado (100 g), skin removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) of lime juice (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 sweet potato toast slices
  • Chopped nuts and seeds and finely diced herbs, for topping

Instructions

  1. Smash the avocado well and mix in a dash of salt, pepper, and lime juice.
  2. Carefully divide the avocado mash between the 2 sweet potato toast slices.
  3. Poach the 2 eggs and place one on top of each slice of toast.
  4. Sprinkle with additional salt, pepper, and chopped nuts/seeds/herbs.

Notes

All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 toast
  • Calories: 162
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 7 g

Banana and Almond Butter Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Banana and Almond Butter Sweet Potato Toast

Who said toast had to be savory? This Paleo-friendly Banana and Almond Butter Sweet Potato Toast recipe will have you wishing this was your dessert every night.

We’ve replaced the traditional peanut butter with almond butter here to make the recipe Paleo-friendly.

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Paleo Banana and Almond Butter Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Banana and Almond Butter Sweet Potato Toast Recipe


  • Author: Louise
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 toast 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This sweet Paleo toast is a delightful way to start your day.


Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of almond butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1/2 banana (50 g), sliced
  • 1 sweet potato toast slice
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) of chopped nuts and seeds, for topping
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of honey, for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Carefully spread the almond butter on the sweet potato toast.
  2. Place the banana slices on top.
  3. Sprinkle with nuts/seeds and drizzle with honey.

Notes

All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 toast
  • Calories: 194
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 3 g

Sweet Potato Pizza Toast

Paleo Sweet Potato Pizza Toast

Oh, this sweet potato toast recipe is definitely a keeper! You’ll get the flavors of pizza with these very Paleo toppings: dairy-free cashew cheese and Paleo pizza sauce.

And the sweet potato toast adds a light crunch as well as a sweet aftertaste.

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Paleo Sweet Potato Pizza Toast Recipe


  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main, Snack
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Sweet potato crust and cashew cheese? Yes please!


Ingredients

For the sweet potato toast –

  • 2 small sweet potatoes, ends removed and sliced lengthwise into ¼-inch (0.65 cm) thick slices
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) of avocado oil, divided (plus additional for the baking tray)
  • Salt, to taste

For the Paleo pizza –


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
  2. To make the sweet potato toast, sprinkle the toast with salt and place on a greased rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping in the middle. (Alternatively, toast the slices without the avocado oil in a toaster on high for 5 minutes per slice.)
  4. Spread Paleo pizza sauce and then cashew cheese on top of each slice.

Notes

All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 220
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 4 g

Avocado Sweet Potato Toast

Paleo Avocado Sweet Potato Toast Recipe #paleo https://paleoflourish.com/paleo-avocado-sweet-potato-toast-recipe

Avocadoes on toast has become a favorite breakfast go-to. So I’ve made it Paleo-style with a twist. And it just may taste even better than the original.

Adding some of our Paleo pizza sauce to the avocado takes it from been-there, done-that to new and interesting.

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Paleo Avocado Sweet Potato Toast Recipe


  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Love this Paleo avocado sweet potato toast recipe!


Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, ends removed and sliced lengthwise into ¼-inch (0.65 cm) thick slices
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 large avocados, mashed
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) Paleo pizza sauce or tomato sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
  2. To make the sweet potato toast, sprinkle the toast with salt and place on a greased rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping in the middle. (Alternatively, toast the slices without the avocado oil in a toaster on high for 5 minutes per slice.)
  4. Spread mashed avocado on each slice and top with a dash of pizza sauce.

Notes

All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 223
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Protein: 3 g

Paleo Pork Fettucine Recipe

Louise Hendon | May 31

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!

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36 Paleo Junk Food Alternatives (No Guilt Involved)

Louise Hendon | May 30

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.

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Paleo Red Velvet Cookies

Louise Hendon | May 28

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!

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