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Paleo Korean-Style Beef and Noodles Recipe

Louise | May 3

My Paleo Korean-Style Beef and Noodles Recipe is a delicious spin on a traditional dish, and it’s made using easy-to-find ingredients that are readily available in stores or online.

And it’s ready in about 30 minutes and even less if you purchase the butternut squash already made into noodles or if you make the noodles in advance.

Even better is that the recipe is completely Paleo so you don’t have to worry about iffy ingredients that are usually found in takeout.

And the best part is that this is a recipe that your entire family will love!

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Paleo Instant Pot “Rice” Pudding Recipe

Louise | April 29

My creamy Paleo Instant Pot “Rice” Pudding gives you all of the flavor of traditional rice pudding but is completely Paleo.

That means that my version is completely dairy-free and doesn’t include white rice. But it is just as delicious as the rice pudding you know and love.

And if you’ve never had rice pudding before, you are in for a taste treat for a slightly sweet and creamy dessert that you and your entire family will love.

Oh, and even though rice pudding is typically considered a dessert, I love to enjoy it cold for breakfast.

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Paleo Greek Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Louise | February 12

My low carb Paleo Greek Breakfast Casserole Recipe is delicious and it will keep you satisfied all morning long.

And it’s delicious for lunch or dinner. Just add an easy Paleo side dish and you’ll have a complete meal that your family is sure to love!

But if you want a more traditional Greek-inspired dinner recipe, then be sure to check out this Keto Greek Chicken Skillet that will satisfy your taste buds without a lot of carbs.

Recipe Substitutions and Modifications

My Paleo Greek Breakfast Casserole Recipe tastes absolutely delicious as is.

But I know that you might not have all of the ingredients easily available to you. Or you might not like a few ingredients, and that’s okay!

Here are several modifications and substitutions that you can make, and the recipe will still turn out delicious.

  • Ground turkey and ground chicken taste amazing in the recipe, but ground pork or ground beef taste great, too.
  • Leftover shredded turkey or chicken would be delicious as well.
  • And if you want to skip meat entirely, just leave it out and add a couple of extra eggs.
  • While red bell peppers give the dish a beautiful color, and bell pepper would work just as well.
  • But if you aren’t a fan of bell peppers, you can simply omit them and add another vegetable that you prefer. Sliced zucchini would be a great replacement for bell peppers.
  • Pitted green olives can be used instead of kalamata. Just be sure to be careful about how much salt you add to the recipe since green olives are a bit more salty than kalamata.
  • Grape tomatoes are a great substitute for cherry tomatoes, and chopped whole tomatoes work well, too.
  • And this recipe easily doubles if you want to feed your entire family or have leftovers that will last for several days.

Other Paleo Casserole Recipes To Try

And if my Paleo Greek Breakfast Casserole Recipes made you hungry for even more Paleo casserole recipes, then you are in luck!

Here are a few of my favorite Paleo casserole recipes that I know you’ll love as much as I do.

And if you want even more recipes, then check out my 29 Delicious Paleo Dinner Casserole Recipes that your entire family will enjoy.

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Paleo Greek Breakfast Casserole Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast


Fluffy, golden egg casserole filled with veggies, ground turkey, and Greek seasonings.


  • Olive oil, for cooking
  • 1/2 lb (225 g) ground turkey or ground chicken
  • 1 medium red bell pepper (120 g), diced
  • 1/2 medium onion (55 g), diced
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup (90 g) pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup (90 g) halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon (3 g) chopped fresh dill or parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) dried oregano
  • 2 cups (60 g) spinach
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (60 ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C). Grease a casserole dish with olive oil and set aside.
  2. Heat a drizzle of olive in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground turkey to the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes until browned.
  3. Add the pepper, onion, and garlic to the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the olives, cherry tomatoes, fresh dill, cumin, and oregano to the skillet and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Add the spinach to the skillet and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Remove the skillet from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  6. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk to combine the eggs and almond milk.
  7. Add the cooled turkey mixture to the eggs and stir to combine. Pour the egg mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
  8. Place the casserole dish in the oven and bake for 25 to 35 minutes until the eggs are set. Remove the casserole dish from the oven and serve warm or cold.


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

Net Carbs per serving: 6 g


  • Calories: 407
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 36 g

Paleo Champagne Celebration Cupcakes

Louise | December 16

These Paleo Champagne Celebration Cupcakes are an indulgent dessert whenever you want to treat yourself to something a little special.

And don’t worry, I’ve included two non-alcohol modifications, and they are still just as delicious.

But if you want a hint about one of the modifications, just leave out the alcohol for a scrumptious vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting.

Recipe Modifications and Cooking Tips

These Paleo Champagne Celebration Cupcakes are delicious as-is, but here are a few recipe modifications to accommodate your taste preferences as well as the ingredients that you might have in your refrigerator or pantry.

  • Be sure to sift your almond flour, coconut flour, and coconut sugar to avoid lumps in the cupcake batter.
  • Melt your coconut oil a bit in advance to allow it plenty of time to cool to room temperature. If the coconut oil is too hot, it will cook the eggs when added to the batter.
  • Speaking of coconut oil, I highly recommend using refined coconut oil in this recipe, which has a mild coconut flavor. Unrefined (also known as virgin) coconut oil has a stronger coconut flavor that can overwhelm the cupcakes and frosting.
  • You can use non-alcohol champagne or prosecco in the cupcake and frosting, if you prefer. However, you can omit it completely for a vanilla cupcake and frosting.
  • You can use pink champagne or prosecco (alcohol or non-alcohol) for a slightly pink cupcake and frosting.
  • Of course, you can skip my champagne frosting and use any frosting that you prefer.
  • And if you want the sugar in the frosting to be completely Paleo, you can easily make your own powdered sugar.

    Simply place 1 ½ cups (360 g) coconut sugar and 1 Tablespoon tapioca flour (8 g) in a food processor or blender and pulse until it forms a powder.

    Store any unused powdered coconut sugar in an airtight container at room temperature.

    The frosting will not be completely white when you make your own powdered sugar from coconut sugar, but it’ll still be just as delicious.

And if you want even more Paleo cake recipes, then be sure to check out these Paleo Cakes That Astound recipes.


Paleo Champagne Celebration Cupcakes

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x


Delicious cupcakes with a fluffy frosting that has a hint of champagne flavor, these celebration cupcakes are perfect for a special occasion or anytime you want to treat yourself. And there are non-alcoholic modifications as well.


For the cupcakes:

  • 1 cup (120 g) almond flour
  • 1/2 cup (56 g) coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup (120 g) coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 g) baking soda
  • 2 large eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) champagne or prosecco (optional – *see notes)

For the champagne frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) coconut oil, slightly warm but not hot
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 to 1 ½  cups (120 to 180 g) powdered sugar (** see notes)
  • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) champagne or prosecco (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C). Line a 12-cup cupcake pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk to combine the almond flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. Add the whisked eggs, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract to the bowl and mix until completely incorporated. Add the optional champagne or prosecco and stir until combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared cupcake pan until each cup is about 2/3 full.
  4. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes until the cupcakes are golden and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  5. Remove the pan from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, make the frosting by adding warm coconut oil and vanilla to a mixing bowl. Use a hand or stand mixer to beat until creamy.
  7. Add the powdered sugar, about 1/4 cup (30 g) at a time, beating in between each addition until the frosting reaches your desired consistency.
  8. Add the optional champagne or prosecco and beat until fully incorporated. If needed, add additional powdered sugar, about 1 to 2 Tablespoons (7 to 15 g) if the frosting is too runny.
  9. Fill a piping bag with the frosting and pipe it onto the cupcakes.
  10. Place the cupcakes in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the frosting to set. When ready to enjoy, let the cupcakes sit at room temperature 2 to 3 minutes before serving.
  11. Store any leftover cupcakes in the refrigerator.


*Sparkling white grape juice can be used for an alcoholic-free version with less of a champagne flavor. However, champagne or prosecco can be omitted to make a vanilla cupcake.

**See post to find out how to make Paleo powdered sugar.

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

Net Carbs per serving: 15 g


  • Serving Size: 1 cupcake with frosting
  • Calories: 284
  • Sugar: 17 g
  • Fat: 21 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 4 g

Review of CoBionic Foundation Prebiotic Fiber

Becky | November 16

Have you been dealing with various health issues, like bloating, leaky gut, dull skin, fatigue, and even brain fog?

If any of these ring a bell, you should consider adding CoBionic Foundation Prebiotic Fiber in your diet.

So, what exactly is Foundation, and how could it help with all of these issues? Let me explain…

What is Foundation? Who’s behind CoBionic?

CoBionic Foundation is the world’s first full-spectrum prebiotic superfood blend. That means it’s a complex and comprehensive blend of all the different prebiotic fibers and resistant starch designed to feed your good gut bacteria.*

In other words, Foundation serves as food for probiotics. If you’re taking a probiotic supplement without adding prebiotics, there’s a good chance all those micro-organisms are just going to starve to death.*

So why can’t we just eat fibrous vegetables to get the prebiotics we need? Truth is, it’s actually very hard to eat enough fibrous foods to feed the trillions of good microbes in your gut. And unless you’re a fan of peeling, chopping, and preparing, it’s quite the task, too.

Here’s where CoBionic Foundation makes things super easy. Just add a scoop of the white, berry-flavored powder in your smoothie, tea, water, or anything else, and you’re good for the day.

CoBionic was founded by Louise and Jeremy Hendon, and as you may already know they take nutrition and gut health seriously. CoBionic Foundation is 100% natural, made without fillers or artificial ingredients.

Foundation is also gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, paleo and keto friendly, and vegan. It dissolves easily in any liquid, without lumps or chalky aftertaste.

Can anyone enjoy Foundation?

Generally, yes. We all need to support our good gut bacteria, and Foundation is made of all-natural ingredients.* As with any supplement, children, pregnant or nursing women, and people with medical conditions should check things with their physician before starting a new supplement.*

My kids love Foundation – they think it tastes like a strawberry milkshake!

Is Foundation FDA approved?

CoBionic Foundation has not been inspected by the FDA. It is not used to treat any medical conditions, and only drugs used to treat medical conditions would need to be FDA approved.

Foundation is manufactured in the United States, at a facility that has been certified to meet the highest quality cGMP standards.

Can I use Foundation as a meal replacement? Will it help me lose weight?

Sorry – Foundation is not designed to be a meal replacement. And honestly, you should aim to get your daily calories by eating real foods. 🙂

However, if you are trying to lose weight, Foundation can be helpful! A healthy, balanced gut is one of the key elements for successful weight loss. Adding prebiotic fiber in your diet can help you feel fuller and curb cravings.

To be more specific, this is what Foundation can do to support your weight loss journey:

  • Balance your gut microbiome – a healthy gut plays an important role in prevention and treatment of obesity [1]
  • Increase fullness – adding prebiotic fiber in your diet can help enhance satiety [2]
  • Reduce inflammation – if you’re suffering from chronic inflammation, losing weight can be harder for you. Prebiotics support more protective intestinal bacteria [3]

When, and how should I take Foundation?

This is completely up to you!

Some people like to add a scoop of Foundation in their morning smoothie every day. Others prefer making an afternoon shake with Foundation and water or almond milk every other day.

Sometimes I mix a scoop of Foundation in coconut yogurt – you could even sprinkle it on top of your breakfast granola.

Experimenting with different recipes and amounts is how you find your perfect balance!

What exactly is in Foundation?

I’m glad you asked! This is one of my favorite parts to talk about. Foundation doesn’t contain any fillers or artificial junk – just 100% natural ingredients that help your good gut bacteria thrive.

Here are the ingredients:

Comprehensive Prebiotic Blend:

  • Inulin (DP ≥ 23) (from Chicory Root)
  • Acacia Gum
  • Psyllium Seed Husk Powder
  • Green Banana Flour
  • Glucomannan (from Konjac Root)
  • Artichoke Leaf Extract — 11280 mg

Anti-Inflammatory Blend:

  • Fermented L-Glutamine
  • Monk Fruit Extract
  • Beet Root Powder — 840 mg

Other ingredients:

  • Natural Flavor
  • Citric Acid

What do all these ingredients do? What are the benefits?

There are tons of studies on the benefits of all of these ingredients that you can find by doing a quick search online. But here’s a recap of some of the most important things.

High-DP Inulin:

Inulin is extracted from the chicory root. It’s a soluble fiber, and according to studies it is one of the best prebiotic fibers to support beneficial gut bacteria, but ONLY if the “Degree of Polymerization” is high.

Acacia Gum:

Acacia Gum Fiber (or gum arabic, or Senegal gum, as it’s also known) is a natural gum consisting of the hardened sap of the acacia tree. Studies have found women taking it experienced “significant reduction in BMI and body fat percentage.”

Psyllium Seed Husk Powder:

Psyllium Seed Husk Powder helps feed your gut microbiome, but the fiber found in the powder also soaks up water in your gut and promotes regularity, which makes this powder great for improving overall gut health.

Green Banana Flour:

Green Banana Flour is – just as you’d expect, a natural flour made from dwarf green bananas. These bananas are extremely rich in resistant starch and fiber. According to studies, green banana flour helps fight intestinal inflammation and also is an important ingredient when it comes to feeding a wider range of microbiota.


Glucomannan is made from the roots of the Konjac plant, and it’s originally from Southeast Asia. Besides increasing satiety, studies have shown that glucomannan can improve carbohydrate metabolism, promote a healthy colon, and even lower cholesterol.

Artichoke Leaf Extract:

Artichokes have been known and used for their potential medicinal properties for hundreds of years. Artichoke leaf extract has been shown to increase bile production, lower cholesterol and improve symptoms of IBS.

Fermented L-Glutamine:

L-Glutamine is a vital amino acid that heals all tissue in the body. It has been used to help people lose weight, burn fat, and generally improve their overall health. L-Glutamine can help heal leaky gut by rebuilding the intestinal walls.

Does Foundation come in different flavors?

Sorry, no. Currently Foundation is only available in the mixed-berry flavor, but I can tell you it tastes delicious! I’ve used it for a long time, and I still look forward to drinking it every day!

How much does CoBionic Foundation Prebiotic Fiber cost? Can I get it in my local store?

Foundation is not in stores (yet), but you can purchase it from Amazon, or directly from the CoBionic website shop.

You’ll get 25% off the list price when you order from their shop, and if you decide to get the subscription you’ll save over 33% more!

CoBionic offers free shipping on all US orders. If you’re outside of the US, I recommend checking Amazon (the US version). They are shipping CoBionic products to many international locations for a smaller shipping + customs fee.

But is CoBionic Foundation worth the money?

Based on my experience, absolutely yes. Adding Foundation Prebiotic Fiber in my diet has made a huge difference for me. I feel that my gut is much more balanced, my digestive issues are history, and overall I just feel more energetic and healthy.

But don’t just trust me! Here’s what other people have said about Foundation:


Just try it!

I run across a lot of different pills and powders as a health coach but I don’t give them much thought. However, CoBionic is a household staple for us. It is not only delicious but amazing for my family’s gut.

Knowing that our gut health is connected to our brains  and moods is enough reason right there to consume it everyday. It isn’t just a “health supplement”.

Keeping our bodies on the up and up gives our home peace, my children focus in school and Ken and I energy to keep working and be present parents.

Jeremy and Louise have done the hard work so that we can enjoy the benefits of quality ingredients that are safe to consume every day.

Common Questions

Are there probiotics in Foundation?

No, Foundation Prebiotic Fiber doesn’t contain any probiotics. Instead, Foundation is designed to help your probiotics work even better. Foundation contains prebiotic fiber – this is what your gut’s good bacteria need to survive and flourish.

I highly recommend taking probiotics, but the problem is those probiotics won’t keep surviving if you don’t feed them with a comprehensive range of prebiotic fibers (and that’s what Foundation provides).

Is Foundation vegan / dairy-free?

Yes, Foundation Prebiotic Fiber is completely vegan and does not include gluten, dairy, soy, added fillers or artificial colors.

How many servings in a bottle?

This actually depends on how much you take every day. CoBionic lists 20 servings (scoops) per bottle, but some people take just 1/2 a scoop per day, while others take 2-3 scoops per day.

How do I store Foundation?

Close the lid tightly, and keep the container in a cool and dry place. Refrigeration is not needed.

Becky Williams is a Certified Health Coach from the Health Coach Institute, and a Certified Ketogenic Living Coach.

Becky loves helping people feel and look amazing, and she uses a whole foods approach to help her clients reach their goals.

She has helped thousands of people lose weight and heal themselves from the inside out.

And as a mother, she wants to make sure her children also learn the fundamentals of healthy eating.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Paleo Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Louise | November 13

My Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake is a delicious but not overly sweet cake that tastes like autumn but can be enjoyed any time of year.

The biggest misconception about coffee cake is that it contains coffee as an ingredient.

However, I’m here to dispel this myth and tell you that most coffee cake recipes don’t contain any coffee.

Actually, coffee cake gets its name because it is intended to be enjoyed with coffee. So, anytime you drink coffee, you can eat coffee cake.

Of course, you don’t need to be a coffee drinker to enjoy coffee cake. It is delicious on it’s own for a tasty snack or not-too-sweet dessert.

And it’s also delicious for breakfast! Even better, your non-Paleo friends will love it as well.

How I Made This Recipe Paleo

The most noticeable difference between my Paleo Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake and traditional coffee cake recipes is that I do not use wheat flour.

Instead, I use a blend of almond flour and coconut flour.

Almond flour has become one of the most popular grain-free flours in Paleo baking. And unlike wheat flour, it’s completely gluten-free.

Almond flour is typically used in cakes and muffins because of its light texture when baked.

However, not all almond flour is created equally.

Be sure to buy finely ground almond flour for this recipe. Almond meal is much more coarse and will not result in a light coffee cake.

However, for the crumb topping, you can use finely ground almonds or almond meal since the crumb texture is naturally dense.

In addition to almond flour, I also used coconut flour in the recipe.

Coconut flour is simply coconut meat that has been dried and ground into a flour. And just like almond flour, coconut flour is naturally grain-free and gluten-free as well.

Coconut flour is quite high in protein, which makes it highly absorbent of liquid. So, any recipe that uses coconut flour likely uses a lot of wet ingredients as well.

Coconut flour works best when it’s used with another flour as well for the best baking and flavor outcomes, which is why I used it with almond flour.

Coconut sugar is used as a replacement for traditional refined cane sugar.

Coconut sugar is made from the sap of coconut palm trees that is boiled down into a sugar. It has more nutrients than traditional cane sugar and has a taste similar to light brown sugar.

However, even though coconut sugar is better for you than cane sugar, it is still sugar. So, if you are on a sugar-free diet, coconut sugar should be avoided.

Applesauce is used to add moisture to the recipe due to the highly absorbent coconut flour. It also adds a slight apple flavor to the coffee cake as well.

However, I suggest using unsweetened applesauce to keep the coffee cake from being overly sweet.

Unsweetened almond milk is used instead of traditional dairy milk. However, unsweetened coconut milk, cashew milk, and many other non-soy plant-based milks work just as well.

Lastly, coconut oil is used as a non-dairy replacement for butter in this recipe. However, I suggest that you use refined coconut oil, which has a much more neutral flavor as compared to unrefined (or virgin) coconut oil.

And if you can’t get enough cake, here are 20 Indulgent Paleo Chocolate Cake Recipes that are sure to please your family and friends.

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Paleo Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16 squares 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: American


Moist paleo apple cinnamon coffee cake topped with cinnamon apples and a crumb topping. Full of fall flavors and a perfect afternoon snack!


For the cinnamon apples:

  • 3/4 cup (90 g) diced apple (about medium 1 apple)
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) cinnamon powder

For the cake:

  • 2 cups (240 g) almond flour
  • 1/4 cup (28 g) coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup (80 g) coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 g) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 g) salt
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 Tablespoons (60 ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) melted coconut oil

For the crumb topping:

  • 4 Tablespoons (30 g) almond flour (or almond meal)
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 g) coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoon (10 ml) melted coconut oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (177 C). Line an 8-inch x 8-inch (20 cm x 20 cm) square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the diced apple and toss with 1 teaspoon (2 g) cinnamon powder. Set aside until ready to use.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk to combine the almond flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. One ingredient at a time, use a rubber spatula to fold in the applesauce, melted coconut oil, and then the almond milk until completely combined and the cake batter is smooth.
  5. In a small bowl, mix to combine the crumb topping ingredients until a fine crumb forms.
  6. Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking pan and use a rubber spatula to evenly spread the batter in the pan. Evenly scatter the prepared cinnamon apples over the batter and sprinkle the crumb topping over the apples.
  7. Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for 25 to 35 minutes until completely baked and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove the coffee cake from the oven and let cool completely in the baking pan before cutting and serving.


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

Net Carbs per serving: 10 g


  • Serving Size: 1 square
  • Calories: 161
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 3 g

Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Louise | November 9

When I stopped eating dairy due to health issues, I thought I would never have some of my favorite foods again, including cheesecake.

And thankfully, I was wrong.

My Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are a creamy, luscious dessert that tastes just like traditional cheesecake but without all of the dairy.

But no one will ever know it’s dairy-free.

And it’s perfect for the holidays as a non-traditional dessert but with all of the traditional holiday flavor you love each year.

And the best part of the recipe, it’s completely no-bake. So, if you don’t fancy yourself much of a baker, this is the perfect recipe for you.

Actually, the best part of this recipe is its taste. But how easy it is to make is pretty great, too!

How I Made This Recipe Dairy-Free

The most obvious difference between this recipe and traditional cheesecake recipe is that there is no actual cream cheese in it, which is the primary ingredient in cheesecake.

So, to replace the cream cheese, I used raw cashews instead.

Cashew cheese has been a popular plant-based cheese substitute for quite awhile in the vegan community before it started to become favored in the Paleo community.

The key to creamy cashew cheese is to use raw cashews and to soak them in filtered water.

To soak the cashews, you have two options and both work really well.

First, you can put the cashews in a bowl of filtered water, cover with a towel and let them sit at room temperature overnight.

Second, you can put the raw cashews in boiling hot water, cover and let sit for 2 hours. Please know the cashews don’t need to boil for 2 hours. Just carefully pour the boiling water into a heat-proof bowl with the cashews, cover and let sit on the counter for 2 hours.

The cashews aren’t the only reason this recipe is dairy-free. I also used coconut cream as a milk replacement.

Just buy a couple cans of full-fat (not light or reduced fat) cans of unsweetened coconut milk. Put it in the refrigerator for a few hours and so the coconut cream and coconut water separates. After you open the can, you can pour off the water and use the solid part, which is the coconut cream.

And don’t throw away the coconut water! You can drink it for its many health benefits or use it to make smoothies.

Other Paleo Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes

And if you can’t get enough of Paleo cheesecake recipes, here 28 Sweet Paleo Cheesecake Recipes for you to enjoy.

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Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes (plus soaking time)
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 9 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert


Creamy, pumpkin cheesecake with a date and nut base and an almond butter caramel drizzle.


For the base:

  • 1 cup (140 g) raw mixed nuts (pecans and walnuts work well)
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) almond flour
  • 5 pitted medjool dates (4 oz or 120 g)
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 g) salt
  • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) melted coconut oil

For the cheesecake:

  • 2 cups (300 g) raw cashews
  • 1 cup (240 ml) coconut cream (from the top of 2 refrigerated cans of coconut milk)
  • 3/4 cup (170 g) pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon (0.5 g) ground ginger

For the almond butter caramel drizzle:

  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) smooth almond butter
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons (15 to 30 ml) maple syrup, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) melted coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) water (if needed)

To serve:

  • Whole pecans, for garnish (optional)


  1. Soak the cashews overnight in filtered room temperature water. (Alternatively, boil a pot of water and add the cashews. Remove from the heat, cover, and soak for 2 hours.) Drain well before using.
  2. When ready to prepare, line an 8-inch x 8-inch (20 cm x 20 cm) with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. To make the crust, place the mixed nuts, almond flour, dates, cinnamon and salt in a food processor and pulse until the nuts are finely chopped. Add the coconut oil and pulse again until a crumbly dough forms.
  4. Firmly press the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan, making sure the dough reaches the corners of the pan. Place the pan in the freezer until ready to use.
  5. Add the cheesecake ingredients to the food processor and blend until very smooth, around 2 minutes.
  6. Remove the crust from the freezer and evenly pour the cheesecake filling in the pan, using a spoon to smooth the top of the cheesecake. Return the pan to the freezer to set for at least 3 hours or preferably overnight. (If freezing overnight, let the cheesecake thaw at room temperature for about 3 hours before serving.)
  7. When ready to serve, make the caramel sauce by whisking the almond butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil until combined. If using thick almond butter, add 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of water to help thin the sauce.
  8. To serve, remove the cheesecake from the pan. Drizzle with the caramel sauce and garnish with the whole pecans, if using, before cutting into squares and serving.
  9. Store the leftover cheesecake in the refrigerator for 1 day or the freezer for about 1 week.


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

Net Carbs per serving: 26 g


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 471
  • Sugar: 17 g
  • Fat: 38 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 10 g

Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

Louise | September 15

I love easy breakfast recipes, and you cannot get much easier than my Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole recipe.

And I made this recipe even easier to prepare with my modifications and cooking tips that I’ve listed below.

And did I mention that it makes a wonderful brunch recipe as well?

Recipe Modifications and Cooking Tips

This Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole tastes great as is. However, I have listed a few recipe modifications to suit your tastes as well as to help accommodate the ingredients you might have on hand.

  • You can assemble the casserole the night before and stick it in the refrigerator. When you are ready to cook, just take out the casserole from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature while the oven is preheating.
  • While this recipe tastes amazing when it’s fresh out of the oven, it also tastes great cold.
  • You can use a box grater to grate the sweet potatoes, but a food processor is much easier and faster to use.
  • You can use any type of apple that you prefer. I like to use tart apples in this recipe to balance the sweetness of the sweet potatoes, but any apple you use will be delicious.
  • Fresh (not canned) pumpkin can be used instead of sweet potatoes for a truly autumn-flavored casserole. However, pumpkin isn’t as sweet as sweet potatoes. So, you might need to add a bit of coconut sugar to suit your tastes.
  • Butternut squash can be used instead of sweet potatoes as well. Just like pumpkin, butternut squash isn’t as sweet as sweet potatoes, and a bit of extra coconut sugar might be needed.
  • Unsweetened coconut milk can be used instead of almond milk.
  • You can substitute any chopped nut that you prefer instead of pecans, or you can omit them completely.
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut is also a great topping to use instead of pecans.
  • Chopped pitted dates or sultanas can be used instead of raisins. Dried unsweetened cranberries are also a delicious substitute for raisins.

Other Paleo Breakfast Casserole Recipes

And if you are hungry for more Paleo breakfast recipes, then click this link for 25 Savory Paleo Breakfast Recipes To Leave You Full for Longer.

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Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) coconut oil, to cook with
  • 2 small or medium sweet potatoes (9 oz or 260 g to 11 oz or 300 g), peeled and grated
  • 1 large apple (8 oz or 242 g), peeled and grated or thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons (4 g) cinnamon powder
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla
  • 1/3 cup (53 g) raisins
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 g) coconut sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (177 C).
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add the grated sweet potato to the skillet and saute for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the grated apple and cinnamon to the skillet and saute for about 5 minutes until the sweet potato is softened. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk to combine the eggs, almond milk and vanilla. Add the raisins and stir to combine.
  5. Pour the egg mixture into the cooled sweet potato mixture and stir well to completely combine. (If you are not using an oven-safe skillet, pour the mixture into a well greased casserole dish.)
  6. Press down slightly on the mixture in the skillet and evenly sprinkle with the chopped pecans and optional coconut sugar, if desired.
  7. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 15 minutes until the eggs are set. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  8. You can serve the breakfast casserole by itself or with some dairy-free coconut yogurt.


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

Net Carbs per serving: 27 g


  • Serving Size: ¼ recipe
  • Calories: 293
  • Sugar: 15 g
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 6 g

Paleo Picadillo

Louise | August 19

This Paleo Picadillo recipe is an easy one-pan meal that is full of Cuban-inspired flavor.

Juicy raisins, zesty olives, tomato and beef are simmered together for a quick weeknight dinner that tastes like you spent hours cooking.

And don’t forget to cook a batch of cauliflower “rice” to enjoy with it!

Recipe Modifications and Substitutions

  • You can use any ground meat that you have in your refrigerator or freezer instead of ground beef. Ground pork is a great substitute for ground beef!
  • You can use chicken broth or vegetable broth instead of beef broth.
  • Be sure to use tomato sauce and not pasta (or spaghetti) sauce. You can usually find tomato sauce in grocery stores on the shelves with diced tomatoes, tomato paste, stewed tomatoes, etc.
  • You can use 1 cup (240 ml) of canned tomato puree instead of tomato sauce. Just make sure that there isn’t any added sugar in the tomato puree.
  • However, you can also use 1/2 cup (120 ml) of tomato paste blended with 1/2 cup (120 ml) of water as well. This is in addition to the 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of tomato paste that is used in the recipe to sauté with the ground beef and ground cumin.
  • If you don’t have any raisins in your pantry, you can substitute them with dried currants or chopped pitted dates to give you the hint of sweetness that is unique to Cuban picadillo recipes.
  • Of course, you can omit the raisins if you want a lower carb dish or if you just don’t care for raisins. However, they bring a bit of sweetness to the dish that helps balance the saltiness from the olives.
  • If you like spicy food, feel free to add a bit of red pepper flakes or hot sauce to the recipe.

Other Paleo Ground Beef Recipes

If you want an American-version of picadillo, then you should try my Super Easy Paleo Sloppy Joes Recipe. And don’t forget to make some gluten-free rolls to enjoy with the sloppy joes!

My Paleo Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls is another easy one-pan dinner that gives you all of the taste without all of the hassle of traditional cabbage rolls.

And if you want another one-pan dinner that is full of flavor, then try my Paleo Mexican Tacos that you can enjoy wrapped in a lettuce “shell” or topped on shredded lettuce as a taco salad.

If you love leftovers or are cooking for a lot of people, then my Paleo Lasagna Recipe with Eggplants is definitely for you.

My Paleo Meatloaf with Mushrooms and my Paleo Meat Lover’s Quiche Recipe are also great recipes if you love leftovers.

And if you missed loaded fries, then you have to make my Paleo Chili and Guacamole Topped Parsnip Fries Recipe as soon as possible.

Of course, no list of ground beef recipes would be complete without a burger recipe, and this Keto Umami Burger Recipe is one of my favorite burgers of all time.

And if you are hungry for even more Paleo ground beef recipes, be sure to check out these 22 finger-lickin’ good Paleo burger recipes.

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Paleo Picadillo

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


  • Olive oil, for cooking
  • 1 red pepper (4 oz or 120 g), diced
  • 1 white onion (4 oz or 110 g), diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1lb (450 g) ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) ground cumin
  • 1 cup (240 ml) tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) beef broth
  • 1/2 cup (90 g) pitted green olives
  • 1/4 cup (40 g) raisins
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the bell pepper, onion, and garlic to the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook for 5 to 8 minutes, using a wooden spoon to break into small pieces.
  3. Add the tomato paste and ground cumin to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes, until the beef is slightly caramelized.
  4. Add the tomato sauce, beef broth, green olives, and raisins to the skillet. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until the sauce has thickened. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Serve the picadillo by itself or with your favorite Paleo side dish.


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

Net Carbs per serving: 18 g


  • Serving Size: ¼ recipe
  • Calories: 412
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fiber: 4 g

Paleo Caramelized Onion Quiche

Louise | July 18

No one will know it’s Paleo when you serve this delicious quiche to your family and friends. It has rich caramelized onions with a slightly nutty crust that makes this a truly delicious recipe.

Even better, it can be served at breakfast or lunch. Pair it with a side salad, and you have a filling dinner as well.

I like to enjoy it as leftovers straight out of the refrigerator the next day, but it reheats beautifully for those who prefer warm leftovers.

Recipe Baking Tips

If you’ve never made a quiche (or pie) crust, don’t worry! I’m going to give you a few tips to help make this recipe even easier.

And if you’ve only made traditional quiche (or pie) crusts, you might be interested in these tips as well since gluten-free baking is a bit different than traditional baking.

  • Measuring the flours by weight gives more accurate results than by measuring with cups and tablespoons.
  • Make sure that the ghee (or coconut oil) are room temperature before adding them to the flours.
  • It’s easier to combine the crust ingredients with a food processor, but you can do it with your hands, if needed. Just be sure to work quickly since the heat from your hands will start to melt the ghee (or coconut oil).
  • It is essential that you chill the dough before placing it in the quiche pan (or pie plate).
  • After you bake the quiche crust, you can cover and refrigerate it overnight and cook the rest of the quiche the next day. Just be sure that the crust and quiche pan (or pie plate) are room temperature before placing in the oven.
  • You can also make the caramelized onions the day before and finish baking the next day as well. Just refrigerate the onions separately from the crust. If you add the onions to the crust before you refrigerate them, the crust will get a soggy bottom.
  • Be sure the caramelized onions are completely cooled before adding them to the egg mixture. If they are still hot, they could cause the eggs to scramble when combined.
  • You can sometimes find canned unsweetened coconut cream in stores or online.
  • Be sure that you use unflavored and unsweetened almond milk (or coconut milk) in the quiche.
  • The nutmeg can be omitted from the quiche if you don’t have any in your pantry, but it gives it a nice rich flavor.
  • Your quiche should be firm but the eggs should give a little when you press down on it once it’s cooked. If it is still liquidy in the middle, then it isn’t completely cooked.
  • Be sure to let the quiche rest for at least 15 minutes before cutting.

Other Paleo Quiche Recipes To Try

And if you want even more Paleo quiche recipes, here are just a few more to tempt your tastebuds.

My Paleo Olive Avocado Quiche is perfect for breakfast or lunch and is delicious as leftovers the next day.

And if you love a hearty breakfast that will keep you full all morning, then be sure to try my Paleo Meat Lover’s Quiche Recipe.

But if you prefer a meat-free breakfast option, then my Paleo Vegetable Quiche Recipe is perfect for you.

My Ham and Spinach Mini Quiches are perfect for those who like quick grab-and-go breakfast options.

And if you want even more recipes, then be sure to check out these 28 satisfying Paleo quiche recipes.

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Paleo Caramelized Onion Quiche

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: French



  • 1 cup (120 g) almond flour
  • 2/3 cup (80 g) tapioca flour
  • 4 Tablespoons (28 g) coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 g) salt
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) ghee or coconut oil, room temperature
  • 1 egg, room temperature


  • 2 medium red onions (8 oz or 220 g), thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) ghee or coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) balsamic vinegar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ? cups (315 ml) coconut cream (from the tops of 3 refrigerated cans of unsweetened coconut milk)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk (from a carton)
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) salt
  • 1 teaspoon (1 g) pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons (16 g) nutritional yeast, divided


Crust Instructions:

  1. Pulse the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, salt, and ghee (or coconut oil) in a food processor until fine crumb forms. (Alternatively, rub the flours and ghee with your hands to form a fine crumb.)
  2. Add the egg to the flour mixture and pulse (or mix with your hands) until the dough just comes together.
  3. Wrap the ball of dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes or until you are ready to cook the crust.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 F (177 C).
  5. Roll out the dough between two sheets of plastic wrap or parchment paper until about 1/2-inch (1.25 cm) thick. The dough will be a bit crumbly.
  6. Carefully lay the dough into a 9-inch (23 cm) quiche pan (or pie pan) and press in with your fingers. Press together any breaks or cracks in the dough. Prick the base with a fork about 5 or 6 times.
  7. Place the pie pan in the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the crust is lightly golden.
  8. Set aside the crust until ready to use.

Filling Instructions:

  1. Melt the ghee (or coconut oil) in a large skillet over low heat. Add the onions to the skillet and gently cook for 15 minutes until very soft, stirring often.
  2. Add the balsamic vinegar to the skillet and continue to cook for another 5 to 10 minutes until the onions are sticky and caramelized. Remove the skillet from the heat and let cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 F (177 C).
  4. While the oven is preheating, whisk to combine the eggs, coconut cream, almond milk (coconut milk), nutmeg, salt, pepper and 1 Tablespoon (8 g) of nutritional yeast.
  5. Place about 3/4 of the cooled caramelized onions in the bottom of the cooked quiche crust. Pour the egg mixture over the onions and jiggle the pan slightly to help the eggs settle to the bottom of the crust. Place the remaining 1 Tablespoon (8 g) of nutritional yeast and caramelized onions on top of the egg mixture.
  6. Place the pie pan in the oven and bake for 25 to 35 minutes until golden and mostly set and the center jiggles slightly. (Cooking time will vary depending on how wide and deep your pan is.)
  7. Remove the quiche from the oven and cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting. Serve the quiche slightly warm or cooled completely.


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

Net Carbs per serving: 14 g


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 397
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Fat: 34 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 7 g

36 Paleo Casserole Recipes Perfect for Parties

Louise | June 29

Do you have childhood memories of terrible tuna noodle casseroles? I certainly do. I remember my mother dishing me out a horrible combination of gloopy noodles, thick cheese sauce, and fish. I hated the stuff and, and a result, swore off casseroles for years.

But, as I recently discovered, I have been missing out! Casseroles can be a fantastic, family-friendly, and party-perfect dish! And, best of all, they’re so easy to make Paleo friendly!

Forget the gloopy noodles of yesterday’s tuna casseroles. This list of over 35 guaranteed Paleo-friendly recipes has a casserole idea for every occasion, from a breakfast French Toast casserole (sign me up!) to twists on that British classic, the Shepherd’s Pie.

And, continuing on the international theme, why not a delicious Greek-inspired Paleo beef and spinach pie? Those dreaded days of boring, bland casseroles are long gone with these innovative Paleo-friendly recipes.

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34 Easy Paleo Kale Recipes That Will Make Your Diet Even Healthier

Louise | June 29

If you’d like to make the most of your Paleo diet and get as many health benefits as possible, it’s time to include some delicious Paleo kale recipes!

Kale is packed with a massive amount of nutrients that are great for your body in so many different ways. Not to mention it is a delicious veggie that is a perfect addition to any meal of the day.

Did you know kale contains a high amount of a nutrient called lutein? Consuming lutein-rich foods can have a positive effect on your eye health.

If you’re on a dairy-free Paleo diet, you’ll be happy to hear the calcium and vitamin K in kale are great for your bone health and can help prevent osteoporosis.

There are various types of kale that you can use in these Paleo-friendly recipes:
Curly leaf kale – Probably the most common kale; great for crunchy Paleo kale chips!
Tuscan kale – This one is a bit thinner than the curly leaf kale, so it cooks faster (good to know if you’re short on time!)
Red kale – Also known as Russian kale; makes a gorgeous presentation with its red-hued leaves and stem.
Baby kale – A young kale that has a more subtle flavor, perfect for Paleo kale salads.

One of the reasons I like to cook Paleo kale recipes is that they’re easy on your wallet. Kale is available almost throughout the whole year, wherever you live, and it won’t wreck your budget. You’ll find some of my favorite Paleo recipes on this list! Kale is super easy to cook, whether you’re looking for a Paleo breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Some of my favorite Paleo kale breakfast recipes are the muffins and frittatas. How about lunch then; would you rather have sashimi or steak? We’ve got you covered!
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34 Crunchy Recipes for Paleo Chips

Louise | June 29

Do you miss the flavor of those crunchy, crispy potato chips you used to buy before you started eating Paleo?

I used to get terrible cravings for chips, and the urge to go and eat a whole bag of them was getting out of hand. That’s when I started looking into Paleo alternatives.

There are plenty of Paleo approved chips that you can make at home – and it’s a lot easier than you think!

Our list of 34 delicious Paleo chip recipes includes everything from kale chips to plantain chips, and once you realize how simple these are to make, you’ll want to try one every day of the week.

Any of these chips will make a great Paleo snack; enjoy them with Paleo-friendly dips, add to a bowl of your favorite soup, serve as a healthy movie night snack, or grab a bag of these with you when you leave for work.

Trying one (or ten) of these chip recipes is a great way to make sure your snack is 100% Paleo and healthy. You won’t have to worry about what’s in them – and you can spice them up any way you’d like, to create new, mouthwatering flavors.

If the recipe requires slicing the ingredients, I recommend trying to make the slices as thin as possible. The thinner they are, the crispier the end result – and I’m pretty sure we all prefer super crunchy chips!

I like to make small portions of these, at a time, instead of larger batches. First of all, because they are too hard to resist – and second, because in my opinion they taste even better when they are freshly made. With recipes as easy as these, you won’t mind whipping up a new batch every day.
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36 Succulent Paleo Steak Recipes

Louise | June 29

A simple, classic, grilled steak may be the ultimate Paleo-friendly food. But who wants to eat the same thing night after night? Even the best-cooked steak in the world can get old after a few days.

But who says there’s just one recipe for steak? From quick and easy marinades to day-long slow cooker sensations, there are hundreds of ways to enjoy steak on a Paleo diet!

That’s why I’ve put together this list of over 30 Paleo-friendly steak recipes. From grill-ready five spice steak marinades to lunchtime steak salads to slow cooker briskets, you’re sure to find inspiration for your next steak meal on this list!

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Paleo Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Louise | June 25

Do you love cabbage rolls but don’t have the time to roll each one before cooking? Well, I have the perfect solution for you.

This recipe for unstuffed cabbage rolls gives you all of the taste without all of the hassle of traditional cabbage rolls. Plus, you can make the entire recipe in one-pot, which makes cleanup a breeze. How great is that?

Recipe Modifications and Substitutions

Of course, the recipe tastes delicious exactly as it’s written. However, here are a few modifications and substitutions you can make depending on the ingredients that are available to you.

  • You can use any ground meat that you prefer instead of ground beef. Ground bison and ground pork have a similar taste to ground beef. However, ground chicken or ground turkey would be just as delicious.
  • To save time, you can use pre-shredded coleslaw mix instead of shredding or slicing a cabbage by hand. The slicing blade attachment on a food processor is also a great time saver when shredding cabbage.
  • You can add one or two shredded carrots for a bit of extra vegetables, and no one will even know they are in there.
  • You can use plain paprika instead of smoked paprika, but smoked paprika adds just a bit of an extra depth of flavor.
  • You can use about 4 cups of chopped fresh tomatoes instead of canned tomatoes.
  • If you prefer the sauce to be a bit thicker, add 7 oz (or 200 g) of tomato sauce. You can always add more tomato sauce (or water) if it is too thick.
  • Apple cider vinegar can be used instead of red wine vinegar.
  • And if you miss the rice like in traditional cabbage rolls, you can always add cauliflower “rice” to the dish. You can either serve the dish over cauliflower “rice” or add it to the pot when you add the cabbage.

Other Ground Beef Recipes

  • Of course, you can’t have a ground beef recipe list without burgers and this recipe for Paleo Burgers on Sesame Buns is the perfect recipe to enjoy. And if you want a cheeseburger but without the dairy, be sure to top the burgers with a slice of my Keto Cauliflower Cheese.
  • Paleo Bolognese Zoodles Recipe is a great freezer-friendly option that you can batch cook and freeze. Just skip the zucchini “noodles” (aka zoodles) and freeze just the sauce.
  • If you love spaghetti and meatballs, then you should definitely try my Paleo Italian Spaghetti Meatball Bake, which can be made with zucchini “noodles” or spaghetti squash.
  • Paleo Meat Lover’s Quiche Recipe is one of my favorite recipes to enjoy as leftovers. I like to cook it the day before and refrigerate it to enjoy the next day for an easy lunch or quick dinner.
  • But if you have the time to make cabbage rolls, then you should definitely try my Cumin Spiced Beef Wraps Recipe that is a slight twist on traditional cabbage rolls.

And if you are hungry for more cabbage recipes, be sure to check out these 35 Paleo cabbage recipes your grandma would be proud of for more ideas.

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Paleo Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: American


  • Olive oil, for cooking
  • 1 lb (450 g) ground beef
  • 1 medium onion (4 oz or 110 g), thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) smoked paprika
  • 1 head cabbage (1.5 lb or 700 g), thinly sliced or shredded
  • 2 (14 oz or 400 g) cans diced (or chopped) tomatoes
  • 1 (14 oz or 400 g) can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons (2 g) chopped fresh parsley (for garnish, optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large skillet or nonstick pan over medium heat. Add the ground beef and saute until just browned, using a wooden spoon, break into small pieces.
  2. Add the sliced onion and garlic to the pan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until the onion is softened.
  3. Add the tomato paste, cinnamon, and paprika to the pan and cook for 3 minutes until the mixture starts to caramelize.
  4. Add the sliced cabbage, tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, and red wine vinegar to the pan and increase the heat to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 30 minutes until the sauce has thickened and the cabbage is tender. (If desired, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil to further reduce the sauce until desired thickness is reached.) Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Garnish the dish with optional chopped fresh parsley and serve.


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

Net Carbs per serving: 23 g


  • Serving Size: ¼ recipe
  • Calories: 457
  • Sugar: 18 g
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Fiber: 11 g
  • Protein: 25 g