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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

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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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Paleo Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

Louise Hendon | May 27

When talking about the best food cities in the world, New York, London, and Paris come to mind. But what about New Orleans? Not only does New Orleans have a great restaurant scene, with something for everyone. It also has a long history of traditional cuisine. Cajun and Creole food has deep roots in New Orleans and the dishes represent the melting pot of the region. But you don’t have to take a trip to the Big Easy to enjoy Cajun flavors. This Paleo sausage and shrimp gumbo can be whipped up in the comfort of your own kitchen. It’s not a traditional gumbo by any stretch of the imagination, but this grain-free take on the Creole classic takes timeless flavors and makes them Paleo-friendly!

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Paleo Chicken Marsala Recipe

Louise Hendon | May 21

Your typical Italian restaurant is not exactly Paleo friendly, with all that bread and pasta. But that doesn’t mean that all Italian food is off limits. This Paleo chicken marsala takes the Italian flavors you know and love, and transforms them into a Paleo-friendly take on a classic dish. It all starts with juicy chicken breast and earthy mushrooms, served in a satisfying Marsala and chicken broth sauce. With a little fresh parsley to top everything off, your family will feel like they’re eating at a five star Italian restaurant. If you’re avoiding alcohol, feel free to leave out the Marsala. It’s a non-traditional take, but the sauce tastes amazing with or without it!

A Short History of Chicken Marsala

Chicken marsala is a variation on a classic Italian preparation called scaloppini. Scallopini means ‘little scallop’ and refers to a thinly sliced cut of meat, dredged in flour, and served in a light sauce. Other scaloppini dishes include chicken piccata and chicken saltimbocca.

Chicken marsala gets its name from the Marsala wine in the sauce. Marsala wine is made from white grapes and is traditionally fortified with brandy. This allowed the wine to be transported on boats over long distances.

Marsala wine is produced in Sicily, Italy, which is where chicken marsala originated, sometime in the 19th century. Though chicken marsala comes from Italy, it is believed to have been invented by English families living in Sicily at that time.

What to Serve Alongside Your Chicken

Cauli Mash – My grandmother used to make chicken marsala with mashed potatoes for dinner on Sundays. These days, cauli mash is more my speed!

Cauliflower Rice – Rice is another classic side for any chicken dish, and this cauliflower rice soaks up the sauce just as well as the original. If you’re feeling fancy, you could even try risotto! This version is Paleo and dairy-free. Just leave out the mushrooms if you’re serving it with chicken marsala!

Zoodles (or other Paleo noodles) – Serving chicken marsala with pasta is like wearing socks with sandals if you’re Italian. Luckily, here in the US we have no such hang ups, because noodles and chicken marsala are delicious. I like zoodles in Italian dishes, but there are plenty of options out there.

More Paleo-Friendly Italian Dishes

From zucchini noodles to breadcrumb-free meatballs, there’s a whole world of Paleo Italian food to explore. Read on for just a few of our favorites!

Or check out our list of almost 30 delicious Paleo Italian recipes here!

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Paleo Chicken Marsala Recipe


  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Entree
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Who doesn’t love chicken and mushrooms? Give this classic a try tonight!


Ingredients

2 chicken breasts (400 g), skinless and deboned
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of olive oil
1 cup (150 g) of mushrooms, sliced
3 Tablespoons of Marsala, optional
1/4 teaspoon (1 g) of konjac (glucomannan) powder
1 cup (240 ml) of hot chicken broth
salt and freshly ground black pepper
chopped parsley, to garnish


Instructions

  1. Flatten the chicken breasts with a mallet until they are even thickness.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan and grill the chicken until golden on both sides. Add the mushrooms to the pan halfway through.
  3. Once the chicken and mushrooms have caramelized, add the Marsala to the pan to deglaze and cook out.
  4. In the meantime, whisk the konjac (glucomannan) powder into the hot chicken broth. Add the broth to the pan and reduce the heat to moderate. Cook until the sauce has reduced and thickened, at which time the breasts would have sufficiently cooked through.
  5. Taste the sauce to check for seasoning (adding salt and pepper if needed) and garnish with chopped parsley.

Notes

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

Nutrition

  • Calories: 473
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Fat: 28 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 49 g

Paleo Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe (Dairy-Free)

Louise Hendon | May 15

One of the things I’ve missed since going Paleo is ice cream, especially during the summer months when you see people eating it everywhere!

I actually first gave up real ice cream when I found out I was lactose intolerant 6 years ago (it took me a while to believe it, despite the fact that pretty much all Asians are lactose intolerant!). It was at that point that I discovered lactose-free ice creams (where they put lactase into the ice cream to help us lactose-intolerant people digest it) – it still had dairy in it though.

Then later, I discovered coconut ice cream (I started seeing them sold in Whole Foods), although I have to admit the first few brands I tried put me off them. However, I turned back to coconut ice cream after trying it at Lick in Austin (pictured below). Their coconut ice cream was so good that I had to go back twice during my trip!

lick austin paleo coconut ice cream recipe

So, what do you do if you don’t live in Austin like me?

Make your own Paleo ice cream!
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Paleo Baked Chicken Stew

Louise Hendon | May 15

When you want stew, you want stew, that’s all there is to it. But what if you want stew without having to stand by the stove stirring a pot. You could reach for your crockpot, but only if you have a few hours to spare before dinner. Enter this Paleo baked chicken stew. It’s stew, but instead of cooking it in a pot on the stove, you cook it like a casserole in your oven. That’s right, it’s all the flavor of stew with none of the hassle. Plus, since it’s made with chicken, it only takes a little over an hour of cook time, unlike beef stew which can require a lengthy cooking process. Why not give this fun and tasty stew recipe a try? With only 10 minutes of prep time and flavor that packs a big punch, this is sure to become a new favorite!

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Paleo Beef Stew and Cauli Mash Recipe

Louise Hendon | May 15

There are so many ways to cook beef but beef stew is undeniably one of the most comforting. There’s something about the hearty beef, succulent veggies, and stick to your ribs sauce that just can’t be replicated. Cookbooks and the internet abound with beef stew recipes but we’d like to submit one more for your consideration, our Paleo beef stew with cauliflower mash. What makes this stew so good? It all starts with the the beef, which is bolstered by sauteed onions and garlic alongside earthy mushrooms. Once the rest of the veggies join the party, we top everything off with fragrant herbs and meaty broth. Cauliflower mash is the perfect side dish to pair with this stew. Together, you’ll have a meal that satisfies the appetite and puts whole foods in the spotlight.

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Paleo Chicken and Veggie Casserole Recipe

Louise Hendon | May 13

The best thing about a casserole isn’t the hands off cooking method or even the satisfying taste, it’s the one dish meal. Casseroles are the hero of weeknight dinners because with a good casserole recipe, you don’t need anything else but plates and silverware. Just check out this Paleo chicken and veggie casserole. It’s got protein! It’s got vegetables! It’s the whole package in one baking dish! It starts with juicy chicken breast, but that is only the beginning. There is spinach, carrots, cauliflower, and more, all wrapped up in a lightly spiced coconut cream sauce. And did I mention it takes under an hour to make from start to finish? With big flavor and a small prep time, this casserole is sure to become a new weeknight favorite in no time!

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Paleo Chocolate Covered Almonds

Louise Hendon | May 13

Structured forms of eating (otherwise known as diets) tend to be more sustainable the more practical they are. Leaving room for treats is one way to stay on the health food wagon.

The good news here is that you can adhere to Paleo and enjoy delicious chocolate too. Make these homemade Paleo chocolate covered almonds for a healthier treat.

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