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Paleo Purple Cabbage Soup

Louise Hendon | January 22

Soup is a cold weather staple across the country and around the world. There are a handful of reliable recipes, chicken noodle, minestrone, clam chowder but what if you are craving something new and different? That’s where this Paleo purple cabbage soup comes in! Purple cabbage is combined with carrots, celery, and onions to create a colorful base. Bone broth and tomatoes are added for a luxurious layered broth and ginger, garlic, and parsley add a fragrant note of excitement. This soup comes from humble beginnings, but the results are anything but ordinary. With its colorful appearance, this soup would be perfect for a fall or winter dinner party. Plus, substitute vegetable broth for bone broth and you have an easy and delicious vegetarian meal that’s Paleo-friendly.

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Paleo Olive Avocado Quiche

Louise Hendon | January 22

Who doesn’t love a quiche? It’s the perfect dish for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner. This Paleo olive and avocado quiche puts a new spin on an old favorite. It all begins with a vegetable base, in this case, spinach, onion, and bell peppers. To this, we add fresh tomato and creamy avocado, all suspended in a smooth and satisfying egg custard base. To top it all off, sliced black olives add excitement and salt. All together, this quiche is more than the sum of its parts. The rich avocado pairs perfectly with the vegetables and the olives cut through some of the richness. The eggs hold everything together creating a hearty yet light dish that you’ll want to make again and again. Oh, and did I mention it’s dairy-free?

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Paleo Coconut Egg-Free Cookies (Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, AIP)

Louise Hendon | January 21

What can you do when you are craving the most delicious grain-free cookies, but you don’t have a single egg in the house? We’ve got your back with these Paleo coconut egg-free cookies. Whether you are out of eggs or you are making them for someone who cannot eat eggs, you’ll love these delicate cookies. They have a pronounced coconut flavor that comes from the coconut flour and coconut cream in the dough. Plus, they can be cooked on the stove rather than in the oven for maximum instant gratification. This recipe proves that sometimes, you need to think outside of the box to come up with Paleo coconut greatness!

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Paleo Blueberry Crumble Bars

Louise Hendon | January 21

Think going Paleo means giving up baked goods for good? Think again, Paleo baked goods are out there, and they are delicious! Plus, they are full of healthy whole foods with none of the additives and artificial flavors sometimes found in store-bought sweets. These Paleo blueberry crumble bars would be right at home in the display case of any bakery or coffee shop, but you can make them in the comfort of your own kitchen! They are lightly sweetened with coconut sugar, which adds a lovely note of caramel while still letting the blueberries take center stage. This is the way baking should be. Make a batch for the bake sale table or the office and watch them disappear.

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Paleo Macadamia Crusted Chicken Recipe with Roasted Peppers

Louise Hendon | December 27

People that are not on a diet are such suckers sometimes. Sure. They are happy eating whatever they wish, but they typically end up eating the same things over and over. Like a crusted chicken, they always use some sort of flour or breading. While we on the Paleo diet are forced to think outside the box and get wonderful recipes such as this one.

Breaded chicken may look good, but why not kick it up a notch and add some real flavor and texture. For this recipe, I decided to crust chicken in one of the best nuts available. One try of this Paleo macadamia crusted chicken recipe with roasted peppers, and you will be so happy that you decided to diet.

“Breading” Your Chicken

We know you are just going to love the crust on this chicken. It is more than just some boring breading. We have included spices, macadamia nuts, and shredded coconut to make this one of the most delicious pieces of chicken you’ll ever have. The trick is getting a perfect crust.

To start with, make sure that your macadamia nuts are crushed to a small enough size that they can stick to the chicken. Also, be sure to have a nice coating of the egg before adding the dry ingredients. If there is not enough egg, the nuts will not stick. And, try to be sure that the entirety of the chicken is covered.

Roasting Bell Peppers

I don’t know why you don’t see roasted bell peppers as a side dish more often. They are incredibly simple to make, and they are full of nutrients and flavor. Plus, you can use as many different colors as you can find.

The trick to roasting bell peppers is, there is no trick. It is that simple. Tossed in a little oil, so the skin does not burn, and a little salt and pepper for flavor and they are ready to go in the oven. From there you can cook them to your desired texture – they are best once they start to brown on the outside.

Other Keto-Friendly Crusts

This recipe is amazing, and you are going to love it. Not just for the incredible flavor, but also for how easy it is to make such a great meal. Once you have mastered this recipe, try these other Keto-friendly ingredients that you can use for a crust:

  • Almonds
  • Almond flour
  • Cashews
  • Pork rinds
  • Coconut flour

Paleo Macadamia Crusted Chicken Recipe with Roasted Peppers #paleo

Paleo Macadamia Crusted Chicken Recipe with Roasted Peppers #paleo

Paleo Macadamia Crusted Chicken Recipe with Roasted Peppers

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Dinner, Entree
  • Cuisine: American


A low carb chicken sure to impress.


For the chicken:

For the roasted peppers:


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
  2. Mix together the macadamia, shredded coconut, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Place the chicken pieces into the whisked egg.  Then place the chicken pieces into the nut and seasoning mixture to coat it.
  4. Toss the sliced bell peppers in the olive oil and salt and pepper.
  5. Grease a baking tray and place the “breaded” chicken pieces on it.  Place the bell pepper slices on a separate greased baking tray.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes – make sure the chicken is cooked and the pepper slices are slightly browned.  Keep the peppers in the oven for longer if needed.


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


  • Calories: 531
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Fat: 39 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 29 g

34 Paleo Carnivore Diet Meals You’ll Want To Devour

Louise Hendon | December 22

Does a meat-only diet seem fascinating to you? If you love a good steak (and meats, in general) a carnivore diet may just be the tastiest diet you’ll ever try. However, at first, it may seem a bit difficult to cook meals that consist of only meats.

This collection includes all of my favorite meaty recipes – and you don’t need to be a chef to cook these!

They are perfect when you crave a hearty dinner or when you don’t happen to have fresh vegetables available. And even if you’re not on a carnivore diet, these will be a great addition to your Paleo meal plan. I guarantee your family is going to fall in love with these, too.

Choose Your Favorite Meat For Dinner (Or Try Something New)

If you love chicken, you may want to start with the bacon wrapped chicken bites, crispy Indian chicken drumsticks or the slow cooker jerk chicken.

Organ meats are a great choice when you’d like a budget-friendly dinner! Try the rosemary liver burgers or roasted bone marrow – they are sure to be a hit.

Don’t forget to include fish dishes in your meal plan; bacon-wrapped salmon or pan-fried tilapia will please even the most demanding taste buds. Or steam your own lobster! It’s a lot easier than you think.

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Paleo Italian Spaghetti Meatball Bake

Louise Hendon | December 5

There is nothing quite like a pasta bake to remind you of childhood. Growing up, we ate pasta bakes at least once a week and most were heavy, packed with wheat from the pasta, and smothered in so much cheese you could barely taste anything else. This Paleo Italian spaghetti meatball bake is nothing like the dense casseroles you may remember. The meatballs are homemade, the flavor comes from savory meats and satisfying spices, no heavy dairy in sight, and of course, there are the noodles. This casserole is the best of both worlds with the nostalgic flavors of childhood and none of the wheat or dairy.

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Paleo Meatless Monday – 37 Veggie Recipes To Try

Louise Hendon | December 4

I still remember when I first heard of a Paleo diet. It’s funny; I assumed it would lean heavily towards meaty dishes and that vegetarians probably wouldn’t enjoy it… Sure, many types of meats are great for Paleo, but I have to say some of my favorite recipes today are completely meat-free.

You may want to add veggie dishes to your meal plan for many reasons. If you have vegetarian family members or friends, it’s nice to be able to serve them a tasty meal you know they’ll love. Or perhaps you have a small garden in the backyard and you’d like to make the most of it.

To be honest, you don’t really need a reason to have a Paleo Meatless Monday (or any day of the week). I tend to cook more meat-free meals when veggies are in season.

How To Make The Most of Your Meat-free Day

Tip 1: Find out what vegetables are in season! First of all, they are going to be a lot cheaper. Second, when you’re buying veggies during their highest season, they tend to be more flavorful.

Tip 2: If you’re not used to cooking vegetarian recipes, plan your meals ahead and read through the whole recipe before getting started. This way you’ll know you can whip up your veggie meal just as fast as you would cook your usual, meaty dishes.

Tip 3: Prepare ahead. Many vegetables can be peeled, chopped or grated ahead. You’ll get dinner done in a breeze!

Are you having a hard time deciding which one of these recipes to try first? I can tell you some of my favorites are the Spanish omelet, the 5-minute apple raisin salad, and the eggplant curry!

Check out this video to see how easy it is to put together a veggie lasagna!

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Paleo Marshmallows Recipe

Louise Hendon | December 2

So you’ve committed to living a healthier lifestyle and eating paleo. Good for you! You may, however, be grappling with how to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Fear not! There are still ways to have your sweets on paleo, although of course, you shouldn’t overdo it. Give this paleo marshmallows recipe a try!

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