If you celebrate Independence Day in the United States this July 4th, then here are some Red, White, and Blue Paleo recipes to help you celebrate.
Use the table of contents to jump straight to each section (we’ve gone color-crazy in this post). There are red Paleo recipes, white Paleo recipes, and blue Paleo recipes. And we’ve got some really festive Paleo recipes that are red, white, AND blue!
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To celebrate Independence Day in the United States this year, we thought you might enjoy this easy Paleo July 4th dessert recipe. We created this blackberry jello dessert recipe so that it’s not only Paleo and dairy-free, but also Ketogenic and AIP-friendly. So it’s perfect even if some of your guests have specific dietary requirements.
It’s also simple to make, looks great, and delicious to eat.
We love good smoothies, and these Paleo avocado smoothie recipes are amazing. Avocados are not only a great source of healthy fats, but they can add a ton of creaminess to your smoothie too. No need to use milk or cream for avocado smoothies (although if you are dairy-tolerant, then we do have some Primal avocado smoothie recipes below too).
If you’re on the Paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP), then we also have some great AIP avocado smoothie recipes below – just look for the [AIP] tag at the end of the recipe names.
Why do we love smoothies so much?
Paleo smoothies are fast and easy to make, so you can drink a nutritious breakfast in just 5 minutes. They’re also a simple way to eat more green leafy vegetables and healthy fats (like those in avocados). You just dump them into the blender and then drink.
To download this entire list of Paleo avocado smoothie recipes, just click the green button below.
This Paleo success story is from Kim Smyth – she lost 20 lbs on the Paleo diet 2 years ago and is still at that lower weight. In this post, she shares with us her inspiring story, including some of the delicious foods she still eats. You can find Kim at kimsmyth61.wordpress.com.
This Paleo transition story is from Nicole Howze – over 7 days this spring, Nicole and her family of five completed a 7-day Paleo challenge. In this post, she shares with us the ups and downs of that 7-day transition, including some of the delicious foods they ate.
For some, transitioning to the Paleo lifestyle may seem like a piece of cake (Paleo friendly, that is), and may not seem like much of a challenge, but for most, especially those who are used to the “SAD” (Standard American Diet) way of eating, switching to a way of eating that seems to eliminate so many options, can be a huge undertaking that may at first appear almost impossible.
So then the question becomes, why would you and your family of five decide to embark on such an adventure if it seems like such an unattainable goal?
Well, for my family, that answer is simple. We needed a change in how we viewed our everyday way of eating and we needed to understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
My husband and I felt Paleo was the best way to eat based on the research I have done over the years, and based on the fact that when I have committed to Paleo in the past, I felt amazing inside and out. My father, who is a personal trainer, has also followed this way of eating for over 2 years now and feels great, too.
So, on May 31, 2016, the whole family (Rob, my 41-year old husband, who is not overweight, but eats unhealthy, myself who is 35 and overweight, pre-diabetic, on high blood pressure meds, RJ, who is 13 and overweight slightly, Harmony, who is 10 and a junk-food junkie, and Melody, who is 3 and open to anything) began transitioning to a Paleo lifestyle.
Here’s all of us:
We decided to do a 7-day Paleo challenge from Tuesday to Tuesday, and in this post I’m going to detail how that transition went (the ups and the downs).
These Paleo and Keto chocolate coconut cups are so easy to make you’ll be wondering why you haven’t been making these your whole life! Keep a stash of these in your fridge and you’ll never run out of healthy and delicious snacks when you’re hungry. And in case you’re wondering, yes this is a keto fat bomb dessert!
If you dislike using stevia, then add in 1 tablespoon of raw honey instead (you can also use a mixture of both stevia and raw honey to have a sweeter dessert without too many extra carbs).
Another substitution that can be made if you’re not on a ketogenic or sugar-free diet is to see semi-sweet chocolate on top of the coconut cups rather than 100% dark chocolate.
Sweet potatoes are a nutritious and delicious addition to any meal, but it can get boring just baking or nuking a sweet potato to act as a side to your meal. So, we’ve put together a bunch of delicious Paleo sweet potato recipes to help you get more of this delicious root vegetable into your diet. We’ve also got some AIP (Paleo Autoimmune Protocol) sweet potato recipes here – just look for the [AIP] sign after the recipe name.
For more information about sweet potatoes, check out our Guide to Types of Sweet Potatoes and Why You Should Eat Them.
And if you want to download this entire list of Paleo sweet potato recipes, then just click the green button below.
These ketogenic bread recipes will allow you to once again enjoy eating bread without all the carbs! We’ve organized them into different types of breads to help you determine which recipe is the one for you. From crackers to full-on slices of bread, we’ve got them all covered!
Just click on one of the sections below to jump straight to those recipes, or feel free to scroll and browse. You can also download the entire list so you can try different recipes in the future as well – just click one of the green buttons below.
We know many of you may have nut allergies or seed allergies, so we’ve intentionally found several nut-free and seed-free ketogenic bread recipes for you to enjoy.
All of the keto bread recipes in this section use coconut flour instead of a nut or seed flour. For most nut-allergy sufferers, coconut flour is a great alternative for baking with. Also, coconut flour is low in carbohydrates so these breads can be enjoyed without kicking you out of ketosis.
If you’re not familiar with coconut flour, then it’s flour made from ground dried coconut meat. Most of the oils is also pressed out of the coconut meat along with the water, so coconut flour is mostly fiber!
When cooking with coconut flour, note that it does not behave like other flours because it doesn’t have hardly any fat or protein in it. So, if you don’t add some sort of binder and some sort of fat to the recipe, then you’ll end up creating something that falls apart and tastes really dry. Most low-carb bread recipes using just coconut flour will also use a lot of eggs as the eggs provide protein and fats to counteract the lack of those components in coconut flour. That’s why bread made using coconut flour can sometimes taste a bit eggy unfortunately.
– A Girl Worth Saving
(Photo Credit: Kelly Bejelly from A Girl Worth Saving)
Ingredients: eggs, water, apple cider vinegar, coconut flour, garlic powder, coconut oil, rough ground Celtic sea salt, baking soda
– That Paleo Couple
Ingredients: bacon, jalapeños, eggs, ghee, coconut flour, sea salt, baking soda, water
– Satisfying Eats
Ingredients: coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, organic KAL Stevia or sweetener of choice, eggs, vinegar, sour cream, salted butter, water
*Note that this recipe can be made dairy-free as well – follow the instructions on the recipe.
Sometimes, what you want to make is a flat bread or a cracker instead of a regular loaf of bread. Flat breads are great to go with curries or for loading salads on. And crackers are even better. Many people love crunchy textures, and keto crackers are a great way to enjoy some food with a crunch. We highly recommend spreading some guacamole or some liver pate on your crackers so that you can enjoy a delicious and super nutritious (and high fat) snack.
– All Day I Dream About Food
Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, unflavoured whey protein powder, baking powder, garlic powder, salt, eggs, oil, water.
– Paleo Flourish Magazine
Ingredients: almond flour, egg, olive oil, salt, basil, thyme, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder.
– Paleo on a Budget
Ingredients: almond flour, eggs, water, fresh rosemary, garlic powder, salt, pepper.
If you’re looking for some great ketogenic bread recipes, then almond flour recipes will generally produce the best ones. Almond flour has more fat and more protein than coconut flour. That means the bread produced will be less dry and have a texture closer to regular wheat bread.
Almond flour is pretty easy to buy, but if you don’t have access to it, then you can make your own easily by just food processing some whole almonds. You’ll usually end up with a coarser flour (often called almond meal) than store-bought almond flour, but for most ketogenic recipes, it’ll work just fine.
Other nut flours can be used instead of almond flour as well, or if you want to play around with flavors, you can use a mixture of flours. Popular nut flour options include walnut flour, cashew flour, and pecan flours. However, note that while nuts and seeds are considered very low carb foods, they do still contain some carbohydrates (other than fiber). Check out our table here to see which nuts and seeds you shouldn’t eat too much of on a ketogenic diet.
We often get asked if it’s possible to just take a regular wheat flour bread recipe and switch out the wheat flour and put in coconut (or almond) flour instead. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple of a substitution and that’s why we recommend you follow one of these tried and tested ketogenic bread recipes instead of trying to cobble one together by yourself. If you just want to experiment, then please by all means, go ahead. But you might want to use one of these keto recipes as a starting point in your experiments.
If this is your first foray into making keto bread recipes, then we highly recommend giving this next recipe a try. It’s super easy and super quick to make. The Microwave Paleo Bread uses just 5 ingredients, and it takes just 5 minutes to make. That way, if you don’t like keto bread, you’ll find out very quickly and with very little effort!
– Paleo Flourish Magazine
Ingredients: almond flour, baking powder, salt, egg, ghee.
– Multiply Delicious
Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, golden flaxseed meal, fresh herbs of choice, sea salt, baking soda, eggs, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar.
– Health Extremist
Ingredients: coconut flour, almond flour, ground chia seeds or flaxseeds, eggs, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, baking soda.
– She Cooks He Cleans
Ingredients: almond flour, flaxseed meal, sunflower seeds, baking powder, kosher salt or sea salt, eggs, walnut oil.
– My Heart Beets
(Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets)
Ingredients: ghee, onion, celery, walnuts, almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, sea salt, sage leaves, fresh rosemary, nutmeg, eggs, chicken broth, bacon strips.
In our search for delicious keto bread recipes, we also found a bunch that didn’t quite fit into the other sections. So instead of throwing them out, we’ve listed them here so that you can give them a try at your leisure. All of these bread recipes use nuts or seeds (other than almond flour) as the base flour.
We’ve also added in a recipe for making bread crumbs – it’s not quite the same as bread, but it’s pretty close, and we thought this keto recipe might come in handy if you wanted to make some to scatter on a salad as a crouton substitute.
The next recipe in this list is very different from the others – this ketogenic bread recipe uses probiotic capsules to create a fermented bread taste. Give it a try if you get a chance as it’s definitely something different!
A quick note about flaxseed meal as it’s used in several ketogenic recipes for bread: We’ve found that flaxseeds, when ground, can go rancid very quickly. That’s why we don’t use it in our own recipes anymore. However, if you want to use flaxseed meal, then we recommend you make your own (just buy flax as a whole seed and then place it into a food processor or a coffee grinder and process well). That way you can use freshly ground flaxseed meal that isn’t rancid in recipes.
– The Urban Poser
Ingredients: raw cashews or cashew pieces, water, probiotic capsules, eggs, baking soda, sea salt, egg yolk.
– The Saffron Girl
Ingredients: eggs, olive oil, coconut milk, ground rosemary, baking soda, sea salt, flaxmeal, coconut flour.
– Holistically Engineered
Ingredients: sunflower seed butter, sweetener, eggs, vinegar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon.
– Colorful Eats
Ingredients: coconut flour, ground golden flaxseed, baking soda, sea salt, eggs, butter, coconut milk, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.
– The Prime Pursuit
Ingredients: cauliflower, extra virgin olive oil, almond milk, eggs, coconut flour, baking soda, sea salt, garlic powder.
We all know that seafood is super healthy for us, but it’s often hard to get more of it into our diets.
Unless you’re used to cooking and eating fish and shellfish, they can seem very foreign and weird. Their texture is odd and their taste is even odder.
But, please give seafood a chance. Try making them once than just once and try different Paleo seafood recipes. It’s crazy just how nutritious and delicious they are!
And if you’re on the Paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP), then it’s even more important for you to get more nutrient-dense foods like seafood into your diet.
So, this recipe is both Paleo and AIP, and it’s full of great seafood. If you have trouble finding mussels (look for them canned or frozen as well as fresh), then use shrimp, cockles, or crab meat instead. Then, to make this dish even more nutritious without any effort, we recommend adding some canned sardines on top.
We’ve got so many Paleo muffin recipes in this post that we had to split them into 10 different sections in order for the post to be more manageable.
From Paleo chocolate chip muffins to Paleo blueberry muffins, we’ve got them all! We even decided to include some Paleo egg muffin recipes in case you wanted savory muffins to eat (egg muffins can be excellent low-sugar snacks!).
We hope you find something to suit your tastes in this giant list. Take a look at the table of contents below and click on one of the categories to jump straight to that section.
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Whenever we start a new diet for weight loss, whether it’s Paleo, keto, low-carb, vegetarian, Mediterranean, or something else, it’s always really exciting when you drop a bunch of weight in the first week of starting the diet. But are you actually losing fat, or is it just water weight that you’re dropping?
In this post, I’ll explain what is water weight, what causes water retention in your body, ways to check if you’re just losing water weight, and how you can start actually losing fat rather than just water.
Check out our table of contents below if you want to jump straight to a section.
The ability to make perfect hard boiled eggs in an Instant Pot is one of the many reasons why we love this device.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Instant Pot, it’s basically an electronic pressure cooker with some additional settings (like a steaming option and also a rice cooker option).
You just plug it in, put your food into the pot and then choose one of the settings (or there’s a manual setting as well). As with all pressure cookers, you have to be careful when letting out the steam – there’s a little switch that allows steam to come out. You close that switch when it’s cooking, and when it’s done, you carefully open it (make sure you keep your hand out of the way to avoid burning it in the hot steam). Once the steam comes out (it only takes 1-2 minutes), the pressure in the pot and outside will be equal and you can open the lid and take out your food.
If you’re looking for more Instant Pot recipes, then download our list of 64 Paleo Instant Pot Recipes by clicking the green button below.
If you’re looking for a healthier version of nutella, then this chocolate almond butter spread recipe is it. With just 5 simple and healthy ingredients, you can transform nutella into a healthy spread that’s great to use anytime. Plus, with this recipe, you can control how much sugar you want in your chocolate almond butter spread.
And you won’t believe just how easy this recipe is to make! If you have hazelnut butter handy, then use that to create an even closer taste to nutella. I found coconut sugar to create the best taste (but if you only have honey available, then that works too). There are different types of coconut milk and coconut cream available, so use what you have available and add it in slowly to get the spread to the thickness that you like. For a smoother spread, make sure to use smooth almond butter and coconut cream (no water).
Good carrot cakes are hard to find no matter what diet you’re on! So, we’ve compiled a list of amazingly delicious Paleo carrot cake recipes for you.
Of course, they are all gluten-free and grain-free, and we’ve even split the cake cake recipes into Paleo, Primal (contains dairy), and AIP-friendly (AIP stands for Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, and you can find out more about it here).
To download this entire list of Paleo carrot cake recipes, just click the green button below:
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We know how tough preparing breakfast can be when you can’t just eat a bowl of cereal or have toast. That’s why we went out and found over 100 amazing ketogenic breakfast recipes so that you will never have to go hungry again.
We’ve got a ton of different recipes – and don’t worry, they’re not all just scrambled eggs! There’s also ketogenic “granola,” wraps, as well as muffins and other fun breakfast (or brunch) delights.
If you’d like to download this entire list of ketogenic breakfast recipes so you can keep it safe on your computer to reference whenever you need to, then just click the green button below: