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Mango Coconut Curried Chicken Salad Recipe [Paleo]

Louise Hendon | August 26

I’ve always loved curried chicken salads. There’s something about the flavor of curry powder that just goes so well with chicken. But it also needs a touch of sweetness, which the mangoes and blueberries in this recipe provides.

And for the crunch, I added in some pumpkin seeds and shredded coconut. The slight crunch that the pumpkin seeds add is really necessary!

The creaminess to this chicken salad recipe is simply from coconut cream. It goes so well with the curry flavor!

How do you eat this curried chicken salad? Personally, I found it went really well with some butternut squash that I roasted in the oven (butternut squash and curry powder go well together!). But you can also just eat this with a green salad or by itself.

For another version of a more traditional curried chicken salad recipe, check out this recipe made with Paleo mayo, cashews, raisons, and celery.
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Roasted Figs and Cherries Dessert Recipe [Paleo, AIP]

Louise Hendon | August 24

Summer fruits are always so delicious, but if you roast them in the oven, then they become even more delicious.  This easy Paleo and AIP dessert recipe features 3 different fruits (2 of which are glazed and roasted in the oven for a short time and 1 of which is served raw after the other fruits are roasted).

I also love the colors in this recipe – the deep red from the cherries, the faint red from the figs, and the golden yellow from the peaches. This dish is a really simple way to enjoy these fruits without too much work. Perfect if you’re on a Paleo or AIP (autoimmune protocol) diet.
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Vanilla Fat Bombs Dipped In Chocolate Recipe [Paleo, Keto, Sugar-Free, Low-Carb, Dairy-Free]

Louise Hendon | August 24

Good healthy desserts are hard to come by! But this one is delicious and good for you – it’s full of great fats from coconut, dipped in chocolate, and sweetened only with stevia. If you prefer to use a different sweetener, then please feel free – raw honey is a great option if you’re not keto/low-carb.

These fat bombs are super easy to make, and you can keep them in the fridge until you want to eat one. They’re great also as a quick snack when you’re hungry or craving sugar.

For more Ketogenic dessert recipes, check out our giant list of them here. You can also download that list by clicking the green button below.

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15-Minute Tamari Marinated Steak Salad Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Louise Hendon | August 22

A good steak salad can be delicious! This super quick and easy steak salad recipe was inspired by a dish I found at a local cafe. I loved the crunchy vegetables in the salad as well as the flavorful steak meat that had been marinated in soy sauce.

As many of you know, I love fast and easy recipes, and grilling or pan-frying steak is super fast so this steak salad recipe takes hardly any time to put together. I went for some nice and crunchy vegetables like peppers and radishes, but you can use whatever veggies you have at home.
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47 AIP Crockpot Recipes [Autoimmune-Friendly, Nut-Free, Nightshade-Free, Egg-Free, Paleo]

Louise Hendon | August 19

When you’re sticking to an AIP diet (Paleo autoimmune protocol), you want to spend your time and energy healing your body rather than cooking all day long. That’s why the crockpot (slow cooker) is an essential device! In fact, if you’re cooking for the entire family, then we suggest you get two slow cookers so you cook multiple dishes at the same time!

If you already have a crockpot, then these AIP crockpot recipes will help you save time in the kitchen. Many of the recipes are just throw into the pot and leave until dinner time recipes, but we’ve also got AIP crockpot desserts and veggie side dishes too. So check out the table of contents below and jump straight to whatever dish you want to get started with today.

And, as always, you can also download this entire list of AIP crockpot recipes by clicking on the green button below:

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Lemon Black Pepper Tuna Salad Recipe [Keto, Paleo, AIP]

Louise Hendon | August 15

We love getting more seafood into our diet, and adding in tuna is a super easy way since it’s so readily available in cans. This tuna salad recipe is Paleo and Ketogenic (as well as low carb). It’s also AIP-friendly (follow the instructions in the recipe for AIP substitutions).  (AIP stands for Paleo autoimmune protocol.)

This recipe is super easy to make – it takes under 10 minutes from start to eat. So, it’s great for lunch or dinner or as a quick snack.
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5-Min Prosciutto Avocado Fat Bomb Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Louise Hendon | August 12

I’m always looking for fast, easy, and delicious snack recipes, and this one just popped into my head one day as I opened my fridge and stared at a pack of prosciutto and several avocados.

They make a really quick and easy snack (these prosciutto avocado fat bombs take only 5 minutes to make, look pretty to serve, and are suitable for a Paleo or Keto diet).

Fat bombs are delicious snacks (sometimes savory, sometimes sweet) that are low in sugar and high in fat. So they’re filling and full of healthy fats to keep you nourished and full for longer.

For more Ketogenic fat bombs recipes as well as what fat bombs are and how to make your own, check out this post.
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Lychee Ice Cubes – Paleo Drink Ideas

Louise Hendon | August 10

I love flavoring my drinks for a bit of fruit, and lychees add such great flavor to a drink. Plus they look cool and can act as ice cubes if you freeze them. It can make a simple glass of water suddenly taste a lot better!

What are lychees?

Lychees (also spelled litchi or lizhi) are small round fruits with a prickly pinkish outer shell. Once you peel that thin outer shell, you’ll find sweet soft white flesh surrounding a small hard core. They’re very tasty and often found used in Chinese desserts. You can find fresh lychees sold in many Asian supermarkets, and most big supermarkets in the US will sell canned lychees as they’ve become so popular.

For more Paleo drink ideas, check out our list of 68 great Paleo drinks recipes here as well as our 24 zingin’ Paleo cocktail recipes here.
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5-Minute Sardines Salad Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Louise Hendon | August 8

We’ve been going a bit crazy for canned sardines lately. We’re in Lisbon, a city that has been called “city of sardines”, and there are tons of amazing sardines.

sardines in lisbon - a paleo food

Our favorite is this brand called Pinhais – in fact you can see several cans of them on our table there!  They’re the most expensive sardines I’ve seen here (over $5 per can for their special limited edition one), but they are definitely worth it!  Their sardines are more tender than the others I’ve tried here (and I’ve tried quite a few already).  Unfortunately, it’s tough to get any of these brands in the US, so I guess it’s a good reason to visit Portugal. However, in the US, you can get quite a few good ones on Amazon – like this Wild Planet Wild Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the health benefits of sardines, then check out these 2 articles (here and here).

And if you’re worried about mercury levels in fish (then rest assured that sardines are low in mercury and high in omega-3s).

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137 Paleo No Cook Dinner Recipes

Louise Hendon | August 5

During the hot summer months, it can be a hassle to have to do any cooking. So here are some super easy Paleo no-cook dinner recipes for you to enjoy without heating up the house.

We’ve split up this giant list of Paleo recipes into 8 different categories to make it easier for you to navigate through them and pick the best recipe for your evening. Take a look at the categories below to see what suits your fancy.

You may want to pair some of them together for a whole dinner – like a salad with a cold soup to start. Or a guacamole and salsa topped on some zucchini noodles. A few of the recipes ask for blanching or using leftover meats, and we’ve noted those requirements in the descriptions.

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Strawberry Matcha Chia Pudding Recipe [Paleo, Keto, Vegan]

Louise Hendon | August 3

With just 4 simple ingredients, this delicious chia pudding will have you asking for more. And luckily, it’s pretty healthy for a dessert. You can add in raw honey or stevia if you want to sweeten it or eating it without any added sweeteners.

It’s great for anyone on a Paleo, Ketogenic or other low carb or gluten-free diet. This chia pudding recipe is vegan as well, which makes it a great one to serve at a dinner party. It’s pretty, it’s unique, and it fits pretty much every diet. And you really can’t go wrong making this.

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65 Healing AIP Smoothie Recipes [Autoimmune-Friendly, Paleo]

Louise Hendon | August 1

Breakfast is one of the toughest meals on any diet because you want something quick and easy but also delicious and filling to start your day. Luckily smoothies fit that bill perfectly. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 65 AIP smoothie recipes to help you heal your body but also enjoy your food.

If you’re not familiar with the AIP diet, then AIP stands for Paleo Autoimmune Protocol and you can read more about that diet here. So, there are no dairy ingredients, eggs, nuts or seeds, or any nightshades in these recipes.

Quick Note about Vanilla on AIP

One of the gray area ingredients for the AIP diet is vanilla. While vanilla beans are ok for most people, store-bought vanilla extract typically contains alcohol as well as other ingredients. The general advice is that if you’re cooking (i.e. heating) the vanilla extract, then you’ll be burning off most of the alcohol so it shouldn’t be a problem. However, if you’re using vanilla extract in a recipe that isn’t heated, then you should use alcohol-free vanilla extract instead. Since that’s hard to find, we suggest either omitting the vanilla, using a tiny bit of the seeds scrapped from the inside of a vanilla pod or else try this pure vanilla powder.

If you’re concerned about reacting to vanilla in any way, then for these AIP smoothie recipes, you can omit vanilla when it’s called for in the recipe. It will change the flavor though.

Quick Note about Fruits on AIP

While fruits are allowed on the AIP diet, it’s best not to overeat them. Smoothies can be easy to gorge yourself on as they have lots of natural sweetness and honey or maple syrup is often added to them as well. Just be aware of how much fruit you’re consuming each day, and try to limit it.

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35 Paleo Coffee Recipes – Move Over Starbucks!

Louise Hendon | July 29

Move over Starbucks! These Paleo coffee recipes will leave you feeling like you never need another Starbucks fix again. We’ve got everything from Iced Caramel Macchiatos to Mocha Frappuccinos! And if you want some version of the Bulletproof coffee, then we have that too – just check out the hot Paleo coffee recipes section below.

To help you navigate, we’ve put together a short table of contents. Just click on the section to jump straight there.

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Avocado Cucumber Ginger Salad Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Louise Hendon | July 27

This is a super simple salad for summer. The cucumber and ginger make it really refreshing, and the avocado adds in some extra healthy fats.

This recipe can be a side dish or a quick snack. It takes 5-minutes to make, and you can use your leftover cucumber and avocado from making another dish (like this tuna salad recipe).

We find this recipe tastes better with sesame oil (and in case you’re wondering if sesame oil is Paleo, check out this article), but you can also use olive oil instead.

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