I was recently talking to a friend about how she stays healthy and manages to avoid junk food most nights when she comes home from work. She said, “My husband and I usually just make hearty salads topped with fish or chicken.”
This dish is like a dessert to me! It’s sweet, warm, soft, and buttery.
But it has zero added sugar, and the ghee and cinnamon in this recipe help to ensure your blood sugar doesn’t spike too much from eating the sweet potatoes and butternut squash (of course you might still want to avoid this dish if you have blood sugar issues).
Best of all, this recipe works even if you only have sweet potatoes or only have butternut squash!
Deviled eggs are a delish, protein-filled snack as well as a perfect party hors d’oeuvre! Mayonnaise is a classic ingredient mixed in with the egg yolk filling but there are tons of ways to spice up a deviled egg or make a beautiful variety platter! We’ve compiled this list of great deviled eggs recipes that keep it interesting (and Paleo)! Check out our 24 favorite Paleo deviled eggs recipes below!!
Even though my heritage is Jewish, my family always celebrated “secular” Christmas with our family friends. We never took up the Jewish tradition of movies and dinner at a Chinese restaurant, and for good reason: we didn’t want to miss out on the food! Not to mention another opportunity to join around the table and celebrate the holiday season with our community. For me, that’s what Christmas is all about.
This delectable Paleo coconut shrimp recipe is a guest post from Lauren at Wicked Spatula. Lauren is a blogger whose big passions are food, travel and chocolate! She loves to cook with real foods and keep it organic, healthy and delicious. Her blog is intended as relaxing place to pick up good recipes, ideas, and forget about life’s worries. You can also connect with Lauren on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instragram. Please go check out her amazing recipes!
This Paleo Cauliflower Mash recipe is by Glenda Mills, a blogger who discovered the Paleo diet after discovering an auto immune disorder. On her blog, Eating Paleo for Health, she provides tips and recipes for the Paleo diet and lifestyle. You can also connect with Glenda via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Salads are great, but without a good dressing, you’ve just got a pile of raw (well, occasionally cooked) veggies. I’m often appalled by what goes into those store-bought dressings, so I’ve made a habit out of making my own. Luckily several genius Paleo-friendly food bloggers have figured out how to turn those classic dressings like ranch and caesar into ones that we can all enjoy!
The following list also includes some delicious vinaigrettes and other types of dressings. Here are our favorite Paleo salad dressing recipes!
Coleslaw is really easy to make and a great side dish!
One of the main issues of enjoying Paleo coleslaw is the mayo in coleslaw (most store-bought mayo uses canola oil). Of course you can make your own Paleo mayo (recipe here), but it’s sometimes too much of a hassle or you may be on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) and can’t eat eggs.
That’s when this easy no-mayo coleslaw recipe comes in handy.
(Above photo used with permission from Mellissa of I Breathe… I’m Hungry.) It’s the time of year to count our blessings, and I have just so many things to be thankful for. Family, good friends, and delicious food all help to keep me warm when the weather gets chilly. I’m also thankful for the great community of Paleo food bloggers and their recipes; because of them, I don’t have to miss any of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes this year.
Chicken wings: a perfect appetizer to any all-American meal! My foreigner boyfriend loves to make chicken wings as a starter when he cooks for “American night” with his friends and I never considered chicken wings to be so exemplary of American cuisine, but it just so happens…
I saw a similar broccoli bacon salad in the pre-made food section of my local Whole Foods last week, but the problem I have with buying pre-made food in Whole Foods is they typically cook everything with canola oil!
So, I created a similar salad with broccoli, bacon, red onions, and coconut cream. If you prefer more crunch, you can use raw broccoli instead (I blanched the broccoli first).
Whether it’s your go-to dip, a frequent side salad, or something that you only eat at your nearest Mexican cantina, guacamole can be considered a food of the gods – Aztec gods, to be exact! You can smash it, mash it, process it, or give it the old mortar and pestle treatment. Health benefits galore so there’s no reason to feel guilty when you can’t help but go back for more.
The following are recipes that we have collected so you can discover new twists and old classics. Here are the 30 best Paleo Guacamole recipes! (Also check out our Wholly Guacamole giveaway, running until this Saturday, October 25 at midnight!)
Spaghetti squash is a fantastic grain-free noodle that’s super easy to cook. I love sloshing some Paleo sloppy joes on top of spaghetti squash.
What is Spaghetti Squash
According to Wikipedia, “spaghetti squash (Cucurbita pepo var. fastigata) (also called vegetable spaghetti, noodle squash, vegetable marrow, spaghetti marrow, and squaghetti) is an oblong seed-bearing variety of winter squash.”
There are seeds in the middle (which you can roast to eat as a nice Paleo snack) and the “meat” of the squash is hard when raw (like all other squash), but falls apart into spaghetti-like strands.
I’m loving these baby squash from Costco – they’re just so cute! But you can make this recipe with zucchini instead.
It’s such a simple recipe!
I picked up a variety of mini and baby vegetables from Costco the other day – baby squash, mini peppers and little tomatoes. They turned out to be fantastic when roasted in the oven with olive oil and salt. They taste great right out of the oven or even cold.
If finding these mini/baby vegetables is tough, you can just use regular Italian squash and regular bell peppers chopped into chunks.
Then just before serving, I like to sprinkle some freshly chopped basil leaves on top for extra flavor.