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Easy Pressure Cooker Shredded Chicken Taco Meat Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Louise Hendon | January 9

This super easy pressure cooker shredded chicken recipe will make your dinner preparations a breeze! All you’ve got to do is throw the ingredients into the pressure cooker pot and press cook!

If you don’t have a pressure cooker yet, then I highly recommend getting one (like this Instant Pot I have) as it’ll make creating tender meats really easy (and fast). While I still love my slow cooker, I have to admit that the pressure cooker saves me a ton of time because it’s so much faster. It means that if I forget to put things into the slow cooker earlier, I can be saved by my pressure cooker.

Give this recipe a try and you’ll see just how easy using your pressure cooker to make dinner can be!
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Easy Fajitas Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Louise Hendon | January 4

Fajitas are delicious, and if you eat them without the tortilla wraps, then they’re Paleo and Ketogenic.

Here’s a super easy fajitas recipe made with steak (you can use leftover steak you have at home or switch it for sliced chicken breast instead), onions, bell peppers, and some spices.

I love how quick this recipe is to make – you could be eating these easy fajitas recipe in just 20 minutes! And then top it with some delicious super fast guacamole for a wonderful meal complete with meats, veggies, and lots of healthy fats.
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Mini Fish Cakes Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Louise Hendon | January 2

Having gotten my parents interested in eating Paleo, my mum has been coming up with new recipes as well and this is one of her creations that has gotten a lot of praise from her friends.

If you’re only used to eating fish pan-seared, then seeing fish cooked in this way might shock you, but if you think of fish as a meat, then this recipe isn’t that different to a mini-meatloaf recipe.

Give it a try – it’s really easy to make and really delicious. Plus, these mini fish cakes are easy to store and pack for lunch or as a snack.
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Keto Chicken Sandwich Recipe with Toasted Italian Grain-Free Bread [Paleo, Keto]

Louise Hendon | December 28

While this recipe requires a few more steps, it’s still remarkably easy to make and you could be eating this keto chicken sandwich in just 30 minutes or less (if you cook fast).

By cutting the chicken breast into thin pieces, it cooks much faster. And by coating the chicken pieces with garlic powder and paprika, the chicken as well as the grain-free bread has tons of flavor. (And the chicken slices are kept moist by coating it with an egg mixture.)

The Italian grain-free bread recipe is based on the Microwave Paleo Bread recipe, but I’ve added in some flavorful herbs like Italian seasoning and garlic powder to imbue the bread with more flavor. After the bread is cooked (which takes 5 minutes), it’s sliced and then toasted in the oven to give it a crisp exterior. If you’re in a hurry, then you don’t need to toast the bread before serving the sandwich.
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Bifteck Hache (French Hamburgers) Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Louise Hendon | December 26

Burgers without the bun can often seem unsatisfying, but these bifteck hache adds tons of flavor to the burgers by adding both thyme and onion to the meat mixture itself as well as a sauce to enjoy the burgers with.

For a quick and satisfying meal, give this simple Paleo and Ketogenic-friendly recipe a try.

I highly suggest cooking this dish with ghee as it adds that buttery flavor that’s delicious. And to give the sauce more flavor, you can also add extra chopped onions to it if you wish.

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Steak Medallions with Ginger Asparagus Mushroom Saute [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Louise Hendon | December 19

This is a really easy meal, but it’s more exciting than a simple steak and sweet potato dinner. Plus, it’s a great way to eat some different vegetables like asparagus and mushrooms that you might not get a chance to cook regularly. The ginger and parsley in this dish really help to add flavor and the small amount of cherry tomatoes and diced onions add a touch of sweetness to the dish without adding too many carbohydrates for those on a ketogenic diet.

If you’re on AIP (Paleo autoimmune protocol) or sensitive to nightshades, then just omit the small amount of cherry tomatoes in this recipe.
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Chicken and Bacon Sausages Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Louise Hendon | December 5

These chicken bacon sausages are delicious as well as easy and quick to make. Plus, they fit the Paleo, Ketogenic, and AIP (Paleo autoimmue protocol) diets. Just omit the egg if you’re allergic to eggs or if you’re on AIP. If you’re ok eating eggs, then I highly recommend adding it in as it makes the sausages moister.

You can make these by baking the sausage patties, or if you have more time, you can pan-fry them in some coconut oil for an crisper outer texture and more browned flavor with a hint of coconut.

This Paleo sausage recipe is great for breakfast – you can make these sausages in advance and store them in the fridge and reheat each morning for a super quick and delicious meal to start your day. It’s nutritious and low in sugar/carbs so it’ll keep you energized until lunch.
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Mini Spinach Meatloaves Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Louise Hendon | November 28

I actually wasn’t sure if I should call these mini spinach meatloaves or spinach egg muffins as they’re partially both. There’s both beef and pork (as well as veggies) in them but also eggs to hold everything together well.

Whatever you choose to call these, they make a really nutritious and filling snack if you’re hungry. They can also make a great breakfast, packed lunch, or dinner! They’re easy to make (you do need a muffin tray though) and easy to eat. Plus, they’re low in carbs and suitable for both a Paleo and Ketogenic diet.

You can make these mini spinach meatloaves in advance and keep them in the fridge for a few days to eat so you don’t have to be cooking every day.
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Pork Chops with Green Apple Radish Salsa [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Louise Hendon | November 18

I’ve always enjoyed the combination of pork and apples – the sweetness from the apple complements the pork flavor and the slight acidity from the fruit helps to cut through the fat in the meat.

In this dish, I’ve created a simple green apple radish salsa using green apples, water radishes, and ginger to go with some easy pan-fried pork chops. I also served the pork with some mustard for additional flavor.

You can use any cut of pork if you don’t have pork chops available. Pork tenderloin or pork loin steaks also works really well with this salsa. I wanted a really easy and quick dinner so I used a thin pork chop steak that is common in Europe. If you want to learn how to pan-fry pork tenderloin, then check out this recipe here.

Perhaps what’s best about this recipe is that it’s Paleo, Ketogenic (low carb), and AIP-friendly (just omit the mustard I suggest serving the pork with). So you can enjoy this easy and quick dinner recipe no matter what your dietary restrictions are.

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Pan-Fried Tuscan Chicken Pasta Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Louise Hendon | November 9

Enjoy this delicious Paleo and Ketogenic Tuscan chicken pasta without the gluten or the grains. This recipe uses zucchini noodles as the pasta but you can also use other types of Paleo pastas.

This is a really easy and quick dinner to prepare using easy to find ingredients like Italian seasoning, eggs, tomatoes, and chicken breast. Make this Tuscan chicken pasta dish on days when you don’t have much time to cook.
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Asian Chicken Wraps with Tahini Tamari Sauce [Paleo, Keto]

Louise Hendon | November 2

This Paleo and Ketogenic Asian chicken wraps recipe is super easy and quick to make. What makes this dish so delicious is the tahini tamari sauce that you add into the wraps (don’t worry, the sauce isn’t hard to make at all!).

If you’re unfamiliar with tahini, it’s just sesame seeds toasted and then ground into a thick paste. It tastes and has a texture similar to unsalted pure peanut butter or almond butter. Tahini has been used in cuisines like Greek, Lebanese, North African, and Israeli for centuries (a 13th century Arabic cookbook references tahini as an ingredient). It’s fairly easy to find tahini in the US – you can get it in many specialty food markets, Whole Foods, or online on Amazon.com here.

Tamari may be another ingredient that you haven’t come across, but it’s a type of soy sauce that’s produced through the natural fermentation of soy beans. You’ll often find that tamari sauce is gluten-free whereas regular soy sauce adds in wheat as an ingredient. Tamari sauce is considered a bit more flavorful than regular soy sauce, which taste just salty. When you buy tamari sauce, make sure to look out for ones that don’t have wheat as an ingredient like this brand here. For more info about tamari sauce, check out our post, Is Tamari Sauce Paleo?.
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Paleo Avocado Peach Prosciutto Salad Recipe

Louise Hendon | October 29

I’ve been loving salads, and if you have fresh produce readily available then I highly suggest enjoying delicious salads for lunch or dinner. They’re so quick and easy to put together, and if you use a combination of some fruits, meats, and salad greens, then you can get a delicious and healthy Paleo salad recipe.
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Creamy Paleo Coleslaw Recipe [Paleo, AIP]

Louise Hendon | October 28

This Paleo coleslaw recipe makes an awesome side dish. We love to eat it with pork dishes in particular, but it complements just about anything. Unlike store or restaurant versions, this coleslaw recipe has no rancid vegetable or seed oils in the mayonnaise dressing. And if you’re on AIP (the paleo autoimmune protocol) or if you are allergic to eggs, then we’ve added in modifications to the recipe so that you can avoid those allergens.
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Cauliflower Tabouli (Tabbouleh) Salad Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Louise Hendon | October 21

Tabouli (also called tabbouleh) is a light side dish (mezze) popular in Middle Eastern cuisines. It’s traditionally made using bulgur (a type of whole grain) or couscous along with tomatoes, parsley, mint, olive oil, lemon juice, and onion.

In this dish, I’ve replaced the grains (bulgur or couscous) with raw cauliflower florets that have been food processed into small pieces. This produces a texture that’s similar to couscous in texture and look. But I’ve kept most of the other traditional ingredients to produce a similar flavor.

This dish is Paleo as well as low carb (ketogenic). It’s a great side dish to serve to help you eat more raw vegetables.

To make an AIP (Paleo autoimmune protocol) version of this cauliflower tabouli salad that’s nightshade-free, just switch the diced tomatoes for diced beets. If you have trouble find beets, then radishes can be used instead.

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