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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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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-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.

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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.

And if you’d like this list of Paleo no-cook dinner recipes emailed to you as a PDF to keep handy, then just click the green button below and we’ll email the whole list to you.

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Mustard Sardines Salad Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Louise Hendon | July 25

Continuing with our obsession with canned sardines, this recipe is another super easy and quick way to eat sardines! Treat it as an alternative to a tuna salad – you can pack these for lunch or spread them on top of some 5-minute Paleo bread for a quick sandwich or on top of some cucumber slices for a party snack.

If you’re unfamiliar with canned sardines, they’re cheap, easy to eat, and highly nutritious. Just remember to use sardines that are packed in olive oil (and not vegetable or seed oils), like these Wild Planet sardines.

For another easy and quick sardines salad recipe – check out this one.
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Carrot, Mango, Mussels Hash Recipe [Paleo, AIP]

Louise Hendon | June 13

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.
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105 Ketogenic Crockpot Recipes

Louise Hendon | May 25

We’ve been scouring the internet for the best ketogenic crockpot recipes, and this giant list is the culmination of our hard work. All the recipes are Paleo, low-carb, keto, and can be made in your favorite crockpot or slow cooker.

One of the toughest things about any diet is sticking to it, and the easier your meal prep is, the more likely you won’t fall off the wagon. That’s why meals cooked in the crockpot (AKA slow cooker) is one of our favorite recommendations for those starting a ketogenic diet. Prep time is usually super fast (many recipes require you just to dump all the ingredients into the slow cooker), and then you can leave the slow cooker to do its thing while you go to work, go to sleep, or go play with your kids. Your house will be filled with delicious aromas when you return. And your plate will be filled with nutritious tender meats and/or vegetables.

We know it’s tough browsing through a giant list of recipes, so we’ve tried to group all of these ketogenic crockpot recipes by meat type – use our handy table of contents below to jump straight to a specific category. Or click on the green button below and we’ll email you this entire list of ketogenic crockpot recipes as an interactive PDFa.

Just one word of caution before you get started. The amount of carbohydrates each person can eat on a ketogenic diet and still stay in nutritional ketosis will vary. So, while some people may be able to eat an apple and still stay in ketosis, other people won’t. So, please experiment and see what your tolerance levels are. Many of the recipes contain ingredients like onions, tomatoes, carrots that are fairly low in carbs, but if you eat too much of them, they could still kick some people out of ketosis. If you need to stay lower in carbs, then pick recipes that don’t include those ingredients or else decease the amount you add into the recipe.

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Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken Pasta Recipe [Paleo, Keto, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free]

Louise Hendon | April 22

Pasta was one of my staples during college. You just boil some pasta and dump some store-bought tomato sauce on top and dinner was ready. It was fast, easy, and quite delicious. Just not very healthy…

Then I realized I could recreate the same meal almost as quickly but with low carb, ketogenic, and Paleo ingredients!

There are tons of different ways to create Paleo pasta – from shirataki noodles, to cucumber noodles, to spiralized zucchini, to sweet potato noodles, to even using Paleo flours to roll out noodles of your own. And as for the tomato sauce, well that’s pretty easy too especially with some fresh basil leaves, which you can grow in a pot on your kitchen window sill.

And to make this recipe even more tasty and to add in some healthy fats, I added coconut milk into the tomato sauce.

So, next time you’re strapped for time to make dinner, try this creamy Paleo pasta recipe – it takes just 25 minutes from start to finish.
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Paleo Savory Sautéed Veggie Kugel Recipe

Louise Hendon | April 1

This veggie kugel recipe is from The New Yiddish Kitchen​ ​by Jennifer Robins and Simone Miller.​

I have to admit, I googled what kugel was. Despite being friends with many Jewish people and having eaten at a variety of kosher restaurants in NYC, I had never had a kugel.

So, if you’re also wondering, a kugel is a baked casserole-type dish. And the name actually refers to the round shape that kugels typically used to be. There can actually be sweet and savory kugel dishes, but this paleo kugel recipe is a savory one with sauteed veggies. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it whether you’re Jewish or not.

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Paleo Matzo Balls Recipe

Louise Hendon | March 29

These Matzo balls come in 2 versions – Sweet Potato Kneidlach and Potato Kneidlach. These recipes are from The New Yiddish Kitchen ​by Jennifer Robins and Simone Miller.​

For many Jewish and non-Jewish folks, going Paleo might have meant giving up Matzo balls (as well as tons of other foods) for good. But here’s Jennifer and Simone to the rescue. Now you can enjoy Passover without worrying about what’s for dinner.

If you enjoy this recipe, please check out their other guest post, Paleo Savory Sautéed Veggie Kugel Recipe, as well as their new book:

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Chicken, Bacon, And Apple Mini Meatloaves Recipe [AIP, Paleo, Nut-Free, Egg-Free]

Louise Hendon | February 15

If you’re looking for an easy breakfast or snack that isn’t eggs, then make these mini meatloaves in advance and heat up when you want to eat them.

They’re easy to make and are Paleo, nut-free, egg-free as well as autoimmune-friendly (AIP). For more about the autoimmune protocol – check out this article.

And if you’re looking for some other Paleo breakfast recipes, then check out our list here.

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