I was looking for an easy sauce to mix with my paleo pasta (I used shredded zucchini), and this easy but flavorful olive tapenade recipe came to mind.
It’s super quick to make and involves no-cooking from start to finish. And for the protein, I used some nutritious canned sardines packed in olive oil, but you can also top your pasta with some pan-fried chicken or pan-fried fish.
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.
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.
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.
And if you’re worried about mercury levels in fish (then rest assured that sardines are low in mercury and high in omega-3s).
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.
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.
There’s a Chinese CSA type program in the Bay Area, and we’ve been able to pick up super fresh whole fish to steam!
Make sure to throw away the sauce the fish is steamed in and serve with fresh sauce and newly sautéed ginger and scallions.
This is the AIP (autoimmunne-friendly) version of the regular breaded fish recipe (posted here). This recipe is nut-free, dairy-free, and egg-free, but it still tastes great. I used cod here, but you can use other types of fish instead.
Enjoy with the garlic ghee sauce – it’s tasty, really easy to make, and highly nutritious! This is a great way to get more fish into your diet.
This recipe is a modified version of one that Jana, one of our readers, sent in. As soon as I saw her recipe, I knew it was going to be a winner, and I asked her if I could try making it with some modifications and then share the recipe with everyone.
She very generously agreed, so here it is! Thanks Jana!
(Even if you don’t eat much fish, give this recipe a try. It’s really really good especially with the garlic ghee!) And an AIP version of this recipe will be posted here soon.
Petrale sole is a delicious fish that’s pretty cheap (we bought 3 for around $15 at Costco).
There’s not much debate between the various diets that fish is super nutritious and healthy, and I happen to love all seafood, so we often cook fish in our house.
Petrale sole is a fish I’ve eaten at restaurants before, but I’ve never tried to cook it until now.
It was remarkably easy and tasty, and here’s how to cook it.
This Gumbo recipe was created by Bernadette Kathryn, an Integrative Health and Lifestyle Coach from New York. Her passions are good health and good food and her website Living Fit Lifestyle has great recipes and resources for health, diet and wellness! You can also connect with Bernadette via Facebook and Twitter.
Plus if you’re deficient in vitamin B12, which many of us could do with more of, there’s 220% of your daily value of B12 in just one crab (around 140 calories).
And here’s an easy and delicious way to cook Dungeness crab:
This Paleo paella recipe was created by Bernadette Kathryn, an Integrative Health and Lifestyle Coach from New York. Her passions are good health and good food and her website Living Fit Lifestyle has great recipes and resources for health, diet and wellness! You can also connect with Bernadette via Facebook and Twitter.
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!