This is a great side recipe in case you’re bored with sweet potato mash or cauliflower mash and want something a bit lighter and more refreshing.
It’s really easy to make, but you should blanch your asparagus shoots before pureeing it and saute the onions for a sweeter flavor. Blanching the asparagus and adding in the lemon juice will also give you a bright green color and a fresher taste.
If you’re not familiar with spaghetti squash, it’s a melon-looking yellow squash that naturally forms golden spaghetti-like strands when cooked.
They’re Paleo, AIP-friendly, and low in carbohydrates (so Ketogenic-friendly as well). Because of the buzz about them in the US media, spaghetti squash can now be found in a lot of US grocery stores (including Whole Foods, Costco, and Walmart – they vary by location).
Per 100 grams of spaghetti squash, there is approximately 5.5 grams of net carbohydrates (7 g carbohydrates, 1.5 g fiber, 2.8 g sugar).
Spaghetti squash is super easy to cook – you can microwave them using these instructions here or bake them in the oven following the instructions below. You can also roast the leftover seeds from inside the squash to enjoy like pumpkin seeds.
For an easy appetizer recipe that’s bound to impress, give this refreshing mint avocado chilled soup recipe a try. You can even make it with a magic bullet blender.
The mint leaves help make this creamy soup really refreshing and perfect for the summer months. I also added in some romaine lettuce leaves to make this dish very light and summery. The soup is served chilled and the lime juice in the dish keeps the avocado from oxidizing as well as adds a touch more flavor.
This soup is very filling and is Paleo, Ketogenic, as well as AIP-friendly. It’s perfect if you want something fast – you don’t even need to turn on the stove as you only need a blender to make this.
If you’ve ever tried chopping up a raw butternut squash, then you’ll know that it’s dangerously tough. It’s one of the reasons why I started paying extra for the ready chopped ones at the supermarket! However, it doesn’t have to be dangerous or so much work. As I’ll show you in this post, there are 2 simple ways to cook butternut squash without cutting it. Yep, it’s that easy.
Enjoy all the benefits of this delicious squash without risking your fingers. Plus, check out our list of reasons for eating butternut squash at the end of this post.
I love the colors in this salad – in fact, that’s what I was thinking about when I was creating this salad. I wanted all the ingredients to be green except for the raspberries – so I added in green olives, cucumbers, as well as salad greens like arugula and spinach leaves. Then I topped it with whole raspberries so that their color would pop out of the salad.
This simple salad makes for a great side salad to your meal and it’s perfect for so many diets – it’s low in carbs (ketogenic) and doesn’t contain any dairy, nuts, seeds, or nightshades, so it’s Paleo and AIP-friendly (Paleo autoimmune protocol).
If you can’t find raspberries, you can use any other berry instead (e.g., sliced strawberries or blueberries). Also, if you can’t find arugula, you can use any type of salad greens you can find. Hope you enjoy this simple salad recipe!
You’ll often find bamboo salad dishes at Chinese restaurants as a starter dish that’s served cold. And this Chinese bamboo salad recipe is very similar to those dishes. However, to make it more AIP-friendly, I’ve used olive oil instead of sesame oil and I’ve omitted the chili oil in this dish.
If you’re not on AIP and want to make this dish more traditional or if you just want to spice up this recipe, then try adding chili oil and sesame oil instead of the olive oil.
This ginger melon salad recipe is great as a starter or just as a salad to accompany your meal. It’s refreshing and delicious.
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.
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.
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.
For more Paleo salad ideas, download this whole list of Paleo salad recipes here:
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.
Sweet potatoes are a nutritious and delicious addition to any meal, but it can get boring just baking or nuking a sweet potato to act as a side to your meal. So, we’ve put together a bunch of delicious Paleo sweet potato recipes to help you get more of this delicious root vegetable into your diet. We’ve also got some AIP (Paleo Autoimmune Protocol) sweet potato recipes here – just look for the [AIP] sign after the recipe name.
For more information about sweet potatoes, check out our Guide to Types of Sweet Potatoes and Why You Should Eat Them.
And if you want to download this entire list of Paleo sweet potato recipes, then just click the green button below.
These ketogenic bread recipes will allow you to once again enjoy eating bread without all the carbs! We’ve organized them into different types of breads to help you determine which recipe is the one for you. From crackers to full-on slices of bread, we’ve got them all covered!
Just click on one of the sections below to jump straight to those recipes, or feel free to scroll and browse. You can also download the entire list so you can try different recipes in the future as well – just click one of the green buttons below.
We know many of you may have nut allergies or seed allergies, so we’ve intentionally found several nut-free and seed-free ketogenic bread recipes for you to enjoy.
All of the keto bread recipes in this section use coconut flour instead of a nut or seed flour. For most nut-allergy sufferers, coconut flour is a great alternative for baking with. Also, coconut flour is low in carbohydrates so these breads can be enjoyed without kicking you out of ketosis.
If you’re not familiar with coconut flour, then it’s flour made from ground dried coconut meat. Most of the oils is also pressed out of the coconut meat along with the water, so coconut flour is mostly fiber!
When cooking with coconut flour, note that it does not behave like other flours because it doesn’t have hardly any fat or protein in it. So, if you don’t add some sort of binder and some sort of fat to the recipe, then you’ll end up creating something that falls apart and tastes really dry. Most low-carb bread recipes using just coconut flour will also use a lot of eggs as the eggs provide protein and fats to counteract the lack of those components in coconut flour. That’s why bread made using coconut flour can sometimes taste a bit eggy unfortunately.
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.
Post by Lucha: World traveler, culinary student and Media Director at Paleo Flourish Magazine. Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.
From guacamole to salads and even desserts, avocados are a delicious addition to any Paleo diet. So, check out our list of 37 Paleo avocado recipes below.
We’ve grouped the Paleo avocado recipes into different categories for easy perusing (see the table of contents below). And yes, there’s even a Paleo avocado dessert recipes section – there’s more to these delicious fruits than guacamole.
Why are avocados so healthy? Check out this article about avocados and find out what name they are also known by.
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