The Paleo diet is based on caveman eating habits. It encourages whole foods and excludes processed foods such as sugar and chips that our ancestors didn’t eat.

These easy Paleo recipes will help you get started with your Paleo diet.

These are great choices for the whole family, and they are completely guilt-free. All 9 recipes are free from gluten, dairy, wheat, and refined sugar.

Fritatta

Fritatta

This frittata recipe works well when you don’t have any vegetables or a full fridge.

Servings: 2

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil/avocado oil
  • 1 cup beef, or any other meat of your choosing
  • 1 cup leftover vegetables (frozen broccoli, roasted red peppers, spinach, etc.)
  • 4 large whole eggs
  • 2 tablespoons full-fat coconut cream
  • Add a pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add your oil to the skillet.

Stir fry the beef or other protein until it is cooked.

Let the vegetables cook together with the meat until they are tender. You can either thaw frozen vegetables before using them or heat them in the microwave until they are thawed.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and add the coconut milk and salt. Finally, pour the mixture into the skillet. Cook for only 3-5 minutes.

Bake the skillet for 12-15 minutes or until it is browned and the eggs are fully cooked.

Place the frittata on a plate or serving dish and enjoy!

Nutrition: Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 38g

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies taste delicious! These cookies are perfect for satisfying sweet tooth cravings without any guilt.

Servings: 12

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melt and cool
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3 oz 80% dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • Sea salt – pinch
  • 1 cup almond flour

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix the egg, coconut oil, and coconut sugar in a separate bowl. The coconut oil must be cooled properly to ensure a consistent texture.

Add the almond flour, coconut flour, and baking soda to the bowl. Blend all ingredients together until you get a dough. Add the dark chocolate chunks.

To make even portions of dough, use a cookie scoop. You can then gently flatten the dough by using your hand. The faster the cookies will bake, the more you flatten them.

Bake for 12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.

Sprinkle the cookies with sea salt, and let them cool for about 5-10 minutes before moving to a wire rack.

Nutrition: Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.7g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 13.9g

Mexican Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Mexican Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

This chicken stuffed sweet potato recipe will become a family favorite! It is high in protein and fiber and full of flavor.

Servings: 4

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 small sweet potatoes.
  • 4 medium carrots, 2 chopped roughly and 2 shredded
  • 1/2 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Add a pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oils
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

In an Instant Pot, combine chicken breasts, taco seasoning, and tomatoes to make your shredded chicken. Only add a little water to the pot. Cover the pot and cook for 20 minutes at Manual pressure. Take the chicken breasts out of the pot. Use two forks to shred them and place them in a bowl.

In a large skillet, brown the chopped onion and garlic over medium heat in the olive oil. Drain the grease, and add the taco seasoning and chicken to your skillet.

Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes more, or until the mixture thickens and is heated through. To achieve the desired consistency, add 1/2 cup of water.

As the chicken absorbs the flavors, poke holes in the sweet potatoes. Cook the sweet potatoes in the microwave for 8-10 mins. Flip the sweet potatoes halfway through. Continue cooking for another 1-3 minutes if potatoes still aren’t tender.

Let sweet potatoes cool, then cut them in half lengthwise. Fluff the insides with a fork.

Serve the taco shredded chicken with sweet potatoes. You can also add any toppings you like avocado, sour cream, shredded cheese, or diced tomato. Enjoy!

Nutrition: Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 15g

Guacamole

Guacamole

It’s a simple snack that can be eaten by itself or as a topping. Guacamole doesn’t need any explanation.

Servings: 6

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: –

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled & pitted
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded & diced
  • Add a pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

Place avocados in a bowl. Add lime juice to the avocados and mash them with a fork until they are well mashed.

Mix in jalapeno peppers, garlic, onion, and tomato. Season with salt and pepper. Mix all ingredients together with a fork to achieve desired consistency. Do not overmix to achieve a more chunky consistency.

Nutrition: Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.2g | Protein: 1.7g | Fat: 9.9g

Asian Chicken Stir Fry

Asian Chicken Stir Fry

Do you crave take-out? This Asian chicken stir-fry is healthier and more delicious!

Servings: 4

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless and skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Salt and pepper to your liking
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions

Heat olive oil in a large skillet/wok and add one tablespoon.

Cook for another minute.

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken for 3 to 5 mins or until it is cooked through.

Reduce heat to medium, add the broccoli and carrots, and cook, occasionally stirring, until they are tender.

Mix soy sauce and honey and place them in a separate bowl. Pour sauce over chicken and vegetables. Use a spatula to mix everything together.

Serve warm or cold, with cauliflower or by itself. Enjoy!

Nutrition: Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Bars

These bars will be loved and appreciated by everyone. This is the perfect combination!

Servings: 15

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: –

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted, natural almond butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • Coconut flour 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips or chopped paleo chocolate (for topping).
  • 1/2 cup unsalted, natural almond butter (for topping).

Instructions

Place parchment paper on a large, 8-inch square baking pan and cover it.

Almond butter, maple syrup, and coconut flour are needed to make the almond butter layer. Use a spatula to stir and fold the mixture until it is well combined.

Place the almond butter mixture in the prepared baking dish. Make sure the layer is smooth and flat using the spatula. Set aside.

Make the paleo chocolate topping by adding the almond butter and chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl. In 20-second increments, heat until chocolate is softened. Mix in between heating until smooth.

Spread the almond butter mixture on top of the chocolate mixture. Make sure you smoothen the chocolate layer. To even out the chocolate, tap the pan several times.

Transfer pan to freezer. Allow cooling in the freezer for 45-60 minutes or until firm. Take out of the freezer, cut into 16 pieces and enjoy! After removing from the freezer, cut into 16 squares and store in the fridge.

Nutrition: Calories: 656kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 54g

Overnight Chia Pudding

Overnight Chia Pudding

This pudding is both refreshing and decadent. It’s high in protein, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids.

Servings: 1

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: –

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of chocolate protein powder
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup or any other sweetener of your choice

Instructions

Combine the chia seeds and maple syrup in a bowl or glass jar.

Combine ingredients with a spoon. Refrigerate for at least two hours. You can leave the chia seeds to rest overnight if you have extra time. It should be smooth and gelatinous.

Stir and serve once everything is ready. Serve yogurt, nuts, or chopped fruits on top.

Nutrition: Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g

Banana Bread Waffles

Sometimes we all crave fluffy waffles. These waffles are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They’re also easy to make.

Servings: 1

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cassava flour
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup nut milk
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • Add a pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp butter from grass-fed animals melted (for sauce).
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup (for sauce)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (for sauce)

Instructions

Combine the flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Add the cinnamon, salt, sugar, and nutmeg. Mix everything until well combined.

Place a few tablespoons of butter in a saucepan and heat the waffle iron.

Mix bananas, nut butter, maple syrup, coconut oils, eggs, vanilla, and coconut oil in a separate bowl.

Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.

Place the batter in a waffle iron. Cook for 2 minutes, or until it is cooked through. A clean fork should be used to remove the batter.

Once the waffles are cooked, take them out and continue with step 5.

Combine the maple syrup, melted butter, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Spread it on the waffles, and enjoy!

Nutrition: Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g

Classic Beef Chili

Classic Beef Chili

Even though beans aren’t part of the Paleo diet, chili can still be Paleo-friendly. This chili is easy to make, free of beans, and full of vegetables.

Servings: 8

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 x 28-ounce cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chilis ancho
  • 2 lbs. ground meat
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potato, about 1 lb., diced
  • Add a pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

In a large saucepan, heat the oil on medium heat. Cook the onion for 5 minutes. Cook for 1 minute.

Mix the ground meat with the mixture. Let it cook for 10 minutes. Add the bell peppers and sweet potatoes and carrots, celery, and celery to the mixture.

Bring the pot to boil, then reduce heat to medium. Let the chili simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

Season with sea salt, and serve immediately!

Nutrition: Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.4g | Protein: 23.8g | Fat: 11.9g

Leave a comment