It’s hard when you have to leave out a whole food group in your Paleo diet, especially when you are used to eating grains every day. Hopefully we can make it a bit easier with these few example Paleo diet recipes. These will show that it is really possible to eat delicious every time and get full and not crave any sweets while experiencing Paleo diet weight loss. It may seem a bit strange at first to replace your standard breakfast with new foods each time, but within a few weeks, when you’re more energetic throughout the day and can enjoy a good sleep you will be thankful for going Paleo with your diet. Most of the ingredients for your Paleo diet can be bought from your supermarket, however farm sales carry more fresh vegetables and fruits and harder to get ingredients.
Paleo diet breakfast recipes
Paleo diet pancakes
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1 egg
Coconuts are used in a wide variety of meals within the Paleo diet and coconut milk is a perfect replacement for regular milk, especially when following a Paleo diet for weight loss. Mix these ingredients together and cook the batter in a pan like you would with a regular pancake, serve with blueberries on top. Great idea for a proper breakfast.
As eggs are a good part of a Paleo diet you can either prepare yourself a few hard-boiled eggs for when you leave the house, or when you’ve got more time prepare a delicious vegetable filled omelet with spinach and asparagus. That would definitely leave you full until a late Paleo lunch. Remember that hard-boiled eggs can be eaten whole in the Paleo diet, contrary to regular diet advice where you can only eat the egg-white.
Paleo breakfast smoothie
This Paleo recipe is probably my favorite as I’m not a morning person and find it hard to eat a warm meal in the early hours. Drinking a Paleo smoothie in the morning is the perfect Paleo breakfast for me. I use this as a basis:
- coconut milk (whole can)
- one or two raw eggs
- 2 spoons of almond butter
Put these ingredients in your blender and then add your favorite fruits. Blueberries is a Paleo diet favorite, personally I like to add lots of strawberries and bananas. As cream on the pie I add some vanilla extract to the whole mix. It really takes five or ten minutes tops in the morning and your Paleo smoothie is ready.
Paleo lunch recipe
Peachy Chicken Salad
I used to eat sandwiches at lunchtime but there are a lot of delicious Paleo lunch alternatives. Take this salad for example, where chicken, fruit and spices are mixed together. The addition of almonds and celery five the dish a nice crunch, a perfect Paleo lunch.
- 1 large ripe peach or nectarine; washed pitted and chopped
- 1,5 cup diced cooked chicken breast
- 0,5 cup diced celery (fine)
- Handful of chopped almonds
- 3 tablespoons of Paleo mayo (pastured egg, 1/2 tsp mustard powder, tsp lemon juice, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup walnut oil, salt & pepper)
- 0,5 teaspoon unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (or 2 teaspoons dried)
- 0,25 to 0,5 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- whole leaves of fresh butter lettuce
Put the peaches, chicken, celery and almonds together.
Whisk together the dressing ingredients and pour over the chicken mixture toss gently to coat. Serve right away on the leaves of butter lettuce or chill in the fridge before serving. Delicious and great Paleo diet food.
Paleo diet dinner recipes
It’s great that most hamburgers can be part of a Paleo diet, just remember to get rid of the regular hamburger buns! Here’s a fun recipe for a Paleo hamburger that I’ve found online.
- 2lb of grass fed organic ground beef
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1 egg
- pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients in one big bowl and form them into patties Cook the patties (bake, bbq, fry) they’re nice and brown.
Add whatever topping you desire, bacon, avocado, tomato and onions etc.
Roasted Turkey Breast with Herb Butter
- 4-5 pound bone-in turkey breast
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
- 1 tablespoon fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 1 cup chicken or turkey broth
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Gently melt the butter with the herbs, salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and add the garlic. Gently pull the turkey meat skin away and drizzle a bit of butter under the skin. Brush the rest of the butter over the top of the turkey.
Roast the turkey uncovered in a roasting pan for 45 minutes. Then, add the broth to the pan and continue to roast until the temperature reaches 165-170, about another 45 minutes. If the skin gets too dark, lightly cover the turkey with foil.
Then, remove the turkey from the oven and pour any liquid into a sauté pan. Simmer the liquid on the stove for several minutes to reduce the liquid slightly. Slice the turkey off the bone, drizzle turkey juices on top. Serve warm or at room temperature.
More Paleo recipes
Of course these are but a handful of Paleo diet recipes. A lot of specific Paleo diet cookbooks have been written with which you can start your Paleo diet weight loss. The recipes above have mostly been extracted from the following book which I advise you to start out with when trying the Paleo diet:
The Paleo diet recipes Cookbook: Primal, Low Carb, Paleo, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free (Primal Blueprint Series)
This book is stuffed with countless delicious Paleo diet recipes. Or if you rather have an e-book to have on your iPad, e-reader, laptop etc., here’s a great one with over a year’s worth of Paleo recipes:
Paleo diet recipe book, over 370 Paleo recipes.