Okay, you have finally decided to follow a paleo diet plan
to stay fit and reduce your waist circumference. Sounds great! Paleo diet is
one of the effective weight loss diet plans that help you maintain a healthy
weight while providing appropriate levels of essential nutrients.
Paleo diet is free of sugar, grain, dairy, legumes, beans, processed
foods, preservatives, additives and artificial ingredients. The diet is mainly
focused on whole grains, vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, fruits, nuts and seeds. They
all are nutrient-packed foods that help you feel satisfied and full. Eliminating
carbohydrates, processed, and sugary foods from your diet is a healthy approach
to promote weight loss. People who follow the paleo diet plan experience:
Sustained weight loss
Improved lipid profiles
Lowered risk of type 2 diabetes, heart diseases,
Improved immune system
For many people, sticking to a paleo diet is a challenge as
you have to eliminate gut-irritating grains, legumes and dairy products,
refined pasta, and bread. But you have a variety of options such as chicken, seafood,
lean meat, vegetables, healthy fats, and nutrient-dense animal protein that you
can include in your diet.
Here I have listed paleo recipes that make it easier for you
to follow a paleo diet plan and achieve your weight loss goals.
Recipes to Satisfy Your Taste Buds
Turkey Sweet Potato Casserole with Eggplant and Tomato
You can still get a healthy dose of carbs by eating this protein-rich paleo dish that is highly satisfying due to its protein content and healthy carbs. This protein-packed paleo recipe is super easy to make and layered with eggplant, tomato, herbs and nutty sauce. You need ground turkey, sweet potato, eggplant, chopped onion, minced garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, oregano, cardamom, tarragon, olive oil, almond flour, coconut flour, and almond milk.
Perfect Broiled Salmon
It is highly addicting and easy to make paleo recipe that would
be a delicious addition to your paleo diet plan. To make this dish, you need
salmon fillets, grainy mustard, garlic cloves, minced shallots, thyme leaves, chopped
rosemary, lemon juice, ground black pepper, and lemon slices. Simply mix all
the ingredients together and spread the mixture over salmon fillets and broil
for a few minutes. Enjoy.
Japanese Sticky Chicken
Chicken is one of the delicious paleo recipes that provides you with a healthy
dose of protein. It tastes sweet and salty, taste great when combined with brown
rice or your favorite salad. To make Japanese Sticky Chicken, you need these
ingredients: minced ginger, mirin, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, togarashi
spice blend, chicken breasts, and chopped scallions. Mix all the ingredients to
make a sauce, coat the chicken with the sauce and marinate it overnight. Bake
chicken until golden brown.
Creamy Basil and Tomato Chicken
It is a perfect
paleo recipe for paleo diet followers that is dairy-free and has a velvety,
smooth texture due to creamy pesto sauce and cherry tomatoes. To make this
yumilicious paleo recipe, you need boneless chicken, onion, coconut oil, arrowroot
powder, coconut milk, coconut milk, cherry tomatoes, and dairy-free pesto.
Slow-Cooker Paleo Meatballs
A perfect snack option for those following a paleo diet. These meatballs are highly nutritious and cooked in a scrumptious tomato sauce. To make paleo-friendly meatballs, you can use ground chicken, ground turkey, ground beef, or a combination of three. Add parsley, garlic, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper, Italian seasoning, paprika, cayenne to enhance the flavor.
Sautéed Collard Greens
Collard greens are amazing leafy
vegetables that are incredibly nutritious and offer innumerable health
benefits. To enhance the taste of collard greens, simply add minced garlic
cloves, diced bacon, and kosher salt. Sautee the leafy greens for 10 minutes.
Roast Chicken with Caramelized Lemons, Cherry Tomatoes and Olives
It is one of the best paleo
recipes that taste awesome and incredibly nutritious. To make this chicken
recipe, you need chicken breasts, kosher salt, black olives, cherry tomatoes,
thyme and lemon. Simply fry the chicken until the skin is golden and crisp. Now
add lemon, olives, tomatoes, and thyme to chicken and roast the chicken until
Stir-Fried Chicken in Lettuce
It is not only a healthy snack
option for those who follow a paleo diet, but this recipe is a perfect option
for people with celiac disease. It is a gluten-free, healthy snack that is highly
satisfying and loaded with essential nutrition and full of taste. On top of
that, making these lettuce wraps is extremely easy. For the filling, you can
use stir-fried chicken or any leftover present in your fridge. These lettuce
wraps are a creative way to harness the nutritional benefits of leafy greens. These
lettuce wraps are crunchy and taste great when honey, soy sauce, cilantro, bell
pepper, and your favorite herbs combine with ground chicken or turkey.
Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Topping
Replace potatoes with cauliflower
to make Shepherd’s pie. You will definitely love the taste of the creamy,
fluffy, cauliflower and cheddar cheese topping that will provide you with the
essential nutrients. It is a perfect paleo recipe that you can enjoy at dinner
or lunch. To make paleo-friendly Shepherd’s pie, you need cauliflower, coconut
oil, diced onion, diced celery, diced carrots, minced garlic cloves, ground
beef, beef broth, tomato paste, chopped parsley, and shredded cheese.
Tuna Salad Pickle Boats
A very creative and flavorful way
to eat tuna salad and reap its maximum nutritional benefits. To make tuna
salad, you need mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, chopped celery, lemon juice, kosher
salt, dill pickles, chopped dill, and paprika.
Zucchini Beef Skillet
A very healthy and nutritious
paleo meal that is full of protein, vitamins and minerals and tastes great. When
ground beef combines zucchini and eggs, it will become a scrumptious meal that
you can enjoy while following a paleo diet plan. To make zucchini beef skillet,
you need ground beef, salt, pepper, thinly sliced onion, chopped zucchini, ketchup,
eggs, and parsley and cilantro for garnishing.
Sweet Potato Bacon Cakes
It is an incredibly nutritious
paleo breakfast to supercharge your morning. Preparing these sweet potato bacon
cakes is super easy. First, boil sweet potatoes to become tender and bring out
their actual taste. Smash the potatoes, add cooked bacon, onions, eggs, salt
and pepper. Make patties with the sweet potato mixture and fry potato cakes
until golden brown. Enjoy potato cakes as a snack, or have them for breakfast,
lunch or dinner.
Brussels Sprouts Hash
Adding leafy greens to your diet
is a healthy approach to give your body a healthy dose of minerals, vitamins,
fiber and other important nutrients required to stay fit and active. Brussels
sprouts are incredibly nutritious vegetables that taste simply awesome when
roasted and paired with bacon, chopped onions, kosher salt, minced garlic
cloves, eggs, ground pepper, red pepper flakes.
Creamy Lemon Basil Spaghetti Squash
Don’t worry if you are not
allowed to eat pasta when you are on a paleo diet. You can enjoy creamy
spaghetti squash and kale with lemon basil sauce and gluten-free noodles. It is
also a great recipe for those following a gluten-free diet. To make this super
creamy lemon basil sauce, you need avocado, garlic cloves, basil leaves, lemon
juice, olive oil, cayenne pepper, black pepper and sea salt. Place all the ingredients
in a blender and make a smooth puree. For spaghetti squash, you need olive oil,
spaghetti squash, chopped kale, cherry tomatoes, black pepper, and sea salt.
Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice
Paleo eaters can enjoy colorful
and nutrient-dense pineapple fried rice that includes red pepper, carrots,
green onions, cauliflower, carrots, avocado oil, garlic cloves, cashew pieces and
coconut aminos. This paleo recipe is packed with a good amount of protein,
fiber and minerals.
These delicious paleo recipes
will surely satisfy your cravings for highly processed and fatty foods. Add
these healthier recipes to your paleo diet plan and achieve your weight loss