Since starting Paleo, I have REALLY had to think about dinners without grains. It was easy to make meatballs or meatloaf "clean," by simply using oats to hold it together. No oats with Paleo, so I had to find a new recipe. Here is one I have doubled and made over and over again! SO simple, so delicious, and you can eat them plain as a snack, add to zoodles and sauce, or add them to your favorite soup, like my veggie minestrone!
During my elimination plan, or what I call, "Paleo + Portions," I was looking for amazing recipes that would serve as perfect substitutes for family favorites. It was my job to provide the sweet potatoes or yams for Thanksgiving dinner. I was NOT going to disappoint!! I set out to find a winner that would not compromise my dairy-free, grain-free lifestyle. But, do not worry, this is not just for holidays, but the PERFECT casserole year-round! You won't believe it's healthy because it tastes like DESSERT!
BONUS TIP: You can easily make this dish ahead of time in one of two ways: 1) Bake the dish completely, let cool and store, loosely covered in plastic wrap, in the fridge. Then reheat at 300 degrees until warmed through. 2) Make the sweet potato mixture and do not add toppings. Place it in your baking dish tightly covered in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. Then add topping and bake according to the instructions.
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Did you know that Paleo and Whole 30 are cousins? Okay, well, they have a lot of similarities, so when I will focus on more paleo eating, I can easily incorporate Whole 30 recipes, as they are stricter on their guidelines than paleo is. Here is one recipe I found that worked really well.
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 lime, juiced
1.5 lbs boneless pork shoulder
1 butternut squash, 1-inch diced
1 bunch of kale, stems removed, leaves chopped
1 cup diced tomatoes
Preheat oven to 300.
Mix spices in small bowl. Add lime juice and stir. Place pork in Dutch oven or deep roasting pan and coat all sides with spice mixture. Add 1 cup of water and cover tightly with lid or foil. Cook in oven, turning pork every 45 minutes.
After 2 hours and 15 minutes, add squash and 1/2 cup of water. Cook 30 more minutes. Add kale and tomatoes and cook an additional 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and leave pan covered until ready to serve.
Here is another recipe for something that will fill you up, make your taste buds dance, and have you coming back for more! This one is a winner for sure!
2lbs chicken breasts
2 Greek yogurt cream cheese bars
Homemade ranch seasoning
8 oz. turkey bacon cooked and crumbled
2 tsp Chives, dried
3 tsp Dill weed
4 tsp Garlic powder
4 tsp Onion flakes, dried
4 tsp Onion powder
4 tbsp Parsley
2 tsp Black pepper
2 tsp Salt
(2 TBSP = 1 seasoning package)
In a slow cooker combine place chicken, cream cheese, and Ranch seasoning.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours, until chicken shreds easily.
Once chicken shreds stir with a large fork or spoon, so the chicken shreds and all the ingredients combine. Add in crumbled bacon and stir to incorporate. Serve warm on bun or bed of spinach.
My family ABSOLUTELY loves this meal. I must admit, I love how EASY it is to make! Literally ONE pot will do it! You can pair it up with some brown rice, or eat it as it, if you are eliminating grains. This is also easy to double up and feed a crowd!
1lb lean ground turkey
2 cups shredded cabbage
2 cups shredded carrots
(You can use a frozen coleslaw mix for the cabbage/carrots mix instead of chopping it up yourself)
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
3 tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos
2 tsp Rice Vinegar
Salt & Pepper to taste
Cook the ground turkey until done and remove from pan, leaving the fat
Add onions and garlic to the pan and sauté until nearly cooked through
Add the cabbage and shredded carrots (or coleslaw mix) and continue to cook about 15 minutes
Mix in cooked ground turkey
Add the Braggs liquid amino’s and rice vinegar
Add salt & pepper to taste
Simmer for about 7 minutes
Serve over brown rice
Family favorite recipe straight from Momma's kitchen. Even the KIDS beg for it!!! This is one salad they will eat over and over again (and just about the ONLY salad I will eat). This makes a lot of food, and sometimes I will double the recipe and we will eat it all week long! Perfect for lunch, too.
3-4 chicken breasts, cooked and slivered. We grill ours with clean teriyaki sauce/marinade.
1 1/2 heads romaine lettuce
4 green onions, sliced thin
1 small can Chinese rice noodles
1/8 cup poppy seeds
3/4 cup slivered almonds
Mandarin oranges, if desired
1/4 c honey
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 c wine vinegar
1/2 c extra virgin olive oil
Cook and slice chicken into bite-sized pieces. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Place dressing ingredients in a mason jar. Shake well and pour over salad when ready to serve!
Use organic as much as possible.
PRO TIP: Keep the dressing separate until you are about to eat. Then, mix up the amount of salad you will eat at that time with some of the dressing. Store salad and dressing separately and mix as you need for leftovers.
Momma's Southwest Chicken Soup!
2lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 quarts organic chicken broth
2 cups salsa
1 box organic Spanish rice
Cook chicken breasts with a little coconut or olive oil in a pan or on the grill, till done. Cut into bite-sized pieces. Add to a large pot with broth, salsa, and spanish rice. Bring to a boil. Boil 3 min, then simmer 10 min.
This one is PERFECT when you have to have a filling meal in a short amount of time. Just the right amount of spice and flavor!
Off and on, I have played around with dairy-free, grain-free. Trying to rule out some foods which may or may not be causing tummy trouble on long runs. I had seen banana-egg pancakes and was intrigued. First two attempts were TOTAL FAILS. These are definitely NOT 2-ingredients, but they worked out SO much better! This is what I did:
Dash of vanilla, cinnamon, coconut oil
1 Tbsp coconut flour for consistency
I blended it all in my nutribullet and poured onto a sprayed pan.
Taste like dessert with some warm berries on top! Probably won't make this daily, but hit the spot today with our veggie scramble!
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